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  • Malt Products Corp. Expands Innovation Capabilities
    Malt Products Corporation (MPC), a manufacturer of malted barley extract and other natural, nutritious sweeteners, has expanded its customer service portfolio by adding to its research and sampling capabilities. Now fully operational, the company’s Mashing Device LB Electronic from Germany-based equipment manufacturer Lochner Label and Technik GmbH precisely replicates MPC’s automated production mashing process, allowing food […]
  • NACD Names 2019 Distributor of the Year
    The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) named John L. Logue, CEO of Royale Pigments and Chemicals Inc., the 2019 Distributor of the Year. Recipients of this award exhibit the tenants of Responsible Distribution, working tirelessly on behalf of NACD and the chemical distribution industry to place the highest priority on the health, safety, and […]
  • Siemens Buys Indiana-Based 3D Printing Software Firm
    German industrial technology firm Siemens entered into an agreement this week to purchase Plymouth, IN-based Atlas 3D Inc., a producer of software that provides design engineers with the ideal print orientation and necessary support structures for additive parts made with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) printers. “We welcome Atlas 3D to the Siemens community as […]
  • Cargill-DSM JV Opens $50M Stevia Sweetener Plant in US
    Avansya, a joint venture between American agribusiness Cargill and Dutch nutrition and materials firm Royal DSM, recently started commercial production of zero-calorie stevia sweetener at a new $50 million fermentation plant in Blair, NE, the companies announced in a joint press release Thursday. The 10,000-sq-ft site produces molecules like Reb M and Reb D that […]
  • Kimberly-Clark Kicks Off $20M Expansion Project
    Personal care products manufacturer Kimberly-Clark is moving forward on a $20 million project to boost production at its Corinth, MS nonwovens plant, the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) announced in a release Thursday.  “Kimberly-Clark’s products are an everyday part of millions of peoples’ lives, and Mississippi is proud to support this company as it expands […]
  • IPEC Introduces New High-Speed Rotormills
    IPEC introduces a new series of high-speed rotormills that are available in all the normal sizes and are now being built using new high-strength steels. Fully developed welding techniques for running with proper safety factors at yet higher speeds are used, providing increased capabilities to grind/pulverize materials down to even finer particle sizes. These new […]
  • How Dust Explosion Lawsuits Can Cost You Millions
    by Nicholas Iovino, Powder & Bulk Solids Correspondent It's a hazard faced by manufacturers across nearly every industry. It can claim lives, damage a company's reputation, disrupt production, cost millions in damage and put a firm out of business. Combustible dust explosions are rare, but when they occur, litigation and regulatory action are almost guaranteed […]
  • Saint-Gobain to Buy Plasterboard Manufacturer for $1.4B
    French industrial materials and solutions firm Saint-Gobain recently entered into a definitive agreement to purchase plasterboard manufacturer Continental Building Products for $1.4 billion, a company press release announced Tuesday. The boards of both Saint-Gobain and Continental Building Products have approved the transaction.  “The acquisition of Continental Building Products is a unique opportunity allowing Saint-Gobain to […]
  • New Chairman to Helm Unilever Board
    Consumer products maker Unilever revealed Wednesday that Nils Andersen will take over the role of chairman of the board as Marijn Dekkers steps down from the role. The company said the change takes effect immediately. After occupying the role of chairman since April 2016, Dekkers decided to leave Unilever to focus on his work at […]
  • Paper Products Firm Irving Tissue to Build $400M Plant
    Household paper products manufacturer Irving Tissue opened a new $470 million production plant in Macon, GA and revealed plans to build another $400 million plant in the community, Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced in a release Wednesday. “We knew that this plant’s strategic location would allow us to reach key markets and help to […]