keyboard_arrow_upBosch aims to sell its packaging business
keyboard_arrow_downBosch aims to sell its packaging business

The company recently announced a decision to sell its pharmaceutical and food unit’s Packaging Technology division (PA). This follows intensive and thorough considerations by the group. It has decided packaging technology is not part of its core business. PA is involved in project business relating to specialised areas of the packaging industry. The company also operates in a competitive environment in which the players are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a structural advantage.

keyboard_arrow_upBureau Veritas SA introduces Ithemba Trust
keyboard_arrow_downBureau Veritas SA introduces Ithemba Trust

Bureau Veritas South Africa (BVSA), the global leader in testing, inspection and certification, launched The Ithemba Trust on 6 June. The trust is an independent body and forms part of BVSA’s transformation journey.

keyboard_arrow_upThe in-cosmetics Group launches exclusive club for the R&D community
keyboard_arrow_downThe in-cosmetics Group launches exclusive club for the R&D community

Its events are a trusted source of formulation know-how for thousands of R&D professionals around the world, and today the in-cosmetics Group has announced the launch of a new initiative. The all-new R&D Club will provide cosmetic chemists from the global beauty industry with yet another opportunity to network and learn.

keyboard_arrow_upSappi acquires Cham Paper Group
keyboard_arrow_downSappi acquires Cham Paper Group

The company recently announced that all conditions precedent relating to the procurement of the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group (CPG) have been fulfilled and completed.

keyboard_arrow_upPrestigious Organic Beauty Award for Esse Skincare
keyboard_arrow_downPrestigious Organic Beauty Award for Esse Skincare

The Nourish Moisturiser by Esse Skincare was announced the winner of the Best Day Cream category in Sweden’s Organic Beauty Awards.

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise achieves strong organic growth in first quarter
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise achieves strong organic growth in first quarter

Symrise AG remains on track for strong growth in the fiscal year 2018 and achieved a very healthy 7.5 percent organic increase in sales in the first quarter. All segments benefited from good demand. Taking into account portfolio and exchange rate effects, sales in the first quarter were up 1.5 percent to € 776.9 million (Q1 2017: € 765.2 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to € 155.8 million. Due to negative currency effects and higher raw material costs, the EBITDA came in lower than in the prior-year period (Q1 2017: € 165.5 million). The EBITDA margin reached 20.1 percent and was within the medium-term target corridor of 19–22 percent.

keyboard_arrow_upConverting waste into wealth
keyboard_arrow_downConverting waste into wealth

Non-hazardous intravenous infusion (IV) drip bags and tubing made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are now being recycled into soles for school shoes. This is owing to a ground-breaking hospital project initiated by the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) in 2010.

keyboard_arrow_upDFE Pharma changes its SA distributor
keyboard_arrow_downDFE Pharma changes its SA distributor

Excipient manufacturer, DFE Pharma has appointed IMCD South Africa as its new distributor in the country. Previously, it had worked closely with Brenntag South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upDabur continues its acquisition trail
keyboard_arrow_downDabur continues its acquisition trail

FMCG company Dabur India announced in April, it had completed the acquisition of two South African companies, D&A Cosmetics and Atlanta Body & Health Products, through its subsidiary.

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise combines growth with climate protection
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise combines growth with climate protection

Successful growth and corporate responsibility are not a contradiction for Symrise, but rather an obligation: The new Corporate Report ‘Unfolding strengths’ once again shows how the company succeeds in thinking long-term, acting sustainably and combining the interests of all stakeholders.