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  • ADM Animal Nutrition Opens New Feed Plant in Nebraska

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) Animal Nutrition business recently opened a new feed plant in Columbus, NE, the company announced in a press release. “Earlier this spring, we opened our new pet food premix facility in Effingham, IL. Today, we’re celebrating...

  • Purdue Researchers Create Unique Food Packaging Material

    A team of researchers from Purdue University’s School of Materials Engineering have developed a new process for producing a sustainable, advanced barrier coating for food packaging with cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), a university press release announced Tuesday. Headed by professor Jeffrey...

  • Trump Proposes Creation of Federal Food Safety Agency

    The administration of U.S. President Donald J. Trump is proposing a broad consolidation of federal food safety activities carried out by several agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under a single, unified government organization....

  • Rosina Food Products Finishes $22M Expansion Project

    Rosina Food Products Inc. recently completed a $22.7 expansion project at its Cheektowaga and West Seneca facilities in New York State that adds 10 million lbs/yr of pasta production capacity and lifts the firm’s protein packaging capacity by some 5 million lbs/yr, New York Governor Andrew M...

  • LPW Technology Opens $26M Metal Powder Production Site

    Additive manufacturing materials maker LPW Technology recently opened a new, 90,000-sq-ft metal powder production plant in Widnes, UK with a ceremony attended by the Duke of Gloucester, a June 22 company press release announced. LPW Technology invested £20 million, or about $26.5 million, in...

  • Paxiom Adds Four New Regional Managers to Sales Force

    The Paxiom Group has added four new regional managers to its ever-expanding team. Based in its new Milwaukee Xperience Center, Dustin Butteris joins the Paxiom Group with significant packaging machinery experience having worked for the Yamato Corporation as an OEM Accounts Manager for 6 years....

  • Endress+Hauser launches e-Commerce Platform

    Endress+Hauser announces its e-Commerce platform, which offers customers a personalized shopping experience with a wealth of new features. The platform allows customers to purchase online and provides 24/7 access to detailed information directly on the website, for both online and offline orders....

  • LyondellBasell JV to Construct New Polypropylene Plant

    A joint venture by PolyMirae Company Ltd. and SK Advanced plans to construct a new polypropylene manufacturing plant in Ulsan, South Korea that will feature a capacity of 400,000 tn/yr., a LyondellBasell press release announced Monday. Plastics, chemicals, and refining company LyondellBasell owns...

  • DOE Awards $1.8M to Firm to Improve Biomass Handling Systems

    Forest Concepts LLC has been awarded a $1.8 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office to address the critical issues of poor flowability, high friction, and highly variable physical properties that have plagued the biomass industry...

  • PGG to Shutter Texas Paint Production Plant, Cut 52 Jobs

    The future of about 50 jobs at a PPG Industries paint production plant in Texas remains uncertain after documents were filed with the state indicating the company plans to shutter the facility in early 2019. PPG Architectural Coatings Finishes Inc. sent a a Worker Adjustment and Retaining...