TIC Gums expanded its portfolio of texture and stability solutions for instant protein beverages to include non-GMO and organic options. The new products include Ticaloid Ultrasmooth NGMO, a non-GMO alternative, and Ticaloid OG 1155 as an organic option.

Arcil acquired Axone-Systems, which specializes in packaging automation.

Univar, a global chemical distributor of industrial and specialized food and beverage markets, signed an agreement with Beneo Inc. to become the authorized distributor for Beneo’s specialty and nutritional ingredient products in the Eastern and Central U.S. markets.

Clear Lam Packaging Inc., plans to open in the spring a new 25,000-square-foot co-packing facility and innovation center at its Elk Grove Village, Ill., manufacturing operation.

Culture and enzyme producer Clerici-Sacco is finishing construction of an entirely new 25,833-square-foot floor with offices and new R&D facilities at its existing location in Cadorago, Italy. The addition doubles its space.

DSM's North American headquarters in Parsippany, N.J., is a winner of the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the Healthy & Sustainable Business category. The company also partnered with GeoPeak and Marina Energy to open a solar field at its plant in Belvidere, N.J.

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland opened a new milk protein plant in Cavan, Ireland.

Takasago Americas opened an Encapsulation Technology Center at the company’s Rockleigh, N.J., facilities. The center is a dual-purpose fragrance and flavor facility.

Harpak-ULMA partnered with Cryovac Sealed Air to offer its Cryovac Darfresh rollstock technology on ULMA TFS thermoformers. The Darfresh systems offer a tight form-fitting second skin that seals up to the edge of the product, holding the product in place for vertical display. Harpak-Ulma also announced that DIGI, its partner and a global leader in weigh/price/label systems for distribution, is now certified by the National Conference on weights and measures.

RMT Robotics Ltd. is now Cimcorp Automation Ltd., a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions.


DSM appointed Ilona Haaijer as president and CEO, DSM Food Specialties.

Mars Chocolate North America promoted Timothy LeBel to vice president of sales.

Barry-Wehmiller promoted William Kuhn to vice president of finance.

Eurofins Scientific appointed Gary Smith as the director of food safety systems.

Synerlink named John Koke as General Manager – United States.

Integrated food packaging and processing solutions provider tna hired Sonia Loeza as general manager - Latin America.

Robertet added Richard Dandrea as principal flavorist.

Whitney Cordano joined Calabro Cheese as quality assurance manager.