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Ingredients buy for Firmenich

Geneva-based Firmenich, the world's largest privately owned flavours and fragrances house, has agreed to acquire pine chemicals supplier DRT from Ardian, Tikehau Capital and family shareholders on undisclosed terms.

VCI calls for digital support

The VCI has issued a three-point wish-list for how the public policy framework can help to shape the forthcoming digital transformation of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, so that they can better position themselves to be part of the process.

Nouryon, Ineos break ground

Nouryon and Ineos Nitriles have broken ground on new facilities that will be built at the latter’s site in Cologne, Germany, and completed in 2021 or 2022.

CABB goes digital on rail cars

As part of a digitalisation process, the CABB Group is currently fitting GPS devices to all of the 200 rail tank cars and tank containers it hires to transport monochloroacetic acid (MCA). This should be complete by June, the company said.

Evotec in ‘Pan-TB’ collaboration

Drug discovery firm Evotec, owner of the API manufacturer Aptuit, is a member of the Project to Accelerate New Treatments for Tuberculosis (PAN-TB) collaboration, which was launched formally on 27 February. This will aim to transform global action on TB, which causes more deaths than any other infectious disease, with 10 million new cases and 1.5 million deaths recorded in 2018.

Sanofi to establish API player

Big Pharma giant Sanofi has announced plans to create a stand-alone company dedicated to the production and marketing of APIs to third parties.
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