keyboard_arrow_upSymrise acquires biotech company, Cutech
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise acquires biotech company, Cutech

COPY: Based in Padua, Italy, the biotechnology company, Cutech has signed an acquisition contract to join forces with Symrise. Cutech offers unique pre-clinical screening services for cosmetics ingredients and finished formulations.

keyboard_arrow_upVantage to acquire Textron
keyboard_arrow_downVantage to acquire Textron

Vantage Specialty Chemicals, a leading, vertically-integrated provider of naturally derived ingredients, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Textron Plimon, S.L.U. Natural Oils Business.

keyboard_arrow_upHelping to bridge the nation’s youth unemployment challenge
keyboard_arrow_downHelping to bridge the nation’s youth unemployment challenge

Adcock Ingram and the Youth Employment Service (YES) established a partnership when both organisations joined forces to support President Ramaphosa’s vision of creating one million jobs for unemployed youth within three years. Adcock Ingram initially kicked off the first phase of their initiative during November 2018, welcoming the first 27 graduates. 

keyboard_arrow_upEcoVadis awards a Silver rating to Vantage
keyboard_arrow_downEcoVadis awards a Silver rating to Vantage

Vantage Specialty Ingredients (Vantage) has been awarded the Silver rating by EcoVadis for its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance. EcoVadis is a leading solution for monitoring sustainability in global supply chains. The rating acknowledges Vantage’s commitment and continual sustainability achievements since it earned a bronze rating in 2015.

keyboard_arrow_upClariant increases sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018
keyboard_arrow_downClariant increases sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, announced full year 2018 sales of CHF 6.623 billion compared to CHF 6.377 billion in 2017. This corresponds to five percent growth in local currency, all of which is organic, driven by a progression in all Business Areas, particularly in Catalysis. Both higher volumes and pricing underpinned […]

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise continues dynamic growth track
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise continues dynamic growth track

Following a very dynamic first half of the year, Symrise AG successfully continued its growth course in the third quarter. All segments and regions contributed to this positive trend. The Group achieved an organic sales increase of 8.8 percent in the first nine months of the year. Taking portfolio and exchange rate effects into account, sales in reporting currency were up 4.6 percent to € 2,382.6 million (9M 2017: € 2,278.4 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to € 475.7 million (9M 2017: € 485.2 million). The EBITDA margin remained at a good level of 20.0 %. Based on the positive nine-month development, Symrise raises its sales objective, which had already been increased at mid-year. Symrise aims at outperforming market growth and at achieving organic sales growth of more than 8 % in Fiscal Year 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upChempure reveals its new corporate identity
keyboard_arrow_downChempure reveals its new corporate identity

A trusted supplier to the personal care, food and beverage, health and wellness, and sports nutrition industries, Chempure has grown over the last 25 years. It's therefore fitting the company’s vision, values and brand also evolve to reflect what Chempure stands for today.

keyboard_arrow_upEvonik repositions itself in personal care and household products market
keyboard_arrow_downEvonik repositions itself in personal care and household products market

Evonik is merging its Personal Care and Household Care business lines together with its associated oleochemistry platform to form a new Care Solutions Business Line, helping to position itself as a leading provider of innovative solutions in the care products market. The move represents the next logical step for the specialty chemicals company as it implements its strategy for the Health & Care Growth Engine.

keyboard_arrow_upMetsä Board’s benchmark for sustainability
keyboard_arrow_downMetsä Board’s benchmark for sustainability

Metsä Board presented a range of innovative sustainable packaging solutions at Luxe Pack 2018, which took place from 1 to 3 October. The company also featured a range of its packaging analysis and design services. These include material and structural analysis and the modification of existing packaging to a fully customised design complete with graphics.

keyboard_arrow_upFusion brings brands back to market in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downFusion brings brands back to market in South Africa

Brands are back - bigger and better than ever before, with the official launch of PAMS/CPS Fusion data.