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August 31, 2021

SYWARE’s, Inc.'s “Report CE” Software Provides Global Community of Pocket PC users in Hundreds of Different Market Verticals Only Product for Writing Reports Directly from Pocket PCs onto Paper in the Field

SYWARE, Inc. Enables Users to Mobilize Information Between Central Facilities and the Field and Print Reports Directly from Their Pocket PCs onto Paper-- Anywhere.

CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB)August 31, 2021 -- SYWARE, Inc. announced today that it provides the only software for a global community of Pocket PC users to print reports directly to paper from the Pocket PC device in the field, wherever the user needs to work, without having to go back to the office or print from a device located in the vehicle. Report CE works with most all other popular database tools, including Visual CE, Microsoft Pocket Access, and SQL Server CE. SYWARE enables companies of all sizes and individuals to develop and deploy mobile Pocket Access applications. SYWARE’s Visual CE 9 Pocket PC Database and PDA development software product, and its integrated products for wireless synchronization and remote printing, allow complete and robust mobile applications to be implemented. SYWARE requires no programming to develop robust applications on Windows Mobile PDAs.

“Mobile workers can now print professional reports-- that relate to their specific industry, or task, directly from a Pocket PC, without the need to go back to the office,” said Sy Danberg, President, SYWARE. “This unique report writing software tool also brings full-featured printing capabilities to Pocket PCs, which normally cannot print on their own,” Danberg added.

The City of Irving, TX announced that SYWARE’s Visual CE software can be used to develop handheld applications, allowing the City’s code enforcement information from the mainframe to be loaded to handheld devices for the inspection officials to perform their duties in the field. City officials will be able to record results of their inspections on the handheld, bringing back the handheld to the office to load on a docking station so that the mainframe and PC Log are updated. This will minimize the data entry that Code Enforcement currently does on the mainframe and PC. Along with the efficiencies that the handheld provides, the inspection official will be able to print inspection reports and field notices in the field to give property management. Additional software (Report CE) will be used to design and print the reports on IRDA (infra red device attachment) printers along side the handheld so that officials can print the necessary reports anywhere without having to go back to a vehicle. For more information on Report CE, visit www.syware.com and click on the “Products” button of the navigation bar or visit http://www.syware.com/prodlib/prodlib.htm directly.

About SYWARE, Inc.:
SYWARE empowers more than 100,000 mobile users to collect data and create feature-rich database applications that can be deployed on any Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Windows CE device- wherever they need to work. Industry or user-specific data can be downloaded, collected, displayed, modified and synchronized, without programming. SYWARE provides low cost of ownership, rapid deployment and return-on-investment without requiring users to expand IT departments to manage software and data between desktops and servers to devices. SYWARE removes obstacles to commerce and enables users to share data seamlessly over wireless, LAN, WAN or Internet connections in a wide variety of market sectors, including municipalities, healthcare, transportation, government, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, automotive, energy, aerospace and other markets.

The cornerstone of SYWARE’s product line is Visual CE 9 http://www.syware.com/lp/visualce To learn more about SYWARE, visit http://www.syware.com SYWARE is also the creator of mEnable, a flexible software architecture for real-time wireless access to enterprise data located on corporate servers http://www.syware.com/lp/menable, and FoneDB, the first database software for Microsoft Smartphone devices.

For media inquiries, contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 1+ 781-279-1320 x 208

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QuantumSphere, Inc. Achieves Milestone With High-Quality Nano-Nickel/Cobalt Alloy For Replacement Solution in Multi-Billion Dollar Platinum Electrode Market

QuantumSphere, Inc. announced it has a clear replacement solution for the platinum electrode market. Independent validation regarding this development poses a serious issue for platinum suppliers in the platinum group metal catalyst market-- while presenting tremendous business and cost savings advantages for companies.

COSTA MESA, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2021 –- QuantumSphere, Inc., the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for applications in aerospace, defense, energy and other markets demanding advanced material applications, announced (“QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy”) as a clear replacement solution for the platinum electrode market. QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality metallic nanomaterials including QSI- nano™ Ni/Co and other proprietary alloys. Independent validation, provided by DoppStein Enterprises, Inc. (DSE) regarding this development, poses a serious issue for platinum suppliers in the platinum group metal catalyst market, as QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy will alleviate dependency on platinum as the main catalytic material in a variety of battery and fuel cell applications-- while presenting tremendous business and cost savings advantages for companies.

A shift from finely divided platinum to QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy results in a reduction in the cost of fuel cell and battery catalysts by approximately 50%, while achieving up to 90% of pure platinum performance, based on current prices. Conversely, a 90% cost savings will result in a remarkable 73% performance relative to pure platinum. To view independent scientific data from DSE that supports and validates QuantumSphere’s achievement in the catalyst marketplace, visit http://www.qsinano.com/products.html and click on “DSE nano-Nickel/Cobalt Validation Data.”

“By adopting our product, QuantumSphere enables companies to provide new product offerings in the marketplace and increase their revenue,” said Kevin Maloney, CEO, QuantumSphere, Inc. “For example, we have spoken with many firms that are frustrated by the fact that products using small fuel cells or batteries face a problem-- up to 40% of the total product cost is derived from the expense of the catalyst. By using our QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy product, QuantumSphere can reduce the total device cost significantly. This opens up an exciting range of new business opportunities for companies that want to offer new products to customers but were previously hindered by the cost that platinum imposed on the OEM and final product price. Additionally, the method of making these materials is highly scalable and fully automated. QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy will liberate companies from their dependence on platinum, lower the cost of production and increase profit margins, enabling firms to offer new products at a price point that will be accepted in the market,” Maloney added.

DoppStein Enterprises, Inc., conducted experiments and provided independent scientific data to validate QuantumSphere’s achievement. “After months of working to evaluate and validate QuantumSphere’s product and manufacturing capabilities, I can finally state with full confidence that oxygen reduction catalysis on cathode electrodes using QuantumSphere’s nano-sized nickel/cobalt alloy material has been unambiguously demonstrated,” said Robert Dopp, President, DSE. “This catalyst can be used in a variety of practical batteries and fuel cells, including Li-ion, Zn/air, PEMFC and DMFC. One fundamental issue of fuel cells is the reliance on platinum as catalyst. For a cost comparison, finely divided platinum (currently $75.00/gram in bulk) costs approximately 5 times as much as QuantumSphere’s nano-Ni/Co alloy catalyst (currently $15.00/gram). This translates into a large reduction in total device cost. Implementation of this new technology incorporating QSI-nano™ Ni/Co alloy in the alternative energy sector has the potential to dramatically accelerate commercialization of these micro devices,” Dopp added.

Confirmation of catalysis was accomplished through a series of experiments where nanocatalysts were used alone and in conjunction with varying amounts of platinum. “Not only are QuantumSphere’s catalysts active alone, they also enhance the activity of platinum when combined with various QSI-Nano™ materials. Compared with a pure platinum catalyzed cathode, QuantumSphere’s metallic nanoparticles show up to 90% of the catalytic activity,” Dopp commented. “The activity was demonstrated using electrochemical techniques and impedance spectroscopy. This was the first clear verification and will be followed by a series of optimization experiments that are targeted at meeting or exceeding the activity of high surface area platinum catalyzed cathodes. The impact of these findings is enormous, as it reveals that nanocatalysts prepared by QuantumSphere’s proprietary methods have the potential to partially or fully replace platinum (a $10-$12 billion market, annually), one of the most expensive and scarce electrode components,” Dopp concluded. White papers will be released in Q1, 2006.

About QuantumSphere, Inc.
QuantumSphere is the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for a broad range of applications in industries such as aerospace, defense, energy, biomedical, and other markets demanding advanced material applications. QuantumSphere's exclusive manufacturing process provides: consistent, narrow particle size distribution; low level of agglomeration and impurities; custom-tailored oxide shell thickness; and the highest purity metallic nanopowders on the market that are easier to transport and handle. The company accomplishes this without compromising its commitment to the environment and the community. No other company offers these performance advantages.

QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality magnetic, conductive and catalytic metallic nanopowders, including QSI-nano™ nickel (n-Ni), QSI-nano™ silver, QSI-nano™ copper, QSI- nano™ Ni/Co and other proprietary alloys. These materials will replace platinum as the main catalyst in fuel cells and other electrode assemblies and provide a renewable source of power to supply the world’s energy needs.

