Physical sciences

USW Seeks Intervention to Save Titanium Sponge Plant, Citing National Security, Defense Concerns

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:20am

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The United Steelworkers (USW) today urged Congress and the Trump administration to act immediately in the interest of saving TIMET's titanium sponge plant in Henderson, Nev., from permanent closure.

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  • PITTSBURGH, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The United Steelworkers (USW) today urged Congress and the Trump administration to act immediately in the interest of saving TIMET's titanium sponge plant in Henderson, Nev., from permanent closure.
  • TIMET announced on July 13 that it intended to idle the facility.
  • "With so much more than jobs at stake, the USW will not allow TIMET to deprive our nation of this critical resource without a fight," Prescott said.
  • "Before it's too late, President Trump and congressional leaders from both parties must take action to prevent compromising our national defense."

Global Fine Chemicals market is expected to reach $332,225.10 million by 2027

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 1:00am

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Fine Chemicals Market is accounted for $165,513.89 million in 2019 and is expected to reach $332,225.10 million by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 9.1% during the forecast period.

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  • GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Fine Chemicals Market is accounted for $165,513.89 million in 2019 and is expected to reach $332,225.10 million by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 9.1% during the forecast period.
  • Some of the key players in Fine Chemicals Market include Fujifilm Diosynth, Lonza, BASF, Novasep, Jayhawk Fine Chemicals, Flamma Group, Zhejiang Medicine, Catalent, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Saltigo, DSM, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals, Patheon, and Albemarle.
  • Some of the key factors propelling market growth are increasing applications in the pharmaceutical sector and growing demand from developing countries.
  • Fine chemicals are unpolluted, single chemical substances that are commercially manufactured by chemical reactions into highly specified for their intended application.

Wearable Technology Redesigned with Increased Sensitivity and Enhanced Sensors to Improve Early Radiation Detection for First Responders

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 9:30pm

To address this critical need, Thermo Fisher Scientific upgraded its Thermo Scientific RadEye PRD4/PRD-ER4 personal radiation detector.

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  • To address this critical need, Thermo Fisher Scientific upgraded its Thermo Scientific RadEye PRD4/PRD-ER4 personal radiation detector.
  • New capabilities significantly enhance the ability to detect harmful levels of radiation, providing first responders, CBRNE responders and military personnel with the ability to quickly and accurately make informed decisions regarding safety at the scene of operation.
  • "Public safety professionals are often the first ones on the scene of an emergency where potentially hazardous materials are present.
  • "The new RadEye PRD4/PRD-ER4 is an essential upgrade to the RadEye suite of personal radiation detectors.

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.® Completes Its Acquisition of PersonalizationMall.com®

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 9:15pm

McCann noted that the addition of PersonalizationMall.com will increase the Companys annual revenue run rate to more than $1.6 billion.

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  • McCann noted that the addition of PersonalizationMall.com will increase the Companys annual revenue run rate to more than $1.6 billion.
  • The extensive product offering of PersonalizationMall.com includes a wide variety of personalization processes such as sublimation, embroidery, digital printing, engraving and sandblasting.
  • Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP served as legal counsel to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. on the acquisition of PersonalizationMall.com.
  • Consequently, you should not consider any such list to be a complete set of all potential risks and uncertainties.

COVID-19 Impacts: Digital PCR (DPCR) Market will Accelerate at a CAGR of Almost 11% through 2020-2024|Increasing Use of DPCR in Pathogen Detection & Disease Diagnosis to Boost Growth| Technavio

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 9:45pm

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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  • The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.
  • Growing at a CAGR of almost 11%, the market growth will accelerate during the forecast period of 2020-2024.
  • Increasing use of dPCR in pathogen detection & disease diagnosis is one of the key factors driving the market growth.
  • Digital PCR (DPCR) Market 2020-2024: Segmentation
    Digital PCR (DPCR) Market is segmented as below:

Shareholder Alert: Robbins LLP Announces It Is Investigating Contura Energy, Inc. (CTRA) for Misleading Shareholders

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 7:14pm

Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces it is investigating whether certain officers and directors of Contura Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CTRA) violated federal securities laws.

