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100% Employee OwnedNewAge Industries AdvantaPure® Announces 100% Employee Ownership
Rewards Long-Term Employees & Secures a Succession Plan

Southampton, PA —Tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries is now 100% owned by its employees through an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). The ESOP is a retirement benefit that gives employee-owners a true stake in their futures. Ken Baker, CEO, sold portions of the business to the ESOP in three stages over the past thirteen years. September 2019 saw the completion of a decades-long plan to help ensure the continued success of the company and avoid a competitive buyout.


AdvantaPure BPOG tested tubingBPOG Extractables Testing of AdvantaPure®'s Key Silicone and TPE Tubing Products is Complete
Test Results Help Drug Manufacturers Compare Tubing

Southampton, PA — BPOG testing has been completed on AdvantaPure's primary product lines. The full BPOG (BioPhorum Operations Group) standardized extractables test protocol, involving six extraction solvents, tested to four different exposure times – 30 minutes, 7 days, 21 days and 70 days – and involving several analytical techniques, was performed by a fully-accredited, independent test lab.

"Some tubing manufacturers aren't testing to the full 70 day time period," noted Gregg Donovan, AdvantaPure’s Product Manager. "But many of our customers wanted complete testing, not a truncated and extrapolated version. We made the commitment and investment for full testing to satisfy our customers' needs."


AdvantaPure Welcomes Pennsylvania Senator Bob CaseyNewAge® Industries AdvantaPure Welcomes Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey
Discussions on Employee Ownership and Its Benefits Held

Southampton, PA — Plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries was honored to host Senator Bob Casey on Friday, January 11. Senator Casey visited to experience the culture of this employee-owned company and to hear about the value of employee ownership directly from its employee-owners.

Senator Casey participated in a round table discussion moderated by Jeff Johnson, a 28-year team member, who gave an overview of how and why Ken Baker, NewAge's CEO, arrived at the decision to become employee owned.


Celebrating 65 YearsNewAge® Industries Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

Southampton, PA — 2019 marks NewAge Industries' 65th year in business. Started in 1954, the company distributed plastic tubing for industrial uses and today manufactures dozens of tubing styles for markets such as biopharm and pharmaceutical, medical, food, appliance, chemical and for various applications involving fluid and gas transfer. NewAge is employee owned and prides itself on providing customers with high quality products, good selection, quick delivery, old-fashioned personal service and a fair price.


laptop donationNewAge® Industries Donates More Laptop Computers to a Rural Cambodian School
Further Increases Students' Access to Education

Southampton, PA — Plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries made a third donation of laptop computers to the Caramanico School in Ratanakiri, Cambodia. NewAge employs many team members originally from Cambodia and is honored to help the country's students in this remote location. The school powers the computers with solar energy. It serves students up to twelfth grade and helps provide clean water, meals and housing. NewAge is involved with schools and students in the Southampton area as well.


Ultra Low Temp Silicone TubingAdvantaPure® Introduces AdvantaSil™ Ultra Low Temperature Silicone Tubing
Engineered for Temperatures as Low as -112°C

Southampton, PA — New AdvantaSil Ultra Low Temperature Silicone Tubing is designed to aid pharmaceutical and biopharm manufacturers with protecting their high-value cell and drug products. The platinum-cured tubing is engineered for Single-Use applications involving cold storage and transport. It’s the first commercially-available tubing engineered for flexibility and crush resistance upon removal from a minus 86 degrees C freezer. A video on AdvantaPure’s website shows the test procedures and results.


silicone tubing extrusionNewAge® Industries/AdvantaPure® Completes Plant Expansion for Additional Clean Room Manufacturing Suites
Renovations Encompass Over 40,000 Sq. Ft.

Southampton, PA — NewAge recently completed renovation of 43,000 sq. ft. of existing space at its headquarters near Philadelphia, Pa. The renovated area now houses several new ISO Class 7 and 8 clean rooms for silicone tubing production, molded component operations, quality inspection and packaging for its AdvantaPure high-purity products. Newly constructed warehouse space was included in the renovation. The project took nearly two years from demolition to completion and cost $10 million.


case studyAdvantaPure® Introduces New Case Studies on Tubing, Closures and Molded Assemblies
Each Study Describes Processing Problems, Customer Goals, and Product Solutions

Southampton, PA — Three new case studies from AdvantaPure highlight fluid transfer challenges in the biopharm and pharmaceutical industries. One study explores leak-proof container systems coupled with the goal of foam reduction. Another focuses on Single-Use molded tubing assemblies in a final fill application. The third examines how a customer decided between movable totes and two styles of clean room wall pass-through systems.


silicone tubingAdvantaPure® Completes Full BPOG Extractables Testing of Several Silicone and TPE Tubing Products
Provides Drug Manufacturers with Extensive Test Results for Tubing Comparison

Southampton, PA — Tubing manufacturer AdvantaPure announces the completion of BPOG testing on three of its tubing lines used for biopharm and pharmaceutical applications. Two styles of silicone tubing — standard and high pressure — and the company's weldable and sealable TPE tubing now offer full BPOG test results for extractable compounds. Tests were performed by a fully-accredited, third-party test lab using a variety of analytical techniques. Results are available upon request.


Forecasting and Supply Planning Guide from BPOGAdvantaPure® Contributes to Newly-Released Forecasting and Supply Planning Guide from BPOG
Combined Effort Aims to Improve Forecasting and Demand Planning

Southampton, PA — BPOG, the BioPhorum Operations Group, recently developed a best practices guide on forecasting and demand planning involving the biopharmaceutical industry. The guide, a collaborative effort involving biomanufacturers and suppliers, is available from BPOG’s website. It aims to help manufacturers and their vendors improve understanding and communication regarding each other’s needs. A self-assessment tool for measuring companies’ current planning processes is also available from the site.


AdvantaPassNewAge® Industries Welcomed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to Discuss ESOPs in the State
Goal was to Help Promote Employee Ownership in Pennsylvania; Meetings Focused on the Benefits of ESOPs

Southampton, PA — Pa. Governor Tom Wolf visited plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries on Monday, May 14, 2018, to discuss employee ownership and how it can be promoted throughout the state. The Governor attended roundtable meetings with current and retired NewAge employee-owners and with CEOs of other Pa. ESOP companies. A plant tour of NewAge’s newly-renovated facility completed the Governor’s visit.


AdvantaPassSecond Patent Awarded for AdvantaPure®’s AdvantaPass® Clean Room Wall Pass-Through System
Significant Improvements Prompt Issuance

Southampton, PA — AdvantaPure has been issued a second U.S. patent for its AdvantaPass technology. The system maintains the separation of room atmospheres to minimize contamination risks in biopharm and pharmaceutical processing. Improvements that warranted the second patent include welded wall portals, the elimination of adhesives and sealants, and adjustable wall flanges. The upgrades offer users more options regarding mounting and using the system.










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