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Lonza on Track to Deliver Full-Year 2019 Results

Lonza reported continued positive momentum in its core healthcare businesses in the first six months of 2019. This has driven 6.4% sales and 7.7% CORE EBITDA growth for the group, resulting in a CORE EBITDA margin of 27.8%. Based on H1 2019 results, Lonza confirms the Full-Year 2019 outlook of mid-to-high single-digit sales growth and a sustained CORE EBITDA margin.

July 24, 2019

Lonza Expands Bioconjugation Facility

Lonza today announced the start of expansion to its bioconjugation facility in Visp, Switzerland together with the successful commercial approval of a third antibody-drug-conjugate (ADC) produced at the site.

July 24, 2019


Grace Matthews Advises H.B. Fuller on Divestiture

H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business to Tiarco, LLC (“Tiarco”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Textile Rubber and Chemical Company, Inc., for $71 million.

June 12, 2019

Advanced Biotherapeutics: The Future is Now, and It’s Happening in Plastics

Arlington, VA - Innovation and commercialization of the next generation of opportunities in single-use processing and cell therapies is a key focus of the Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) 9th Annual International Single-Use Summit, July 22-24, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.

June 11, 2019

The Cincinnati Enquirer Names Pilot Chemical Company a Winner of the Cincinnati Top Workplaces 2019 Award

Cincinnati, OH – Pilot Chemical Company has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

June 10, 2019

SOCMA ChemTrends: Ingredient Communication (Performance Sector)

I recently had discussions with downstream industry trade groups representing companies to whom many of our members supply ingredients and intermediates -- HCPA (Household and Consumer Products Association) and ACI (American Cleaning Institute) -- on issues impacting their members which could also impact SOCMA members (their suppliers) and possible forced disclosures of chemical formulations.

June 5, 2019


Carve-out of Lonza Specialty Ingredients will help segment to become a global leader in microbial control

Basel, Switzerland – Lonza Group today announced its intention to proceed with a carve-out of its Specialty Ingredients segment (LSI). The decision will see the LSI business under independent management, with increased control over its operations and costs. The segment will remain fully owned by Lonza. The company has already commenced with the separation and expects to complete the process by mid-year 2020

June 3, 2019

SOCMA Welcomes 7 New Members

Arlington, VA – The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome an additional seven new members who operate in the specialty and fine chemical value chain. The companies were recently approved for membership by the Board of Governors, bringing the number of new SOCMA members this year to 13.

May 30, 2019