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  • Nestlé Expansion Plan Includes Nespresso Factory

    Nestlé Nespresso has inaugurated a CHF 300 million ($308 million) factory in Romont, Switzerland to satisfy growing world demand for Nespresso coffee and support its expansion plan in North America. The factory has already created 125 new jobs, and will produce original Nespresso...

  • Activated Carbon Lab Facility Tour

    Heyl & Patterson Inc. will host participants of the 36th International Activated Carbon Conference at its pilot plant testing laboratory to demonstrate equipment it manufactures for the production of activated carbon. The tour is planned for 4pm on Thursday, September 17, 2015.  ...

  • Chemical Safety Symposium to Feature Top Experts

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, chief executive officer of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and Dr. M. Sam Mannan, director of the Mary K. O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University, will be the...

  • Pneumatic Conveying System Design

    When designing a pneumatic conveying system, be aware of the consequences of compromise. It is important to match the system design to the products you want to convey when designing a system, according to Jack Hilbert, principal engineering consultant with Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC....

  • Plastics Machinery Shipments Rise in Q2

    The value of plastics machinery shipped by North American suppliers registered a solid rise in the second quarter of 2015, according to statistics compiled and reported by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES). “The CES shipments...

  • Key Technology Appoints Senior Director of Aftermarket

    Key Technology announces the appointment of Randy Unterseher to the position of senior director of aftermarket for North America and the intercontinental region, which includes Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Australia/New Zealand. Unterseher is responsible for leading the activities that...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Soar

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its July 2015 booked orders increased 23.9% when compared to July 2014 orders. When compared to June 2015 booked orders July 2015 booked orders were up 5%. July booked orders were down 6.4% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up...

  • Triple/S Dynamics Names Rippee President

    Triple/S Dynamics announces the appointment of Chris Rippee as the new president, succeeding Jeff Sullivan. Rippee will officially move into office September 14. Rippee holds a BSME from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He began his career as a design engineer and progressed...

  • SOCMA Unveils To Do List for Congress

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) unveiled a list of outstanding legislative priorities that require Congress's attention in the next few months to help specialty chemical manufacturers grow their businesses, innovate new technologies, and provide greater public...

  • Massive Explosion in China Fourth in a Month

    An explosion at Nanming Chemical Company Ltd on September 7 was the fourth chemical explosion in the country in less than a month. Monday’s blast occurred in Lishui, a city in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. No injuries or casualties were reported and the fire was under control...