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DSM to Close Clavulanic Acid Site in Sweden

11:03 AM MDT | October 6, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

DSM Anti-Infectives, a DSM subsidiary, will close a clavulanic acid production site at Strängnäs, Sweden. Clavulanic acid is used in the formulation of certain antibiotics. The site will cease operating toward the end of 2009 with the loss of about 100 jobs. The closure will cost DSM just over €10 million ($14 million). “It is not possible to maintain a profitable manufacturing activity for the product in Sweden,” says Jan Zuidam, vice chairman of...

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