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JM’s Top Webinars from 2018

We had a lot of great webinars in 2018, and we’ve taken a few minutes to dig into which ones were the most popular. Below, we’ve outlined our top three webinars from the year. You can find all of them on The Source or link directly to them from the article below. CUI Test Results: Understanding the Corrosive Mechanism: Our most popular webinar for the year built on the latest, ground-breaking CUI research that explores how insulation influences corrosion in long-term test environments designed to replicate real-world conditions. The latest research explores how calcium silicate, expanded perlite, and silica aerogel perform…

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2019 Industrial Manufacturing Industry Outlook

The industrial manufacturing industry has continued to have solid performance amidst a number of dynamic forces shaping the market, such as a potential trade war, skilled talent shortages, and straining supply chains. Read about the continuing transformation of the industry in Deloitte’s 2019 Industrial Manufacturing Industry Outlook, a take from Paul Wellener, US Industrial Products & Construction leader, Deloitte LLP. Click here for Deloitte's full report on the industrial manufacturing industry forecast for 2019.  https://news.jm.com/blog/industrial-insulation/2019-industrial-manufacturing-industry-outlook

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Oil and Gas Outlook 2019: Output Cuts to Correct Market

2018 proved to be a volatile year for the energy sector, especially oil. Despite many predicting that the year would offer price stability for the space, the opposite proved true. The oil market saw wild price fluctuations this year. Brent crude started strong in January, trading at US$66.87 a barrel, then soared to a yearly high of US$84.16 in October before dropping to its 2018 low of US$59.04 in November. The year played out very much the same for WTI crude, which started the year with upward movement from its January price of US$60.42 a barrel. In October, it hit…

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Two Startups Seek to Grow Interest in Foam Glass Fill

Two companies in the Northeast are seeking to expand the market for a lightweight, insulating fill made from recycled glass that can take the place of stone aggregate in several residential applications, including subslab fill. AeroAggregates of Eddystone, Pennsylvania, announced this week it has  opened a second kiln as it increases production of the foamed glass aggregate it now sells in parts of the Northeast. The material is made of post-consumer recycled glass and a foaming agent and, according to the manufacturer, can act as both a drainage and insulating layer. In Vermont, Burlington-based Glavel is currently importing foamed glass…

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Creating a World-Class Recycling System

This post originally appeared at Ensia. In a large open space overlooking central Taipei, Arthur Huang hands me a translucent, honeycomb-shaped polyethylene panel. Named Polli-Brick, this colorless module made from old plastic bottles can be interlocked with others to build an incredible array of structures — such as the nine-story EcoARK pavilion, a sleek exhibition hall located a few blocks away in the heart of Taiwan’s capital. These bricks are among countless products that Huang and his team at the international upcycling company Miniwiz derive from post-consumer waste, turning objects like aluminum cans, shoe soles, and cigarette butts into building…

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What Is ‘Green’ Dry Cleaning?

The winter holidays are a busy time for many businesses, including retail stores, grocers, liquor stores — and dry cleaners. People pull out special-occasion clothes made of silk, satin, or other fabrics that don’t launder well in soap and water. Then there are all those specialty items, from stained tablecloths to ugly holiday sweaters. Few consumers know much about what happens to their goods once they hand them across the dry cleaner’s counter. In fact, dry cleaning isn’t dry at all. Most facilities soak items in a chemical called perchloroethylene, or perc for short. Exposure to perc is associated with a…

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