Cognis claims to have steered a steady course through last year’s economic upheaval. But despite a return to profitability, the downturn took its toll on nutrition and health and care ingredients sales.
DSM, the world's leading producer of vitamins, said yesterday that
operating profits in the first quarter would be significantly
better than previously forecast, at 40 per cent higher than in last
year's same period.
German chemicals group Degussa said today it has sold its remaining
49-per cent share in Sudsalz to SWS-Alpensalz, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke (SWS), based in Heilbronn,
Germany. The divestment is part of...
German speciality chemicals company Degussa has founded a holding
company in Beijing - Degussa (China) Holding - to expand the
group's activities in the Chinese region. The group also announced
recently that it has completed...
Swiss intermediates and fine chemical company Lonza said today it
is to cut around 500 jobs mainly in Europe and the US as part of a
restructuring programme to reduce the negative effects of the
current economy on most of its business...