DSM in €50m deal to buy Amyris’ Brazilian production plant
Dutch speciality chemicals company Royal DSM and Emeryville, California-headquartered biotechnology company Amyris Inc. have extended a strategic alliance they formed in May through the $58m (€49m) sale of Amyris Brasil Ltda to DSM.
European associations set out priorities ahead of Brexit
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the UK's Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have signed a joint statement spelling out the importance of a clarity about a future EU-UK trading relationship after Brexit, set for March 2019.
Lanxess eyes record year with 35% rise in earnings
German speciality chemicals company Lanxess expects to post a record year in terms of earnings, following “an excellent” third quarter in 2017.
Wacker further expands production in China
Wacker Chemie AG will expand its production capabilities for silicone and polymer products in China, and reinforce its research and development capability to strengthen its market position in the region.
Automotive a key market in Mexico for Engel
At Plastimagen, Engel de Mexico showcased an automotive valve cover made lighter in weight by using the MuCell process — appropriate since the booming automotive sector is Engel's largest market in Mexico.