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The NPE 2012 International Plastics Showcase was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, April 2-5. More than 1,900 companies exhibited -including Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine whose “Plastics Blow Molding March 2012 Issue” was in the literature bins at all the hall entrances. Over 920,000 square feet of exhibition space was used and while the visitor numbers are still preliminary, it’s expected that registrations to attend the NPE 2012 ended up well over 50,000.
The 2012 Edition of the PepsiCo National Fleet/OG&S Sustainability Training Summit and Trade Show took place in San Antonio, March 19-22. Held in the San Antonio Convention Center, over 700 PepsiCo fleet and operations personnel attended. Led by Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine’s Editorial Board Member, Eric Battino, over 150 people involved with Resource Conservation at PepsiCo also attended.
NPE2012 will be the largest plastics exposition in the Western Hemisphere, providing access to North America’s $400-billion/year plastics marketplace and serving as a hub of trade for plastics companies from South America, Europe, and Asia. In 2009, NPE attracted 1,851 exhibitors on 977,660 sq.ft. (88,00 sq. m) of net space; 33% of them came directly from outside the U.S. More than 45,000 people from 19,000 companies in 101 countries registered for NPE2009.
A new compressed air sales and service company has opened for business in Stafford, Texas. FS-Compression Co., LLC is a direct sales and service company launched by Fusheng Group to support FS-Curtis and FS-Elliott compressed air system products for southern Texas and southwestern Louisiana.
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The Ashcroft® 1009 Duralife® stainless steel pressure gauge resists vibration, pulsation and pointer flutter for easy reading and long life.
Schulz announced the arrival of the new Compact series of rotary screw air compressors. There are 15 hp and 25 hp models with a simple open design.
Quincy Compressor has introduced the new QGS 20 hp, 25 hp & 30 hp line of rotary screw air compressors.
A good-size hospital with 200 beds and ten operating rooms can have a medical air system, a laboratory air system, and pneumatic air systems. The medical air systems must all follow the NFPA 99 guidelines. We follow these guidelines, from the beginning, when we assess the demand for air in a hospital.