Cummins revises down 2012 revenue outlook

Cummins revises down 2012 revenue outlook

NEWS development, production and aftersales service in Asia. Meiden Singapore, a fully owned overseas subsidiary of Japan’s Meidensha Corp, will also ...

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NEWS development, production and aftersales service in Asia. Meiden Singapore, a fully owned overseas subsidiary of Japan’s Meidensha Corp, will also be the regional headquarters for the company’s water business in Asia. Meanwhile Meiden Singapore and Singapore’s national water agency PUB are to establish the first ceramic membrane MBR demonstration plant in Singapore to treat and recycle industrial used water in a more energy-efficient and cost-effective manner. The demonstration plant, which will be capable of treating one million gallons of industrial used water per day, will be located at the Jurong Water Reclamation Plant in Singapore, with construction expected to be completed by August 2013. The one year demonstration study will focus on process optimisation. This project aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of Meiden’s used water processing system by combining the use of the upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) technology and Meiden’s ceramic membrane MBR system to achieve energy savings and a consistent high-quality output of recycled water. In a separate development, PUB, Meidensha and Yokohama City in Japan are to collaborate on a used water treatment project using the anaerobic ammonium oxidizing process. Meidensha will build a pilot plant at the Changi Water Reclamation Plant in Singapore. This joint research will look at the removal of highconcentration nitrogen by an anaerobic treatment method using anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria. Meidensha already has a pilot plant in Yokohama, Japan. The Singapore research will allow Meidensha to better evaluate the system by comparing data collected from two sites with different conditions. Meiden will share the results obtained from the two plants, in order to improve and verify the reliability of the treatment technology. For further information, visit, and

July 2012

Johns Manville rebrands Nonwovens business as Evalith


ohns Manville has introduced a single brand name for its Nonwovens business – Evalith. The name comes from the Latin word evalidus, which means very strong. The company chose Evalith to represent the strength of its products in terms of quality, product characteristics and applications including air filtration. For further information, visit and

Cummins revises down 2012 revenue outlook


ummins Inc has lowered its fullyear revenue outlook for 2012 and now expects full year revenues to be in line with 2011’s US$18.0 billion and not up 10% as per previous guidance. Based on preliminary results, and subject to normal quarterly financial statement closing procedures, second quarter revenues are expected to be approximately US$4.45 billion. “We have seen demand in some markets weaken recently as growth in the global economy has slowed,” said Tom Linebarger, Cummins chairman and CEO. “Order trends in the US for trucks and power generation equipment have softened and demand in Brazil, China and India is not improving as we had previously expected. Our revenues have also been negatively impacted by the appreciation of the US dollar against a number of currencies. We are making adjustments within our business to manage costs, while continuing

to fund our critical growth programs and will continue to focus on execution and improving operating margins.” For further information, visit

Lakos extends Fresno facility


akos Separators and Filtration Solutions has acquired a twoacre parcel of land to extend its filter production property in Fresno, California, USA. The company’s initial plans include a 15 000 sq ft building with provisions to double that size in the near future. The new property will mainly handle increased production of the company’s successful TwistIIClean sediment filters which were launched in late 2010. TwistIIClean removes sand and sediment from water lines entering homes, and also has other uses. Recent increases in productivity in Lakos’s Fresno operations have led to a decision to move some production lines in India back to the US. Originally designed for groundwater and agricultural uses, Lakos separation and filtration solutions are now also targeted at key industrial and heat transfer markets worldwide. Lakos parent company Claude Laval Corp is currently celebrating its 40th year in business. For further information, visit

Keller USA moves to new HQ


eller USA Inc has invested US$2.5 million in its new North American headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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