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New managing director at Sycamore Process Engineering

The leadership team at the Somerset-based company, which serves dairy, food and beverage industries in the UK, has shifted: the company’s operations director Jerry Redman has been appointed as managing director.

Redman comments: “I have been busy in the background working on a growth strategy for the business, and while we can already see ...
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12/04/2021 AllAssets for Formosa Plastic Professional services company Lloyd’s Register is to deploy its asset ... » Read More

09/04/2021 Vert's hand tool compressor Compressor technology pioneer Vert Technologies has launched the new A200 ... » Read More

09/04/2021 Signal gas analyser and tablet Following an intensive development programme, the company has announced ... » Read More
08/04/2021 ChampionX wins North Sea deals ChampionX has secured two contracts worth a combined £2.8 million for ... » Read More

08/04/2021 New plastic recycling plant UK start-up Mura Technology plans to commission the first commercial plant ... » Read More

07/04/2021 Sulzer sorts Vienna wastewater The E_OS (Energy Optimization through Sludge Treatment) project on the ... » Read More

The enemy in the room

In a further move to protect the workforce, HSE inspectors are targeting firms that flout the rules on dealing with dust hazards. And high on the list of offenders is hardwood. By Brian Wall

Exposure to wood dust has long been associated with a variety of adverse health effects, from dermatitis and asthma, to hypersensitivity pneumonitis and ...
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08/04/2021 Making an ATV Five years ago, Agile Vehicle Technology spotted a gap in the market for an industrial-grade, hydrostatic vehicle that could operate on any terrain while maintaining manoeuvrability, speed, robustness, value for money and a heavy load ... » Read More

01/04/2021 Hannover Fair, 12-16 April Although hoping for a mixed digital and in-person event in 2021, the organisers of the Hannover Fair admitted that the COVID pandemic has forced them to rule out an in-person event. Rather than cancel, it has gone ahead with a ... » Read More

31/03/2021 Out of the cold As this is being written in February, the UK has vaccinated more than 15 million people. One factor that should not be underestimated in that successful roll-out is the cold chain. Many of the vaccinations given so far have been the ... » Read More
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