Product News: Packaging Equipment

Reagent/Solvent Packaging helps maintain chemical integrity.

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February 1, 2013 - AcroSeal® adhesive-free packaging is designed for aggressive, air- and moisture-sensitive Acros Organics reagents and solvents. Developed from polymeric elastomer coated with inert fluoropolymer, quadrant septum has multiple layers, holds its shape, and forms re-seal after puncturing to withdraw chemicals. Surface area of quadrant-style screw cap facilitates access to larger volumes of solvent and supports multiple punctures to septum, further minimizing contamination risk.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces New Generation of Innovative AcroSeal Packaging

Press release date: January 24, 2013

Preserves Performance and Quality of Air- and Moisture-Sensitive Acros Organics Reagents

LOUGHBOROUGH, England – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has introduced new and improved AcroSeal® packaging designed for air- and moisture-sensitive Acros Organics reagents and solvents. The new packaging better maintains chemical integrity, reducing the cost associated with purchasing replacement products.

Ideal for aggressive solvents and reagents, the adhesive-free AcroSeal packaging significantly reduces the rate of moisture uptake and the risk of contamination in tests comparing tetrahyrofuran in the new AcroSeal packaging and in a competitor’s packaging. It features an innovative, patent-pending quadrant septum, developed from a polymeric elastomer coated with inert fluoropolymer. With multiple layers, the septum holds its shape and forms a superior re-seal after puncturing to withdraw chemicals. With a large surface area, the convenient quadrant-style screw cap provides easier access to larger volumes of solvent and supports multiple punctures to the septum, further minimizing contamination risk.

Extra-dry solvents, including methanol, acetonitrile, dichloromethane and methyl sulfoxide, are available in the new and improved AcroSeal packaging. This extends across three different grades: standard grade solvents, which are suitable for most applications; molecular sieves grade solvents, which have been stored over molecular sieves for prolonged shelf life; and finally supreme grade solvents, which have been filtered through 0.2 micron filters. The new packaging will be available for other Acros Organics product groups in the near future.

For more information please visit www.acros.com.

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