Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Sewtec Automation's critical role in supply and production of food and pharmaceutical products

Industrial robotics specialist Sewtec Automation has a ‘critical role to play’ in the supply and production of essential food and pharmaceutical products during the Covid-19 crisis, according to a national trade body. The Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) made the…

🕘 2 days ago

Can 3D printers help to solve Coronavirus?

Business owners with additive manufacturer and 3D printer capability are calling on the UK Government to tell them how they can best help the effort to build more ventilators for the NHS. Richard Dinan, CEO of Buckinghamshire based Pulsar Fusion, has already started using his company’s 3D…

🕘 3 days ago

Transitioning to smarter pharma: How mature is your digital plant?

We have all heard of digital plants, but there is often little guidance for plant managers on how to transition to these futuristic facilities. For the pharmaceutical industry, the Digital Plant Maturity Model (DPMM) is providing a roadmap. But, with the majority of plants operating as digital…

🕘 25/03/2020

Manufacturing exports slump to lowest level in three years

Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the Government to work with industry and take whatever steps are necessary to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on supply chains on the back of a survey showing exports have slumped to their lowest level in three years. The Q1 Manufacturing Outlook…

🕘 16/03/2020

Coronavirus: major disruptive event to global supply chains

Commenting on the effect of the Coronavirus outbreak on the global supply chain, Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management, said: “This is a major disruptive event with global implications for supply chains. Air freight is already down…

🕘 10/02/2020

Coaters armed

Pharmaceutical systems integration specialist, Optimal Industrial Automation, is reporting increased interest from across the industry in automation and mid-life upgrades to tablet coating equipment. The company, which has automated around 50 such machines for clients all over the world, attributes…

🕘 24/10/2014

Hitting Pharma costs where it hurts

A new white paper for the Pharma sector examines how manufacturers in this industry require efficient systems support for planning the effective provision of capacity and scheduling efficient operations. The paper, authored by Access, points out that smart systems are available to offer an…

🕘 21/10/2014

EU chemical industry looks to optical gas imaging for emissions regulation

FLIR Systems, a supplier of Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras, reports that the OGI technique has achieved inclusion in the final draft of the EU Chemical sector BREF that looks at best available techniques for emissions regulation in this industry sector. Optical Gas Imaging is identified as a…

🕘 29/09/2014

Sasol increases plant safety and reliability with migration to DeltaV SIS process safety system

Emerson Process Management has successfully completed a DeltaV SIS burner management system migration project in Sasol’s integrated chemical plant in Sasolburg, South Africa. Sasol is a global energy and chemical company that produces fuel, oil, gas, polymers, chemicals, and fertilisers. The…

🕘 18/09/2014

Are you aware of the benefits of a CMS? You might just be missing out.

Sean McDonagh, business manager, chemical at Siemens Industry, has outlined why adopting a condition monitoring system (CMS) can deliver benefits for UK chemical manufacturers seeking effective and efficient operating strategies, as well as looking to safeguard their futures. The old adage…

🕘 20/06/2014