Making a case for sesame seeds and konjac gum

Manufacturers are sharpening their focus on two well-known foodstuffs following publication of Dutch research showing that konjac gum and sesame seed extract may reduce gastrointestinal problems

Innovative performance material for advanced sealing technology

The seals used by industry are subject to increasingly stringent requirements. Anna McQueen reports

Trends in CPI dry vacuum technologies

Dry vacuum technologies are now more flexible than ever, allowing the chemical processing industry to 'fit-and-forget'. On demand vacuum improves efficiency whilst reducing overall cost of ownership making vacuum more of a utility. Dr Don Collins reports

Reliable weighing helps ensure product consistency

Correct formulations and product consistency depend on fast and accurate process weighing. Sean Ottewell reports

Improving chemical metering

Qdos 30 delivers a 5,000:1 flow range from 0.1–500 ml/min and 7bar

Fast-switching valve for chemically aggressive fluids

With its 4.5mm width, the new valve is a step towards miniaturisation while outperforming 10 mm and 16 mm designs

Slimline valves achieves rapid response

Burkert's new type 6650 miniature solenoid valve is just 4.5mm wide, yet patented Flipper technology ensures the valve achieves a very fast response

Butterfly valves for extreme and hazardous conditions

The Tomoe 847T range is used across a wide spectrum of industries including chemical processing, water treatment, food processing and vehicle manufacture

Electro-osmotic micro pump collaboration

With lab-on-a-chip technology, entire complex chemical management and analysis systems are created in a microfluidic chip and interfaced with, for example, electronic and optical detection systems

Economical reaction optimisation in flow chemistry

Multiple Experiment Package integrates the FlowSyn reactor with a Gilson FC203B or FC204 fraction collector to produce a compact system

Intrinsically safe pressure sensor has multiple approvals

Futek's new PMP500 pressure sensor benefits from FM, ATEX, CE conformity and CSA approvals for use in many markets around the world

High-pressure condensate service module

In the majority of steam boiler systems, any condensate that is formed is taken via open condensate containers or the feed water container back into the water-steam cycle

Electric actuation provides precision control of valves

Chris Warnett looks at how an electric actuator is providing high precision valve positioning and facilitates the tightest possible tolerances

Convection heater sealed to IP68

Intertec is introducing a compact new electric convection heater that has been designed for temperature maintenance or control in harsh environments

Heaters provide hot air to evaporate soil contaminants

Soil treatment system uses hot air instead of an open flame. Pascale Tholl report

Nanostructures improve the next generation of chemical reactors

Novel nanostructures, improved support materials and advances in process technology are driving advances in the next generation of chemical reactors. Sean Ottewell outlines the latest developments

Scientific information for the 21st century

Nowadays information is redigitalised, repacked, restructured so that nothing slips through the net of researchers

Fully automatic pure steam condensate sampling system

Thomas Schulz reports on a new automatic system for sterile sampling of pure steam condensate.

Growth continues for single-use and disposable process systems

Single-use/disposable process systems are becoming ever more popular in the face of industry demands for improved productivity and reduced costs associated with laboratory, pilot and process activities



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