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News Article | May 1, 2017
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DANBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In support of its continued drive to be the leading innovator in the global polymer additive market, Addivant™ announced today the promotion of Dr. Hayder Zahalka as Addivant’s first Research Fellow. This designation is recognized globally as an expert in a technology platform area as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, patents and major contributions to an industry. In his announcement to the company, John Steitz, CEO stated, “Hayder is recognized globally and is our foremost technical expert on polyethylene and elastomer technologies. He is our primary technical contact with PE and elastomer customers demonstrating the value of WESTON® 705. We are very fortunate to have such a leading global expert on our team and continue to expect great innovations from Hayder and our entire R&D organization.” Dr. Zahalka holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Biochemistry, a Master of Science in Applied Chemistry, and a PhD in Catalysis and Process Development from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Additionally, he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Zahalka is Addivant’s leading presenter at national and international conferences, with 39 papers delivered globally since 2008. He is an inventor or co-inventor on 6 granted patents and 2 pending applications. Addivant™ is an innovator in the field of polymer additives, developing customized solutions that provide customers enhanced application performance, safe handling, and reduction in cost of use. The company is recognized industry-wide for its extensive portfolio of specialty additives including antioxidants, light stabilizers, rubber additives, polymer modifiers, metal deactivators, polymerization inhibitors, and intermediates. Addivant is an international company with 11 plants on five continents, as well as research, manufacturing, and sales facilities around the globe. The company maintains its global headquarters in Connecticut, USA, with regional headquarters in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Basel, Switzerland, and Shanghai, China. Addivant is an independent portfolio company of SK Capital. Visit www.addivant.com for more information. ADDIVANT™, WESTON®, ANOX®, POLYBOND®, LOWINOX®, ULTRANOX®, GENOX®, NAUGARD® and FLEXAMINE® are trademarks of Addivant.


News Article | April 25, 2017
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Latest Niche Market Research Study on “Global Network Cache and Accelerator Market Research Report and Forecast to 2016-2020” Published At Orbisresearch.ComDallas, United States - April 25, 2017 /MarketersMedia/ — This market analysis includes a detailed segmentation of the Global Network Cache and Accelerator Market by development trend and by application. The report covers the present year 2017 scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Network Cache and Accelerator Market for 2016-2020. The report Global Network Cache and Accelerator Market 2016-2020 has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. The report also covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The Network Cache and Accelerator Market By Geography • North America • Asia-Pacific • Europe Request a sample of Global Network Cache and Accelerator Market Research Report @ http://www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/request-sample/181503 . The Global Network Cache and Accelerator Market research report is a complete study of current trends in the market, industry growth drivers, and restraints. It provides market projections for the coming years. It includes analysis of recent developments in technology. The report also includes a review of micro and macro factors essential for the existing market players and new entrants along with detailed value chain analysis. Global Network Cache and Accelerator Market key players are: • Company A • Company B • Company C • Company D Browse the full Global Network Cache and Accelerator Market Research Report @ http://www.orbisresearch.com/reports/index/global-network-cache-and-accelerator-market-research-report-and-forecast-to-2016-2020 . The report provides an extensive analysis of current and future market status of the world Network Cache and Accelerator market. Some of the points from table of content: Industry Overview • Definition • Classification Share Analysis • Application Analysis Market Analysis • Product Development History • Process Development History • Competitive Landscape Analysis Industry Development Trend • Capacity Production Overview • Production Market Share Analysis • Demand Overview Market Status and Forecast • Supply Demand and Shortage • Import Export Consumption • Cost Price Production Value Gross Margin Reasons for Buying this Global Network Cache and Accelerator Market Research Report • This report helps to analyzed the world's main region market conditions • It provides product manufacturing processes • It provides industry policies and plans • It provides overview of product specification • It provides cost structures & so on. The Report Contains: 157 Pages. Price of the report: 2850$ (single user license) Check discount @ http://www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/discount/181503 . Contact Info:Name: Hector CostelloEmail: sales@orbisresearch.comOrganization: Orbis ResearchAddress: 4144N Central Expressway, Suite 600,Phone: 2148846817Source URL: http://marketersmedia.com/global-network-cache-and-accelerator-market-growth-analysis-and-2020-forecast/189951For more information, please visit http://www.orbisresearch.com/reports/index/global-network-cache-and-accelerator-market-research-report-and-forecast-to-2016-2020Source: MarketersMediaRelease ID: 189951


