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  • Schenck Process Names New CFO

    Eric Jaschke has taken over the position of chief financial officer (CFO) in the Schenck Process Group. Jaschke will preside over the Schenck Process Group’s global financial organization, working closely with Andreas Evertz, president and chief executive officer (CEO). Jaschke has...

  • Natural Fiber Composites Market to Hit $10.8 Bil. By 2024

    The global market for natural fiber composites – eco-friendly materials used in lieu of carbon or glass fibers in applications like automobiles and construction – is expected to grow to $10.86 billion in 2024 from $3.5 billion in 2015, a research report released in June predicts. While...

  • Carrier Vibrating Equipment Creates New Holding Company

    Louisville, KY-based Carrier Vibrating Equipment Inc. announced Tuesday that it and New York-based designer of processing equipment S. Howes LLC have created a holding company together called CPEG, or Carrier Process Equipment Group Inc. “We are excited to bring together some of the industry...

  • OSHA, NFPA to Progress on Combustible Dust Standards

    2016 could be a major year for combustible dust standards. In June, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) starts its first revision cycle of NFPA 652, the organization’s newly introduced combustible dust standard for general industry. Later this fall, the US Department of Labor...

  • Monsanto Licenses Use of German Gene Editing Technology

    Monsanto announced Tuesday that it has licensed the rights to use a German company’s technology to increase the efficiency of the St. Louis-based agricultural giant’s genome-editing projects. Proprietary technology of Munich-based Nomad Bioscience GmbH will be used to aid development...

  • Dow Chemical Cutting 2500 Jobs

    The Dow Chemical Co. announced a series of actions to achieve synergy capture and accelerate shareholder value creation from the restructuring of its ownership of the Dow Corning Corp. Dow Corning’s silicones technology and product platform brings a highly complementary and growth-...

  • Purity Determination by Thermal Analysis Webinar

    Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), widely used to study materials behavior and properties as a function of temperature or time, is often used to determine materials purity. What purity means, why it is of interest, and other questions will be answered in a free purity determination webinar...

  • General Mills, South Dakota State Unveil Research Lab

    General Mills and South Dakota State University (SDSU) announced the opening of a state-of-the-art oat variety development lab on the Brookings campus. The Oats Research Laboratory will focus on advancing the sustainability and quality of oats in the U.S. “We’re honored to be here...

  • OSHA Fines Food Additive Manufacturer $180K

    A Newark food additive manufacturer's failure to handle hazardous materials and respond properly to an emergency led to an explosion that injured four workers, including two contractors who scaled an 8-ft security fence topped with triple-strand barbed wire to escape the fireball. An...

  • OSHA Fines Food Manufacturer $140K after Amputations

    Twice in less than a month, two workers at an Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. facility suffered amputation injuries because their employer failed to install adequate safety guards to keep operator's hands out of machine danger zones, inspectors with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety...