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  • New Safe Quality Food Production Online Training Series Offered

    Summit Training Source has produced a three-part online Safe Quality Food Production training series based on the Safe Quality Food Institute initiatives (SQF). Upon completion of the courses, students will have a common sense understanding of the SQF and how to implement SQF practices into...

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  • Kenrich Lowers Titanate Prices

    Effective June 1, Kenrich Petrochemicals Inc. will lower Ken-React titanate prices 2 to 5% worldwide. “We were forced to raise our prices last year before the global economy hit the wall in October 2008,” said company president, Salvatore J. Monte. “The first half of 2009 has...

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  • Jenike & Johanson Unveils Food Degradation Web Page

    Solids handling problems in food manufacturing can take many forms. One solids handling problem that can have a significant impact on product quality is broadly described as product degradation.   Degradation is the undesirable change of a product or ingredient. It can take many forms in...

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  • Dura Chemicals Announces Hall Technologies as New Agent

    Dura Chemicals Inc., a leading producer of high-quality metal organics, has announced that Hall Technologies Inc. is now serving as a new agent for the company’s line of organic products, including those in the paint, UPR, lubricant, and grease industries. Hall will represent Dura in Colorado...

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  • Corn Products International Names Ilene Gordon Chairman, President, and CEO

    The board of directors of Corn Products International Inc. has appointed Ilene Gordon chairman, president, and chief executive officer, effective May 4, succeeding Samuel C. Scott III who--consistent with company policy—is stepping down by age 65, and is retiring. After 35 years with the...

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  • Unilever to Close Manufacturing Plant in Massachusetts

    Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, has announced that it will be closing its manufacturing plant in Framingham, Massachusetts. “Unilever continually looks for ways to achieve greater efficiencies across our Supply Chain network,” said Steve Rosemary,...

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  • Two New Sintered Powder Metallurgy Standards Available

    Two recently approved ASTM International standards provide user-friendly tests for properties of sintered metallurgy products.   The new standards, developed by Subcommittee B09.04 on Bearings, are ASTM B962, Test Methods for Density of Compacted or Sintered Power Metallurgy (PM) Products...

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  • Horiba Donates Analyzer to Penn State for Ground-Breaking Research

    HORIBA Instruments Inc. has renewed its alliance with the Center for Innovative Sintered Products (CISP) at Penn State University through the donation of its Partica LA-950V2 analyzer.   For many years, CISP used the HORIBA LA-920 for studies involving ceramics, stainless steel alloys, and...

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  • CPM Acquires Lauhoff Assets

    CPM, a leading process design and equipment provider for the oilseed, animal feed, biofuel, and cereal industries, has announced the acquisition of certain Lauhoff Corp. assets including all intellectual properties for rotary pressure cookers, flakers, stem crushers, and ancillary equipment. These...

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  • Dow Chemical to Sell Morton Salt

    The Dow Chemical Co. has announced that Rohm and Haas, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Co., has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the stock of Morton International Inc., the salt business of Rohm and Haas, to K+S Aktiengesellschaft. K+S is one of the world's leading...

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