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8 August 2016

Discourage or subsidise gamma irradiators?

The current issue of Physics Today includes an interesting article “Discourage or subsidise gamma irradiators? NNSA does both“. iia members are engaged in the work being undertaken by Fermi Labs and Dr Robert Kephart will be giving a presentation about super conducting RF linacs for industry at IMRP 18. IMRP (International Meeting on Radiation Processing) is […]

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5 August 2016

Security Security – update for iia Members

In late 2014 the International Irradiation Association (iia) engaged with a variety of organisations in North America in order to respond to the proposed wording of Section 402 of the Draft 2015 U.S. Appropriations Bill. In its original form the Bill would have had far reaching implications for the irradiation community. The actions undertaken at […]

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3 August 2016

Michael Petras appointed as CEO of Sterigenics

Michael Petras was appointed as Sterigenics CEO with effect from 20 June 2016. Michael Petras succeeds Michael Mulhern who has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Sterigenics Board. Further details are available in the Press Release that can be accessed via the link.

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20 July 2016


iia member Tongxing have prepared a brief update on their Cobalt 60 supply offering in the attached paper: Cobalt 60 supplies from Tongxing

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15 July 2016


It is with great sadness that we report the sudden and unexpected death of Rocco Basson yesterday evening. Rocco was a pioneer of the radiation processing industry and someone who devoted himself to the utilization and growth of radiation technology. In recent years Rocco has worked tirelessly to enable Hepro Cape Town to meet USDA APHIS […]

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14 July 2016


Ionisos have announced that Ardian, a private investment company, have acquired a majority stake in iia member Ionisos. Press Release – French Press Release – English Ionisos website

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11 July 2016

iia IRaP Awards

The 12th Meeting of the Ionizing Radiation & Polymers symposium will be organized by French Atomic commission (CEA) and the Center of Research on Ions Materials and Photonics (CIMAP) in cooperation with IAEA, Andra, Areva and iia. iia has established a strong working relationship with the organisers of IRaP and is pleased to be supporting […]

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6 July 2016

Food Irradiation

iia participated in a meeting held at Aérial in Strasbourg in June 2016 between two representatives of the European Commission (Health Directorate / Food Hygiene Unit) and several experts in food irradiation. Since the publication of European Directives 1999/2/EC and 1999/3/EC, the quantities of food irradiated in the European Union have dwindled to 7.972 tons in […]

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5 July 2016


The International Irradiation Association (iia) and the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) are joining forces to organise a Workshop: “The Security of Gamma Irradiation Facilities used for Industrial and Research Irradiation” The Workshop will be held immediately after the International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP) conference at the Westin hotel in Vancouver, Canada on […]

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30 June 2016

Reviss Update

We understand that Reviss have concluded discussions with a new investor and have secured access to some Cobalt 60 which will become available in late 2016/early 2017. Reviss are presently communicating with potential customers. More information will be posted in the coming days.

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