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  • Smart-Hose Receives EU Patent for Break-Away Adaptor

    Engineering firm Smart-Hose Technologies has recently been granted a new Patent EP 3 011 217 B1 by the European Union for its Break-Away Adapter, a company announcement said this week.  The Smart-Hose Break-Away Adapter is a break-away coupler designed with an engineered break-point...

  • Olam Creates Ingredients and Agribusiness Groups

    Food and agribusiness firm Olam International is reorganizing its business portfolio with the creation of two operating groups, Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) and Olam Global Agri (OGA), in an effort to create long-term value and take advantage of growth opportunities, the company announced...

  • BASF to Boost Methane Sulfonic Acid Capacity

    German chemicals firm BASF is making a “higher double-digit million euro” investment to expand methane sulfonic acid (MSA) production at its Ludwigshafen Verbund facility by 50,000 tn/yr, a company announcement said Monday.  Construction recently commenced on a new...

  • Ajinomoto Invests $27M to Expand Frozen Foods Capacity

    Frozen food products manufacturer Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc. is committing $27.3 million to increase capacity at its Oakland, MS production facility, the Mississippi Development Authority announced in a recent release.  “For 13 years, Ajinomoto Foods has been growing...

  • Worker Killed in Food Processing Machinery Accident

    A worker was killed early Saturday morning in a machinery accident at the Safeway Fresh Foods plant in Vineland, NJ.   The Vineland Fire Department was dispatched just after 12:30 a.m. 28-year-old Felipe Rodriguez-Tzon of Philadelphia was pronounced dead at the scene. The exact...

  • OSHA Fines PES Refinery $132K for PSM Hazards

    Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) was issued several citations and fine of $132,600 this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a massive fire and series of explosions at its refinery in Philadelphia, PA last June. An investigation...

  • The Andersons Fined $291K After Grain Engulfment Deaths

    American agribusiness The Andersons was issued several citations and a fine of $291,716 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after two workers became engulfed by material in a grain storage bin at the firm’s facility in Toledo, OH,...

  • Innophos Shareholders OK Acquisition by Equity Firm

    The shareholders of ingredients manufacturer Innophos Holdings Inc. voted to approve the acquisition of the firm by an affiliate of private equity firm One Rock Capital Partners LLC this week, moving the deal closer to completion, the firm said in a company press release.  Plans for...

  • Kimberly-Clark Appoints New Executive Leaders

    Personal care products maker Kimberly-Clark announced several leadership changes this month that the firm said is intended to further its efforts to meet its K-C Strategy 2022 goals.  The president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, Aaron Powell, was appointed president of the company’s...

  • Berry Global Invests $20M to Expand Films Production

    Plastic packaging manufacturer Berry Global is committing $20 million to expand its capacity and capabilities for hygiene, healthcare, and specialty films in North America, the firm announced in a release Wednesday.  During the project, the company plans improve its extrusion and printing...