Semicon Taiwan 2020 Heater Discussion

Semicon Taiwan 2020

White Knight displayed a range of chemical delivery pumps, ultrapure bellows and diaphragm pumps, tanks, and solvent heaters. This is the first live show for White Knight since the acquisition of the California-based manufacturing companies, Imtec Acculine and Heateflex Corporation.

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Graco Sanispray HP Electrostatic-airless Disinfectant Sprayers

Graco Aids in the Fight Against COVID-19

Graco SaniSpray is helping hospitals, factories, and other facilities stay safe and clean during the pandemic. With the continuing spread of COVID-19, it is important to ensure that we are meeting the proper CDC guidelines for disinfecting our facilities. Often at times, basic and effective sanitation is overlooked. However, with the right equipment, businesses can…

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Semicon China 2021

SEMICON China 2020 Postponed

SEMI released an official statement that SEMICON/FPD China 2020 will be postponed due to the spread of COVID-19. Originally scheduled for March 18-20, the association, in communication with the Shanghai government secured new dates for the event. The exhibition is expected to continue from June 27-29 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). SEMICON/FPD…

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IMTEC Accumeg Accuheat Accubath Accudry

IMTEC Acquisition

White Knight Fluid Handling Inc., a subsidiary of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), announced today that Graco has acquired the business of Imtec, a California-based manufacturer of quartz fluid management and heating equipment for the semiconductor, solar, LED, displays and electronics industries, as well as other markets.

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White Knight at Semicon Taiwan 2019

White Knight Introduces Heateflex Products at SEMICON Taiwan

White Knight and Heateflex joined SCH Electronics Co., Ltd., to exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan, held in Taipei from September 18-20. Heateflex exhibited its latest product, the Aquarius® deionized (DI) water heater. Since the company’s acquisition, Heateflex also joined White Knight Fluid Handling, the company’s new parent company at the show. White Knight exhibited the Heateflex…

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Heateflex Heaters

Heateflex Acquisition

White Knight Fluid Handling Inc., a subsidiary of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), announced today that Graco has acquired the business of Heateflex, a California-based manufacturer of ultra-pure fluid and gas heating equipment for the semiconductor, solar, LED, displays and electronics industries, as well as other markets.

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Heateflex Semicon West 2019

Heateflex Showcases Wide Range of Products at SEMICON West 2019

Heateflex recently attended the annual SEMICON West trade show in San Francisco, held at the Moscone Center from July 9-11. In the booth, the company displayed almost a complete line of its fluid heaters, including inert gas heaters, solvent heaters, immersion heaters, in-line fluid heaters, and the latest model of the Aquarius® deionized water heating…

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Heateflex HC Housing Injection Molded with Extruded Pipe

PTFE and PFA Fluoropolymers: a Comparison of Particulate Contamination and Process Purity

A Comparison of Particulate Contamination and Process Purity Advanced semiconductors are now being manufactured at device geometries of 10 nm and below. At these dimensions, the chip’s circuitry is incredibly dense, and particulate contamination, which can lead to chip failure, is a major concern. With particle contamination in mind, Heateflex Corporation and Saint-Gobain High Purity…

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Heateflex Semicon China 2019

Heateflex Displays Latest Aquarius System at SEMICON China 2019

Heateflex attended SEMICON China in Shanghai on March 2019 exhibiting with SCH Electronics Co., Ltd. On display was the latest Aquarius® DI Water Heater System, featuring new design upgrades. Engineered to deliver high flows of continuous, at-temperature hot DI water, Aquarius incorporates an innovative Power-to-Flow Control™ feature that provides one of the most accurate temperature…

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Sanitary Design Considerations in Choosing a Fluid Heater

Sanitary Design Considerations in Choosing a Fluid Heater Sanitary design for heaters in food processing applications boils down to two considerations; eliminating possible locations in the heater where contamination could occur, and engineering the heater for optimal clean-in-place efficiency during operations. Preventing contamination and ensuring a clear fluid path are essential in industries with high…

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Heateflex Displays New Sanitary-Design Fluid Heater at MD&M West 2019

Heateflex exhibited for the first time at the MD&M (Medical Design & Manufacturing) West trade show, held in Anaheim, CA from February 5-7. The company showcased it’s new True Sanitary In-Line Heater, engineered specifically for the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries where both hygiene and cleanliness are essential requirements. The new 316L stainless steel heater…

