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Advanced Composites
BOC and CryoCath launch new technology to fight heart disease in Europe
Gases : 15 September, 2006
A partnership between BOC and a Canadian company will see groundbreaking medical technology used to cure cardiovascular disease being made available throughout Europe.
 
BOC showcases a range of products and services for poultry processors
Gases : 15 September, 2006
Poultry processors who need world class technologies for pathogen control and destruction, freezing and chilling, process monitoring and water management services for their ready-to-eat food processing operations can look to BOC for assistance.
 
New BOC service will help electricity companies meet environment targets
Gases : 14 September, 2006
Industrial and special gases company BOC has launched a new service to help electricity companies meet stringent European rules on recovering sulphur hexafluoride, a fluorine compound widely used in electrical substations and transformers.
 
BOC Industrial launches welding and cutting product and services packages
Gases : 14 September, 2006
Two new packages combining key welding, metal cutting, shielding, inerting and other industrial gases products and services have been launched by market expert BOC Industrial to give comprehensive support to UK industry.
 
BOCs focus on customer service highlighted in new brand name
Gases : 14 September, 2006
BOC Sureflow, the UK and Ireland
 
Secret of perfect pint is in the Sureserve cellar
Gases : 14 September, 2006
Over 8000 visitors to Northern Restaurant and Bar will get the chance to taste the 'perfect' pint and at the same time see how it was 'engineered' - courtesy of a BOC Sureserve* working cellar which will be on view and powering the main bar at GMEX.
 
Utility draws on BOC expertise to keep Birmingham watered
Gases : 13 September, 2006
Industrial gases company supports Severn Trent Waters continued drive for quality drinking water. A major contract for the supply of CO2 will see the industrial and special gases company BOC help Severn Trent Water sustain the supply of good quality drinking water to the city of Birmingham.
 
BOC and SPC to form industrial gases joint venture in Shanghai, China
Gases : 13 September, 2006
BOC and Shanghai Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (SPC), a subsidiary of Sinopec Group, have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 industrial gases joint venture (JV) and entered into a contract to supply industrial gases to SPC (HKSE:0338 and SHSE:600688) and nearby users in Shanghai, China.
 
BOC strengthens helium network with new Illinois distribution center
Gases : 13 September, 2006
BOC, the world's largest helium supplier, is strengthening its U.S. helium supply capability with a new distribution center opening in Montgomery, Illinois. From this location, BOC will ship gaseous and liquid helium to customers throughout the central Midwest.
 
BOC cellar technology to power main bars at Pub & Bar
Gases : 13 September, 2006
Leading hospitality specialist, BOC Sureserve will single-handedly power two bars at the Pub and Bar exhibition while offering 7000 show visitors an exclusive view of their state-of-the-art cellar in operation.
 
Launch of BOC Sureserve balloon packs at Pub & Bar a timely reminder in run-up to World Cup 2006
Gases : 12 September, 2006
Pumped for the big match and guaranteed to stay firm under pressure BOC Sureserve's floating footballer, created specially for the launch of the hospitality specialist
 
Installation of BOC firebreak will save patients from threat of an oxygen stoked fire in home
Gases : 12 September, 2006
A small respiratory device invented by BOC Medical is set to save thousands of oxygen-dependent patients across England and Wales from the threat of house fire. Each year there are instances of patients accidentally igniting their homecare oxygen systems by, for example, smoking while using oxygen masks and cannulas or catching their plastic tubing on household cookers or other appliances.
 
Automated data capture and delivery now available for first and further poultry processors
Gases : 12 September, 2006
Poultry processors looking for ways to improve yield and consistency and to better manage their entire production process can get help from ThinkGates, a BOC process optimization and service technology business.
 
Gas and gear deal gives automotive apprentices head start
Gases : 12 September, 2006
The cr
 
New look BOC Cryospeed complements BOC
Gases : 11 September, 2006
BOC Industrial will unveil an expanded package of products and services for the laser industry when it launches a new look for its dedicated cryogenic service, BOC Cryospeed at the MACH2006 exhibition in Birmingham.
 
