• KDC/ONE is buying Swallowfield’s manufacturing business

    (July 18, 2019)
    Quebec-based Knowlton Development Corp. (KDC/ONE) is acquiring the manufacturing business and associated assets of aerosol filling company Swallowfield plc for approximately £35 million ($57 million). The transaction, which is expected to close in August 2019, is subject to the approval of shareholders of Swallowfield plc, Wellington, UK. “Following KDC/ONE’s successful acquisition of Paris-based ALKOS Group earlier this month, we are… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Ardagh Group & Exal Corp. join to form Trivium Packaging

    (July 17, 2019)
    Ardagh Group announced on July 15 that it has entered into an agreement to combine its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business with the business of Exal Corp., producer of aluminum containers, to form Trivium Packaging. The combination of Food & Specialty with Exal, currently controlled by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, will create one of the largest metal packaging companies… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • SCC announces December Scientific Meeting program; registration open

    Registration and program information are available for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (SCC) 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase (SCC73). It will be held December 17–18, 2019 at the Sheraton New York Times Square. The 73rd Annual Meeting will have presentations on formulation, sustainability, regulatory, safety and/or claims for the following topics: CBD for cosmetics, advanced hair science, skin… FULL ARTICLE >>
  • Precision Global breaks ground on Thailand factory expansion

    (July 16, 2019)
    Precision Global has started a major construction project to expand and upgrade its Thailand factory. The project will optimize workshop layouts, increase production capacity for valve and injection molding parts and expand warehouse storage space. The expansion will add 2,350 square meters to the existing facility. Majority shareholder Oncap helped fund the expansion. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. FULL ARTICLE >>
  • B’Laster Corp. searches for automotive Instructor of the Year

    The B’laster Corp., maker of penetrant PB B’laster, has issued a call for its second annual search for automotive technology B’laster Instructor of the Year. In partnership with Tomorrow’s Technician magazine, B’laster will recognize exceptional automotive technology instructors at high schools, vo-tech programs and community colleges across the U.S. “Celebrating the hardworking men and women in vo-tech classrooms across the… FULL ARTICLE >>

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    MIR: What is it and why should you care?

    For all you space aficionados—no, I’m not discussing Mir,…
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