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Lonza acquires biologics manufacturing plant in California from Roche

Lonza AG (Basel, Switzerland) announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Genentech large-scale biologics manufacturing site in Vacaville, Calif. from Roche (Basel, Switzerland) for $1.2 billion. The acquisition will significantly increase Lonza’s large-scale biologics manufacturing capacity to meet…

BASF breaks ground on new fermentation plant in Ludwigshafen

BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) held a groundbreaking ceremony in Ludwigshafen for its new fermentation plant for crop protection products. The plant is expected to go into operation in the second half of 2025 and will manufacture biological fungicides and biological…

Clariant and Lummus awarded catalyst technology contract for new isobutane dehydrogenation plant in China

Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland) and its process partner Lummus Technology (Houston) have been selected by Huizhou Boeko Materials Co. Ltd., to provide their CATOFIN catalyst and process technology for the dehydrogenation of isobutane at the new plant in Huizhou City,…

IFF announces sale of its Pharma Solutions business to Roquette

 International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF; New York City) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Pharma Solutions business unit to French leader of plant-based ingredients Roquette (Lestrem, France) for an enterprise value of up…

Dsm-firmenich opens new food-and-beverage pilot facility in New Jersey

Dsm-firmenich has opened a new pilot plant in Plainsboro, New Jersey designed to enable collaboration with customers. The pilot facility is part of dsm-firmenich's Taste, Texture & Health Business Unit and will support the company's commitment to accelerate global diet…

Air Liquide divests selected business activities in Africa

Air Liquide S.A. (Paris) announced the divestiture to Adenia Partners Ltd of the Group’s activities in twelve countries in Africa representing a total annual sales of about 60 million euros. Air Liquide has signed an agreement with Adenia to sell…

AkzoNobel invests $30 million in manufacturing expansions across North America

More than $30 million is being invested by AkzoNobel N.V. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) to install advanced technologies and increase total manufacturing capacity at its four powder coatings sites in North America.  The company is incorporating new extruders, thermoplastics and bonding…

Grace expands fine-chemicals contract manufacturing facility in Michigan

W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace; Columbia, Md.) announced the opening of its expanded fine chemical contract development and manufacturing (CDM) facility in South Haven, Mich. Grace executives and local community leaders joined more than 200 employees at the site…

Case Study: Rotork actuators pioneering advancements in the hydrogen industry

Hydrogen is a versatile fuel source and feedstock that is carbon-free when burnt, releasing no emissions. Its production can be decarbonised through the creation of green hydrogen. In this pivotal moment, Rotork emerges as a key player, poised to support…

Neste merges three business lines into new Renewable Products unit

Neste Corp. (Espoo, Finland) has completed its organizational change process, announced on 1 November 2023. Neste informed that it will merge its three renewable business units into one Renewable Products business unit as well as restructure its functions to better…