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  • Fortress Delivers Metal Detector to Supplement Maker
    After winning a contract to supply over 100 million pressed tablets in 15kg bulk boxes to a company that then ships worldwide, dietary supplement manufacturer Oxford Contract Manufacturing (OCM) has invested in a larger aperture Stealth metal detector from Fortress Technology. 
  • Thyssenkrupp to Build Fertilizer Plant for Egyptian Firm
    Egyptian chemical and fertilizer firm El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals (NCIC) recently firmed up an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) order with technology group Thyssenkrupp for a new fertilizer production complex in Ain El Sokhna, Egypt.  The German company announced Monday that the order was signed in Cairo on March 17. Valued in “the […]
  • Evonik Expands Offerings of Silica Exfoliating Particles
    Specialty chemicals and materials firm Evonik announced an expansion of its silica exfoliating particles portfolio on Tuesday with the addition of two new products – SIPERNAT 250 PC and SIPERNAT 9000 PC – that can be used in natural cosmetic products in lieu of microplastics.  SIPERNAT 250 PC particles are tailored for use on normal […]
  • Dust Collector Fire Causes $2K in Damage at WA Facility
    A blaze in a dust collector at the FruitSmart fruit processing plant in Grandview, WA early Sunday morning caused an estimated $2000 in damages, according to a report by the Yakima Herald-Republic. 
  • Nordzucker Plans $113M Upgrade at Sugar Refinery
    German sugar producer Nordzucker AG plans to invest in €100 million (about $113.4 million) in a project to move sugar production from its facility in Arlöv, Sweden to another sugar refinery in the country, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. 
  • PEMA: It's All About Connectivity
    Attending my first meeting in 2005, PEMA had an element of “dancing with the devil.” Member companies who compete in the same industry, in close quarters at meetings? Why should we be there? What would we take away from collaborating, socializing even, with competitors? In 2019, the view is clear about what PEMA member companies […]
  • New Batching Controller Unveiled
    Sterling Systems & Controls Inc. has introduced a new entry-level batching controller. The unit is a semi-automatic batching system that still requires operator involvement through each step in the batching process, but provides automated operator instructions/prompting, ingredient validation and lot tracking, automatic weighing with over/under tolerance control, etc.
  • Bühler Joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development
    Bühler has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global network of nearly 200 forward-thinking companies. By connecting with WBCSD, Bühler can make a real impact on global corporate sustainability and on providing the growing world population with the nourishment and mobility solutions of the future.
  • Powder & Bulk Solids Ranks the Top 10 Dust Explosion Videos
    As the internet broadens the reach of information and video technology becomes more omnipresent, many videos of combustible dust incidents have emerged, as well videos on dust explosion education, post-incident reports, and controlled dust explosion demonstrations. The wide array of content now available through websites like YouTube - from dramatic blasts captured in the moment […]
  • ADM Takes On Another Citrus Flavor Ingredients Firm
    Following its recent purchase of the Florida Chemical Company, American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is further expanding its citrus flavors-related capabilities and footprint with the acquisition of German ingredients firm Ziegler Group.