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Posted August 8, 2018

BOYERTOWN, PA — Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd., a company that produces tantalum products, has commissioned a plasma spheroidization system for installation at its Boyertown facility. The equipment is part of a new process development facility where spherical tantalum and other refractory metal powders for additive manufacturing and metal injection molding will be manufactured. The new equipment produces spherical powders from a variety of tantalum feed materials. Global Advanced Metals is known to be the world’s only fully integrated tantalum supplier and has exclusive rights to the largest industrial resources of tantalum ore in western Australia.

Posted August 7, 2018

ELGIN, IL — Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), the educational foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, has announced 89 programs that will receive 2018 summer manufacturing camp grants. NBT will award $135,500 in funding grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to community colleges and technical high schools that offer summer day camp opportunities that introduce students ages 12 to 16 to manufacturing and engineering careers. NBT also provides curriculum guides and other materials and marketing help to each funded camp as well as to 17 affiliate camps. To learn more, go to https://www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org/grants.

Posted August 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division has announced goals aimed at recycling or recovering all plastic packaging used in the US by 2040 and enhance plastic pellet stewardship by 2022. The organization has set the following goals: 1) Reusing, recycling, or recovering 100 percent of plastics packaging by 2040, 2) creating plastics packaging that is 100 percent recyclable or recoverable by 2030, and 3) all US manufacturing sites operated by ACC’s Plastics Division members will participate in Operation Clean Sweep-Blue by 2020, with all manufacturing sites across North America participating by 2022.

To achieve the stated goals, plastic resin producers will focus on designing new products that are more efficient and are recyclable and reusable; developing technologies and systems for collecting, sorting, recycling, and recovering materials; making recycling and recovery programs easier to use; expanding the types of plastics that can be collected and repurposed; aligning products with end markets; and expanding awareness. To learn more about Operation Clean Sweep-Blue, go to https://opcleansweep.org/pledge/ocs-blue/.

Posted August 3, 2018

DENVER, CO — Wohlers Associates, Inc., Denver, partnered with the Quebec Industrial Research Center to offer a 3-day intensive training course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) in June. The course was geared to designers, engineers, and managers interested in learning how to design parts based on additive manufacturing principles. Topics covered in the training included part consolidation, topology optimization, lattice and mesh structures, and DfAM rules and guidelines. Participants received hands-on experience by designing parts for additive manufacturing and building those parts using industrial additive manufacturing equipment during the course.

Posted August 2, 2018

ARLINGTON, VA — The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) has announced three regional specialties forums that will take place across the country in 2018. The specialties forums are part of the organization’s ChemSectors program and are designed to draw executive-level attendance. The forums focus on industry trends, networking, and economic topics. The first forum focused on the pharmaceutical industry and was held June 13 in Philadelphia, PA. The forum schedule includes upcoming events in Cleveland, OH, and Houston, TX, in the fall. To learn more, go to http://www.socma.com/specialties-forum.

Posted August 1, 2018

Manufacturing Day has been set for Friday, October 5, and is a day designed to encourage manufacturers to convene to address their collective challenges and focus on growth. Manufacturing Day is also designed to encourage manufacturers to open their doors to show what manufacturing is through a variety of hosted events. In 2017, more than 600,000 people attended Manufacturing Day events, including nearly 267,000 students. Organizers have designed a user-friendly event locator. To find or participate in a nearby Manufacturing Day event, go to http://www.mfgday.com/events.

Posted July 31, 2018

DUNDAS, ON — Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., based in Dundas, ON, is investing $81.5 million in a new additive manufacturing technology center in Oakville, ON. The company designs and manufactures metal and plastic additive manufacturing parts for various industries. Burloak’s new facility is expected to allow the company to scale up and reach new markets by developing innovative designs and new products as well as improve its manufacturing processes. The new additive manufacturing technology center is supported by funding from Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund and the Canadian Strategic Innovation Fund, which is a program designed to attract business investments in all industry sectors by encouraging research and development.

