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October 30, 2012
Lonza chairman denies takeover discussions By Ian Young Lonza chairman Rolf Soiron has denied speculation that the company has held acquisition talks with a potential buyer for Lonza...
October 26, 2012
This week in CW: More companies report earnings for the third quarter—and economic uncertainty mixed with raw material costs and other challenges are causing drops in earnings...
October 23, 2012
Mylan buys API plant in India Active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), intermediates and formulations manufacturer SMS Pharmaceuticals (Hyderabad, India) informed the Bombay Stock...
October 26, 2012
The chemicals industry is being hit harder than most by the combination of rising energy prices, government-mandated carbon taxes, and emissions trading schemes. The industry faces a...
October 25, 2012
Affordability of HIV/AIDS drugs is critical for the well-being and survival of patients especially in underdeveloped countries. Companies have done an excellent job of inventing the...
October 19, 2012
This week in CW: Chemical companies start to report third quarter earnings. Saudi Arabian producers report mixed third quarter results, while European companies report mostly...
October 17, 2012
While the economy is growing – although somewhat anemically – darker clouds are on the horizon, according to economist Brian Beaulieu of Institute for Trend Research...
October 16, 2012
Saltigo shuts US site Saltigo (Langenfeld, Germany), a Lanxess subsidiary, says it has discontinued production at the company’s Redmond, WA, site and that it has abandoned a...
October 12, 2012
This week in CW: Ecolab is acquiring Houston-based oilfield chemicals firm Champion Technologies for $2.2 billion cash-and-stock deal, adding 3,300 more employees in over 30 countries...
October 8, 2012
In the last thirty-five years about 351,000 US patents were classified in 424 and 514 class categories, i.e. they are drugs-related. This translates to about 10,000 patents per year. I...
October 8, 2012
Specialty chemicals are used to create products that touch all aspects of our lives. Produced in lower volume than bulk chemicals, they can be found in numerous forms ranging from...
October 5, 2012
This Week on CW:   BASF is restructuring its construction chemicals division in Europe due to low demand. The restructuring could involve as many as 400 job cuts.   3M has...
October 2, 2012
BASF to move pharma ingredients headquarters to US, appoints new business head BASF says it will relocate the global headquarters of the pharma ingredients and services business unit...
September 25, 2012
FINE CHEMICALS: STAYING ACTIVE The global active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) industry is very competitive, and manufacturers are faced with several challenges, including pricing...
September 21, 2012
This Week on CW:   Syngenta is bidding to acquire rice biotech firm Devgen for $523 million million, and also acquiring Pasteuria Bioscience for $86 million.   Arkema is...
September 18, 2012
IMCD ACQUIRES PHARMA INGREDIENTS DISTRIBUTOR IN MALAYSIA Distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam), says it has acquired the pharmaceutical ingredients distribution business of Maxwell Pharma...
September 18, 2012
Emerging Asia and Mideast players continue to break through and reshape industry, as CW’s latest Billion-Dollar Club Ranking demonstrates (p. 21). New industry giants in...
September 14, 2012
This Week on CW:   This Brazilian government has increased tariffs for 100 products, including various forms of polyethylene and polycarbonate to support domestic chemical makers...
September 11, 2012
CAMBRIDGE MAJOR EXPANDS API FACILITY Cambridge Major Laboratories (CML; Germantown, WI) says it has significantly expanded its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing...
September 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Orascom subsidiary IFCo announced plans to invest $1.4 billion to build a 1.5-2 million m.t./year fertilizers complex along the Mississippi River in Iowa. It...
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