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Heateflex Partners with SPS-Europe B.V. at SEMICON Europa

Heateflex joined European distributor SPS-Europe B.V. to exhibit at SEMICON Europa, held in Munich, Germany from November 13-16. The company showed off its compact nitrogen gas heater, a 316L stainless steel design with an electropolish internal finish. Featuring a tri-clamp sanitary fitting between the heater and the housing, this eliminates threads and possible sources of…

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Heateflex Heaters on Display at SEMICON Taiwan

Heateflex teamed up with SCH Electronics Co., Ltd., to exhibit at SEMICON Taiwan, held in Taipei from September 5-7. Heateflex exhibited both its Aquarius® deionized (DI) water heater and its HC model PFA ultra-pure in-line fluid heater. Designed for high purity heating applications requiring accurate temperature control, the Aquarius features the innovative Power-to-Flow Control™ system.…

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SEMICON West Displays a Wide Range of Heateflex Products

Heateflex traveled to San Francisco to attend the annual SEMICON West trade show, held in the city’s Moscone Convention Center from July 10 to July 12. The Heateflex booth featured a nearly complete range of the company’s products for semiconductor manufacturing, including the latest model of the Aquarius™ deionized water heater, the Vesper™ heat exchanger,…

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Demeter System Displayed at IAFP 2018

Heateflex participated in the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting and Convention, held in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 8-11. The company’s exhibit was focused on the innovative Demeter™ media preparation system for commercial food testing labs. Demeter automates the media preparation steps in testing for common food pathogens, including e coli, listeria,…

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Heateflex Partners with SPS-Asia at the SEMICON Southeast Asia Trade Show

Heateflex attended SEMICON Southeast Asia from May 22-24, held for the first time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the new Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). Heateflex exhibited in the booth of SPS-Asia, the company’s distributor for the Southeast Asia region. Featured products included the latest Aquarius deionized (DI) water heater, in-line fluid heaters,…

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CBA Debubbler Pressure Vessels

CBA Series Debubblers

Remove Bubbles from Chemical Delivery Processes CBA Series debubblers reduce bubbles from high-purity chemical delivery and wafer process systems. They feature 4-in inside diameters, which offer debubbling greater surface area. They are available in…

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Automating Media Preparation for Food Pathogens Testing

Demeter™ Media Preparation System Featured in Food Quality & Safety Magazine Heateflex Corporation has developed an automated media preparation system, the Demeter™, that can dramatically increase productivity in the media preparation step while increasing test accuracy. One lab manager’s experience in using the Demeter in day-to-day testing operations is described in an article published in…

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White Knight Facility Expansion Groundbreaking 2018

Facility Expansion

White Knight is expanding our facility in Kamas, UT. Today, we broke ground on the Phase 2 addition, which will be twice the size of the current White Knight manufacturing facility. Phase 2 is expected to be completed in summer of 2018. Phase 3…

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Heateflex CEO Jorge Ramirez with the Aquarius DI Water Heater

Heateflex Exhibits Precision Fluid Heaters at SEMICON China

Representing Heateflex Corporation, Jorge Ramirez, attended SEMICON China held from March 14-16 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Heateflex exhibited in the booth of SCH Electronics Co. Ltd., the company’s distributor for the China and Taiwanese markets.  Products showcased included the latest model of the Aquarius deionized (DI) water heater, as well as…

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Heateflex Finishes 2017 with Exhibition at SEMICON Japan

Heateflex partnered with Hugle Electronics at SEMICON Japan held from December 13-15 at Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center. The company exhibited the latest Aquarius system for heating deionized water, designed to exceed the most recent SEMI S3 standards for process liquid heating systems. The new Aquarius includes a number of safety and convenience upgrades, as…

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SEMICON Europa Features Aquarius DI Water Heater

Heateflex reinforced its commitment to the European semiconductor market by exhibiting at SEMICON Europa, held in Munich, Germany from November 14-17. The company showed off the latest model of its Aquarius deionized water heating system, along with its line of acid etch in-line fluid heaters, in the booth of European distributor SPS-Europe. For the first…

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LHA030 Laminar Flow Pump

LHA Series Laminar Flow Pumps

LHA Series laminar flow pumps offer steady flow rates up to 30 lpm and feature process-safe PTFE and PFA flow paths. They are capable of up to 100°C (212°F) fluid temperatures, 5.5 Bar (80 psi) air supply pressures, and suction lift up to 3 m (10 ft).

