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  • VAC-U-MAX Celebrates Banner Year

    Bulk material handling and industrial vacuum cleaning systems provider VAC-U-MAX is celebrating 2019 as a banner year for company milestones. Founded in 1954 by Frank Pendleton, VAC-U-MAX celebrated 65-years providing growth, industry leadership and innovations. VAC-U-MAX designed the world’s...

  • BASF 3D Printing Solutions Rebrands as Forward AM

    The additive manufacturing-focused subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH, BASF 3D Printing Solutions (B3DPS) announced Tuesday that it is rebranding as Forward AM and expanding its product offerings in advance of the trade show Formnext 2019.  “With the introduction of its new Forward AM...

  • Bosch Packaging Technology Partners with CDMO Parsolex

    Process and packaging technology supplier Bosch Packaging Technology plans to cooperate with contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Parsolex on solid dosage manufacturing.  Under the arrangement, Bosch Packaging Technology will provide solid dose manufacturing and...

  • Dean Foods Files for Bankruptcy, Considers Sale to DFA

    Dairy products manufacturer Dean Foods announced Tuesday that it is considering a sale of nearly all of its assets to Dairy Farmers of America Inc. (DFA) as it enters into Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.  While “advanced discussions” on the sale are underway between Dean...

  • Lonza Starts Search for New CEO

    Multinational life science firm Lonza is starting to search for new chief executive officer as its current top executive, Marc Funk, prepares to step down from his position for “personal reasons,” the company announced Tuesday. The Board of Directors named chairman Albert Baehny as...

  • Lödige Strengthens Indian Joint Venture

    The Paderborn-based company Gebr. Lödige Maschinenbau GmbH is currently in the process of expanding its engineering and production capacities for coating, mixing, granulating, and drying, as well as the handling units required for this process in India. This represents an expansion of the...

  • Silo Fire at Tyson Foods Plant in Indiana

    Firefighters worked to douse a blaze that ignited in a fryer last Friday night at the Tyson Foods–Mexican Original plant in Portland, IN, officials told several local news organizations. Workers evacuated the plant during the incident.  The fire started at about 7:45 p.m. and was...

  • Evonik and Voxeljet to Develop New Powder-Binder Systems

    Specialty chemicals and materials firm Evonik and industrial 3D printing systems manufacturer Voxeljet AG are teaming up to collaborate on the development of new powder-binder systems for the binder-jetting additive manufacturing, Evonik announced in a recent release. The strategic innovation unit...

  • Givaudan Buys US-Based Specialty Ingredients Firm Ungerer

    Swiss flavors and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan has struck a deal to purchase New Jersey-based flavor, fragrance, and specialty ingredients firm Ungerer & Company, a November 6 press release announced.  “This acquisition of Ungerer fits very well with our long-term strategy for...

  • Food Firm Plans $27M Expansion at Rice Processing Plant

    Rice products processor, marketer, and distributor Riviana Foods Inc. is moving forward on a $27 million plan to expand production of Minute brand microwaveable rice products at its Memphis, TN processing facility, the company announced in a Nov. 7 press release.  The Houston, TX-based firm...