The company is leveraging its leading market position in metallic powders to manufacture and ship product for applications in fuel cells, magnetic medical products, bio-sensors, filtration devices and other applications including additives for plastics and electromagnetic frequency shielding. For more information, visit www.qsinano.com or contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320 x 208 or e-mail protected from spam bots

About DSE
Robert Dopp is a consultant to the fuel cell, battery and related industries. During his three decades of battery R&D;, resulting in 36 related patents bearing his name, he has designed several production air cathode machines, making the highest rate air cathode in the world. He has helped to develop a consumer battery with over four times the energy density of Alkaline cylindrical cells, and many tens of times higher energy than many rechargeable batteries. For more information contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320 x 208.

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Advanced Polymer Alloys Appoints TPE Solutions, Inc. as New Distributor

Companies agree to co-develop new elastomer materials.


WILMINGTON, Del., (PRWEB) August 31, 2021 -- Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA), a division of Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE) and the world’s leading supplier of Melt-Processible Elastomers™ (MPEs), today announced that TPE Solutions, a Shirley, Mass.-based distributor of thermoplastic elastomers, has joined the APA worldwide distribution network. APA also announced that the two companies agreed to partner together to develop new elastomer materials.

TPE Solutions, founded by Jonas Angus, will distribute APA’s entire product line, including Alcryn® Melt-Processible Rubber™ (MPR), DuraGrip® TPE, and DuraMax. As part of the relationship, the two companies will also collaborate on new product development projects, further expanding APA’s market influence.

“TPE Solutions and Jonas Angus are proven winners in the thermoplastics industry,” said Jeff Senich, business development manager for APA. “By combining TPE Solutions’ creativity and market knowledge with APA’s polymer manufacturing skills, we’re able to better educate customers about material solutions and enhance the value of our products.”

“APA is a growing company with a clear vision as to where it wants to go in the future,” said Angus, president of TPE Solutions. “We expect the product development side of our relationship to result in bringing innovative new products swiftly to market.”

TPE Solutions is a world-class developer and distributor of TPE materials. Angus has more than 25 years of experience in the plastics industry. He co-developed the NexPrene® TPV (EPDM/PP) product that has gained worldwide usage in automotive, building & construction, wire & cable, FDA, fluid delivery, and medical applications. He is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada) with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was also one of the original team members of the Sarlink® TPE business owned by POLYSAR LTD. (Ontario, Canada).

About APA
Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA), a division of Ferro Corporation, is the world’s leading supplier of Melt-Processible Elastomers (MPEs).

APA’s broad line of elastomers spans the entire TPE price/performance range – from the wide appeal of soft, affordable DuraGrip®, to top-performing Alcryn® MPR™, the world’s only melt-processible rubber.

Bridging the gap between design vision and engineering reality, APA’s unique material innovations deliver ideal performance properties to enhance the quality, appeal, and marketability of virtually every product.

APA’s goal is to provide customers with optimal material solutions for their specific needs – whether drawing from its full MPE line or compounding custom alloys.

Ferro Corporation is a major international producer of performance materials for industry, including coatings and performance chemicals. The company has operations in 20 countries and recorded sales of $1.6 billion in 2003.

For more information on the company’s product line, visit APA on the web at www.APAinfo.com or call 888-663-6005.

Alcryn®, Melt-Processible Rubber™ (MPR), DuraGrip®, and Melt-Processible Elastomers™ (MPE) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ferro Corporation. APA is a division of Ferro Corporation.

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Eight New Microscopes Grace NT-MDT’s NTegra Nanolaboratory Line

Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) has taken center stage as the instrument of choice for Nanotechnology, materials research and production, and the semiconductor market. NT-MDT (Zelenograd, Russia) proudly announces eight new SPMs to meet the needs of these widely varying applications.

Allen, TX (PRWEB) August 31, 2021 -- Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) has taken center stage as the instrument of choice for Nanotechnology, materials research and production, and the semiconductor market. NT-MDT (Zelenograd, Russia) proudly announces eight new SPMs to meet the needs of these widely varying applications.

All eight are built around one core, the award winning NTegra, a universal platform for state-of-the-art scanning probe measurements and analytical integration. A researcher can start with NTegra and add capabilities, year-by-year as his/her group grows or research expands. Alternatively, a facility can buy one NTegra base to be used by multiple departments, with each group buying the necessary components targeted at their specific applications.

Purposefully engineered with open architecture in its hardware, software, and signal integration, NTegra uniquely integrates with other analytical instruments including spectrometers, ultramicrotomes, and optical microscopes. Like a child’s “Transformer” toy, the NTegra readily morphs into a new, application specific configuration.

NT -MDT is unique in the breadth and depth of its product offering: no other company in the industry provides this extensive an SPM line based on only one master controller and one software program.

Four members of the new line will be featured at the American Chemical Society Fall meeting (August 29-Sept 1, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.): NTegra Prima, Therma, Maximus, and Spectra.

NTegra Prima is the entry level system. Targeted specifically to the materials science and nanotech markets, in its full-blown configuration, it can do over 40 different measurements to characterize electrical, physical, and magnetic properties of surfaces. It features the quietest closed-loop sensors in the industry, critical for the precise positioning necessary for working at the atomic scale.

NTegra Therma breaks new ground for thermal stability. Special “smart” algorithms ramp the temperature to user-determined values with minimal overshoot (0.5C). Its unique CopperHead heating stage reduces thermal drift to less than 15nm/C. When scanning by probe, NTegra Therma maintains stability to +/- 0.01C from room temperature to 300C and when scanning by sample, +/- 0.005C over the range from -30C to 80C or room temperature to 150C.

Based on its earlier Solver LS, NT-MDT was the first microscope company to make High Throughput Combinatorial Microscopy (HTCM) commercially available. NTegra Maximus is the next generation. With a high-precision rotating/linear stage and mark-and-find algorithms, it allows a researcher to identify locations for various polymer compositions, biotech samples, or, in production, a technician to identify test locations on optical lenses or magnetic hard drives, then program a full test routine and walk away. NTegra Maximus will return to each location, automatically taking and storing both video and AFM images then conducting the desired series of measurements, reporting all data in an Excel compatible spreadsheet for later statistical analysis.

NTegra Spectra represents the ultimate in the new wave of integrated microscopies by combining AFM with optical, laser scanning confocal, and nearfield scanning microscopy. It also takes the next step into microscopy/spectroscopy with a fully automated, integrated Raman spectrometer, to provide chemical as well as imaging information to elucidate critical structure:function relationships.

Scanning probe microscopy encompasses a family of surface measurement and analysis techniques and is the instrument of choice for new nanotechnology applications. The SPM “feels” the surface by means of a special, cantilever-mounted probe. The name of each technique in the family is derived from the probe-surface interaction. For instance, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) senses and maps the tiny atomic attractions and repulsions between the tip and the surface while Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) senses and maps the magnetic interactions. SPMs can image and quantify the following surface characteristics: adhesion, friction, viscoelasticity (including Young’s modulus), magnetic domains, spreading resistance, voltage, capacitance, thermal response (Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy), and scanning tunneling energy. Depending on the technique, these measurements can be made in air, liquid, or under external magnetic fields.

NanoTech-America (NTA) is the proud National Distributor for the full line of scanning probe microscopes from NT-MDT. With two applications lab and a large national sales staff, they provide full service support for these state-of-the art microscopes.

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August 30, 2021

FlowSense Awarded Contract to Supply Air Purification Equipment to the Marine Corps

FlowSense announced today that its industrial services team has been awarded a contract from the United States Marine Corps to provide a state-of-the-art self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) recharging system.

Maple Grove, MN (PRWEB) August 30, 2021 -- FlowSense announced today that its industrial services team has been awarded a contract from the United States Marine Corps to provide a state-of-the-art self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) recharging system.

The award specified both delivery and installation of an integrated air purification system designed as an advanced fill station to recharge SCBA cylinders used in fire fighting and rescue operations. "We're proud and honored to have received this award and to be able to support our military community in a tangible way," stated FlowSense president Paul Smallwood. "This award goes to show that at FlowSense we practice what we preach, which is to help our clients create a cleaner and safer environment worldwide."

Installation and startup for the integrated air purification system will be performed by FlowSense's industrial services team at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia.

FlowSense, LLC is an award-winning veteran owned small business (VOSB) and 8(a)/SDB certified company providing integrated technical solutions in environmental protection systems (air, water, and public health), security technology (biometric access control to address bioterrorism deterrence), and industrial solutions (facilities contracting). FlowSense products and services include engineering, project management, and procurement serving diverse industries including private and public sectors, military, defense, and government agencies.

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August 29, 2021

PrimeSyn Lab Inc. Exhibits at Brail’s (SBBq) and is Preparing for the Upcoming Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society in New York

PrimeSyn Lab Inc. announced that the Company recently exhibited its products and services at the Brazilian Societies for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq) through a local distributor. PrimeSyn Lab is now preparing for the upcoming Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society Conference to be held from Sept. 15-18 at Rockefeller University in NY.

