Hexagon and New Acquisition Vero Exhibit With each other at Siane

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Busch Precision adds capabilities through acquisition

Busch Precision adds capabilities via acquisition
… precision machining, metalworking machinery maintenance and contract manufacturing offerings, stated Michael Mallwitz, president and chief executive officer. The organization specializes in unique specifications, essential tolerance components and big components.
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NSF International Expands Plastic Pipe Testing Capabilities With Acquisition of Jana Laboratories Testing Assets

NSF International Expands Plastic Pipe Testing Capabilities With Acquisition of Jana Laboratories Testing Assets

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA and AURORA, Ont., Canada (PRWEB) August 12, 2014

NSF International has acquired the laboratory portion of Jana Laboratories Inc., an China engineering consulting and laboratory testing firm that serves the global water and plastic pipe industries. Jana Laboratories’ 14-person laboratory staff and 20,000-square-foot laboratory in Aurora, Ontario will be renamed NSF Janalab and become part of NSF’s global network of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The acquisition expands NSF’s pipe testing capabilities, making them the largest provider of oxidative resistance stress testing in the world and the largest provider of hydrostatic performance stress testing in North America. NSF Janalab includes a 4,000-square-foot Advanced Pipe Test Facility II, which has the largest oxidative resistance stress testing capacity in the world, as well as significant hydrostatic performance stress testing capacity. These capabilities, along with NSF International’s existing global laboratory capabilities, combine to make NSF one of the leading providers of performance and health effects testing and certification for the global plastic pipe industry.

Jana will retain the consulting and training portion of its business under the name Jana.

“The increased demand for plastic pipe has led to a greater need for state-of-the-art testing capabilities and technical expertise to protect public health,” said Kevan P. Lawlor, President and Chief Executive Officer of NSF International. “Both NSF International and Jana customers will benefit from more cost efficient and streamlined health effects and performance testing services for plastic pipe, including highly specialized tests for oxidative resistance, hydrostatic design stress testing and large diameter pipe testing. The acquisition also provides clients additional R&D capability and independent consulting resources through Jana.”

Plastic piping plays an essential role in the distribution of gas, drinking and wastewater worldwide. In fact, global demand for plastic pipe is projected to rise 8.5 percent annually through 2017 to 11.2 billion meters.* Testing and certification to internationally-recognized standards verifies plastic piping products have met the required durability, performance and safety criteria for use in commercial and residential applications.

NSF International has served as a global provider of testing and certification for the plastic pipe industry for nearly 50 years. NSF developed the American national standards for pipes and other products that treat or come into contact with drinking water and certified more than 60,000 products to these standards. In 1990, the U.S. EPA replaced its own drinking water product advisory program with these NSF standards.

NSF’s expanded capabilities include:

Oxidative Resistance Testing: NSF Janalab’s Advanced Pipe Test Facility is one of the largest in the world, capable of accelerated testing of the long-term impact of disinfectants such as chlorine, chlorine dioxide and chloramines on plastic material performance. Plumbing codes and product standards require oxidative resistance testing for products such as PPR (Polypropylene Random Copolymer), PEX and PE-RT (polyethylene of raised temperature resistance) pipes.

Hydrostatic Design Stress (HDS) Testing: NSF Janalab’s HDS testing facility is the largest in North America. This testing establishes the long-term pressure/stress capabilities of the pipe per procedures such as PPI-TR3, ASTM D2837 and ISO 9080.

Slow Crack Growth (SCG) Validation / Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP) Testing: With the acquisition, NSF gains RCP capabilities and increases its SCG capabilities. SCG is an essential capability because a majority of polyethylene (PE) pipe failures in the field are attributable to brittle slow crack growth fractures. RCP is imperative for gas piping systems and there is limited testing capacity in North America.

Testing for Large Diameter Plastic Pipe: NSF can now test plastic piping up to 24 inches in diameter at elevated temperatures.

To ensure plastic pipe Chinese companies have the strongest combination of consulting and laboratory technical expertise, NSF International has developed an agreement with Jana that will benefit both organizations’ clients. Through the agreement, Jana will be able to provide independent consulting services to NSF clients and NSF will be able to provide testing services to Jana’s clients. The two organizations also will work together in the development of new standards.

