Agriculture


BENEO invests €50 million in increasing capacity at Wijgmaal rice starch plant

BENEO invests €50 million in increasing capacity at Wijgmaal rice starch plant. 
(Photo: BENEO, PR002)BENEO, a world leader in healthy ingredients, has announced a 50 percent production capacity increase at its Wijgmaal rice starch facility. A two-stage expansion process valued at €50 million, will lead to increased capacity by March 2022. The facility, which currently employs 180 people, will add up to 20 full-time positions during the course of the expansion, as well as offer further work to maintenance and engineering contractors in the vicinity. The plant has a proud tradition of 160 years in the Wijgmaal area.

Mondi Upgrades its Paper Bags Facility in Hungary

Mondi Upgrades its Paper Bags Facility in Hungary. (Photos: Mondi, PR147)Mondi, leading global packaging and paper group, has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary. The machine – a Windmöller & Hölscher AD 8320 / AM 8115 – allows the plant to produce a new line of sophisticated paper sacks for food packaging. The site will be capable of producing more than 130 million sacks annually.

New Perstorp fertilizer solution shown to increase potato yield by up to 22 percent

New Perstorp fertilizer solution shown to increase potato yield by up to 22 percent.
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New research from the University of Lubin in Poland demonstrates that Perstorp’s chloride-free potassium source Amicult K42 significantly increases potato yield when compared to non-foliar fertilization and other potassium source foliar feeding. The results highlight how this new product can make a real impact on profit margins and overall performance.

Clariant’s bio-based additives for biopolymers awarded OK compost INDUSTRIAL & OK biodegradable SOIL certification 

Clariant’s solutions awarded with the OK compost INDUSTRIAL and OK biodegradable SOIL certifications support the development of industrially compostable plastics and biodegradable coatings for agriculture. (Photo: Pixabay)Good news for the development of sustainable compostable products. Clariant’s bio-based processing & dispersing additives for biopolymers used in plastics– Licocare® RBW Vita range, Licolub® FA 1 and Licowax® C – have been awarded the “OK compost INDUSTRIAL” certificate. Awarding test and certification body, TÜV Austria Cert GmbH, also granted toLicocare RBW 102 Vita the “OK biodegradable SOIL” label, which is a key attribute for agricultural applications.

Inspirations from nature help Milliken’s ColorDirection 2021 sing in Harmonic Synergy

Inspirations from nature help Milliken’s ColorDirection 2021 sing in Harmonic Synergy.
(Photos © 2020 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR223)As togetherness and context become increasingly important trends for both society and industry, through its ColorDirection 2021, Milliken & Company has embraced colors and textures that complement each other to reflect these vital values.

Perstorp enters fertilizer market with chloride-free potassium product

Perstorp enters fertilizer market with chloride-free potassium product. (Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, is entering the fertilizer market through the launch of Amicult K42. This chloride-free potassium source is shown to have a high solubility and absorption rate, without increasing salinity or clogging foliar and drip irrigation systems. Amicult K42 is now being launched in selected markets.

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