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October 1, 2010
Because the global chemical process industries (CPI) encompass so many varied industry segments — including the conversion of raw materials and intermediates into chemicals and petrochemicals, fats and oils, paints and coatings, food and beverages, the refining of petroleum, the production of pharmaceuticals and others — there is considerable overlap in terms of the types of equipment...
June 9, 2010
AdvantaPure (Southhampton, Pa.;, a company that specializes in ultra-clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and chemical industries, has increased its production capabilities for the manufacture of single-use silicone products. The rapid adoption of...
August 15, 2008
The techniques used for sterilization have a major impact on product quality and safety where pristine processing is needed The inactivation and elimination of bacteria are pressing issues in the chemical process industries (CPI) where high-purity conditions are needed. High accuracy in ensuring sterility is vital due to the serious implications of having products come in contact with contaminated...
May 15, 2008
GEA Procomac, a Division of GEA Niro Inc. (Hudson, Wisc.; has received a letter of non-objection from the U.S. Food and Drug...
November 15, 2007
Last month at the BioProcess International Conference (Boston, Mass.; October 1–3), Novasep Process (Boothwyn, Pa.; launched a new technology for downstream processing of biologicals. BioSC (Biopharmaceutical Sequential Chromatography) uses a process known as sequential multi-column continuous chromatography (SMCC), which improves throughput and stationary phase productivity...
November 15, 2007
A plasma-based waste-treatment process will be installed in Dow Corning Corp.’s silicon-products-manufacturing plant in Midland, Mich., where it will recycle chemical wastes, help lower the site’s consumption of natural gas by 400-billion Btu/yr and help reduce the plant’s total emissions by 75%. The installation will mark the first use of the technology in a chemical process plant, says...
July 1, 2007
    These helical mixing elements are for several process applications Kenics Sanitary Static Mixers (photo) perform efficient, cost-effective handling of processing applications such as blending, dispersion and heating or cooling. Continuous inline mixing is achieved with no moving parts, maintenance or external power supply. Sanitary conditions are ensured with the stainless-steel design...
April 1, 2007
    The world's largest pharmaceutical conference and exhibition, Interphex, will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York from April 24-26. Approximately 1,000 global companies that serve the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries will showcase their latest lines of equipment, technologies and services in the areas of manufacturing, sourcing and services, information...
April 1, 2007
    Free trade agreements, global manufacturing standards and the Internet have made it possible for companies to do business in countries they would not have considered 20 years ago. Open is a world of opportunity, but for processors of pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and other materials that must meet high standards of product purity and performance, the competition is stiffer than ever as...
December 1, 2006
Surfaces treated with Top on Top — a new surface refinement technology developed by Degussa AG (Düsseldorf, Germany; — are easy to clean and...
August 1, 2006
    Eliminate contamination with these drive sockets Designed for sterile and critical environment applications, these 1/4-in. drive stainless-steel deep sockets (photo) are manufactured entirely from 17-4PH stainless steel, so no chrome plating is required on the surface. The risk of particulate generation and contaminants from exposed ferrous surfaces and deteriorating plating, common with...
August 1, 2006
    In the pharmaceutical, biotech and food processing industries, ingredients are transported, mixed, heated and cooled assuming the assurance of product purity required by lawmakers and taken for granted by consumers. Integral to the design of fluid-handling systems that must meet some of the most stringent standards of cleanliness in the world are equipment specifications that minimize the...
June 1, 2006
DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; has demonstrated the ability to print small-molecule OLED (organic light-emitting diode) materials from solution. The...
May 1, 2006
In Anaheim, Calif., last month at the Parenteral Drug Assn.’s annual meeting, Pall Corp. (East Hills, N.Y.; introduced Ascotec to the global market, a faster, more accurate system for detecting microbial contamination in clean-room air systems. When compared to Pall’s Ascotec, other monitoring technologies have two disadvantages, says Christopher J. Mach, marketing...
February 1, 2006
    While politicians and research institutes debate about a future hydrogen economy, plant contractors and industrial gas suppliers are working overtime to build bigger, more efficient hydrogen plants to meet the immediate demands. The fact is, there doesn’t seem to be enough H2 around to meet the growing demand for clean fuels and basic chemicals. This is the first time in the market...
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