Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S., 16 February 2010 – Fine and specialty chemical companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers looking for quality and productivity improvements while maintaining strict environmental controls and sustainability now have a supplier that can design and deliver cost-effective solutions to address their most stringent operational needs.
Linde North America, a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company, has decades of experience in assisting a broad spectrum of chemicals and pharmaceutical manufacturers to improve product quality, production efficiencies and yield while reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
“Linde has developed several technologies specifically for the synthetic organic chemicals industry,” said Bryan Luftglass, head of chemistry, energy and environmental solutions for Linde North America. “For example, we have solutions that can recover VOCs from process and waste streams as well as technology for efficient cryo-condensation in reactors and for freeze drying,” Luftglass said. “In addition, we provide pH control and water treatment technologies and gases for inerting and purging,” Luftglass said.
Visit Linde in booth #1039 at InformexUSA in San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center, 17-19 February, to discuss in detail how these capabilities can benefit pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers’ needs. InformexUSA, sponsored by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA), is an annual conference and exhibit whose sole objective is to showcase the latest in “cutting-edge, high-value chemistry.”
At its booth, Linde will be featuring its CUMULUS® Fluid Temperature Control technology that provides fast and accurate cooling of heat transfer fluids through an indirect application of liquid nitrogen, which regulates temperatures within +/- 1ºC.
“The CUMULUS technology’s precise low-temperature control results in improved reaction selectivity, easy repeatability, higher quality and yield,” Luftglass said. “The system’s compact design footprint also allows easy retrofit installation and repositioning to other areas of the plant when the process changes,” he said.
For air treatment needs, the Linde CIRRUS® Vapor Emission Control system provides chemical and pharmaceutical customers with a flexible, compact and efficient option for reducing VOCs at reduced operating costs.
“Both the CUMULUS and CIRRUS technologies allow nitrogen gas effluent to be reused for purging or inerting throughout the plants,” Luftglass said.
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 50,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. In 2008, it achieved sales of EUR 12.7 billion (USD 15.9 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information about Linde in North America visit http://www.lindeus.com
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