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Colourful expansion in Colombia for Ferro

Ferro Corporation, a producer of pigments and colourants, is adding manufacturing capacity for its ultramarine blue and micronised iron oxide pigments at its facility...

Krones opens in-house brewery

German machinery supplier Krones has opened what it claims is the world’s most sophisticated research brewery at its facility in Freising. The Steinecker Brew Centre...

Bosch looks to sell ‘non-core’ packaging machinery business

Bosch is to sell its packaging division, which is a non-core business employing 6,100 staff in 15 countries. The company admits that it needs...

Egyptian PET plant to restart under Thai-Indian JV

Thai producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) has, through its joint venture (JV) with India's Dhunseri Petrochem, agreed to buy a 540,000-tonne...

Hair packaging makeover for Unilever in Dubai

Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is using engineering and robotics supplied by Gebo Cermex for the ‘end-of-line’ production of two haircare packaging lines at...

Davis-Standard buys Brampton Engineering

US processing equipment producer Davis-Standard has acquired Brampton Engineering, a Canadian provider of multilayer film production solutions, including the AeroFrost air blown and AquaFrost water...

Nestlé reorganises Sub-Saharan Africa and IT setup

Nestlé has reorganised its Sub-Saharan African operations in a move that it says ensures that the business continues on a healthy growth path, delivering...

Nestlé strengthens research capabilities in Switzerland

Nestlé is to bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestlé Research Center and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, to build one...

Spheripol selected for China PP project

Chinese company Fujian Zhongjing Petrochemical is using LyondellBasell’s 5th generation polypropylene (PP) technology - Spheripol - for two 600,000-tonne PP units, which will be constructed...

Polyethylene demand doubles but demands on it rise too

In the wake of a global campaign to reduce single-use plastics and create plastics- free aisles in supermarkets, IHS Markit has predicted that demand for...