BOC, Tongji University & Shell Hydrogen to build 1st hydrogen refuelling station in Shanghai
Gases : 11 September, 2006
The BOC Group plc and Tongji University have signed a Letter of Intent to build the first hydrogen refuelling station in Shanghai. This project is part of the Ministry of Science and Technology
 
35th CGM advanced melting system installed on glass furnaces worldwide
Gases : 11 September, 2006
BOC, one of the world's largest industrial gases companies and a leader in developing advanced solutions for the world's glass manufacturers, is helping Saint-Gobain Glass boost productivity at one of its European furnaces.
 
Afrox helps Xstrata Alloys to reduce emissions and increase productivity at its Lydenburg
Gases : 11 September, 2006
Xstrata Alloys, a major ferrochrome alloy producer, has awarded a multimillion dollar contract to African Oxygen Limited, a subsidiary of BOC, one of the world's largest industrial gases companies for the supply of gaseous oxygen. The oxygen will help Xstrata increase production efficiencies at its ferrochrome plant at Lydenburg, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, in order to meet its long-term growth projections.
 
New CHEMRAZ pharmaceutical compounds exemplify that status & comply with FDA/USP requirements
Thermoplastic Composites : 10 September, 2006
Exacting standards are a way of life in the pharmaceutical industry. Only a select few industry suppliers live up to these standards. Among them is Greene, Tweed. Seals produced from CHEMRAZ pharmaceutical grade perfluoroelastomer compounds exemplify that status and comply with FDA and USP requirements.
 
New innovative solutions for airframers and OEMs to expand their current aerospace offerings
Thermoplastic Composites : 09 September, 2006
After more than five years of experience working with composites in global markets, Greene, Tweed is taking this expertise and transferring its learnings to create innovative solutions for airframers and OEMs to expand their current aerospace offerings.
 
Semiconductor Group continues to provide semiconductor wafer processing industry wit seal solutions
Thermoplastic Composites : 08 September, 2006
Greene, Tweed's Semiconductor Group continues to provide the semiconductor wafer processing industry with innovative seal solutions with the introduction of a new perfluoroelastomer - Chemraz 639.
 
innovative manufacturing process for compression molding of thermoplastic composites
Thermoplastic Composites : 07 September, 2006
Greene, Tweed has developed an innovative manufacturing process for compression molding of thermoplastic composites. This inventive technique requires less time, translating into cost-savings for the customer.
 
New Chemraz 551 - A Cost-Effective, Chemical-Resistant Seal Material
Thermoplastic Composites : 06 September, 2006
Greene, Tweed introduces a perfluoroelastomer seal material specifically designed for wet-surface preparation semiconductor processes. Chemraz 551 is a cost-effective alternative for various wet surface process applications that require broad chemical resistance and higher temperature tolerance.
 
GT Introduces Seals for Aggressive Plasma Etch Applications
Thermoplastic Composites : 05 September, 2006
Advances in semiconductor processes and equipment have raised the bar for seals situated in aggressive dry plasma environments and higher processing temperatures. Greene, Tweed's newest compound, Chemraz 644, is an advanced perfluoroelastomer developed specifically to meet the evolving needs of the semiconductor industry for enhanced plasma resistance and minimal particulation, resulting in less downtime and higher wafer processing yields.
 
GT Incorporates the Dimension 3D Printer
Thermoplastic Composites : 04 September, 2006
In order to enhance the design and product development process for our customers, Greene, Tweed is incorporating 3D models built via stereolithography as a critical part of the design process. By utilizing a Dimension 3D Printer, customers can get an early view of prospective solutions before expensive tooling investments are made and/or components are manufactured.
 
Knowledge base archive launched
Finite Element Analysis : 07 August, 2006
NAFEMS, The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community, have launched an on-line version of it's popular 'Knowledge Base' series.
 
