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  • K-State/GEAPS Offer Grain Handling Courses

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University’s Distance Education Program are offering three online courses running from May 23 to June 24 on grain handling operations. The courses are open to non-GEAPS members, as well as those who are not registered...

  • BEUMER Supplies World's Highest Bucket Elevator

    ACC Ltd, an Indian cement manufacturer, has expanded the capacity of its factory in Wadi, in the south Indian state of Karnataka, to 13,000 tons per day. As the main (EPC) contractor, the BEUMER Group has received a repeat order on turnkey, for high-performance belt bucket elevator, type HGBW-HC...

  • Grace to Purchase BASF Polyolefin Catalysts Business

    W. R. Grace & Co. has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of BASF’s Polyolefin Catalysts business, the company announced Friday. The transaction is pending regulatory approval and required consultations with employee representatives, but the W.R. Grace expects the sale to close by...

  • New Study Examines Growth of Handling Equipment Market

    A new report estimates that the global handling and lifting equipment market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10% until 2020, according to market research company Technavio. The research study, “Global Handling and Lifting Equipments Market 2016-2020,” analyzes revenue and...

  • Bastian Solutions Expands in Europe

    Bastian Solutions, a global material handling systems integrator, is expanding its foothold in the European market with the opening of a new European office and the incorporation of Bastian Solutions Europe, the company announced Thursday. Guillermo Albaladejo, international business director at...

  • FLSmidth Enters Agreement with Wirtgen Group

    Global cement and minerals processing company FLSmidth signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Kleemann, a producer of road and construction machinery, to supply cone crushers for mobile applications in the construction industry. Kleemann, a part of the Wirtgen Group, is active in the...

  • Hosokawa Micron to Hold Course on Powder Mixing

    Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems is holding a two-day course on the principals and techniques of mixing free flowing or cohesive powders in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on May 25 and 26. Intended for professionals in managerial, operational, and supervisory positions, with an interest in blended...

  • Chinese Polysulfone Maker Enters North American Market

    A Chinese producer of Polysulfone polymers, UJU New Materials Co. Ltd., recently signed a distributor and importer agreement with Conventus Polymers LLC to bring its products to North American markets. The company, headquarted in China’s Guangdong province, is attempting to solve what it...

  • Gavilon Group to Expand Capacities in US

    Omaha, NE-based grain trader Gavilon Group LLC is seeking to expand its crop purchasing, storage, and hauling capacity in the southern and western regions of the US, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday. The company, a subsidiary of the Marubeni Corp. since 2013, will purchase assets like...

  • New INVISTA Factory in China is Operational

    INVISTA’s new 215,000-ton hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant in Shanghai, China is now operational, the Wichita, KS-based company announced on Monday.   Hexamethylene diamine is an intermediate used in the production of nylon 6,6 fibers, polyurethanes, and high-performance polyamides,...