TIC Gums now provides advanced clean label texture and stabilization options for food and beverage manufacturers. These clean label hydrocolloids meet multiple requirements such as all natural, organic-compliant and non-GMO. Derived from natural sources, these gums address the demand for more transparency in where the ingredients originate and how they are produced.

Alltech announced its regional winners and finalists in its 2016 Young Scientist competition, including students from the University of Kentucky and University of Georgia. To see the winners, visit www.alltech.com.

Perten acquired Delta Instruments, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of analyzers and testing equipment for milk and dairy products.

TheAOAC Research Institute has approved a method extension of Performance Tested Method #030502 to include the latest DuPont BAX System X5 PCR Assay for Genus Listeria. This approval validates the assay as a reliable method for detecting Listeria species in cheese and other foods and from environmental surfaces.

Brookfield Engineering offers a Practical Course on Viscosity Measurements. This course is designed to help viscometer users comprehend the functionality of their instrument, solve the mysteries of fluid behavior and rheology, and create successful and repeatable viscosity test methods for use in both R&D and QA/QC environments. 

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Co. announced the U.S. site structure the companies intend to create following the planned separation of DowDuPont into three independent, publicly traded companies. The corporate headquarters will be located in Wilmington, Del. Sites in Johnston, Iowa and Indianapolis, Ind., will serve as global business centers, with leadership of business lines, business support functions, R&D, global supply chain and sales and marketing capabilities concentrated in the two Midwest locations.

Coveris S.A., a global packaging and coatings solutions company, acquired Supraplast, a shrink-sleeve and adhesive label technologies company based in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Takasago International Corp. expanded its natural material portfolio through the acquisition of U.S.-based Centre Ingredient Technology Inc. (CIT). CIT produces natural flavor and fragrance ingredients using its unique biotechnology manufacturing processes. In addition, CIT also supplies specialty ingredients for the food, beverage and cosmetics industry.

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland will seek planning permission for a major expansion at its Wexford cheese plant. The proposed €35 million investment is supported by Enterprise Ireland and will double peak milk processing capacity at the plant on the outskirts of Wexford town.

JBT Corp., a global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, has purchased certain assets of Novus X-Ray LLC, a provider of advanced X-ray food inspection systems.

Rehrig Pacific Co. launched a new technology platform to its supply chain customers. The RVision platform was designed to provide actionable business intelligence that will help customers to maximize their return on investment of their reusable transport packaging assets through improved productivity gains, better asset utilization and consumer engagement.


The Ambriola Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Auricchio S.p.A, appointed John Dammacco as national director of sales.  

Mario Battaglia joined Global ID Group Inc. as managing director, international.

Bunting Magnetics Co. promoted Robert Bunting to general manager, Magnet Materials Division, located in Elk Grove Village, Ill.

IMA Dairy & Food USA hired Roberto Anselmi as area sales manager.

NewAge Industries promoted Stephen McDevitt to inside sales manager.

Jeremy Loyselle joined Dynamic Conveyor Corp. as a sales territory manager.

Rovema North America, a designer and supplier of packaging machinery for the food industry, hired Ken Place as director of project management.