Owens Corning introduces shingle technology that delivers faster installation and highest wind
Glass Fibres : 11 June, 2006
Owens Corning, the manufacturer of America's No. 1 brand of shingles, has announced a new technology for its Oakridge PRO(R) Series Shingle that offers faster installation, higher wind performance and a better appearance immediately after installation. The higher wind ratings offer contractors an attractive solution that complies with new, more stringent building codes in high-wind areas. Initially available in the Northeast, SureNail(R) Technology is currently planned to be rolled out to the rest of the U.S. market over the course of the next several years.
 
Owens Corning announces breakthrough single-end roving for wind energy
Glass Fibres : 10 June, 2006
Owens Corning announced at the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition in Athens, Greece, a breakthrough single-end roving and knitted fabric, WindStrand(TM), which will allow the wind energy market to take another step forward in competing successfully against other alternative energy sources by reducing the cost per kilowatt-hour.
 
Integrated waterproofing system for use on foam, lowest-temperature flashing tape complement line
Advanced Composites (General) : 08 June, 2006
Owens Corning today announced three industry-leading new products that will join the company's comprehensive insulating accessory line, giving building professionals unmatched choice to protect against heat loss, moisture penetration and air filtration for a highly-effective thermal envelope. These products, unveiled to attendees of the International Builders' Show in Orlando, are only available from Owens Corning and represent the latest advances in insulating technology from the company that first invented fiber glass.
 
Owens Corning Introduces One-Step Solution to Meet Fire-Resistant Standard TB603 for Mattress Manufacturers
Glass Fibres : 07 June, 2006
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ To help mattress manufacturers comply with California's open-flame-resistance standard TB603 without making any manufacturing process changes, Owens Corning (OTC Bulletin Board: OWENQ) today introduced the first one-step composite solution, Owens Corning Fire Resistant (FR) Filler Cloth.
 
Owens Corning introduces one-step solution to meet fire-resistant standard TB603 for mattress manufacturers
Glass Fibres : 06 June, 2006
To help mattress manufacturers comply with California's open-flame-resistance standard TB603 without making any manufacturing process changes, Owens Corning today introduced the first one-step composite solution, Owens Corning Fire Resistant Filler Cloth. Comprised of fire- resistant and self-extinguishing fibers, Owens Corning (FR) Filler Cloth is seamlessly bonded directly to standard non-FR filler cloth, which then looks, feels and installs just like traditional materials that are applied to the bottom of no-flip mattresses.
 
New lines represent Company's most recent move to answer market needs
Glass Fibres : 05 June, 2006
Owens Corning announced today that it has completed construction of two new fiberglass pipe insulation lines at OC Mexico, the company's recent $71.5 million manufacturing operation acquisition in Mexico City (formerly known as Vitro Fibras). The expansion, which doubles the plant's pipe capacity, is part of a series of strategic moves and significant investments by the company to fill a void in the North American fiberglass pipe marketplace caused by a major loss of market capacity in mid-2003.
 
Fluent previews first fully-embedded CFD solution for CATIA V5
Finite Element Analysis : 04 June, 2006
Fluent Inc., previewed its new CFD software "FLUENT for CATIA" to attendees at the annual CFD Summit in Detroit, Michigan today. The product is scheduled for release in 2006, with final prototypes to be demonstrated at the European CATIA Forum in Frankfurt, Germany. Additional demonstrations of FLUENT for CATIA will be made at the European Automotive CFD Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, where Fluent and Dassault Syst
 
FLUENT 6.2 provides better understanding of equipment performance in the power industry
Finite Element Analysis : 03 June, 2006
Fluent Inc., the world leader in computational fluid dynamics software and services, recently announced the release of the latest version of its flagship CFD software, FLUENT 6.2. This release has over 300 new capabilities that aim to broaden the range of possible CFD applications in all industries. For combustion and pollution prediction, FLUENT 6.2 builds on a wealth of existing capabilities, helping in both current and emerging power generation applications to address regulatory concerns for NOx, SOx, mercury, and particulate emissions. A new stiff chemistry algorithm enables efficient modeling of laminar finite rate chemistry. A series of improvements to the NOx models allow for emissions to be more accurately predicted. Overall usability for solving complicated reaction mechanisms is also enhanced by a new ability to create custom material databases to be used in future simulations, storing both material proprieties and reaction mechanisms. The full integration of PrePDF into FLUENT 6.2 makes combustion analysis faster and easier.
 
