05 Jun 2009
LIVINGSTON, 4 June 2009 – Fibre Photonics (Scotland) and J&M Analytik AG (Germany) have signed a commercial agreement during ACHEMA 2009, the 29th International Exhibition‐Congress on Chemical Engineering, Environmental Protection and Biotechnology, in Frankfurt 11 ‐ 15 May 2009. To complement its range of mid infrared fibre optic immersion probes, Fibre Photonics will now offer the J&M Analytik range of UV/VIS/NIR fibre optic spectrometers and fibre probe technologies for chemical development and process analysis.
In the laboratory and online, the applications for optical spectroscopy in process analysis are extensive. For solids or liquids, blending monitoring, cleaning validation, drying processes or wet granulation, J&M Analytik instrumentation provides individual PAT solutions for many industries including pharmaceuticals, inks and chemicals production. Near Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy can be used for on‐line monitoring of blend processes saving time and money by reducing cycle times and offline sampling errors. Using on‐line UV‐VIS spectroscopy for rinse monitoring can eliminate time consuming and costly off‐line HPLC measurements.
Fibre Photonics, manufacture and supply mid infrared fibre optic probe technology for chemical analysis in environmental, chemical, pharmaceutical, avionic and food & drink applications. They have developed world leading mid‐infrared materials for fibre‐optic conduits and probes. J&M Analytik AG recently won a Process Innovation Award at ACHEMA, along with GEA Pharma Systems, for their recently launched Lighthouse Probe. The Lighthouse Probe delivers continuous, precise and reliable data, paving the way for dramatic improvements in process understanding and control, and uses an in‐line, contained window‐wash to keep a clear view at all times without needing to stop the process.
Fibre Photonics welcomes the opportunity to act as the UK distributor of J&M’s industrial and laboratory instrumentation for chemical development and process control, and will be working closely with J&M on product development of fibre optic probe technologies.