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  • 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...

  • Novatec Appoints Intec as Agent in Seven States

    Novatec Inc. has appointed Intec Sales Co. to be its agent in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, and West Virginia, according to Tim Noggle, vice president of sales for Novatec.   Based in St. Clair, Michigan, Intec represents plastics primary and...

  • New Compilation Features ASTM International Standards for Chemical Process Industry

    Available online only, ASTM Standards for Maintenance, Repair and Operations in the Chemical Process Industry: 3rd Edition, features 210 ASTM standards compiled from three volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards that have been developed by nine ASTM technical committees.    Topics...

  • American Chemistry Council Releases Year-End Situation and Outlook Report

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released its 2008 Year End Situation and Outlook publication. The Situation and Outlook is used as a resource by a wide variety of industry participants including chemical manufacturers and distribution companies, investment banks, consulting firms,...

  • Performance of RFID Transponders Tested in New ASTM Packaging Standard

    While the use of radio frequency identification transponders has become common for inventory tracking purposes, RFID system performance can be affected by product and packaging materials. A new ASTM standard can be used to provide a framework for testing RFID system performance that can be applied...

  • Malvern Instruments and Rutgers Collaborate on Materials Characterization Lab

    A new particle characterization and rheology laboratory is being installed at the Center for Ceramic Research (CCR) at Rutgers (State University of New Jersey), as part of a collaborative project between the university and Malvern Instruments. Malvern is providing a suite of state-of-the-art...

  • Material Transfer Appoints Operations Manager

    Material Transfer and Storage Inc., Allegan, Michigan, has announced the appointment of Jim Altvater to the position of operations manager. In this position Altvater will be responsible for the engineering, production control, and assembly groups. Altvater holds a degree in Business Administration...