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Dow Chemical completes strategic ownership restructuring of Dow Corning

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The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) announced on 1 June the successful completion of a transaction to restructure the ownership of Dow Corning. Dow is now 100 percent owner of Dow Corning’s silicones business, which had 2015 revenues of greater than US$4.5 billion and is expected to generate more than US$1 billion of annual EBITDA for Dow at full run-rate synergies.

Bencis acquires majority stake in BRB

BRB Silicones, specialty silicones for cosmetics, personal care emulsionsBRB Silicones, a business unit of BRB International BV, has sold a majority share of its business to Bencis Buyout Fund IV. This is a fund managed by Bencis Capital Partners, an independent investment company based in Amsterdam and Brussels. BRB Silicones is a global producer of silicones, lube oil additives and chemicals.

Ascendis’ international growth strategy gains momentum

An inside view of one of the operations with the Remedica pharmaceutical manufacturing facilityAscendis Health has announced the separate acquisitions of two major European health and care businesses, Remedica Holdings and Scitec International.

Vantage strengthens its offering with new acquisitions

The logo of Vantage Specialty Ingredients

Vantage Specialty Ingredients recently completed two acquisitions, further strengthening its offerings while enhancing the company’s global growth strategy under the Lipo brand.

Seven tips to pick the perfect board for pharmaceutical packaging

Christophe Baudry is the commercial director of beauty and health care at Metsä Board.Pharmaceutical packaging faces many challenges and has to respond to legislation, good practice, demographic changes and consumer concerns. Christophe Baudry, commercial director of beauty and health care at Metsä Board, reveals what you should look for when you choose a substrate for pharmaceutical cartons.

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