‘Tis the Season for Sharing

During the month of December, most of us are busy shopping, cooking, decorating and attending parties. Our days are filled with finding the perfect gift for our loved ones, baking dozens of cookies and deciding upon the best outfit to wear to each holiday event. Hours are spent with our families trimming the tree, lighting… [Read More]


Ergonomics: A Winning Formula For Improved Quality, Safety And Production

International Products Corporation (IPC) recently upgraded their manufacturing facility with the installation of a 20-liter liquid filling line that not only provides for a quicker, more efficient manufacturing process but also provides ergonomic benefits for workers. The new station was engineered, manufactured and installed by Inline Filling Systems. The new equipment has designated product capabilities… [Read More]


Keep Your Powersports Vehicle in Tip-Top Shape

Riding your motorcycle on a crisp fall day, feeling the wind on your face and seeing the colorful splendor of the autumn leaves, can be quite an exhilarating experience. Nothing can dampen that feeling more than having to cancel your ride because of a breakdown. Routine maintenance can help prevent unexpected repairs. Powersports vehicles such… [Read More]


How To Assemble Hoses And Seals With P-80® Temporary Rubber Lubricants

Cars, trucks, buses, locomotives, motorcycles, boats, airplanes, refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and dryers, pumps, construction equipment, conveyor belts, cable assemblies, and machines…What do all of these familiar items have in common? All of them are composed of countless rubber parts that help them function properly and efficiently. Have you ever considered all of the uses for rubber… [Read More]


Reclaiming Water To Maintain Future Economic Growth

The Challenge How do you provide a consistent, high quality supply of water when you have a large volume ethanol distiller located in your backyard? The city of Fargo, ND came up with the perfect solution: reclaim water through the municipal wastewater treatment plant! The History The wastewater treatment plant in Fargo, North Dakota has… [Read More]


How Can You Help Customers Install Your Parts? P-80® To The Rescue!

Did You Know? P-80 Fun Facts… Major manufacturing companies have used P-80 lubricants for years for the assembly of engine mounts, bumpers, seals, belts, bushings, O-rings, hoses, grommets, grips, plugs, moldings, tires and many other rubber or soft plastic engineered parts. Did you know that you can help your customers to easily install those same… [Read More]


The ABC’s of Cleaning Validation: A Simple Primer

What is Cleaning Validation? Cleaning validation is used to ensure that a cleaning procedure removes all trace soils, cutting fluids, fingerprints, particulates and cleaning agents from surfaces in regulated processes.  Any residue must be removed to a predetermined level of cleanliness. Cleaning validation processes protect against the cross-contamination of ingredients from one batch to another,… [Read More]


10 Things To Know When Choosing An Assembly Lubricant

What is a Lubricant? A lubricant is a material that reduces the friction between two surfaces making it easier for them to move across each other. Lubricity measures the reduction of friction that results from using a lubricant. A higher percentage of lubricity indicates a greater reduction of force. Dry force is the amount of… [Read More]


Guidelines For Cleaning Pharmaceutical Processing Equipment

Cleaning pharmaceutical processing equipment is challenging. Cleaning methods, soils present, type of manufacturing equipment, surfaces cleaned, choice of cleaning detergent and temperature should all be considered when setting up a cleaning procedure. Cleaning validation methods are required. The entire cleaning process must be standardized and documented according to the FDA’s cGMP regulations. Why Clean Pharmaceutical… [Read More]


An Easy Guide to Understanding Surfactants

What is a Surfactant? Surfactants are a primary component of cleaning detergents. The word surfactant means surface active agent. As the name implies, surfactants stir up activity on the surface you are cleaning to help trap dirt and remove it from the surface. Surfactants have a hydrophobic (water-hating) tail and a hydrophilic (water-loving) head. The… [Read More]

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