Archive - September 2003

Filtech Europa 2003

Larger and more international than before

Larger and with more international representation than ever Filtech Europa 2003 will take place from October 21-23, 2003 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The......

Lutz – jesco


The company Lutz – Jesco GmbH with headquarters in Wertheim took over the company Jesco Dosiertechnik in Wedemark near Hanover. The product range of Lutz –......

No worries Package

Service for chemicals-related companies

With a total area of around 17 km2 the Bayer Chemical Parks combine to make up the largest chemical park network in Germany. Partner companies can avail......


Platform for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Degussa for Pharmaceuticals is an innovative service platform incorporating all Degussa products as well as development and application services for the......


Kisters becomes KHS Kisters

The process of integrating Kisters into the KHS Group has finally been completed. Kisters has become KHS Kisters Maschinenbau GmbH to thus combine a many......


Polymer Alliance founded

From the extruder and the logistics up to the packaging, the new Polymer Alliance delivers the whole range from a single source. With this offer the alliance......


BASF to acquire Callery Chemical

BASF has agreed to acquire certain assets of the Callery Chemical Division of Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. BASF will pay......


Brenntag claims market position

Despite general economic difficulties experienced in 2002, Brenntag AG succeeded once again in surpassing prior year’s results. The company was also able to......


New chairman

The former spokesman of the board at Krauss-Maffei Process Technology AG, Josef Settele, was elected new chairman of the supervisory board. Josef Settele’s......


Worldwide data for vacuum component

The European Vacuum Technology Association (EVTA), the Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers International (AVEM International), the Japan Vacuum......


Major order for Reimelt

Reimelt GmbH, headquartered in Rödermark, Germany and employing approx. 420 personnel, has received its largest order since it was founded 120 years ago......


Cooperation in Spain

AxFIow S.A. in Madrid, a company within the AxFIow Group, has acquired Colfax Bombas S.A. in Barcelona from the German pump manufacturer Allweiler AG, a Member......


KSB acquires DP industries

As announced at the end of April, KSB has taken over the Dutch pump supplier DP industries B.V., retroactive to first January 2003. The contract was signed in......

Intelligent drives optimise capsule production

Precise synchronisation and positioning

Not only precision and throughput are important for capsule fillers, but also reliability and production flexibility. Exactly synchronous operations and......

Solid matter transferred in absolute containment

Docking stations

The hidock. docking station concept is designed to comply fully with GMP guidelines. The system ensures absolutely tight separation between the technical and......

Fully automatic plug and CIP modules

Powerful and flexible

The basis of high quality production is not only the manufacturing process itself but also the associated cleaning processes. Cleaning should ideally be fully......

GRP piping system increases throughput in sewage treatment plant

Improved performance against abrasive sludge

The biodigestion sewage treatment plant in Griesheim Industrial Park, Germany was extended in 2001 by adding a nitrate stripping facility. This was the first......

Frequency-controlled hydraulic piston membrane pump for feeding waste-water chamber filter press

Exact dosing of thin slurry

A company like the gardening equipment specialist Gardena, which understands how close its customers feel to nature, naturally places importance on innovation......


For maximum flexibility

The FFW from Elaflex is a prototype hose with a finely corrugated lining of the universally resistant fluoropolymers Teflon FEP or PFA. This development is......


Quick installation

AH seals from Meco are used on ribbon blenders, paddle mixers, reactors, screw conveyors, bucket elevators and similar blending or conveying machinery......


Vacuum processing unit

The Dinex from Romaco FrymaKoruma is a one-step processing system offering advantages such as short batch times, high containment and a compact footprint. Of......


Ultrasonic system

Bandelin has developed the Sonobloc ultrasonic system for waste water treatment, disintegration of sewage sludge, cell disruption of micro organisms and......


Protected from corruption

Bus systems are on the increase. This requires the transmission of sensitive signals which must be protected from corruption by means of shielded cables and......


Jacketed valve housings

Tuchenhagen has developed a jacketed valve housing that ensures an optimal heat transmission. A heat transfer medium is carrying heat into the housing so that......


Self-sealing spring

Parker Filter Division Europe has introduced a Self-sealing spring mechanism to replace the traditional reusable metal top seat spring assembly for double open......


Efficient and future-oriented

The modular, compact and user-friendly design of the MFH-Line from Frewitt guarantees optimum sizing results with excellent throughput rates for a highly......


Magnet coupling pump

The GIP magnetic coupling pump, designed as a compact close coupled model by Friatec Rheinhütte, is suitable for temperatures up to 120 °C. The design of the......


Extended closed coupled pumps

The pump range of ASV Stübbe is extended in the economical range of closed coupled pumps. Because of redesigning of the shaft bearing it will be now possible......


Leak-tight and robust

Multiple backup O-rings in the Hoke HQC quick couplers from Circor Instrumentation ensure leak-tight sealing in vacuum and pressurised systems, with additional......


Robust disc pumps

The SSP dual and single disc pumps feature robust construction and a glandless disc design, providing an indefinite dry running capability. The design results......


Processing of compressed air

The Beko refrigeration dryers called Drypoint R promise a more efficient and more economic drying of compressed air. This is confirmed by several details which......


