Technyl eXten PA6.10 from Rhodia Engineering Plastics: An Immediate Drop-In Solution for Extruded or Injection Molded Components Currently Molded in PA12

Technyl eXten brings an efficient alternative to PA12 with grades available for tubing applications like automotive/industrial tubes and flexible hoses, along with injection molded parts such as fuel quick connectors.

Lyon, France May 29th, 2012 - In order to bring high-performance, economical solutions to the automotive and the manufacturing industry quickly in the midst of the PA12 crisis, Rhodia Engineering Plastics, member of the Solvay Group, is proposing its Technyl eXten PA6.10 product as a drop-in solution for a variety of applications where PA12 is typically used.

Rhodia's application experience to date, developed in partnership with its customers since 2010, show that Technyl eXten PA6.10 is a versatile alternative to long chain polyamides such as PA12. For many existing PA12 applications, Rhodia brings a true drop-in solution that will do the job. That's more important than ever as PA12 supplies continue to tighten.

"Compared with PA12, Technyl eXten grades offer customers a range of technical and cost-benefit advantages, in addition to their environmental performance," said Pierre-Emmanuel Lucas, New Business Project Director for Rhodia Engineering Plastics. “Working closely with our customers, we have the ability to provide a quick solution for many different applications where PA12 is now used, and where supplies of that material are in jeopardy going forward,” he added.

Introduced to the market in 2010, Technyl eXten grades are available for both extrusion and injection molding and are specifically suited to the manufacture of flexible tubes for the transportation and industrial industry, and glass reinforced molded parts such as fittings and adapters for the engine fuel systems market. In addition, it is partially based on raw materials from natural origin and shows an improved environmental profile.

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J.G. Finneran Introduces Snap Seal Vials and Snap Top Caps for the 96-Well Multi-Tier Micro Plate System

Patented sample vials and closures form a sealing system for use with autosamplers and robotic equipment

Chemists can secure samples in a snap with a new system for automated high-throughput sampling. J.G. Finneran Associates, a manufacturer and supplier of unique and innovative products for the global chromatography, biotechnology, and environmental research communities, has adapted its Snap Seal Vials and 8mm Precision Fit Snap Top Caps for the 96 Well Multi-Tier Micro Plate System. The Snap Seal glass vials combined with Snap Top Caps provide secure, solvent resistant containment for samples in a 96-well format with simple snap-on closures.

Snap Seal Vials for the 96-Well Multi-Tier Micro Plate System offer greater flexibility than polymer microplates. The 9 mm OD vials come in three sizes for sample volumes of 0.5mL, 0.75mL, and 1.0mL. The conical or tapered shape enables access to sample volumes down to 10µL. Snap Seal Vials have more glass in the neck area to minimize neck breakage during decapping. Sealing the vials is simplified with Snap Top Caps, which are available with PTFE, silicone or butyl rubber septa. Polymer Snap Top Caps do not need metal crimping and decapping tools, which eliminates exposure to the sharp edges of metal crimp caps. Easily sealed with a snap, samples are protected from evaporation and cross contamination.

The sample vials fit into the patented 96-Well Multi-Tier Micro Plate System, the innovative system invented by J.G. Finneran. An improvement on existing 96-Well systems, the Multi-Tier Micro Plate features a base plate with a vented design to assure uniform heating and cooling when immersed in a water bath. Compatible with all autosamplers and robotic systems, the Multi-Tier Micro Plate fits the standard 8 x 12, 96-well footprint and has spacers for adjusting for the height of different sized vials. Secure fit of the vials in the baseplate permits use with shaker and vortex mixers during sample preparations.

J.G. Finneran Associates designs, engineers and manufactures innovative glass and plastic products in facilities that conform with ISO 9001:2008 quality standards. Many of the sample vials and containment systems were developed by working with customers to find ways to maximize their productivity and efficiency. Finneran’s innovative designs have been awarded patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. For more information on the products and how to buy them, visit or contact J.G. Finneran Associates toll-free at +1 800.552.3696 or +1 856.696.3605.

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Contract that enables development and production of CorrTainer

We are proud to inform you that the Grafem company, from Maribor, Slovenia has received a supply contract that enables development and production of one of the most economical packaging solutions on the market – CorrTainer - a brand new Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI®) barrier coated moisture resistant container, all in one box! It is non-toxic, fully recyclable, and repulpable. The CorrTainer contract is a product of successful cooperation between EcoCortec and Grafem.

This cooperation started three years ago when EcoCortec recognized a quality business partner in Grafem, targeting the market of Central and Eastern Europe. Grafem, a well organized family owned company, manufactures high quality products such as CorrTainer and is successfully placing it on the market in cooperation with Cortec’s European distributors and business partners that have been developed over the last 30 years.

“CorrTainer saves a lot of precious time and manpower, no prior preparation or secondary packaging is needed; and more importantly it is low in cost, which makes it an ideal packaging choice for our customers. We are thrilled that our cooperation with Cortec has resulted with this remarkable product and hope that its good market acceptance will be encouragement for future projects between the two companies” said Mr. Jozef Cvetko, CEO of Grafem d.o.o.

In 2011, Grafem moved into a new facility and increased their manufacturing capacity. Their state of the art laboratory is designed specifically for quality testing of CorrTainer. One of the first customers for CorrTainer is a major supplier of oil field equipment from Romania that buys the product from Cortec's longtime partner and distributor Cortrom, Romania.

Cortec Corporation is a global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI and MCI corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries. Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide. ISO 9001 & ISO 14001:2004 Certified.

Cortec Website: Phone: 1-800-426-7832 FAX: (651) 429-1122

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Webinar: Trends in Predictive Tox Tools

Register for our webinar entitled Industry Trends in Predictive Toxicology Technologies. The event is free for DSEC members. If you're not already a member, join the community to access the event.

Industry Trends in Predictive Toxicology Technologies
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Time: 11:00 am ET
Duration: 1 hour
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Results of an industry survey reveal that biopharma companies plan gradual increases in their investments in new predictive safety technologies, especially the following: high-content toxicology assessment assays or high-throughput health profiles, mechanistic or predictive toxicogenomics, and toxicity biomarkers. Join us for this encore presentation where Ernie Bush, DSEC’s Scientific Director, shares his insights into the current trends in predictive safety technologies. Following the presentation, Dr Bush will answer audience questions.

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