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  • LANXESS Expands Thermoplastic Composites Capacity

    Specialty chemicals firm LANXESS announced Monday that its subsidiary, Bond-Laminates GmbH, recently commissioned two new production lines for Tepex brand continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites at its Brilon, Germany facility.  “We have increased our capacity for...

  • Nutraceutical Firm to Open $20M Manufacturing Facility

    Nutraceutical and dietary supplements contract manufacturer Robinson Pharma Inc. (RPI) announced plans Monday to expand its production footprint with the addition of a new, 100,276-sq-ft facility in Costa Mesa, CA. Once operational, the $20 million facility will feature nutraceutical contract...

  • General Mills Recalls E.coli-Tainted Gold Medal Flour

    American food company General Mills issued a voluntary recall Monday across the U.S. for 5 lb. bags of Glod Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour after some samples of the product tested positive for E.coli O26.  “This recall is being issued out of an abundance of care as General Mills has...

  • Crown to Set Science-Based Sustainability Targets

    As the next step in its sustainability journey, Crown Holdings Inc. (Crown) has signed onto the Science-Based Targets initiative, a project that aims to spur corporate climate action in the transition to a low-carbon economy. To join the initiative, Crown will set specific goals for reducing...

  • Evonik Starts Work on New Polyamide 12 Complex

    Specialty chemicals firm Evonik announced Tuesday that construction work has started on its new, €400 million (about $442 million) polyamide 12 (PA 12) complex in Marl, Germany. The project is the company’s biggest investment to date in the European country.  North Rhine...

  • Axalta to Buy Powder Coatings Producer Capital Paints

    American liquid and powder coatings firm Axalta Coating Systems is poised to expand its presence in the Middle East and North Africa with the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase UAE-based thermosetting powder coatings manufacturer Capital Paints LLC, a company release announced Monday....

  • Equipment Fire Doused at Cargill Chocolate Plant

    Firefighters responded to the Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate plant in Milwaukee, WI on Monday morning after a fire ignited inside of a roasting area in the facility, several local news organizations reported. The emergency personnel were called to the Carmen Avenue site at about 9:30 a.m...

  • Minnovare Announces Partnership with Maptek

    Maptek has partnered with drill and blast technology provider Minnovare to deliver streamlined drill & blast solutions to underground miners. A project recently completed for an Australian gold miner is a great example of how collaboration between technology providers can result in better...

  • Columbia/Okura announces Strategic Alliance with Universal Robots

    Columbia/Okura LLC announces a strategic alliance with Universal Robots. This relationship will allow Columbia/Okura to deliver a more extensive range of robotic palletizing solutions to end users, now inclusive of collaborative palletizing applications.   Columbia/Okura has been working...

  • Abbott Recalls Rancid Infant Formula Powder

    Nutritional products and medical devices firm Abbott Laboratories issued a recall on September 13 for Abbott brand Calcilo CD Powder distributed to eight provinces in Canada because the products are rancid and off-color, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced.  The impacted 375g...