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Air Products’ CEO Addresses Attack on Facility in France
Air Products’ CEO Addresses Attack on Facility in France
6/26/2015 3:54:22 PM
Air Products (NYSE: APD) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Seifi Ghasemi had words of sympathy for the victim of today’s attack at its facility in L’Isle-d’Abeau, France. He also expressed appreciation for the assistance and outpouring of support received from around the world, as the company continues to cooperate with the continuing investigation by French and …
Chemical Found in Consumer Products and Food Packaging Added to California’s Proposition 65 List
6/26/2015 3:46:54 PM
Last month, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).   BPA is a chemical that has been shown to affect the reproductive systems …
AkzoNobel using new technology to recreate old masterpiece
AkzoNobel using new technology to recreate old masterpiece
6/26/2015 1:36:28 PM
As part of the company’s partnership with the Van Gogh Museum, AkzoNobel’s color experts are carrying out a digital restoration of the famous work of art which will reveal what it would have looked like when Van Gogh first painted it. Adopting technology and techniques regularly used by the company’s Vehicle Refinishes business, the AkzoNobel researchers are carrying out …
California Home Renovation Projects Cautioned about Vermiculite Insulation
6/25/2015 4:59:02 PM
As homes age and families expand, many people turn to home renovation projects to rejuvenate or enlarge the footprint of their home.  This often involves demolition activities that may expose building occupants to the various forms of insulation found in walls, ceilings and attics.   Anyone thinking about embarking on a home renovation project in an older property should be …
U.S. requires Arizona and New Mexico plant owners to reduce emissions at Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo Nation
U.S. requires Arizona and New Mexico plant owners to reduce emissions at Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo Nation
6/25/2015 11:19:10 AM
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a federal Clean Air Act settlement with several Arizona and New Mexico-based utility companies to install pollution control technology to reduce harmful air pollution from the Four Corners Power Plant located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico. The settlement requires an …
San Diego Restaurant Fire Results in Smoke & Water Damage to Popular Food Establishment
6/23/2015 10:31:08 AM
Late last month, Fox 5 published a report about a popular Embarcadero-area restaurant in San Diego that was damaged by fire.  According to the report, firefighters were able to get the fire under control shortly after arriving, but not until the building suffered major damages.  Estimates put the total cost of damages at over $1 million.   Fires in commercial and residential …
Baby Cribs Recalled Due to Lead Poisoning Hazards
Baby Cribs Recalled Due to Lead Poisoning Hazards
6/22/2015 9:44:53 AM
Last month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of thousands of baby cribs and furniture after the vintage grey paint used on the items was found to exceed federal lead limits.  The furniture was made in Chile between March of 2014 and March of 2015.  The products were sold online and at specialty furniture stores nationwide.   According to the …
EMSL Acquires pCi/Labs, Inc.’s Radiochemistry Testing Laboratory
EMSL Acquires pCi/Labs, Inc.’s Radiochemistry Testing Laboratory
6/19/2015 2:30:10 PM
As of June 8, 2015, EMSL Analytical, Inc. has acquired the radiochemistry testing laboratory of pCi/Labs, Inc. (pCi) located in Orangeburg, New York. EMSL will continue to operate the laboratory from its current location for a short transition period before merging with its existing radiological division at EMSL’s corporate headquarters, which is open seven days a week in …
Occupational Exposure Hazards Associated with Working in Nail Salons
6/18/2015 12:45:08 PM
In May, The New York Times published an article about health concerns for people who work in nail salons.  The article described everything from respiratory and skin ailments to cancer and miscarriages possibly associated with exposure to chemicals used during the course of business. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), there are more …
Air Products’ Newest PRISM® Hydrogen Generation Technology Onstream at Global Tungsten & Powders
Air Products’ Newest PRISM® Hydrogen Generation Technology Onstream at Global Tungsten & Powders
6/17/2015 7:38:34 PM
Air Products (NYSE:APD) continues to meet the growing hydrogen demand of Global Tungsten & Powders Corp. (GTP) with the first installation of its new PRISM® PHG830 hydrogen generator. The new technology is now onstream at GTP’s manufacturing facility in Towanda, Pa., where the two companies held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the successful completion of …
Badger Meter Reduces Lead Time to Two Weeks for its Research Control® Valves Product Line
Badger Meter Reduces Lead Time to Two Weeks for its Research Control® Valves Product Line
6/17/2015 5:35:42 PM
