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  • Ross Appoints New Vice President

    Bogard Lagman, executive vice president, has announced the promotion of John Paterson to the position of vice president for Ross Mixing Inc., Pt. St. Lucie, Florida.  Paterson joined Ross as product manager – coatings equipment in 1995 and was promoted in 1996 to general manager of...

  • Davis to Serve on ASTM International Board of Directors

    Carroll D. Davis, manager of analytical chemistry for the Alcoa Technical Center in Alcoa Center, PA, has been named to the ASTM International board of directors for the term 2009-2011. The 25-person ASTM board has responsibility for directing the affairs of ASTM International, one of the largest...

  • Evonik to Produce Catalysts in China in 2009

    Evonik Industries, based in Essen, Germany, has commenced building a catalyst manufacturing plant, producing precious metal powder catalysts, in Shanghai, China. The plant will start operation in the fourth quarter of 2009. Precious metal powder catalysts are used in the synthesis of...

  • Custom Point Calibration Service Offered by Dickson for Temperature/Humidity Monitoring Safeguard

    Chemists and chemical engineers using data loggers or chart recorders for environmental monitoring critical to preserving chemical purities can now call Dickson Calibration Specialists at 800-757-3747 or e-mail DicksonCSR@DicksonData.com for no-charge consultations on custom point calibrations best...

  • Key Technology Introduces Online Training Program

    Key Technology has launched an interactive multimedia curriculum covering its optical inspection systems and vibratory conveyors. The flexible, Web-based program offers a wide variety of self-paced training modules designed for operators, maintenance personnel, sanitation crews, supervisors, and...

  • Metso to Supply Grinding Equipment to Norilsk Nickel in Russia

    Metso will supply grinding equipment to Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC) "Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel" (MMC Norilsk Nickel) for its subsidiary Talnakh Concentrator in Northern Russia. The value of the order is approximately EUR 40 million and delivery will be completed...

  • Gemco Valve Launches a Rebuild/Recycle Program

    Gemco Valve Co., Middlesex, New Jersey, offers a program to rebuild or recycle used valves. Companies send their valves to Gemco for evaluation. Following an inspection, options are discussed with the customer. Typical options include: replacing soft parts (gaskets, O-rings, seats, etc.); replacing...

  • Powder Flow Workshop Stirs Up Debate

    Participants in the workshop sponsored by Freeman Technology and C-Therm Technologies, held November 17 at the 2008 AAPS Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, were given practical insights on the topic of ‘Powder Flow & Process Analytical Technology – Tools for Implementation...

  • Whitehouse Sieve Standards Expose Inferior Mesh

    A recent study carried out by Whitehouse Scientific exposed an imported sieve mesh as falling far short of its claimed performance specifications. Since many such meshes are used in critical industrial applications, these findings illustrate the importance of strict checks and calibration using...

  • Malvern's Insitec Particle-Size Analyzers Support Big Pharma QbD

    A recent review of activity within the pharmaceutical industry has shown that leading manufacturers are using Process Analytical Technology (PAT) tools, such as the Insitec online particle-size analyzer from Malvern Instruments, to implement Quality by Design (QbD). “Knowledge-based...