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Exploring The Impact Of Particle Size On Bulk Powder Properties
By Tim Freeman, managing director of Powder Characterization, Freeman Technology
In this series of editorials, I am taking a look at some of the many variables that influence powder behavior. Controlling powder properties, particularly flowability, is essential for efficient handling, and is made much easier by some understanding of which variables to change, and how, to achieve desirable behavior. Read more.

Read the first column in this series:
What Makes A Powder Flow?

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A Guide To IBC Blending And Handling Systems
By Jeff Montross, Servolift
With respect to the proper deployment of an intermediate bulk container (IBC) blending and handling system, it is always important to look closely into the handling of the IBCs from a before and after blending perspective. A comprehensive plan for IBC handling can optimize your process and eliminate inefficiencies. We would like to offer our knowledge and experience in assisting you with this endeavor.


PVC VCM Manufacture
By 3M Purification Inc.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a major worldwide commodity used for the manufacture of a vast array of commercial and consumer goods including pipe, siding, wire, cable, film, and sheet stock. PVC plants typically produce from 100 to 2,000 million pounds per year of polymer with most producing in the 300 to 600 million pounds per year range. Vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), the base component for production of PVC polymers, is the foundation on which final product quality is built. VCM plants typically have the capacity to produce 800 to 1,400 million pounds per year.

Industry News

New Wafer-Style Electromagnetic Flowmeter Available From ABB
AGC's Carrier Glass Technology Enables Production Processes To Handle Ultra-Thin Glass
Honeywell Burdick And Jackson Expands LabReady Blends Line With Solid-Liquid Chemical Blends
Chemical Systems Services' Backdraft Dampers Include Butterfly, Gravity, And Blast Gate Types
GFS Expands Facility, Announces Fully Domestic U.S. Supply Chain For Cerium Products
LSB Industries Announces Equipment Purchase For Chemical Facilities
MAVERICK Awarded Strategic System Integrator Services Agreement By Dow Chemical
ExxonMobil Chemical Earns Responsible Care Company Of The Year Award
Jacobs Receives Contract From Solutia For New Chemical Plant In Malaysia
ONIKO Installs MIOX On-Site Disinfection System In The Ukraine
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The Quest For Clean Mixing
Mixing is one of the most ubiquitous unit operations in the processing world. And oftentimes, improvements specific to the mixing step lead to overall big rewards that translate well in the balance sheet. The usual challenges include maintaining batch-to-batch uniformity and optimizing blend times, but could be as simple, yet equally important, as improving cleanliness.

Flexible Containment Solutions Guide: Bag In/Bag Out System
The DoverPac® Bag In/Bag Out (BIBO) system is a family of contained transfer designs for multiple processes. The primary components for this validated operation consist of multiple groove canisters, docking interface hardware, and softgoods in either continuous liner form or discreet liners.

Screening Impurities In Fine Chemicals
The analysis of impurities in starting materials, intermediates and finished products intended for a wide range of final uses is essential for ensuring product quality, performance, and consumer safety.

Colder Products Chemical Compatibility Chart
Colder's chemical handling products are designed to meet the need for high-purity quick couplings that provide instant, contaminant-free, non-spill disconnects of pressurized fluid lines carrying highly aggressive chemicals such as acids, caustics, and solvents.

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ARC S1 Datasheet
ARC S1 is an advanced composite formulated to protect metal surfaces from corrosion and chemical attack. It is normally applied at a thickness of 250 microns (10 mils) per coat. It is non-shrinking and 100% solids.

Ionic Liquids Application Note
Whereas conventional synthesis of ionic liquids remains time consuming, microwave-mediated processes prove beneficial for these compounds. Immediate temperature control with immersing sensors prevents excessive overshooting of the target temperatures.
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