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Heateflex Showcases Aquarius System at SEMICON Taiwan

Heateflex joined, SCH Electronics Co., Ltd., at the recent SEMICON Taiwan show, held in Taipei from September 13 to 15. Heateflex displayed the latest Aquarius model for heating deionized (DI) water. The new system features a number of safety and convenience upgrades such as enhanced operator interface and information display capabilities. With the new PLC…

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Demeter System Draws Crowds at Food Safety Summit

For the second year in a row, Heateflex exhibited at the Food Safety Summit (FSS) conference. The show was held in Rosemont, IL from May 8-11 where Heateflex exhibited the Demeter™ automated media preparation system. The Demeter has effectively increased testing, productivity, and accuracy where it is used in pathogens testing by food safety labs.…

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Heateflex Joins SCH Electronics At SEMICON China

Heateflex Corporation exhibited with SCH Electronics Co., LTD. at SEMICON China, held in Shanghai from March 15 through 17. SCH is a leading provider of products and services in Asia for the semiconductor, flat panel display, PV, and LED manufacturing industries. In addition, SCH is the distributor for Heateflex across China and Taiwan. Representing Heateflex…

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Reducing Total Package Oxygen

Reducing Total Package Oxygen – The Basics of a Foaming Device in Beer Bottling Using Heated, Ultra-Pure Water Many experts agree that the taste and quality of beer is best when it is first filled into a container. However, the presence of oxygen in the liquid results in oxidation, a major contributor to degrading beer flavor, quality,…

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Heateflex Demeter Dispense Heaters

Heateflex Ships First Demeter Media Preparation System To Marshfield Food Safety Labs

Innovative New Product Improves Productivity and Accuracy in Food Testing Labs Arcadia, CA-April 25, 2016– Heateflex Corporation, a global leader in high-purity industrial heating systems, today announced that it has shipped the company’s first Demeter system for automating media preparation in food testing labs to Marshfield Food Safety.  The initial Demeter will be installed in…

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Reducing Total Package Oxygen Levels in Bottled Beer

Heateflex’s Gambrinus reduces Total Package Oxygen (TPO) by more than 50% in a pilot test where it increases the quality and shelf life of bottled beer. Oxygen can diminish the product flavor, overall quality, and shelf life for numerous sensitive products such as bottled beer. Lowering the oxygen levels in a beer bottle’s headspace reduces…

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Heateflex Launches Automated Media Preparation System

Heateflex Corporation has launched a product designed to streamline the media preparation process in food testing labs. Heateflex’s new Demeter Food Microbiology Automated Media Preparation System automates the traditionally manual, dehydrated media reagent step for increased testing throughput and accuracy. The system records the volumetric amounts and temperatures (NIST traceable) used in a test, feeding…

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White Knight PSB100 AODD Chemical Delivery Pumps

PSB100 Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pump

White Knight has released the PSB100 air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump as a direct retrofit replacement for other chemical delivery pumps. PSB100 AODD pumps feature PTFE and PFA fluid paths for high-purity chemical delivery, dispense and transfer applications.

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Heateflex Introduces Demeter™ Media Preparation System for Food Microbiology Labs

Automated System Increases Lab Throughput, Improves Testing Accuracy and Traceability ARCADIA, CA – Nov. 10, 2015 – Heateflex Corporation, a global leader in high-purity industrial heating systems, today introduced a new product, Demeter, designed to streamline the media preparation process in commercial food-testing labs. Demeter automates the traditionally manual, dehydrated media reagent preparation step in…

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Heateflex Introduces Gambrinus™ Total Package Oxygen (TPO) Reducer for Beer-Bottling Lines

Customer-Verified Total Package Oxygen Reducer for Beer Bottling Lines in Pilot Commercial Installation  ARCADIA, Calif.–Nov. 2, 2015 – Heateflex Corporation, a global leader in high-purity industrial heating systems, today introduced a new product, Gambrinus, designed to reduce Total Package Oxygen (TPO) in beer-bottling lines. The initial Gambrinus has been installed and tested in a high-volume…

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New ISO Regulations Clarify Water Purity Standards for Food Testing Labs