Posted July 30, 2018

DEER RIVER, CT — Inventec Performance Chemicals USA LLC has announced the completion of production and laboratory upgrades to its solder powder production plant. The upgraded laboratories now have the latest technology and equipment for particle sizing and chemical analysis, allowing the company to accurately perform distribution analysis ranging from 1 to 200 microns and encompasses solder powders from Type 1 through Type 8. Other technology upgrades also have allowed the company to perform accurate analysis of metals and alloys. Further production upgrades have increased Inventec’s capacity to produce Type 3, 4, and 5 solder powders. New sizing equipment and improved environmental controls will allow the company to double production.

Posted July 27, 2018

FREDERICK, MD — U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. has announced that it has completed the $750 million acquisition of EP Minerals, Reno, NV, a global producer of engineered materials created from industrial minerals, including diatomaceous earth, calcium bentonite, and perlite. The company’s industrial minerals are used as filter aids, absorbents, and functional additives in food and beverages, biofuels, recreational water, oil and gas, plastics, paint, and more. U.S. Silica Holdings, Frederick, MD, is a producer of commercial silica used in a variety of industrial applications.

Posted July 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is renewing its call for OSHA to enact a comprehensive general industry standard for combustible dust. The CSB’s 2006 combustible dust study reviewed three combustible-dust-related incidents over a 2-year period and identified 281 combustible dust incidents from 1980 to 2005 that killed 119 workers, injured 718, and damaged facilities. According to the CSB, five additional dust-related incidents were investigated, which involved 27 fatalities and 61 injuries, since 2006. Since that time, the CSB has been urging OSHA to issue a general industry standard for combustible dust. The CSB board is recommending that OSHA follow the NFPA’s combustible dust standard NFPA 652 when developing its own standard. The CSB has released a combustible dust safety fact sheet that can be found at http://bit.ly/DustFactSheet.

Posted July 24, 2018

CHICAGO, IL — A study conducted by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) found that entry-level women engineers of color lack access to role models and that they encounter gender and racial biases in the workforce. The study was designed to identify strategies to diversify the engineering profession. Numerous women participating in the study indicated that they’re dissatisfied with their salary and benefits and some discovered they were receiving a lower salary than others at the same level. Results of the study indicate various ways to retain and support women of color in the engineering profession, including helping them find mentors, offering more support after a job relocation, and increasing diversity in the organization’s leadership. To read the report, go to https://bit.ly/2FuXMBl.

Posted July 23, 2018

FORT COLLINS, CO — Wohlers Associates Inc., an independent consulting firm, has released Wohlers Report 2018, the latest version of its annual report. The worldwide review and analysis of additive manufacturing and 3-D printing states that sales of metal additive manufacturing systems increased by nearly 80 percent in 2017 with an estimated 1,768 systems sold through the year, up from 983 sold in 2016. Wohlers found that 135 companies around the world produced and sold industrial additive manufacturing systems at an increased rate based on the compiled information from 76 co-authors and contributors from 32 countries. To purchase a copy of the report for $595, go to http://wohlersassociates.com/2018report.htm.

Posted July 20, 2018

CORNING, NY — Corning Inc. has announced that it will invest in a high-volume specialty glass manufacturing facility that will create 300 new jobs in Durham County, NC. The specialty glass that will be manufactured will be used for pharmaceutical glass packaging, which the company says will reduce particle contamination, breaks, and cracks. The facility is part of the company’s 2017 plan to invest $500 million and create 1,000 new US jobs.

Posted July 19, 2018

SKOOKUMCHUCK, BC — Skookumchuck Pulp, a mill that produces softwood pulp for the North American and Asian markets, has been fined more than $241,000 for failing to properly control combustible dust. Combustible dust was found at the mill on multiple horizontal surfaces and fixtures in the chip screen building, according to the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia (WorkSafeBC). Combustible dust was also found to have direct contact with potential ignition sources, including light fixtures, conveyor rollers and bearings, and electric motors.

