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July 27, 2011
The European Commission has cleared a proposed acquisition of the suspension polyvinyl chloride (S-PVC) business of the Tessenderlo Group by Ineos. The commission concluded that the...
July 27, 2011
Clariant today reported a drop in second quarter Ebitda and sales, mainly because of the continuing appreciation of the Swiss franc and softening demand compared with the year-ago...
July 27, 2011
Lonza has recorded a 28% fall in first-half profits compared with the year-ago period, to SF97 million ($120 million), and Ebitda decreased by 14%, to SF265 million. Sales decreased...
July 25, 2011
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland) announced today that its board of directors has approved the appointment of  J. Kent Masters, 50, as the company's CEO, effective October 1...
July 22, 2011
Syngenta recorded first-half Ebitda up 12%, to $2.1 billion compared with the same period one year earlier, on corresponding sales up 14%, to $7.7 billion. The group's crop...
July 19, 2011
Carbogen Amcis (Bubendorf, Switzerland), a pharmaceutical process development and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing company, has appointed Mark C. Griffiths as CEO...
July 16, 2011
Lonza has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary LG Acquisition Corp., has commenced the previously announced offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of...
July 12, 2011
Lonza has agreed to acquire biocides maker Arch Chemicals (Norwalk, CT) for $1.4 billion. Lonza will launch a tender offer for all of Arch’s outstanding shares for $47.20/share in cash. Lonza’s offer represents a 36.7% premium to Arch’s average closing price over the last 30 trading days.

July 7, 2011
Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) says it has entered into a development and commercialization agreement with Tillotts Pharma (Rheinfelden, Switzerland), a subsidiary of Zeria...
July 5, 2011
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has ruled that restrictions imposed by China on the export of certain key raw materials, including some used extensively by the chemical...
July 1, 2011
Syngenta says it has entered into an exclusive global technology partnership with biotechnology company Pasteuria Bioscience (Alachua, FL). The two companies will develop...
June 30, 2011
Lonza says it will increase the weekly working hours for all employees at its Visp, Switzerland manufacturing site, starting tomorrow and continuing until the end of 2012, to improve...
June 28, 2011
Lonza has introduced a cell culture medium and feed platform for its GS Gene Expression System for manufacturing biopharmaceuticals from mammalian cells that it says enables product...
June 21, 2011
Syngenta’s senior executives will outline the company’s growth prospects at today’s capital markets day at the Syngenta Jealott’s Hill Research Centre in the...
June 20, 2011
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has named Paul Hälg as its next chairman, succeeding Walter Grüebler, effective April 17, 2012. Jan Jenisch, meanwhile, will succeed Ernst...
June 16, 2011
Editor's note: I will be out of the office tomorrow, so here's an early, if abbreviated, news round-up.   This Week on CW:   At Chemspec 2011 in Geneva, fine chemicals makers...
June 16, 2011
This year wasn’t mean to be a good year for the agchems market, but that is rapidly changing and it is lifting sales across the fine chemicals sector, say fine chemical...
June 7, 2011
FRX Polymers (Chelmsford, MA), a start-up maker of flame-retardant plastics, has raised $15.7 million in a Series B funding round. The new funding round was led by SAM Private Equity...
June 7, 2011
Clariant has raised its 2011 sales and margin targets and now expects sales growth in the high single-digit range in local currency compared to 2010 and an Ebitda margin...
June 7, 2011
Lonza says it will invest SF10 million ($12 million) to expand its biopharmaceutical development services platform in Singapore. Lonza’s development services business offers...
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