Filtration leader completes Caribou plant expansion and sets its sights on new growth

An international leader in filtration and separation has completed the expansion of its cutting-edge plant in Caribou, Maine, setting it firmly on the path to new growth. Porvair Filtration Group has doubled the size of its manufacturing and office space in Caribou and improved its existing building to provide a showcase facility.

The expansion will increase manufacturing capacity and add new capabilities in the manufacture of products for customers that demand high cleanliness.

Porvair designs and manufactures high quality, cost-effective filters for all stages of the purification or separation process, as well as OEM Products for the Analytical Instrument and the Process Instrument Markets.

The company – recently honored in the UK with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade – specializes in a wide range of porous sintered metal products, which utilize advanced technology in powder metallurgy, providing optimum solutions for a wide variety of applications.

The Caribou expansion will support Porvair in developing its innovative product line, and comes nearly two years after it acquired the site and business of Chand Eisenmann Metallurgical (CEM).

CEM has been merged with Porvair’s operations in Ashland, Virginia, and is integrated with the group’s strategy to grow its US division into a major filtration organization.

Administration, customer service, and sales for the two companies are now integrated at Porvair’s headquarters in Virginia, and Caribou remains a dedicated manufacturing site.

The Caribou site now includes a modern, two-story building, which is integrated with the existing structure through a connector building.

The new building contains manufacturing space – used for assembly, passivation, cleaning, packaging, final inspection, storage, and shipping – as well as offices, meeting and conference rooms and reception.

As part of a sustainability drive, energy efficient lighting and insulation has been installed. These improvements provide a high quality workspace for employees, and reduce energy consumption by driving down heating and lighting costs.

President of Porvair, Kevin Nelson, said that successful delivery of the expansion reaffirmed the company’s commitment to investing in its operations.

He said: “We are certain that this key investment in our infrastructure will ensure that Porvair remains at the forefront of the industry, while forging exceptional new avenues of growth.

“It is a showcase facility that will enhance the design and manufacture of our products, demonstrating to customers our commitment to driving further innovations in technology and capabilities that offer leading, cost-effective design solutions.

“It is hugely important to Porvair that we remain dedicated to investment into ground-breaking technology and exemplary customer service.  This will strengthen our ability to meet the growing demands of customers across a range of industrial sectors.”

Porvair Filtration Group – which has supplied the aerospace, nuclear, energy, process and bioscience industries with performance-driven filtration equipment for almost 30 years – manufactures in both the USA and UK and has an extensive network of sales offices and distribution channels throughout the world.

The 12th World Filtration Congress

The 12th World Filtration Congress (WFC 12) will be held on April 11-15, 2016, at the Taipei International Convention Center and Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1, Taipei, Taiwan. It is one of the most important conferences in filtration and separation field, and always attracts professionals, researches, students and exhibitors from all over the world to share information, technologies, products as well as strengthen connections and friendships.

Based on previous experiences of successful congresses, WFC 12 aims to establish international academic authority in the filtration industry, create opportunities for young scholars to participate in international academic activities as well as stimulate commercial activities and industrial development. On top of that, the exhibition will provide an excellent opportunity to display state-of-the-art technologies and instruments, as well as exchange ideas in the broad fields of Filtration and Separation.

The topics of WFC 12 are listed below:

  • Solid-Liquid Separation
  • Aerosol Filtration and Separation, Air Filtration and Gas Separations
  • Membrane Processes
  • Filter Media
  • Testing, Instrumentation, Control
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Product Related Separation Processes
  • Special Topics

Call for Papers
All participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation. The organizer provides a platform for everyone to present his excellent work.

The main themes are listed below:

  • Membrane Filtration
  •  Gas Filtration
  •  Liquid Filtration

Deadline of Abstract Submission is June 30, 2015
Please visit our website for more details at http://www.wfc12.tw/submissions.html.

Exhibition at WFC 12

Exhibition Features

  • Fully detect and understand international market trends in filter equipment, devices and systems.
  • More than 200 booths and 3000 visitors gather together. Exhibitors can expand domestic, international as well as potential market effectively.
  • It is the best way to build up exhibitors’ corporate image advertising. More than 20 domestic and international media are expected to report this exhibition.

Why should companies support and be one of exhibitor in WFC 12?

  • Demonstrate your company’s leadership in the field of filtration
  • Reach the international platform for all industries covering every market segment
  • Great opportunities to network with experts and basic scientists
  • Access to highly targeted group within your practice area
  • Expanded value due to intensive promotional communications
  • Exhibit and distribute your marketing and promotional materials

For more information visit: www.wfc12.tw

Dow Increases Water Treatment Efficiency with New XP Fiber

New IntegraFlux™ Ultrafiltration Modules with XP Fiber deliver increased efficiency, productivity and reliability to lower the cost of water

Launched at Aquatech China this first week of June 2015, Dow’s next generation industrial and municipal ultrafiltration water treatment modules are already bringing in the accolades, receiving the show’s “Best Technology Innovation Award” in the membrane category. The IntegraFlux™ Ultrafiltration (UF) Modules from Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) feature XP Fiber, a high-performance, breakthrough fiber that delivers high quality water at a lower cost.