Posted July 18, 2018

GRANADA, Spain — The waste byproducts from olive oil production have been found to be useful to create more sustainable and stronger building materials. Olive stones are now considered to be a sustainable alternative to produce lightweight aggregates in construction mortars. Spain is the world’s largest olive oil and olive producer, which results in nearly 37,500 tons of olive-stone waste each year. Researchers at the University of Granada have found that the olive production waste is currently used as biomass but has a calorific value that’s seven times greater than heating oil. So, the goal now is to find a more profitable use for this waste. Three olive-stone by-products were studied for use as lightweight aggregates such as perlite, vermiculite, and expanded clay. Aggregates like these typically require a significant amount of energy to produce, but the olive-stone waste has a low energy demand, making the material effective as a lightweight aggregate. After analyzing three types of olive-stone waste, researchers concluded that it’s only viable to substitute expanded clay by calcined olive stones to manufacture lightweight mortars because of significant porosity, uniform granulometry, low real and bulk density, and the waste’s degree of adhesion with concrete.

Posted July 17, 2018

ROTHDALE, UK — Makin Metal Powders, Rothdale, has appointed Magnum Metals, Nettleton, MS, as its North American sales agent. Makin Metal Powders has attributed the partnership to Magnum’s long history in the metal powder industry and strong service. Makin Metal Powders manufactures copper, bronze, and tin powders; infiltrants; press-ready premix powders; and alloys.

Posted July 16, 2018

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN — The organizers of GEAPS Exchange 2018 are reporting the highest number of exhibitors to date at this year’s event. Exhibitors numbered 425 at the 2018 show, and the attendee count came in at 2,918 from 21 different countries. In addition to the trade show, the event featured 40 hours of educational components. The event took place in March at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. Organizers are now setting their sights on planning the GEAPS Exchange 2019 event that will be held March 9-12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. GEAPS stands for the Grain Elevator and Processing Society and the GEAPS Exchange is an expo for the grain industry that includes educational opportunities, networking, and the chance to meet with exhibitors to discuss equipment.

Posted July 13, 2018

ESSEX, UK — Hanningfield Process Systems, Essex, has announced it has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the category of international trade. The award recognizes a company’s contribution to United Kingdom exports as well as its role within the local community, its environmental impact, and the quality of its relationships with suppliers, partners, employees, and customers. Hanningfield is an independent family-owned business specializing in the design and manufacture of process equipment for the pharmaceutical industry. After winning the award, Hanningfield was invited to a royal reception at Buckingham Palace later this year. The Queen’s Award affords the company global recognition and is valid for 5 years

Posted July 12, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH — Global bulk packaging demand is expected to increase faster than it has in the previous 10 years despite a wane in growth from the Asia Pacific, according to the study Global Bulk Packaging by Product and Market, 3rd edition by The Freedonia Group. Findings from the research indicate that larger, reusable containers will have the highest growth potential in the coming years. The first markers of importance to purchasers remains the bulk packaging performance and costs, but for more affluent markets, sustainability and environmental impact of how the product is made will be key. For these reasons, steel drums will make up the largest share of the global drum market but plastic drum demand will grow more rapidly through 2021. The overall global demand for bulk packaging drums is projected to increase by 4.6 percent annually reaching $11.0 billion by 2021, according to the report. Additionally, global demand for all bulk packaging types is projected to increase by 4.1 percent per year to $65.5 billion in 2021. For more info and to purchase a copy of the report for $6,300, visit www.freedoniagroup.com.

Posted July 11, 2018

STATE COLLEGE, PA — A team of Penn State engineers have discovered that synthetic microspheres with nanoscale holes can absorb light from all different directions across many frequencies, causing the spheres to be suitable as antireflective coatings. The synthetic microspheres are produced using a five-step process using electrochemical deposition and the process can be scaled up. Additionally, many different materials, such as gold, silver, or manganese oxide, can be used to make the synthetic brochosomes needed for the process. Applications that could benefit from these findings include antireflective coating and solar cell applications. Shikuan Yang, a professor from Zhejiang University, is the lead author of the research paper “Ultra-reflective Synthetic Brochosomes” along with researchers from Penn State.

The synthetic spheres research also explains how leaf hopping insects hide from predators. Leaf hopping insects extrude microparticles, called brochosomes, wiping them on their wings to stay dry during wet conditions. What researchers now understand as a result of this research is that brochosomes also allow leaf hopping insects and their eggs to blend in with the background at the wavelengths of light visible to predators, protecting these insects from harm. To read the study published in Nature Communications, go to https://go.nature.com/2zfh2DZ.

