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Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pa., and Tomah3 Products Inc., have formed a commercial and product development relationship to leverage each company's expertise. Air Products brings surface science solutions and a global presence in the coatings, inks and adhesives industries, and will benefit from Tomah3's established alcohol ethoxylates product base. Tomah3's presence in institutional and industrial cleaning applications in North and South America will benefit from Air Products' surfactant product capabilities. Visit www.airproducts.com.
BaySaver, Mount Airy, Md., has changed its name to BaySaver Technologies. The change reflects the national and global direction the company is taking in light of its renewed emphasis on research and development. The company manufactures stormwater gravity separators that are designed to remove and trap sediments, solid waste, trash, organic debris, petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals and nutrients. See www.baysaver.com.
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has reaffirmed the company's ability to meet stringent 2007 EPA standards for on-highway truck and bus engines. The company will use advanced combustion ACERT technology to meet the standards, and will provide evaluation engines with the technology to demonstrate the 2007 emissions and performance levels by mid-2005. According to Caterpillar, the company was the first engine manufacturer to offer clean-diesel engines certified to meet the EPA's tougher 2004 standards. See www.cat.com.
CDM, Lawrence, Mass., has signed a design-build agreement with the city of Lawrence to provide a new water treatment plant with construction slated to launch this summer and complete by the end of 2006. The new plant will meet regulations and peak demands while creating space for a public park. The 16-million gpd plant has been sized to meet the city's maximum daily water requirements during summer months. See www.cdm.com.
Chemical Metering Systems Ltd., Lee's Summit, Mo., has changed its name to EnPro Technologies Ltd. EnPro is a manufacturer and systems integrator of liquid and dry chemical equipment. The ownership team of Thomas G. Holzbaur and Paul R. Plache bring 50 years of water and wastewater market knowledge to the company. Visit www.enpro-tech.com.
Earth Tech Inc., Long Beach, Calif., has won an environmental compliance and analysis services contract by the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command. The contract covers a seven-year ordering period, with potential task orders extending for an additional 36 months. Earth Tech also has been awarded a 10-year U.S. Navy Comprehensive Long-Term Environmental Action contract to support task orders issued by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division for work on environmental restoration projects. See www.earthtech.com.
Eurotherm, Leesburg, Va., has commissioned a control-and-data acquisition system at AstraZeneca's large-scale laboratory facility in Cheshire, U.K. Engineers from Eurotherm, prime contractors Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., and AstraZeneca developed the system from the company's controllers and software. It will monitor and control local operations, providing management reports and other secure data. Call (703) 669-1324.
GE Energy, Atlanta, Ga., has completed its acquisition of the U.S. business assets of AstroPower Inc., a manufacturer of solar electric power products. With this agreement, GE Energy adds solar power to its growing family of renewable energy options. AstroPower filed a Chapter 11 petition for bankruptcy on Feb. 1 to allow for the sale of its assets and to meet other obligations. GE Energy's solar business will remain headquartered in Delaware. See www.gepower.com.
International Barrier Technology Inc., Watkins, Minn., and Vancouver, British Columbia, has acquired Pyrotite fire-retardant technology from Pyrotite Corp. . Based on Barrier's success in developing a U.S. market and sales for Blazeguard, its award-winning, fire-resistant wood panel, the acquisition enables the company to pursue global sales growth for the product. The acquisition provides opportunities in the areas of new applications, licensing and other business models. Visit www.intlbarrier.com.
Orelis, Miribel Cedex, France, has installed a compact treatment plant onboard the Queen Mary 2, the world's largest cruise ship. The plant will treat 39,000 cubic feet per day of wastewater and discharge clean water back into the sea using Orelis' Pleiade external-loop membrane bioreactor technology. The technology enables the ship to operate in waters protected by stringent wastewater discharge regulations. See www.orelis.com.
Pacific Crest Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., has unveiled an improved corporate website that features a new design and a more user-friendly interface. Visitors can find increased information about the company's products, download software and firmware and access corporate announcements. The site features an interactive dealer locator with access to resellers worldwide. Visit www.pacificcrest.com.
Scott Specialty Gases, Plumsteadville, Pa., has passed the EPA's accuracy audit of calibration gases. The audit covers source-level, tri-blend, protocol gases purchased from 14 vendors of specialty gases. Two independent laboratories performed the gas analyses using Procedure G1 and found that about 26 percent of the gases failed to meet 40 CFR Part 75 accuracy specifications. In a separate announcement, Scott has enhanced its eScott's online Supply Chain Management system that provides access to product data. Visit www.scottgas.com.
Severn Trent Co., Phoenix, Ariz., has teamed with Aerotech Laboratories Inc., and P&K Microbiology Services Inc., under the new name of Aerotech P&K. Aerotech P&K will focus on delivering solutions in indoor air quality testing, training and equipment markets, as well as food and pharmaceutical microbiology. Aerotech P&K offers a set of analyses and will provide its clients with more confidence in the capacity and scope of the team's facilities. See www.stl-inc.com.
USFilter, Thomasville, Ga., has installed the Dragon Dryer sludge-drying system by Davco Products at the T.P. Smith Wastewater Treatment Plant in Tallahassee, Fla. The city had been land-applying Class B biosolids but set limitations, federal regulations and cost considerations prompted an operations upgrade to Class A status. The single pass drying unit became operational in March 2004. It reduces the wastewater treatment plant's sludge volume ratio from four to one, and nearly eliminates the need for spreading the biosolids on surrounding land. See www.usfilter.com.
Walchem Corp., Holliston, Mass., and Iwaki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, have changed the name of their joint-venture manufacturing and sales company in Holliston. The new name, Iwaki America, replaced Iwaki Walchem Corp. to better reflect the firm's hemispheric marketing reach. Iwaki America, still majority- owned by Walchem Corp., plans to continue building on the global strength of the Iwaki brand. See www.iwakiamerica.com.
Wilks Enterprise Inc., South Norwalk, Conn., has been awarded a U.S. patent for a spectroscopy analyzer that uses a detector array and linear variable filter. The spectrometer consists of a detector array with the a linear variable filter that makes contact with a sample-stage ATR plate, gas cell or transmission cell. The result is a compact, portable infrared spectrometer that features tools including the widely-used FT-IR spectrometer. Visit www.wilksir.com.