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St Jude heart valve

St Jude Medical Inc. has launched two new mechanical heart valve products for valve implant procedures.

Circor acquires Rockwood Swendeman

Circor International has acquired Rockwood Swendeman of Scarborough, Maine.

AEP to build emission controls

American Electric Power will begin construction of new emission control systems at two of its power plants in West Virginia.

Flexible graphite: the debate continues

The warnings given out about the existence and consequences of using low-quality graphite foils, especially in gasket manufacture, has received widespread support throughout industry.

Swagelok acquires Jensen

Swagelok Company has completed its acquisition of Jensen Fittings Corporation (North Tonawanda, New York, USA).

New from Spence

Spence Engineering Company Inc. (Walden, New York) has introduced their new “Boss” Series D Control Valve with high flow capacities that reduce velocity and pressure loss.

Valves for space programme

Thompson Valves FCx has secured an order from Snecma Moteur to supply the Cryogenic Electrovalves used on the Third Stage Engines of the Ariane 5 Satellite Launch Vehicle.

Bayer gets green light for Shanghai plant

German chemicals giant Bayer is to build in Shanghai a USD 110 million facility to manufacture polyurethane coating raw materials.

German paper-making line

Metso Paper has received an order worth about EUR 110 million from Papierfabrik Palm GmbH & Co. in Germany for the main equipment of a paper-making line.

Hoke appoints Sales Manager

Norman Yates has been appointed UK Sales Manager of Hoke International, part of the new Circor Instrumentation Group Europe.