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.

keyboard_arrow_upBragan breaks into personal care
keyboard_arrow_downBragan breaks into personal care

After a five year sabbatical, Alan Rahme has made a comeback to the personal care industry as national sales director of Bragan Chemicals (Bragan). The company was started 10 years ago by Craig and Julie Taylor and has made huge strides as a premium ingredient and additive supplier, growing significantly as a result of the quality of service and products it offers at the right price.

keyboard_arrow_upMGSA Consulting’s streamlined packs at the click of your fingers
keyboard_arrow_downMGSA Consulting’s streamlined packs at the click of your fingers

Marketable to a wide target market, the patented one-hand opening and dispensing technology, Easysnap is now available in South Africa. This single serving packaging is designed for liquid and semi-liquid products.

keyboard_arrow_upSA instrumental in WHO recognition of Rheumatic Fever as a global health priority
keyboard_arrow_downSA instrumental in WHO recognition of Rheumatic Fever as a global health priority

At the recent 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, Member States of the World Health Organization unanimously adopted a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease. This historic decision marks the first time Rheumatic Fever (RF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) have been recognised as global health priorities on the world health stage.

keyboard_arrow_upTwo new pre-workout supplements from Phyto Pro
keyboard_arrow_downTwo new pre-workout supplements from Phyto Pro

Introducing two new additions to the Phyto Pro sports nutrition line-up, 3-in-1 Energiser and Nitro Blast.

keyboard_arrow_upIADSA looks to the future
keyboard_arrow_downIADSA looks to the future

IADSA – the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations – has hailed the progress made in developing effective food supplement regulations worldwide over the past two decades and pledged to maintain the same momentum in the coming years.

keyboard_arrow_upEskom offers special rate for boiler energy consumption
keyboard_arrow_downEskom offers special rate for boiler energy consumption

Eskom has a variety of new growth-oriented offerings for the industrial market – the focus being on new and existing electricity-driven technologies that improve plant efficiency and unlock new markets.

keyboard_arrow_upEvonik reports a good start to 2018
keyboard_arrow_downEvonik reports a good start to 2018

The company’s adjusted EBITDA increased to €679 million in the first quarter, marking a significant increase of 14 percent year on year. All three chemicals segments contributed to the gain in earnings.