Clariant improves profitability in 2017

Clariant-financial-resultsClariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced full year 2017 sales of CHF 6.377 billion compared to CHF 5.847 billion in 2016. This corresponds to nine percent growth in local currency driven by double-digit gains in Catalysis and Natural Resources. The strong organic growth amounted to six percent, driven by higher volume contributions by all Business Areas.

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Lowest price increase in decade could see several Pharma companies exit market

Erik-Roos-Pharma-dynamicsHealth Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, gazetted a 1.26 percent single exit price (SEP) increase for medicines and scheduled substances in December 2017. This lowest SEP increase in a decade - second only to 2011, which saw no increase at all - comes amid growing utility costs and a depreciating Rand value and could see several players exit the market.

Medical grade PVC makes waves

An imported beach wheelchair made from PVC pipes was recently donated to Cross Home Care in the Western CapeThe Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently donated an imported beach wheelchair made from PVC pipes to Cross Home Care in the Western Cape. This act of kindness forms part of the association’s commitment to the environment and community.

DSM appoints new president of DSM Personal Care and Aroma Ingredients

Gareth-Barker-DSMRoyal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials, announced that Gareth Barker has been appointed president DSM Personal Care and Aroma Ingredients as of 1 January 2018.

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