Latest Niche Market Research Study on “Global Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator Market Research Report and Forecast to 2017-2021” Published At Orbisresearch.ComDallas, United States - April 25, 2017 /MarketersMedia/ — This market analysis includes a detailed segmentation of the Global Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator Market by development trend and by application. The report covers the present year 2017 scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator Market for 2016-2020. The report Global Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator Market 2016-2020 has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. The report also covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator Market By Geography • North America • Asia-Pacific • Europe Request a sample of Global Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator Market Research Report @ http://www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/request-sample/181498 . The Global Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator Market research report is a complete study of current trends in the market, industry growth drivers, and restraints. It provides market projections for the coming years. It includes analysis of recent developments in technology. The report also includes a review of micro and macro factors essential for the existing market players and new entrants along with detailed value chain analysis. Global Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator Market key players are: • Company A • Company B • Company C • Company D Browse the full Global Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator Market Research Report @ http://www.orbisresearch.com/reports/index/global-mobile-pocket-cloud-network-accelerator-market-research-report-and-forecast-to-2016-2020 . The report provides an extensive analysis of current and future market status of the world Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator market. Some of the points from table of content: Industry Overview • Definition • Classification Share Analysis • Application Analysis Market Analysis • Product Development History • Process Development History • Competitive Landscape Analysis Industry Development Trend • Capacity Production Overview • Production Market Share Analysis • Demand Overview Market Status and Forecast • Supply Demand and Shortage • Import Export Consumption • Cost Price Production Value Gross Margin Reasons for Buying this Global Mobile Pocket Cloud Network Accelerator Market Research Report • This report helps to analyzed the world's main region market conditions • It provides product manufacturing processes • It provides industry policies and plans • It provides overview of product specification • It provides cost structures & so on. The Report Contains: 157 Pages. Price of the report: 2850$ (single user license) Check discount @ http://www.orbisresearch.com/contacts/discount/181498 . Contact Info:Name: Hector CostelloEmail: sales@orbisresearch.comOrganization: Orbis ResearchAddress: 4144N Central Expressway, Suite 600,Phone: 2148846817Source URL: http://marketersmedia.com/mobile-pocket-cloud-network-accelerator-market-global-analysis-2017-2021-forecast-report/189918For more information, please visit http://www.orbisresearch.com/reports/index/global-mobile-pocket-cloud-network-accelerator-market-research-report-and-forecast-to-2016-2020Source: MarketersMediaRelease ID: 189918


This report studies the global High Throughput Process Development market, analyzes and researches the High Throughput Process Development development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report focuses on the top players in global market, like Market segment by Type, High Throughput Process Development can be split into Instrument Software and Service Market segment by Application, High Throughput Process Development can be split into Monoclonal Antibodies Recombinant Insulin Global High Throughput Process Development Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022 1 Industry Overview of High Throughput Process Development 1.1 High Throughput Process Development Market Overview 1.1.1 High Throughput Process Development Product Scope 1.1.2 Market Status and Outlook 1.2 Global High Throughput Process Development Market Size and Analysis by Regions 1.2.1 United States 1.2.2 EU 1.2.3 Japan 1.2.4 China 1.2.5 India 1.2.6 Southeast Asia 1.3 High Throughput Process Development Market by Type 1.3.1 Instrument 1.3.2 Software and Service 1.4 High Throughput Process Development Market by End Users/Application 1.4.1 Monoclonal Antibodies 1.4.2 Recombinant Insulin 2 Global High Throughput Process Development Competition Analysis by Players 2.1 High Throughput Process Development Market Size (Value) by Players (2016 and 2017) 2.2 Competitive Status and Trend 2.2.1 Market Concentration Rate 2.2.2 Product/Service Differences 2.2.3 New Entrants 2.2.4 The Technology Trends in Future 3 Company (Top Players) Profiles 3.1 Danaher Corporation 3.1.1 Company Profile 3.1.