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June 15, 2008
In Poorly Lubricated Conditions, Try this Diamond Seal... Over 50% of pump lifecycle costs result from energy and maintenance; and applying the low-wear and low-friction attributes of diamond to mechanical seals can yield significant energy savings for fluid pumps. Ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) seals provide the benefits of diamond at expenses comparable to silicon-carbide (SiC) face seals. In tests...
June 2, 2008
Dr. Utz Tillmann is now director general of the German Chemical Industry Assn. (VCI; Frankfurt, Germany; www.vci.de). He is starting in his new role on June 1. Tillmann has an industry background, combined with wide experience in association work in Brussels and Frankfurt. Now at VCI, Tillmann wants to help strengthen the position of the German chemical industry as one of the mainstays of growth and...
May 15, 2008
Small-scale chemical producers that use chlorine often rely on larger producers, which sell them the excess Cl2 produced by dedicated chlor-alkali plants. However, such Cl2 supplies are being threatened on a number of fronts, at least in Europe, where new legislation forbidding the import or export of mercury (after 2010) could force older Hg-based chlor-alkali plants to convert to membrane technology or...
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