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  • Evonik Debuts Molded Composite Mass Production Technology

    German specialty chemicals company Evonik announced the introduction of a new technology for the mass, automated production of molded composite components on Monday that combines compression molding and pultrusion. The new system, dubbed the PulPress method, combines the two traditional production...

  • BASF and Nuritas Use AI to Develop New Food Ingredients

    BASF’s Human Nutrition business is partnering with Dublin, Ireland-based biotechnology company Nuritas to discover and bring to market new bioactive peptide food ingredients that offer health benefits using the Irish company’s proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) and DNA analysis...

  • Hapman Names Director of Marketing

    Hapman, a leader in the design and manufacture of equipment and systems for bulk material handling, welcomes Keith Rouse as its new director of marketing of its global operations. A Michigan State University graduate, Rouse has years of experience in print, digital, social, mobile, and content...

  • Endress+Hauser Obtains Accreditation for Courses

    One of the largest instrument manufacturers in the United States, Endress+Hauser, received accreditation as provider of continuing education units (CEU)s through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), the Greenwood, IN company announced Tuesday. “Endress...

  • AkzoNobel Opens Powder Coatings Plant in China

    A new €11 million powder coating plant was opened by AkzoNobel  in Chengdu, China, the company’s sixth facility producing powder coatings in the country, the Dutch company announced Jan. 17. “The opening of our Chengdu production site will strengthen our position as the...

  • Mondelez Selling Vegemite, Other Brands to Bega Cheese

    Ownership of Vegemite will return to Australian ownership after nearly a century with the $450 million AUD sale of most of Mondelez International Inc.’s grocery business in Australia and New Zealand to Baga Cheese Ltd., the East Hanover, NJ company announced Wednesday. The divestment enables...

  • Bühler Group and Protix Form Insect Protein Joint Venture

    Eying a potential growth in the market for alternative, sustainable protein sources, food processing technology leader Bühler Group formed a joint venture with Protix, an up-and-coming Dutch insect production company, the companies announced on Jan. 16. The Swiss food processing solutions...

  • Kellogg to Cut 250 Jobs

    The Kellogg Co. is cutting about 250 jobs from its North American operations. The company is based in Battle Creek, MI, and most of the cost-cutting moves are expected at the headquarters in Michigan over the next four years. The cuts are part of the “Project K” restructuring...

  • OSHA Proposes $89K Penalty for Concrete Manufacturer

    On January 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to County Concrete Corp., East Orange, NJ, for one repeat and two failure-to-abate violations. OSHA conducted an inspection on July 19, 2016, as a follow-up to the...

  • Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

    The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies will spend over $1.5 trillion in capital goods or fixed...