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.1.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.1.4 High Throughput Process Development Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.1.5 Recent Developments 3.2 GE Healthcare 3.2.1 Company Profile 3.2.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.2.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.2.4 High Throughput Process Development Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.2.5 Recent Developments 3.3 Agilent Technologies 3.3.1 Company Profile 3.3.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.3.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.3.4 High Throughput Process Development Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.3.5 Recent Developments 3.4 Merck Millipore 3.4.1 Company Profile 3.4.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.4.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.4.4 High Throughput Process Development Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.4.5 Recent Developments 3.5 Thermo Fisher Scientific 3.5.1 Company Profile 3.5.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.5.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.5.4 High Throughput Process Development Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.5.5 Recent Developments 3.6 Bio-Rad Laboratories 3.6.1 Company Profile 3.6.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.6.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.6.4 High Throughput Process Development Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.6.5 Recent Developments 3.7 Eppendorf AG 3.7.1 Company Profile 3.7.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.7.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.7.4 High Throughput Process Development Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.7.5 Recent Developments 3.8 Perkinelmer, Inc 3.8.1 Company Profile 3.8.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.8.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.8.4 High Throughput Process Development Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.8.5 Recent Developments 3.9 Sartorius Stedim Biotech 3.9.1 Company Profile 3.9.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.9.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.9.4 High Throughput Process Development Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.9.5 Recent Developments 3.10 Tecan Group Ltd. 3.10.1 Company Profile 3.10.2 Main Business/Business Overview 3.10.3 Products, Services and Solutions 3.10.4 High Throughput Process Development Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 3.10.5 Recent Developments 4 Global High Throughput Process Development Market Size by Type and Application (2012-2017) 4.1 Global High Throughput Process Development Market Size by Type (2012-2017) 4.2 Global High Throughput Process Development Market Size by Application (2012-2017) 4.3 Potential Application of High Throughput Process Development in Future 4.4 Top Consumer/End Users of High Throughput Process Development For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/1206536-global-high-throughput-process-development-market-size-status-and-forecast-2022


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Recycling plastic has an important role in sustainable manufacturing. However, there are still barriers to using recycled plastic not only because of its material and processing properties but also because of its smell. A young researcher at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now studied what causes recycled plastic to smell. Each year several tons of plastic waste are produced in Germany, for example from packaging. Around 50 percent of this waste is burnt. Recycling and reusing this waste could protect the environment in the long term and conserve fossil resources. However, recycled plastic is still not used enough in manufacturing due to undesirable contaminants. The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) is developing and enhancing recycling processes for mixed post-consumer plastic waste. FAU doctoral candidate Miriam Strangl is studying the scents of plastic waste and recycled products to find the cause of unpleasant odours in a collaborative project with the departments of Sensory Analytics and Process Development for Polymer Recycling at the Fraunhofer Institute. Strangl characterises samples through an olfactometric and analytical approach by evaluating the quality and intensity of their scent. After this, she deciphers the odorous substances and identifies them. Strangl's highly-trained nose is key to deciphering these odourous substances in her doctoral research which is supervised by Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner (Professor for Aroma Research at FAU). She can identify the molecules of a range of compounds by their smell alone and confirms these findings through chemical analysis. 'The different substances found in plastic packaging waste have a number of different smells. These include mouldy, cheesy or acidic smelling molecules,' explains Strangl. 'We were able to identify some of these strong-smelling contaminants in plastics for the first time ever. In addition, the results showed that, apart from odorous substances from previous contents such as food or cleaning agents, other processes might also lead to the unpleasant odours' says Strangl. In addition to microbiological decay, this also includes aging plastics or the decomposition of residues from manufacturing such as solvents. The findings of the study will help scientists to develop strategies for reducing odours in recycled plastics. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Separation Science under the title: 'Characterisation of odorous contaminants in post-consumer plastic packaging waste using multidimensional gas chromatographic separation coupled with olfactometric resolution'. DOI: 10.1002/jssc.201601077


