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FEBRUARY 9, 2017, 9:30AM - 1:00PM

Water Technology Export Roundtable: Opportunities in Water Reuse

The Minnesota Trade Office will partner with Dow Water & Process Solutions for a water technology roundtable event. Edina-based Dow manufactures reverse osmosis membranes, ion exchange resins, ultrafiltration, and high solids filtration water and process treatment technologies. Dow experts will brief us on reuse trends, and also show us some of the solutions Dow has in the Marketplace. Membrane and filtration expert Peter Cartwright, of Cartwright Consulting, will walk us through the spectrum of ways water can be reused, and also brief us on trends in international water reuse.

Prior to the roundtable event, Dow Water & Process Solutions will host a 45 minute briefing on Dow membrane and other technologies manufactured in Edina and elsewhere.

Dow Water & Process Solutions
7600 Metro Boulevard
Edina, MN 55439

FEE: $30, Includes lunch

Contact: Steve Riedel at or 651-259-7494

More Information HERE

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FEBRUARY 16, 2017, 8:00AM - 2:30PM

Advanced Powder Coating Symposium

The Twin City Chapter of the Chemical Coaters Association is offering a one day Advanced Powder Coating seminar providing a more in depth look at critical processing issues commonly found in coating operations. This program is the off-shoot of a tremendously successful CCAI program presented last year in Salt Lake City.

This seminar is geared toward operators, painters, team leaders, supervisors, and QA personnel who already possess a basic understanding of the coating process. It is designed to bring them information to deepen their understanding. It is also a benefit to suppliers providing them with insight into issues commonly seen by their customers.

Marty Korecky, Marketing Specialist-Akzo Nobel will be the moderator for the seminar as serve as the main speaker. Marty has over thirty years of industry experience with responsibilities that include applications, formulation, and commercial management.

Jimmy's Food & Drink
1132 County Road E
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Cost: Members-$75 / Non-Members-$125

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FEBRUARY 16, 2017, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Taking on Takeout Waste: New Approaches in New York City

Type: Webinar

It is estimated that nationally, over 76 million tons of containers and packaging make up the largest portion of municipal solid waste generated, and 39 percent of those discards are sent to landfills. While the specific statistics on takeout waste tonnage for New York City are not known, Grow NYC’s website estimates that New York City residents are only recycling about 17% of their total waste. Waste from New York City is either burned across the river in New Jersey, or transported as far as Virginia for landfilling, both of which require tipping fees. There is an urgent need to reduce all types of waste in NYC in order to meet the Mayor’s plan of zero waste sent to landfills by 2030.

This webinar will examine some new approaches in New York City to begin to reduce the problem of takeout waste. Rachel Chaput will present an overview of EPA’s WasteWise program, a free, voluntary partnership program that encourages its partners to reduce municipal solid waste through reduction, reuse, and recycling. Sarah Currie-Halpern, Chair of Manhattan’s Solid Waste Advisory Board, will talk about some ways that New York City is approaching the topic of takeout waste. Chloe Vichot of Ancolie, the 4-Star Certified Green Restaurant in Greenwich Village, will speak about her efforts to go zero waste. Nick Kenner, CEO of the NYC restaurant Just Salad, will discuss his company’s decision to be the first restaurant in New York that is permitted to serve food in customers’ own containers.

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