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Technical News

Extended Actuator and Nominal Size Range of GEMÜ 567 BioStar Control Valve
The aseptic GEMÜ 567 BioStar control valve is now ...The aseptic GEMÜ 567 BioStar control valve is now available up to a nominal size of DN25, thus allowing a maximum flow rate of 15 m³/h. At the same time, the selection of motorized actuators for this valve has also been extended.

Submersible Borehole Pumps for Particularly High Heads
From October 2018, KSB SE & Co. is extending its p...From October 2018, KSB SE & Co. is extending its portfolio of submersible borehole pumps. The new sizes developed by KSB have a diameter of up to 50 inches, i.e. 1250 mm, and a drive rating of up to 5 MW.

New Updated Filter Range from Tapflo
Encouraged by the experience and positive customer...Encouraged by the experience and positive customer feedback after the introduction of the initial FTA series, Tapflo has decided to upgrade and expand its filters range. The project on improving the FTA series dates back to 2015, when first filters entered the market under the Tapflo brand name.

Simotics HV C Air-cooled: Innovative Cooling Concept for Greater Power Density
The Simotics HV C air-cooled range from Siemens co...The Simotics HV C air-cooled range from Siemens completes the Simotics HV C platform for compact high-voltage motors up to 3.2 megawatts (MW). The innovative cooling concept, involving a clever combination of fin and tube cooling, delivers improved temperature distribution in the motor, thus increasing the power density significantly.

Vertical Turbine Pumps Extend the Product Range
In mid-2018 the KSB Group extended its portfolio o...In mid-2018 the KSB Group extended its portfolio offered worldwide by adding a comprehensive programme of vertical turbine pumps. The so-called B Pumps are multistage vertical turbine pumps with a submerged hydraulic system.

Exhibitions + Conferences

From 2019: IFAT with Three Events in China
Messe München expands its network of environmental technology shows in China: starting next year, it will be represented with a third IFAT event in the Middle Kingdom. As solution platform for the western region of China, IE expo Chengdu will be held for the first time from June 27 to 29, 2019 at the Western China International Expo City in the 15-million city of Chengdu.

Turkey Is Partner Country for Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2020
Organizers have already started work on the 42nd e...Organizers have already started work on the 42nd edition of MCE – Mostra Convegno Expocomfort, set to take place from 17 to 20 March 2020 at Fiera Milano.

Blue Planet Berlin Water Dialogues: New Solutions for Urban Water Infrastructures
On 22 October 2018 more than 120 participants from...On 22 October 2018 more than 120 participants from the international water com-munity came together in the “Humboldt-Box” located in the heart of Berlin for this year’s BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises.

Books + Papers

Honda Pump Catalogue Out Now
A new detailed catalogue of Honda powered pumps an...A new detailed catalogue of Honda powered pumps and pressure cleaners has been released by Australian Pump Industries. Australian Pump, partnering with Honda, has expanded the range and is building up production numbers to help farmers during the difficult period of the drought and the anticipated brutal upcoming firefighting season.


Financial News

Franklin Electric Reports Record Third Quarter 2018 Sales and Earnings
Franklin Electric Co., Inc. reported third quarter 2018 GAAP fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63, versus a GAAP fully diluted EPS in the third quarter 2017 of $0.52.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Verder Group Acquires JEC Ltd.
The Verder Group, a Dutch family-owned business specializing in the manufacture and distribution of pumps and laboratory equipment, acquires the South-Korean pump manufacturer JEC Ltd.

Flowrox Acquires Filter Manufacturer NovaTek
Flowrox Oy, a manufacturer of industrial valves an...Flowrox Oy, a manufacturer of industrial valves and pumps, has acquired NovaTek AB, Swedish filtration technology company. This acquisition complements Flowrox s product offering, including filter maintenance and spare parts services, and a growing variety of automation and accompanying services.

Contracts + Case Stories

Bredel Hose Pumps Preferred in Abrasive Cement Slurry Applications
A number of Bredel pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) are proving highly successful in the circulation and transfer of waste return slurry from concrete slab manufacturing processes.

Customized Pump Technology Enables Precision Silane Metering
How precisely silane can be metered during continu...How precisely silane can be metered during continuous plastics processing has a direct influence on the quality of the end product. This is why fast and precise control of the flow rate must always be guaranteed – even when different types of silane are being used for different products. LEWA GmbH has a customer that faced this very challenge.


Xylem Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Ethiopia
Xylem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) for future cooperation to help advance water security in Ethiopia.

Kemira Calls for Tougher Implementation of EU Water Treatment Legislation
Securing a clean water supply will be one of the greatest challenges our world faces in the next century. Despite the fact that water treatment plays a central role in efficient and sustainable water use, much of the current European legislation on water treatment dates from the 1990s. Furthermore, the majority of Europe s water treatment infrastructure was designed and commissioned decades ago.

Tapflo Group Officially Announces the Establishment of Tapflo Oceania
For many years it has been Tapflo’s wish to have their own operations in Australia. This wish has now been realized in Tapflo Oceania (PTY) Ltd which has been in full operation since Nov 1, 2018.

Almatec Announces Headquarters Relocation to Accommodate Company Growth
Almatec announced that it has moved into new corpo...Almatec announced that it has moved into new corporate headquarters located at Hochstraße 150-152 in Duisburg, Germany. The new headquarters will accommodate the growing business by providing roughly 70% more space, including a much larger manufacturing facility and a state-of-the-art ISO Class 7 cleanroom

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Facility in Nashua, NH
Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading provid...Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor, industrial, coating, analytical and R&D markets, opened up a new 27,000 square foot building in Nashua, NH, on October 25. This modern two-story construction will be the home of the North American headquarters for administration, sales, product management, marketing and customer care.

Metso to Increase Its Valve Production Capacity in China to Meet the Growing Global Demand
To respond to the growing global demand in the val...To respond to the growing global demand in the valve market, Metso has decided to invest in a new green-field valve technology center in Jiaxing, China. The new-build plant will strengthen Metso s valve and related products production capabilities and increase capacity for customers across various process industries, both in China and globally.