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  • Hillenbrand to Acquire K-Tron International

    Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) and K-Tron International Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: KTII) have signed a definitive merger agreement providing for Hillenbrand’s acquisition of K-Tron for $150 per share in cash. This price represents a 32.1 percent premium over the closing price of K-Tron’s stock on...

  • SOCMA Announces 2010 Legislative Priorities

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has announced its legislative priorities for the second session of the 111th Congress, outlining plans for its national grassroots program, SOCMA CONNECT, and efforts to launch a voter registration drive ahead of the November midterm...

  • Evonik Completes Acquisition of Tippecanoe Laboratories

    Evonik Industries AG has completed the purchase of the Tippecanoe Laboratories manufacturing facility in Lafayette, IN from Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis. The deal was closed on January 1, 2010. It was agreed not to disclose details of the purchase price. The site has a workforce of some 650...

  • Kaeser Extends Free Basic Energy Evaluation

    Up to 50% of compressed air is wasted, and when you consider the utility costs to generate compressed air, that adds up to a significant portion of operating costs. To continue reducing excess energy consumption associated with compressed air system inefficiency, Kaeser is extending its no-cost...

  • Freeman Technology to Participate in Blending and Flow of Pharmaceutical Powders Course

    Following a year in which he has spoken at many different events covering aspects of powder characterization, Tim Freeman, director of operations for Freeman Technology, will again join academics and other industry experts for the next Mixing Consultants Inc. course. The course, which is being...

  • Cyclonaire Promotes Schmid to Sr. Vice President of Operations

    Don Baker, CEO of Cyclonaire Corp., announced the appointment of Scott Schmid as senior vice president of operations, effective January 1, 2010. Scott will be in charge of all day-to-day operations of the company. He has been with the company the past 14 years and was formally vice president of...

  • The Sulphur Institute Launches Sulphur World Symposium 2010 Web Site

    The Sulphur Institute (TSI) has launched a new Web site, www.sulphurinstitute.org/symposium10/index.cfm, devoted to its upcoming Sulphur World Symposium 2010, scheduled for April 12-15, 2010 in Doha, Qatar. The site will provide continuous updates on the symposium program, the growing list of...

  • Solomon Associates' Claire Cagnolatti Promoted to Vice President of Chemical Studies

    Solomon Associates, the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry, today announced that Claire Cagnolatti has been named vice president of chemical studies. In this role, Cagnolatti will direct the company’s authoritative benchmarking studies in chemical...

  • Powder Flow 2009 a Success

    Capacity attendance, a delegate list drawn from diverse sectors of industry and academia, and a special appearance by Emeritus Professor Derek Geldart, one of the founding fathers of fluidization technology, combined to make the recent Powder Flow 2009 a success. Held in London on December 16, this...

  • BinMaster Introduces BinLink Web-Based Bin Monitoring

    BinMaster Level Controls of Lincoln, NE, has introduced BinLink – a Web-based monitoring solution for bins, tanks, and silos that enables remote wireless inventory management of stored material from any computer connected to the Internet anywhere in the world. The core components of the...