News

11May2017

Ionics SA officially opens a second gamma irradiator

In presence of numerous officials and customers, Ionics SA opened their second gamma irradiator on March 29, 2017 near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first gamma irradiator of Ionics SA, a company partly owned by the DS Group of Belgium, has been in operation for 25 years. Eight million dollars were invested in the new unit […]

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10May2017

Transport Facilitation Working Group

Transport Facilitation Working Group (TFWG)  set up in April 2014.It is an independent, multi-stakeholder group of experts whose role is to propose strategies and activities necessary to enable the efficient global transport of radioactive materials. TFWG submits reports to the Inter-Agency Group (IAG), composed of representatives of the IAEA, ICAO, and IMO Secretariats as well […]

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9May2017

iia meets the World Nuclear Association

iia met with the World Nuclear Association and the World Nuclear University in London yesterday. iia and the World Nuclear University both exhibited at ICARST in late April. Yesterday Paul Wynne met Agneta Rising (Director General) of the World Nuclear Association and held discussions with Dr Patricia Wieland (Head of the World Nuclear University) and […]

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6May2017

iia and WINS

Paul Wynne (International Irradiation Association – iia) and Pierre Legoux (World Institute for Nuclear Security – WINS) recently meet last week to discuss possible future initiatives and areas for co-operation. iia has attended a number of WINS workshops that address security and attended a WINS security culture workshop at the end of March. In November […]

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5May2017

ICARST 2017: How the IAEA Helps

The IAEA have posted a news item about ICARST on their website. The news posting explains who radiation, when used wisely and with the right safety precautions, can work wonders for our lives and the environment, making our world a safer, healthier and more secure place to live. Click on the link to visit the […]

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4May2017

Advanced Nano Materials session at ICARST

The International Irradiation Association attended and exhibited at the IAEA International Conference on Applications of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST). We have previously posted details of the agenda and abstracts for the conference which included many very interesting presentations. One very session addressed Advanced Nano Materials which would have been of interest to the medical […]

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3May2017

iia at ICARST

Last week iia exhibited at the first ICARST organised by the IAEA and held at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna. More than 20 iia members were present and valuable conversations were held with our members and those who are in the process of joining. In addition we were able to engage with a number […]

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27April2017

IMRP 19 -Strasbourg

The next International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP) will be held between the 1st and 5th April 2019. The Regional Sponsors for the conference are iia members IBA and Aerial. We have been promoting IMRP 19 whilst attending the IAEA ICARST conference this week. Organisations that are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at IMRP 19 […]

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25April2017

Security Update

The security of radioactive material remain a high priority for our industry. We endeavour to keep our members up-to-date on recent security news and developments and to promote current best practice. Members can view details of an update that is not directly related to our industry but which highlights the importance of security. The linked […]

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25April2017

Irradiation in India

Irradiation continues to make progress in India where about 20 gamma irradiators are now in operation. Seven of them are owned by various government organization, three being research and semi commercial facilities. Most irradiators have a design capacity between 0.5 and 1 MCi capacity. Among the five facilities dedicated to low and medium dose food […]

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