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  • Sealed Air to Add Capacity for Plant-Based Packaging

    Packaging solutions firm Sealed Air Corporation announced a new $24 million project to expand capacity for plant-based packaging at its Simpsonville, SC production facility on Thursday. The company said its investment will enable the plant to become the first site in North America to manufacture...

  • 12 Dead After Fertilizer Plant Explosion in Egypt

    12 or more people are dead after an explosion in a gas tank rocked a a fertilizer plant in Ain Sokhna, Egypt on Thursday, international and local news organizations reported.  Officials told news wire service Reuters that the tank blew up at an Egyptian military-owned phosphates...

  • Mondelez Forms Partnership with Food Startup Incubator

    American snack company Mondelez International recently formed a partnership with food business incubator The Hatchery Chicago to collaborate with and support Chicago-area food and beverage startup companies. The Deerfield, IL-based firm said in a release Thursday that the new relationship with The...

  • Lubrizol Expands TPU Production Capabilities

    American specialty chemicals manufacturer The Lubrizol Corporation is expanding its global manufacturing footprint with the addition of a new TPU production line at the firm’s plant in Songjiang, China. The company announced Tuesday that the new asset is expected to become operational this...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offer Materials Handling Training

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and the Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program are teaming up to offer an online course in advanced materials handling concepts.  Learn how to determine the characteristics of various materials and their effects on the...

  • Pesticide Plant Explosion in China Leaves 64 Dead

    At least 64 people were killed and dozens were injured in a blast and fire Thursday afternoon at the Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Co. pesticide production facility in Yencheng, China, international and local news organizations reported. Officials said strong shockwaves from the explosion registered...

  • Lindt & Sprungli to Expand New Hampshire Chocolate Plant

    Swiss-owned confections and chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprungli is starting to develop plans to add 100,000 sq ft of space to two buildings at its Stratham, NH chocolate plant, local news organizations reported. Stratham Town Planner Tavis Austin told the Manchester Union-Leader ...

  • Chevron Phillips Mulls Expansion of 1-Hexene Production

    Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is conducting a study that looks at the potential expansion of the firm’s 1-Hexane production capabilities with the opening of a new world-scale unit, the company announced Wednesday.  If the project moves forward, the unit will manufacture comonomer...

  • Powder Metallurgy Firm Invests $1.5M in Indiana Plant

    Powder metallurgy company Metal Powder Products (MPP) plans to relocate its manufacturing division from Solon, OH to a new facility in Noblesville, IN, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IDEC) announced Wednesday in a release. The firm will invest $1.5 million to repurpose a 60,000-sq-ft...

  • Kroger Sheds Turkey Hill Business, Processing Plant

    American food manufacturer and retailer The Kroger Company recently entered into an agreement to sell its Turkey Hill business and some related manufacturing assets to to an affiliate of private equity firm Peak Rock Capital, the companies announced in separate press releases Tuesday. ...