Posted July 10, 2018

CARY, NC — Mark Newton has been named regional manager, EMEA, at Bühler Aeroglide. Newton will be based in Manchester, UK, and will be responsible for business development and strategic planning for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. He has extensive experience in the chemical, mineral, food, waste, automotive, and aerospace business sectors and most recently worked at Mitchell Dryers Ltd., where he was a sales engineer. Bühler Aeroglide, Cary, NC, a division of Bühler Group, supplies drying equipment.

Posted July 9, 2018

VALLEY COTTAGE, NY — The global bulk materials handling systems market is expected to reach a 4.3 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2017 and 2027, according to the report Bulk Material Handling Systems Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2027) by Future Market Insights. As of 2016, the market was valued at more than $3 billion and is expected to be valued at $5 billion by the end of 2027. According to the report, sea ports and cargo terminals will play an important role in the development of global bulk material handling systems. Additionally, the development of the mining industry is anticipated to speed up because of the demand for natural resources and minerals. According to the report, “the growth of the manufacturing and mining industries at a global level is expected to create significant opportunities for the bulk material handling systems market and, in turn, fuel the production as well as the sales of such systems, which are further used in these applications. The mining application segment in the bulk material handling systems market is expected to account for a share of 28.4 percent in the global market in 2017 and is projected to reach approximately 29.3 percent by the end of 2027.” For more info and to purchase a copy of the report for $5,000, visit www.futuremarketinsights.com.

Posted July 6, 2018

ERIE, PA — Eriez has launched a quick-ship service for shipping vibratory equipment to customers, which has been particularly well-received among aggregate processors. The company’s Feeders Fast program, which is part of the quick-ship stocking program, ships from a selection of 40 electromagnetic feeder models within 5 days of the order date to credit-approved customers. The company manufactures and supplies magnetic, vibratory, and inspection equipment.

Posted July 5, 2018

FLORENCE, KY — Lödige Process Technology, Florence, is celebrating 80 years in business. The company supplies process equipment to various industries, including pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics, construction, plastics, chemicals, metallurgy, cellulose, starch, minerals and ores, and environmental applications. The parent company, Gebrüder Lödige Maschinenbau GmbH, was founded in 1938 in Paderborn, Germany. Lödige’s mixer was patented in 1949 and operates on mechanically generated fluidized bed principles. Lödige Process Technology, the U.S. subsidiary of Gebrüder Lödige Maschinenbau GmbH, manufactures and supplies process mixing and drying equipment for the dry bulk solids industry.

Posted July 4, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB — Richardson International has announced it will open a $30 million food innovation facility based in Winnipeg to boost innovation and research in agriculture and food product development. The 62,000-square-foot facility will be home to Richardson’s food development team, product development team, analytical laboratory, and a culinary test and demonstration kitchen. The center will also house a microbiology lab with a quality analysis area. Richardson is a handler and merchandiser of Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and is a vertically integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. The company currently employs more than 2,600 workers worldwide.

Posted July 3, 2018

ORANGE, TX — DowDuPont Inc. has announced it will invest nearly $100 million in the next 2 years to expand its manufacturing capacity and modernize its Sabine River Works (SBW) facility based in Orange County, TX. The investment will expand the company’s production capacity for specialty materials manufactured at the site. According to the company, the investment is necessary to meet the growing demand from the packaging and specialty plastics business of DowDuPont’s materials and science division as well as the transportation and advanced polymers business of the operation’s specialty products division. The additional capacity is expected to start in several phases beginning in 2020. To learn more, go to https://bit.ly/2vXwPqL.

Posted July 2, 2018

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia House and Senate have passed a bill called HB 785 that’s designed to support businesses that convert used recycled plastics into useful fuels, chemicals, or feedstocks for new plastics. The bill promotes keeping used plastics out of landfills and supporting recycling endeavors. Georgia stepped up with the approval of HB 785 after successful similar bills in Florida and Wisconsin. The bill removes common regulatory barriers in implementing innovative technologies to ensure plastics are converted into new products. Estimates indicate that converting Georgia’s nonrecycled plastics into energy could provide fuel for more than 357,000 cars each year. Experts have determined that converting nonrecycled plastics into petrochemical feedstocks and fuels could support 11 operational facilities and generate about $94 million in economic output annually in Georgia.

