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China’s Environmental Pollution Regs Boost US Clean Tech Companies’ Profits

China’s new environmental pollution control laws have been a boon to US companies, which have found a new and growing market for everything from transportation emissions control technologies to wastewater treatment.

Skid-Mounted Scrubber System Provides Customized Emission Control

Bionomic Industries has released the ScrubPac Custom Skid-Mounted Scrubber System, a cost-effective “packaged” system engineered to meet the specific demands of a customer’s process emission control application. Recirculation pumps, piping and valve networks, exchangers, instrumentation, controls and other items needed for the customer’s application are included in the system. Systems are … Read more »

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JAC Motors Pioneers First Use of VOC-Free Automobile Powder Coating

 JAC Motors has pioneered the first use of AkzoNobel’s volatile organic compound (VOC)-free powder technology for automotive body coatings. The automaker is using AkzoNobel’s Interpon powder technology to coat SLX truck bodies at its site in Mengcheng, China. Chinese automakers have been looking for ways to meet new coatings standards, according … Read more »

Green Seal Expands Standard for Paints, Coatings

Green Seal has expanded its GS-11 standard to cover most types of architectural coatings on the market today. The new edition of GS-11, a compilation of the previous edition of GS-11 and the GS-47 Standard for Stains and Finishes, includes floor coatings, concrete and masonry sealers, and fire resistive coatings, … Read more »

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Biobased Solvents Market to Reach $13bn by 2020

The biobased solvents market is expected to reach $13 billion globally by 2020, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. Market volume is expected to reach 3.3 million tons by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 percent during 2015–2020 forecast period. The paints and … Read more »

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Modern Water Introduces Oil In Water Monitor Into US Market

Water technology and monitoring company Modern Water has launched a range of oil in water monitoring products in the US and has supplied a Multisensor 1200 volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor to Glendive Water Treatment Plant in Montana to ensure safe drinking water for around 6,000 people. Glendive Water Treatment … Read more »

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Exxon, BP, 10 Others Pay $3.5M, Clean Up Hazardous Waste at Superfund Site

ExxonMobil, BP, DuPont and Veolia are among the 12 private parties that will pay more than $3.5 million as part of a settlement with the EPA related to the Metro Container Superfund Site in Trainer, Pennsylvania. The 12 settling parties will pay an estimated $2.5 million for the investigation and … Read more »

Clean Air Tech Competition Seeks Pollution Treatment Providers

Air pollution treatment technology providers can apply for the Bluetech Award competition, which aims to improve China’s air quality. The Clean Air Alliance of China, a nonprofit think-tank consisting of policymakers, researchers and business leaders, launched the Bluetech Award to help connect the best technologies around the world to where … Read more »

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EPA Cracks Down on Fracking Methane Emissions

The EPA yesterday proposed standards aimed at cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025. The proposed standards for new and modified sources are expected to reduce 340,000 to 400,000 short tons of methane in 2025, the equivalent of … Read more »

NSF Approves Auto Parts Meeting Environmental Claims

NSF International has introduced a mark that identifies automotive collision replacement parts that have met specific environmental claims. These claims include low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints and primers, recycled packaging made with non-toxic materials, and solvent-free coating on the package and part marking/labeling. Manufacturers of NSF International certified automotive … Read more »

ABUTEC, Venture Engineering Create Custom NGL Processing System

Advanced Burner Technologies (ABUTEC) and Venture Engineering have created a custom natural gas liquid (NGL) adsorption system to help a natural gas production company in Southwestern Pennsylvania meet pipeline and dew point requirements, according to a case study by ABUTEC. The Venture Engineering/ABUTEC NGL adsorption system can remove propane, butane … Read more »

Goodyear Improves Tire Efficiency with PPG Silica

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has contracted with PPG Industries to use Agilon performance silica to increase the fuel efficiency of its tires. Goodyear will first use the next-generation reinforcing filler developed by PPG in its EfficientGrip tires, a line of high-performance sport-utility-vehicle tires debuting in Latin America this month. Goodyear … Read more »