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March 15, 2008
This year, Interphex will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. from March 26 – 28, 2008. Interphex, the largest pharmaceutical conference and exhibition in the world, will feature cutting-edge technology in the area of life sciences, from drug development to manufacturing. Once again, this show shares a location with PlarmaMedDevice, the only comprehensive event to focus...
March 15, 2008
The 24th International Pump Users Symposium will be held from April 21 – 24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. As a meeting organized by pump users for pump users, it provides valuable resources for engineers involved in maintenance, performance, troubleshooting, operation and purchase of pumps. Through the technical sessions, attendees can choose from a number of lectures...
February 15, 2008
North America Pittcon 2008. The Pittsburgh Conference (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Phone: 412-825-3220; Web: New Orleans, La. Mar. 1 – 7 SPAR 2008. Spar Point Research LLC (Danvers, Mass.). Phone: 978-774-1102; Fax: 978-774-4841; Web: Houston, Tex. Mar. 3 – 5 Conexpo-Con/AGG 2008. Association of Equipment Manufacturers (Milwaukee, Wis.). Phone: 414-272-0943; Fax: 414-272-1170...
January 28, 2008
Third-quarter earnings were mixed for chemical companies listed in the CW100. Strong overseas demand in the quarter offset a weak North American market, chemical firms say. Higher oil, gas, and raw materials costs weighed on margins in the quarter, however, producers say. Dow Chemical’s net income fell 21%, to $403 million (42 cts/share), including $362 million in charges resulting from a change in...
January 28, 2008
Aker Kvaerner lands contract for copper project in Peru Meanwhile, the EPC firm is planning to change its name to Aker Solutions ASA Peru Copper Syndicate has awarded Aker Kvaerner Metals, Inc. (Tuscon, Ariz.; a $11.5-million contract for the provision of technical services for basic engineering and additional testwork for the Toromocho Project — a large copper-molybdenum...
January 28, 2008
Most executives understand the important roles that recruiting and training play in the overall health of their company’s workforce. But fewer have a good grasp of the comprehensive nature of the workforce supply chain. In particular, many companies fail to take into account the cost incurred at each link of the chain. As a result, their personnel strategies fall short and they are unable to halt the...
December 15, 2007
North America North American Environmental Field Conference & Exhibition. The Nielsen Environmental Field School, Inc. (Las Cruces, N.M.). Phone: 888-965-5026; Fax: 575-532-5978; Web: Tampa, Fla...
October 31, 2007
This week, Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc. (Chem Show, New York; Booth 1018) debuts an all-thermoplastic, air-operated pinch valve with a newly designed sleeve element. With an open tubular-sleeve element to control flow, the Series HSA pinch valves provide an open flow path to eliminate dead spots...
October 31, 2007
The technology — now being demonstrated at the company’s booth with its lab-scale version (LabRAM) — generates acoustic waves via the resonant vibration of a simple, mechanically driven  agitator. At an 11:00 a.m. press conference today, Resodyn Acoustic Mixers Inc. of Butte, Montana (Booth 211) will be hosting a demonstration of its new, impeller-free mixing technology, which...
October 31, 2007
In an age of biofuels, advanced materials, and specialty chemicals, what should chemical engineers concentrate on to advance their careers? The buzzwords to chase these days are anything bio, nano, and micro. Professor Tony Pavone, who teaches chemical engineering process design at Stanford University in California, and also consults with SRI Consulting (Chem Show; New York; Booth 703), says that it is...
October 31, 2007
“This is the first time since the early 1970s there have been four strong years in a row; every piston of the economic engine was running,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist for the American Chemistry Council “We have just come off of four years (2003–2006) of very strong global economic growth,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist and managing director...
October 31, 2007
The winner of the 39th Kirpatrick Award is Axens Group Technologies. Pictured here at the award ceremony are (left to right) Charles Cameron, Director, Business Development (Axens); Manual Herrera, Principal Process Engineer (Axens); Rebekkah Marshall, Editor-in-Chief (CE); Nella Veldran, Publisher (CE); James MacArthur, Vice President, Engineering (Axens); J.L. Ross, Technology Manager (Axens) At Monday...
October 31, 2007
While the Pennant ECS can be put to multiple applications, multi-bagger benefits accrue with its ability to convert both saturated and superheated steam into clean electrical energy. Typically, the ECS is used in parallel with a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) or Pressure Reducing Desuperheater Station (PRDS) situated downstream of the boiler. The ECS, configured in the above arrangement is able to smartly...
October 30, 2007
The winner of the 39th Kirpatrick Award is Axens Group Technologies. Pictured here at the award ceremony are (left to...
October 29, 2007
Put an end to gasket failure from insufficient load This company is displaying a new family of gaskets, as well as its Multi-Swell gasket technology, which is said to be the first self-loading general service gasket on the market. The Multi-Swell virtually eliminates gasket failure caused by insufficient load, by creating its own load when in contact with oil or water. These gaskets cut easily and conform... -part-2- _3433.html
October 29, 2007
A leading supplier of static sealing products The Flexitallic Group is an international market leader in the manufacture and supply of high-quality, high-value industrial static sealing products. Based on sales and geographic reach, the company says it is the only true global supplier of industrial gaskets. Flexitallic developed the spiral-wound gasket in 1912, and today continues to innovate through...
October 25, 2007
Like today’s chemical process industries (CPI) themselves, the representation of exhibitors at this year’s Chem Show has taken a more global spin. According to Clay Stevens, President of show organizer IEC, 56 international exhibitors from 16 countries are on hand this week, with the strongest representations coming from Canada, Taiwan and China. Meanwhile, other exhibitors come from locations...
October 25, 2007
Almost every chemical company in America is developing a plan to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years. It is something for which all chemical engineers need to prepare. That is one of the key messages from Russell Heinen, Vice President of SRI Consulting (Booth 703), who gives the opening address of the Financially Sound Green Engineering track of this year’s...
October 25, 2007
With the buzz around rising fuel costs at an all-time high, a large portion of coverage in consumer and trade media, alike, has focused on alternative fuels for transportation. While it is important to consider how such activity will impact the growth of the chemical process industries (CPI), this doesn’t address the implications of, and solutions to, high fuel costs within the CPI. One way around...
October 25, 2007
By the time the next Chem Show comes around in two years time, the advanced bio-refinery will have moved off the drawing board and become a reality. That’s the prediction of leading bio-refining specialist Greg Bohlmann, of California-based consultancy SRI Consulting (Booth 703). Bohlmann says that an advanced bio-refinery is one that will make use of as many parts of a plant or agricultural residue...
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