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Industry and Regulatory Changes in Offshore Operations

Industry and Regulatory Changes in Offshore Operations

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MRC Global Expands Service to Chemours in the U.S. Gulf Coast

12 HOURS AGO

MRC Global Inc. announced that its subsidiary, MRC Global (US) Inc., has been awarded an agreement to be the primary provider of pipe, valve, fitting (PVF) products and services to all U.S. locations of The Chemours Company. The five-year agreement added the Gulf Coast region and also includes valve a...

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Sunbelt Supply Opens Shanghai Valve and Automation Center

3 DAYS AGO

Sunbelt Supply celebrated the grand opening of its new Valve and Automation Center with an open house on May 12, 2016 in Shanghai, China. The open house welcomed 80 customers and manufacturers. Attendees toured the newly stocked warehouse and automation center .

Sunbelt Supply Shanghai is a joint ventu...

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U.S. Chemical Production Stalled in April

14 HOURS AGO

According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) was flat in April , following a 0.4% gain in March, and a 0.1% decline in February, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). In April, the Gulf Coast was the only region to post a smal...

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Why the Sudden Surge in Chemical Industry M&A Deals?

5 DAYS AGO

“Earlier this year, ChemChina agreed to buy Syngenta in a $43 billion deal. And in another sign of the eat-or-be-eaten climate of the industry, this year Monsanto attempted and then ditched its own attempt at an acquisition, and has now become the target of a possible takeover by Bayer and BAS...

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Why Innovation is the Key to U.S. Manufacturing Growth

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Manufacturing may be facing some headwinds, but it’s undeniably in the midst of a technological renaissance that is transforming the look, systems and processes of the modern factory. Despite the risks — and despite recent history — industrial manufacturing companies cannot afford ...

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Obama Administration Announces New Overtime Rules

4 DAYS AGO

Vice-President Biden announced this week that the administration has updated overtime regulations to better reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Among other things, this action raises the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week to $913 ($47,476 per year). The fin...

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Garlock Expands Line of Low-load Gaskets

garlock 3504 stress saverGarlock Sealing Technologies has expanded its line of low-load gaskets for sealing metallic and non-metallic piping systems with the addition of its 3504 GYLON® Stress Saver® gasket for industrial applications such as chemical processing, semiconductor production and pulp and paper.

Also being added is the 3505 GYLON® Stress Saver® for potable water applications.

The new gaskets are designed to seal lightweight metallic, plastic and fiberglass flanges that cannot provide the proper loads required to compress conventional fiber or PTFE gaskets. The molded, raised, concentric ribs allow for a more concentrated gasket load, creating a tighter seal with less torque on both flat and raised face flanges.

The gasket material - 100% GYLON® PTFE with glass microspheres - provides superior cold-flow and creep resistance, eliminating the need for frequent retorquing. In ongoing laboratory testing under controlled conditions, a 3504 GYLON® Stress Saver® ® gasket installed in fiberglass flanges has logged more than 3,000 thermal cycles without leaking or needing to be retorqued.

www.garlock.com

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