Newer Regulations Clarify Food Microbiology Parameters for Labs Synopsis: Heateflex’s Jacob Bowland describes the problems with different classification systems of water purity within the food microbiology testing laboratory setting.  High quality water is essential in food testing labs in order to ensure that the accuracy and validity of the tests. Water for food testing is classified in terms…

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Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Below 14nm Requires Innovative New Products

Semiconductor Manufacturers Develop New Technology for Advanced Process Nodes Synopsis: Advanced semiconductor manufacturers operating below the 14 nm technology node requires advances in lithography, mask, film and etch. With the complexities of modern chip circuit design, every step within the manufacturing process must be closely monitored in order to control and manage quality. By doing…

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Heateflex HC PFA Ultra-Pure In-Line Fluid Heaters

Heateflex Introduces New HC In-Line Heater and Heater/Mixers for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Innovative Design Provides Enhanced Cleanliness and Reliability for Advanced Process Applications TAIPAI, TAIWAN, September 2, 2015 – Heateflex Corporation, a leader in precise temperature control in ultra-pure industrial applications, today at SEMICON Taiwan 2015, unveiled two new products for the in-line heating and heating/mixing of liquids used in semiconductor manufacturing. HC In-Line Heaters and Heater/Mixers…

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Innovative new HC In-Line Heater from Heateflex Enhances the Cleanliness of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Process

(Microelectronics Magazine) Synopsis: To meet the critical requirements for cleanliness and reliability in advanced semiconductor manufacturing, Heateflex has unveiled a new in-line heater and heater/mixer in which the input manifold can be rotated 360 degrees. These two products are small, and the all-PFA wetted surface enables the heater to reach temperature set points in the shortest amount…

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White Knight PHC40 High-Pressure Pump

PHC40 High-Pressure Pump

PHC40 electronically-controlled pneumatic metering pump offers up to 40 bar (580 psi) liquid discharge pressures and is capable of receiving up to 7 Bar (100 psi) air supply pressure. It dispenses up to 60 ml per minute.

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White Knight PPMC Mini-Pump for High-Purity Chemicals

PPMC300 Mini Pump

White Knight has released the PPMC Mini Pumps, which feature PTFE and PFA fluid paths for high-purity chemical processes. The pumps are capable of up to 300 ml/min flow rates and 160 psi discharge pressures.

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White Knight High-Tech Facility Award

Semicon Taiwan 2015

Vice Chair of The High-Tech Facility Committee, Arthur Chuang Ph.D., Sr. Director of NFDD at TSMC, presenting Lindi Liao, White Knight Taiwan, the plaque for contribution appreciation for The High-Tech-Facility Forum during Semicon Taiwan.

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Flow Pressure Control Systems Demonstration Semicon West 2015

Semicon West 2015

White Knight demonstrated high-purity flow and pressure control systems, metering pumps and pressure regulators at Semicon West 2015. Demonstrations compared White Knight systems to centrifugal systems for flow pulsation, filter retention and temperature stability.

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White Knight Closed-Loop Presentation at Semicon West 2014

Semicon West 2014

White Knight attended Semicon West 2014 to release new fluid handling solutions and to present important technical data from tests done on the closed-loop control systems. The response from distributors, OEMs and customers was simply overwhelming.

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White Knight High-Purity Pressure Vessels

CPA Series Pressure Vessels

White Knight’s recently released pressure vessels offer high-purity chemical dispense with absolutely no pulsation. They provide laminar flow at the point of use and serve as holding or mixing tanks for high-purity chemicals. They feature chemically-resistant PTFE and PFA fluid paths for dispense and mixing applications.

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White Knight Non-Metalic High-Purity Filter Housings

FHA Series Filter Housings

White Knight’s FHA Series filter housings combine compact size, superior containment, and high-flow performance. The housings contain no metal parts and allow for filters to be changed without disconnecting liquid lines.

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White Knight PEM050 Electronic Metering Pumps

PEM050 Electronic Metering Pump

White Knight Fluid Handling is pleased to announce the release of the much-anticipated PEM050 electronic metering pump for chemical replenishing, blending, dosing, and spiking applications. The PEM050 dispense up to 50 ml of high-purity chemical with ±0.01% repeatability at high pressures (60-80 psi). They feature PTFE fluid paths and fully supported rolling diaphragms to…

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Test Report Filter Retention Levitronix Pump

Effect of Two Pumps on Filter Retention

This report compares pressure and flow pulsations from a White Knight closed-loop control system and Levitronix system and evaluates their effect on the retention efficiency of a membrane filter. The White Knight system featured a PSA060 bellows pump; the Levitronix system used a BPS-4 centrifugal pump.

