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  • Group of U.S. Candy Firms Vow to Cut Calories in Products

    Several prominent confectionery and chocolate makers made a public pledge Thursday to reduce the sugar contents of some of the firms’ products sold in the United States by 2022 amid changing consumer preferences toward healthier options and growing concerns over the sugar and caloric contents...

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  • Nestle Invests $40M in New Production Line at Coffee Plant

    Global food and beverage firm Nestle plans to invest €37 million, or about $40.1 million USD, in a new production line at its Girona, Spain Nescafe coffee factory to expand production capacity for instant coffee, the Swiss multinational announced via press release Wednesday. The project is...

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  • German Gypsum Firm to Open on $43.4M Plant in Philippines

    German building materials producer Knauf Gips KG and the German Investment and Development Corporation broke ground on a manufacturing plant in the Philippines, several local news organizations reported. “This state-of-the-art manufacturing plant marks our confidence and optimism in one of...

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  • Dutch Firm to Build $30M Feed Additives Plant in Indiana

    Feed additives producer Micronutrients plans to construct a new, $30 million manufacturing plant and warehouse in Henry County in Indiana to expand its output of hydroxy trace minerals, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced via press release Wednesday. Micronutrients will...

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  • UK Sweetener Firm Invests $970K in New Production Line

    The UK’s biggest producer of sweetener tablets, The Sweetener Company, is investing £750,000, or about $940,000 USD, in a new PET jar production line, in response to rising demand for the firm’s granulated and tablet sweetener products, a press release on the Derby City Council...

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  • PepsiCo Seeks New Protein Sources for Snacks and Drinks

    Global food and beverage company PepsiCo is seeking new protein sources made from plants, mycoproteins, or insects and processing methods using the ingredients for use in its snacks and beverage products, according to a request recently posted to PepsiCo’s NineSights external innovation...

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  • Dangers of Inaccurate Particle Size Analysis

    Hosokawa is hosting an educational webinar, “Dangers of Inaccurate Particle Size Analysis,” on Wednesday, June 14. Managers know that inaccurate particle size analysis can create dangerous working conditions for operators and lead to out-of-spec production, affecting safety,...

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  • Conveying Equipment Orders up 26%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its March 2017 booked orders increased 8.2% when compared to March 2016 orders. When compared to February 2017, March 2017 booked orders were up 26.4%. March booked orders were up 19.7% for Bulk Handling Equipment and...

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  • Henkel to Collaborate with HP on 3D Printing Materials

    Rocky Hill, CT-based Henkel Adhesive Technologies will collaborate with HP to develop 3D printing solutions for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion system under the HP Open Materials and Applications Platform, Henkel announced Tuesday via press release. “With our broad material portfolio and...

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  • Versum Materials to Open Semiconductor Materials R&D Lab

    Electronic materials producer Versum Materials Inc. broke ground on a new research and development facility to develop new materials used to produce semiconductors on April 20 at its Hometown, PA chemical manufacturing site, a company press release announced Monday. “Our Hometown facility...

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