H2O Offshore Becomes Leading Unique Water Treatment Co with Acquisition (Process Equipment)
H2O Offshore, Inc., a leading water treatment equipment provider, has acquired Lafayette-based Owens Manufacturing & Specialty Company, Inc., announced H2O President Jess Fike.
New SCADA system installed for major SC utility (Process Equipment)
Survalent Technology, the most trusted provider of smart grid solutions for the control room, announced that it has commissioned a new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for Easley Combined Utilities, South Carolina.
Membrane Technology Market For Water Treatment Boosted By Australia and NZ (Process Equipment)
According to news analysis from Frost & Sullivan, government and regulatory body support in Australia and New Zealand has led to significant growth in the membrane technology market for water and wastewater treatment.
Pining for bioenergy: will it work? (Process Equipment)
All in all, a daunting concatenation of commercial risks faces any potential investor in a biorefinery reliant on the harvest from the existing plantation forest estate. Can we look upon New Zealand's pine forests as inexhaustible potential sources of carbon-neutral transport fuels?
Global demand for food processing machinery to exceed $53 billion in 2016 (Process Equipment)
Global sales of food processing machinery are expected to climb 7.3% per year to $53.3bn in 2016, according to a new study by The Freedonia Group called 'World Food Processing Machinery'.
SCFI Strengthens Offering with Air Products Partnership (Process Equipment)
Irish firm SCFI has announced an alliance with Air Products to streamline its customer offering whilst further developing commercial opportunities for AquaCritox®, its environmentally sustainable sludge and wet industrial waste destruction technology.
Quaker to Highlight Metalworking Fluids and Customized Coatings at FABTECH 2012 (Process Equipment)
The Tube and Pipe industry is more demanding now than ever before, from newly emerging markets for premium pipes and connections to increasing demand for improved quality control, safety, and better corrosion protection. Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) is the only chemical specialty supplier
The Brave New World in U.S. Manufacturing (Process Equipment)
After losing 6 million manufacturing jobs between 2001 and 2009, the American manufacturing sector has reemerged as a beacon in an otherwise lackluster economic recovery. While many Americans believe that U.S. manufacturing is dying, unbeknownst to most of them, U.S. factories today produce about...
Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell (Process Equipment)
Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today. The results are published in today's online edition of the journal ACS Nano.
New West Virginia processing facility operating (Process Equipment)
MarkWest Energy Partners (MarkWest) and Antero Resources (Antero) announced today that MarkWest recently commenced operation of its Sherwood I processing facility and the initial phase of its high pressure gas gathering system located in Harrison and Do
Getting the Most From a Plant Sale (Process Equipment)
Too many companies rush to sell off equipment, cannibalizing the value of the real estate. Manufacturing food profitably has rarely been so challenging. The effects of fuel and ingredient inflation, a consolidated retail sector and dynamic consumer preferences all collide on the plant floor...
Big Pharma Tests Big-Data (Process Equipment)
The pharmaceutical technology community lit up recently with news that Covance and GNS Healthcare were teaming up. The contract research organization and the healthcare analytics firm, respectively, aim to create computer models able to predict a drug's potential to pass muster through the trials...
Bosch Packaging Technology Closes Acquisition Of Ampack Ammann (Process Equipment)
Stuttgart / Königsbrunn — Bosch Packaging Technology has closed its acquisition of Ampack Ammann, a filling and packaging machine specialist. The antitrust authorities have approved the appropriate documents. The contract governing the purchase by Bosch of the company based in Königsbrunn...
Endress+Hauser turns over keys for leading-edge measurement training lab to SAIT (Process Equipment)
A new partnership between Endress+Hauser Canada and SAIT Polytechnic will be providing a new state-of-the-art learning facility for education in measurement technologies and process automation to roughly 600 students a year.
Agilent announces new 33500B waveform generators (Process Equipment)
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the 33500B Series waveform generators. The eight new one- and two-channel models, which generate waveforms up to 30 MHz, feature Trueform signal-generation technology.
Ensuring Reliable Scale-up of Biopharmaceutical Production (Process Equipment)
Demand for biopharmaceuticals, especially monoclonal antibody-related products, continues to grow at a very healthy pace with total biopharmaceutical sales reaching $107 billion in 2010, or approximately 12% of the total pharmaceutical market. In 2010, there were 29 biopharmaceutical...
Packaging Materials Move from Petroleum to Plant-Based Plastics (Process Equipment)
What’s common among plastic bottles, apparel, footwear, automotive fabric and carpet? It’s PET or polyethylene terephthalate.
How Well Do Your Teams Interact? (Process Equipment)
Certain teams such as baseball or other sports squads have plenty of time to practice working together well. One mistake in many managers' teachings is that they are made to think of their own teams in this way when the majority of corporate project groups, unlike sports teams, don't have time to...
Biosimilars and Biobetters (Process Equipment)
Biosimilars (and biobetters) are definitely coming to the U.S. and markets worldwide. One measure of the impact of these important new products is how the industry is addressing a critical hurdle affecting regulatory approvals, and marketability: Measuring a new biologics’ comparability...
New Lighting Regulations for Food Processors in 2012 (Process Equipment)
With the start of the new year come new lighting regulations from the U.S. Dept. of Energy. Part of the energy efficiency legislation includes a mandated end to domestic manufacturing of non-efficient lighting and related products. This will change the way facilities consume energy and maintain...
Issue of Pharmaceutical Processing from now till 2015 (Process Equipment)
The most underestimated obstacle is time. As this issue of Pharmaceutical Processing goes to print, there are fewer than 1,000 days until 2015. The time to move on serialization is now, because serialization is a multi-step process that takes years to incorporate and implement successfully.
Kodak: A Parable of American Competitiveness (Process Equipment)
Because labor and manufacturing costs are often lower, many U.S. companies shift parts of their operations to other countries. However, by doing so, there's a chance they could be ruining new opportunities for growth, innovation and expertise.
BIO-DIESEL INDUSTRY (Process Equipment)
BIO-DIESEL is a clean burning, eco-friendly natural fuel obtained from tree born oils by a chemical transformation process called transesterification carried out in a chemical processing plant. Transesterfication is an age old chemical process and is a time tested method of transforming vegetable
Are Factory Jobs Important to the Economy? (Process Equipment)
In the current presidential campaign, the favored photo op for candidates is on the floor of a manufacturing plant—preferably one with a lot of heavy equipment. It's the backdrop for the message that a turnaround in American manufacturing employment (which is occurring, whatever the reason) is...
Spending Trends in the CMO and CSO Market (Process Equipment)
In today’s highly competitive market, it is extremely important for contract research and manufacturers to have access to information that allows them to target the specific segments of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry that are looking to outsource the particular services they provide.