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IMOA study shows GHG emissions reductions from AHSS-based components

| Air/Emissions

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), London, has published a study demonstrating that lightweight components manufactured from advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) can reduce attributable greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 29 percent compared with traditional component designs. The study, conducted by PE Intl., measured the lifetime environmental impact of replacing the B-Pillar … Continue reading

Green hand cleaner suitable for industry

| Waste

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Addvance botanical hand cleaner, a USDA Bio-Preferred product. The heavy-duty cleaner, suitable for industry, is gentle on hands and tough on soils. Its emollient effect relaxes and softens the skin. Derived from natural coconut oil, the hand cleaner contains no harsh abrasives or solvents. It is … Continue reading

DuBois Chemicals acquires Angler Industries

| Materials

DuBois Chemicals Inc., Sharonville, Ohio, has completed the acquisition of Angler Industries in Sterling, Conn. The acquisition increases DuBois’ market share in the Northeast while expanding access to Angler’s metalworking fluids and specialty cleaning products to an international market. It also expands manufacturing and laboratory capabilities, while offering the potential … Continue reading

Water 2.0 Conference and Energy Efficiency Workshop – Nov. 3, 2014 – GE Aviation Centre – Cincinnati, Ohio

| Energy Efficiency

These conferences are co-located at GE Aviation Centre and registrants may attend both programs for one registration fee. Water 2.0 programming is from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. A lunch is included for both groups from 12 -1 p.m. Energy Efficiency Workshop program is from 1 – 5 p.m. Reception for both … Continue reading

How 2 green lubricant-makers passed automakers’ bar exams

| Materials

Gain insight into the arduous process of getting the official stamp of approval as a supplier to the automakers. Here is how two green lubricant suppliers landed on the A List. Continue reading

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