Posted June 29, 2018

BAN SAO THONG, Thailand — Top Polymer Enterprise Ltd., Ban Sao Thong, a thermoplastic elastomer producer, has announced it will invest $15 million in a factory in Social Circle, GA. The 60,000-square-foot facility will have three compounding lines with an annual capacity of 16 million pounds. Top Polymer has two compounding factories in China and plans to have the US site operational by May 2019. The company’s CEO is targeting $10 million in sales from the Georgia plant within 3 years. Approximately 80 percent of the company’s business stems from Asia, but the CEO says that many of the company’s customers are headquartered in North America and Europe. Top Polymer employs 150 people at the China-based facilities, located in Liyang and Dongguan, and plans to staff 70 employees at the Georgia plant.

Posted June 28, 2018

BARRINGTON, IL — BAP Industries of Guatemala has announced plans to build a bamboo biorefinery and associated paper mill, which will be located near Nicaragua’s bamboo raw resource. The plant is expected to produce more than 275,000 tons of bamboo annually. BAP will be partnering with Advance Pulp and Paper Machinery (AP&P) of British Columbia and has signed a 10-year bamboo purchase agreement with EcoPlanet Bamboo Group. BAP and AP&P say the bamboo pulping technology results in a zero-waste, closed-loop, and chlorine-free process that requires only 30 percent of the energy and water needed for typical wood chip pulp mill processing.

Posted June 27, 2018

CANONSBURG, PA — Metso has entered in an agreement to acquire the mobile crushing and screening plant provider P.J. Jonsson & Söner based in Sweden. The acquisition will position Metso to further provide services for the aggregates industry. Metso, Canonsburg, PA, supplies equipment and services to the mining, aggregates, recycling, and process industries.

Posted June 26, 2018

CHANGZHOU, China — Bühler Aeroglide has opened a manufacturing and research and development (R&D) site in Changzhou, China. The animal nutrition R&D Application Center will focus on solutions for livestock animals, aquaculture, and pets in addition to grain logistics. The facility is managed by 15 employees operating two pilot plants and will serve as an animal nutrition training center for customers and employees. A three-day grand opening event held in April attracted more than 400 customers from nearly 30 countries. At the ceremony, gold dust was poured over the plant, which symbolizes a bountiful harvest. Bühler Aeroglide, Cary, NC, a division of Bühler Group, supplies drying equipment.

Posted June 25, 2018

SELBYVILLE, DE — The aerospace coatings market is projected to surpass $1 billion by 2024, according to the report Aerospace Coatings Market Size by Resin (Polyurethane, Epoxy), by Technology (Solvent Based Coatings, Waterbased Coatings, Powder Coatings), by User (OEM, MRO), by Aircraft (Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Helicopters, Spacecraft), by Application (Exterior, Interior), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia, Poland, Netherlands, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Algeria, UAE, Syria, South Africa), Application Development, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2017-2024 by Global Market Insights.

According to the report, the aerospace coatings market was worth $680 million in 2016 and the demand is estimated to reach a 5.4 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2024. One reason for the upturn in this market is that manufacturers are investing more in research and development to create cost-effective performance products, which will support the aerospace coating market growth through 2024. The report cites PPG Industrial Coatings, a company that invested $7.8 million in a coating innovation center, as an example of the growth coming in this market. Nanotechnology will foster growth, as well, because of the efforts needed to prevent metal corrosion in aircrafts and in other industries. For more info and to purchase a copy of the report for $4,500, visit www.gminsights.com.

Posted June 22, 2018

MARIETTA, OH — Mole-Master Services Corp. has expanded its silo cleaning services by adding new inspection rigs and equipment to its fleet. The company’s silo inspection process starts with trained engineers conducting a visual inspection of a silo’s exterior and roof. Then, further inspection is required in the interior structure, including beam pockets, sound tests to evaluate the condition of the concrete, thickness testing of steel cones and silos, and interviews with personnel. The new equipment allows the company to expand its inspection services. The company, Marietta, OH, manufactures and supplies silo and bin cleaning equipment.

