Chemicals, refining, electronics, finishing, food processing, plastics, packaging, printing, pharmaceuticals and pulp/paper/converting: Industries with at least two things in common -- the use of heat during the manufacturing process and Process Heating magazine. If you're in need of new heat processing equipment or just want to know what's available, consider this issue your heat processing survival kit.

In this Product Marketplace, you will find more than 150 product descriptions covering every industry I just mentioned and almost any way you can think of process heating. And while the equipment, systems and supplies are available exactly as described, many also can be customized to suit your specific needs. That means if you think it might work, it's worth a call to the manufacturer to describe your application in detail. To make that easy for you, we've included phone numbers and web addresses with each of the product listings in this guide. You also can put the Internet to work for you by going directly to the web sites of those companies in which you are interested.

More Tools Online

If, after looking through the products in this issue, you still can't find what you need, consider using our online Equipment Overviews. Offered exclusively, our interactive Equipment Overviews cover nine key equipment categories -- ovens, convection and conduction heaters, temperature controllers, burners, heat exchangers, infrared heaters, heat transfer fluids, dryers and temperature sensors -- as well as the engineering assistance topics of testing facilities and heat processing consultants.

Each online Equipment Overview includes an advanced search function that allows you to select an “and” or “or” search. If you select “and,” the advanced search function finds only those companies that meet all of the criteria you select from the checklist. If you select “or,” the search function will find all of the companies that meet at least one of your criteria. You also can use built-in hyperlinks to suppliers' sites to quickly get a closer look at a potential supplier. And, you can submit requests for more information online with just a few clicks on your keyboard. To try it out, point your browser to and click on “Equipment Overviews” under Resources heading on the tan navigation bar on the left.

Explore the wonderful world of heat processing and our Product Marketplace. We promise a comprehensive selection that should help you find exactly what you are looking for.