Effective immediately, Badger Meter has established a new lead time of two weeks for Research Control® Valves (RCV) within their broad standard offering – a reduction of more than 50 percent. For many years, lead times for RCV valve products ranged from four to six weeks. Over the past year, Badger Meter has made major customer-focused investments in its Tulsa, Oklahoma …
New RCVcalc Valve Sizing Software from Badger Meter
New RCVcalc Valve Sizing Software from Badger Meter
6/16/2015 2:58:56 PM
Badger Meter is thrilled to introduce its new sizing software for Research Control® Valves (RCV). This software will adapt to the unique process requirements of a plant and guides specifiers through selecting the right control valve for any project. With more than 2000 different media available and the ability to create customized media, plus automatic phase identification, …
Experts Project Top 10 “What’s Hot in 3-D Printing Out of Metal”
Experts Project Top 10 “What’s Hot in 3-D Printing Out of Metal”
6/12/2015 11:21:54 AM
In conjunction with the inaugural National Maker Faire and the White House Week of Making kicking off this week in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Mellon University experts have projected the top 10 things in 3-D metal printing. What’s Hot in 3-D Printing Out of Metal                     Top Ten List [*]High Performance Racing Car Parts [*]Custom Dental …
Toluene Exposure Hazards Due to Occupational & Other Exposure Risks Identified by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
6/12/2015 11:10:17 AM
Toluene (C7H8) is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that is widely used in a number of industrial processes.  It is a clear, colorless liquid with a strong, sweet and pungent odor that occurs naturally in crude oil.    It is also produced in the process of making gasoline, coke from coal and other fuels from crude oil. Toluene is used to make numerous products such as …
Air Products to Supply Industrial Gases to New Giga Fab Campus in Korea
6/11/2015 10:25:40 AM
Air Products (NYSE: APD), a U.S. Fortune 500 company and a leading global industrial gases supplier, today announced it has been awarded a major contract to supply industrial bulk gases and bulk specialty gas supply system for a new semiconductor fab in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Air Products will build multiple ultra high-purity nitrogen plants, hydrogen …
E-Cigarettes Can Expose Building Occupants to Nicotine and Other Airborne
Pollutants
E-Cigarettes Can Expose Building Occupants to Nicotine and Other Airborne Pollutants
6/9/2015 5:08:55 PM
The use of cigarettes in the United States has been steadily dropping.  In 1965, approximately 42% of adults smoked cigarettes, but this number had fallen to about 18% by 2013.  As cigarette use continues to decrease, the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has been growing rapidly in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more …
High-tech plastics for the electrical and electronics industry
High-tech plastics for the electrical and electronics industry
6/8/2015 7:04:15 PM
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will have its own stand at the accompanying exhibition to the “Plastics in E&E Applications” congress of the SKZ (South German Plastics Center) at Marienberg Fortress in Würzburg. “The focus of our exhibit is on reinforced but nonetheless very low-distortion polyamide and PBT compounds, a cost-optimized polyamide 6 for substituting …
Air Products Carbowet® GA Series Grind Aids Receive 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards
Air Products Carbowet® GA Series Grind Aids Receive 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards
6/8/2015 12:41:36 PM
Air Products Carbowet® GA Series Grind Aids Receive 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards Air Products’ (NYSE: APD) Materials Technologies segment has recently won the 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for the Coating Industry in China for its Carbowet GA-series grind aids. This is the fifth consecutive year Air Products as a global specialty additives leader for …
Leo Walsh Appointed As New Special Materials Company Business Manager
Leo Walsh Appointed As New Special Materials Company Business Manager
6/5/2015 12:46:16 PM
Special Materials Company (SMC) has appointed Leo Walsh as new Compliance Solutions Business Manager. Mr. Walsh will be tasked with deepening SMC’s already established leading North America supplier position of the low VOC solvent parachlorobenzotrifluoride , as well as implementing commercial strategies for other key solvent products: monochlorotolune, dimethyl carbonate …
How to Determine if Cockroach Allergens Are in Your Home
How to Determine if Cockroach Allergens Are in Your Home
6/4/2015 2:09:20 PM
Cockroaches are one of society’s most commonly found pests.  Worldwide, there are thousands of species and several dozen are associated with human habitats.  Of these, just a handful of the species make up the vast majority of the pests found in people’s homes and buildings. The presence of cockroaches can not only make people squirm, but can also lead to health concerns …