Plant Production Articles

  • Premier Plant Producers

    Premier Plant Producers has been using Passfield since 2004 and traceability has been one of the key benefits. The batch numbers (which are allocated at the point an order is placed) can be traced throughout the processes on the nursery as well as the transport and invoicing systems in the office. Premier Plant Producers’ customers can quote these batch numbers from delivery notes, order ...


    By Passfield Data Systems Ltd

  • Should organic certification be banned for hydroponic crops?

    The USDA recommendation also includes banning aquaponics and aeroponics. The proposal would allow for some types of container production systemsthat meet the nitrogen formulas provided by the Crops Subcommittee. ...


    By Dosatron International Inc.

  • Why Plants and Refineries Perform Turnarounds

    No industrial company looks forward to performing turnarounds, but a turnaround can actually benefit the plant’s operations. Scheduling a non-production period is not ea for any manufacturer, but it is essential for safe, efficient operations. Taking downtime from the regular operations shifts the focus to maintenance. Speed is essential, because when a turnaround lasts too long, it ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • World’s Largest Succinic Acid Plant Opened In Canada

    On August 6, 2015, BioAmber Inc. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd announced the opening of their joint succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario. This joint venture cost approximately $141.5 million to build and has a capacity of 30,000 tons of succinic acid per year, making it the world's ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • `Much more extra jobs by partially changing over to biomass`

    If the Dutch chemical industry were to halve its use of fossil raw materials and switch instead to biomass such as grass, beet or maize, tens of thousands of new jobs would be created. They would mainly be needed in the agricultural sector – where employment levels are steadily decreasing – to extract the renewable raw materials. During his farewell address as Professor of ...

  • The European market is still the main customers of the Hengsheng factory

    Hengsheng Tire has announced the signing of the "Technology Contract Agreement" with China, Audi was early December, 2007 for the production of the new Audi A6L?in Shenyang, the new Audi A4 90000 loading wheel rims. This is an easy way to Hengsheng tire market in China, the rapid establishment of brand images, enhance customer loyalty, among the top five of the world. Although the paltry 90,000 ...

  • Open innovation in process industries: a lifecycle perspective on development of process equipment

    The development and installation of new process equipment in production plants typically requires strong collaboration among a process firm and various equipment suppliers. While incentives to collaborate often are strong, close collaboration also poses significant problems, throughout the lifecycle of process equipment. The purpose of this article is to explore the problems and opportunities ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Proximities, knowledge and skills and the future of the Welsh aerospace industry

    This paper contrasts proximities, skills and knowledge in the aerospace industry of Wales, UK. It distinguishes between three areas of main strengths and assesses their current and future viability. North Wales represents a vertical production supply chain cluster dominated by an Airbus plant. The industry in South Wales is more fragmented and less embedded in the region, and qualifies as an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conserving and enhancing maize genetic resources as global public goods–a perspective from CIMMYT

    The growing demands for food, feed, and bioenergy worldwide will require a 2% per annum increase in global maize (Zea mays L.) production. Maize is one of the most important staple food crops across the developing world as well as being an important feed crop for global livestock production and the emerging biofuel industry. Maize genotypes can range from 0.5 to 5 m standing height at flowering, ...

  • CEMEX

    CEMEX is the third largest cement producer worldwide, producing 80 million metric tons of cement annually. The company operates over 60 cement production plants and is the world’s largest producer of white cement. The Fairborn facility consists of one vertical roller mill for the raw grinding, one fifteen-foot diameter kiln and one 5,500 horsepower finish mill. Cemex implemented a project on a ...


    By Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • Sterling Chemicals

    Sterling Chemicals styrene plant produces 1.7 billion pounds of 99 percent styrene monomer annually. Sterling deployed Pavilion’s APC solution to help improve the profitability and performance of its styrene production at the Texas City ...


    By Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • Ethanol Company - Iowa

    A leading ethanol producer located in Iowa produces approximately 50 million gallons of ethanol annually. The plant is owned by more than 750 members, two-thirds of whom are farmers. In order to maximize production and increase operational efficiencies, the company selected Pavilion’s model predictive control (MPC) ethanol solution to enhance the performance of its dryers, syrup evaporator and ...


    By Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • Fonterra Co-Operative, LTD.

    FONTERRA CO-OPERATIVE LTD. , the world’s largest dairy ingredients company, used Pavilion solutions to realize its goal of improving product quality consistency, increasing throughput, and improving operating efficiency. The result at one production plant: a 60% reduction in product deviation and an increase of 200,000 liters per day in product ...


    By Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • Are industries destined toward "productivity paradox"? An empirical case of Korea

    Advanced economies have been experiencing a common phenomenon since the 1970s called the Productivity Paradox, due to a context that the link between R&D and economic outcomes is becoming more and more difficult to track, at a time when R&D budget has been increasing. Taking the theoretical notion as a backdrop, this research attempts to analyse the Productivity Paradox phenomenon with reference ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technology, human resources and international competitiveness in the Korean auto industry: the case of Kia Motors

    The case of Kia Motors highlights the problems of auto companies in Korea making the transition from a rather rigid supply-oriented mass production system to a more flexible demand driven lean production approach. This involves both technical and human resource issues. Comparing the experiences of two plants in the Kia Company (Sohari and Asan) it is shown that failure to more effectively develop ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The role of continuous improvement within globalisation

    In recent times, almost every day, company mergers and acquisitions are announced to gain a better position in the dawn of globalisation. By becoming a global player, a company deals with different economically developed regions being linked to each other with an increasing exchange of products and services. Especially products are affected by regional technical, economical or demand ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improved Comfort Factor with Recycled Content by Reformulation of Flexible Slabstock Foams, presented to the Polyurethanes Exposition, October 2001.

    ABSTRACTFinely ground scrap polyurethane foam (Mobius Powdered Urethane, or M-PU) is used commercially in the production of new slabstock. The ability to reformulate to maintain density, hardness, and other properties is key tomechanical recycling. Here, we present results of recent flexible slabstock trials with powdered urethane, and relatethem using simple mathematical models for the ...


    By Mobius Technologies

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