New fluid mechanics textbook from John Wiley & Sons
Finite Element Analysis : 02 June, 2006
Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics software and services, today announced its contribution to the latest version of the undergraduate engineering textbook by Bruce Munson, Donald Young, and Ted Okiishi; Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The book is intended for third and fourth-year engineering students who are interested in learning more about the fundamentals of fluid mechanics. The principles they seek to teach are classical and have been well-established. The book therefore reflects many years of teaching experience by the authors and is built on previous Editions and their introductory courses in fluid mechanics.
 
FLUENT 6.2 leads the way in chemical and hydrocarbon processing industries
Finite Element Analysis : 01 June, 2006
Fluent Inc., the world leader in computational fluid dynamics software and services, recently announced the release of the latest version of its flagship CFD software, FLUENT 6.2. This release has over 300 new capabilities that will broaden the range of possible CFD applications in both the chemical and hydrocarbon processing Industries. Key enhancements to the core FLUENT solver have led to dramatic speed-ups for transient simulations, as well as improved accuracy, without compromising robustness and ease of use. With this latest release, Fluent Inc. continues to focus on improving usability and increasing the range of applicability of CFD for process industry applications involving complex physics, chemistry and geometries.
 
High-fidelity aerospace & defense CFD simulations with FLUENT 6.2
Finite Element Analysis : 31 May, 2006
Fluent Inc., the leading provider of CFD software and services, announces the latest release of its flagship software, FLUENT 6.2. This release features numerous enhancements that broaden the scope of aerospace and defense problems that can now be solved. In addition, beta testers have reported dramatic speed-ups ranging from two to ten-fold for transient simulations. With many commercial firsts and innovations in the CFD industry over the last 20 years, Fluent has established a reputation as the company that can make the aerospace and defense industry's toughest problems tractable.
 
Release of the Educational CFD Tool FlowLab 1.2 builds on existing classroom success
Finite Element Analysis : 30 May, 2006
Fluent Inc., the worldwide leader in computational fluid dynamics software and services, announces today the release of FlowLab 1.2, its student-friendly fluids laboratory educational software. FlowLab is a unique piece of software that uses the power of flow visualization through classical CFD exercises to teach basic fluid mechanics principles in the engineering classroom. The software runs Fluent's general purpose CFD code, FLUENT 6, and pre-processor, GAMBIT 2, in the background, with a user-friendly, student-specific graphical user interface as its front end. Students have been using FlowLab as a complement to traditional laboratory exercises for four years and this release is directed at extending the usability of the software as well as introducing a variety of new features.
 
FLUENT 6.2 broadens the spectrum of CFD simulations in automotive applications
Finite Element Analysis : 29 May, 2006
Fluent Inc., recently announced the release of the latest version of its flagship CFD software, FLUENT 6.2. This release has over 300 new capabilities, many of which are uniquely important for automotive simulations. FLUENT 6.2 broadens the spectrum of potential CFD applications in the automotive industry. At the same time, key enhancements to the core FLUENT solver have led to dramatic speed-ups and improved accuracy, significantly boosting performance for many automotive simulations.
 
ADM and Metabolix announce first commercial plant for PHA Natural Plastics
Thermoplastic Composites : 29 May, 2006
Cambridge, MA. Archer Daniels Midland Company and Metabolix have announced that ADM will build the first commercial plant to produce a new generation of high-performance natural plastics that are eco-friendly and based on sustainable, renewable resources. The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 50,000 tons per year and will be located at a major ADM North American site and serve the joint venture being established by the companies.
 
