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  • Hormel Plans $150M Expansion Project at Iowa Plant

    A $150 million plan to expand the Burke Corporation production plant in Nevada, IA was announced Thursday that will add 210,000 sq ft of space to the facility. The firm’s owner, Hormel Foods Corporation, said the expansion project is “one of the largest in the company’s history....

  • Evonik to Build New Silicones and Polymers Plant in Europe

    Specialty chemicals firm Evonik Industries AG intends to open a new “double-digit million euro” production plant for silicones and silane-terminated polymers at its site in Geesthacht, Germany, a recent announcement said.  “The planned investment at the Geesthacht...

  • Ingredion Invests $60M in Asia-Pacific Expansion Effort

    Global food ingredients manufacturer Ingredion Incorporated plans to invest $60 million in capital projects across its specialty food ingredients footprint in Asia-Pacific in response to increased demand for clean-label and specialty starch-based ingredient products, the company announced...

  • AkzoNobel Buys Brazil-Based Ketone Peroxides Producer

    Dutch firm AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals recently closed its purchase of Brazilian ketone peroxides manufacturer Polinox, a Sept. 21 press release announced, expanding the company’s presence in South America.  “We signed an agreement to acquire Polinox in July and are fully...

  • Feed Mill Fire in Texas Forces Residents to Evacuate

    A fire at a feed mill in Winnsboro, TX on Tuesday prompted officials to order those living within a half-mile of the facility to evacuate their homes amid concerns that smoke and burning ammonium nitrate could cause harm, the City of Winnsboro said in statement.  Emergency crews responded to...

  • Solvay to Lift Capacity of PVDF Polymers Plant by 35%

    Belgian specialty chemicals and materials firm Solvay intends to boost its capacity for polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) high performance polymers at its Tavaux, France production plant by more than 35% in response to increased global demand, the firm announced in a press release Monday. Sold under...

  • Total JV to Build 625,000 tn Polyethylene Plant in Texas

    A joint venture between French oil and gas firm Total S.A. and Novealis Holdings LLC, Bayport Polymers LLC, is investing in the construction of a new polyethylene plant at the company’s site in Bayport, TX that will feature an annual capacity of 625,000 tn, Total announced in a press release...

  • Superior Adds Sales Team Member for Central/Western Canada

    Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, recently added Phil Garinger to its sales team in Canada. Garinger, who comes to Superior from ELRUS Aggregate Systems, is the manufacturer’s new equipment territory sales...

  • Westlake Chemical to Buy PVC Compounding Firm

    Houston-based Westlake Chemical Company plans to purchase global PVC compounding solutions firm NAKAN from a Los Angeles private equity firm. On Tuesday, the firm announced it made an exclusive, binding offer to OpenGate Capital to acquire the company. “The combination of NAKAN with Westlake...

  • CPM Wolverine Proctor Hires General Manager for UK Office

    CPM Wolverine Proctor has hired Tom Donaldson as a general manager for its United Kingdom office. Donaldson most recently served as a key account manager with Heat and Control, a food processing, packaging and weighing equipment manufacturer. He started at Wolverine Proctor last month. The new...