Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced sales of CHF 1.894 billion in the second quarter 2010, compared to CHF 1.609 billion in the previous year. Sales increased 18% in Swiss Francs and 20% in local currency.Read more
Eka Chemicals is to increase prices on sodium chlorate globally with immediate effect, where contracts allow.
"Major price concessions were implemented in our sodium chlorate business during the latest global financial crises," said Lennart Nilsson, Director of Global Marketing at Eka Chemicals.
"In order to secure a sustainable business and guarantee long- term supply of sodium chlorate in a steadily growing market for bleached pulp, we are now forced to adjust pricing levels on a global basis."Read more
The increase will apply to dent corn and waxy maize starches, but not apply to Penford's line of specialty liquid products.Read more
"Increases in global demand have affected the supply of critical raw materials such as fruit peel and cellulose, while other raw materials have experienced steep cost increases throughout the first half of 2010," says E. Charles Bowman, Vice President of Marketing.Read more