CBD: The Latest Trend in the Personal Care Industry


Kiosks are popping up in malls. Ads are filling websites. Vitamin and health stores have banners draped everywhere. Commercials are hitting the airways. They’re all marketing one of the biggest trends in the health industry: CBD. Chances are you’ve heard of it, and chances are you’ve seen a store selling it somewhere. A lot of people are fascinated by the medical benefits that CBD is said to have, and are tempted to try it themselves. But even though it seems like talk about it is everywhere, there is still a lot of confusion about what exactly CBD is. Let’s see if we can clear up some of the questions you might have!

Striving for Sustainability, and How EquipNet Can Help


Taking sustainability into account when making any decision is incredibly important, not just for the environment, but for your own personal success and happiness. When it comes to equipment, the same rules apply, and you shouldn’t have to put your sustainability goals aside to get an efficient and useful piece of equipment. Recently, PMMI interviewed a group of packaging professionals from a variety of company sizes and throughout a wide variety of industries, including Food and Beverage, Personal Care, and Pharmaceutical, for “Packaging Sustainability: A Changing Landscape”. In it, the professionals discussed their concerns with current processes and equipment they use, and their desires for future machinery and products.

The Food and Beverage Industry, Technology, and How the Coronavirus is Affecting It All


The current Coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of everyday life. Industries are taking a big hit, especially those that require people to work in close contact with one another. One industry affected by these new conditions is the Food and Beverage industry. While other major industries, such as Personal Care and Pharmaceuticals. are projected for growth and expansion into the next calendar year, and not as a surprise, the Food and Beverage industry seems to forecast contraction. What makes them say that, though?

EquipNet to Host Dedicated Online Auction June 24 Featuring Former Assets of ImmunoGen, Inc., and Others


Canton, MA – Global leader in surplus asset management solutions, EquipNet, is auctioning off over 250 lab items, many of which from a Major Lab Site Closure from ImmunoGen, Inc. The event is scheduled for June 24, 2020 with lots opening at 9:00am ET and beginning to close at 4:00pm ET.

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Equipment includes late model Waters H Class UPLCs, Varian Prostars, Bechman Coulter Vi-Cell XRs, Molecular Devices M2 & Biotek Synergy 3 Microplate Readers, Sartorius Biostat A Plus Bioreactors, Thermo Scientific Versette Liquid Handler, Nikon Microscopes, Beckman Centrifuges, Panasonic & Revco Ultra Low Freezers, Thermo Fisher Dual Stack Incubators, and much more.

Director of Equipment Sales, Ryan Burns, states, “We are excited to help ImmunoGen and some additional R&D industry leaders to help sell their surplus lab and analytical instrumentation. This auction event provides a great opportunity for various laboratories and research facilities to acquire high-quality pre-owned lab assets at a reasonable price.”

Click here to register for this event and view the full lot catalog.

Equipment inspections are available by appointment only with 48-hours of advanced notice. If you have any questions about this event or would like to schedule an inspection, please contact us at +1 (781) 821-3482 x2162 or auctions@equipnet.com.

What’s In a Vaccine?


It’s a familiar sight at a doctor’s office. The small clear vial that the doctor dips a syringe into. “Which arm?” the doctor says. It’s a vaccine. Countless people around the world get vaccines every year, whether a long-lasting one or a seasonal one. With vaccines at the forefront of the news with the race to find one for the Coronavirus, it’s clear that a lot goes into a vaccine. But, do you ever think about what literally goes into a vaccine?

Where We Stand with the Coronavirus Vaccine


Scientists everywhere are working day and night to develop a vaccine for the Coronavirus currently making its way around the world. But, not all vaccines are the same, and each has its own pros and cons. Here’s a look at some of the types of vaccines currently being developed globally.

EquipNet to Host Online Auction on April 21 Featuring Equipment from a Roche Lab Closure


Canton, MA – Global leader in asset management solutions, EquipNet, is pleased to announce that it is auctioning off over a hundred items used in a Roche Genomics and Biology lab.
The auction event is scheduled for April 21, 2020 with lots opening at 9:00am ET and beginning to close at 4:00pm ET.

Fundamentals of Metrology and RF Testing within the Aerospace, Automotive and Metalworking Industries


Radio frequency, or RF, and metrology testing systems have a wide range of uses in today’s world, from telecommunications to augmented reality. Metrology equipment allows RF testing to be incredibly precise and accurate, especially vital in industries such as aerospace, manufacturing, and automotive.

Year-End Auctions: Featuring Sealed Bid Events, Semiconductor Tools, Lab & Analytical Equipment, Plus a Teva Solid Dose Manufacturing & Packaging Facility Sale


Looking for something to spend your year-end budget on? EquipNet is hosting a number of online auction events in November and December, featuring equipment from leading manufacturers in a number of industries. Click here to view our calendar of events or continue reading for more information on each event.