Posted June 21, 2018

TUCKAHOE, NY — Edel Rodriguez has been appointed director of business development, Americas, at Elcan Industries Inc. He joins the company with 10 years of experience in the sieving industry. Rodriguez earned his degree in civil engineering from the University of Miami and plans to further his education with a master’s degree in business administration. He will work to develop The company’s sieving equipment business along with its line of rectangular and tumbler screeners. The company supplies dry bulk solids screening equipment.

Posted June 20, 2018

ALBANY, NY — Stainless steel production will continue to drive the chromium market, which is expected to reach $18 billion by 2026, according to the report Chromium Market (Grade — Metallurgical Grade, Refractory & Foundry Grade, and Chemical Intermediary Grade; Application — Stainless Steel Production, Alloyed Steel Production, Non-ferrous Alloy Production, Refractory Additives, and Others) — Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017-2026 by Transparency Market Research.

Increasing demand from the stainless steel industry for projects such as building and construction, manufacturing, and automotive is expected to be the top driver for chromium. This mineral accounts for approximately 20 percent of stainless steel composition and enhances the metal’s hardness and oxidation resistance, which means it prevents corrosion. Therefore, augmented demand for stainless steel will have a positive influence on demand for chromium in the coming years. For more info and to purchase a copy of the report for $5,795, visit www.transparencymarketresearch.com.

Posted June 19, 2018

TOKYO, Japan — Researchers from Tokyo’s Waseda University have found approximately 16 million tons of rare earth elements in deep sea sludge off Japan’s Minami-Tori-shima Island. Rare earth minerals are a series of 17 chemical elements that can be found in the Earth’s crust, and, until now, were typically mined inland. Of the 120 million tons of land-based, global rare earth deposits, approximately 44 million are located in China, 22 million are in Brazil, and 18 million are in Russia. Some rare earth minerals, such as neodymium and praseodymium, are used to manufacture high-performance permanent magnets.

This new discovery netted a semi-infinite supply of rare earth elements located in a 965-square-mile seabed in the Pacific about 1,150 miles from Tokyo, accounting for several centuries’ worth of rare earth elements, according to the university’s announcement. “Rare earth elements and yttrium (REY) are critical in renewable energy technologies and electronics, for example, hybrid vehicles, rechargeable batteries, wind turbines, and light-emitting diodes, as well as medical technologies,” said Yutaro Takaya, associate professor at Waseda University and lead author of the study. “Our findings may change Japan’s policies and strategies on natural resource management, for we could possibly become self-reliant in terms of rare-earth mineral resource and build a sustainable future.”

The use of a hydrocyclone separator has allowed the research team to recover biogenic calcium phosphate grains selectively. The quality of the rare earth elements recovered is 20 times that found inland. The team is working to enhance the recovery quality to 50 times. To read the study, go to https://go.nature.com/2Kpgo9A.

Posted June 18, 2018

SAINT PAUL, MN — The upcoming Powder and Bulk Engineering Southeast Powder Show™ and Conference will include industry expert conference sessions on various topics relevant to handling powder and bulk solid materials. We’ve recorded brief interviews with our presenters, so they can tell you about their sessions and what important topics they’ll cover at the show. Our presenters have decades of experience in the industry and attendees are encouraged to bring questions to ask the presenters at the conferences. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited in each session. To listen to the presenter interviews, click here.

Posted June 15, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH — US demand for cement additives is expected to grow 7.2 percent annually to reach $2.0 billion by 2022, according to the study Construction Chemicals in the US by Product and Market, 7th Edition by The Freedonia Group.

The expected growth will be driven in part by the use of higher value and better performing additives like water reducers and specialty additives. The continued use of advanced cement technologies offering stronger performance and ease of placement, such as high-performance and self-consolidating concrete, will also generate demand. The report states that the growth in this market will be stimulated by growth in transportation infrastructure construction spending, residential and nonresidential building improvement and repair spending, and a shift in product mix to higher value, more sustainable, and user-friendly products. For more info and to purchase a copy of the report for $5,300, visit www.freedoniagroup.com.