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June 20, 2012
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Don’t You Just Love a Bargain?

At EquipNet, we’ve got thousands of listings on our site at any given time. New equipment, used equipment, equipment at auction — there’s always plenty to browse when you stop by.

But ours is not a static site. We don’t list equipment and then ju

st walk away. New things are coming to market every day, and what you find today might be completely different from what you find tomorrow.

But did you know that we also feature price reduction listings on our site? It’s true! Right now, as we speak, there’s an IMA Comprima 180 Tablet Press available for $140,000 that was originally listed at $1.4 million! There’s also a Tablet Capsule Filling Line dropped from $238,593.71 to $163,484.05. And even the less expensive items are a real deal — a .07 Square Meter 316L Stainless Steel Filter Dryer that listed at $10,000 can now be had for just $4,000.

Granted, not every item on the page is a perfect match — not

everyone needs a bottle unscrambler, after all — but with the page updating daily (and a handy filter to refine your search), if you’re a frequent visitor, you just might find the deal of a lifetime!


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June 18, 2012
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EquipNet Is Presenting at ACHEMA and BIO this Week

This week, EquipNet will be exhibiting at a couple of different trade shows. You can find us at both ACHEMA i

n Frankfurt, which runs from June 18 to 22, and BIO in Boston, which runs from June 18 to 21.
This year, we’re excited to be part of ACHEMA’s 30th show, where more than 4,000 exhibitors from 50 different countries are gathering to present cutting-edge technology for environmental protection, biotechnology, and chemical engineering. If you’re attending the show as well, please visit us in Booth e98 in Hall 3.

The BIO International Convention is practically in our own backyard this year, and we’re proud to be on the show floor. BIO is the largest biotechnology show in the world and attracts some of the top biotech companies from around

the globe. Any company involved in the biotech industry, whether they are in the healthcare, agricultural, or environmental fields, is invited to attend and discuss with other companies the major trends that are affecting the biotech industry. If you plan on attending as well, come see us in Booth 481.
We look at trade shows as a great opportunity to stay apprised of the trends in the industry that affect our customers. We also love the opportunity to spend time with the people and companies we work with. So if you’re going to be at either show this week, please stop by. We hope to see you there!


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June 13, 2012
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A Renewed Interest in Auctions

Traditionally, auctions appeal to a certain segment of the population, especially specific auctions like the ones for laboratory equipment, pharmaceutical equipment, and packaging machinery. Unless you’re in the market for something in these unique categories, auctions can be a tough sell.

But auctions in general have seen a recent spike in popularity, buoyed in part thanks to television shows like A&E’s Storage Wars. If you haven’t seen the program, auctioneers go from one storage facility to the next, auctioning off storage units that have been abandoned or are in arrears. Part of the excitement stems from the rule that the bidders aren’t allowed to dig through the lockers beforehand — they have five minutes to look at it from the outside and decide whether or not there might be buried treasure within.

Of course, EquipNet auctions are much more straightforward — you know exactly what you’re bidding on when you jump in on the auction.

But the possibility of walking away with an amazing bargain, along with the thrill of an all-out bidding war, matches the vibe of the show quite well.

Wanna get in on some EquipNet auctions? Visit our auctions page. We’ll even let you shout “Yuuuuuup!”


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June 8, 2012
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Finding and Selling Surplus Equipment and Assets Quickly through the EquipNet Marketplace

EquipNet’s services are designed to help both buyers and sellers maximize their experience while minimizing the time that they spend dealing with idle and surplus assets, which includes helping companies sell and find needed premium, pre-owned equipm

ent and assets.

As always, you can search the EquipNet Marketplace or attend an online auction to see the thousands of assets that we have available to meet your needs.

In addition to the Marketplace, we also have a section of our site, the Wanted Equipment page, that advertises the assets or equipment that some of our clients are looking to buy. This service is beneficial for both buyers and sellers, in that companies with surplus assets can offload unused equipment and sellers can find very specific equipment they require, often at a significant discount. We also provide a handy currency calculator and spec converter tools.

For Those Searching for Specific Pieces of Equipment
Check out our Wanted Equipment page, here you will find the necessary tools to reach our team, who can assist you with your equipment search. Simply click the We’ll Find it For You icon and we’ll help you find the equipment you’re looking for.

For Those Looking to Sell Surplus Equipment Assets
If your company happens to have surplus equipment assets that will likely be of use to another company, EquipNet’s Wanted Equipment page could be a great place for you to offload those assets. Look through the list of wanted equipment and simply click the I Have It! icon to get in touch with our team who will manage the rest of the transaction.

Our expert EquipNet team can help you take full advantage of our Wanted Equipment services, whether you are looking to buy or sell. Please contact EquipNet with any questions.


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June 6, 2012
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The Future of Food Packaging

Those trying to live a healthy lifestyle know to avoid the center of the grocery store and stick to the perimeter where the fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats are kept. More and more people are adopting this style of grocery shopping, which is leadi

ng food packagers to find ways to make the packages at the perimeter of the store as interesting and exciting as the ones in the middle aisles.

In a recent article on Slate.com titled, “Waiting for the Wrap-ture,” smart packaging is discussed. Smart packaging responds to triggers in the environment to provide the consumer with important information about the food within. Some packages have sensors that monitor the freshness of food, taking the guess work out of the choice between throwing that fish on the grill or into the garbage can. Others alter the flavor of the food, like a grapefruit juice box that makes the juice sweeter or a scented water bottle cap that transfers a subtle fruit scent to the water. The next hope for food packaging is an antimicrobial package – one that can cost-effectively kill organisms without affecting the food within or the health of the person who eventually eats it.

These great leaps forward in food packaging require specialty equipment; some equipment could even be one-of-a-kind. If your lab is getting involved in the future of food packaging, contact EquipNet to discuss having your one-of-a-kind equipment appraised or for help selling your specialty equipment once it is no longer useful to your lab.


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