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Chico Fire Station Begins Repairs to Prevent Mold from Returning
Chico Fire Station Begins Repairs to Prevent Mold from Returning
10/15/2014 5:42:19 PM
Last month, the Chico Enterprise-Record published an updated report about Fire Station 5 that had come under scrutiny late last year.  According to the article, repairs and demolition work are finally taking place to prevent future water intrusion and mold problems. It was last December when the news outlet first reported that the fire station was about to undergo several …
EMSL’s Cinnaminson Laboratory Earns First Certification by NYS ELAP for the New Vermiculite 198.8 Method
EMSL’s Cinnaminson Laboratory Earns First Certification by NYS ELAP for the New Vermiculite 198.8 Method
10/13/2014 10:01:35 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce its corporate laboratory located in Cinnaminson, New Jersey is one of the first testing laboratories to be certified by the New York State Environmental Laboratory Approved Program (NYS ELAP) for the newly released vermiculite 198.8 method. In August, the New York State Department of Health (NYDOH) created this method specifically …
BASF raises $340,000 for Children’s Specialized Hospital at third annual golf tournament
BASF raises $340,000 for Children’s Specialized Hospital at third annual golf tournament
10/10/2014 1:28:41 PM
Nearly 100 community and business leaders teed off at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, on Sept. 29 to raise funds for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. This year’s tournament raised more than $340,000 for the nonprofit hospital, making the combined total contribution more than $700,000 since the tournament was founded in 2012. The hospital serves …
Corning® Gorilla® Glass for Automotive Receives BMW Supplier Innovation Award
10/7/2014 4:02:34 PM
Corning Incorporated  (NYSE: GLW) today announced that it received the BMW Supplier Innovation Award in the lightweight construction category for the development of its thin, optically clear  Corning® Gorilla® Glass  for Automotive product. Gorilla Glass is used in the BMW i8 as an acoustic glass partition to shield sound from the rear engine. The award was presented during a …
Global Aviation Engine Manufacturer Chooses GreenWood, Inc. for Production Equipment Maintenance Services
Global Aviation Engine Manufacturer Chooses GreenWood, Inc. for Production Equipment Maintenance Services
10/7/2014 12:07:05 PM
Greenville, SC - - October 7, 2014 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated operations, maintenance and construction solutions provider, was recently awarded a contract to deliver on-going production equipment maintenance services for a world-leading provider of aviation engines, components and integrated systems located in South Carolina.  In addition to continuous maintenance …
2014 World Conference on Fabric and Home Care: WACKER Presents Silicone Impregnant for Household and Textile Applications
2014 World Conference on Fabric and Home Care: WACKER Presents Silicone Impregnant for Household and Textile Applications
10/6/2014 11:21:01 AM
Munich-based chemicals group WACKER will be presenting its WACKER® HC 303 silicone emulsion at the 2014 World Conference on Fabric and Home Care, organized by the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS). The product forms a water-repellent silicone film on textiles, leather, wood or other substrates. The microemulsion contains no solvents and allows manufacturers to develop …
Dow Leaders Honored for STEM Excellence with 2014 HENAAC Awards
10/6/2014 11:14:19 AM
Honoring the best and brightest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) minds in America, business president of Dow Feedstocks & Energy, Mauro Gregorio, and R&D director of Dow Oil & Gas exploration and production, Rui Vogt Alves Da Cruz, have both been awarded 2014 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Awards . …
Solvay enhances energy efficiency and competitiveness of Bulgaria soda ash plant
10/6/2014 11:12:29 AM
Solvay will bolster competitiveness of its world class soda ash factory in Devnya, Bulgaria, by improving its energy efficiency.   The measure is part of the competitiveness breakthrough plan that Solvay’s Global Business Unit Soda Ash & Derivatives launched last year and which is on track to deliver its €100 million cost-improvement target already by the end of 2015. The …
TWI and Safar Attend IADC Drilling Africa
TWI and Safar Attend IADC Drilling Africa
10/3/2014 12:00:09 PM
TWI and Safar Oilfield Services recently attended the annual International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Drilling Africa event. Held 1-2 October at the Le Meridien Etoile Hotel in Paris, France, the event brought together TWI, Safar, and key players to network and explore opportunities to support expanding operations in Africa.  Key areas of the conference …
HHS releases 13th Report on Carcinogens
HHS releases 13th Report on Carcinogens
10/2/2014 1:23:44 PM