This 2017 report on metal powders for additive manufacturing will cover more metals than ever reflecting the growing palette of metal printing.  We will also analyze the latest printers and technology developments that have emerges since our 2016 report on this topic.  And the author also takes a look at who has been the winners and losers in the past year.  As usual the report includes ten-year forecasts of the additive manufactured metals market with projections by type of machine and software, metal consumed and service revenue bureau.  Forecasts are also included by application/end-user industry.  The metal additive manufacturing market remains one of the strongest growth areas of the broader 3D printing industry, and is entering a pivotal year in its evolution in which a number of developments are expected to determine whether or not various metal AM technologies will deliver on expected potential. Incumbent processes and vendors who have enjoyed numerous years of strong growth with little competitive pressure now face a significantly different market structure in 2017, characterized by a drive towards real manufacturing implementation and digital manufacturing business model realization. Through nearly 200 pages of analysis and market data, the latest ten year forecast outlooks for metal AM are presented, and include key market metrics such as: - Metal powder shipments by mass across eight leading alloy families, and resulting revenue opportunities - Hardware unit sales and install base estimates by metal AM technology subgroup (laser powder bed fusion, electron beam powder bed fusion, powder directed energy deposition, metal binder jetting) - Revenue opportunities for sale of metal powders for additive manufacturing within specific end user markets Other features of this report include: - Analysis of individual metal AM technologies and markets, including market share estimates of leading hardware vendors - Competitive profiling and market share analysis of leading metal powder producers active in the additive manufacturing industry - Assessments of new developmental metal additive manufacturing processes expected to come to market in 2017 or 2018 and their impact on existing solutions Key Topics Covered: Chapter One: Metal Additive Manufacturing Market in 2017 - A Pivotal Year 1.1 Trailing Twelve-Month Review of Metal AM Market Activity 1.1.1 Major Market Structure Changes - Acquisitions to Affect Supply Chain of Metal Powders 1.1.1.1 Puris and Carpenter 1.1.1.2 DMG Mori and Realizer 1.1.2 Major Market Structure Changes - Significant New Entrants to Powder Bed Fusion Technology 1.1.3 Significant Process Development for Alternatives to Powder Bed Fusion - Anticipating Commercial Impacts 1.2 Regional Growth Perspectives in Metal AM 1.2.1 European OEM Landscape Undergoing Changes 1.2.2 North America Becoming Key Target for Major Players, Powder Supply Chain 1.2.3 Demand for Metal AM In Asia Being Powered by Advanced Healthcare 1.2.4 Rest of World - India, Mid-East Showing Signs of Growth 1.3 Key Trends in Metal AM Technology Shaping the Future of Additive Manufacturing 1.3.1 Advancements in Metal Additive Manufacturing Software Solutions 1.3.2 Powder Bed Fusion Process Architecture Shifting Towards Automation, Serial Manufacturing 1.3.3 Advancements in In-Situ Process Monitoring and Quality Assurance Technologies 1.3.4 Key Growth Factors and Development Goals by Print Technology 1.4 Shifting Market Requirements for Metal Powders and Alloys in Additive Manufacturing 1.4.1 Need for Expertise Development and Consulting Services in Niche Alloy Groups 1.5 Characterizing Metal Additive Manufacturing Markets and User Groups in 2017 and Beyond 1.5.1 Aerospace Industry Driving Serial Manufacturing, Use of Specialized Alloys 1.5.2 Medical Industry Transitioning to Metal AM at Record Levels 1.5.3 Service Providers Capitalizing on Metal Additive Manufacturing Expertise 1.5.4 Automotive Industry Expected to Grow Through Rapid Metal Tooling 1.5.5 Emerging Opportunities: Defense, Energy, Oil and Gas, and More 1.6 Summary of Latest Market Forecasts and Data Chapter Two: Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies and End Users 2.1 Metal Powder Bed Fusion Technology 2.1.1 Laser-Based Powder Bed Fusion Market Metrics 2.1.1.1 Average Market Cost of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Technology 2.1.1.2 Market Share of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Market - 2016 2.1.1.3 Laser Powder Bed Fusion - Share of Alloys 2.1.1.4 New Laser Metal AM Systems Coming to Market in 2017 2.1.2 Electron Beam-Based Powder Bed Fusion Market Metrics 2.1.2.1 Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion - Share of Alloys 2.1.3 Key Technology Developments in Powder Bed Fusion 2.1.3.1 Automated Handling Unit Integration 2.2 Powder Based Directed Energy