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  • Evonik to Invest in Hydrophobic Fumed Silica Capabilities

    Specialty chemicals firm Evonik announced plans Friday to increase its fumed silica refinement capabilities at its Rheinfelden, Germany plant. The company said its “low double-digit million euro” investment will expand its ability to process hydrophilic silica into a...

  • TAKRAF Germany tastes HPGR success in Turkey

    TAKRAF recently was awarded a project to supply two High-Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGRs) for a cement plant in Turkey. The company’s HPGR machines have been designed from the outset with ease of maintenance in mind: a clear target to achieve this goal is the reduction of downtime, which...

  • Union Process Updates Lab Equipment

    Akron, OH-based particle size reduction and dispersing equipmentmanufacturer Union Process Inc. has built and installed a new laboratory-sized DMQX Bead Mill in its lab for the purpose of testing customers' material. "This DMQX 07 bead mill is a great addition to our test lab....

  • INVISTA to Expand Capacity at Nylon 6,6 Polymer Plant

    Koch Industries-owned nylon, polyester, and specialty materials maker INVISTA announced plans Wednesday to expand the production capacity of its polymer plant in Shanghai, China. “We are continuing to make strategic investments to best meet our customers’ needs,” Pete...

  • Dow Invests in Project to Boost Silicones Capabilities

    Aiming to boost its downstream and upstream silicones capabilities in response to growing demand, The Dow Chemical Company announced plans Wednesday to invest in a series of debottlenecking and expansion projects across its global footprint. The Midland, MI-based firm said it will carry out...

  • Hershey to Acquire Pirate Brands From B&G Foods

    The Hershey Co. and B&G Foods Inc. announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Hershey to acquire Pirate Brands, including the Pirate’s Booty, Smart Puffs, and Original Tings brands. “Pirate’s Booty is a leading cheese puffs brand loved by moms and kids as...

  • Chemical Odor Causes General Mills Plant Evacuation

    The General Mills plant in Hannibal, MO was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a report of a chemical odor, according to the Heral-Whig. No injuries were reported. The Hannibal Fire Department said a hazardous material team investigated to find the source of the odor. No other...

  • SME Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2018-19

    The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), its divisions and affiliates offer multiple scholarships to SME student members who seek a career in the mining and minerals industries. SME is accepting applications for the 2018 scholarship season through October 22, 2018. More than $...

  • ADM Expands Vanilla Offerings with Rodelle Acquisition

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) recently completed its acquisition of vanilla products originator, processor, and supplier Rodelle Inc., expanding its offerings of premium and certified organic vanilla. “ADM offers customers a best-in-class portfolio of food and beverage...

  • INEOS Invests $78M to Expand Production at Ethylene Plant

    Chemical firm INEOS plans to invest £60 million (about $73 million) to add on a tenth furnace at its KG ethylene production site Grangemouth, UK, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. The company awarded Selas-Linde GmbH with the contract to build the new addition. ...