How a Chiller Works in Your Facility


If you work in an industrial plant, you may have come across a mechanical chiller. Chillers are components of an industrial cooling system that ensures the air in facilities is maintained at desirable temperatures. In any factory, the equipment therein usually generates heat and to prevent drastic wear, tear and melting of parts, it is essential to keep the temperatures low. These components are useful, mainly where cold water flows through within the particular machine moving heat from areas within to the outside to cool it off. Water or coolants are commonly used liquids in industrial chillers. So how exactly does your chiller work? Let us have a look.

What is Additive Manufacturing and How is it Used in the Medical Device Industry?


Additive Manufacturing has become the most popular topic since the invention of the pacemaker. The invention has since transformed and is now used in designing various products. Manufacturers of medical devices are now able to utilize 3D printing to make medical products. Engineers can manufacture parts from metal, silicon, plastic, ceramics, and much more. This technology usually “prints” tangible products from a computer file by placing layers of materials one on top of the other instead of beginning with a solid base material that to be cut and molded into an object. It enables organizations to effectively produce more complex designs and structures that would have traditionally been hard to make.

How Chemical Reactors Work


Since the dawn of modern-day science, chemical reactors have been regarded as the heart of chemical processes. A chemical reactor is a piece of enclosed equipment, made from metal (often high resistant alloys or stainless steel) in which chemical reactions are contained and controlled. They vary in size from small test-tubes in the lab to industrial-size reactors, in which complex heat and mass transfers occur amidst computerized provisions of safety and control.

Applications of a Fluid Bed Dryer


Undoubtedly, most people have never heard about fluid bed dryers. However, where drying involves bulk materials such as granules, powders, plastics, among others, this is not a new terminology. What are fluid bed dryers? These are pieces of equipment that use a fluidization mechanism to dry materials. In this process, hot gas is released to the spaces surrounding solid parts and evaporates the moisture. Force is then used to suspend the particles to a state of a boiling fluid bed. Drying takes place when particles get into contact with the hot gas. Below, we explore the functionality of fluid bed dryers in the pharmaceutical industry.

Types of Mixers


Industrial mixers are found throughout a wide array of industries. They play an important role in many industrial applications and processing. They come in varying shapes and sizes and are used to mix large quantities of ingredients for different purposes. Here are some of the most popular types.

Common Types of Conveyors and Their Applications


Are you looking to invest in conveyors for your production line? You need to select conveyors that will best suit the exact needs of your business. However, for you to make an informed purchase, you should understand the different types of conveyors and their applications. This will enable you to know the kind that will meet your application needs. Conveyors come in various designs, but they all have one thing in common; they are used for moving and delivering products to help save time during processing. To make things easier for you, let us have a look at the common types of conveyors and their applications.

All You Need to Know About Cannabis Extraction


Cannabis extraction involves removing a cannabis product from the cannabis plant. Cannabis contains high levels of psychoactive and medicinal ingredients. This process creates a product more useful for a specific purpose than the plant itself.

What are Semiconductors and How are They Used?


The capability of a substance to permit electrons to flow through is referred to as its conductivity. A conductor allows electrons to pass through while an insulator will require lots of energy to do the same. A semiconductor is, therefore, a material that has a conductivity between that of conductors such as metals, and non-conductors (insulators) such as ceramics.

The Differences Between an Agitator and a Homogenizer


The mixing process has been around for decades now. An agitator differs slightly from a homogenizer in features and design. Sometimes people confuse the purpose of an agitator from that of a homogenizer and may end up using the wrong equipment for the task at hand.

How Does a Mass Spectrometer Work?


Chemists and physicists use mass spectrometry to separate mixtures of substances into their components. They turn them into beams of particles then use a different technique to bend them with electricity and magnetism. This is to come up with a unique spectrum that contains various items that can be easily identified. So what exactly is a mass spectrometer? To start, it is much simpler than it looks. Let us assume you are given a bucket full of atoms from different chemical elements then someone asks you to identify what its contents are. You will need to separate the molecules as quickly and effectively as possible. However, how do you go about it? It is pretty simple; tip the bucket into a mass spectrometer.

Sustainability Benefits in the Used Equipment Market


Running an environmentally-friendly business helps to promote sustainability. Reducing the impact on the environment and preserving natural resources is an organization’s responsibility, a concept that promotes sustainability and saves costs.

Promoting sustainability might not be a straightforward process and the challenges could derail your quest. The modern standards not only consider sustainability and green principles as trendy, but it also initiates a sense of accountability. Good news is, within the used equipment market, you can conveniently embrace sustainable operations and reap its benefits.

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