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Top 10 Technologies for 2011

July 23, 2010 9:01 am | Comments

The Chem.Info editors are constantly on the lookout for emerging technologies. Here are our picks for 2011.


New PTFE Gasket for Butterfly Valve Enhances Process Reliability

July 23, 2010 8:41 am | by TIMO JÄCKLE, KARL-HEINZ MAYER, WOLFGANG PAUL and BRIAN GORDON, GF Piping Systems | Comments

A new polytetrafluoroethylene gasket, which is intended for butterfly valves, has the power to enhance reliability.

Five Tips for Exceptional Agitation

July 23, 2010 7:29 am | by Mark Franco, President and CEO, MixerDirect Inc. | Comments

Here are five tips you can easily implement into your existing facility to improve mixing without spending (much) time or money.


Securing Supply Chains with Seals

July 23, 2010 6:18 am | by Steve Diebold, Sales Manager, American Casting & Manufacturing Corp., and Robert Knorr, Security Seals Product Manager, Labelmaster | Comments

Take a step toward securing your supply chain with these tips on security seals.


Metal Detectors Meet the Need for Speed

July 22, 2010 1:36 pm | Comments

Advanced Detection Systems helps Sartori Foods find a unique approach to inspecting cheese products on a high-speed converting line.

Eliminating Moisture in Electrical Cabinets

July 20, 2010 12:50 pm | by DAVID J. CONNAUGHTON, Parker Hannifin Corp., Filtration and Separation Division | Comments

The combination of a coalescing filter and a membrane filter can provide air with a relative humidity of 10 percent or less, ensuring that cabinets are kept bone dry.

Protect Cooling Systems from Summertime Fatigue

July 19, 2010 12:01 pm | Comments

Like overheating the engine in your car, the loss of cooling capability from industrial cooling towers during hot summer months can result in a number of serious consequential systemic problems.

A Chance to LEED the Green Revolution

July 19, 2010 6:03 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

While deciding how best to mitigate the environmental impact of a resource-heavy industry, leaders are finding creative solutions to everyday problems and raising the sustainable bar.


Pharma Tech Relies on Mettler-Toledo for Quality

July 15, 2010 12:11 pm | Comments

Pharma Tech Industries consistently achieves high-quality standards, in part, by relying on X-ray and metal detection systems, and checkweighers from Mettler-Toledo.

Reduce your Shrinkage

July 14, 2010 6:19 am | Comments

Allied Blending took little comfort in knowing that 1 percent product shrinkage is the industry norm, until a United Air dust collection system drove that number down to 0.25 percent.


Dannon Improves Operations with SAM

July 13, 2010 6:21 am | Comments

The Status Alert Module from Status Solutions provided Dannon with the means to achieve a common platform for alarm processing, management and reporting.


Superfood Provider Finds ERP Supplement

July 12, 2010 6:29 am | Comments

Due to SYSPRO ERP, Genesis actively tracks the flow of orders, so management can optimally distribute support staff, project monthly revenues, monitor back orders and more.

Investigation of the intestinal permeability and first-pass metabolism of drugs in cynomolgus monkeys using single-pass intestinal perfusion.

July 10, 2010 12:38 am | by Biol Pharm Bull | Comments

To clarify the causes of low oral bioavailability (BA) of drugs in cynomolgus monkeys, the experimental method to evaluate the drug permeability and the metabolism in the intestine of cynomolgus monkeys was established. An in situ intestinal perfusion method was performed with...

'Smart' Blending Improves Consistency

July 9, 2010 5:17 am | Comments

As the demand grows for ready-made foods, processors are finding more efficient ways to improve product consistency while gaining an edge on recipe variations.

Protecting the Fleet

July 7, 2010 6:27 am | by JOE LaFERGOLA, Manager of Business & Information Solutions, The Raymond Corp. | Comments

Raymond Corp.'s iWarehouse fleet optimization system reduced impacts by 88 percent, tracked lift truck usage and eliminated paperwork for an OSHA-required pre-operation checklist.


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