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  • PyroGenesis Completes $2.5M Plant for AM Metal Powders

    Advanced plasma processes company PyroGenesis Canada Inc. recently finished work on a new $2.5 million plant for metal powders used in additive manufacturing in Montreal, QC, the firm announced Tuesday. Focused on the manufacturing of plasma atomized Ti-6A1-4V powders, the plant contains a plasma-...

  • Smithfield Worker Allegedly Pees on Production Line

    A video emerged this week that appears to show a worker urinating on a production line at a Smithfield Foods plant in Smithfield, VA, local news organizations reported. The incident forced the meat processor to stop production at the site and throw away thousands of pounds of product. ...

  • LANXESS Building New Advanced Composites Plant in Europe

    A subsidiary of specialty chemicals producer LANXESS is currently building a new, 1500 m2 production facility at its complex in Brilon, Germany that will expand its capacity for continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites, the firm announced in a press release Tuesday.  The Bond-...

  • Royal DSM Opens New Animal Feed Premix Plant in India

    Dutch health and nutrition solutions firm Royal DSM announced the opening of a new premix facility in Jadcherla, India on Monday that will provide tailor-made products to local customers.  Operated by the company’s Animal Nutrition & Health unit, the plant contains new safety,...

  • Fire Breaks out at Ardent Mills Flour Mill in Tennessee

    Workers were evacuated from an Ardent Mills flour milling facility in Chattanooga, TN on Monday morning after a fire ignited and smoke filled parts of the structure, local news organizations reported.  Crews spotted smoke coming from a vent on one the building’s upper floors upon...

  • Two Workers Hurt in Equipment Failure at Kansas Plant

    Two workers were injured in an incident at the Research Products Company (REPCO) plant in Salina, KS last Friday morning after an equipment failure, officials told several local news organizations. Reports indicate that the victims were injured by a release of chemicals.  Called to the...

  • Coperion, Coperion K-Tron Launch Traveling Equipment Display

    Coperion and Coperion K-Tron announce the launch of the new Traveling Equipment Display (TED). The mobile display began traveling directly to bulk material handling facilities throughout the U.S. in early October and will bring the latest solutions for feeding, pneumatic conveying, complete systems...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Fall

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2018 booked orders decreased 21.1% when compared to August 2017 orders. When compared to July 2018, August 2018 booked orders were down 39.1%. August booked orders were up 11% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 56....

  • Worker Hurt in Dust Explosion at Maryland Fiber Factory

    Officials believe a mechanical failure in a piece of production equipment caused a fire and dust explosion last Saturday afternoon at a Chestertown, MD natural fiber processing plant that left one worker with injuries. About 50 firefighters responded to the Creafill Fibers Corporation facility...

  • New CEO to Head Chemicals and Materials Firm Solvay

    A new chief executive officer will take the lead of global specialty chemicals and materials group Solvay on January 1, replacing Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, who currently holds the Brussels-based firm’s top role and serves as its director.  Solvay announced that its Board of Directors...