Category: Manufacturing

The U.S. Small Business Administration had awarded $268,096 in grants to the Delaware Department of State to assist small companies in developing overseas markets. The STEP Grant program seeks to increase the number of U.S. small businesses that export and increase the value of those exports. Delaware will match the SBA grant with $89,365, bringing…

The Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (DESCA) last week joined forces with the University of Delaware’s Colburn Club to present Innovation Night. This TedX-style event sought to bring the world of corporate innovation into the university campus. Innovation Night brought together over 130 graduate students from throughout the University of Delaware with innovators and business developers…

Datwyler, a global supplier of industrial components, this week celebrated the official opening of its new production plant in Middletown, Del. The plant will create approximately 120 jobs, the majority from the local community, according to the firm’s estimates. The plant is built around the First Line manufacturing standard, a special process designed to produce rubber…

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has introduced a new chemical for use in liquid laundry detergents. The PREFERENZ® P 300 joins the company’s portfolio of enzymes for use in detergent, which includes EFFECTENZ® and REVITALENZ®. The company touts that its products’ enzymes help remove stains while striving for biodegradability and sustainability. “DuPont Industrial Biosciences brings tremendous value to…

(AP) — DowDuPont has named the chief executives who will lead its agriculture and specialty products businesses once they’re split off from the company. The chemical giants Dow and DuPont merged last year in a deal valued at close to $70 billion, with plans to then split into three distinct companies. The company said Monday…

(AP) — Delaware Technical Community College has received a grant of nearly $2 million to build a new automotive training center on its Georgetown campus. Sen. Tom Carper made the announcement Friday with Delaware Tech President Mark Brainard and Sussex County Economic Development Director William Plaff. The project will build a 13,500 square-foot automotive center.…

Metrohm AG from Herisau, Switzerland has acquired B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution Business based in Newark. “We are pleased to strengthen our product portfolio in spectroscopy by the acquisition of B&W Tek’s R&D, production and sales organizations,” said Dr. Christoph Fässler, CEO and president of Metrohm AG. The field of spectroscopy looks at how matter and…

(AP) — A specialty chemicals company and Kentucky mainstay has announced it will move its corporate headquarters to Delaware. News outlets cite a Tuesday statement from Ashland Inc. saying the company will move its headquarters from Covington to Wilmington, Delaware, within the next 17 months. The Lexington office employs 58, and will be shuttered. Some…