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April 2006: Volume 48, Number 4

April 2006 Droplets

Hendrx Corp. and RG Global Lifestyles, Inc., announced a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Aquair, Inc. to share in the manufacture and marketing of its advanced reverse osmosis filtration systems, new air-to-water technology and its dvanced anti-scaling technology.

Calgon Carbon Corporation has completed the sale of assets of its premium charcoal and derivatives business to local management and an investor group located in northern Germany. The purchase price consisted of $19.1 million in cash and is subject to a potential working capital adjustment. An additional $5.0 million could be paid contingent upon the business meeting certain earnings targets over the next three years. Also, the firm has announced the start-up of its new activated carbon processing and packaging facility in Tianjin, China. Calgon Company Tianjin Limited (CCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, will operate the facility. The state-of-the-art facility replaces the existing 7,000 square meter building opened in mid-2002.

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has published a new American National Standard for Effects of Liquid Viscosity on Rotodynamic (Centrifugal and Vertical) Pump Performance (ANSI/HI 9.6.7). Replacing 40+ year old HI viscosity correction nomographs, the Standard is designed to predict the performance change of rotodynamic pumps operated on viscous liquids exhibiting Newtonian behavior relative to their performance on water, which is the basis for most published curves.

Diversity Business.com has named Seal-It, Inc. to the Div 500 list of Top Owned Businesses. In addition, Seal-It has been named to Diversity Business.coms list of Top 500 Women Owned Companies in the USA.

MonoSol LLC announced that they have signed a vendor business agreement with VSE Corporation. With this agreement in place, MonoSol can quickly supply its products to U.S. government managers with a streamlined acquisition process. The agreement enhances the ability of MonoSol to offer its water-soluble products.

Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced a redesigned and content-rich website. The site features simplified and intuitive site architecture and marks a dramatic improvement in accessibility, usability and ease of navigation. www.am.pepperl-fuchs.com