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November 8, 2007
Clariant’s third-quarter losses from continuing operations expanded to SF 45 million ($39.7 million), compared to a net loss of SF14 million in the year-ago period. Sales rose 5%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Clariants-Third-Quarter-Losses-Widen-Plans-Site-Closures_8746.html
November 6, 2007
Ciba Specialty Chemicals reported third-quarter net income down 35%, to SF50 million ($43 million), on sales up 4%, to SF1.6 billion. Operating income before restructuring charges and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Ciba-Rhodia-Third-Quarter-Net-Income-Falls_8677.html
October 19, 2007
Syngenta reported third-quarter sales up 21%, to $1.7 billion, driven by strong growth in Latin America. Sales from the company's crop protection business rose 16%, to $1.4 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Syngenta-Reports-21-percent-Third-Quarter-Sales-Jump_8383.html
October 16, 2007
H.B. Fuller says it has agreed to sell its stake in an automotive joint venture to EMS Chemie Holding (EMS; Männedorf, Switzerland), the principal partner of the jv, for $80...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/H-B-Fuller-to-Exit-Auto-JV_8287.html
October 11, 2007
H.B. Fuller says it has agreed to sell its stake in an automotive joint venture to EMS Chemie Holding (EMS; Männedorf, Switzerland), the principal partner of the jv, for $80...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/H-B-Fuller-to-Exit-Automotive-JV_8212.html
October 5, 2007
Avesta Biotherapeutics and Research (Bangalore, India) has acquired Siegfried Group's (Zofingen, Switzerland) biotechnology business unit....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Indian-Firm-Buys-Siegfrieds-Biologics-Business_8185.html
October 2, 2007
CF Industries Holdings (Deerfield, IL) says it has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in Keytrade (Thalwil, Switzerland), a global fertilizer trading company, for $25 million. Keytrade...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/CF-Industries-Takes-Stake-in-Fertilizer-Trader_7969.html
September 21, 2007
Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC) says it will spend a combined total of more than $10 million to increase cGMP manufacturing capacity for active pharma ingredients (API) at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/SAFC-Adds-Production-Capacity-in-Ireland-and-Switzerland_7745.html
August 27, 2007
Distributor Azelis (Milan) has acquired polymer and specialty chemical distributors Heinz Schlegel and Meister from the same private owners for an undisclosed amount. The acquired...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Azelis-Buys-Swiss-Distributors_7153.html
August 20, 2007
Cabb (Sulzbach, Germany) says it has agreed to acquire SF-Chem (Pratteln, Switzerland) from private equity firm Capvis Private Equity (Zurich) for an undisclosed amount. SF-Chem makes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Cabb-Acquires-SF-Chem_7010.html
August 20, 2007
Basell is the previously undisclosed company that has submitted an initial offer to buy most of BASF’s commodity styrenics activities, sources tell CW (CW, July 25, p. 9). BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Basell-Eyeing-BASF-Styrenics-Assets_7021.html
August 20, 2007
Lonza (Basel, Switzerland) has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past three years. The company posted its first ever decline in sales and profits in 2004, but it has since...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza_7032.html
August 7, 2007
DSM has agreed to acquire Pentapharm Holding (Basel) for an undisclosed amount. Privately owned Pentapharm is a leading producer of active ingredients and system solutions for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/DSM-Buys-Ingredients-Maker_6800.html
August 6, 2007
Clariant reported fourth-quarter 2006 net income up 43%, to SF23 million ($18.5 million), on sales up 3%, to SF2 billion. Operating income from continuing operations rose 28%, to SF134...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Clariant-Reports-a-Rise-in-Fourth-Quarter-Income_5744.html
July 31, 2007
Polynt (Scanzorosciate, Italy) has agreed to acquire DSM’s Uraplast polymeric plasticizer resins business for an undisclosed amount. Uraplast, currently part of DSM Composite...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Italian-Firm-to-Acquire-DSMs-Plasticizers_6594.html
July 30, 2007
Mack: Syngenta’s next boss. Syngenta has appointed Mike Mack as its next CEO, effective January 1, 2008. Mack will succeed Michael Pragnell, who is due to retire at the end of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Syngenta-Names-Next-CEO_6625.html
July 30, 2007
Lonza has unveiled a robust set of 2006 results, bolstered by a substantial contribution from the company’s fast-growing biopharmaceuticals business. Lonza’s biopharma...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-Rides-Biopharma-Wave_5523.html
July 30, 2007
EPA says it has fined Syngenta $1.5 million for accidentally selling and distributing corn seed that contained the unregistered pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt 10). “While...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/EPA-Fines-Syngenta-$1-5-Million_5353.html
July 30, 2007
Lonza says it has agreed to license its glutamine synthetase (GS) expression system and GS-CHO protein free system to Roche for the manufacture of therapeutic recombinant proteins and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-Licenses-Biotech-to-Roche_5337.html
July 27, 2007
Private equity company Butler Capital Partners (Paris) says it has completed the acquisition of Rhodia’s European industrial fibers business (CW, Dec. 13, 2006, p. 21). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Rhodia-Closes-Fibers-Sale_5583.html
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