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Chemical Industry Update

US chemical processing industry off to promising start in 2013

The U.S. chemical processing industry (CPI) experienced a promising start in 2013, with about $9 billion in projects funded and approved in the first quarter.
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Improving economy, need for investment bodes well for 2013 CHEM SHOW

A steadily improving economy and the pressing need for manufacturers to invest in new processing equipment bodes well for both the chemical processing industries (CPI) and the 55th biennial CHEM SHOW.
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EU chemical production drops in 2012

According to the new Chemicals Trends Report released by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), total production of chemicals in the European Union dropped 1.5 percent in 2012.
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Understanding combustible dust standards and how they apply

Preventing combustible dust explosions in processing plants is a topic of widespread concern, and dust collectors are often at risk. You may very well have questions about the regulatory requirements involved. Follow some general guidelines to apply the right standards and protect against combustible dust explosions in your dust collectors.
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Masterflex Pumps vs. Solenoid Pumps: No Contest For Dependable Chemical Feed

Solenoid-driven diaphragm metering pumps have long been a standard for chemical feed applications, but these little metering pumps can bring big headaches.
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Tackling the Top Six Pricing Challenges in the Chemical Industry

This white paper highlights the top six pricing challenges facing the chemical industry today and how industry-leading companies are tackling these challenges using pricing best practices and technology solutions.
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Texas, Louisiana lead US in planned 2013 chemical processing industry projects

Nearly $12 billion in chemical processing industry projects are expected to start in 2013 in the U.S. Gulf Coast states, with Texas and Louisiana leading the way.
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US chemical industry shows sustained growth, hints at recovering housing market

The American Chemistry Council's most recent Chemical Activity Barometer showed sustained growth for the sixth consecutive month.
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Non-contact radar level meter improves reactor vessel measurement

For one chemical manufacturer, replacing a tedious and time-consuming manual level measurement process with a continuous non-contact radar level meter paved the way for shorter cycle times and reduced worker
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The art of high shear mixing

The high-shear rotor/stator mixer, once relegated to a relatively narrow niche of mixing applications, has become a mainstay in many applications in the chemical process industries. The ability to apply
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