New alternative for CIP process users
Thermoplastic Composites : 28 May, 2006
Pharmaceutical companies who employ CIP processes have had to make tough decisions-such as choosing the proper elastomer-for some of their most demanding cleaning programs. Recent tests in a CIP system at Pfizer's Littitz, Pa., facility point to Greene, Tweed's Fluoraz, a TFE/P fluoroelastomer, as the ideal elastomer for withstanding the extreme conditions found in CIP processes.
 
GT launches new wear resistant thermoplastic, ARHT
Thermoplastic Composites : 27 May, 2006
The newest member of Greene, Tweed's wear-resistant thermoplastic family, ARHT, provides outstanding chemical, thermal shock and impact resistance, making it an ideal replacement for rubber, bronze and ceramic materials in extreme conditions commonly found in pump environments.
 
GT introduces FPD Blue 707 seals for flat-panel display processing
Thermoplastic Composites : 26 May, 2006
FPD Blue 707 is ideal not only for current equipment, but also for the advancing demands of next-generation FPD processing equipment. It features low metallic ion content and greatly reduces particulation to provide minimal contamination versus traditional carbon black fluoroelastomers. The material also provides excellent resistance to the aggressive chemicals used in FPD processing, particularly in O2 plasma, and stability at service temperatures up to 220
 
GT develops advanced explosive decompression resistant elastomer
Thermoplastic Composites : 25 May, 2006
In response to customer requests, Greene, Tweed has recently designed a new explosive decompression resistant fluorocarbon elastomer with broader chemical compatibility, improved compression set and lower temperature resistance than any other explosive decompression resistant fluorocarbon material.
 
New GT electrical connector exceeds 30,000 psi @ 450
Thermoplastic Composites : 24 May, 2006
Increased exploration and production in hostile environments both onshore and offshore is pushing service companies to increase the capabilities of their current tools and materials. Recognizing the need to efficiently and reliably communicate data in these adverse conditions, Greene, Tweed has developed a new electrical connector line, Seal-Connect XCD, rated for continuous service at 30,000 psi and temperatures of 450
 
Simulation in product, equipment and component development
Finite Element Analysis : 24 May, 2006
NAFEMS, The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community, has announced the confirmed agenda for the Seminar
 
GT, New explosive decompression resistant line with 936 Fluorocarbon
Thermoplastic Composites : 23 May, 2006
Greene, Tweed has developed a new explosive decompression resistant fluorocarbon elastomer with compression set less than half that of competitive materials and low-temperature continuous-use performance 45
 
Greene, Tweed introduces low-metallic-ion seals
Thermoplastic Composites : 22 May, 2006
In response to growing customer demand for a softer high-performance seal, Greene, Tweed announces Chemraz 656, an advanced perfluoroelastomer offering unsurpassed resistance to the harsh chemicals common in today's semiconductor processes. With its low-metallic-ion content (<5355 ppb), Chemraz 656 provides a high-purity seal that virtually eliminates the risk of contamination.
 
Fluent previews 3Matic-for-FLUENT & TGrid 4.0 wrapping solution for automotive underhood thermal management
Finite Element Analysis : 21 May, 2006
Fluent Inc., and Materialise, the world leader in software development for rapid prototyping and industrial design applications, previewed a new preprocessing solution for Automotive Underhood Thermal Management today to delegates at the bi-annual European Automotive CFD Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The solution combines a batch geometry preconditioning module, 3Matic-for-FLUENT, custom developed by Materialise, and the new TGrid 4.0 wrapper technology from Fluent. Scheduled for release in late 2005, with final prototypes to be demonstrated at all European and Asian Fluent User Group events throughout 2005, the product is aimed at improving the CFD process of geometry to meshed model for a wide range of applications including UTM.
 
Bull to demonstrate performance of Fluent on NovaScale servers
Finite Element Analysis : 21 May, 2006
Fluent Inc., and Bull, provider of NovaScale computer systems, announced today their intent to work together to provide high performance computing solutions for the CAE community. As a new member of Fluent's partnership program, Bull will leverage its expertise in HPC applications and high-end servers to ensure optimum performance of Fluent's software on the full range of NovaScale servers.
 
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