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2014-01-15 23:04:50

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Industrial Silica Sand. Market for Industrial Silica Sand is projected to witness strong growth led by the rising use of industrial silica sand in hydraulic fracturing applications. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Industrial silica sand comprises small-sized, uniformly circular quartz grains that offer strength, as well as crush-resistant properties. Density and hardness of sand grains provide the sand...

2013-10-10 12:23:10

BELLWOOD, Pa., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mobile Air Shower by HalenHardy (MASHH), which removes hazardous crystalline silica from workers clothes during industrial operations, won the inaugural Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (SGICC) Environmental, Health and Safety Award at the Shale Insight Conference. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131010/DA95625) The MASHH Mobile Air Shower is a health and safety engineering control that proves...

2013-08-28 20:21:01

Town of Hempstead Formally Kicks Off Long Island's 1st Annual Sand Castle Contest at Press Conference Tomorrow HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray will be joined by dozens of local residents and sand sculpting artists at a press conference to announce the 1(st) annual Long Island Sand Sculpting Competition, Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11 am. Long Beach and Lido Beach were among the hardest-hit communities by Hurricane Sandy. Area...

2013-07-03 12:21:36

DRAG, Norway and SPRUCE PINES, N.C., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Quartz Corp, a major supplier of High Purity Quartz sand, will be exhibiting at Intersolar USA this July. High Purity Quartz sand from The Quartz Corp is used today in the manufacture of high performance quartz glass for semi-conductor, photovoltaic, automotive, optic, water purification, fibre-optic and general industrial applications. The Quartz Corp produces High Purity Quartz sand from mines in Spruce Pine...

2013-06-18 12:27:13

1.2 Million Pounds of Sand Transformed into Fantastical Sculptures as 27 Sculptors from 13 Nations Compete in Solos and Doubles Events ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Artists and visitors have gathered for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting June 13-30 in Atlantic City, returning the century-old art form to its roots. The competition marks the first time the World Championship of Sand Sculpting has been held in Atlantic City, where sand artistry had its...

2013-05-17 08:21:01

BEIJING, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YONG) ("Yongye" or the "Company"), a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of crop nutrient products in the People's Republic of China, today announced that, on May 16, 2013, the special committee (the "Special Committee") of the board of directors (the "Board of Directors") was provided a letter (the "Letter") issued by Abax Global Capital (Hong Kong) Limited ("Abax") to Full Alliance...

2012-12-05 08:21:42

MAIDEN ROCK, Wis., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Industrial Sand Company, a Fairmount Minerals company, has reduced its freshwater consumption by more than 50% during the last three years at all of its mines, which are located in Maiden Rock, Bay City, and Menomonie. The mines are recapturing, recycling, and reusing nearly all of the process water following significant capital investment in new technology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121205/DA24084) (Logo:...

2012-08-13 06:20:10

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and Superior Silica Sands today announced a multi-year agreement to move frac sand from a new processing plant now under construction in northern Wisconsin. Texas-based Superior Silica Sands is building an 85-acre sand processing plant and rail storage facility adjacent to CN's Barron Subdivision near Poskin, Wis., capable of producing up to 2.4 million tons per year of high-quality frac sand products. CN this spring...

2012-08-06 06:21:30

RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Sands, a leading producer of frac sand and coated proppants in North America, proudly introduces RCS Garnet, the only non-phenolic coated proppant in the oil and gas industry that can consistently create particle-to-particle bonding in conditions as low as 90 degrees F without the use of an activator. RCS Garnet is optimal for low-temperature well environments such as those found in Alberta, Canada and in the Permian Basin in Texas. RCS...

2012-07-11 10:21:06

RADNOR, Pa., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Sands, one of the leading frac sand and coated proppant companies in North America, is pleased to announce the addition of Christian Rheault to their executive management team as President of Preferred Sands. "We are very excited to have Christian join our team as President," said Mike O'Neill, CEO. "Christian brings an extensive technological background that will assist in enhancing our future goals of technological innovation." In...