Industry News

What’s happening and hot in the valve and actuation industry? Mergers and acquisitions, promotions, interesting development in end-user sectors, new project deals and so on.

Akzo Nobel invests in paper chemicals in U.S.

Eka Chemicals, Akzo Nobel’s Pulp and Paper Chemicals business unit, will build a new processing plant for production of silicate products in the Howard, Green Bay, Wisconsin, in the U.S.

Mechanical float valves with electrical over-ride

PVL are the UK distributors of the Balem range of flow (float) valves, which range in sizes from ½" to 12". The smallest model in the range is a direct acting valve with a stainless steel float on an actuating arm.

Antimicrobial-treated stainless

AK Steel will unveil food equipment manufactured with its steel coated with an antimicrobial compound at the National Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, being held 19–22 May at Chicago's McCormick Place.

Akzo Nobel invests in polysulfide expansion

Akzo Nobel’s business unit Plastics and Processing Additives, operating under the name Akcros Chemicals, will invest in a major expansion at its Greiz facility in Germany.

Figure 860 safety relief valve

Spence Engineering Co. Inc., Walden, New York, has introduced the Figure 860 safety relief valve, made of 316 stainless steel.

Bellow valves

Ernst Haage has designed a new series of high-pressure bellow valves for metering and shut-off of gases and liquids.

Polyethylene recycling plant in Spain

Trex Company, manufacturer of Trex® Easy Care Decking®, has announced the company’s participation in a joint venture, named Denplax SA, to recycle polyethylene at a new facility in El Ejido, Spain.

IdaTech sells fuel cell system for field tests

IdaTech has announced the delivery and successful testing of a 3kw fuel cell system for the Research and Development Division of Electricite de France (EDF).

Synergy Technologies targets fuel cell market

Synergy Technologies Corp. says it plans to enter the fuel cell market by "aggressively pursuing joint ventures and strategic partnerships".
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