Responding to an uptick in consumer demand for convenience food, American agribusiness Cargill plans to invest $22.5 million to increase the instant starch production capacity of its plant in Sas Van Gent, The Netherlands.
A spark caused a piece of machinery to catch fire last Friday at the Agri-Fab Inc. lawn care equipment manufacturing plant in Sullivan, IL, local news organizations reported.
American food company Conagra Brands is planning a $78 million upgrade at the Birds Eye cold storage and vegetable packaging plant in Beaver Dam, WI that will add about 140 new positions to the facility’s staff, a press release by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced Monday.
The company said it intends to modernize and add space to the existing 350,000-sq-ft facility.
Fire crews from four municipalities responded to a blaze at the South Island Concrete plant in Sooke, BC on Sunday night that destroyed the facility and equipment, local news organizations reported.
Dazic zero speed switches provide an instant alert or relay throw if the rotary motion of equipment stops or deviates from standard operating parameters.
Matcon announces the appointment of Grant Munro to the role of operations director.
Munro joins Matcon from SPX Cooling Technologies and brings a wealth of strategic operations experience and skills. He will lead the operations team, ensuring that they are well positioned to provide a high level of service to internal and external customers.
Featuring a proprietary design, the Pulse-Flow PTA dense phase pneumatic conveying system directs the air or nitrogen into the pressure vessel and pipeline in timed, regular pulses that form the dry material into separate, wavelike, pulsed slugs.
Creating a gentle conveying action, the Pulse-Flow PTA operates at high pressures with low gas velocities to safely convey sensitive products in mass flow up to 500 ft to a hopper, reactor vessel, silo, railcar, or other receiving destination with minimal particle degradation or separation.
The quietness of the Sternvent Vibraclean series filter shaker dust collectors have made them a choice of HVAC specifying engineers for soil testing labs for road construction, dental and prosthetic labs, fire extinguishing filling, and silo venting for water treatment plant pneumatic conveying systems.
Novinox s.r.l. introduces the new Model M.A.N. sanitary ribbon blender suitable for a working volume of 500 18 cu ft.
Consistent with the company’s range of ribbon blenders, from 12 to 176 cu ft, the M.A.N 500 is built to the highest degree of cGMP requirements to minimize the possibility of cross contamination and can include a variety of options including special discharge valves, purged shaft seals, and high-speed lump breakers.
These ribbon blenders can be manufactured for internal vacuum or pressure and can be jacketed for heating or cooling.
Swiss fertilizer firm EuroChem Group AG announced this week that Petter Ostbo will assume the role of chief executive officer on June 1 this year. The incoming executive will replace acting CEO Kuzma Marchuk, who also serves as the EuroChem’s chief financial officer.
Prepared foods manufacturer Cuisine Solutions held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Brooks complex in San Antonio, TX on Friday to mark the firm’s investment in a new, $120 million production plant, local news organizations reported.
Vinyl chloride (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Shintech Inc. is in the process of commissioning its new ethane cracker in Plaquemine, LA, chemical industry news organization ICIS reported Friday.
In a statement sent to the website, Japanese firm Shin-Etsu, the owner of Shintech, said the company has nearly reached mechanical completion of the the 500,000 tn/yr cracker.
Wisconsin-based Quality Roasting Inc. was recently awarded with private activity bonds totaling $10 million to build a new soybean meal and oil processing plant in Reese, MI, the office of Michigan State Rep. Phil Green announced in a press release.
According to state officials, the funding can be used to acquire land, cover construction costs, and purchase new equipment. The company said it plans to add an unspecified number of jobs as a result of the project.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a fine of $200,230 to musical instrument manufacturer Conn-Selmer Inc. after citing the company’s Eastlake, OH plant for two repeated and seven serious safety and health violations, an agency press release announced Wednesday.
Industrial minerals and materials firm Covia recently filed a document with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development outlining its plans to lay off 29 workers at its Tomah, WI frac sand facility.
“The layoff has been prompted by organizational restructuring and a reduction in business operations. Unfortunately, we are unsure of the duration of this layoff and it may be permanent,” the company wrote to the state agency.
Specialty chemicals and materials company Evonik Industries recently added a new polyamide powder for additive manufacturing to its portfolio that can be used in high temperature applications and features low water absorption levels.
Part of the company’s polyamide 6 series, the new polymer powder has a heat deflection temperature of about 195˚C and a water absorption rate of under 3%. The nearly round shape of the powder grains enables the material to be used with all 3D printing technologies, according to the company.
Known as the drag chain conveyor, the United Conveyor Corp. (UCC) Dry Flight Conveyor (DFC) is used for the continuous transport of high-temperature, abrasive materials.
The DFC is most favorable when transporting challenging materials or where headroom is limited. The simple, robust design permits flexibility when matching the conveyor to the equipment it will serve. Abrasive wear is minimized, and power consumption is reduced with the controlled low-speed operation. The technology is designed to withstand a variety of high-temperature materials.
Motion Industries Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. (GPC), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Axis New England and Axis New York (“Axis”), an automation and robotics company based in Danvers, MA. Execution of the transaction will occur on March 1, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Pneumatic conveying systems via positive and negative displacement enable a flexible transportation of a wide variety of bulk solids. Custom-designed solutions provide a clean and reliable operation by using high-end, proven components.
The material is either pushed or sucked through the pipeline by means of a positive or negative displacement blower located on the corresponding end of the pneumatic conveying system. Rotary airlock valves, injector nozzles, or special feed gates feed the product into the pressurized conveying line.
CPM Holdings Inc. (CPM), a leading supplier of process equipment and technology to the animal feed, oilseed, food, and engineered materials industries, has acquired D&G Electrical Engineering Ltd, based in Accrington.
Founded in 1994, D&G is a leading supplier of niche controls and commissioning services for the metal packaging, food, and nuclear industries.
South African energy and chemicals firm Sasol announced Wednesday that its new, 470ktpa linear low-density polyethylene (LCCP) unit at the firm’s Lake Charles, LA site has attained “beneficial operations,” marking the first of seven planned LLCP production sites to come online.
Animal feed, agribusiness, and specialty chemicals firm Wilbur-Ellis announced Wednesday that its feed and nutrients marketing and distribution division, Wilbur-Ellis Feed LLC, has been rebranded as Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition.
Continuous processors from Readco Kurimoto LLC automatically perform the mixing and liquefaction steps in the conching process that converts milled chocolate paste into finished chocolate product.
Italvacuum (Turin, Italy) has announced the selection of Mixing Dynamics LLC (Commack, NY) as its representative for the sales and service of its line of vacuum dryers and vacuum pumps.
Established in 1939, Italvacuum is a manufacturer of double cone vacuum dryers, horizontal paddle-type vacuum dryers, and vacuum tray dryers for the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Italvacuum also manufactures the Saurus line of piston-type vacuum pumps.
Chemical industry watchdog The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a final report this week positing that “thermal fatigue” was the probable cause of an explosion and fire at the Enterprise Products Pascagoula Gas Plant in Pascagoula, MS on June 27, 2016.