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Astoria-Pacific Inc

PO Box 830
Clackamas, OR 97015-0830 United States
Phone:(503) 657-3010
Toll Free Number:(800) 536-3111
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Overview: Raymond Pavitt established Astoria-Pacific, Inc. is the sole manufacturer of the Astoria and Astoria 2 continuous flow analyzers. Astoria-Pacific started small, with a few product offerings primarily within the horticulturalmarket, namely a liquid rooting concentrate, Dip'N Grow, for woody plant propagation. The company later expanded into the automated chemistry and analyzer business–essentially, buying back the manufacturing rights of the RFATM 300, making substantial overhauls to the system, and re-branding it as the Astoria Analyzer. Today API has grown significantly to offer testing and analysis in a variety of markets; and Dip'N Grow has become a successful independent business on its own.
Pavitt's career and experiences stemmed from Technicon. He worked as a service engineer on autoanalyzers and Sequential Multiple Analyzer (SMA) units. Eventually he left and started his own consumable and reagent business to support these and other Technicon equipment –ALPKEMTM in 1969. These old analyzers used a substantial amount of reagents and sample during their operation. Therefore, Ray and his partners at ALPKEM, decided to develop their own segmented flow analyzer. They proved that by reducing the size of glassware and tubing sizes of the technology, they could both save a lab's reagent costs as well as reduce the waste that was created–all the while doubling the speed of analysis! The name of this new analyzer was the RFATM 300 (Rapid Flow Analyzer), which was later complemented by the cost-effective RFA II; both of these analyzers helped revolutionize the industry. Pavitt and his partner sold ALPKEM in 1989 to a Swedish conglomerate. He soon left and started to formulate his plans for the next company – Astoria-Pacific.
UMDC Code: 337592
Fax: (503) 655-7367
Email: sales@astoria-pacific.com
Website: http://www.astoria-pacific.com
Company Type: Private
Business Started: 1992
Business Lines: Manufacturer/Exporter
Quality Regulations: ISO9001/CE_MARK
Sales Channels: Direct/Reps/Distributors
Total Sales: 3000000
Number of Employees: 21

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Astoria 2 Analyzer
Price was the primary influence in the development of this system; after all, not everyone needs the six detectors of an Astoria Analyzer, and there are several laboratories with detection levels that discrete analyzers can’t reach. Therefore the two (2) channel Astoria2-having combined the pump, cartridge base and detector modules of the Astoria into one solid unit-provides the cost-conscious laboratory the means to run all the applications the Astoria Analyzer can, and all the applications that the Discrete cannot.
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Astoria Analyzer
This is the flag ship model of Astoria-Pacific’s Industrial Division. The system’s six (6) channel digital detector is ideal for laboratories (i.e. Oceanography, Tobacco, etc.) that want to test four to six parameters from a single sample. Using micro-Segmented Flow Analysis, the Astoria Analyzer follows the modular design layout: 311 XYZ Sampler, 322 Auxiliary Pump (for sampler wash), 302D Micropump (peristaltic pump), 303A Cartridge Base, with room for up to six chemistries; and 305D Digital Detector. (See Additional Modules for more information about these
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