While silicone-based life may be the subject of what many consider to be science fiction, the role that silicone has played in life on our planet is of significant interest to the scientific community. Scottish chemist and molecular biologist Alexander Graham Cairns-Smith advocated in his 1987 book Clay Minerals and the Origin of Life that … Continue reading Between a shock and a hard place: silicone for electrical applications
Proper ventilation in an industrial manufacturing environment is a critical factor to the health and safety of the workers and the quality of the final product, according to BSC Product Manager David Malthouse. “Industrial facilities have a lot of airborne particles such as dust, dirt, and vapours from the chemicals being used in the manufacturing … Continue reading Making industrial ventilation a breeze
Enpac LLC is an American manufacturer that was founded on one simple principle: “protecting the environment from hazardous chemicals by providing customers with high quality, affordable containment solutions.” From the moment a spill occurs, there is a race against the clock. Every moment lost, increases the risk of a lasting adverse effects on the health … Continue reading Customisable spill kits provide safe solutions for sticky situations
When Adrian and Paul Phillips, two brothers from Melbourne, started Techware in 2003, they knew one thing for certain: safety never goes out of style. Coming from an industrial background, the Phillips brothers decided to go into the personal protective equipment (PPE) business, and they have never looked back since. Techware’s leading brand is Maxisafe, … Continue reading Maxisafe: Making site safety great
When Tim Hellmers, Key Account Manager at Tridon Australia, attends tradeshows to showcase Tridon’s range of professional tools and hardware, he is often approached by people sharing with him stories about their favourite plier – the KNIPEX pliers. “People come to me and say how their KNIPEX plier, which they bought 20 years ago as … Continue reading Tools for life
When considering safety at a mine or quarry site, protecting electrical components plays an important role in preventing potential hazards for the workers. As dust and dirt build up on electrical components, it makes the maintenance tasks a challenge in the absence of a suitable cleaning solution.