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  • Kraft Heinz Cutting 2500 Jobs

    Kraft Heinz Co. said it will eliminate 2500 jobs in the U.S. and Canada in an effort to cut costs. Roughly 700 cuts were said to be coming at the company’s Northfield, IL headquarters. A spokesman for the company said none of the job cuts involved factory workers. Backed by Warren...

  • Inspections, Enforcement Increase after Fatalities

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is increasing its enforcement efforts this week after the deaths of three miners last week. The death of three miners on August 3 has prompted the agency to start inspections on August 10 that will focus on violations associated with mining deaths....

  • Free Moisture Analysis e-Learning Course

    Mettler Toledo is offering a new online course, “What Everybody Ought to Know about Moisture Analysis.” The e-learning course presents actions to improve moisture content analysis accuracy. Offered free for a limited time, the course also allows participants to earn a certificate that...

  • New ASTM Packaging Standard Improves Product Shelf Life

    ASTM International has published a new test method for measuring the oxygen transmission rate through plastic packaging for food, pharmaceuticals, and other products.   F3136 Test Method for Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Dynamic Accumulation Method...

  • Remodeled State-of-the-Art Vacuum Conveyor Test Lab

    Piab offers advanced testing at its vacuum conveyor laboratory in Hingham, MA. The recently remodeled 3500-sq-ft state-of-the-art testing facility ensures quality control by allowing customers to test the process in which they will move their powder, granule, or fluid sample.   The vacuum...

  • Cargill to Acquire FMC’s Pectin Operations

    Cargill to Acquire FMC’s Pectin Operations Cargill has signed an agreement with FMC to acquire its pectin operations, including a production site in Milazzo, Sicily (Italy). Pectin is a key component of Cargill’s texturizing portfolio and the company is keen to further develop...

  • Website Features Vibrating Dryers, Coolers, Classifiers

    A new Web site from process equipment manufacturer The Witte Co., www.witte.com, showcases the company's line of vibrating fluid bed dryers, coolers, pellet classifiers, screeners, conveyors, and other vibrating process equipment. Featuring in-action videos, a sharp photo gallery, customer...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders down 16%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its June 2015 booked orders decreased 16.2% when compared to June 2014 orders and 15.8% when compared to May 2015. June booked orders were up 3.5% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 24.4% for Unit Handling Equipment when...

  • Volkmann Introducing New Powder Handling Equipment

    Volkmann Inc., a manufacturer of vacuum conveying systems for the transport of fine food powders, chemicals, granules, pellets, tablets, and other small components in lean, dense, or plug flow conditions is introducing a number of new products. The most notable product is a new version of the...

  • Fifteen Injured in Factory Explosion

    A nitrogen tank exploded at Huntsman’s white pigment factory in Uerdingen, Germany, at approximately 2pm on August 5, injuring 15 people. The injured received medical assistance either on site or in the hospital. Two people remained hospitalized for observation. Huntsman safely and...