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March 25, 2009
Socma members voted on March 19th to change the group’s name to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates. Socma’s name had previously been the Synthetic Organic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Socma-Changes-Name_17859.html
March 12, 2009
Siegfried Holding (Zofingen, Switzerland), a mid-size fine chemicals contract manufacturer, has today announced the appointment of Rudolf Hanko as CEO. Hanko, 53 and a German citizen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Evoniks-Hanko-Appointed-CEO-of-Siegfried-CFO-to-Depart_17586.html
March 12, 2009
BASF says it is progressing well with its development of genetically engineered soybean species that are designed to be resistant to soybean rust, a fungus that has the potential to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/BASF-Progresses-Rust-Prevention_17587.html
March 9, 2009
Biotechnology company Biocon (Bangalore, India) says its Syngene International (Bangalore) subsidiary has entered into an agreement with DuPont Crop Protection, to provide integrated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Biocon-Forms-Research-Alliance-with-DuPont-Crop-Protection_17541.html
March 9, 2009
DSM’s Feike Sijbesma this morning told CW that the company continues to be “on track” regarding the previously disclosed plan to divest its antibiotics businesses but...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/DSM-Pushes-Back-Schedule-for-Some-Planned-Divestments_17516.html
February 23, 2009
Capturing the Potential of Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology (CLIB; Duesseldorf), a biotech innovation network featuring 60 member companies, is drawing industry interest by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/German-Biotech-Network-Offers-New-Model-for-Innovation_17207.html
February 6, 2009
Syngenta says 2008 net income rose 25%, to $1.38 billion, on strong demand for seeds and crop protection products. Sales rose 21%, to $11.6 billion. Earnings per share rose 42%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Syngenta-Reports-Rise-in-Earnings-Is-More-Cautious-on-2009_16936.html
January 29, 2009
Attendees and presenters at this week's Informex expo in San Francisco are varied in terms of their outlook for the coming year. While they tend to agree that the economic downturn is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Informex-News-Companies-Vary-on-Outlook-for-2009_16763.html
January 28, 2009
Clariant says it will reduce headcount by 1,000, 5% of its total workforce, as part of a new savings plan announced today. The move aims mainly to reduce costs in the sales, general...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Clariant-to-Cut-1000-Jobs-as-Revenues-Decline_16700.html
January 20, 2009
BASF and Monsanto say that they have formalized an existing cooperation by signing a joint-licensing agreement to accelerate the development of formulations for dicamba...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/BASF-and-Monsanto-Formalize-Dicamba-Herbicide-Development-Deal_16552.html
January 14, 2009
Monsanto will raise its dividend by 10% to 26.5 cts/share from 24 cts/share, the company says. The dividend relates to the second quarter of the company’s 2009 fiscal year, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Monsanto-Increases-Dividend_16389.html
January 13, 2009
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Igene (Columbia, Md.) have agreed to form a jv to produce natural-source astaxanthin, a nutrient used to impart a red color to farmed fish. The jv...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/ADM-and-Igene-to-Form-Astaxanthin-JV_16351.html
January 13, 2009
Seed Prices Stay Well Grounded Seed value will continue to be driven by the promise of significantly improved yields, coupled with traits replacing or reducing chemical need, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Agriculture_16325.html
December 19, 2008
Pesticide manufacturers are urging Canada’s Ontario province to drop plans that would prohibit the sale and use of certain pesticides used for cosmetic or non-essential purposes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Pesticide-Makers-Urge-Canada-to-Drop-Plans-for-Product-Ban_16048.html
December 12, 2008
Bayer is responding to the "considerably weaker sales and earnings" at its Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) subgroup by cutting back production in some areas with more measures to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-Reduces-Production-at-Its-MaterialScience-Unit-More-Cuts-Are-to-Come_15840.html
November 24, 2008
Potash company Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) says it has cut production by 50% and will continue producing at the reduced rate until at least the end of December. The move will result...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Potash-Firm-Slashes-Output_15514.html
November 18, 2008
China has become the largest producer in the global pesticides industry, with 1.7 billion tons produced in 2007, says a recent Research and Markets (R&M; Dublin) report. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Chinese-Pesticides-Industry-Grows_15400.html
September 29, 2008
Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis) says it will invest approximately $25 million to build a 7,000 m.t./year 3-cyanopyridine plant at Nantong, China, due onstream by the end of 2009...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Vertellus-Boosts-Vitamin-B3-Capacity-in-China_14496.html
September 15, 2008
Bayer CropScience says its growth strategy is based on a strong product development pipeline designed to meet fast-growing market demand. The company detailed the strategy at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/Bayer-CropScience-Basks-in-Strong-Markets_14183.html
September 12, 2008
Comprehensive new pesticide residue restrictions entered into force in the European Union (EU) earlier this month, an effort officials say will harmonize regulations in the 27 EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/fine_chemicals_biotech/agricultural_chemicals/EU-Sets-Revised-Pesticide-Residue-Limits_14212.html
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