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  • Celanese to Increase Capacity for Emulsion Polymers

    Chemical and specialty materials firm Celanese is making investments in two facilities to expand its capacity for emulsion polymers in a bid to increase the value of its global acetyl chain, the company announced in a release Wednesday.  “As a world leader in the acetyls and...

  • Explosion Reported at Particleboard Plant in Michigan

    Emergency personnel were called to the ARAUCO particleboard plant in Grayling, MI on Thursday morning after a fire and explosion were reported at the facility, according to the Grayling Department of Public Safety.  After responding to the site at about 10 a.m., crews managed to put out the...

  • Cott Sheds S&D Coffee & Tea to Westrock Coffee for $405M

    Foodservice and beverage solutions provider Cott Corporation entered into an agreement this week to divest from its S&D Coffee and Tea business to Westrock Coffee Company for $405 million as it pivots toward becoming “a pure-play water solutions provider,” the two firms...

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco Fined $220K After Workers Injured

    Steel products manufacturer AcrelorMittal Dofasco MP Inc. is facing a fine of CAD$290,000 (about $220,000) after several workers were injured in two different incidents at the firm’s Hamilton, ON facility, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced in a recent release.  Two...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offer FGIS Grain Inspections Course

    Do you know the ins and outs of the U.S. grain inspection and marketing system and how it affects your business? GEAPS 522: Grain Inspection Orientation is a great tool to help your prepare your team. The online course runs from Feb. 18 through Mar. 24.  This online course from the...

  • Georgia-Pacific Invests $145M to Expand Dixie Plant

    American pulp and paper products manufacturer Georgia-Pacific said Wednesday that it is investing $145 million to expand production of Dixie brand plates and bowls at its Darlington, SC plant.  “This truly is an investment in our customers and consumers who use our products...

  • Scoular Names New Director to Board

    Grain and food ingredients firm The Scoular Company announced the appointment of Doug Stark as the new director of its board of directors on Wednesday. Stark previously served as chief executive officer of Farm Credit Services of America. “The addition of Stark to Scoular’s...

  • Unilever Considers Parting Ways with its Tea Business

    Consumer packaged foods firm Unilever initiated a strategic review of its global tea business, which includes iconic brands like Lipton and PG Tips, in response to a slump in black tea sales, the company said in an announcement of its full year results for 2019 published Thursday....

  • Celanese Buys Polymer Powders Business from Nouryon

    Chemical and specialty materials firm Celanese entered into an agreement to purchase Nouryon’s Elotex brand of dispersible polymer powders, including all associated production facilities in Europe and Asia, the company announced in a release Thursday. The deal also includes all...

  • Worker Killed in Cement Plant Explosion

    One worker was killed and three others injured Wednesday after an explosion at the Odisha Cement Ltd (OCL) factory in Rajgangpur, an industrial town in the Sundargarh District of Odisha, India.   Seven female workers emerged from the plant after the explosion occurred at about 4:30...