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Therma-Tron-X – Mask Cleaning Machines

Therma-Tron-X, Inc. (TTX) and Michigan Technological University (MTU) developed a design and two (2) prototypes for a Mobile Thermal Utility Decontaminator. This is an oven that can heat contaminated PPE in order to kill the COVID-19 virus. MTU researchers collaborated with the CDC to establish the time and temperature needed to accomplish this task and TTX collaborated with MTU on the design and engineering of these prototypes. The first prototype, built at MTU, is complete and in the hands of the MI National Guard. TTX built the second prototype here in Sturgeon Bay. The MTU team is working on FDA approval and clinical testing. We hope the device will be approved for use within the next 1-2 weeks. Sanitizing can be done with either a dry or humid heat and this unit can run either methodology. The design was meant to be massively available. The racks for the PPE for the first prototype were borrowed from local restaurants and MTU dining services, and that process could be replicated nationally. Various Rack designs are also being considered if a turn-key solution is needed.Read more


FAST International, Inc Poised to Make 1,000,000 N95 for Doctors, Nurses, First Responders and Essential Workers

FAST International, Inc. (FAST) is pleased to announce that they are poised to make 1 Million N95 mask in response to the urgent needs of doctors, nurses, first responders and essential workers.  FAST International, Inc has of 40 years of experience in many areas of filtration and have dedicated their key welding equipment and facility to the production of these masks.  With the help of the employees FAST has procured contacts for all the materials needed for these critical masks including the filter material, elastic straps, metal nose clip, cushioning material, plastic bags, and boxes to package them. FAST has perfected the process to create the masks and have masks ready to send out for fit testing...Read more 


2020 Brewer Award Winners Announced

Dr. George E. F. Brewer is generally credited with the original idea of electrodeposition of paint through his work and research during the late 1950’s at Ford Motor Company. By loaning his name to this prestigious award given during the ECOAT Conference, recipients stand out among the best in the field of electrocoating.

Our Winners for 2020 are: 

  • Tom Mueller, George Koch Sons, LLC
  • Scott Yaeger, FAST International, Inc.
  • John Zbiegien, PPG

Click here to see more about our winners!



Koch Separation Solutions Expands Manufacturing of Membrane Technology By Fifty Percent

Koch Separation Solutions (KSS), a global leader in membrane filtration and ion exchange technology, today announced it is expanding the manufacturing capacity of its innovative PURON® reinforced hollow fiber membrane technology by 50 percent. This manufacturing expansion reflects KSS’s significant growth and an increased ability to quickly serve businesses that utilize its reinforced hollow fiber membrane technologies for their industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment needs...Read more


KMS Transformation: Becoming Koch Separation Solutions

For more than fifty years, Koch Membranes Systems (KMS) has been providing membrane-based solutions to address our customers' filtration needs. Our longstanding success has been founded on working closely with clients to understand their specific challenges related to product recovery, concentration, and purification and wastewater treatment, and then developing cutting-edge membrane technologies to address their issues. Based on feedback provided by our customers, it has become clear that our client based wants KMS to leverage its strong process knowledge and system design expertise to provide more complete separation solutions...Read more


TTX Mexico Officially Opens in Monterrey, MX

Therma-Tron-X, Inc. (TTX) has chosen Mexico as the home for its first international subsidiary, TTX Mexico. TTX is a North American industry leader in the design and manufacture of Industrial Finishing Systems and Industrial Water Treatment Equipment. The importance of the Mexican market and a commitment to TTX’s existing Mexican customers drove the decision to invest in a permanent operation within Mexico. Mexico’s forward-looking stance also provides strong internal growth potential as well as a launching point from which to support and grow business throughout Latin America. News Release

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