Deposition (Laser Cladding) 2.2.1 Significant Technical Developments in Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing 2.2.2 Wire-Based Directed Energy Deposition and Its Impacts 2.2.3 Laser-Based Directed Energy Deposition Market Metrics 2.2.3.1 Average Market Cost of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Technology 2.3.2.2 Market Share of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Market - 2016 2.3.2.3 Laser Powder Bed Fusion - Share of Alloys 2.3 Metal Binder Jetting 2.4 Analysis of Hardware Market Major Players: Incumbents 2.4.1 3D Systems 2.4.2 EOS 2.4.3 Concept Laser 2.4.4 Arcam 2.4.5 SLM Solutions 2.4.6 Renishaw 2.4.7 Optomec 2.4.8 ExOne 2.5 Analysis of Hardware Market Major Players: Challengers 2.5.1 Trumpf/Sisma 2.5.2 OR LASER 2.5.3 Additive Industries 2.5.4 Farsoon 2.5.5 AddUp Solutions (Fives/Michelin) Chapter Three: The Metal Powder Supply Chain - Production, Supply, and Influencers 3.1 Characterization of Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing 3.1.1 Evolving Powder Specifications and Requirements Influencing Supply Chain in 2017 3.2 Overview of Metal Powder Supply Chain in 2017 3.2.1 Ongoing Evolution in the Additive Manufacturing- Specific Metal Powder Supply Chain 3.2.2 Success Recommendations for Metal Powder Suppliers Targeting AM in 2017 3.3 Metal Powder Production Methods for Additive Manufacturing Technologies 3.3.1 Major Trends in Powder Production 2017-2026 3.3.2 Gas-Based Atomization 3.3.3 Plasma-Based Atomization 3.3.4 Alternative Atomization and Production Methods 3.3.4.1 Water Atomization 3.3.4.2 Non-Atomization Approaches 3.3.5 Cost Analysis and Expectations for Metal Powders in AM 3.4 Analysis of Powder Supply Chain Players 3.4.1 AP&C 3.4.2 Carpenter 3.4.3 Sandvik 3.4.4 H.C. Starck 3.4.5 GKN Hoeganaes 3.4.6 Osaka Titanium 3.4.7 Praxair Surface Technologies 3.4.8 ATI Metals 3.4.9 Alcoa/Arconic 3.4.10 Pyrogenesis 3.4.11 US Metal Powders/AMPAL, Inc. 3.4.12 Suppliers of Precious Metal Powders 3.4.13 System OEMs Influencing Supply Chains through Reselling Chapter Four: Metal Alloy Categories in Additive Manufacturing - Opportunities and Applications 4.1 Steels in Additive Manufacturing 4.1.1 Top Growth Applications and Associated Markets for Steels in Additive Manufacturing 4.1.2 Primary Production Methods, Processing Technologies, and Suppliers for Steel Powders 4.2 Cobalt Chrome 4.3 Titanium Alloys 4.4 Nickel Alloys 4.5 Aluminum Alloys 4.6 Refractory Metals and Other Alloys Tantalum, Tungsten, Molybdenum, and More 4.7 Precious Metals Chapter Five: Ten-Year Forecasts for Metal Powders and Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies 5.1 Methodology and Forecast Considerations 5.2 Presentation of Key Market Metrics 5.3 Metal AM Hardware Forecast Data 5.4 Metal Powders for AM Forecasts by Industry Segment 5.4.1 Aerospace 5.4.2 Automotive 5.4.3 Medical 5.4.4 Dental 5.4.5 Service Bureaus for Metal AM Services 5.4.6 Jewelry 5.4.7 Oil and Gas 5.4.8 Other Industries 5.5 Summary of Metal AM Forecast Revenues For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vw8pht/additive Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager press@researchandmarkets.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-950-million-additive-manufacturing-with-metal-powders-opportunity-analysis-and-ten-year-forecast-2017-2027---research-and-markets-300464099.html


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: phys.org

Recycling plastic has an important role in sustainable manufacturing. However, there are still barriers to using recycled plastic not only because of its material and processing properties but also because of its smell. A young researcher at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now studied what causes recycled plastic to smell. Each year several tons of plastic waste are produced in Germany, for example from packaging. Around 50 percent of this waste is burnt. Recycling and reusing this waste could protect the environment in the long term and conserve fossil resources. However, recycled plastic is still not used enough in manufacturing due to undesirable contaminants. The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) is developing and enhancing recycling processes for mixed post-consumer plastic waste. FAU doctoral candidate Miriam Strangl is studying the scents of plastic waste and recycled products to find the cause of unpleasant odours in a collaborative project with the departments of Sensory Analytics and Process Development for Polymer Recycling at the Fraunhofer Institute. Strangl characterises samples through an olfactometric and analytical approach by evaluating the quality and intensity of their scent. After this, she deciphers the odorous substances and identifies them. Strangl's highly-trained nose is key to deciphering these odourous substances in her doctoral research which is supervised by Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner (Professor for Aroma Research at FAU). She can identify the molecules of a range of compounds by their smell alone and confirms these findings through chemical analysis. 'The different substances found in plastic packaging waste have a number of different smells. These include mouldy, cheesy or acidic smelling molecules,' explains Strangl. 