Germany chemicals group BASF is implementing a new measure to
combat price pressure on its vitamin businesses in the long-term,
by combining its human and animal nutrition resources under the
banner of a new nutrition unit within...
Companies involved in a 1990s global vitamin cartel have reached a
A$30.5m (€18.2m) settlement with plaintiffs in a class action suit
to brought by individuals and companies who claimed to have
suffered losses as a result of price-fixing.
BASF's fine chemicals division is bolstered by higher sales volume
of aroma chemicals and vitamins A and E for animal nutrition, but
the pressure over vitamin C and lysine has not abated, dragging
down the division's profitability.
Dutch chemicals group DSM reported better than expected second
quarter results today, as higher selling prices in its industrial
chemicals unit and lower fixed costs boosted margins, writes
The number two vitamin maker BASF yesterday reported strong
earnings increases across the board although vitamin prices
continue to eat into profits at its fine chemicals unit, reports
Adding vitamin E to the diets of turkeys may reduce the likelihood
of consumers contracting a serious foodborne illness from the meat,
according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in the
US. Researchers made the discovery...
First quarter sales at pharmaceutical giant Roche were up 5 per
cent in Swiss franc terms to SFr7.4 billion (€5m), with good
performances from the group's other divisions more than offsetting
a decline at the vitamins arm.