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  • Jenike’s Carson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Dr. John Carson has been awarded AIChE’s (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) 2015 PTF (Particle Technology Forum) award. The award recognizes a forum member's lifetime outstanding scientific/technical contributions to the field of particle technology, as well as leadership in...

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  • Three OSHA Citations for Cookie, Cracker Manufacturer

    A 41-year-old worker cleaning product waste from a factory floor suffered severe scalp injuries and multiple lacerations when a machine caught her hairnet, resulting in her hospitalization for four days. This is the third serious injury involving machine hazards reported this year by Hearthside...

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  • Company Creates Prototype Textile-Storage Silo

    A Polish university and a Polish company have teamed up to create a textile bag that fits into storage silos, strengthening the facility and keeping grain from sticking to the walls. Innovationintextiles.com is reporting that Polish company Feerum licensed the use of the textile material from the...

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  • Chemical Activity Barometer Stabilizes

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), stabilized in November, rising 0.1 percent following three consecutive months of decline. October data was revised up 0.3 percent and September by 0.2 percent. All data is...

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  • 14 Storage Silos Collapse

    Fourteen metal storage silos containing 11,500 tons of canola seeds collapsed Tuesday at the Sentraal-Suid Koöperasie agricultural co-operative in Swellendam, South Africa. No one was injured. The cause of the collapse was unknown but an investigation was planned. The silos were said...

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  • Kaeser Lays Cornerstone for New Building

    Kaeser Kompressoren SE, the international headquarters of Kaeser Compressors Inc., recently gathered with local dignitaries and construction company representatives to lay the cornerstone of its new administrative building. A time capsule with current newspapers and coins was included with...

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  • BSIC Director Has Big Plans for Bulk Solids Research

    John Lawrence wants the Bulk Solids Innovation Center to be seen as an international resource for bulk solids education and research. Hired in October to serve as the research director for the Center, Lawrence sees the facility as a place to offer the type of bulk solids training that is found in...

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  • Constantia Flexibles Acquires Pemara Labels Group

    Constantia Flexibles has successfully completed the acquisition of the Australian company Pemara Labels Group. The transaction was originally announced on November 9. Melbourne-based Pemara achieved sales of approximately 30 million euros in the financial year ended June 2015, and currently...

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  • ConAgra Foods to Split into Two Public Companies

    ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to pursue the separation of the company into two independent public companies: one comprising its robust consumer portfolio of diverse and leading brands, and the other comprising its market leading foodservice portfolio of innovative frozen potato products. The...

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  • Pinnacle Foods to Acquire Boulder Brands

    Pinnacle Foods Inc. and Boulder Brands Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Boulder Brands by Pinnacle Foods, in a strategic, synergy-rich transaction that expands Pinnacle’s presence in growing and complementary health and wellness categories.  The...

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