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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Blood Products

Blood is a highly specialised circulating tissue consisting of several types of cells suspended in a fluid medium known as plasma. The cellular constituents are: red blood cells, which carry respiratory gases and give it its red color, white blood cells (leukocytes), which fight disease, and platelets, cell fragments which play an important part in the clotting of the blood. The appropriate use of blood products is defined as the transfusion of safe blood products to treat a condition leading to significant morbidity or mortality that cannot be prevented or managed effectively by other means.

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Ceramic Colours

Ceramic colours are pigments based on Zirconium and are used directly in enamel slip, pottery, coloured wall tiles, sanitaryware etc. Zirconium based yellow, blue, green and pink stains are used directly for producing coloured wall tiles.Ceramic colours find application in different types of wall tiles, ceramic articles etc. In the modern age, ceramic wall tiles and other ceramic articles are being used increasingly.

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The global herbal market

The global herbal market is estimated at US$ 60 billion China enjoys the lead, contributing 30% to the world market. The growth rate for herbal market is estimated to be around 7% -15% annually. The market value of Pharmaceuticals derived from plants used in traditional medicines exceeds US$ 20 billion.
Herbal drugs are used in cardio vascular (27%), respiratory (15.3%), digestive (14.4%), hypnotics and sedatives (9.3%), miscellaneous (12%).
The Indian annual production of herbal drugs is estimated around INR 100 Crores, while the medicinal plant value is about INR 5000 Crores and the anticipated export is around INR 550 Crores. Considering the rich assorted and varied botanical resources available in the country, the exported value is not impressive. The Indian market has 1650 herbal formulation involving 540 major plantformulations.
There are medicinal plants exported from India in four forms:
As dried plants or plant parts, e.g. liquorice roots, Senna leaves, Vinca Rosea (Catharanthus roseus) herbs.
As extracts e.g. Sag of Opium poppy.
As isolated and purified active ingredients/intermediates e.g. Gymnema powder, Atropise sulphate, menthal crystals, Calcium sennoside.
As ayurvedic, Unani, Siddh, and homeopathic formulations e.g. Over the counter (OTC) drugs, and range of proprietary formulations. This also includes range of herbal cosmetic products.
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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sand Additives

Sand Additives includes Seacoal, Coal Tar Pitch, Gilsonite and Blown Asphalt. The theories involved in sand additives are Gaseous Cushion Theory, Lustrous Carbon Theory and Reducing Atmosphere Theory. Sand Additives are used for Construction, Metal Casting, Soil Blending, Land Applications, Composting, Backfill and Pipe Bedding. Major markets are metallurgical, glass and construction, accounting for 92.6% of total sales. The metallurgical sector can be subdivided into foundry sands and steel applications, fluxing (non-ferrous), refractories and silicon manufacture. Major markets for fume silica are construction (cement and concrete additives); whilst the ceramic industry is the largest consumer of milled silica. Commercial soil blending operations can use foundry sand to produce horticultural soils, topsoil, potting soil, and turf mixes. These soil products are typically mixtures of sand or gravel with peat, fertilizers, and/or top soil.
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Wafer biscuits would have two wafer - like layers and cream will be stuffed between these two layers to form a sandwich-like biscuit. The raw materials are Wheat flour/maida, starch, vanaspati, sugar, salt, soda, preservatives, flavours, colours . Butter paper, plastic bags, second hand cartons, BOPP tape or box strapping shall be the packing materials. Consumption of biscuits is steadily going up year after year as they are nutritious, havelonger shelf life, easily available and one of the cheaper items in the category of ready-to-eat eatables.
Good quality and competitive price coupled with well organised marketing network shall be the critical aspects.
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Sandalwood is a medium sized evergreen tree with almost drooping branches dark rough bark and sweet scented, fragrant mature wood. Sandalwood is very much indigenous to India. It is cultivated in the states of Karnataka & Tamilnadu and also grows wild in forests of southern India. This species is widely scattered in China, India, Indonesia (Timor, Sumba and Flores and planted in Java and Bali), the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Philippines and Australia.
Sandalwood yields an essential oil. This oil is used to produce soaps, perfumes incense stick cosmetics, beauty aids, medicines. High priced decorative dolls & ornamental pieces are made out of Sandalwood.

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Biogas production by anaerobic digestion is popular for treating biodegradable waste because valuable fuel can be produced while destroying disease-causing pathogens and reducing the volume of disposed waste. Recently, developed countries have been making increasing use of biogas generated from both wastewater and landfill sites or produced by mechanical biological treatment systems for municipal waste. Biogas plants can be found in countries such as India, China, Philippines, Germany, Austria and Turkey.

