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  • New Study Examines Growth of Handling Equipment Market

    A new report estimates that the global handling and lifting equipment market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10% until 2020, according to market research company Technavio. The research study, “Global Handling and Lifting Equipments Market 2016-2020,” analyzes revenue and...

  • Bastian Solutions Expands in Europe

    Bastian Solutions, a global material handling systems integrator, is expanding its foothold in the European market with the opening of a new European office and the incorporation of Bastian Solutions Europe, the company announced Thursday. Guillermo Albaladejo, international business director at...

  • FLSmidth Enters Agreement with Wirtgen Group

    Global cement and minerals processing company FLSmidth signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Kleemann, a producer of road and construction machinery, to supply cone crushers for mobile applications in the construction industry. Kleemann, a part of the Wirtgen Group, is active in the...

  • Hosokawa Micron to Hold Course on Powder Mixing

    Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems is holding a two-day course on the principals and techniques of mixing free flowing or cohesive powders in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on May 25 and 26. Intended for professionals in managerial, operational, and supervisory positions, with an interest in blended...

  • Chinese Polysulfone Maker Enters North American Market

    A Chinese producer of Polysulfone polymers, UJU New Materials Co. Ltd., recently signed a distributor and importer agreement with Conventus Polymers LLC to bring its products to North American markets. The company, headquarted in China’s Guangdong province, is attempting to solve what it...

  • Gavilon Group to Expand Capacities in US

    Omaha, NE-based grain trader Gavilon Group LLC is seeking to expand its crop purchasing, storage, and hauling capacity in the southern and western regions of the US, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday. The company, a subsidiary of the Marubeni Corp. since 2013, will purchase assets like...

  • New INVISTA Factory in China is Operational

    INVISTA’s new 215,000-ton hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant in Shanghai, China is now operational, the Wichita, KS-based company announced on Monday.   Hexamethylene diamine is an intermediate used in the production of nylon 6,6 fibers, polyurethanes, and high-performance polyamides,...

  • GE Healthcare Facility to Use Self-Driving Vehicle

    A self-driving vehicle used for material transport will be used in a GE Healthcare repair facility near Milwaukee, WI to automate parts delivery in the company’s just-in-time manufacturing process. Developed by Clearpath, the OTTO self-driving vehicle was selected for the repair operations...

  • House Holds Hearing on Silica Dust

    The US House of Representatives Committee on Education and The Workforce’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on Tuesday, April 19 to discuss OSHA’s recent changes in its standards on respirable crystalline Silica dust. OSHA’s rules on exposure to respirable...

  • Innophos Names VP of Supply Chain and Purchasing

    Innophos Holdings Inc. named Amy Hartzell as vice president of supply chain and purchasing, the Cranbury, NJ-based company announced on Wednesday. Most recently holding the position of global director of Dow Chemical’s Corporate Supply Chain Center of Excellence, Hartzell has 20 years of...