(PRWEB) August 28, 2021 -- PrimeSyn Lab Inc. announced that the Company recently exhibited its products and services at the Brazilian Societies for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq) through a local distributor.

PrimeSyn Lab is now preparing for the upcoming Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society Conference to be held from Sep 15-18 at Rockefeller University in NY.

Dr. Chaturvedi, PhD, President and CEO of PrimeSyn Lab Inc. stated, "We are very appreciative to have the opportunity to exhibit our products and services. We are looking forward to participating at the world's first Oligonucelotide Therapeutics Society conference in NYC. This is an excellent opportunity to network with industry leaders and to assist them with their research and commercialization needs."

The Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society:
The Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society is an open, nonprofit forum whose mission is to foster academic and industry-based research and development of oligonucleotide therapeutics (RNAi, CpG, antisense, and others). For information, contact the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society: University Hospital Zurich, Department of Oncology, Haldeliweg 4, CH-8044 Zurich, Switzerland.

About PrimeSyn Lab :
PrimeSyn Lab Inc. is a recognized leader in the area of custom DNA/RNAi synthesis and purification within the USA. PrimeSyn Lab specializes in ULTRA PURE Oligonucleotides for: Cloning, Mutagenesis, Fluorescent Sequencing, Microarrays, Diagnostics and Therapeutics. PrimeSyn Lab also provides analytical lab services: protein analysis, mass spectral analysis, protein purification / characterization, analytical methods development, small molecule synthesis and analysis. Our expertise is in organic synthesis and analysis to method development. PrimeSyn Lab's provides products and services for contract research, product development and assay development within the Bio-pharmaceutical industry. PrimeSyn Lab Inc. also distributes PREMIER Biosoft's software (e.g. AlleleID, Primer, Array, Beacon, SimVector and Xpression design software) to accelerate research in Molecular Biology.

For more information, please contact:
Corporate Affairs
PrimeSyn Lab Inc.
Suite 205
11 Deer Park Drive
Princeton Corporate Plaza
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
USA
Telephone: 877-PRIME-03
Fax: 732-274-0907
Web: http://www.primesyn.com

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August 26, 2021

Custom Formulation - Creating New Products

Chemir Analytical Services helps innovative companies develop new formulations, reformulate existing products, create customized blends or assist with other product challenges.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- Chemir Analytical Services, with years of experience reverse engineering products, takes the next step with custom formulation services. Manufacturers of cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals often seek to partner with outside laboratories experienced in ingredient identification, deformulation or reformulation. Chemir Analytical Services, a non-routine independent analytical laboratory, helps innovative companies develop new formulations, reformulate existing products, create customized blends or assist with other challenges.

“This is a natural sequence in our service offerings” explains David Dowell, Ph.D., Vice President – Technology of Chemir Analytical Services. “Our laboratory chemists have analyzed hundreds of formulated products and have been involved in numerous partnerships involving deformulation and subsequent reformulation. This has provided a wealth of experience and intuitive understanding of custom formulations. Many customers have asked us to assist with formulating new products, and we are pleased to offer an expansion of this service.”

About Chemir Analytical Services
Chemir, founded in 1959, provides chemical analysis and testing to a wide variety of industries, using a unique combination of analytical capabilities, instrumentation, technical expertise and quality systems. Current divisions include Chemir Analytical Services, a non-routine problem solving laboratory, Chemir Analytical Services-Michigan, a research and development laboratory serving the paints, coatings, and inks industries; and Industrial Testing Laboratories, a customized mechanical and metallurgical testing facility.

David Dowell, Ph.D.
Chemir Analytical Services
2672 Metro Blvd.
Maryland Heights MO 63043
800-659-7659
www.chemir.com

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August 25, 2021

American School of Gas Measurement Technology Gets a New Logo in Celebration of 40 Years of Industry Service

Association Publishers develops a new logo for the American School of Gas Measurement Technology.

Houston, Texas (PRWEB via PressReleaseHelp) August 24, 2021 -- Commemorating 40 Years of Gas Industry Training, the American School of Gas Measurement Technology recently unveiled a new logo. The school, scheduled for September 19th – 22nd, 2005 at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston, Texas, is busily preparing the 135 distinct classes and hands-on training involving everything from basic measurement theory to current topics that include: the Fundamentals of LNG, Importance of Hydrocarbon Dew Points, and Ethernet Radio Communications.

Created by Association Publishers, the logo is designed to simplify and contemporize the ASGMT branding in the natural gas industry. Lyle Johnson, Creative Director for Association Publishers, stated that the "ASGMT logo is the result of many man-hours of creative development which included 32 distinct creative design paths." The logo chosen for the school incorporates a simplified character set with an integrated Natural Gas Flame to represent the industry the ASGMT serves.

Out of this one design 4 different variations were developed to allow the school to use their new logo with or with out the "Anniversary" banner and with or without the supporting text. In this way the ASGMT can easily use the logo on letterhead, brochures, promotional specialties and supporting collateral.

Rusty Woomer, the 2005 General Chairman, stated "The new ASGMT logo not only marks our 40th anniversary but also reflects upon our past and future. The ASGMT long recognized that there was a real need for regular educational schools for those engaged in the field of gas measurement and related disciplines. Like the preverbal three-legged stool, ASGMT stands on an educational stool whose legs are classes, lectures and hands-on, exhibits, and plant tours. While we continuously refine the elements of the school, the principal tenet, which is education, has remained unchanged and will continue to remain unchanged. This new logo seeks to reflect our commitment to natural gas industry and training."

Mark Slusher, General Manager for Association Publishers commented, "We're excited to be a part of this important milestone in the ASGMT history. The school which started in 1966, has continued to grow and evolve over the years primarily due to its easy international access for Latin American attendees and the General Committee's drive to constantly evaluate and improve the educational mix of the school."

Drawing approximately 1000 attendees annually, the ASGMT serves as one of the largest not-for-profit training schools in the natural gas industry. Held at the Marriott Westchase Hotel, in Houston, Texas, the school is scheduled for September 19th – 22nd, 2005. Considering the pre-registration fee for the 2005 school is only $95 USD, the ASGMT is an excellent training value.

To learn how you can attend the ASGMT, register via the web at www.asgmt.com, or via the following: The American School of Gas Measurement Technology, PO Box 3991, Houston, Texas 77253-3991.

Association Publishers is a diversified Marketing Communications Services company which specializes in Oil & Gas Industry Promotions and Publicity. Services which include: Printed and Digital Marketing Collateral, Proceedings Publishing in both CD-ROM and Perfect Bound format, Event Publicity and Advertising, and Internet Based Event Registration Services. To learn more about Association Publishers and their services visit www.associationpublishers.com or email at info @ associationpublishers.com or via T: 281.655.9594, F: 281.645.6348, 5303 Nodaway Lane, Spring, Texas 77379

Press Contact:
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Association Publishers
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Sulzer Sales in First Half up by 18% - Net Income Nearly Doubled

August 25, 2021

Core Divisions Boost Operating Income by 31%

In the first half of 2005, Sulzer continued to grow profitably. Sales were up 18.4% year-on-year (adjusted 14.2%) at CHF 1157.8 million. Operating income (EBITA) rose by 25.4% to CHF 76.9 million, and net income amounted to CHF 58.9 million.

Sulzer Chemtech posted record results; orders received were up 19.3% on the previous year at CHF 200.2 million. Sales rose by 28.7% (adjusted 32.5%) to CHF 192.0 million. Operating income (EBITA) of CHF 19.6 million was achieved due to high volumes and increases in efficiency,
while return on sales was 10.2%. Further, large orders are expected in the coming months, and the outlook for Sulzer Chemtech remains positive.

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August 24, 2021

Why Wet End Industrial Filtration in Paper Mills is Important

Many additives are used in the wet end of a paper mill. These materials are received, stored, and metered into the stock to impart a particular attribute or chemical state. Filters are used to remove particles that can detrimentally affect the quality of the paper or paperboard by creating defects or equipment variability that affects the paper's uniformity. Machines control the addition of additives, and they are not able to compensate if debris passes or if plugging occurs.

(PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- Any oversized, undissolved solids in an additive stream have the potential to interrupt equipment operation or create dry end defects. Unfortunately, many opportunities exist for solids to be picked up or formed as additives are transported, mixed, or diluted. Consequently, wet end additive filtration can help minimize process variability.

