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  • BASF Opens New Plastic Additives Application Center

    A new plastic additives application center was inaugurated by BASF in Kaisten, Switzerland to provide the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region with technical support, the German firm announced in a press release Monday. Housing a compounding extruder, stretch film and tape lines, and an...

  • Chemical Firm Fined $64K After Worker Dies in Railcar

    A Colorado chemical firm may pay fines totaling $64,857 after receiving citations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its role in the death of a worker in a railcar, the agency announced in a press release last Thursday. OSHA...

  • Kellogg Co. Announces Leadership Changes

    Kellogg Co. announced two leadership changes to help drive the company's growth strategy in the North American and European regions. Chris Hood, currently president, Kellogg Europe, has been named president, Kellogg North America, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Steve...

  • Jet Pulverizer Adds Staff to Leadership and Sales Teams

    Jet milling system and custom grinding and R&D services provider The Jet Pulverizer Company Inc. recently added a new regional sales representative and a quality lab technician to its staff, the company told Powder & Bulk Solids. Offering 22 years of experience in quality assurance/quality...

  • Eriez Earns Award for Exemplary Leadership

    U.S. Ambassador to Chile Carol Z. Perez presented Eriez with the Export Leadership Award during Expomin 2018 in Santiago, Chile. This prestigious award recognizes Eriez’ exemplary leadership in exporting U.S.-made products and services to Chile. “Eriez has exported...

  • Freeman Technology to Host Powder Flow Seminar

    Powder characterization specialists Freeman Technology will host a seminar on powder flow on July 18, 2018 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK. The free one-day event will introduce delegates to powder characterisation and its relevance to industry. The workshop will include presentations by...

  • Dixie Color to Open $19M Microfiber Plant in Georgia

    Color resin pellets manufacturer Dixie Color Inc. plans to expand it production capacity for polyethylene terephthalate microfiber with a new, $19 million manufacturing plant in Trion, GA, the office of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced in a recent press release. “We are excited to be the...

  • 16 Fire Departments Respond to Blaze at Linde Plant

    16 fire departments from southern Wisconsin and parts of Illinois responded to a fire at the Linde North America air separation plant in Beloit, WI on Tuesday night that left a worker with burns. The Beloit Fire Department responded to the scene at about 8:40 p.m., discovering flames and smoke in...

  • PPG Industries to Build 635,000-sq-ft Facility in Texas

    Pittsburgh, PA-based PPG Industries and industrial property real estate investment trust Duke Realty Corporation held a ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday to kick off construction on a new, 635,000-sq-ft facility in Texas that will become the company’s largest distribution center for...

  • Fire Breaks out at Quaker Oats Plant in Iowa

    Firefighters responded to a Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids, IA Monday afternoon after product ignited in an oven and caused a fire, several local news organizations reported. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to the facility at 3:15 p.m. with about five trucks, Cedar Rapids public...