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Merck KGaA Boosted by 50% Rise in Liquid Crystal Sales

4:04 AM MDT | July 29, 2010 | Alex Scott

Merck KGaA Boosted by 50% Rise in Liquid Crystal Sales   Pharmaceuticals and chemicals group Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says sales of liquid crystals for the second quarter of this year increased 50% to a record €284 million ($371 million). The firm’s liquid crystal activities helped drive up group Ebit by 76% to €325 million, on sales up 16% to €2.2 billion. The group’s return on sales increased to 14.8% in the second quarter of 2010, compared with 9.7% in the year-ago quarter.   The chemicals business sector generated...

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