Piovan Group building automation equipment plant in Suzhou, China

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Piovan Group building automation equipment plant in Suzhou, China

Venice, Italy-based Piovan Group is building a 32,800-square-foot facility in Suzhou, China, to produce automation systems for the plastics, food powders and refrigeration markets. Founded in 1934 as a mechanical engineering company, Piovan entered the plastics industry in 1964 as an auxiliary equipment manufacturer. The group has nine production facilities in Italy, Germany, Brazil and

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Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (July 16, 2021)

Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk wells completed by EOG Resources at a single wellpad in Webb County, Texas, plus a Niobrara venture in the Powder River Basin announced by Devon Energy top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world. This post appeared first on Hart Energy.

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US Drillers Add Oil, Gas Rigs for Third Consecutive Week

U.S. energy firms added oil and natural gas rigs for a third week in a row for the first time since May even though oil prices eased for a second week after recently hitting a six-year high. The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose five to 484 in the

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Nigeria Revamps Oil Sector Law in Pursuit of Dwindling Investment

Nigeria’s parliament on July 16 cleared a historic petroleum overhaul that seeks to attract waning investment to its ageing oil sector and sent the measure to the president for signature. The overhaul, in the works for 20 years, is the first sweeping update to the laws that govern everything from oil drilling to fuel sales

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Marketed: Sue-Ann Operating Sheridan Lease, Colorado County, Texas

The following information is provided by EnergyNet. All inquiries on the following listings should be directed to EnergyNet. Hart Energy is not a brokerage firm and does not endorse or facilitate any transactions. Sue-Ann Operating LC retained EnergyNet for the sale of a Mohat Field opportunity along the Texas Gulf Coast in Colorado County through a sealed-bid

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Deck makers balance capacity limits, strong sales

New London, N.C.-based Fiberon LLC was among the decking manufacturers that had cut production costs and retail prices to compete better against the wood products that dominate the market. Then, in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put new dynamics in their favor. Homeowners went on shopping sprees for decking and a lumber shortage led to

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Leading suppliers book booths at Detroit molding expo

Milacron, KraussMaffei, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, Wittmann Battenfeld and Conair are among the major machinery and equipment suppliers that have already booked booths at the Injection Molding and Design Expo, which is taking place March 16-17, 2022 at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. More than 60 booths have been reserved so far at the free-to-attend

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BP: Natural Gas Showed “Great Resilience” In 2020

Despite a drop in global energy demand due to COVID-19, natural gas emerged from the pandemic in a position of strength, according to BP’s recently released 2021 Statistical Review. As the report explains, global primary energy demand fell by 4.5 percent in 2020 – the largest decline since World War II. Yet, natural gas performed

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Perspective: Plastics industry should support federal infrastructure spending

Our nation’s water system is failing. And unless the plastics industry takes an active role in supporting full federal funding for our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, we will miss a historic moment to innovate and modernize America’s water systems. Our advocacy to Congress can bring safe, reliable and affordable water service to millions of Americans for

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Primex invests $1.3M in digital printing project

Primex Design and Fabrication, a subsidiary of Richmond, Ind.-based sheet extruder Primex Plasics Corp., is investing a total of $1.3 million in a new digital printer project including training for staff to expand its product line. Primex will use the new equipment “to enhance products we were previously manufacturing such as point of purchase displays,

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Biden Aiming to Make America Energy Dependent Again

AmericanEnergy Alliance …. ….   [Editor’s Note: The Joe Biden puppeteers and Chinese controllers are clearly aiming to undo American energy independence and, once again, make us dependent on foreign energy.] Last week OPEC+ talks on oil production quotas for member nations stalled and, as a result, oil prices rose. The Biden administration is somewhat concerned

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Value-chain team creates new high-barrier recyclable PE food pouch

Five different companies throughout the packaging supply chain have joined forces to create what they say is new, more sustainable flexible packaging for food. The companies — Dow, Syntegon, Comexi, Plastchim-T and Ticinoplast — say the high-barrier mono-material structured polyethylene pouch is not only functional, but designed to enable recyclability in PE-streams. Conventional multi-layer flexible pouches are unable to

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Biden 30 x 30 Federal Land Grab An Elitist Utopian Scheme

federal land Paul DriessenCFACT …. ….  [Editor’s Note: Biden wants to “preserve 30% of our land” with a Federal land grab while covering America with land gobbling, inefficient and intermittent green energy “farms.”] Via yet another decree (Executive Order 14008), President Biden has instructed government agencies to “permanently protect” at least 30% of all U.S.

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