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May, 2018

Shemanski named Alvernia Vice Chair

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Gregory J. Shemanski, president and CEO of Custom Processing Services, Inc., has been named Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Alvernia University. He will serve with Michael Fromm, CEO of Fromm Electric Supply Corp., who was elected Chair of the Board. Vice Chair Gregory J. Shemanski has been a member of Alvernia’s Board of Trustees of since June 2014. As President and CEO of Custom Processing Services, he was involved in the award-winning company’s formation and growth that now includes two locations and 130 employees. He holds a […]

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CPS wins BFTP grant

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PRESS RELEASE  Date: May 1, 2018 Custom Processing Services, Inc. has been awarded an established manufacturer investment from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP). Custom Processing Services, Reading, PA, will receive $32,855 from BFTP/NEP to partner with Lehigh University’s Enterprise Systems Center to complete a comprehensive analysis of the inventory management process and begin implementation of identified recommendations for improvement. This will help CPS maintain its standing as a leading provider of sophisticated air-jet milling, micronizing, blending, and testing of powdered materials on a contract and toll […]

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CPS CEO sees small particles creating big future

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Interview: Gregg Shemanski, President and Co-founder, Custom Processing Services Gregg Shemanski is president and co-founder of Custom Processing Services, based in Reading, PA. He and Jeff Klinger founded the company, which specializes in particle size reduction and allied services for numerous technical grade and cGMP materials, including technical ceramics, waxes, pigments, minerals, and pharmaceutical ingredients. Custom Processing Services excels in commercializing the production of nanoparticles by utilizing fluidized bed jet milling and media milling. Gregg had previous experience with pulverizing equipment, micronizing, and mineral processing, including importation of raw material […]

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Entrepreneurial success via BFTP

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Gregg Shemanski, the entrepreneurial President and CEO of Custom Processing Services, Inc., credits BFTP (Ben Franklin Technology PArtners) NEP (Northeastern Pennsylvania) with helping him and Jeff Klinger in the early  days of the company. For more info on Ben Franklin Technology Partners, go to https://nep.benfranklin.org/  

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Size reduction just one use for mills

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Using a fluidized-bed jet mill for more than size reduction  By Gregg Shemanski and Becky Shemanski, Custom Processing Services The fluidized-bed jet mill has long been known as an excellent machine for reducing a wide range of friable or crystalline materials down to micron-sized powders (called micronizing), grinding partly brittle but low-melt materials without damaging them, and grinding abrasive materials without the danger of cross-contamination from metal abraded from the mill’s housing. But the mill has more uses, as well. There are many jet mill types, and all of them operate […]

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Blending & Recycling Glossary

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Glossary of Blending & Recycling  Terms – Custom Processing Services Tramp, Majors, Minors and Holds! Learn about the terminology used in recycling and blending operations. Batch: A blend or a repetition of a specific process and proportion of the same ingredients. Blend: Ingredients (s) processed to a specific proportion to make an item, as defined by an individual Process Specification Sheet. Campaign: From the start of time-period of activities on behalf of a customer to a conclusion. Campaigns may involve one singular product only, multiple products, multiple product lots, or […]

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New warehouse coming

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Flexibility, capacity, security, and speed. That’s what Custom Processing Services can offer more of at its East Greenville plant – all from a new warehouse. The 175 x 85 foot warehouse, now under construction, offers customers:    Swifter turnaround time Flexible scheduling Increased capacity for larger jobs Improved quality control The installation is scheduled for completion on December 29, 2015. Michael Bowman, project engineer, said the desire to continue to offer increased efficiency and lower costs to its customers prompted construction of a warehouse dedicated solely to secure storage. The […]

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Jaw Crushers Used for Grinding Abrasive Materials

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Jaw Crushers   Guide to Grinding Abrasive Materials: Primary Reduction by Gregg Shemanski, President and Founder of Custom Processing Services, Inc. I have been grinding materials or particle size reduction for over 30 years. I was introduced to making powder out of lead pigs in a ball mill at my fist job, and have been working in the field of particle size reduction in one form or another for most of my life. The purpose of this blog is not to show a complete listing of all types of particle size […]

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Ask an Expert – Preventing material build up during milling

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Ask an Expert: Avoiding material build up and screen blinding during milling Q: The heat generated from our milling operations causes material to build up and harden on the mill parts and causes screen blinding. How can we prevent these problems? Gregory J. Shemanski, Custom Processing Services, says: There are several different cooling methods that can help you avoid material build up and screen blinding during milling operations. In an impact or mechanical grinding milling system, the traditional cooling method is achieved by cooling the airstream with liquid nitrogen. This method […]

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Ask an Expert – How material feed rate control affects size reduction, mill effectiveness

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Jeffrey A. Klinger, Vice President and Co-founder of Custom Processing Services, Inc., discusses how material feed rate control affects size reduction, mill effectiveness – from  March 2015 Powder and Bulk Engineering PBE-News. Click on the link below to view article. Ask an Expert Feed Rate Ask an Expert: How material feed rate control affects size reduction, mill effectiveness Q: How does controlling material feed rate influence size reduction and a mill’s effectiveness? Jeffrey A. Klinger, Custom Processing Services, says: Material feed rate is one of the most important controls that […]

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