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  • BASF Names New Distributor in Canada

    German chemical manufacturing firm BASF entered into an agreement with specialty chemicals distributor Chemroy to handle its portfolio of base stocks, additives, surfactants, and antioxidants in Canada. “Chemroy’s industry expertise, agility, and adaptability to meeting individual...

  • Paxiom Opens New Milwaukee Xperience Center

    Paxiom Group, the global sales and service division for the manufacturers WeighPack Systems, Eagle Packaging Machinery, SleekWrapper and CombiScale, has opened its fifth new Xperience Center at 16850 West Victor Road, New Berlin, WI 53151. This new center, just fifteen minutes from Milwaukee...

  • Linde Debuts New Portfolios for Metal Powder Processes

    Linde US is presenting two new product portfolios at the PowderMet 2018 trade show in San Antonio, TX that are geared to improve powder metal (PM) sintering, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), and additive manufacturing (AM) processes, a company press release announced Monday. The SINTERFLEX portfolio...

  • Micromeritics Instrument Acquires Freeman Technology

    Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, a global manufacturer of premium products for advanced material characterisation, today announced the acquisition of Freeman Technology. Freeman Technology specialises in providing instruments for the measurement of powder flow properties and other behavioural...

  • Study IDs Most Expensive Food Processing Plant Sites in U.S.

    An analysis of 25 metropolitan areas in the U.S. revealed that the Boston, Newark, NJ, and Fairfield, CA areas were the three most expensive places to operate a food processing plant, according to a new study by corporate site selection consultant The Boyd Company. The survey, conducted on behalf...

  • New $90M Air-laid Materials Plant Opens in Arkansas

    Specialty papers and advanced materials manufacturer Glatfelter held an event on June 15 to mark the opening of its new advanced air-laid materials manufacturing plant in Fort Smith, AR. Featuring a capacity of 22,000 sh tn/yr, the Glatfelter’s new plant brings the firm’s global...

  • Conveyor Equipment Booked Orders Rose by 5.34% This April

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its April 2018 Booked Orders increased 5.34% when compared to April 2017 orders. April 2018 booked orders when compared to March 2018 booked orders were down 51.7%. April Booked Orders were down 8.0% for Bulk Handling Equipment and...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offer Grain Handling Courses this July

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program are offering courses on grain handling, management basics and grain dust explosion prevention. These online courses run from July 17 – Aug. 18, and registration closes...

  • Nestle to Hire 150 Workers at Ice Cream Plant in Canada

    Nestle Canada plans to fill 150 new full-time jobs at its London, ON ice cream production plant following the completion of an expansion project at the site, the company announced in a press release Thursday. A job fair is scheduled for June 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hellenic Community...

  • BASF Project to Increase Expandable Polystyrene Capacity

    German chemicals firm BASF is launching a project to increase its production of Neopor, an expandable polystyrene that contains graphite, by 40,000 MT, a press release announced Friday. The company recently completed debottlenecking activities at its Ludwigshafen site that enables the facility to...