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O’Hara and AZO To Exhibit More Technology at INTERPHEX 2015


NEW YORK, NY; APRIL 17, 2015 – International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), sponsored by Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the premier industry event dedicated to showcasing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical innovation, technology and knowledge today announced O’Hara Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of solid dosage processing equipment, and AZO. Incorporated, specializing in the automated handling of large, medium and small components in granular, powder and liquid forms, will both be exhibiting MORE technologies at INTERPHEX 2015 taking place April 21-23 at the Javits Center in New York.

O'HaraO’Hara Technologies Inc. (OTI) is a recognized leader and expert in tablet coating technologies for the pharmaceutical industry. They supply machines ranging in size from small scale laboratory / R&D models to pilot scale lab models to full production batch models and continuous production models. Their advanced technology in continuous coating processes significantly shortens the production cycle time as well as improving process productivity. This is achieved through a shallower pan bed depth, a larger number of spray guns across the tablet bed and faster coating which provides a noticeable improvement in the coating uniformity in medium and high volume applications. Complementing the product offering is their advanced containment coating technology that can be added to most of their systems to enable companies to process tablets with highly potent API’s in a cost effective manner.  Learn more about what technologies they are exhibiting.

  • O'Hara Machine
  • O'Hara Machine
  • O'Hara Machine
  • O'Hara Machine

Azo“AZO is featuring a new special process, ViwateQ® Finish, that achieves ideal results between totally smooth and an acceptable degree of surface roughness for stainless steel that improves the overall cleanability of the equipment,” said Joseph M. Schobel, Director, AZO Business Unit-Food & Vital. “This new cleaning process reduces the risk of unwanted contact corrosion that occurs under dirt and keeps bacteriological contamination at a minimum.”

ViwateQ® Finish results in a uniform surface finish. This involves roughening surfaces that are too smooth (e.g. 2B mill finish sheets with 0.2 µm) to 0.35 µm, on the one hand, thus reducing adhesive forces. On the other hand, polished surfaces with Ra < 0.8 µm are improved in this process. After treatment with ViwateQ® Finish, the surface is considerably better in terms of cleaning results than surfaces with values of Ra < 0.8 µm that have merely been polished. ViwateQ® Finish removes the oxide film and all unwanted impurities simultaneously, including the erosion points in the welds area. ViwateQ® Finish does not damage the surface; however it smoothens and at the same time removes sharp points, which results in a better access to the deeper valleys for cleaning. A rippled pattern occurs, a type of lotus effect.  Immediately after treating the surface with ViwateQ® Finish, a new oxide layer is formed through natural passivation in the atmosphere.  ViwateQ® Finish is a physical treatment of the surface using a mixture of water and other components under high pressure.

About O’Hara Technologies Inc.
O’Hara Technologies Inc. is recognized in the global pharmaceutical processing market as a leading manufacturer of solid dosage processing equipment with new, innovative products coming on the market every year. The company is known for its unique technology solutions, which provide the best return on investment, and for its excellent customer service and support. The company is headquartered in Canada and has a broad network of factory trained representatives and technical support teams through North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. For further information please visit

About AZO. Incorporated
AZO provides reliable automation of production processes in the areas of foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and plastics. We plan, produce and install machines and systems all over the world for storing, unloading, sifting, transporting, dosing and weighing bulk goods, powder components, flavorings, additives, ultra-low quantities or fluids. Our systems make sure that all recipe components reach the correct processing operation at the right time and in the right quantity.

The AZO Group of companies with its headquarters in Osterburken, Germany, is a family firm now managed in the third generation. Our customers benefit from the high quality and reliability of our solutions as well as on more than 65 years of experience in automatic material supply. Time and time again, we look for the best solution for our customers from the drawing board, therefore we are now one of the world's leading companies when it comes to automatic handling of bulk goods and liquids. Visit us at

INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), sponsored by Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the single source for complete biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing solutions to safely and cost effectively process all dosage forms for life-enhancing drugs. It brings over 12,000 global pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals together with 600+ suppliers via 300,000sf of event space through a unique combination of exhibition, education, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events. INTERPHEX offers annual national and international industry events and educational opportunities around the world. For more information, visit and follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter (@INTERPHEX.) IPX Blog continues the learning beyond the show floor and INTERPHEX Connector is the new twice-weekly email industry insight and news briefing.

About PDA
The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the expertise of its nearly 10,000 members worldwide.


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