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  • INEOS to Build New Ethane Cracker, PDH plant in Europe

    UK-based chemical firm INEOS is poised to make its most sizeable capital investment to date as it prepares to construct a new ethane cracker and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in northern Europe. The company announced the approval of a €2.7 billion (about $3.1 billion) investment in the...

  • Bosch to Shed Pharma and Food Packaging Machinery Units

    German technology firm Bosch Group plans to sell its pharmaceuticals and food packaging machinery (PA) business units from the company’s Packaging Technology division as the company looks to hone its efforts on digitization and other potential growth areas. “This decision will allow...

  • Technical Issue Stops Ibuprofen Production at BASF Plant

    A technical issue forced BASF to stop production of Ibuprofen at its Bishop, TX plant, which could impact supplies of the popular painkiller for several months as repairs are made, a company spokesperson told Reuters last week. The company halted manufacturing of Ibuprofen at the Texas site on...

  • Cargill, ADM Launch Soybean Meal and Oil JV in Egypt

    American agribusinesses Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Cargill are teaming up in a new joint venture that will serve customers in Egypt with soybean meal and oil, the companies announced in a press release Monday. The new business, SoyVenTM, owns and runs the National Vegetable Oil Company soy...

  • Eastman Chemical Names Innophos Holdings CEO to Board

    Kingsport, TN-based Eastman Chemical recently named Dr. Kim Ann Mink, the current chief executive officer, president, and chairman of specialty ingredients maker Innophos Holdings Inc., to its Board of Directors, the company announced Monday in a press release. “Having spent the majority of...

  • Nestle Fined $187K After Worker Injured in Machinery

    The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program (VOSH) cited a Nestle USA plant in Danville, VA with seven violations and ordered the firm to pay a fine totaling $187,060 after a machinery-related injury last January, according to documents recently reviewed by Powder & Bulk Solids. VOSH...

  • ADM Moves on $1.8B Purchase of French Feed Firm Neovia

    American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is eying an expansion of its Animal Nutrition business as it enters into discussions to purchase the French animal feed, feed ingredients, and value-added services provider Neovia.   On Monday, ADM announced that it was granted the exclusive...

  • BASF Ending Force Majeure on Vitamin A and E Products

    German firm BASF resumed production of several products that were impacted by a force majeure issued following a fire in late 2017 at a Citral plant in Germany. On Monday, a company press release announced that the force majeure was lifted for Lutavit A 1000, Lutavit A 500, Vitamin A Palmitate 1.6...

  • Grain Silo Explodes at Louisiana Port Faclity

    An explosion at the Port of Lake Charles in Lake Charles, LA last Thursday caused the top of a grain silo to come off and left several vehicles near the site damaged as debris fell, local news organizations reported. The explosion occurred at about 11 a.m. inside the silo at a site in the port...

  • Crews Respond to Fire at Coffee Processing Plant

    Crews from four municipal fire departments responded to a fire at the Jacobs Douwe Egberts Kraplant coffee processing plant in Banbury, UK on June 28, according to various local media reports. Firefighters from Banbury, Kidlington, Fenny Compton, and Buckingham arrived at the plant at about 2 p.m...