Where filters are used in the wet end depends on the original engineering of the paper machine and is modified as the process and products change over time. Filters are added when particles affect the delivery of the additive or the quality of the end product. Flow rate, media type, particle retention, and the characteristics of the additive and its debris will dictate the type of filter most appropriate for additive filtration.

Continuous multiple tube filters or multiple bag filters are often recommended in the receiving area due to higher flow rates. However, the flow rates are relatively low at an additive point of use. Mechanically cleaned-in-place filters can, therefore, be used as an additive's point of use since they can maintain a low differential pressure and also prevent contamination extrusion through the media.

SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS
It is important to keep the differential pressure low for retention aids, to prevent gel-like contaminants from squeezing through the screen. Mechanically clean-in-place filters clean the filter media before any pressure buildup occurs.

Coarse residue in pigment slurries can result from contamination during transport and storage, from contaminants in makeup water, from inadequate make-down of clay agglomerates, aggregation of clay particles resulting from phosphate degradation and from coarse accessory material not removed during processing.

Filtration helps control in two ways. First, variability is prevented in starch make-down and converting equipment. In steam converted starch operations, filters prevent clogging of steam chamber orifices. Second, proper concentration is maintained by preventing orifice plugging downstream. If an orifice becomes plugged and concentration decreases, off-quality paper will result.

Precipitated calcium carbonate is filtered as it is received from the satellite plant and again just prior to use. Depending on the solids content, it can be critical to keep the slurry moving through the piping system due to the potential for settling.

WHERE TO FILTER
The most common place for an additive filter to be located is just before the additive is used on the paper machine. This is the last opportunity to catch unwanted particles. For many additives, this location is after the pint where dilution water is added.

Normally, the higher the dry solids and the higher the viscosity, the more filter surface area is used. As liquids are diluted, the solids drop and thicker liquids become thinner; so less surface area and a smaller filter are required. At the same particle retention or mesh size, the diluted form of an additive will use a less expensive filter. The dilute form can also filter finer, and less expensively, than the thicker form at the same filtration cost.

In some instances, filtering before the additive is diluted may be the preferred strategy. The best time to remove a particle is when the flow rates are the lowest and the particle size is at its largest. Filtering after dilution may be too late. After pumping, mixing, and storage, particles are made smaller and become more difficult to remove. After dilution, flow rates are also higher, which usually requires a larger filter system.

WHITE WATER DILUTION
If the water source used for diluting additives is clarified white water, then it is necessary to ensure that the filter system can handle the fiber content of the water. Fiber containing additives requires special handling and may restrict the filtrate quality by limiting how fine the additives can be filtered.

By controlling the wet end, a papermaker also determines product quality at the dry end and controls the overall productivity of the process. Wet end filtration removes oversized particles and debris from a variety of additive. This allows manufacturers to minimize equipment plugging and improve the overall product quality.

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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Advanced Polymer Alloys’ Product Development Manager to Present Fluid Resistance Technical Paper at SPE Topical Conference

Technical paper presentation will provide an overview on the consequences of failing to consider fluid resistance when specifying a TPE.

WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) August 24, 2021 -- Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA), a division of Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE) and the world’s leading supplier of Melt-Processible Elastomers™ (MPEs), today announced that its technical team will present a paper – Specialty TPEs for Fluid-Resistant Applications – during the upcoming Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) Topical Conference, Sept. 12-14, in Akron, Ohio. The Society of Plastics Engineers’ TPE Special Interest Group and its Akron Section are co-sponsoring the event.

J. Eric Ingram, manager of product development, will present APA’s findings from a recent study on the effects of prolonged fluid exposure to melt-processible rubbers (MPR), TPUs, TPVs, and styrenic TPEs. APA manufactures Alcryn® MPR, which is highly resistant to damaging fluids like oil, gas, and other fuels. APA also developed special Alcryn MPR alloys tailored for maximum resistance to specific fluids.

The presentation will include overviews on the consequences of failing to consider fluid resistance when specifying a TPE; the relative oil resistance of various families of rubber; immersion fluid and plasticizer interactions; and the specific effects of oil, diesel fuel, kerosene, gasoline, gasohol, and antifreeze immersion on the physical properties of various classes of thermoplastic elastomers.

“Other than volume change, the effect of fluid contact on physical properties is an often-overlooked element of the TPE specifying process. This can make a critical difference in end use performance,” Ingram said. “This paper shows that the general purpose TPEs, like the TPVs and the styrenic block copolymers, have inadequate resistance to be specified for service in contact with common oils and fuels. This presentation will offer side-by-side comparisons of how certain TPEs were affected by exposure to the various fluids. It’s based on extensive research and we think the findings will be helpful to specifiers of TPEs and others in the plastics industry.”

For information about the presentation, please call APA at 888-663-5005, or visit www.APAinfo.com.

For information about the technical conference, visit www.4spe.org.

About APA
Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA), a division of Ferro Corporation, is the world’s leading supplier of Melt-Processible Elastomers (MPEs).

APA’s broad line of elastomers spans the entire TPE price/performance range – from the wide appeal of soft, affordable DuraGrip®, to top-performing Alcryn® MPR, the world’s only melt-processible rubber™ (MPR).

Bridging the gap between design vision and engineering reality, APA’s unique material innovations deliver ideal performance properties to enhance the quality, appeal, and marketability of virtually every product.

APA’s goal is to provide customers with optimal material solutions for their specific needs – whether drawing from its full MPE line or compounding custom alloys.

Ferro Corporation is a major international producer of performance materials for industry, including coatings and performance chemicals. The company has operations in 20 countries and recorded sales of $1.6 billion in 2003.

For more information on the company’s product line, visit APA on the web at www.APAinfo.com or call 888-663-6005.

Alcryn®, Melt-Processible Rubber™ (MPR), DuraGrip®, and Melt-Processible Elastomers™ (MPE) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ferro Corporation. APA is a division of Ferro Corporation.

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August 23, 2021

Government Grants License to Oregon Company to Sell Nuclear, Chemical, Biological Protection Devices for Overpressure Filters for Bomb Shelters and Safe Rooms

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Military Affairs and Defense Trade Controls have granted an export license to, American Safe Room Inc. to manufacture and sell their Safe Cell 100N to anyone in America as well as export the device to approved foreign countries for use by their military.

(PRWEB) August 21, 2021 -- American Safe Room Inc. of Sutherlin, Oregon has started shipping a controlled military device to the general public. Their ASR-100N is a positive pressure air filtration unit for stripping nuclear fallout, weaponized biological toxins and chemical gases from the airflow. It works by taking outside air and pushing it through its filter banks and on into the room creating an overpressure with the safe insuring that toxins from the outside cannot migrate into the protected space.

Among improvements over its predecessor, the ASR-100, has the ability to run on any voltage of any electrical service used worldwide. It can also switch automatically from normal line voltage to an emergency battery back-up if the grid power fails and as last resort can utilize an optional hand operated pump in case of long term power failure.

The ASR-100N was the brainchild of Len Henrikson one of the engineers at American Safe Room Inc. Henrikson says “It was my intent to develop an easy to install and affordable military CBRN air filtration unit to offer the general public and still follow the military specifications of the Army Corps of Engineers for for a collective protection filtration device”

Henrikson explains, the options for civil defense against nuclear fallout, weaponized biological agents and warfare gases, are very limited. At the bottom end is "duct tape and plastic." One step up is gas masks. Both of these "solutions" have serious limitations. Sealing up a room is almost impossible without an overpressure (a relative atmosphere of higher pressure inside the room) and the inherent problem of replenishing the room with oxygen and discharging the carbon dioxide that people exhale. This is the same system and grade of equipment employed by the military in their collective protection shelters and armored vehicles to keep toxin out of the crew compartment, “this is what we make”.

The Safe Cell ASR-100N and other military devices can be seen by visiting their company’s website www.americansaferoom.com/

American Safe Room, Inc., an Oregon corporation formed by a group of engineers in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, committed to quick, reliable, and affordable protection from intentional or accidental release of atmospheric nuclear, biological or chemical agents.

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August 19, 2021

For Hot-Oil-System Users Only: Technical TipSheet

Paratherm Corporation delivers monthly, free, concise technical tips via email and RSS.

West Conshohocken, PA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 18, 2021 -- Paratherm Corporation invites subscribers to TipSheet™, an email series delivering technical information for users of heat transfer fluids and thermal oil systems.

On a monthly basis, Paratherm engineers release bits of advice, tips, engineering discussions, and general wisdom about the applications, systems, and fluids.

This month's tip (TipSheet Issue #15 ) an explanation of fluid film temperature and its influence on fluid degradation, begins a three-part series on maximizing fluid longevity in the system. Parts two and three will explore oxidation and contamination.

