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  • Ingredion Names New Executives to Leadership Team

    Global ingredient solutions provider Ingredion Incorporated recently named three new executives to its leadership team were in response to vacancies that will emerge when Jim Zallie assumes his new role as the firm’s chief executive officer and president on Jan. 1, the Westchester, IL firm...

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  • Lonza Opens Plastics Laboratory in Georgia

    The coatings and composites unit of Lonza opened its new plastics laboratory at the Lonza Innovation and Technology Center in Alpharetta, GA on Nov. 28, the Swiss lifesciences and chemicals firm announced in a press release. “This new lab expands our ability to bring to market new solutions...

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  • PPG Finishes $1.4M Adhesives and Sealants Plant Upgrade

    Coatings and materials maker PPG Industries completed a $1.4 million upgrade of its automotive adhesives and sealants plant and research and development site in Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, France, adding on manufacturing cells for new structural adhesives and waterborne LASD (liquid applied...

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  • Iowa State to Hold Course on Food Safety for Animal Feed

    Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a training course this January for those seeking to obtain Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) designation to develop a Hazard Analysis Risk Based Preventative Control plan for an animal food facility mandated by the Food Safety...

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  • CHS Inc. Shutters Soy Processing Plant, Cutting 77 Jobs

    77 workers were laid off last Friday when energy, grain, and food cooperative CHS Inc. closed its soy processing plant in Hutchinson, KS, several local news organizations reported. The plant was closed along with two other CHS facilities in the U.S., a plant in Creston, IA and the firm’s...

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  • Auburn Systems and FilterSense Announce Merger

    Auburn Systems and FilterSense have merged to create the world’s leading provider of particulate monitors and intelligent controls for filtration systems (baghouses, dust collectors etc.) and related material flow processes. Auburn Systems invented triboelectric particulate flow...

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  • Drug Maker Bayer Combines Pharmaceutical R&D Unit

    German life sciences firm Bayer AG recently combined its pharmaceutical research and development activities in oncology, hematology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and cardiology into a new unit under the management of its pharmaceuticals division, the company announced Thursday. “The combined...

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  • Resin Dust Eyed as Cause of Deadly Chemical Plant Blast

    Officials at a chemical plant in Fuji, Japan said dust from resins were likely the cause of an explosion Friday that killed one person and injured 11 others, The Japan Times reported. The explosion was reported at the Arakawa Chemical Industries Ltd. Plant at about 8:30 a.m. A 64-year-old contract...

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  • General Mills Offers Artificial Flavor-Free Baking Line

    The Foodservice business of General Mills recently debuted a new portfolio of baking products under the Pillsbury and Gold Medal brands containing no artificial flavors and colors, the company announced in a Nov. 14 press release. “We are always looking at ways to improve our products to...

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  • BASF Opens Its First Chemical Catalysts Plant in APAC

    German-owned chemicals giant BASF held a ceremony to open its new, $2.9 billion chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Shanghai on Thursday. The plant is BASF’s first chemical catalysts production site in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. “The start of our new, world-scale production...

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