Nexira, producer of acacia gum and natural ingredients, had five of its ingredients verified by the Non-GMO Project: Fibregum Bio, Fibregum Bio L, Fibregum B, Instantgum BA and Instantgum AA.

DDW acquired the KleurCraft portfolio of coloring foods, custom formulations and related technology from SVZ International B.V.

Aquion Inc. acquired Procam Controls Inc., including the OptiPure line of commercial food service products.

CP Kelco is reinforcing its commitment to three Biogums product lines – gellan gum, specialty xanthan gum and diutan gum – through these operational initiatives: Expanding capacity for gellan gum beyond its existing San Diego plant with additional production line capability in the company’s Okmulgee, Okla., facility; Developing new capabilities for specialty xanthan gum production in the company’s Wulian, China facility; and exploring options for further expansion of CP Kelco’s Biogums manufacturing footprint.

Dairy Farmers of America will acquire 100% ownership of DairiConcepts, the cooperative’s joint venture with Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited.

Glanbia plc has entered an agreement to acquire thinkThin LLC.

CRDF Global awarded DuPont the 2015 Corporate Impact Award in November. The award recognizes companies that promote peace and prosperity through international science cooperation. The award honors Dupont for its commitment to science collaboration and developing science-based innovation. DuPont Packaging invites packaging innovators to enter to win a DuPont award for packaging innovation. Entries will be accepted through Feb. 19, 2016 and forms are available at

Evergreen Packaging received the 2015 American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) Leadership in Sustainability Award. AF&PA honored Evergreen for its efforts to increase paper recovery through its On-Packaging Recycle Use project.

The former GEA Heat Exchangers Group has been formally separated from the GEA Group and is now known as Kelvion.