Category: Manufacturing

(AP) — State environmental officials are holding a hearing to seek public comment on a company’s plan to operate a limestone powder manufacturing facility in Delaware’s environmentally protected Coastal Zone. Wednesday’s hearing concerns a permit application submitted by Essential Minerals LLC. The company wants to build and operate a powder manufacturing facility on Lambson Lane…

The Delaware BioScience Association (Delaware Bio) applauded the Job Creation and Innovation Act for Small Technology Companies that is expected to pass Gov. John Carney’s desk this month. The bill establishes a 25 percent tax credit of up to $125,000 for angel investors that support early-stage companies engaged in innovative technology or scientific work. With…

(AP) — DowDuPont has announced that it will invest $45 million over the next two years to purchase and retrofit a Delaware plant. The News Journal reports DowDuPont announced Wednesday that the company will invest the money to buy and retrofit the Newark plant for production of high-temperature sealant used to make O-rings and similar products. DowDuPont…

DuPont and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) on Monday announced the opening of the world’s first biobased “furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME)” pilot production plant in Decatur, Illinois. FDME is a molecule derived from fructose rather than fossil fuels that’s used to produce plastics. DuPont built the plant to provide a commercial alternative to oil-based…

INVISTA, owner of the Lycra brand, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the elastic spandex material often identified with professional bicycle racers and weekend marathon runners. Dr. Joseph C. Shivers, a DuPont chemist, invented the original fiber in 1959. This year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame posthumously inducted Dr. Shivers into the Class of 2018.…

The Science, Technology and Research Institute of Delaware, or STRIDE, will host an Open House on Tuesday, May 15 at the Delaware Innovation Space laboratory. STRIDE formed in 2016 with the duel goal of employing former DuPont scientists and providing scientific contract services to companies and start-ups looking to locate in Delaware.The event is designed…

(AP) — A state panel is meeting to consider approval of a bond restructuring for a Pennsylvania corporation that operates several continuing care retirement communities in Delaware. A proposal to be discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Council on Development Finance involves an application by ACTS Retirement-Life Communities for a bond issuance not to exceed…

A breakthrough in gene editing and the announcement of a scholarship fund were just some of the highlights of the 2018 Delaware Bio Gala on Thursday, which also featured a “fireside chat” with the leaders of Incyte and Newark-based National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). More than 300 executives, researchers and scientists from the state’s…

By John Stapleford Guest Columnist The governing board of the Diamond State Port Corp has approved a proposed partnership between international port operator Guiftainer and the state to privatize the Port of Wilmington and develop a new container port at Edgemoor. Supposedly, the $580 million deal could add 5,000 port-related jobs. Gulftainer views Wilmington and…