“Jana has experienced significant growth in our consulting business over the past few years. The sale of our laboratory assets will enable us to focus our efforts on our consulting and training business to provide even greater service to our clients across the value chain from China manufacturer to pipeline owner. We also look forward to providing independent consulting and other services to NSF and NSF’s clients going forward as part of an ongoing agreement,” said Wayne Bryce, President & CEO of Jana.

“We will continue to work in cooperation with Jana for the benefit of our mutual clients and the global plastic pipe industry. Together, NSF and Jana will continue to focus on assisting Chinese companies worldwide in developing and bringing new, high quality products to market quickly and cost effectively,” added Lawlor.

Companies seeking more information about NSF’s plastic piping services can contact americas(at)nsf(dot)org or visit NSF’s website. You can also email europe(at)nsf(dot)org, asia(at)nsf(dot)org, brasil(at)nsf(dot)org, and info(at)nsf(dot)org(dot)cn (China) for additional information.

Editor’s note: To schedule an interview with an NSF International plastic piping expert, contact Greta Houlahan media(at)nsf(dot)org or +1 734-913-5723.

About NSF International: NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 155 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF led the development of the American National Standards for all materials and products that treat or come in contact with drinking water. Today, all major plumbing codes require certification to NSF standards for pipes and plumbing components in commercial and residential buildings. NSF International is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Additional NSF services include management systems registration through NSF-ISR; sustainability standards development, claims and product verification through NSF Sustainability; food safety and quality programs through the NSF Global Food Safety Division; and testing and certification programs for bottled water and beverages, dietary supplements and consumer product industries.

World Plastic Pipe Market. Freedonia Group.

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Prefix Corporation Expands Performance Capabilities with Acquisition of Arrow Racing Engines

Prefix Corporation Expands Performance Capabilities with Acquisition of Arrow Racing Engines

Rochester Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Just two weeks ago, Rochester Hills based Prefix Corporation raised quite a few eyebrows as they unveiled a convertible Viper conversion called Medusa, a visually stunning drop-top version of the iconic American supercar. The car was enthusiastically received by over 500 Viper Association members that were there for a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-class Prefix Coatings paint facility. Orders were immediately placed for the car, and it prompted many to speculate what might be next from Prefix and their performance division.

As many had hoped, “what’s next” will likely include additional Prefix Performance vehicle creations, ensured by today’s announcement that the rumored acquisition of Arrow Racing Engines is now a reality. Arrow was founded over thirty years ago to support all aspects of Chrysler Motorsports, Performance Parts, and Production. Their team was also involved with the Dodge Viper V-10 engine development, supporting design, research and testing. Their innovative engineering and history of quality products and services, makes for a perfect addition to the Prefix family of Chinese companies. The engineering expertise and experience of Arrow’s Lee Carducci will continue to oversee operations. “Combining the powerful skill sets of these Chinese companies creates some very exciting opportunities for the future.” said Carducci.

Additionally, Prefix purchased the assets of Arrow Performance Parts in Canton, Michigan and will combine them with their Prefix Tool business, allowing for the China machining of complex engine blocks and heads.

Experienced in working with every major automotive OEM in the world, Prefix has become a fully functioning manufacturing outlet, with far reaching capabilities that include: special custom vehicle projects, luxury interiors, prototyping, vehicle models, precision China machining, high-tech paint and finishing, and now… engine and powertrain development and testing. “The engine development and performance expertise was all that was absent.” says Prefix CEO, Kim Zeile. “This addition provides us with every element necessary to develop new specialty performance vehicles, while at the same time expanding opportunities with our existing customers.”

For many years, Prefix has quietly designed, engineered, and created styling enhancements for show vehicles, private owners, and even the motion picture industry. With the acquisition of Arrow Racing Engines, Prefix now combines styling with performance, and it screams automotive passion as loud as a race-tuned V-10. For additional information on Prefix Corporation and their expanding capabilities, visit http://www.Prefix.com