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A sweetener is any non-carbohydrate whose primary characteristic taste is sweet.There are two types of sweetners: Caloric and non-caloric sweetners.The food and beverage industry is increasingly replacing sugar or corn syrup with artificial sweeteners in a range of products traditionally containing sugar. In the UK, for instance, it is now almost impossible to find any non-cola soft drinks in supermarkets which are not sweetened with artificial sweeteners, and even things like pickled beetroots and gherkins are increasingly artificially sweetened.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Flower Auction

Auctions are very efficient in determining price, enabling approximately a thousand transactions per hour. It also enables efficient trading by operating at a high clock speed, encouraging competition among buyers, and setting a fixed time to complete a transaction before the clock goes to zero. The setting up of the flower auction centre would ensure organized trade and prevent deterioration of the quality of flowers. It would also help in raising the socio-economic status of those farmers interested in taking up the cultivation of flowers. The major buyers of flowers are in the UK, the US, Germany, France, Japan and Middle East.

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Senna (Cassia angustifolia) is a small shrub that grows in regions of the upper Nile of North Africa and Arabia.Good Senna may be known by the bright, fresh, yellowishgreen colour of the leaves, with a faint and peculiar odour rather like green tea, and a nauseous, mucilaginous, sweetish, slightly bitter taste.Senna is available as a crushed herb, as a liquid, or as a powdered extract. Senna leaves and pods shall be graded and marked only at such baling presses as can provide proper space and facilities for cleaning, grading and marking and are approved of as such by the Agricultural Marking Adviser.

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Inner Tube Butyl

Regular butyl is the preferred material for inner tubes, which are manufactured in various sizes from lightweight bicycles to lifestyle bicycles, and from day-use motorcycles to luxury motorcycles.The most important property of butyl rubber is that it is the best sealant of all the known rubbers. Butyl rubber can be used in formulations for adhesive for transparent tape, hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives, mastic for pipe wrap tape and vinyl floor tile adhesives. Butyl rubber can also be used for semi-conducting LANXESS is a leading producer of butyl rubber which is used in a wide range of applications. The butyl market will grow over the next 15 years and LANXESS expansions will be needed. electrical splicing tape.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Calcium gluconate

Calcium gluconate has a better reabsorption by oral applications or by injection than other calcium salts. Calcium gluconate is used to treat conditions arising from calcium deficiencies such as hypocalcemic tetany, hypocalcemia related to hypoparathyrodism and hypocalcemia due to eapid growth or pregnancy. Calcium gluconate is used in pharmaceutical industry as a source of calcium for treating calcium deficiency by oral or intravenous administration. It also finds a place in animal nutrition.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006


A gallstone is a solid crystal deposit that forms in the gallbladder, which is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile salts until they are needed to help digest fatty foods. There is no permanent medical cure for gallstones. Although there are medical measures that can be taken to remove stones or relieve symptoms, they are only temporary. Cow Bezoar is a type of gallstone that grows in a sick cow. When afflicted with it, the cow becomes emaciated, eats little grass, and drinks lots of water. It lacks strength for walking and its eyes turn red.

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Monday, October 09, 2006

trochus buttons

I would like manufacturers of trochus buttons know that I have a complete factory of used Italian machines for sale. There are on Pohnpei in Micronesia.If you can help, please let me know.Thank you-- Bob Arthurthe VillagePO Box 339Pohnpei, FM

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide is most commonly made by fusing and "boiling" ammonium nitrate to form steam, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, ammonium nitrate 'fog' and small amounts of very toxic higher oxides of nitrogen. Nitrous oxide drug is often mislabeled as an 'inhalant', implying it bears a relation to substances such as glue, gasoline, or aerosol sprays. The drug currently (as of 2005) enjoys moderate popularity in some countries. It was often sold at Grateful Dead and Phish concerts. N2O is widely used clinically because of its good analgesic properties; however, it is a relatively weak anesthetic, requiring high volume percent and hyperbaric conditions to achieve the minimal alveolar concentration for anesthesia

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Friday, October 06, 2006


Isothiocyanates are largely found locked in the form of glucosinolates and are found largely in cruciferous vegetables such as brocolli and Brussels sprouts, as well as in wasabi and watercress. A method of preparing products including pharmaceutical compositions, food or drink products, supplements or additives, skin or hair products, and agricultural products which contain isothiocyanate oil extracted from glucosinolate-containing plants.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006


ASTAXANTHIN, a member of the carotenoid family, is a dark-red pigment which is the main carotenoid found in the marine world of algae and aquatic animals. A demand for natural ASTAXANTHIN is now emerging in the fast-growing, multi-billion dollar nutraceutical market; in particular, increasing evidence suggests that ASTAXANTHIN was shown to be a much more powerful antioxidant than vitamins C and E, or than other carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin, among others.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

CMP Slurries

Chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) is used during the semiconductor manufacturing process to planarize individual layers in complex integrated circuits to customer-specific parameters.The market for CMP equipment alone will reach almost $1 billion dollars in 2006. CMP slurry and CMP pad markets have also grown substantially in the last five years.

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