Backflushable micro filter

With the backflushable micro filter system 25 of Faudi, one-way filter cartridges can be forgotten and permanent filter exchanges are not longer neces-sary......


Improve product quality

The Vibrasonic Spiroscreen from Russell Finex enables powders to be sieved on finer meshes with more accuracy than before. The Russell Vibrasonic Spiroscreen......


Non-metallic canned motor pump

The Taifun of Wernert-Pumpen is a seal-less pump with an integrated synchronous driver. It is the ideal solution for all plant operators in the chemical......


Membrane couplings

The L series couplings from John Crane offer many significant advantages including easy installation, versatility of application and zero maintenance....


Sanitary seal

DuPont Dow Elastomers has developped a sanitary seal for high purity in pharmaceutical process lines that combines Kalrez perfluoroelastomer with stainless......


Non-spill coupling

Colder announces the introduction of its NSH series non-spill coupling to increase the speed, safety and economics of tubing connections. The NSH coupling......


Metering pumps with DPS

The M900 pump heads with PTFE diaphragm have an unsurpassed suction ability for diaphragm pumps which is comparable to the ability of plunger pumps so that the......


Semi-free-flow modified PTFE

Dyneon TFM X 1630 PTFE, a new semi-free-flowing modified PTFE for compression molding, combines the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of Dyneon TFM......


Simply configuration

Tele Control has launched the WatchDog family of sensing and monitoring relays. The broad portfolio includes devices for monitoring temperature via PTC, phase......


Hygienic process pump

The 7-Size HyLine models, LH720, 740 and 760 are specifically designed for applications where higher flow rates up to 1800 l/min are required. Depending on the......


Range of plastic pumps extended

The Maxi pumps from Savino Barbera are generous sized pumps that enable to guarantee flow rates of up to 200 m³/h and delivery heads of up 70 m. The pumps......

Measuring technology in the high-temperature range

A reserve is always good

In chemical process engineering, temperatures of up to 300 °C are nothing unusual when it comes to petrochemical applications. In addition to the standardised......

Microcomponent dosing in the film production industry

PC-based precision dosing

The pharmaceutical industry always demands the very highest quality, even in its packaging, and increasing requires an unbroken chain of evidence to......

Pneumatic and electric versions

Rotary actuators for plastic valves

Flexibility and modularity, plus a high level of quality, are the defining characteristics of this new generation of actuators from Georg Fischer. In......

A holistic approach to asset management for control valves

First the hardware, then the software

Today, process automation is characterised by key terms like diagnosis or asset management. Operators above all hope to cut the cost of ownership, yet at the......

Increased capability through efficient solids-liquid separation

Perfect combination

During AstraZeneca’s development of a new API, several conventional techniques for isolating and drying the compound proved to be inefficient. In order to......

Preparation of monodisperse controlled-release microcapsules

High throughput

Since handling many active agents in their pure form causes various problems, microencapsulation is used to ensure better properties in the product. The......

Vortex technology in gas pressure control

No more frozen pilots

The heating concept was utilised in the design of the Vortex Pilot Gas Heater and the Vortex Farm Tap Station. The proprietary Vortex Heater (VH) releases the......

Top marks from exhibitors and visitors in spite of the difficult economic environment

Positive sign from Frankfurt

The Achema 2003 – the leading international event for suppliers to the chemical industry and all branches in the process industry held in Frankfurt am Main......

Vacuum tower excels with high yield

Queen of vacuum towers

Whereas the MiRO refinery’s „4-FCC Coker Vacuum Tower“ project initially focused on increasing profitability, it gathered unexpected momentum mid-way......


Hanseatic roots

Fristam delivers individual solutions worldwide, with products designed to meet premium quality standards. Employing a workforce of 250, the company recently......

Close couples: pumps and their drive aggregates

Driving forces

Throughout the history of advanced pump technology, robust, dynamic, high-performance drives have often been a decisive factor in breakthrough developments......

Product line for potentially explosive atmospheres

Vacuum pumps according to Atex

The Atex directive 94/9/EC for potentially explosive atmospheres is mandatory since July 1st, 2003 and also includes non-electrical devices. A product line of......

Removal of residual monomers during LDPE production

Analysis of degassing silos

During the production of LDPE the plastic pellets contain up to several thou-sand ppm of ethylene after underwater pelletisation, depending on the production......

Cryogenic chemistry based on the Cryocontrol process

Low temperatures under control

Bayer AG, Germany, operates one of the world’s largest cGMP pilot plants of its kind at its Leverkusen site. The Central Organics Pilot Plant (ZeTO) is......

Compact components offer solutions in process analyser systems

Modular platform

Sample systems are a key part of analyser systems in the chemical and petrochemical industries. Monitoring and controlling chemical processes using......

Longer service life in phosphatizing plants

Non-metal bellows seal

The MTBF is not the only important variable to be taken into consideration these days for pump seals: other costs such as installation times and plant......

With integrated flow meter and monitoring

Micro-capacity diaphragm dosing pump

Dosing pump technology has developed to keep pace with the new needs of the market in the area of micro-dosing. The new generation of dosing pumps combines the......


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