With up to 35 percent higher permeability than previous generation ultrafiltration fiber, XP Fiber provides higher flux, higher water recovery, lower waste, and reduced energy use – providing industry leading productivity with a small footprint.

“The new XP Fiber boosts UF productivity and efficiency while helping to lower capital and operating expenses – ultimately improving water treatment system operation while lowering the cost of water,” said Cedella Beazley, business unit director for Filtration at Dow Water & Process Solutions. “We’re excited to bring this generation of ultrafiltration technology to market to continue to help our customers address water challenges and more stringent water treatment standards around the world.”

IntegraFlux Modules and IntegraPac™ Skids with XP Fiber are an excellent choice for industrial and municipal markets that are demanding higher productivity water filtration solutions. Water treatment plants will have the ability to lower their operational and capital costs. The IntegraFlux modules can operate up to 40 percent higher flux while producing the same transmembrane pressure (TMP) and generate up to 30 percent less wastewater without sacrificing filtrate water quality. Offering an industry leading membrane area combined with high permeability fibers that provide economical and efficient membrane system design, modules with XP Fiber are excellent for systems requiring a small footprint.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions

The global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions is making real progress in the world. We’re helping to make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient and spearheading the development of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements. Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes, particle filters and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, oil and gas, residential water and waste and water reuse. Follow Dow Water & Process Solutions on Twitter and LinkedIn, and visit our website for more information www.dowwaterandprocess.com.

Oil Filtration Systems, LLC. Expands, Moves to New Manufacturing Facility

Oil Filtration Systems, LLC. has relocated to an enlarged and improved facility in Boerne, Texas. The new facility, about one mile from its previous location, is approximately double the size at 57,000 square feet. Over $900,000 has been invested by the company in manufacturing efficiency improvements at the facility.

In addition to manufacturing capacity, the expanded facility also includes storage space for the company’s comprehensive rental equipment inventory of over 100 systems, which are used by customers around the world. The company’s rental fleet is employed by industrial companies such as refineries, power plants and paper mills to remove impurities from oils and fuels. Systems are available for deployment 24/7 and can be shipped the same day as requested in emergency situations.

“We are proud to expand our plant in Boerne, which has been our home for the past 15 years,” said Ken Kaihlanen, vice president. “Now, with the efficiencies of our new facility, we anticipate further success with our fluid purification equipment.”

Oil Filtration Systems (OFS) manufactures purification systems for a wide range of industrial oils and fuels. By preventing the unnecessary disposal of millions of gallons of oil and fuels every year, OFS plays a significant role in helping to protect the environment. The company designs and manufacturers an extensive variety of systems to remove contaminants such as water, particulate, entrained gas, and acid from industrial fluids. OFS is located at 135 Enterprise Parkway, Boerne, Texas 78006.

Danaher to Acquire Pall Corporation for $13.8 Billion

Danaher Corporation announced May 13h that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Pall Corporation pursuant to which Danaher will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Pall for $127.20 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $13.8 billion, including assumed debt and net of acquired cash.

Pall is a leading global provider of filtration, separation and purification solutions that remove contaminants or separate substances from a variety of solids, liquids and gases. Decades of work by Pall’s filtration engineers and scientists have built a highly-respected brand on which customers rely to solve their most difficult purification problems across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. In its fiscal year that ended July 2014, Pall generated consolidated revenues of $2.8 billion, with $1.5 billion from its Life Sciences segment and $1.3 billion from its Industrial segment. The Life Sciences segment serves customers in the fast-growing biopharmaceutical market, as well as food & beverage and medical end markets. The Industrial segment serves customers in the process technologies, aerospace and microelectronics markets.

Danaher’s President and CEO, Thomas P. Joyce, Jr., said, “Pall is a highly attractive business, with approximately 75% recurring revenues, mid-single digit organic growth and a solid margin profile. Its best-in-class technology, combined with the broadest, most technically-advanced solutions, make it the premier brand in the filtration industry. Pall will provide us a leading business with significant runway for expansion and strengthens our life sciences position in the strategically-attractive, high-growth biopharmaceutical market. With the Danaher Business System as a foundation, Pall associates will have the tools to accelerate new product development and improve operational efficiency in the years to come. We look forward to welcoming the Pall team to Danaher.”

The acquisition has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of each company, and the Pall Board of Directors has unanimously recommended that Pall shareholders approve the transaction. The merger is subject to customary conditions, including approval by Pall’s shareholders, receipt of applicable regulatory approvals and the absence of a material adverse effect on Pall. The transaction is expected to be completed around the end of calendar year 2015.

Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping its customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Its family of world-class brands has leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including health care, environmental and industrial. The Company’s globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System. In 2014, Danaher generated $19.9 billion in revenue and its market capitalization exceeded $60 billion. For more information please visit: www.danaher.com.