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White Knight Closed-Loop Control Pump Systems

2013 Best of West Finalist

Solid State Technology and SEMI have selected the Closed-Loop Control System as a 2013 Best of West Award finalist. The closed-loop system provides complete control of high-purity chemical processes and delivery systems with customizable feedback capability to maintain optimum system performance. It is designed to support process tools that require a set flow or pressure at the point of use.

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White Knight CPC-1 Closed-Loop Controller

CPC-1 Closed-Loop Controller

The Closed-Loop Controller (CPC-1) automatically adjusts to maintain a set pressure or flow rate in high purity, closed-loop chemical pumping systems to compensate for variables in wafer processes, such as opening/closing chamber valves or clogging filters. The controlled closed-loop system improves process repeatability, increases chip yields, and simplifies automation to save customers time and resources.…

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White Knight CPT Cycle-Rate Translator

CPT-1 Cycle Rate Translator

White Knight’s Cycle Rate Translator (CPT-1) enables pump swap-outs in existing tools. The CPT-1 operates White Knight pumps at their optimal cycle rate and communicates a scaled operational cycle rate to match that expected by the tool. It also manages cycle rate errors and eliminates steady-state cycle rate alarms.

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White Knight DBA & DBH Series Pulse Dampeners

DBA & DBH Series Pulse Dampeners

DBA and DBH Series in-line and top-mount pulse dampeners augment the capabilities of White Knight high purity pumps. They reduce pulsation in fluid systems to improve flow control, increase batch yields, protect filters, fittings and pipes, and minimize downtime for system repairs. DBA and DBH Series dampeners operate in temperatures up to 100°C (212°F) and 145°C (293°F), respectively.

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White Knight PSD Seires AODD Diaphragm Pumps

PSD Series AODD Pumps

  PSD Series air-operated double-diaphragm pumps, or AODD pumps, for industrial chemical, semiconductor, solar, LEDs and flat-panel display manufacturing markets offer improved performance, optimized efficiency, simplified maintenance, and reduced noise levels. Their leak-proof, icing-resistant plastic design provides constant, reliable, and safe operation – even with the most corrosive chemicals. PSD Series pumps are available in…

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White Knight PPM100 Pneumatic Metering Pumps

PPM100 Pneumatic Metering Pump

White Knight’s high-purity PPM100 pneumatic metering pumps feature PTFE fluid paths. They are capable of dispensing up to 100 ml of corrosive media with +/-0.1% repeatability at high-pressure (60-85 psi). The pumps offer adjustable flow rates for use in single-wafer processing tools or premix vessels to ensure exact chemistry mixtures, and they allow for in-situ mixing directly at the head.

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Five Utah Best of State Medals

White Knight Wins 2012 Best of State Awards

White Knight has won five prestigious Best of State® Awards for 2012 — more than any other company in Utah. The awards were won for achievements in the Production & Manufacturing, Science & Technology, and Community Development categories.

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American Psychological Association Workplace Health Award

2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

White Knight received Utah Psychological Association’s 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award, which recognizes organizations for workplace practices that create positive work environments. White Knight has dozens of programs intended to improve employee health and well-being, and many also improve the employee performance as well as the company’s products.

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Semiconductor International Editors Choice Best Product

Semiconductor International Editors Choice Best Product

White Knight’s AT Series pumps were the world’s first metal-free Teflon® pumps capable of distributing chemistry at temperatures up to 210°C (410°F) in constant or thermal cycling applications. The pumps are capable of air supply pressures up to 4 Bar (60 psi), and they perform safely and reliably for the entirety of their one-year warranty.

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DuPont Plunkett Award for Innovation with Teflon

DuPont Plunkett Award for Innovation with Teflon®

White Knight’s Pneumatic Logic® was third place winner of the 1997 DuPont Plunkett Award for Innovation with Teflon® , to recognize outstanding uses of DuPont™ polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) fluoropolymers to create inventive market solutions that benefit the environment, showcase extraordinary innovation, or deliver a market-changing applications.

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