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Wednesday, 25 May 2011 ( #515 )
Resin makers tackle explosion risks
Shoreham by Sea, United Kingdom

Pyroban has reported an increase in enquiries about explosion-proof forklifts from resin manufacturers and industries that use fibreglass in the manufacturing process.
Fibreglass is used in the production of a wide range of products including boats, automotive body shells and parts, kayaks, building products, wind turbine blades and storage tanks. Pyroban says industries handling flammable material like resin in the production and curing process should complete a full risk assessment to minimise the release of flammable vapour and avoid explosions.

Cooper SH supplies flexible truck
Kenilworth, United Kingdom

Cooper Specialised Handling has delivered a multi-purpose forklift to Dorset-based Poole Harbour Commissioners, which operates a full range of freight and cargo-handling services.
The bespoke SMV 33-1200B forklift will handle containers weighing up to 27T. An additional unique fork attachment will enable the forklift to handle 40-ft. containers.
Poole Harbour Commissioners spokesman Paul Gillingham says the operator had seen a "significant increase in container weight" over the past year as its customers maximise the efficiency of container space.
"A lot of pressure was being put on our handling fleet and so we needed a new machine to ensure we maintain high levels of productivity," he says.

Forklift executive's poems feature in business magazine
Hangzhou, China

Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co Ltd president Chu Jiwang's calligraphy and poetry was featured in a special edition of International Business Daily.
Chu is a member of the Zhejiang Writers Association, with a passion for Chinese calligraphy and poems.
According to the feature article, Chu's calligraphy expresses his business philosophy and life philosophy, which is "be good and kind-hearted, careful, patient, scrupulous, warm-hearted and sincere".
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