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Allegheny Bradford Corporation is pleased to announce that it will be attending Interphex Canada, which will be held 16-17 September 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Canada. Allegheny Bradford Corporation will exhibit at booth 405, while its sister company Top Line Process Equipment Company will be present at booth 604.

Allegheny Bradford Corporation, Top Line Process Equipment Company and Allegheny Surface Technology will all be attending the ISPE Boston show on 8 October 2009, while Allegheny Bradford Corporation will be exhibiting at China Pharm from 27 to 30 October 2009 at booth W5-5212.

Allegheny Bradford Corporation is a leading manufacturer of ultra-pure equipment for the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries. We design and manufacture precision high-purity stainless-steel processing equipment, ASME BPE shell and tube heat exchangers, filter housings, custom-designed tanks and vessels, modular process systems, enhanced value-added equipment and manifolds. We look forward to welcoming you and discussing your requirements at these events.

BIOQUELL, a leading bio-decontamination company, officially opened its new UK manufacturing site on Friday 21 May 2010. The Right Honourable Sir George Young, Bt. MP cut the ribbon that marks a significant stage in the ongoing investment the company is making as it expands to meet a growing global demand.

Speaking at the event, Nick Adams, chief executive officer said: "The new site enables BIOQUELL to design, manufacture and assemble the latest bio-decontamination equipment that is used in the healthcare, life science and defence industries around the world. Our technology is at the forefront of best practice bio-decontamination and this expansion will enable us to meet the growing demand we have for our products."

BIOQUELL's unique hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) technology has been used across the globe to eradicate problematic bacteria, viruses and fungi. Its systems provide 'residue-free', safe and repeatable sterilisation of rooms, buildings, equipment and sensitive electronics, making HPV the clear alternative when replacing traditional decontaminants such as formaldehyde or chlorine-based products.

Fine mesh separation and filtration specialist Russell Finex has introduced the new Compact Airlock Sieve, adding a new dimension to screening technology for the pharmaceutical industry. The unique design has evolved as a result of close consultation with many of the top pharmaceutical companies around the world.

This new Compact Airlock Sieve is the first real advance in pharmaceutical sieving technology for ten years, with its validatable pneumatic clamping system giving large improvements in product containment (OEL value of 1µg/m³) and operator health and safety. With powders safely contained, the screener accurately removes any contained, and therefore improves product quality and safeguards the reputation of the user. The unit also complies with the new ATEX legislation in Europe.

The operation of the Compact Airlock Sieve is simple but very effective. Oversize contamination is accurately removed by the mesh screen fitted to the unit, while the good product passes through the mesh and on to the next stage of production.

The cGMP design of the screener is based on clean lines, making sanitation easier and performance greater. Clean-down times are reduced, as the sieve is simple to disassemble in seconds without the need for tools. Crevice-free and smooth surfaces make the product contact parts very easy to clean and they are fully washable.

The unit is clamped together with the revolutionary airlock system. This pneumatic lock gives an even and high clamping force across all sealing faces and therefore guards against powder leakage more effectively than traditional band clamps or over-centre toggle clamps.

Assembly of the screener is achieved in seconds. You simply place the component parts into the base and locate them by twisting and locking the lid - no need for tools. The airclamp is then inflated to secure and seal the unit during operation. Furthermore, to assist with FDA process approval, this pneumatic clamping system can be validated to provide a unique and measurable seal.

The screener has recently undergone independent (SMEPAC) tests to get an OEL (occupational exposure limit) value. The unit has registered a value of less than (1µg/m³), proving that the Compact Airlock Sieve gives large improvements in product containment, reduces dust, and improves the health and safety of operators.

The Compact Airlock Sieve fits neatly into any part of the production process, providing considerable screening capacity with little headroom. Its innovative design means that the screener is less than half the height of a traditional sieving machine. It is ideal for check screening incoming ingredients on the primary side right through to finished powders on the secondary side of your production facilities.

The unit is available with a range of options, including: different materials of construction, different grades of finish, explosion-proof motors, mesh deblinding systems and many more. Also available are documentation packages to simplify the validation process.

The versatile Compact Airlock is manufacture

Life Sciences organizations often overlook active process compliance as part of process initiatives. Compliance is typically considered to ensure inclusion of process steps in workflows and SOPs to address 21 CFR Part 11, GCP, GAMP or other regulatory requirements. The missing piece for sustainable compliance is the automation of business processes (SOPs essentially) in a controlled way — a way that ensures that the appropriate steps, rules and other compliance factors are clearly documented and enforced during process execution.

In addition, Life Sciences companies must have a proactive, systematic way of controlling access, tracking actions and capturing an accurate, 'on demand' audit trail of both human and system actions. Effective deployment of process modelling and business process management (BPM) software has helped a number of the world’s largest Life Sciences companies successfully accomplish this — on a relatively short timeline and for a reasonable cost.

Fine mesh separation and filtration specialist Russell Finex has introduced the new Compact Airlock Sieve, adding a new dimension to screening technology for the pharmaceutical industry. The unique design has evolved as a result of close consultation with many of the top pharmaceutical companies around the world.

