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  • Prater Airlocks to Supply Key Component for Bill Gates Wastewater Project

    Bill Gates has blogged, done interviews, and even made an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” to promote the Omniprocessor, the latest project from the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Omniprocessor is a machine that turns human waste into clean water...

  • Mondi Increases Dairy Bag Manufacturing Capacity 50%

    Mondi has completed a capacity expansion to its Salt Lake City industrial bag manufacturing plant that boosts production of Peel Pak pinch-bottom open mouth bags by 50% in the U.S. market. The expansion consists of a new Rotaliner poly liner system and upgrades to a tuber that produces Peel...

  • Sonoco to Acquire Majority of Brazilian Packaging Company

    Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Graffo Paranaense de Embalagens S/A (Graffo), a closely held flexible packaging business located in Pinhais, Curitiba, Brazil. Terms were not...

  • Eriez Promotes Jiang to Manager-Process Engineering

    Charlie Ingram, Eriez vice president of sales and marketing, announces the promotion of Xinkai Jiang, Ph.D., to the new position of manager-process engineering. Jiang joined the Eriez team 10 years ago as a research engineer in research & development and was later promoted to project...

  • Close Named Ag Growth President

    Winnipeg-based Ag Growth International Inc. appointed Tim Close president this week. He began with Ag Growth in 2012, and recently served as senior vice president of strategic development. Close has been involved in acquisitions of companies such as Westeel and Rem Grin and is played a strategic...

  • Pneumat Systems Launches New Website

    Minnesota-based Pneumat Systems has launched a new website to feature its bulk material handling systems equipment. Some of the features of the site include an interactive menu system to guide users through applications and industries, or users can search for a particular product. The site also...

  • Free Safe Feed/Safe Food Webinar in April

    The American Feed Industry Association will host a free Safe Feed/Safe Food webinar in April regarding certification program updates within the FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program. The Safe Quality Food Institute will coordinate the April 7 webinar. The webinar is expected to discuss...

  • Explosion Venting Panel Range Now Available Ex-Stock

    It is now a statutory requirement in many industries handling volatile materials in pressurized silos or vessels to take protective measures against potential industrial explosions. To help reduce the risk of costly damage being caused to plant infrastructure, or even potentially fatal injuries...

  • ISPE to Release Quality Metrics Data

    International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), in conjunction with McKinsey & Co., will release preliminary data and findings from its Quality Metrics Pilot Program at the ISPE Quality Metrics Summit on April 21–22 in Baltimore. Responding to FDA’s call for...

  • LPW Technology Names Kilburn Commercial Director

    LPW Technology Ltd, UK, a market leader in the development and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), has appointed Phil Kilburn as commercial director for its comprehensive range of products and services within its global group.     Bringing a wealth of knowledge to...