The TipSheet series is purely editorial. It contains no Paratherm product information, and no marketing content.

Topics of future TipSheets will include startup and shutdown procedures, system contamination causes and cures, problems with water in thermal fluid, fire and other safety issues, and more.

To subscribe to the Paratherm TipSheet (Archives and New Additions), simply visit the TipSheet Archive page at http://www.paratherm.com/tipsheet.asp. There, you can look at archived TipSheets, and subscribe if you wish. Also, if you prefer to subscribe via RSS, the link is at the bottom of the page.

Heat Transfer Fluids (Thermal Liquids, Hot Oils) precisely control temperatures in hundreds of different applications in the processing industries. Due to the variety of applications, types of heating, differing process cycles, and many other variables, the intricacies of these heating and cooling systems can create technical challenges as the systems age, or with design additions and changes.

Troubleshooting and improving processes in partnership with customers since 1988, Paratherm engineers have gained deep expertise in dozens of different industries and applications, and thousands of specific systems.

Paratherm Corporation's product line has grown to seven heat transfer fluids and two high-performance system-cleaner liquids, but the service mission of Paratherm Engineers and Staff has remained the same; to use their thorough knowledge and experience with thermal systems and heat transfer fluids, their relationships with heater and equipment manufacturers, and their focused attention on the needs of customers, to deliver smoothly operating systems and applications, and maximum production, to processors that choose Paratherm.

Contact:
Andy Andrews
Paratherm Corporation
4 Portland Road
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
USA
Phone: 800-222-3611 or (610) 941-4900
http://www.paratherm.com/heat_transfer_fluids.asp

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August 17, 2021

Texas Company Invents Chemical Free West Nile Mosquito and Insect Control Agent--A Deet Free Alternative for Flies, Gnats, Fleas, Ticks, No-Seeums, Chiggers and Numerous Other Flying and Crawling Insects

CedarCide Industries of the Woodlands, Texas announces the availability of their People-Pet-Horse and Livestock insect control product in concentrated form. It is now possible for the user to formulate his own ingredient strength. The Chemical Free solution is safe to Children and Pets. It is the only known ONE TIME application Flea control for inside treatment of residential flea infestations. A monumental breakthrough for the protection of Equine from the deadly West Nile Virus Mosquito.

Woodlands, TX (PRWEB) August 17, 2021 -- Cedar Oil has been used as a insect control device since Biblical days recites Dave Glassel, inventor of the popular CedarCide "Chemical Free" insect control products. We have now expanded our range of products to include the Concentrates used to formulate the cedar oil insect control substance used by numerous popular labels. Cedar Oil aromas interfere with a insects pheromones. Scientific research shows all mass emits a Keremone (odor) which flying insects use their Octopomine Neuro Receptors to detect. Cedar aromas interrupt the non-beneficial arthropod receptors ability to find blood donors necessary for survival. Carbon dioxide emission will vary with different human age groups and animals. CedarCide users can now create the recipe he or she desires for the most effective control and duration. We designed the Concentrate to easily mix with tap water Glassel said. It is packaged in a one quart bottle which will make up to 25 gallons of 1% solution. The introductory selling price is a mere $59.95, a fraction of the cost of the toxic chemical sprays such as DEET.

CedarCide PEOPLE-PET-LIVESTOCK Concentrate is currently available on a DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER basis only. It is Globally shipped with next day delivery available. Call 800 842 1464 to order. CedarCide Industries is the Worlds leader in Cedar Oil Technology and is located in The Woodlands, Texas.

Contact:
Dave Glassel
1-800-842-1464
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August 16, 2021

The Filtration of Process Water and Its Importance in the Petroleum Industry, Section 4: How to Select the Right Filter and Reduce Your Waste Disposal Costs

The objective of any filter is not to remove all particulate from the fluid stream. The size of particulate to be removed should be determined by the quality objective or system protection requirements. Removing particulate below the level identified for a specific system is a costly and unnecessary exercise with little or no return on investment.

(PRWEB) August 16, 2021 -- Will the stream be reintroduced into the process? If so, what contaminate levels will yield cost effective efficiency? The residual level of solids in the product filtrate will vary for each application. Understanding the limitations that varying solids levels will impose on the process is essential to determine the cost benefits of filtration systems. It is important to utilize filtration expertise along with process knowledge to gain the most from a filtration system.

Protecting a process through filtration has many more variables to consider. A fundamental question is what size particle can cause erosion in downstream equipment. Another is at what level of solids will deposits build up in the low, slow flow areas.

Two other important factors to consider when designing or selecting a filtration system are environmental/safety concerns and waste disposal costs. Environmental regulations governing fugitive emissions have become much more stringent in recent decades, and will be even more rigorous in the future.

In the United States, ultra low sulfur diesel and gasoline fuel requirement become effective in 2004/2005. Companies are also faced with increasing worries over lawsuits from workers exposed to hazardous materials and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Waste disposal costs have risen dramatically in recent years, partially because of the stricter environmental regulations. The following discussion provides an overview or current technologies available for both disposable and cleanable filter systems.

The next article (section 5) will examine disposable and cleanable filter media, and what the differences are between the two.

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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August 15, 2021

The Filtration of Process Water and Its Importance in the Petroleum Industry; Section 3: Cooling and Amine Systems

Petroleum Industry Cooling Systems and how they can affect system instrumentation and efficiency.

(PRWEB) August 14, 2021 -- Cooling Systems: Cooling systems accumulate airborne dirt and other contaminants that can affect system instrumentation and efficiency. Dirt and iron fouling can rob the system of the required heat transfer capacity and increase frictional hydraulic losses. Cooling systems with inefficient filtration can result in the need for labor-intensive tower cleanouts and heat exchanger refurbishing. Efficient systems will extend equipment life and maintain maximum heat transfer. Removal of 98% of particles of 10 µ and larger is recommended for effective cooling water filtration.

Tubular backwashing systems provide economical method of automated solids removal with minimal backwash volumes. Clean cooling water reduces manual cleanouts, reduces chemical consumption, helps eliminate instrument plugging, and maximizes cooling efficiency. If space is at a premium, tubular systems are available in a nonlinear configuration. For example, the Ronningen-Petter AFR Series tubular backwashing pressure filter has a 1m² footprint.

Amine Systems: Amine systems require filtration to remove contaminants such as pipe scale, iron sulfide, and salt precipitants from the process. If the amine is dark amber to greenish in color, the stream is dirty. For maximum efficiency, the amine stream should be as clear as fresh water. Contaminant removal greatly increases amine efficiency and reduces the system's operating costs.

Problems created by dirty or unfiltered mine include iron sulfides that cause foaming in towers. Contaminants that collect on tower trays reduce efficiency and increase pressure drop across the tower. Solids that build up in the flash drum reduce the available liquid area, which results in incomplete separation of hydrocarbons and amine. Contaminants in the surge drum result in a constant supply of new solids in the flow. When particles settle out, they collect in piping, tanks, heat exchangers, and reboilers causing increasing corrosion, plugging, and fouling of the equipment and poor heat transfer.

Typically, disposable media are used on the lean amine loop and backwashing filters on the rich amine loop. When considering disposables, proper media selection will have the most direct effect on system efficiency and therefore cost effectiveness. For example, nominal efficiency media are not effective because too much dirt passes through the filter. Polypropylene media traps oils and can become blind before the full dirt holding capacity is reached.

For a typical 20% side stream, base the filter system size on flow rates recommended for the type of media used. The optimum flowrate is a compromise between cost and dirt holding. The slower the flowrate, the more dirt the media will hold. If there are oils in the amine or if the temperature exceeds 180˚ F (82˚ C), cellulose or polyester media are recommended; cellulose will generally cost less.

If the amine system has not been filtered or if there are signs of high dirt loading (again, a green or amber color) filtration is highly recommended. To reduce costs, stage the cleaning process. Begin with media that will eliminate larger µ particulate, and step the process gradually into smaller retentions with each change out, ending ultimately with retentions in the 5 - 10 µ range. To keep the system at optimum performance, use high efficiency, absolute rated media at a maximum of 10 µ.

Although more prevalent on the sulfur rich side, backwashing, or self-cleaning tubular systems are ideal for both the rich and lean sides of the amine loop because they eliminate operator exposure and disposal of often-hazardous spent bags or cartridges. The closed system benefits of a backwashing filter are especially important when on the rich side of the amine loop because of the elimination of operator exposure to the highly toxic sulfur being removed.

