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  • EPA Amends Risk Management Program Rules for Chemical Plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule amending the agency’s Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations in an effort to improve process safety and bolster response efforts when release events occur, the EPA announced by press release Wednesday. “We think this...

  • Organic Personal Care Market to Hit $25B by 2025

    The market for organic and natural hair care, skin care, and cosmetic products is anticipated to reach $25.11 billion by 2025, propelled by changing views and rising use of organic personal care products, according to new report by Irish business insights firm Research and Markets. “Changing...

  • Engineer Crushed to Death by Equipment at Indian Sugar Plant

    An engineer was killed Tuesday after falling into a crushing machine conveyor belt at a cooperative sugar mill in Palacode, India, the Times of India reported Wednesday. The 48-year-old assistant engineer, identified by the Times as T Balu of Tirukkovilur, died after falling into a crushing...

  • Moody’s Outlook for Packaged Foods in 2017 is “Positive”

    Plant rationalization and short-term cost-cutting measures within the food industry will improve companies’ profitability and cash flow in 2017, according to projections on consumer products sectors published Dec. 14. by Moody’s Investors Service. The bond credit rating firm said the...

  • 2017 Load Cell Guide Available

    Rice Lake’s 2017 Load Cell Guide is a comprehensive source for new and replacement load cells in the weighing industry for virtually any weight-related operation. The Load Cell Guide is a one-stop guide for Rice Lake's full offering of load cells and weigh modules, dimensional...

  • First Wind Turbine in Saudi Arabia Delivered by Aramco and GE

    Representatives from Saudi Aramco’s Power Systems unit and General Electric (GE) held an event in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia to mark the delivery of the first wind turbine in the country, the government-owned petroleum company announced Dec. 18. Aramco described the delivery of the GE-built 2.75-...

  • New Leadership at Schutte-Buffalo

    Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill LLC, a NY-based manufacturer of a complete line of size reduction equipment and systems solutions, announces forthcoming leadership changes. Effective January 2, 2017, Christopher Berardi will assume the positions of president and general manager of Schutte-Buffalo...

  • Ingredion to Acquire Food Texture Systems Firm TIC Gums

    Ingredient solutions provider Ingredion Inc. entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire TIC Gums Inc., a private American company that provides gum-based texturizer systems to the food and beverage industry, for $400 million, the Westchester, IL-based company announced Tuesday. “As a...

  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Markets Gather Momentum

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes rose 0.4 percent in November. This follows a revised 0.1 percent gain in October and a 0.2 percent gain in September. Volumes have generally been moving up since May. All changes in the data are reported...

  • ExxonMobil: Global Energy Demand to Grow by 25% by 2040

    Population growth and rising living standards in developing nations are expected to drive global energy demand up by 25% through 2040, according to a new ExxonMobil outlook report on global energy demand. Global energy demand for the industrial sector is projected to rise by 25% during the same...