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Avid Bioservices expands contract manufacturing capacity

Avid Bioservices, Inc. is to more than double its manufacturing capacity with a new production facility adjacent to its current campus in Tustin, California.
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Birds Eye Foods fined for safety hazards at Wisconsin facility

Birds Eye Foods has been fined almost $110,000 for safety violations at a frozen-food processing plant in Wisconsin.
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ADM agrees to $1.3 billion sale of global cocoa business

Singapore's Olam International Ltd. is to buy the worldwide cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) for $1.3 billion.
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Coatings maker Hempel makes another acquisition

Global coatings specialist Hempel has expanded its business with the acquisition of Dutch coatings manufacturer Schaepman, and said it will benefit from Schaepman's proven expertise in protective coatings.
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Pharmaceutical excipients market worth $6.1 billion this year

The market for pharmaceutical excipients has seen strong growth over the past few years and is forecast to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7 percent from 2014 to 2019.
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EPA takes action over ethylene glycol ethers

Regulatory action is being taken to protect the public from seven ethylene glycol ethers (glymes chemicals) that have been linked to health effects including birth defects and blood toxicity.
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Rail transport of crude oil is here to stay, IHS says

New pipelines are being built, but rail will always play a significant role in the transportation of crude oil across the United States and Canada because of its ability to reach refineries unconnected by pipelines.
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Industry forum seeks to reduce environmental impact of fracking

A new forum in the United States aims to reduce the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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French company develops first biological production process for propylene

A French company has developed the world's first biological production process for propylene, a key building block in the manufacture of plastics.
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Packaging ink can transfer to food inside, study shows

Researchers in Spain have found that inks commonly used in food packaging materials can transfer to the food inside, even though inks are usually placed on the external side of the packaging.
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