keyboard_arrow_upEcoVadis awards a Silver rating to Vantage
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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.

keyboard_arrow_upLactalis’ acquisition of Aspen’s infant formula division boosts its potential in the Chinese market
keyboard_arrow_downLactalis’ acquisition of Aspen’s infant formula division boosts its potential in the Chinese market

Following Lactalis’s €740m (US$860.1m) purchase of South African-based pharma giant Aspen’s infant formula division, Fiona Dyer, consumer analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view:

keyboard_arrow_upClariant confirms SABIC to complete purchase of stake in the company
keyboard_arrow_downClariant confirms SABIC to complete purchase of stake in the company

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that SABIC has received the final outstanding regulatory approvals from the competition authorities for the purchase of a 24.99 percent stake in Clariant. Therefore, an unconditional closing of the purchase will take place in the next days which makes SABIC Clariant’s largest strategic anchor shareholder, and second anchor shareholder beside the group of former shareholders of Süd-Chemie.

keyboard_arrow_upBiodiversity, cosmetics and rural business opportunities
keyboard_arrow_downBiodiversity, cosmetics and rural business opportunities

President Cyril Ramaphosa says opportunities in the biodiversity economy have the potential to unlock the country’s rural economy and lift rural people out of poverty.