D I S T I L L A T E S Newsletter
Please RSVP to Kevin Keating at keating_kevin at lilly.com or 317-651-1698 by TOMORROW OCTOBER 15th (sorry about the short notice) Micronutrients is a division of Heritage Technologies, LLC, one of twenty-plus privately-owned businesses which comprise The Heritage Group of companies, based in Indianapolis and having combined annual revenues of greater than $1 billion. Micronutrients was founded on the belief that inorganic minerals could be economically produced in a chemical form that would satisfy the conflicting demands of improved food stability and excellent bioavailability. This was achieved by crystallizing salts with low water solubility but rapid reactivity in gastric fluids, which inherently have a strong complexing capability. Our pioneering work, demonstrating the advantages of basic metal salts as nutritional sources of essential trace metals resulted in issuance of several U.S. and international patents covering the use of such compounds in food, feed and fertilizers. Their first product was basic copper chloride (trademarked Micronutrients TBCC®). Since being introduced in 1994, it has been very well received by nutritionists in commercial animal production. Benefits of using TBCC include reduced handling costs, improved animal growth, high bioavailability, less oxidative destruction of vitamins, superior blending in feed mixtures and reduced environmental impact. Currently it is being used in feed formulations for most species, including chickens, turkeys, pigs, beef and dairy cattle, and horses. More recently, they have been working on commercialization of a zinc analog, called Micronutrients TBZC (for tetrabasic zinc chloride). Animal studies have shown that, like copper, its bioavailability is somewhat better than the corresponding sulfate salt. It has also been found more effective than zinc oxide as a growth promoter in baby pigs. Like TBCC, its low reactivity and very low hygroscopicity are advantageous in a feed mixture. Their long-range goal is to design an entire family of essential trace mineral salts (iron, manganese, zinc and copper) with similar characteristics. They are pleased to play an active role in the animal feed industry and to continually demonstrate their commitment to this industry through investments in research and our ISO 9001:2000 quality system. Their website address is www.micronutrients.net We will be meeting there at 5:45 pm Directions: Facility address: 1550 Research Way Indianapolis, IN 46231 (317) 486-5880 We are located just north west of the airport. From 465 (west side) take US 40 west. Stay on US 40 past Girls School Road. Turn right on Research Way. (Research Way is located in the Washington Industrial Park. There is a Bank One facility on the east corner of US 40 and Research Way. If you go under the railroad overpass you have gone too far.) Stay on Research Way. Micronutrients is near the end, at the corner of Research Way and Miles Drive (on the left).
October 19, 2004: Plant Tour (Micronutrients) November 6, 2004: Exhibit at the Children's Museum December 2004: Off January 2005: Presentation on Network Security at Optivel, Inc. February 2005: Plant Tour March 24, 2005: Presentation by Hershey Foods; this meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Chemical Society April 2005: Open for suggestions May 2005: Annual meeting of the local section
As we enjoy this, ahem, lovely fall weather, I'd like to welcome everyone back from the AIChE "summer break." First, congratulations and welcome to our new officers: Kevin Keating - Chairman of the AIChE Indianapolis Section, Daniel Harper - Vice-Chairman John Elliot - Secretary/Treasurer and thank you to: Tom Leas - 2003/2004 Chairman, for his year of service as he transitions into the role of "Past Chairman" Alan Schmidt - 2002/2003 Chairman, 2003/2004 Past Chairman as he transitions into the role of "Really Great Guy without an executive title" and continues to serve as our Government Relations Liason Second, I'm looking forward to a great year with some really excellent programs. I invite those of you who have not yet come to any of our events to make the time to come hang out with some fellow Chem E's and enjoy the sessions we have planned. Yours in service, Lia M. Treffman
National Chemistry Week at the Indianapolis Children's Museum - November 6, 2004 The November AIChE event will be our participation in national chemistry week at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. This year's theme is health and wellness. The ACS web site provided the following quote: "This year's National Chemistry Week focus on making healthy choices and being active will allow lots of people to live longer, healthier lives. But sometimes, the miracles of science have to step in and help out. By combining the benefits of prevention (eating well, exercising, and of course, not smoking) with the promise of scientific discovery we can ensure a healthier tomorrow for all of us.” - Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., Surgeon General, United States of America We have already reserved a spot for AIChE. Now all we need is a good exhibit! If anyone (yes, we mean YOU!!!) has any thoughts on what we could do, please reply to this email and your friendly neighborhood newsletter editor will pass them on to the Executive Committee. For example, we have one idea on the table: One thing that I think about is food that used to be considered bad for you that is now good. It may make an interesting poster board and actual samples could be in front. Such as: tomatoes were thought to be poisonous since they are a member of the nightshade family, but are very beneficial due to lycopene. Flavonoids from red wine or red grape juice have been found beneficial in raising good HDL cholesterol level. Dark chocolate has lots of antioxidants and flavinoids that are good for you. (http://www.thenutritionreporter.com/flavonoids.html) Cranberries were thought to cause cancer, but are now seen as good for you. Montmorency tart cherry juice concentrate has university proven anti cancer benefits and helps mobility and provides relief from pain. Other examples could be noted. To VOLUNTEER to help with the poster (or whatever) or to take a time slot at the table, please contact Dan Harper at 317-234-3615 or DHARPER at dem.state.in.us*****************************************************************