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  • PPG Offers SilverSan Powder Coating Quick-Ship Program

    Paints, coatings, and specialty materials manufacturer PPG Industries announced the launch of its quick-ship program for PPG SILVERSAN antibacterial-protected powder coating that is specially formulated with silver ionic technology. PPG SilverSan powder technology slowly...

  • Ingredion Inks Deal to Distribute NorQuin Quinoa Flours

    American ingredient solutions provider Ingredion recently signed an exclusive commercial agreement to distribute and market Northern Quinoa Production Corporation (NorQuin) quinoa flours globally, the company announced in a release Wednesday.  The company said it entered into the...

  • Worker from Tyson Plant in Iowa Dies from COVID-19

    Protein products manufacturer Tyson Fresh Meats confirmed this week that a worker at its Waterloo, IA pork processing plant has died after becoming infected with the novel coronavirus, the Associated Press (AP) reported. More than 1000 employees at the site have tested positive for the...

  • New CSB Accident Prevention Guidance for Executives

    The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released a new guidance document entitled, “CSB Best Practice Guidance for Corporate Boards of Directors and Executives in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry for Major Accident Prevention.” The new seven-page document is...

  • OSHA Fines Dow $54K After Explosion at Louisiana Plant

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Dow Chemical for safety violations at the chemical manufacturer’s Plaquemine, LA facility on April 24, according to inspection records posted to the agency’s website. The company...

  • Evonik Commissions New Biomaterials Plant in Alabama

    German specialty chemicals and materials firm Evonik commissioned its new biomaterials plant in Birmingham, AL this week, expanding its GMP capacity for RESOMER brand bioresorbable polymers. The company said the opening of the US facility is in response to an uptick in global demand for...

  • Fire Breaks Out in Silo at Michigan Sugar Plant

    A fire ignited in a silo containing pulp pellets at the Michigan Sugar beet processing plant in Caro, MI on Tuesday afternoon, several local news organizations reported.  Firefighters were dispatched to the South Almer Street facility at 1:47 p.m., Tuscola County Central Dispatch...

  • CPI Plans New 750,000-bu Storage Bin at Nebraska Site

    Moving to increase its storage capacity, Cooperative Producers Inc. (CPI) revealed plans Monday to build a new 750,000-bu storage gin at its Fairmont, NE grain shuttle loading facility.  “With the support of CPI’s board of directors, we believe our Fairmont location is a...

  • Dust Collector Fire at Metal Forming Plant in Michigan

    Fire crews were dispatched to a blaze at the Metal Standard Corporation metal forming and fabrication plant in Holland, MI on Tuesday. Officials said the fire likely began in a dust collector at the site “Fire appears to have originated in the dust collection system and ignited...

  • Fire Reported at Plastic Recycling Facility in Texas

    Firefighters were called to New Hope Energy’s Trinity Oaks plastics recycling plant in Tyler, TX early Tuesday morning after a fire ignited at the facility, CBS News affiliate KYTX reported.  Crews were dispatched to the Duncan Street plant at about 5:30 a.m. and the fire was...