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Apples-to-Apples Compressor Comparison

December 13, 2010 12:19 pm | Comments

Total package performance considers all power consumed compared to all air produced at a certain pressure — including not just the drive motor but fan motors and other components as well.

Brick by Brick

December 13, 2010 7:01 am | by JEFF REINKE, Editorial Director | Comments

Aggressive investments in personnel and equipment, as well as proactive approaches to market trends, have helped Davisco build its cheese processing operations.

Eight Nobel Laureates Under a Chair

December 9, 2010 1:32 pm | Comments

Winners gather at the Nobel Museum to participate in one of the pre-ceremony traditions.


Pneumatic Equipment Allows Adaptation to Changing Market

December 7, 2010 12:32 pm | Comments

Package Kare Inc. faced a change when industry began phasing out the use of fiber drums for transporting bulk powders, and replacing them with paper and bulk bags.

Development and characterization of enteric-coated immediate-release pellets of aceclofenac by extrusion/spheronization technique using kappa-carrageenan as a pelletizing agen...

December 4, 2010 8:38 am | by AAPS Pharm Sci Tech | Comments

In the present study, an attempt was made to prepare immediate-release enteric-coated pellets of aceclofenac, a poorly soluble nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that has a gastrointestinal intolerance as its serious side effect. Formulation of enteric-coated pellets with...

A review of multi-responsive membranous systems for rate-modulated drug delivery.

December 4, 2010 8:38 am | by AAPS Pharm Sci Tech | Comments

Membrane technology is broadly applied in the medical field. The ability of membranous systems to effectively control the movement of chemical entities is pivotal to their significant potential for use in both drug delivery and surgical/medical applications. An alteration in...

Modulation of tramadol release from a hydrophobic matrix: implications of formulations and processing variables.

December 4, 2010 8:38 am | by AAPS Pharm Sci Tech | Comments

In the present investigation, hydrogenated cottonseed oil (HCSO) was evaluated as a sustained release matrix for a freely soluble drug, tramadol. Hydrophobic matrix tablets of tramadol, was evaluated by compression of physical mixture of drug and wax, dispersion of drug in HCSO...

Buccal drug delivery of pravastatin sodium.

December 4, 2010 8:38 am | by AAPS Pharm Sci Tech | Comments

The purpose of this study was to develop and optimize formulations of mucoadhesive bilayered buccal tablets of pravastatin sodium using carrageenan gum as the base matrix. The tablets were prepared by direct compression method. Polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) K 30, Pluronic(R) F...


Quilting Together a Better Company

December 3, 2010 6:51 am | by JOEL HANS, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

Between the IT offices and the plant floor at Hy-Capacity Inc. hangs a quilt that serves to remind employees of the multi-faceted and collaborative spirit that makes a strong company.

Save Energy & Maintenance with Steam Traps

December 2, 2010 7:24 am | Comments

BASF India has reduced energy and maintenance costs at one of its manufacturing plants by fitting Thermal Energy Intl.’s GEM® quartz Venturi orifice steam traps.

Half-Filled Magmeters Resolve Wastewater Overflow

November 30, 2010 6:16 am | Comments

Since nothing can be done to change the weather, a solution had to be devised that would control the flow of water to the wastewater treatment plant, particularly during heavy storms.

Equipment Q&A: Water & Wastewater

November 29, 2010 11:55 am | Comments

Chem.Info speaks with equipment manufacturers about the new products and technology on display at WEFTEC 2010 in New Orleans.


Membrane Filtration Rules Biofuels

November 29, 2010 10:37 am | Comments

Membrane filtration technology improves biofuel processes by saving both costs and water.

Get your Fill in a Timely Manner

November 29, 2010 9:38 am | Comments

A 20,000-pound/hour fill rate demands a fully automated bulk bag filling system—no less.


Intelligent Video to Protect your Facilities

November 29, 2010 8:56 am | Comments

Video intrusion detection systems incorporating SightLogix cameras and SightTracker controllers enhance perimeter security and visual verifications of intrusion for real-time situational awareness.



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