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  • Flooring manufacturer reduces operating costs with a customized heat recovery system - Case Study

    Rising energy costs effect your bottom line. You don’t have to be a CFO to understand that energy costs are high and show little sign of relief these days. To combat the rising cost of natural gas, many companies that operate air pollution control systems are beginning to look at methods that economically recover heat for use somewhere else in their manufacturing operations. One leading ...

  • Engineering Expertise for a Diamond Mine in Canada`s Far North

    When Fabricated Plastics Limited of Maple, Ontario was invited to quote on some work for a diamond mining company in Canada's North West Territories, they were naturally intrigued by such a high interest project. The world of diamonds immediately conjures up exciting thoughts of exotic locations and immense wealth. In fact, the long, complex and arduous task of identifying diamond deposits, the ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • ARCO Chemical - Case Study

    Custom Designed Furnace Reclaims $100,000 Condenser PCPC burn-off oven removed 4,240 lbs. of styrene polymer in compliance with local environmental laws. The Problem: ARCO Chemical Company's Beaver Valley plant in Monaca, PA, a manufacturer of styrene-based plastics, was experiencing severe problems and expense with the periodic cleaning of their ...

  • Book Reviews: Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating The Unseen Polluters

    Keywords: Sustainable development, environmental liability, attribution of environmental costs, post-enlightenment economic rationality, preventative principles, environmental authoritarianism. Since publication of Socially Responsible Investment Law we have witnessed the 'credit crunch' and its aftermath, with concerns now widespread as to the risks of so-called light-touch regulation of ...


  • A solution to fracturing water supply and disposal issues

    “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” –The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge Many topics of conversation among oil and gas industry professionals are predictable – oil price trends, the “great shift change” imperiling the available workforce, and production quotas and caps from OPEC. Yet one pressing topic among those developing ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • When Was the Last Time You Saw a Cabin Built Out of Concrete and Rebar?

    Probably never.  A log cabin might be an optimal shape and size for wood, but the qualities of reinforced concrete allow builders to push building designs far beyond the limitations of wood. Rather than merely replicating the strategies of the past, architects found ways to capitalize on the new strengths of concrete to create structures like the Burj Al-Arab, the Sears Tower, and the Sydney ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • Material Matters - An Engineering and Fabrication Challenge

    The world of engineering is a very large and diverse universe which ranges from electrial, mechanical and civil to environmentaland structural. It is true that their varied disciplines have many qualities in common, e.g. the mixture of logic, creativity, awareness of cost /benefit ratio etc., are requirements of all engineering. It is equally true that each discipline has its own mind set, ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

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