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February 5, 2014
Syngenta, the world's largest producer of agricultural chemicals, today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results and said it is embarking on a cost-savings plan that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Syngenta-embarks-on-cost-savings-plan-as-earnings-decline-ups-margin-target_58560.html
February 4, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Lwart Química (Lençóis Paulista, Brazil), a supplier of waterproofing products in Brazil. The financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-to-acquire-Brazilian-waterproofing-materials-company_58529.html
February 3, 2014
AVA Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) said today that it has begun commercial-scale production of high-purity renewable 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) at Clariant’s Infrapark at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/AVA-Biochem-starts-commercial-production-of-renewable-5-HMF_58501.html
February 3, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has appointed Adrian Widmer, the current head/controlling and M&A, as the CFO and a member of group management with effect from 1 March....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-appoints-new-CFO_58497.html
January 31, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says its sales for the fourth quarter 2013 were SF 75.4 million ($83.9 million), compared with SF 63.9 million in the year-ago quarter, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Gurit-reports-18-percent-YoY-increase-in-fourth-quarter-sales_58465.html
January 31, 2014
Machine and plant engineering firm Oerlikon (Pfäffikon, Switzerland) has signed an agreement to acquire Sulzer’s (Winterthur, Switzerland) Metco division for an enterprise...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Oerlikon-acquires-Sulzers-Metco-unit-creating-surface-solutions-leader_58458.html
January 30, 2014
Flavors and fragrances group Givaudan (Geneva) today reported its full-year net income rising 19.5%, to 490 million Swiss francs ($545.4 million), on sales 5.5%, higher at SF4.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Givaudan-reports-improved-full-year-results-confirms-midterm-objectives_58412.html
January 24, 2014
DSM Nutritional Products, a subsidiary of DSM, says that it will cut about 120 jobs in Switzerland, as a result of the almost concluded integration of a number of significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/DSM-Nutritional-Products-to-cut-120-jobs-in-Switzerland_58286.html
January 23, 2014
Lonza recorded a 44.2% fall in profits for 2013 compared with 2012, to 87 million Swiss francs ($95.7 million). Sales for 2013 decreased by 4.2%, to SF3.58 billion, due to lower sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-reports-fall-in-profits-sales_58208.html
January 23, 2014
The state council of the Swiss canton of Valais and Lonza today announced the establishment of a coordinating committee to address the problem of mercury pollution between Visp and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-and-Swiss-authorities-agree-to-address-mercury-pollution_58204.html
January 14, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its 2013 sales were 5.14 billion Swiss francs ($5.7 billion), compared with SF4.83 billion in 2012, an increase of 9.4% in local currencies. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-reports-2013-sales-of-$5-7-billion-up-9-4-percent_57953.html
January 14, 2014
Lonza and Index Ventures, a leading venture capital investment firm, have signed an exclusive five-year agreement for process development and cGMP production for all biological...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-signs-agreement-with-Index-Ventures-for-development-and-manufacture-of-biologics_57823.html
January 13, 2014
Foster Wheeler (FW; Zug, Switzerland) announced today that following a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives, it has provisionally agreed with AMEC (London) on non-binding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/AMEC-signs-preliminary-agreement-to-acquire-Foster-Wheeler-for-$3-3-billion_57916.html
December 6, 2013
Nestlé has announced plans to sell its 10% stake in Givaudan via a private placement to investors. The placement is being managed by Goldman Sachs. The stake is valued...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Nestle-to-sell-its-10-percent-stake-in-Givaudan_57172.html
November 28, 2013
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland), has appointed Stephan Sielaff as chief operating officer, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Archroma-appoints-new-COO_56995.html
November 28, 2013
DSM says that the Bühler Technology Group (Uzwil, Switzerland) has acquired the 50% stake held by DSM in their Wuxi NutriRice Co. (Wuxi, China) joint venture. Wuxi NutriRice was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Buhler-buys-out-DSM-in-Wuxi-NutriRice-JV_56993.html
November 19, 2013
Nestlé will work in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven multinationals that produce consumer goods, to encourage the responsible development of bioplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Nestle-joins-Bioplastic-Feedstock-Alliance_56779.html
November 11, 2013
Pharmaceuticals major Novartis (Basel) today announced a definitive agreement to divest its blood transfusion diagnostics unit, headquartered in Emeryville, CA, to Grifols (Barcelona)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Novartis-to-divest-blood-transfusion-diagnostics-unit-to-Grifols-may-sell-animal-health-and-OTC-units_56610.html
November 4, 2013
Gurit (Zürich) has posted a 16.8% drop in sales, to 76.1 million Swiss francs ($83.4 million), in third-quarter of 2013 compared with SF91.5 million in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Gurits-third-quarter-sales-fall-17-percent-YOY-but-rise-11-percent-sequentially_56412.html
October 31, 2013
Lonza, in its business update announcement for the third quarter, says that its overall business performance remained on track and that the company’s specialty ingredients market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Specialty-ingredients-business-boosts-Lonzas-third-quarter-performance_56334.html
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