European process valve industry consolidates

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Strahman Valves of the US has expanded its product line and
increased its presence in Europe with the acquisition of MG Process
Valves. Both companies market a range of valves for the food and
beverage processing industries.

MG Process Valves will be renamed Strahman MG and will continue to operate from its main facility located in Mery, France.

In addition to expanded geographic coverage, the acquisition provides Strahman with the capability to supply a broader range of fabricated and cast valves, including soft-seated and metal-seated ram-type drain valves, piston-type sampling valves, multi-way diverter valves, spray rinse tank valves, rotating and sliding line blinds, and sanitary and biotech valves.

Furthermore, the merger gives Strahman a vehicle for expanding sales of its line of wash down equipment primarily used by the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, into international markets.

The valve industry is a highly innovative and important sector of food production. Current drives to achieve greater manufacturing efficiency have focused attention on every aspect of processing.

For example, International Dispensing Corporation's aseptic gravity flow valve technology has opened new markets for low acid, non-preserved products that until now could not be dispensed from a flexible bag or pouch.

Gary Allanson, president and co-inventor of the dispensing technology said, "IDC's GFV is the only disposable valve worldwide that is capable of travelling through an aseptic filler and able to dispense low acid, self stable products aseptically".

IDC, founded in 1995 and based in Maryland, US, is a research and development company that develops and manufactures leading edge packaging and aseptic dispensing solutions for the foodservice and pharmaceutical industries.

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