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Advances in Wet Milling and Controlled Spraying in Granulation Operations

September 24, 2013 2:41 pm | by Raja Krishnan and Michael Buzecky, Fluid Air, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Although the general principles of granulation technology have remained unchanged for several decades, the emergence of several process modifications seem to be gaining popularity among the pharmaceutical industry. Two of those modifications are wet milling operation and spraying in a controlled manner using a spray nozzle over an extended period of time.

High-Shear Homogenization, Emulsion and Dispersion

September 24, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chemineer, Inc. offers the Greerco Pipeline Mixer for continuous high-speed, high-shear processing for applications involving homogenization, mixing, dispersion and emulsion.

Mixing it Up: A Look into Single-Use for the Downstream

September 24, 2013 10:00 am | by Eric Isberg, ATMI | Articles | Comments

It is no secret that the transition to single-use technology for biopharmaceutical applications is often disruptive. Yet, as the industry continues to see the proven benefits of integrating these technologies, and in some cases fully transitioning to them, the paradigm shift that happened in the upstream is making its way into the downstream.

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Magnetic Separators for Food, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Applications

September 23, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Eriez announces the addition of an array of Ferrous Traps to the ProGrade® line of standard magnetic separators.

Auto-Sensing Tray Wrapper

September 23, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ishida’s WM-4000 wrapper weighs, wraps and labels.

MR Agitators for Fluid Mixing Applications

September 20, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Chemineer MR Agitator is well-suited for a variety of mixing applications in the chemical, biodiesel/ethanol, pharmaceutical, water and general fluid processing industries.

High Efficiency Axial Flow Impeller

September 18, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Chemineer XE-3 is a high efficiency axial flow impeller for heat transfer, blending and solids suspension applications.

Alloy Plant Faces Quarter-Million Dollar Fine

September 3, 2013 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Special Metals' alloy plant in Huntington, WV could face $254,000 in city fines for alleged sewer and industrial waste discharge violations. The proposed fines include $200,000 for failing to address nine unspecified violations between 2003 and February 2013.

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Automatic Vial-Weighing Device

August 8, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT: METTLER TOLEDO's automatic vial-weighing device is a robot that replaces manual weighing and calibrating in a variety of applications where precision weighing and calibration is necessary.

Chemical Company Increases Routing Efficiency

July 31, 2013 11:53 am | by TankLink | Articles | Comments

When ChemStation, the Ohio-based supplier of environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals, was in its infancy as a company, founder and CEO George Homan recognized an immediate challenge — one that would help determine whether ChemStation would survive those early years so perilous to all new businesses.

Automation Spotlight: Robotic Industrial Trucks

July 25, 2013 9:51 am | by ANNA WELLS, Executive Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Despite the modern feel of today’s robotic trucks, AGVs (automated guided vehicles) actually go all the way back to the 1950s. According to John Hayes, National Account Manager for Seegrid, a leading provider of driverless Robotic Industrial Trucks, the basic intention behind this technology was as a labor savings device.

Environmentally-Friendly Cleaning Product

July 18, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

GREEN PRODUCTS: Earthecco’s environmentally-friendly cleaning product is taking a green approach to cleaning at the industrial level, and is formulated from all-natural plant extracts, reducing the need for harmful and toxic chemicals in various industries and for the home user.

Long Live the Twinkie: The Future of Hostess Brands Sheds Light on Manufacturing Evolution

July 17, 2013 4:39 pm | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Blogs | Comments

If Twinkies can indeed achieve a fabled longevity, it will have more to do with savvy business practices and innovation than secret, Frankenstein recipe formulations. This reinvigoration includes a number of strategic modifications to Hostess Brands’ business model.

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By the Numbers

July 16, 2013 12:55 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

Conveying equipment can’t just keep getting faster — it has to get smarter as well. Learn how market conditions, design elements, and maintenance issues work together to create positive trends in the conveyor industry. Investments in conveying systems have been slowly creeping up in manufacturing environments.

Case Sealers

July 11, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Eagle Packaging Machinery’s case sealers reduce time that is wasted when manually sealing cases and are available in automatic and semi-automatic models. Ideal for small and growing companies, the sealers provide an accurate and consistent sealing process.

Grease-Resistant Additive

July 11, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Clariant’s grease-resistant additive is an eco-friendly solution for protective food papers and board that functions without releasing impurities into the packaging like similar fluorine technologies.

Direct-to-Sheet Process

July 11, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: OCTAL’s direct-to-sheet process streamlines manufacturing for DPET™ sheet making traceability documentation straightforward for thermoformers by eliminating five stages of the conventional sheet production process and reducing exposure to the atmosphere.

Tube Filling Platform

July 9, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Oystar Group’s tube filling platform is highly productive and ergonomically designed for maximum process reliability through servo technology and excellent accessibility from all sides.

Bottle Unscrambler

July 9, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Omega Design Corporation’s bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision and expandability.

Tablet Counter

July 8, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: NJM Packaging’s tablet counter is a versatile servo driven counting and filling system for solid-dose pharmaceuticals.

Liquid Carbon Dioxide Pump

July 2, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PUMPS & VALVES: Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ self-contained liquid carbon dioxide pump makes it possible to achieve high pressure without the need for an external cooling bath.

Metering Pump

July 2, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PUMPS & VALVES: Moyno®'s metering pump is offered in three configurations bare shaft, close-coupled and motorized.

Dry Screw Pump

July 2, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PUMPS & VALVES: Edwards Group Limited’s dry screw pump features cutting-edge technology, enabling users to optimise their processes with a low cost of ownership and a reduced footprint.

DC/AC Particulate Monitors

June 27, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

COMBUSTIBLE DUST & EXPLOSION PROTECTION: Auburn Systems’ TRIBO particulate monitors and detectors illustrate the advantage of DC/AC technology for detecting baghouse emissions.

Vibrating Rod Level Sensor

June 20, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEVEL MEASUREMENT: BinMaster's VR-41 vibrating rod level sensor can be used in containers for powders or dry bulk solid materials and is approved in the U.S. and Canada for hazardous locations.

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