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  • Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces it is investigating whether certain officers and directors of Contura Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CTRA) violated federal securities laws.
  • Contura extracts, processes, and markets metallurgical and thermal coal to electric utilities, steel and coke producers, and industrial customers in the United States.
  • If you suffered a loss as a result of Contura's misconduct, click here .
  • However, on July 1, 2019, Blackjewel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy prior to the completion of the permit transfer, forcing Contura to repurchase the mines.

Flux Power Partners With CLARK Material Handling To Supply Lithium-Ion Batteries

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 6:30pm

Flux Power Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: FLUX), a developer of advanced lithium-ion batteries for commercial and industrial equipment including electric forklifts and airport ground support equipment (GSE), announced a new partnership with CLARK Material Handling Company ( CLARK ), a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts.

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  • Flux Power Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: FLUX), a developer of advanced lithium-ion batteries for commercial and industrial equipment including electric forklifts and airport ground support equipment (GSE), announced a new partnership with CLARK Material Handling Company ( CLARK ), a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts.
  • After extensive industry research, CLARK identified Flux Power as the best partner for providing a superior product that meets or exceeds our dealer and customer requirements, said Charlie Chwasz, North America Aftermarket Sales Manager.
  • CLARK Material Handling Company has been an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline powered material handling truck in 1917.
  • Flux, Flux Power and associated logos are trademarks of Flux Power Holdings, Inc. All other third-party brands, products, trademarks, or registered marks are the property of and used to identify the products or services of their respective owners.

Panasonic Corporation announces verification of inhibitory effect of hydroxyl radicals contained in water (nano-sized electrostatic atomized water particle) on novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 4:47pm

Hydroxyl radicals contained in water are particulate ions containing hydroxyl radicals that are generated by applying a high voltage to moisture in the air.

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  • Hydroxyl radicals contained in water are particulate ions containing hydroxyl radicals that are generated by applying a high voltage to moisture in the air.
  • Based on this result, Panasonic announced that "hydroxyl radicals contained in water" technology could be expected to have a inhibitory effect on new viruses*2.
  • A comparative verification was conducted in a 45L test space containing the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) with and without exposure to hydroxyl radicals contained in water.
  • Note: This verification was designed to generate basic research data on the effects of hydroxyl radicals contained in water on the novel coronavirus in laboratory conditions different from those found in living spaces.

Jessup Unveils New Ground Graphics Material: SideWalk™ -- Just in Time for Back-To-School (and more) Graphics

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

Jessup added "recovery" graphics include social distancing and safety messages related primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Jessup added "recovery" graphics include social distancing and safety messages related primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • SideWalk is engineered specifically for ground applications that need to stand-up to pedestrian traffic.
  • The acrylic adhesive will stick and stay stuck to asphalt, concrete, stairs, stone, metal and other walking surfaces.
  • Jessup is committed to the continued innovation of materials and products in ways that deliver quality performance while also protecting the environment.

/R E P E A T -- Webinar - July Update to SCIP Requirements/

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, July 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - On August 5 2020, Claigan Environmental Inc. ( www.claigan.com ) will present a webinar on the July updates to the ECHA SCIP guidance.

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  • OTTAWA, ON, July 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - On August 5 2020, Claigan Environmental Inc. ( www.claigan.com ) will present a webinar on the July updates to the ECHA SCIP guidance.
  • This webinar will focus on the most recent guidance updates, particularly around worst case scenario reporting, distributor Simplified SCIP Notifications (SSN), and the software/format changes in August.
  • As part of the webinar, Claigan will be discussing the four (4) new REACH SVHCs added in June.
  • In July, ECHA provided another set of guidance including much more detailed information on 'worst case scenario' and distribution Simplified SCIP Notification (SSN) requirements.