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Italian Group Acquires Stick Pack Machinery Manufacturer

FOOD, PHARMA AND COSMETICS

Italian Group Acquires Stick Pack Machinery Manufacturer

06/18/2018 - Packaging equipment specialist Marchesini has acquired Schmucker, which builds stick pack machines for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Traditionally used for products like sauces and instant coffee, stick packs are becoming increasingly popular for single servings of snacks, nutraceuticals and healthcare products. read...

Equipment for Particle Size Reduction of Solids Materials in a Range of Applications

Milling

Equipment for Particle Size Reduction of Solids Materials in a Range of Applications

06/11/2018 - During Achema 2018, powder size-reduction equipment company Frewitt is featuring a hammer mill and a solids crusher at its stand. The company’s hammer mill, known as the Fredrive Hammerwitt, combines multiple milling technologies in a single milling platform. read...

Can Aramid Conveyors Become an Energy-saving Alternative to Steel Belts?

Conveyor Belts for Bulk Solids

Can Aramid Conveyors Become an Energy-saving Alternative to Steel Belts?

05/23/2018 - What goes around: Longer haul distances are one of the reasons that energy use in mines is increasing globally by 6 per cent per year. It is not surprising, therefore, that mines are looking for ways to counter the associated increase in energy cost. But there is a new material that could help to make conveying minerals energy efficient and reliable. read...

Belt, Screw or Chain: How to Choose the Right Conveyor Technology

Conveyors in Continuous Production

Belt, Screw or Chain: How to Choose the Right Conveyor Technology

05/24/2018 - The 6 key considerations for selecting the right conveyor — Selecting a conveyor for a batch or continuous processing application is not always as straightforward as you might think. In fact, it almost never is. Moving material consistently can be a challenging endeavor for process engineers and procurement personnel. read...

Similar Materials,Easily Broken: An Unusual Conveyor Solution

Tubular Drag Cable Conveyor

Similar Materials,Easily Broken: An Unusual Conveyor Solution

05/24/2018 - Tubular drag cable conveyors are somewhat unconventional alternative to steel belts – not speedy or particularly high-volume. However, this extremely flexible conveyor system has the big advantage that it doesn't cause much breakage, even if very friable materials are conveyed. In addition, this type of conveyor can feed and pick up materials from virtually any place within a facility. read...

Articles

The True Cost of Conveyors

Chain Conveyors/Maintenance

The True Cost of Conveyors

05/23/2018 - Chain conveyors are an essential part of many bulk handling applications — Yet, due to their set–up, maintenance tends to become labor and cost intensive. Now, a new flight assembly design could help to make replacements both easier and faster — Bringing cost reductions while increasing plant efficiency. read...

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Akzo Nobel Inaugurates Powder Coatings Plant

India: Powder Coatings

Akzo Nobel Inaugurates Powder Coatings Plant

Akzo Nobel has inaugurated of a new $ 11.3 million facility for the production of powder coatings. Located in Thane, Mumbai, the plant is the company's sixth production site in India. read...

Organik Kimya Expands Production of Redispersible Powder Polymers

Turkey: Powder Polymers

Organik Kimya Expands Production of Redispersible Powder Polymers

Organik Kimya is expanding the production capacity of redispersible powder polymers. The investment includes an addition of a second spray dryer to the Tuzla based Orgachem plant, which will be operational by 2020 and will double the current production capacity. read...

Wacker Expands Production Plant in South Korea

South Korea: Polymer Powders

Wacker Expands Production Plant in South Korea

Wacker Chemie is expanding its existing production plants for dispersions and dispersible polymer powders in South Korea. The Group is building a new spray dryer for dispersible polymer powders at its Ulsan site, which will have a total capacity of 80,000 metric tons per year. read...