NIR-2009 Exhibition

26 stands were taken and the exhibitors supported the conference. We took the opportunity to talk to most of them.

Asia has embraced the practical application of NIR. It is used it in fruit packing lines, to monitor the optimum time to pick fruit and in supermarkets to allow shoppers to determine the quality of high-value fruits. The Saika company were demonstrating a fruit sorting machine that was actually working in one corner of the exhibition. It was analysing mangosteens and mangoes for sweetness and for internal disorders: insect infestations and other damage. The development of the machine was jointly funded by the Japanese government, since previously all mangosteens imported into Japan first had to be cut in half to check for damage and then rejoined with tape! NIR provides a non-destructive alternative. Professor Graeme Batten of Sea Spec in Australia and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy kindly took me through the basics of the machine and we were able to see it correctly sorting mangosteens.

ASD Inc.

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Ian Michael spoke to Dan Shiley, Applications Chemist, on the TSKAY Technologies stand.

 

Büchi Labortechnik AG

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Ian Michael talked to Dr Jochen Knecht, Director, NIR Spectroscopy.

 

Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH

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Ian Michael spoke to Dr Torsten Buettner of the Optical Sensor Business Unit.

 

Headwall Photonics, Inc.

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Ian Michael spoke to Jay Zakrzewski, Director, Business Development, on the stand of their distributor, NIR Technology Systems.

 

NIR-Online GmbH

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Ian Michael spoke to Tomas Qvarfort, Chief Knowledge Officer.

 

Perten Instruments AB

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Ian Michael spoke to Bengt Sahlin, Vice President Sales

 

Polychromix, Inc.

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Ian Michael talked to Dr David D. Day, Vice President of Product Development.

 

Polytec GmbH

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Ian Michael talked to Hilmar Krüger of the Analytics Business Unit.

 

Q-Interline A/S

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Ian Michael spoke to Anders Larsen, Founder and CEO.

 

Saika Technological Institute Foundation

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Ian Michael talks with Professor Graeme Batten of Sea Spec Pty Ltd, who describes Saika's fruit sorting machine.

 

Specim and UmBio

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Ian Michael spoke to Esko Herrala, Chairman of Specim Imaging Ltd,

 

and Dr Susanne Wiklund Lindström, Application Expert with UmBio AB

 

tec5 AG

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Ian Michael spoke to Steffen Piecha, Manager, Business Unit Systems.

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Ian Michael talked to Glenn Grayston, Molecular Product Specialist.

 

 

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