Backwashing filters should be sized at a flux rate of approximately 4 - 8 gpm/ft². The filter media should be 5 or 10 µ, high efficiency (+98%) filter elements constructed of single layer sintered wire mesh. When the filter is installed on a dirty system, it will typically backwash continuously for the first two to three days. Then, the backwash interval will start to increase and within a week, the amine will be clean and the backwash interval will increase to eight hours or more.

Backwashing filters are self-correcting during and after upsets. During upset conditions, the filter will start backwashing continuously. Once the process returns to normal, backwash interval times will also return to normal. The next article (section 4) will examine how to select the right filter for your process requirements.

For questions about Industrial Filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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August 12, 2021

KMx Migration Program for Pathlore Learning Management Suite Clients

Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. (KMSI), a leader in web-based training and e-learning solutions, today announced its "KMx Migration program for Pathlore Learning Management Suite clients" special offer.

LINTHICUM, MD (PRWEB) August 15, 2021 -- Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. (KMSI), a leader in Web-Based Training and E-Learning Solutions, today announced its "KMx Migration Program for Pathlore Learning Management Suite clients" special offer.

KMSI is pleased to announce its "KMx Migration Program for Pathlore Learning Management Suite clients" special offer. This special offer lets corporations and Government agencies that have licensed software from Pathlore Software Corporation migrate to KMx Enterprise at a substantial discount.

Through December 31st, 2005, organizations that have licensed software from Pathlore Software Corporation can migrate to KMx Enterprise and receive a 33% discount. Because KMx Enterprise is licensed without any per-user licensing fees, this offer may provide Pathlore customers with additional savings totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. Other competitive products may also apply. Contact KMSI's sales office at (603) 382-2262 to confirm product qualification or to learn more about this special offer. Proof of licensed purchase of competing products is required. KMx Enterprise includes KMx Performance Management LMS, KMx Learning Content Management System, KMx Development, KMx Live Presentation Tools and product training.

Organizations that have incurred the significant expense and time required to implement the Pathlore Learning Management Suite may be reluctant to consider alternative solutions, fearing additional expense and delays. In order to counter these reservations, KMSI offers a solution specifically designed for organizations that have already licensed learning management technology from a Pathlore Software Corporation. KMSI's comprehensive solution provides Pathlore clients with the ability to:
-- Migrate existing courseware, student/employee training records,
catalogs and training schedules from the Pathlore Learning Management Suite
to KMx Enterprise, normally within one week.
-- Replicate client sponsored modifications, integrations and branding to
smooth the introduction of KMx to the client's business process and
employees.
-- Deliver training to an expanded group of employees, customer and/or
suppliers without incurring any per-user license fees using KMx Performance
Management LMS.
-- Quickly and easily convert existing instructional materials to
standards conformant on-demand e-learning with KMx Development.
-- Provide virtual classroom training to an unlimited number of users
without incurring per-seat license fees with KMx Live Presentation Tools.
-- Create and manage a reusable learning content object library to
expedite development efforts and provide just-in-time training and
performance support with the KMx Learning Content Management System (LCMS).

KMSI's extensive references and Fortune 500 client list quickly removes any reservations that Pathlore Software Corporation customers may have had when considering abandoning the use of the Pathlore Learning Management Suite.

Explains KMSI President Jack E. Lee, "Over the past year, there has been significant consolidation in the e-learning and learning management technology industries. Leading providers like Docent, Thinq, Saba and Click2Learn have either acquired, been acquired, or merged with one of their most significant competitors. The KMx Migration Program for Pathlore Learning Management Suite clients was created following the announcement that SumTotal Systems Inc. would acquire rival Pathlore Software Corporation. KMx provides the solution for Pathlore customers who realize that the Pathlore Learning Management Suite may quickly become obsolete. The program will enable Pathlore Learning Management Suite clients to move forward with their initiatives without the worries of product uncertainty, availability of software support and maintenance and the inevitable technology conflicts that arise when competitors merge."

Explains KMSI CTO Mike Binnix, "When we founded KMSI, we had a vision of what could be done to reinvigorate the learning technology marketplace. Our founding team brought over 100 years of hands-on experience with nearly all of the leading learning technology platforms and e-learning development suites. Our plan was simple; identify the major areas for improvement in both technologies and processes and use that information to create a company and a platform that could ensure the success or our client's initiatives."

About KMx Enterprise

KMx Enterprise is an Advanced Distributed Learning Platform that provides fully integrated e-learning content development, learning management, performance management, learning content management and virtual classroom technologies in one easy to use solution. KMx enables rapid content creation and delivery by a wide range of content creators including instructional designers and subject matter experts. KMx is accessible using standard desktop applications and browser technologies and supports popular learning, content and document management technologies. KMx is available as both an installed application and as an ASP hosted service.

About Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc.

Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative learning and knowledge management solutions for Fortune 2000 companies and Government agencies. For more information, please visit www.kmsi.us

KMx is available to all government agencies via the General Services Administration (GSA) Contract GS-35F-0461M with Velocite Systems, Inc.

Pathlore Learning Management Suite is a trademark of Pathlore Software Corporation

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August 09, 2021

Ecology Coatings Develops Cost-Effective Process for Producing Mildew-Resistant Waterproof Paper

Writable waterproof paper at 500 percent lower cost is now available.

Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) August 9, 2021 -- Ecology Coatings, Inc., a leading provider of nano-engineered ultraviolet curable coatings, announced today that it has used its proprietary coating technology to develop a cost-effective process for producing waterproof, mildew resistant paper. The process impregnates ordinary paper with Ecology Coatings’ nanoparticle technology, maintaining the original performance properties of the paper even after being fully immersed in water. Unlike conventional waterproofing techniques involving vinyl coatings, polypropylene or other synthetic papers, Ecology Coatings’ method produces waterproof, wood pulp-based paper that can be used with pencil as well as a variety of inks.

Replacing the existing method of using compressed polypropylene fibers to coat paper, Ecology Coating’s nanoparticle imbuing process cuts waterproof paper production costs by 500 percent. The paper also inhibits the growth of mildew, adding further protective value to the Ecology Coatings paper. Ideal for outdoor use, packaging labels, and other paper applications at risk of damage, the coating technique maintains the paper’s original writable performance without the highly slick surface typical of the waterproof paper currently available to the market.

"Our coating technology generates an effective barrier against moisture and inhibits mildew growth while preserving the feel and performance of regular paper, a combination of characteristics that’s simply not available from current waterproofing techniques,” said Rich Stromback, CEO of Ecology Coatings. "Initially the high-performance, cost-saving waterproof paper will benefit industries that already invest in special labels or protective paper. For example, waterproof labels on shipping materials can now be cheaply manufactured and then left in the rain without bagging, further reducing material costs. With exciting applications as a low-cost waterproofing material and a mildew-resistant surface, the paper also has interesting potential beyond those current uses."

Exhibiting a completely new set of performance and application properties, Ecology Coatings’ nano-engineered products are easily integrated into today’s manufacturing infrastructure. The proprietary 100 percent solids formulations contain no water, toxic solvents or other liquid components that need to evaporate for the coating to set; a characteristic that eliminates the need for heat in the process, reduces manufacturing line space by 80 percent, cuts energy consumption by 75 percent and dramatically decreases EPA reporting requirements. The unique properties of Ecology Coatings’ liquid nanotechnology™ make the coatings ideal for driving efficiencies and innovation across a broad range of applications including paper, electronics, metals and plastic.

About Ecology Coatings
Ecology Coatings is a world leader in the development of nano-engineered, ultra-violet curable coatings. Using a platform of integrated nano-material technologies, the company creates proprietary coatings with unique performance attributes. Ecology collaborates with industry leaders to develop revolutionary high-value, high-performance coatings for military, automotive, industrial, electronic and medical applications. Ecology Coatings is a privately held company based in Akron, Ohio.

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August 08, 2021

The Hidden, Ongoing Costs of Disposable Media Filters in the Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Processing Industries

The hidden, ongoing costs of disposable media are a cause for concern. Learn how you can achieve greater process efficiency, while bringing your costs down.

(PRWEB) August 6, 2021 -- Liquid is a main ingredient in the processing of chemicals, and efficient and effective filtration can improve your bottom line! From industrial chemicals to polymer processing, fluid clarity and purity are essential in the pursuit of high-quality finished products.

Traditionally, chemical engineers have opted for disposable media filters such as bags or cartridges due to their lower initial cost. While initial cost may be lower for small batch operations, this is seldom true for continuous operations that require a costly, redundant filtration system - including piping, valves, support, and service connections - to maintain production.

Moreover, there are significant hidden costs associated with disposable media filters. When users purchase disposable media filters they often fail to account for the true costs of doing so.

