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  • Rotex Celebrating 175 Years

    Rotex proudly announces its 175-year company anniversary. Since 1844, Rotex has offered industrial separation equipment, including the Apex, Rotex, and Minerals Separator that all feature the company’s exclusive Gyratory Reciprocating Motion. As Rotex progresses through the coming years,...

  • Kemutec Accelerates Global Strategy with Entry into Latin America

    Kemutec, a subsidiary of the Process Components family, who forms part of the Schenck Process Group, has announced its expansion into Latin America, alongside its long-established manufacturing brands, Kek, Gardner, Mucon, and PPS. With a new office based in Monterey, Mexico, the move forms a key...

  • FDA Food Facility Inspections Paused Due to Shutdown

    America’s biggest food safety regulator, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is pausing regular inspections of food processing facilities in the U.S. due to furloughs of agency inspectors during the shutdown of the federal government, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told news...

  • Sika Makes Move for Mortar and Adhesives Maker Parex

    Swiss specialty chemicals and building solutions company Sika AG recently made a binding offer to private equity firm CVC Fund V to purchase French mortar and adhesives manufacturer Parex, a joint press release announced Tuesday.  “Using Parex technologies as a growth platform in all...

  • Marion Process Solutions Acquired by Private Equity Firm

    Private equity firm May River Capital completed acquisition of Marion Process Solutions on December 31, 2018. Marion manufactures industrial mixers and blenders, as well as microwave vacuum drying systems, for customers in the food, nutraceutical, mineral, plastic, chemical, and biomass industries...

  • Cargill to Invest $37M in Iowa Soybean Plant Upgrade

    American agribusiness Cargill recently received approval from municipal officials in Cedar Rapids, IA to move forward on a $37.6 million effort to upgrade equipment and add space to its soybean processing plant in the city, local news organizations reported this week. At a meeting Tuesday, the...

  • Praxair Partners with Velo3D for AM Powder Verification

    Specialty alloy-based solutions firm Praxair Surface Technologies Inc. (PST) recently formed a new partnership with metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology provider Velo3D to develop process parameters for new alloys made from Praxair’s TruForm powders, a press release announced Tuesday...

  • Brazilian Firm Invests $1M in Georgia Crop Nutrition Plant

    Brazilian agribusiness Forquímica plans to invest $1 million to convert a facility in Moultrie, GA into a manufacturing plant for sustainable crop protection products, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced in a recent press release.  “After four years working alongside farmers...

  • Air Products to Grow Liquid Hydrogen Production in U.S.

    Responding to a rise in demand for liquid hydrogen in California, Industrial gases manufacturer Air Products plans to open its second liquid hydrogen production facility in the U.S. state, a company press release announced Monday. “Current customer demand for liquid hydrogen is driving the...

  • Report IDs Top 5 FDA Food Safety Rule Violations in 2018

    A new report by regulatory compliance consultants Registrar Corp. examines U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data from inspections during the fiscal year 2018, providing an outline of the top five food safety violations issued by the agency during the period.  Examining citations issued...