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MACH 2020 preparations


MACH2020 ( will take place from 20-24 April, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be the second show since the move to new halls, with the event last year attracting 25,000+ ...

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We need to talk about solvent


There is a continued need for solvent-based cleaning. With related plant cost a stumbling block in many projects, an event responded to that and set out the bigger picture. Andrew Allcock reports (extended article)

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Double savings


Incentives are available to help cut energy, water and air usage, driving down related utility and environmental costs in parallel. Will Dalrymple investigates

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Clean decision – what future for trichloroethylene?


Trichloroethylene has been favoured within the aerospace industry for vapour degreasing of titanium, in certain applications, but the chemical has been facing an uphill battle. Is its Annex 14 REACH listing the end of ...

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Squeaky-clean components


Aqueous cleaning of valves; combined aqueous and solvent cleaning of aircraft fasteners; solvent cleaning of defence parts; precision aqueous cleaning of auto parts; and blasting and washing of bearing seal surfaces. ...

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'Trike' on trial


Trichloroethylene is already banned, is going to be banned...neither is true. Andrew Allcock explains this confused and confusing area, following a Kumi Solutions/Safechem Europe event held in March

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Trichloroethylene truth


Machinery received a press release recently that screeched: "Industry Faces New Burdens as Banned Chemicals List is Tripled", in relation to the REACH process (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of ...

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Energy sector invests to satisfy demand


The demand for power shows no signs of letting up. Steed Webzell reports on a positively vibrant energy sector, for manufacturers prepared to invest, that is