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17 August 2018
Industry News

Brenntag acquires speciality chemicals distributor Alphamin
German chemical distribution company Brenntag has completed the acquisition of Belgian speciality chemicals distributor Alphamin and its US subsidiary.

BPC signs contract to supply new potash fertilisers to China
Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) has signed a five-year agreement with China-based Sinochem Group to supply new potash fertilisers to the Chinese market.

Innovative Chemical Products forms Building Solutions Group
US-based Innovative Chemical Products (ICP Group) has formed the Building Solutions Group, which comprises former brands represented by the ICP Construction and ICP Adhesives and Sealants businesses.

Lanxess to sell 50% stake in synthetic-rubber manufacturer Arlanxeo
Speciality chemicals group Lanxess has announced its plans to sell a 50% stake in the synthetic-rubber joint venture (JV) Arlanxeo to its partner Saudi Aramco.

Press Releases

Characterising the Size and Concentration of Liposomes via MADLS
Lipsomes are often used as drug delivery systems, and therefore it is important that they are well characterised to ensure easy manufacturing and batch release.

FPS to Participate at ISPE Exhibiton and Conference in Singapore
Food and Pharma Systems (FPS), together with its local partner 1Supplier, will be present at the upcoming International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) event, which is set to be held in Singapore from 29-31 August.

Analysing the Concentration of Adeno-Associated Virus with MADLS Processes
During virus development processes, it is vital to discern the virus concentration at each stage of the procedure in order to ensure optimise the clone used and facilitate maximum production yields.

Analysing Major and Minor Elements in Cement Powder Samples
Malvern Panalytical’s sophisticated Epsilon 4 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer is capable of accurately analysing both major and minor elements within cement samples.

Omnian Offers Versatile Elemental Screening in Just Three Minutes
Originally developed for use with Malvern Panalytical’s innovative X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry systems, Omnian is also available for the company’s cutting-edge bench-top Epsilon 4 solutions.

White Papers

Pre-Operational Checlists Reinvented
When was the last time we boarded an aircraft and thought about what occurs in the cockpit? The activity that occurs before takeoff is meant to ensure that all the steps necessary are accomplished to ensure a safe flight not only for all personnel, but also the equipment. One missed step can lead to serious implications. 

Introducing the Principles of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometry
X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry can be used to identify the chemical composition of an extensive range of materials, including solids, powders and liquids.

Process Heating Systems: Gas and Oil Fired
Thermal fluid heating ('hot oil') systems provide high efficiency and low pressure operations for temperatures as high as 700°F.

Vibrating Fluid Bed Dryers and Coolers
Witte first started building fluid beds in the 1946. Since then, the focus has been on building the vibrating continuous fluid bed processor due to the many advantages and broad range of applications it allows.

AAC3-8001 Pen Probes for Material Identification Applications
ABB Analytical’s advanced FT-NIR spectroscopy systems enable users to quickly and efficiently identify raw materials through plastic packaging of a variety of thicknesses.

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