Siemens creates water joint venture in China

Siemens creates water joint venture in China

6 Industry news In brief From 1 January 2006 Cummins Power Generation, a division of Cummins Inc, will increase prices by 18 percent for its 750 – 2...

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In brief From 1 January 2006 Cummins Power Generation, a division of Cummins Inc, will increase prices by 18 percent for its 750 – 2000 kilowatt diesel generator sets – transitioning from Tier 1 to Tier 2 levels of EPA non-road emissions regulations.

Filtration+Separation November 2005

EFP Nanomask demand up due to Avian Flu?

Price increases will range from US$16 to US$19 per kilowatt above current Tier 1 price levels.The higher prices reflect the additional value of the advanced technology used to achieve the lower emission levels required by EPA Tier 2 regulations. The price increases also reflect the rising cost of raw materials used in the manufacturing process, says the company. Berlin, Germany-based LUM GmbH – a producer of analytical devices for direct and rapid stability analysis and particle characterisation of dispersions – has begun a “long-term” cooperation with Eppendorf Ag, Hamburg, which produces systems for biotechnology and produces high-end laboratory centrifuges. / The recently-launched Pharmaceutical Institute (PI), a provider of specialised knowledge for pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals, is building what it says is the world’s largest single library of industryrelated information and educational resources. The PI comprises two key components: the Education Centre and the Research Centre. The Education Centre provides both live and internet-based applied education, including courses, customised educational programmes, and learning infrastructure development services. The Research Centre offers both web-based and live support for clients seeking information relevant to their strategic and operational needs, including books, syndicated market research, and custom research services.

Emergency Filtration Products has experienced a surge in demand for its NanoMask filters, possibly as a result of the growing threat of Avian (bird) flu in the East, reports the company. The company has placed an initial order for the production of 500,000 filters, which will be

enhanced with nanoparticles before packaging. “Over the past few weeks we have experienced a strong increase in orders for the NanoMask, which we believe is due to the growing threat of a possible avian flu pandemic,” said Douglas Beplate, president, EFP. “As a result, and

Siemens creates water joint venture in China Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is taking a majority stake in the Joint Venture Tianjin National Water Equipment & Engineering Co Ltd, increasing cooperation with the subsidiary of the North China Municipal Engineering, Design & Research Institute, Tianijn. The objective of this cooperation, reports the company, is to concentrate more on developing and releasing products for China’s water and wastewater industry. “This partnership will allow Siemens to leverage its technologies with local expertise and capabilities, and open local sales channels, sourcing and servicing,”said Hans Werner Linne, Head of I&S in China at a press conference in Shanghai. “These factors will benefit

municipal customers as well as industrial companies”. • Meanwhile, also in the water sector, CH2M Hill, a global engineering services firm based in Denver, USA, has completed the acquisition of Ohio-based BBS Corp, a firm specialising in the planning, design, and construction administration of water and wastewater treatment, distribution, and collection systems. • And also in the US, Walter Industries Inc has completed its acquisition of Mueller Water Products, a supplier of flow control products for the water infrastructure industry. / /

due to a number of potentially large orders from a number of medical products distributors in the USA and abroad, we are gearing up production capacity to meet the growing demand.”

Clarcor buys materials company Clarcor Inc is to acquire Martin Kurz & Co, Inc, a privatelyowned manufacturer of sintered porous metal laminates used in screening and filtration products for a wide array of industries, including pharmaceutical, petrochemical, aerospace, paper and chemical process industries. The company sells these products under its Dynapore and Foil-Mesh brands and will operate as a member of Clarcor’s purolator advanced filtration group, which in turn is part of Clarcor’s industrial/environmental filtration segment. Clarcor reports that the deal should close in November and be accretive to 2006 earnings. /