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  • Bosch Packaging Establishes Latin American Hub

    Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, has expanded its after-sales services support in Latin America. As of March 2015, the newly established regional service hub has taken up operations in São Paulo, Brazil. Bosch has a base of...

  • China, North America Will Drive Chemicals Industry Mergers and Acquisitions

    Global Chemicals M&A deal value grew by 13 percent in 2014 and is expected to experience an increase in 2015, according to the fourth edition of the Chemicals Executive M&A Report by A. T. Kearney, a leading global management consulting firm. The global survey of chemical executives...

  • U.S. Chemical Production up for 10th Consecutive Month

    According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) continued to expand, rising by 0.4 percent in January following a downwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in December, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). The gain in January was...

  • Premier Tech Chronos Now in Brazil

    Almeida Martins, a Brazilian-based company dedicated to helping companies with material handling and robotic solutions, has joined Premier Tech Chronos, a global leader in packaging equipment. Almeida Martins’ advanced technologies and machine capabilities are now used by more than 800...

  • Chemical Manufacturers Say Regulations Are Barrier to Economic Growth

    Federal regulations are a significant barrier to economic growth for specialty chemical manufacturers, say respondents in an industrywide business outlook survey of small, medium and large specialty chemical manufacturers. The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) and United...

  • U.S. Food Group to Export Whole Milk Powder to China

    Billy Sims-China Food Group, will begin exporting whole milk powder and skim milk powder to China starting in early 2015, company officials announced.   Billy Sims-China Food Group is the brainchild of Detroit businessman David “Chief” Tomby, co-chairman and corporate director...

  • Three Injured in Cement Plant Explosion

    Three workers were hospitalized with burns after an explosion at a cement plant in San Antonio Tuesday afternoon. The blast occurred at a coal mill at Capitol Aggregates and caused a fire. Emergency crews were called to the plant but the facility’s carbon dioxide suppressant system had...

  • Sonoco to Help Small, Diverse Businesses Become Sustainable

    Sonoco, one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, announces a partnership with ACF Enterprises, a WBENC-certified training company, to launch a Supplier Sustainability Engagement Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to assist small firms in developing a sustainability...

  • Micromeritics Releases Interactive Flipbook MicroReport

    Micromeritics has released its 2015 MicroReport eNewsletter that is now in the form of an interactive flipbook. The MicroReport highlights new products, services, technical articles, and upcoming events. Some of the new products include the ASAP 2020 Plus, the 3Flex, and the Nanoplus, as well...

  • Feeders, Mixers Drive Project Chariot Forward

    Solids handling specialist Ajax Equipment will produce powder handling equipment as part of a work package for the advanced manufacturing initiative ‘Project Chariot’. The £18m project is developing innovative processes for the production of super fine powders for the global...