This new Compact Airlock Sieve is the first real advance in pharmaceutical sieving technology for ten years, with its validatable pneumatic clamping system giving large improvements in product containment (OEL value of 1µg/m³) and operator health and safety. With powders safely contained, the screener accurately removes any contained, and therefore improves product quality and safeguards the reputation of the user. The unit also complies with the new ATEX legislation in Europe.

The operation of the Compact Airlock Sieve is simple but very effective. Oversize contamination is accurately removed by the mesh screen fitted to the unit, while the good product passes through the mesh and on to the next stage of production.

The cGMP design of the screener is based on clean lines, making sanitation easier and performance greater. Clean-down times are reduced, as the sieve is simple to disassemble in seconds without the need for tools. Crevice-free and smooth surfaces make the product contact parts very easy to clean and they are fully washable.

The unit is clamped together with the revolutionary airlock system. This pneumatic lock gives an even and high clamping force across all sealing faces and therefore guards against powder leakage more effectively than traditional band clamps or over-centre toggle clamps.

Assembly of the screener is achieved in seconds. You simply place the component parts into the base and locate them by twisting and locking the lid - no need for tools. The airclamp is then inflated to secure and seal the unit during operation. Furthermore, to assist with FDA process approval, this pneumatic clamping system can be validated to provide a unique and measurable seal.

The screener has recently undergone independent (SMEPAC) tests to get an OEL (occupational exposure limit) value. The unit has registered a value of less than (1µg/m³), proving that the Compact Airlock Sieve gives large improvements in product containment, reduces dust, and improves the health and safety of operators.

The Compact Airlock Sieve fits neatly into any part of the production process, providing considerable screening capacity with little headroom. Its innovative design means that the screener is less than half the height of a traditional sieving machine. It is ideal for check screening incoming ingredients on the primary side right through to finished powders on the secondary side of your production facilities.

The unit is available with a range of options, including: different materials of construction, different grades of finish, explosion-proof motors, mesh deblinding systems and many more. Also available are documentation packages to simplify the validation process.

The versatile Compact Airlock is manufactured at Russell’s high-quality ISO9001 accredited factory.

Italvacuum would like to thank all visitors who attended ACHEMA 2009, which took place in Germany last week.

Celebrating our 70th year in the business, Italvacuum is one of the main manufacturers of vacuum dryers and vacuum pumps for the production processes in the chemical, fine chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and cosmetics industries. Italvacuum's mission has always been to guarantee the best quality and innovation of its products.

Today Flexitallic officially opens its new manufacturing and administration headquarters at Scandinavia Mill, Cleckheaton. Performing the opening ceremony will be Mike Wood, MP for Batley and Spen. The Cleckheaton-based gasket manufacturer, Flexitallic, has relocated within the town to new, larger premises with the aim of sustaining high efficiency in all aspects of its operations. The several million pound investment reflects the continuing growth of the business and increased demand for its sealing products and gasketing materials.

Currently operating over two sites, the Scandinavia Mill site will allow consolidation of its Rochdale operation (which comprises the research laboratory as well as sheet manufacturing), moving during the first half of 2009. Besides immediate logistic and administrative benefits this will allow a faster response to new product development to meet customer needs.

Flexitallic has been associated with this area of West Yorkshire for over 70 years and had operated from its previous factory at Marsh Works, Cleckheaton for nearly 50 years. Moving to the new purpose-fitted premises at Scandinavia Mill allows the company to continue to grow within its markets. The new site provides over 127,000ft² and will be occupied by Flexitallic’s 150 employees.

Commenting at the opening event, David Mitchell, managing director of Flexitallic, explained, “Environmental efficiency is not just a ‘passing phase’ for Flexitallic – it’s our core business. As such, we have embraced every area possible with the investment to ensure that we not only provide products that improve the environment, but we manufacture them and administer our processes as environmentally efficiently as possible. For example, we have no light switches in the facility – they come on automatically when needed and switch off when not required. Our space heating is provided by a high efficiency warm air system."

He continued, “Operational efficiency is greatly improved by this move and is essential for us to maintain growth in our highly competitive markets. We are able to sustain our market leadership by delivering solutions that provide what our customers need when they need it. To this end, we have ensured complete flexibility of the manufacturing process by accommodating facilities that allow machinery to be installed and positioned anywhere in the factory area. Combined with investment in new machinery this gives us the adaptability to react to market demands rapidly.”

For the past five years, Flexitallic has enjoyed year on year growth driven primarily by increased demand for its high quality and technology-led solutions. Operating in process industries including oil, power, petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical, Flexitallic works closely with customers, developing solutions for complex tasks.

Developing sealing solutions suitable for deep well oil and gas extraction, high temperature sealing, and nuclear power all require Flexitallic material and applications expertise. Working closely with customers globally in these areas increasingly indicates growing demand for its specialist sealing materials.

“Burgeoning technology in many areas including the exciting solid oxide fuel cells, the oil and gas industry, and nuclear power signal a strong future for our business. Technology demands increasingly push the boundaries for sealing products and Flexitallic is recognised globally as a leader in material and solution development. We are very optimistic about the future and this investment allows Flexitallic to expand and sustain growth,” Mr Mitchell concluded.

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