Hidden costs:
To begin, there's the ongoing disposable filter purchase price, which typically runs at least $3 per bag or cartridge per day, plus the ongoing cost of waste disposal.

For non-hazardous waste, disposal is already $400-$800 USD per drum, while that of hazardous waste is approaching $1,000 per drum.

It's not unusual for the typical pharmaceutical company or other fine-chemical based manufacturer to produce up to 20 drums per year of filter media for disposal, not counting the cost of treating or eliminating any run-off process fluids.

Beyond this, there is significant labor costs involved with transporting, handling and storing disposable filter media, as well as with replacing it.

Example:
For just a small 30-gpm cartridge filter with six 10-inch cartridges, the operator must:
Remove 16 separate parts including the cover, compression seals, cartridges, and seal plates.

The operator must reassemble all 16 parts with proper alignment to ensure good seals.

Then someone must haul away the spent filter media.

There's also a housekeeping cost for cleaning any spillage from disposable media, along with increased emissions, safety risk, and liability.

Then there's the potential cost of disposable media rupturing or overflowing (as bags sometimes do), contaminating product or machinery downstream and slowing production.

Finally, add the cost of buying, maintaining, and cleaning workers' protective clothing for replacing disposable media. As well as the extra time and labor required to fill out MSDS forms and other paperwork required for items hauled to landfills or incinerators.

This is where automatic filtration and separation products can make your operation more efficient, and most importantly improve the finished product quality.

RPA Process Technologies new filtration resource, Ask Filter Man, will analyze your process, and recommend a solution within a 24-hour timeframe. At no cost to you!
http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp

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August 04, 2021

Most Environmental Pros at Enviro.BLR.com Feel Their Emergency Planning is not up to Snuff

With the hurricane season here and less than a year after the deadly tsunamis in Asia, it is surprising that a majority of EHS professionals in a recent Enviro.BLR.com poll feel that their facilities’ emergency planning is not ready to handle a natural disaster

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) August 4, 2021 -- In the midst of an active hurricane season and less than a year after the deadly tsunamis in Asia, a majority of EHS professionals feel that their facilities' emergency planning is not ready to handle a natural disaster, according to an online poll conducted by Enviro.BLR.com.

Fifty-six percent of respondents said “no” when posed the question “Do you think your facility is prepared for a natural disaster?” The poll was conducted July 14 to July 20 and had 151 participants.

“It is somewhat alarming to learn that there are so many facilities that don't have viable emergency response plans,” said Steve Quilliam, managing editor of Enviro.BLR.com, a website from Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR). “Considering that such planning is required under multiple environmental and occupational safety and health regulations, and that there have been so news stories highlighting the need lately, these results are disappointing.”

Enviro. BLR.com's team of environmental compliance editors recommends that, at a minimum, facilities take the following steps:

* Identify vital records and create a backup for storage in a safe place.
* Train employees on what to do in the event of a disaster.
* Compile and make employees aware of a list of emergency telephone numbers.
* Inventory and repair all disaster response equipment.
* Identify emergency power requirements, and purchase a generator, if necessary.
* Determine computer requirements for employees who must maintain operations during a disaster.
* Verify that communications equipment is operational.
* Collect, label, and store emergency supplies.
* Ensure that your facility is in compliance with any legal or regulatory requirements (e.g., Resource Conservation and Recovery Act or OSHA regulations).

Copies of all EPA and OSHA emergency response regulation are available at Enviro.BLR.com. To help in the development of a disaster response plan, BLR is providing a free copy of its feature article “Emergencies: Readiness Makes a Difference” at the following link: http://www.blr.com/80502500/PRS38

About BLR:
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English compliance and training resources for environmental, safety, HR, and compensation managers. For more information, call 800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contact:
Safety.BLR.com Managing Editor Steve Quilliam, 860-510-0100, ext. 2148

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Sartomer Company Launches 2005 Pro Football Experts Club

Weekly and grand prize winners receive autographed NFL merchandise.

EXTON, Pa. (PRWEB) August 4, 2021 -- Are you an expert on NFL football? Interested in testing your knowledge? Registration is now open for global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company’s third annual Pro Football Experts Club. Participation is free, with weekly and grand prizes awarded. To register, visit www.Sartomer.com/home.asp.

Each week of the NFL season, Pro Football Experts Club participants are asked to predict the winners of 11 featured games. Weekly winners will be determined based on the accuracy of selections made and will receive autographed mini-helmets from players such as Michael Vick, Charles Woodson, and Drew Bledsoe. Gift certificates to NFL Shop.com will be issued to weekly runner-ups. The Grand Prize winner, based on participants’ results for the entire regular NFL season, will receive an authentic jersey and display case autographed by their choice of one of the following players: Terry Bradshaw, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, or Joe Montana. This contest is only open to residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia.

For additional details and complete rules, visit www.Sartomer.com/home.asp. During the course of season, the contest site will provide customers with links to key areas of Sartomer's web site including a registration page where visitors can sign up to receive free New Product Alert technical e-newsletters, order free products samples, or request technical support.

Sartomer Company, part of TOTAL’s Chemicals branch, is a U.S.-based manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Sartomer provides a variety of specialty chemicals designed to enhance processing and performance characteristics in coatings, inks, elastomers, adhesives, sealants, composites, and other demanding applications. The company’s product offering includes more than 620 monomers and oligomers; an extensive line of photoinitiators; Poly bd®, Ricon®, Krasol®, and SMA® specialty resins; Norsolene® hydrocarbon resins; and other specialty chemicals.

www.sartomer.com

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August 02, 2021

Sales and Distribution of Yamatake Electro Magnetic Flowmeters in North America

Yamatake America, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, announced that the Yamatake Corporation of Japan has terminated its brand-label agreement with Honeywell International, Inc for magnetic flowmeters. Yamatake America, Inc. will take over the sales and distribution of the MagneW brand Electromagnetic Flow Meters for all industrial markets including Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals. Yamatake America, Inc. will also market the Yamatake Pressure Transmitters and Temperature Transmitters throughout North America

(PRWEB) August 2, 2021 -- Yamatake America, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, announced that the Yamatake Corporation of Japan has terminated its brand-label agreement with Honeywell International, Inc for magnetic flowmeters. Yamatake America, Inc. will take over the sales and distribution of the MagneW brand Electromagnetic Flow Meters for all industrial markets including Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals. Yamatake America, Inc. will also market the Yamatake Pressure Transmitters and Temperature Transmitters throughout North America.

Yamatake America, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, http://www.yainc.net/ announced that the Yamatake Corporation of Japan has terminated its brand-label agreement with Honeywell International, Inc for magnetic flowmeters. Yamatake America, Inc. will take over the sales and distribution of the MagneW brand Electromagnetic Flow Meters for all industrial markets including Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals. Yamatake America, Inc. will also market the Yamatake Pressure Transmitters and Temperature Transmitters throughout North America.

The Yamatake Electromagnetic Flow Meter product line has long been recognized as a leader in flowmeter technology providing the Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals industries with a broad range of flow measurement capabilities. Also known as a magmeter or mag meter, these magnetic flow meters were formerly distributed by Honeywell as the Yamatake Honeywell Electromagnetic Flow Meter.

Yamatake America, Inc., Sales Director, Dave Miller said, “Yamatake flowmeters, and magmeters are operating in more than 100,000 loops worldwide with more than 10,000 loops in North America alone. Yamatake recognizes the importance of the North American market and has decided to pursue this opportunity as part of a worldwide growth strategy.”

Yamatake's electromagnetic flowmeters possess unique flow measurement technology that has been developed over the past 40 years. The family of flow meters is tailored to specific applications. "One example," said Miller, “is the MagneW3000 PLUS HENRI which - by minimizing the output fluctuation caused by slurry, AC and electrochemical noise – it is the ideal solution for many demanding applications across many different industries.”

When asked by a member of the press, “What in the world is a flow meter?” Marketing Manager, Bob Harvey responded, “It is difficult to explain to the public the importance of electro magnetic flow meters, but so many of the items used in everyday life have been measured with a flow meter. For example, the raw materials used to produce your morning newspaper were measured with a magnetic flowmeter. They are far more pervasive than you might imagine.”

Additional information about Yamatake flowmeters can be obtained at:
http://www.yainc.net/flow_meters/

Yamatake America, Inc. also manufacturers and distributes pressure transmitters and temperature transmitters that are state of the art and used across a broad base of industries.

Pressure Transmitters: http://www.yainc.net/press_trans/

Temperature Transmitters: http://www.yainc.net/temp_trans/

About Yamatake Corporation and Yamatake America, Inc.

