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  • Drug Maker Bayer Combines Pharmaceutical R&D Unit

    German life sciences firm Bayer AG recently combined its pharmaceutical research and development activities in oncology, hematology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and cardiology into a new unit under the management of its pharmaceuticals division, the company announced Thursday. “The combined...

  • Resin Dust Eyed as Cause of Deadly Chemical Plant Blast

    Officials at a chemical plant in Fuji, Japan said dust from resins were likely the cause of an explosion Friday that killed one person and injured 11 others, The Japan Times reported. The explosion was reported at the Arakawa Chemical Industries Ltd. Plant at about 8:30 a.m. A 64-year-old contract...

  • General Mills Offers Artificial Flavor-Free Baking Line

    The Foodservice business of General Mills recently debuted a new portfolio of baking products under the Pillsbury and Gold Medal brands containing no artificial flavors and colors, the company announced in a Nov. 14 press release. “We are always looking at ways to improve our products to...

  • BASF Opens Its First Chemical Catalysts Plant in APAC

    German-owned chemicals giant BASF held a ceremony to open its new, $2.9 billion chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Shanghai on Thursday. The plant is BASF’s first chemical catalysts production site in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. “The start of our new, world-scale production...

  • Mars Inc. Gets Minority Stake in Snack Bar Maker KIND

    Global food, confectionary, and pet care firm Mars Inc. recently entered into an agreement to acquire a minority stake in the snack bar maker KIND and formed a partnership to mutually grow the KIND brand’s product offerings and global presence, a Nov. 29 press release announced. While KIND...

  • CPM Acquires Conveyor Supplier Proline Engineering

    Process equipment and technology supplier CPM Holdings Inc. (CPM) recently acquired Manchester, UK-based Proline Engineering, a supplier of conveyance solutions, installation, and aftermarket service for the metal packaging industry, The British firm will become a part of CPM’s metal...

  • Schwan’s Creates Private-Label and Contract-Packing Unit

    Privately-owned food manufacturer and marketer The Schwan’s Company launched a new business unit, Schwan’s Strategic Partner Solutions, aimed at growing its private-label and contract-packing businesses by working with select retailers and food firms, the Marshall, MN company announced...

  • Unilever to Buy Personal Care Firm Sundial Brands

    Unilever entered into an agreement to acquire New York-based skincare and haircare products maker Sundial Brands, moving to position its Personal Care category for growth among consumers with multicultural backgrounds and millennials, a Nov. 27 press release announced. Founded in 1991, Sundial...

  • Enrollment Open for GEAPS 2018 Safety Awards

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Safety Awards Program. The program recognizes facilities that go an entire year without a work-related lost-time injury or illness and facilities that have zero recordable work-related injuries or illnesses...

  • Man Crushed to Death in Grain Silo Collapse

    A worker was killed Thursday at a site in southern Australia when a silo collapsed and crushed him, several Australian news organizations reported. The silo collapsed at the property in Cocata at about 10:40 a.m., crushing the 47-year-old man, news website Adelaide Now reported. He died at the...