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  • Transitioning to In-Line Powder Flowability Measurement
    The flow properties of powders are a topic of significant industrial interest. The flowability of intermediates routinely impacts manufacturing efficiency, for example the maximum achievable tableting rate for a pharmaceutical formulation, while for products as diverse as powder coatings, fertilizers, metal and milk powders flow properties directly influence performance, and by extension value. Numerous powder […]
  • BASF Adds Capacity at Compounding Plant in Mexico
    German chemicals and materials firm BASF recently completed an expansion project at its Altamira, Mexico compounding plant that added 15,000 tn/yr of capacity for engineering plastics, the firm announced in a recent release.  The increased output will support BASF’s local production of Ultradur (PBT, polybutylene terephthalate) and Ultramid (PA, polyamide) brand products as global demand […]
  • GEA Finishes Work on Instant Coffee Plant in Vietnam
    Food processing technology supplier GEA recently finished work on Tata Coffee Limited, India’s new freeze dried instant coffee plant in Vietnam, a release announced Monday. Operated by Tata Coffee subsidiary Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Limited, the facility in the Binh Duong Province features a capacity of 5000 mt/yr of freeze dried coffee.  “This type of […]
  • Weighing Terminal for Platform Scales, Bin Weighing Systems
    Siemens has expanded its weighing technology portfolio to include the Siwarex WT231 weighing terminal for platform scales and bin weighing systems. The large graphic display and intuitive operation of the Siwarex WP231 allow quick, easy commissioning. The Siwarex WT231 offers comprehensive diagnostic functions such as monitoring weight progression and reporting of limit values. Advanced filtering […]
  • Kuriyama Introduces KOA Sanitary Fittings
    Kuriyama of America introduces a line of high-quality, hygienically designed hose fittings, clamps, gaskets, and accessories for use in the food, beverage, dairy, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. They are certified to meet the 3-A Sanitary Standard for sanitary fittings, the 3-A Sanitary Standard for gaskets, and certified to provide 3-A complete sanitary hose assemblies. Kuriyama […]
  • Crew Frees Man from Conveyor at Gavilon Grain Facility
    Crews from several area fire and law enforcement departments responded to Gavilon Grain’s facility west of Jamestown, ND last Thursday after a worker’s foot became trapped in a piece of machinery, several local news organizations reported.  The Jamestown Rescue Squad and personnel from the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 80thAvenue site at […]
  • Tea Maker Milo’s Breaks Ground on $60M Oklahoma Plant
    Ready-to-drink tea and lemonade manufacturer Milo’s Tea Company broke ground on a new, $60 million manufacturing and distribution center in Tulsa, OK, the Birmingham, AL-based firm announced in a release Monday.  “From our initial visit, Tulsa felt like our second home,” the company’s chief executive officer, Patricia Wallwork, said in a statement. “Since our founding […]
  • Lynas-Blue Line JV to Open Rare Earths Plant in Texas
    Australian mining company Lynas Corporation Ltd. and American rare earths processing firm Blue Line Corporation are teaming up to open a new rare earths separation plant in the U.S. The companies announced Monday that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed, creating a joint venture that will operate the facility.  “Rare earths separation capacity has […]
  • Shell Explores Options for New MEG Plant in Louisiana
    Oil, gas and chemicals firm Royal Dutch Shell is exploring options to construct a new, $1.2 billion monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at the company’s production complex in Geismar, LA. Shell Chemicals Vice President for Gulf Coast Manufacturing Rhoman Hardy and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in a Louisiana Economic Development (LED) press release Monday […]
  • LifeLine to Boost Masa Flour Output at Missouri Plant
    Food ingredients producer LifeLine Foods LLC plans to invest $12 million to add a second masa corn flour mill at its St. Joseph, MO headquarters, the company announced in a recent press release.  During the project, LifeLine will spend $6.5 million to acquire new machinery and $5.5 million to upgrade an existing building. 13 new […]