Industry News (Week of 10/23/06)
BROOKFIELD LOANS TEXTURE ANALYZERS TO UNIVERSITIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE RESEARCHBrookfield Engineering Laboratories has announced the creation of a loan program in which LFRA Texture Analyzers are available to universities with Food Science programs. The instruments are loaned specifically for the purpose of conducting food science research with the expectation that results will be published in technical journals, trade journals and/or presented at technical conferences. The goal of this program is to identify applications where food texture research can be brought to the commercial marketplace, resulting in improved product quality and consistency. The LFRA Texture Analyzer combines simplicity of operation with a load capacity of up to 4.5 kg.
For more information, visit http://www.brookfieldengineering.com or call (800) 628-8139.
CARGILL TO LEAD COMMERCIALIZATION OF RENEWABLE PROPYLENE GLYCOL FROM GLYCERINCargill has announced plans to commercialize a proprietary process for using glycerin - an abundant, low-cost co-product of biodiesel production - as feedstock for a platform of biobased products, beginning with renewable propylene glycol (PG). Through a new company being formed, the venture will provide commercially competitive PG from renewable feedstocks manufactured in multiple geographies. The new proprietary process increases production efficiency and lowers manufacturing costs with better yields and fewer byproducts than other renewable and non-renewable routes to propylene glycol production. PG is commonly used in a variety of resins, food ingredients, lubricants, cosmetics, paints, detergents and antifreeze.
For more information, visit http://www.cargill.com .
SAIDEN TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF SANFORD FACILITYSaiden Technologies, a manufacturer of specialty polymers, adhesives and coatings has announced the expansion of its facility located in Sanford, NC, which will allow for a 20% increase in raw material handling capability and a 30% increase in finished product storage. The expansion will allow the company to both expand its product lines and improve its ability to serve bulk customers. The expected completion date for the project is December 2006. Saiden Technologies is the U.S. arm of the Saiden Chemical family of companies, the leading Asian acrylic emulsion manufacturer.
For more information, visit http://www.saiden.com .
SARTOMER APPOINTS TECHNICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVESartomer Co. has announced the appointment of Brian Contrisciane as technical sales representative. Contrisciane is responsible for developing and maintaining new and future accounts in the New England region. He joined Sartomer in 2005 as a sales trainee. Contrisciane holds a bachelor's of science degree in marketing from Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
For more information, visit http://www.sartomer.com .