Four substances have been added in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13th Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemical, biological, and physical agents that are considered cancer hazards for people living in the United States. The new report includes 243 listings. Ortho-toluidine, used to make rubber chemicals, pesticides, and dyes, …
BASF Canada donates $25,000 to help keep youth active
10/2/2014 12:37:07 PM
BASF Canada is donating a total of $25,000 to local YMCA chapters and youth groups in communities where the company operates as part of KeepFit, an employee wellness program. “BASF’s KeepFit program is all about encouraging our employees to make healthy lifestyle choices through daily exercise ,” said Carles Navarro, President of BASF Canada.   “ We support them by providing …
Technology From Honeywell’s UOP To Be Used To Produce Renewable Diesel For U.S. Military
10/1/2014 11:06:41 AM
UOP LLC, a Honeywell ;( NYSE: HON ) company, announced today that its advanced process technology will be used to produce renewable diesel for the U.S. military through the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Project. Emerald Biofuels LLC will use Honeywell’s UOP/Eni Ecofining™ process technology to refine non-edible oils and animal fats into …
Commercial Tenant in Bakersfield Faced with Mold Dilemma
Commercial Tenant in Bakersfield Faced with Mold Dilemma
9/30/2014 4:51:13 PM
Last month, KBAK broadcasted a story about a Bakersfield, California business owner and her unexpected discovery that has disrupted plans for her new endeavor.  According to the report, the business owner thought she had found the perfect location to open her new business and signed a lease.  Shortly after signing the lease, she noticed a musty smell in the bathroom. Upon …
Occupational Exposure to Benzene a Global Concern
Occupational Exposure to Benzene a Global Concern
9/30/2014 10:01:06 AM
Last month, Apple made the news once again, but this time it was not for the introduction of their latest consumer electronics.  Instead, Apple announced that they had updated their restrictions to explicitly prohibit the use of benzene in the final assembly processes at their facilities. Benzene is widely used across the globe as well as in the United States and ranks in …
BASF and Smart Planet Technologies target strategic partnership
9/30/2014 8:23:28 AM
BASF and Smart Planet Technologies are currently discussing a possible strategic partnership concerning the mineralized coating technology, EarthCoatingTM, for paper packaging applications. EarthCoating is a sustainable and cost efficient alternative to traditional extrusion applied coatings providing excellent barrier and heat seal performance and focusing on improving the …
Formaldehyde Confirmed by the National Academies as a Known Human Carcinogen
Formaldehyde Confirmed by the National Academies as a Known Human Carcinogen
9/26/2014 4:10:53 PM
Formaldehyde is used in many industrial applications and to make a number of building materials and furnishings. Just last month, the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued its assessment of formaldehyde’s ability to cause cancer.  In the report, the council upheld the listing of formaldehyde as …
Identifying Environmental Causes of Occupational Asthma
Identifying Environmental Causes of Occupational Asthma
9/26/2014 1:42:05 PM
Occupational asthma, also known as work-related asthma, results from exposure to allergens or irritants on the job. Exposure to these substances can lead to new cases of asthma or worsen existing asthma in some people. Occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.  According to OSHA, “An estimated 11 million workers in a wide range …
Air Products Again Recognized on CDP™ S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
9/26/2014 10:49:41 AM
For the sixth consecutive year, Air Products (NYSE: APD ) has achieved industry leadership status on the CDP™ S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), ranking among the top 10 percent of companies scored for their high level of transparency and data quality in their disclosure of climate-related information. CDP works with 767 institutional investors, …
AkzoNobel’s partnership with Honda Motor Europe extended to 2019
9/25/2014 9:03:37 AM
Honda Motor Europe has extended its partnership with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings, strengthening the company’s position as one of two preferred suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Honda dealerships and approved bodyshops in Europe. The new five-year contract runs until March 2019 and will cover supply and support of AkzoNobel’s Sikkens and Lesonal brands. "Strong …
BASF raises awareness and funds for Be The Match in Texas
BASF raises awareness and funds for Be The Match in Texas
9/24/2014 9:33:43 AM
For the fourth year in a row, BASF Corporation was the local presenting sponsor of the Houston Be The Match Walk+Run held Saturday, September 13, in Sugar Land, Texas.  More than 500 employees from BASF sites in Beaumont, Freeport, Houston, Pasadena and Port Arthur and their family members participated in the event, which helps raise awareness and funds for the Be The Match …