'We were able to identify some of these strong-smelling contaminants in plastics for the first time ever. In addition, the results showed that, apart from odorous substances from previous contents such as food or cleaning agents, other processes might also lead to the unpleasant odours' says Strangl. In addition to microbiological decay, this also includes aging plastics or the decomposition of residues from manufacturing such as solvents. The findings of the study will help scientists to develop strategies for reducing odours in recycled plastics. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Separation Science under the title: 'Characterisation of odorous contaminants in post-consumer plastic packaging waste using multidimensional gas chromatographic separation coupled with olfactometric resolution'. More information: Miriam Strangl et al, Characterization of odorous contaminants in post-consumer plastic packaging waste using multidimensional gas chromatographic separation coupled with olfactometric resolution, Journal of Separation Science (2017). DOI: 10.1002/jssc.201601077


News Article | May 25, 2017
Site: www.sciencedaily.com

Recycling plastic has an important role in sustainable manufacturing. However, there are still barriers to using recycled plastic not only because of its material and processing properties but also because of its smell. A young researcher at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now studied what causes recycled plastic to smell. Each year several tons of plastic waste are produced in Germany, for example from packaging. Around 50 percent of this waste is burnt. Recycling and reusing this waste could protect the environment in the long term and conserve fossil resources. However, recycled plastic is still not used enough in manufacturing due to undesirable contaminants. The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) is developing and enhancing recycling processes for mixed post-consumer plastic waste. FAU doctoral candidate Miriam Strangl is studying the scents of plastic waste and recycled products to find the cause of unpleasant odours in a collaborative project with the departments of Sensory Analytics and Process Development for Polymer Recycling at the Fraunhofer Institute. Strangl characterises samples through an olfactometric and analytical approach by evaluating the quality and intensity of their scent. After this, she deciphers the odorous substances and identifies them. Strangl's highly-trained nose is key to deciphering these odourous substances in her doctoral research which is supervised by Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner (Professor for Aroma Research at FAU). She can identify the molecules of a range of compounds by their smell alone and confirms these findings through chemical analysis. 'The different substances found in plastic packaging waste have a number of different smells. These include mouldy, cheesy or acidic smelling molecules,' explains Strangl. 'We were able to identify some of these strong-smelling contaminants in plastics for the first time ever. In addition, the results showed that, apart from odorous substances from previous contents such as food or cleaning agents, other processes might also lead to the unpleasant odours' says Strangl. In addition to microbiological decay, this also includes aging plastics or the decomposition of residues from manufacturing such as solvents. The findings of the study will help scientists to develop strategies for reducing odours in recycled plastics.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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Bio-gen Extracts Pvt. Ltd, a privately held specialty ingredient development and cGMP manufacturing company of food and dietary ingredients, custom botanical extracts, food additives and novel oleoresins, has selected Ingredient Identity a preeminent regulatory management consulting firm specializing in the Food, Dietary Supplement and Cosmetic industries, to support their growth and ingredient distribution initiatives throughout North and South America. “Founded in 2000, Bio-gen Extracts set out to develop superior ingredients with proven practices of sustainability, exceptional quality based in good science, and most importantly to be a company that leads by example in all we do,” said Saif Mehkri, Managing Director of Bio-gen Extracts. “Today we have an amazing ingredient portfolio created by a robust clinical-driven approach that leads our ingredient development in Europe, the Americas, South East Asia, Australia and South Africa. Key to our future planning and growth initiatives, is conducting the proper regulatory due diligence of a target market. This is followed by developing clear goals that shape our business and regulatory strategies to entering those markets or introducing new ingredients into existing markets. Moreover, differentiating our ingredients with sound scientific and clinical data is essential to ensuring the success of our customers’ products. The know-how of driving such growth by striking the right balance of achieving key business objectives while meeting the compliance requirements optimally, is why we chose Ingredient Identity.” “We’re extremely pleased to have been selected by Bio-gen Extracts to support their new growth initiatives here in the US, Canada and throughout several key Latin American countries,” said Brandon Griffin, CEO of Ingredient Identity. “When it comes to bringing new ingredients to a given market, there are a number of approaches companies can take, but each carry