Mespack partners with Dow to create recyclable packaging

Mespack, Barcelona, Spain, has partnered with Dow develop more efficient packaging solutions, specifically for pouches made of mono-material films. The packaging will allow converters and brand owners to better meet sustainability commitments requiring recyclability of flexible packaging. The solution was on display at Pack Expo Las Vegas in September. According to Mespack, about 86 billion […]

Mechatronics students collaborate with CoorsTek to improve ceramic components

Roane State Community College mechatronics students in Oak Ridge, TN, have collaborated with local ceramic components manufacturer CoorsTek to help the company improve its production systems. The company takes high-purity ceramic powder and presses it into various shapes. The compressed powder is then sintered, or fired, at high temperatures to produce a dense, durable substrate. […]

Explosion-proof equipment market expected to reach $11.84 billion by 2027

The explosion-proof equipment market has been growing as adoption of the equipment has become necessary to comply with regulations and to protect equipment and workers in various industries. According to the report Explosion Proof Equipment Market Segmentation by Application (Power Supply, Material Handling, Automation System, Surveillance System, Motor, and Others); by Flammable Substances (Class 1, […]

Purdue introduces novel device to improve powder flow

Purdue University researchers in West Lafayette, IN, have developed a novel device designed to protect the integrity of drug and food products while improving the consistency in how these products flow during processing and handling. It’s common in the food and drug processing industries for workers to struggle with how powdery mixtures flow from the […]

GEAPS names new chief staff executive

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) has named Steve Records as the association’s chief staff executive. Records has more than 23 years of professional experience, including serving at SCORE in Herndon, VA, a nonprofit organization of volunteer small-business mentors. He has a strong background working in associations and was selected out of 150 applicants. […]

Global metal powder market predicted to show steady growth

The global metal powder market is forecast to have steady growth from 2018 to 2027, registering a 4.0 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The market is expected to increase from a value of $6.8 billion in 2018 to $10.1 billion by the end of 2027, according to the report Metal Powder Market (Type: Iron […]

SOCMA launches member-centric rebrand; releases TSCA compliance handbook

SOCMA, Arlington, VA, an organization for members in the specialty and fine chemical industry, has rebranded to focus on its members and provide solutions for the specialties industry. The organization has a new tagline “Solutions for Specialties.” The organization is approaching its 100th anniversary and plans to transform its offerings, put its members’ needs at […]

Flexicon opens new international offices

Flexicon, Bethlehem, PA, has opened new offices in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Dijon, France to supply customers in the regions with flexible screw conveyors, tubular cable conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag fillers, weighbatching systems, and engineered plant-wide systems that Flexicon can integrate with new or existing equipment or processes. […]

AFIA announce new president and CEO

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has announced that Constance Cullman will be the association’s new president and CEO. Cullman will begin serving in her new position in the fall of 2019. In the interim period before assuming her position, she’ll be working with staff to learn the important issues in the feed industry and […]

Schenck Process wins red dot design award

Schenck Process’s new CONiQ weighing control unit for industrial weighing applications has won the 2019 red dot design award for interface design. The company developed the unit using an iterative, human-centered design process together with customer interaction. The design started with field observations, detailed data about current usage with the predecessor weighing device, and an […]