Good growth at Balchem's medical products segment has helped offset
a continuing decline in its encapsulated products, sold to
nutritional and food industries, although overall interim sales are
still down by 1.3 per cent.
BASF Fine Chemicals division said this week that it will
temporarily suspend lysine production at its Gunsan, Korea plant
due to essential maintenance work. The lysine plant will be
shutdown at the beginning of August for up to 3...
Growing Finnish food and animal feed company Raisio is to acquire
all the shares of Swedish biotech company Diffchamb. The move marks
a step forward in the Finnish company's overall aim to expand its
Life Science unit business...
Choline maker and encapsulates supplier Balchem reported a strong
30 per cent increase in sales for 2002 this week, thanks to growth
in both its core units. The global company also saw a 45 per cent
increase in its net income to $7.4...
Encapsulates company Balchem reported a 30 per cent increase in
sales for 2002 this week, up to $60.2 million. Growth in both its
core units also brought a 45 per cent increase in its net income to
$7.4 million, the Baltimore-based...
Roche has completed its previously announced exit from the vitamins
business, signing a contract yesterday with Dutch speciality
chemicals group DSM, the new owner of its vitamins and carotenoids
unit. Roche added that it has also...
Finland's Raisio Group today reported consolidated sales in 2002 of
€843.1 million, up 2.5 per cent on last year, thanks largely to
good sales in the Life Sciences unit, which makes
cholesterol-lowering ingredient Benecol.
Two of the biggest names in US agriculture have joined forces to
create a new company focused on speciality ingredients, in
particular soy proteins and lecithins. DuPont will control the
company, dubbed Solae, with Bunge taking a...
German chemicals group BASF said this week that while on schedule
with its expansion of vitamin E production, first announced in
2001, it was anticipating supply bottlenecks at its Ludwigshafen
plant between now and April next year.