significant costs, risks and timing considerations. More specifically, there are critical business and regulatory factors to be aware of, and value-chain’s that need to be well-defined, so conducting the right level of due diligence is essential to one’s long term success. Bio-gen Extracts is a company that truly embodies this management mindset and is committed to ingredient development best practices that drive the overall success of their customers.” Bio-gen Extracts flagship 40,000 sqft Manufacturing & Research facility in Dobaspet, Bangalore is the headquarters of all operations, and maintains certifications in ISO, GMP, HACCP, OHSAS, FSSAI, HALAL and KOSHER. The state-of-the-art production and laboratory equipment allows the company to compete globally in increasingly competitive markets, while maintaining strict safety, quality and labor standards across all products and ingredients. The company currently lists over 30 SKU’s and on average develops over seven new or novel ingredients each year. About Bio-gen Extracts Bio-gen Extract’s is an ingredient development and cGMP manufacturing company based in Bangalore, India, offering support for R&D, Pilot-scale Production, Process Development Consulting Services and Large-scale Custom Ingredient Manufacturing. The company has a rigorous and systematic approach to project management, which is complemented by an experienced staff with excellent technical and practical problem-solving skills. For more information on Bio-gen Extracts products and services, visit the company's website at: http://bio-gen.in About Ingredient Identity Ingredient Identity is a preeminent regulatory management consultancy supporting companies through-out the supply chains of the Food & Beverage, Dietary Supplement, Animal Feed and Cosmetic industries worldwide. The company specializes in Quality and Regulatory guidance, cGMP Facility Auditing, FDA compliance, Litigation Consulting, Quality Program Optimization as well as New Dietary Ingredient and GRAS Notifications. For more information, please visit: http://www.ingredientidentity.com


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unum Therapeutics, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing a universal cellular immunotherapy to treat multiple cancers, today announced that the Company has been selected to deliver two presentations on its Antibody-Coupled T cell Receptor (ACTR) platform at the 2017 ASGCT Annual Meeting, which is being held in Washington DC, May 10-13, 2017. The oral presentation will describe a systematic Design of Experiments approach to identify manufacturing processes for T cell products exhibiting persistent activity and reduced propensity for exhaustion. The poster presentation will provide data exploring the activity landscape of ACTR, identifying variants with optimized function for use in challenging therapeutic environments. Building A Better T-Cell: T Cell Process Development by Multifactorial Design of Experiments Approach and High Throughput Automated Functional Assays Date & Time: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 4:00PM Eastern Time Session: Oral Abstract Session II - Engineering and Manufacturing Vectors and Cells I Abstract Number: 85 Location: Room Virginia ABC Presenter: Geoff Hodge, Chief Technical Officer Unum Therapeutics Inc. Date & Time: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:45-7:45PM Eastern Time Session: Cancer-Targeted Gene and Cell Therapy II Abstract Number: 603 Location: Exhibit Hall A & B South Presenter: Kathleen McGinness, PhD, Director, Platform Technologies, Unum Therapeutics Inc. The poster will be posted on Unum’s website following the presentations. About Antibody-Coupled T cell Receptor (ACTR) Technology Unum’s proprietary ACTR is a chimeric protein that combines components from receptors normally found on two different human immune cell types – natural killer (NK) cells and T cells – to create a novel approach to cancer cell killing. T cells bearing the ACTR receptor protein can be directed to attack a tumor by combining with a monoclonal antibody that binds antigens on the cancer cell surface. In contrast to other T cell therapy approaches for cancer that are limited to a single cancer cell surface target and, therefore, treat a narrow set of tumors, Unum’s approach is not restricted by a specific tumor cell antigen and, thus, may have applications for treating many different types of cancers when combined with the right antibody. Unum is developing ACTR in combination with a range of tumor-targeting antibodies for use in both hematologic and solid tumor indications. ACTR087, Unum’s most advanced product candidate, combines Unum’s proprietary ACTR with rituximab, an anti-CD20 antibody. The ACTR087 study is the first clinical trial using a viral vector to permanently insert the ACTR gene into the genome of patients’ T cells. About Unum Therapeutics Unum Therapeutics uses its proprietary Antibody-Coupled T cell Receptor (ACTR) technology in combination with tumor-targeting antibodies, which is designed to activate the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Unum is actively building a pipeline of ACTR programs in which proprietary, tumor-targeting antibodies are armed to improve their therapeutic potential. The Company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. For more information, visit www.unumrx.com/.

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