The following items were reported by senior staff reporter Bill Bregar at ANTEC '96. The Cargocaire Division of Munters Corp. of Amesbury, Mass., says its new desiccant wheel is designed for a wide range of industrial dehumidification applications.
The HPX can reach dew points as low as minus 55§ F in a single pass through the wheel, according to the company. The wheel is capable of withstanding five water immersion cleaning cycles while retaining more than 90 percent of its original absorption capacity.
The company has also created a Quick Ship product line it says guarantees customers shipment of selected Cargocaire industrial dessiccant dehumidifers and ac-cessories within three weeks.
HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE MAKES DRY VITAMIN E
Now the plastics industry can take its vitamin E dry, through a new Ronotec Dry 17 from Hoffman-La Roche Inc.
The vitamin and chemical maker from Paramus, N.J., first introduced liquid Vitamin E as an antioxidant to the plastics industry about five years ago.
Using a proprietary technology, the highly concentrated vitamin E is loaded onto a polyolefin carrier. Hoffman-La Roche said the powder offers advantages already found in the liquid, including improved processing and color stability and extruded film that is less prone to gel formation.
Vitamin E has shown the fastest growth in high density polyethylene bottles, such as milk and water bottles, because of the claimed benefit that it imparts far less ``plastic taste'' than other antioxidants. Hoffman-La Roche claims vitamin E's market share in HDPE bottles should reach 40 percent in 1996, as up to three major resin makers commercialize new products.
The 1995 market share for vitamin E in flexible packaging films exceeded 10 percent, the company said.