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Cancellation of Beviale Moscow 2020 - New date to follow soon

In view of the current development in Russia regarding the situation with coronavirus (Covid-19), Beviale Moscow 2020 must finally be cancelled. The event has initially been postponed to Wednesday September 2nd to Friday September 4th 2020. The Moscow Government has decided to transform the “Sokolniki Exhibition and...

Stéphane Baudry, Chairman and CEO of Walden

Walden (formerly EHDH) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Movianto, thereby becoming the European leader in transport and logistics services for the pharmaceutical sector. Stéphane Baudry, Chairman and CEO of Walden, is the majority shareholder of the new group. This acquisition is made on the basis of...

Domo to stop and close Bopa production at Leuna plant

Domo Chemicals, a leading producer of high-quality engineering materials for a diverse range of markets, has announced plans to stop and close its third line of Biaxally Oriented PA films (Bopa) from Domo in Leuna (Germany), effective from August 2020. Affected employees have been informed and other operations at the...

The construction work of BASF’s battery materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland, is on plan for a start-up in 2022

Preparations and construction of BASF’s battery materials plants in Europe are advancing as planned. After the casting of the foundation for its precursor cathode active material (PCAM) plant in Harjavalta, Finland, BASF has officially started construction. In addition, BASF has secured the construction permits to...

Effect lends a feeling of luxury and prestige to products

Clariant color specialists have combined three colors from the Color Forward 2021 trend palette with a satin brushed-glass special effect in order to appeal to consumers in the booming Asian personal care market. The resulting look helps PET packaging give the impression of luxury and prestige otherwise associated with...

Sanofi names new leaders to Executive Committee

Sanofi has named four new leaders to its Executive Committee. These appointments now complete the announced changes in February to further simplify the Company’s executive leadership team. The complete Sanofi Executive Committee now includes the four heads of the Company’s global business units (Sanofi Genzyme, Sanofi...

Roche Headquarter

Roche announced that it has acquired Stratos Genomics, an early-stage sequencing technology company to advance the development of Roche’s nanopore sequencer. The acquisition provides Roche access to Stratos Genomics unique chemistry, Sequencing by Expansion (SBX). The Roche nanopore sequencer, once developed, will...

ISPE announces Thomas B. Hartman as new CEO and President

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced that Thomas B. Hartman has been appointed as the CEO and President, effective 1 June 2020. He has a long history of success in the pharmaceutical industry, rising to the role of Vice President of GMP Operations, Biopharm CMC, for Glaxo-Smith-...

Songwon enters two new distribution agreements with Bodo Möller Chemie

Songwon Industrial announced that it has signed two exclusive distribution agreements for the distribution of its comprehensive range of polymer stabilizers: Bodo Möller Chemie Benelux N.V. has been supplying customers in Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands since January 1, 2020, and Bodo Möller Chemie UK Ltd took...

Arburg is involved in the corona crisis

After Arburg started producing protective glasses on Allrounder injection moulding machines at its headquarters in Lossburg (Germany) in mid-April, the mechanical engineering company has now launched an additional project to combat the spread of the coronavirus: Since 11 May, face masks are injection moulded from LSR (...