New FKM material specifically to meet the demands of the oil and gas industry

With the newly developed FKM compound Vi 900, the seal manufacturer C. Otto Gehrckens presents a high-performance product innovation for use in the petrochemical industry. The material has proved its suitability as a dependable elastomer seal even under the most demanding conditions, complying with NORSOK test standard M-710 and also passing the hardness test with Read more about New FKM material specifically to meet the demands of the oil and gas industry[…]

New, self-sealing GEMÜ connection principle for modular valve solutions

Faulty O-rings can cause direct and indirect consequential costs through machine downtimes, recalls or environmental damage. In the presence of chemicals and additives as well as of elevated temperatures, these elastomer seals reach their limits of wear soon. Therefore, GEMÜ has developed an innovative sealing method without O-ring for its iComLine product range. Two contours Read more about New, self-sealing GEMÜ connection principle for modular valve solutions[…]

ProMinent at ACHEMA 2018: Chlorine dioxide system Bello Zon® CDLb

ProMinent will be presenting its chlorine dioxide system Bellozon CDLb at ACHEMA 2018, 11-15 June 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, on stand J94 in hall 8. The chlorine dioxide system CDLb uses the chlorite/acid process to generate a chlorine-free chlorine dioxide solution by reacting sodium chlorite solution with hydrochloric acid. The innovative reactor design guaranteeing economical, Read more about ProMinent at ACHEMA 2018: Chlorine dioxide system Bello Zon® CDLb[…]

Low-risk alternatives: Two new product lines from Süd-West-Chemie

Since the REACH regulation came into force, all substances manufactured or used in quantities of more than one tonne per year must be registered with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki. In principle, the rules apply to all chemical substances. The only exceptions are substances which are subject to separate legal provisions, such as Read more about Low-risk alternatives: Two new product lines from Süd-West-Chemie[…]

Chemspec Europe 2018: Introduction of Partnering Programme adds new level of networking

Chemspec Europe has long become the annual get-together of the international fine and speciality chemicals industry. For its 33rd edition, the show introduces a new Partnering Programme for facilitating contacts amongst attendees by helping them identify potential collaboration partners and prearrange one-to-one meetings. Taking place from 20 to 21 June 2018 in Cologne, in one Read more about Chemspec Europe 2018: Introduction of Partnering Programme adds new level of networking[…]

Circular Economy: Don’t miss the chance

After years of stagnation, the European recycling industry is finally experiencing a revival. The main triggers are the EU Circular Economy Package and the planned EU plastics strategy. While the EU Council, the EU Parliament and the EU Commission have already agreed on the Circular Economy Package, the EU’s plastics strategy is still at an Read more about Circular Economy: Don’t miss the chance[…]

ProMinent DULCO®Lyse

Excessive concentrations of chlorate in beverages and foodstuffs are harmful to the health of humans! At Anuga FoodTec 2018 in Cologne, ProMinent shows how they can be avoided with its optimised diaphragm electrolysis process: on Stand B070/078 in Hall 10.2. The disinfectant is produced on site and ensures not just the lowest possible chlorate and Read more about ProMinent DULCO®Lyse[…]

Stiff and flexible

It has proven itself on the market for decades and is a tried and tested standard series of metal bellows couplings: The metal bellows coupling KM from JAKOB Antriebstechnik. Like all metal bellows couplings, it is stiff in the direction of rotation, but flexible in the axial, angular and radial directions. Despite the similarities, however, Read more about Stiff and flexible[…]

TissUse reports progress made in collaboration with AstraZeneca to use Microphysiological Systems in the drug development process

TissUse continues their successful collaboration with AstraZeneca to establish relevant Microphysiological System (MPS) models based on TissUse’s Multi-Organ-Chip technology. As part of the collaboration, the teams have explored the unmet need for a physiologically relevant human ex-vivo type 2 diabetes model.  The result was a human microfluidic two-organ-chip model to study pancreatic islet–liver cross-talk based Read more about TissUse reports progress made in collaboration with AstraZeneca to use Microphysiological Systems in the drug development process[…]

Unreasonable risk classification of TiO2

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) counts as the most important white pigment. However, after a suggestion of the French National Agency for Food, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recommended to classify Titanium dioxide “suspected of having a carcinogenic effect on humans” if inhaled. This Read more about Unreasonable risk classification of TiO2[…]