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  • Bühler Aeroglide Adds Food Technologist

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has added a food technologist to support the processing needs of food manufacturing customers. Dvijal Patel joins the company’s process development group as a food...

  • Nestlé Purina PetCare to Acquire Merrick Pet Care Inc.

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. has signed an agreement to acquire Merrick Pet Care Inc., one of the fastest-growing natural and organic pet food companies. Upon completion of the transaction, which is expected to close over the next several months, Merrick will continue to operate as an...

  • Nestlé Launches Global R&D Center

    Nestlé celebrated the grand opening of its new Nestlé Research & Development Center in Solon, Ohio on July 22, and marked the completion of a $50 million, two-year project to establish this global center dedicated to transforming the way the world enjoys frozen and chilled foods....

  • Union Process Builds Larger Combination Lab Mill

    Union Process Inc. has built its first combination mill comprised of an S1 batch mill combined with an SDM-05 mill, designed to operate as a bead mill.   Much like the company's HD-01/HDDM-01 combination mill, this laboratory mill is a larger version of the same principle. For...

  • Vortex Partners with DMN in Russia

    Vortex Global Limited, a UK-based solids and bulk handling components company, have entered into a strategic sales and marketing partnership in the Russian market with DMN Vostok LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, DMN Vostok will obtain the exclusive right to sell and promote Vortex’...

  • Expanded Mixer Installation and Maintenance Services

    The Mixing Technologies Group of NOV has expanded the services provided by Chemineer Express. In addition to providing high-quality mixer parts, ready access to extensive failure analysis, fast delivery of replacement parts and assemblies, and repair service, Chemineer Express now offers even more...

  • Micromeritics Scientist Elected to Expert Committee

    Micromeritics senior pharmaceutical scientist Myke Scoggins, Ph.D., was recently elected to serve on the 2015–2020 Convention Cycle for the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). The role of this expert committee is to develop new and revise existing general chapters related to...

  • Four Feared Dead after Wood Flour Mill Explosions

    One person died and three others are feared dead after explosions at Wood Flour Mills near Cheshire, England Friday, July 17. William Barks, 51, Dorothy Bailey, 62, Jason Shingler, 38, and Derek Moore, 62 are believed to have been inside the mill when the explosion ripped through the building just...

  • General Mills to Close Two Facilities, Cut 600 Jobs

    General Mills announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in West Chicago, IL, and one of its two facilities in Joplin, MO. The decision to close the West Chicago facility is subject to negotiation with union officials. If the decision becomes final, the company expects the facility...

  • Chemical Safety Board to Discuss Chemical Safety Issues

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a public business meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, to discuss chemical safety issues, including the status of current CSB investigations at Dupont in LaPorte, TX, and West Fertilizer in West, TX.  The Board will also discuss and may vote on...