K-Tron Process Group in Collaboration with Leistritz, Howorth Air Technology, Inc, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems, and Quadro Engineering Corp to Present Complimentary Seminar - “Innovations in Pharmaceutical Processing” –  April 28, 2009, Parsippany, NJ and April 30, 2009, King of Prussia, PA

PITMAN, NJ USA (March 5, 2009) — K-Tron Process Group formally announces its collaboration with Leistritz, Howorth Air Technology, Inc, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems, and Quadro Engineering Corp, presenting a complimentary technical seminar,  “Innovations in Pharmaceutical Processing” that offers pharmaceutical processors detailed process and analytical information about key topics and trends in the industry. Complimentary technical seminar covers the latest developments in continuous feeding and dispensing, extrusion, granulation, hot melt extrusion, high containment solutions, milling and sieving, pneumatic conveying, active freeze drying and continuous and batch blending.

Seminar offers an objective technical overview and introduces participants to methods of both improving current operations and utilizing new technologies. Course material is suitable for scientists, engineers, production and manufacturing personnel, researchers, formulation scientists, product development and process transfer personnel.

These free one-day events will be held at two locations:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Embassy Suites Hotel  Crowne Plaza Valley Forge

Thursday, April 30, 2009
Parsippany, NJ    King of Prussia, PA

For free registration please visit: www.ktron.com/seminar

Presentation topics include:

  • “How to Choose the Most Efficient Feeder Technology for your Continuous and Batch Processes” – 
      K-TRON FEEDERS
  • “Milling and Sieving – Improve Efficiencies, Maximize Yield” – QUADRO ENGINEERING CORP
  • “Developments in Continuous Mixing via Extrusion in a GMP Environment” - LEISTRITZ
  • “High Potency Containment Solutions” – HOWORTH AIR TECHNOLOGY, INC
  • “Part I - Active Freeze Drying, Lyophilization: New Approach to an Old Concept” – HOSOKAWA
  • “Part II - Continuous Mixing for the Pharmaceutical Industry: One Model for All Your Needs”  – HOSOKAWA
  • “Pneumatic Conveying Applications for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Options in Design and Technology” – K-TRON PREMIER

Technical presentations by some of the top process experts in the industry including:

K-TRON PROCESS GROUP
K-Tron Feeders has specialized for more than 100 years in high accuracy feeding and metering of powders and bulk materials. Product lines include loss-in-weight, volumetric, and weigh belt feeders. K-Tron Premier offers sanitary pneumatic conveying components and systems for the transport and handling of bulk materials. With over 60 years of experience in bulk material handling systems,
K-Tron Premier’s sanitary receivers are specially designed for use with powders and friable materials in food and pharmaceutical applications.

LEISTRITZ
Leistritz manufactures twin screw extruders and systems that meet GMP validation requirements. The use of the continuous twin screw extrusion process to manufacture controlled release dosage forms is continually rising. Applications include mixing/solvent extraction, wet granulation, pelletization, transdermal dissolvable films, and shape extrusion.

HOWORTH AIR TECHNOLOGY, INC
Howorth Air Technology, Inc specializes in the design and supply of high quality powder handling and process containment equipment. As a leader in both engineered systems and containment solutions, Howorth Air Technology, Inc provides containment booths, glove box isolators, and pack out solutions for the global pharmaceutical industry.

QUADRO ENGINEERING CORP
For over 30 years, Quadro has engineered and manufactured an innovative line of size reduction mills, fine grind mills, mixers, emulsifiers, powder dispersion units, security screeners and pneumatic vacuum conveyors. The Quadro® Comil®, Quadro Ytron®  and QuadroVac® brand names have become the industry standard in the Pharmaceutical, Food, Cosmetic/Personal Care and Fine Chemical Industries for a wide variety of applications in more than 70 countries around the world.

HOSOKAWA
For over 80 years, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems has led the industry in size reduction, classifying, mixing, blending, drying, grinding, filling, bulk packaging, containment, compaction and
analytical equipment and systems.  The company’s brand names of Alpine, Micron, Mikro, Vrieco-Nauta, Stott and Vitalair assure reliability, durability and optimal product performance.

Register online at: www.ktron.com/seminar.

About K-Tron Process Group: K-Tron is a global leader and a single-source supplier for feeding, pneumatic conveying and systems engineering solutions. K-Tron has defined the leading edge of technology for material handling applications in the process industries. The K-Tron Process Group designs, produces, sells and supports its equipment for all process industries under the brand names K-Tron Feeders and K-Tron Premier. Visit www.ktronprocessgroup.com or email info@ktron.com.