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  • Pet Food Processing Equipment Market to Hit $4.7B by 2022

    Rising demand for pet food supplies, increases in pet population, growing awareness of pet health, and “pet humanization” are predicted to drive the market for pet food processing-related equipment globally over the next five years, according to a new market forecast by Markets and...

  • Worker Injures Hand on Shortbread and Cookies Equipment

    Great Britain’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating an incident last week at the Walkers Shortbread factory in Elgin, Scotland that left a worker injured after his hand became trapped in equipment used to produce shortbread and cookies, the Aberdeen Press & Journal reported...

  • Ajax Supplies Chemical Manufacturer with Large Agitated Screw Feeder

    Solids handling specialist Ajax Equipment has supplied leading specialty chemicals producer, Vertellus, with an agitated screw feeder and screw conveyor for its Teesside, UK plant. The site supplies monomers and performance enhancers for the plastics and polymers market, as well as...

  • Mondelez Invests $93M in New Chocolate Lines at UK Plant

    Four new chocolate production lines were debuted by Mondelez International at the Cadbury factory in Bournville, UK intended to secure “modern manufacturing in the UK for the next generation,” the firm announced April 7. Two of the new lines are Cadbury Dairy Milk tablet lines capable...

  • Manufacturing Org. Names Cargill CEO to Executive Committee

    America’s foremost trade organization representing the interests of manufacturing firms, The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), named Cargill chief executive officer David MacLennan to the executive committee of the NAM Board of Directors, the organization announced Monday. “...

  • Ashland to Acquire Composites Resin Plant from Reichhold

    Reichhold Holdings International B.V. received a binding offer from Ashland Global Holdings Inc. to acquire the firm’s Etain, France composites resin plant, Reichhold announced in an April 6 press release. The terms of the transaction, which must meet regulatory approvals and is subject to a...

  • Honeywell Introduces Remote Worker Tracking Tool

    A new satellite-based monitoring and communication tool enables companies to track remote employees located anywhere in the world, helping firms to ensure the safety of their workers, Honeywell announced by press release April 4. Tapping into Iridium’s low-earth orbit satellite network,...

  • BASF to Sell Bleaching Clay, Mineral Absorbents Businesses

    German chemical company BASF signed an agreement to shed its bleaching clay and mineral absorbents businesses to EP Minerals, including a U.S.-based production site and clay mine, for undisclosed terms, BASF announced by press release April 6. Part of BASF’s Process Catalysts unit of the...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Drop

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its February 2017 booked orders decreased 26.4% when compared to February 2016 orders. When compared to January 2017, February 2017 booked orders were down 28.7%. January booked orders were up 0.4% for Bulk Handling...

  • Uhlmann Packaging Systems Joins Open-SCS Group

    Uhlmann Packaging Systems, a worldwide leader in pharmaceutical packaging, has become a member of the OPEN-SCS Working Group. More than 20 suppliers and pharmaceutical manufacturers are currently represented in the international working group, which is developing a communication standard for...