Yamatake America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Yamatake Corporation.
Since our founding in 1906, Yamatake has built on its core of measurement and control technologies to maintain its position at the forefront of Japan's automation industry. Over our long history, during which we once operated under the name Yamatake-Honeywell, we have built a sterling reputation for providing optimum solutions in industrial automation, factory automation and building automation.

Industrial Automation: Process Control Systems, Field Instruments, and Control Valves for the industries, such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper, and public utilities

Control Products: Control Products for factories, such as semiconductor manufacturing, electric, electric components, industrial machinery, and automobiles

Building Automation: Systems and products for the building market, such as office buildings, factories, hotels and public facilities

Innovative Products: Innovative products developed with Yamatake's own advanced technologies.

Contact:
Dave Miller
1-888-2-magnew (1-888.262-4639)
or visit http://www.yainc.net/

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QuantumSphere, Inc. Ramps Company Growth, Adds Seasoned Research and Development Veteran to Management Team

QuantumSphere, Inc. announced it has appointed Mark Fullerton to the position of Senior Research and Development Scientist. QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality metallic nanomaterials including QSI-nano™ nickel (n-Ni), QSI-nano™ silver, QSI-nano™ copper, QSI- nano™ Ni/Co and other proprietary alloys.

COSTA MESA, CA, U.S.A. (PRWEB) August 2, 2021 -- QuantumSphere, Inc., the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for applications in aerospace, defense, energy, biomedical and other markets demanding advanced material applications, announced it has appointed Mark Fullerton to the position of Senior Research and Development Scientist. QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality metallic nanomaterials including QSI-nano™ nickel (n-Ni), QSI-nano™ silver, QSI-nano™ copper, QSI- nano™ Ni/Co and other proprietary alloys.

“Fullerton brings tremendous experience and credibility with customers to QuantumSphere. His extensive experience and knowledge of the multiple disciplines of chemistry, physics, optics, microscopy and spectroscopy makes him perfectly suited to assume the role as QuantumSphere’s Senior Research and Development Scientist,” said Kevin Maloney, CEO, QuantumSphere, Inc. “As we proceed to experience significant customer demand for our products, Fullerton will help us further capitalize on these opportunities by leveraging his expertise to scale our manufacturing processes to meet customer demand,” Maloney added.

Fullerton brings to QuantumSphere more than 25 years of industrial experience in product development, analytical research and technical support for manufacturing and customers. His previous work included the formulation and process development of dry-film photoresists, operations experience with scanning electron microscopy, x-ray spectroscopy, IR and NMR spectroscopy. Fullerton held a variety of positions at Dynachem Corp., a Rohm and Haas specialty chemical company, where he served as: Senior Technician; Associate Chemist; Chemist; Senior Chemist; Project Leader; Associate Scientist; Scientist; and Senior Scientist. In his past position, Fullerton’s previous interests included: investigating the causes of variation in buried resistors for a Passives Materials group where he developed a statistical template for the measurement of process capability; and the invention of a non-destructive small-defect detection system for use in the high-speed web-coating process used to manufacture photoresist. Fullerton received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine.

About QuantumSphere, Inc.
QuantumSphere is the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for a broad range of applications in industries such as aerospace, defense, energy, biomedical, and other markets demanding advanced material applications. QuantumSphere's exclusive manufacturing process provides: consistent, narrow particle size distribution; low level of agglomeration and impurities; custom-tailored oxide shell thickness; and the highest purity metallic nanopowders on the market that are easier to transport and handle. The company accomplishes this without compromising its commitment to the environment and the community. No other company offers these performance advantages.

QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality magnetic, conductive and catalytic metallic nanopowders, including QSI-nano™ nickel (n-Ni), QSI-nano™ silver, QSI-nano™ copper, QSI- nano™ Ni/Co and other proprietary alloys. These materials will replace platinum as the main catalyst in hydrogen fuel cells and other electrode assemblies and provide a renewable source of power to supply the world’s energy needs.

The company is leveraging its leading market position in metallic powders to manufacture and ship product for applications in fuel cells, magnetic medical products, bio-sensors, filtration devices and other applications including additives for plastics and electromagnetic frequency shielding. For more information, visit www.qsinano.com or contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320 x 208.

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WellDog Demonstrates Natural Gas Technology Advantages to Governor of Wyoming

Governor Dave Freudenthal tours company's Laramie headquarters and is apprised of WellDog's commercialization progress and pivotal role in responsible coalbed methane development.

Laramie, WY (PRWEB) August 2, 2021 -- WellDog, Inc., an energy technology company, welcomed Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal to its Laramie headquarters in early July.

The visit, which included a tour of WellDog’s sophisticated optical spectrometer production facility, familiarized the Governor with WellDog’s substantial progress in the natural gas marketplace since full commercialization of its services earlier this year. WellDog’s technology and services provide coalbed natural gas developers the information they need to produce natural gas faster and more profitably with less environmental impact.

“The technology WellDog has developed offers great potential for planning efficient and environmentally sound development of our oil and gas resources,” said Freudenthal. “This is exactly the kind of company we appreciate having in Wyoming and I hope they receive broad support.”

Wayne Greenberg, CEO of WellDog, said, “We were honored to have the opportunity to demonstrate to Governor Freudenthal the ways in which WellDog can play a pivotal role in the rapid and responsible development of coalbed natural gas in Wyoming.”

Greenberg and Dr. John Pope, CTO and founder of WellDog, gave a presentation on the future of coalbed methane and how WellDog can help solve challenges faced by developers, including optimal well placement for the fastest development of natural gas through efficient water management.

For photos of this event, visit http://www.welldog.com/page/pressroom_media_kit.cfm.

About WellDog, Inc.
Founded in 1999, WellDog, Inc. develops chemical sensing technologies for natural gas exploration and production. WellDog® services give coalbed natural gas developers the information they need to produce more gas, more quickly, with less environmental impact. These services support coalbed natural gas, an industry that has been identified as the fastest growing sector of natural gas production in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.welldog.com.

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August 01, 2021

The Filtration of Process Water, and Its Importance in the Petroleum Industry

The Petroleum industry is one of Ronningen-Petter's areas of expertise. Therefore, I feel that this paper--written by one of our employees, Craig Annable, and published by Hydrocarbon Engineering--would be of interest to you. Due to its length, this will be posted in five different articles: Introduction, Oilfield Production Site, Cooling and Amine Systems,Selecting the Right Filter, Disposable and Cleanable Filter Media.

(PRWEB) July 31, 2021 -- Upstream, downstream, and throughout the petroleum industry most discussions of filtration focus on the oil itself, and it is extracted from the wellhead and refined into saleable products. Yet throughout this process, a critical and consistent component is the use of water. Although the water quality required depends upon its end use, without filtration, unfiltered water can foul downstream equipment and contaminate catalysts. The result is increased maintenance and repair costs, a potentially downed system and lower conversion rates and process yields.

Filtering process water is very important due to its influence on process flow, its ability to protect downstream equipment/piping, and its significant role in the quality/value of finished goods. Hence, this can play a critical role in optimizing the refining process. The right filtration equipment can affect a company's environmental impact through the reduction of emissions and waste generation. It can also safeguard employees by minimizing their exposure to hazardous materials. These factors, in turn, affect the company's productivity and bottom line.

Despite its significance, many refineries have not realized the benefits of optimized filtration for process water. Installing a system where none has previously existed can be difficult to justify with tight capital budgets. Decision makers face the same challenge when a filtration system is in place and operating. However, a careful look at key cost factors can quickly justify an investment that will generate a significant return. In addition to minimizing overall maintenance costs, other factors include labor costs, the potential costs of lost production, conversion, and recovery of petroleum products during schedule and unscheduled downtime.

When exploring water treatment filtration options, another consideration is water conservancy. With an increased emphasis on reducing environmental impact, there is also an increased emphasis on reducing the amount of water used for industrial processes--especially freshwater. There are two ways to achieve this. One method is to use equipment that requires less fresh water. The second method is water reuse when the amount of water used is mandated by the process requirement. This trend is fuelled by several economic benefits that can be broken down into four separate and specific areas of cost savings:

• Reduced cost for purchase and treatment of fresh water
• Reduced cost for heating process streams or money saved through energy recovery.
• Reduced process losses of expensive and unspent catalyst fines that can be reintroduced and reused.
• Reducing waste treatment costs.
Any decision regarding filtration of water should be weighed against the relative importance of each of these factors.

The next article will examine some specific areas for water treatment within the petroleum industry, and some suggested solutions.

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

Contact:
Linda Stacy
269-329-7587
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