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Lonza well positioned to deliver 2015 targets
Lonza, in its business update announcement for the first quarter of 2015, says that the year started with overall good momentum, leading to business performance fully in line with the company’s expectations. Lonza's specialty ingredients and the pharma...

Gurit appoints composite components boss
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says it has appointed Laurent Michaux as general manager of its composite components business, reporting to Rudolf Hadorn, Gurit’s CEO. Michaux will also become a member of the company’s executive...

Sika offers to buy out the family holding to thwart Saint-Gobain's offer
Sika’s board of directors is proposing that the company buy out the Burkhard-Schenker family’s 16.1% stake in Sika to thwart the proposed takeover by France’s Saint-Gobain, according to a Swiss newspaper report. Sika’s chairman, Paul...

Syngenta's first-quarter sales hurt by slow start in the Americas, currency effects
Syngenta, the global leading producer of agricultural chemicals, today reported flat first-quarter sales of $4.0 billion, including the lawn and garden business, and retained its full year guidance. Integrated sales were up 1% at constant exchange rates but...

Sika AGM supports fight to stay independent, but battle for control will continue
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) won another round in its fight to prevent the 2.75-billion Swiss francs ($2.83 billion) sale of a controlling stake to France's Saint-Gobain at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday. The two rival groups, the...

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