Archroma acquires BASF's OBA business

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that Archroma India Private Limited and BASF India Limited (BIL) have signed an agreement for the acquisition by Archroma of BASF’s stilbene-based OBA (optical brightening agents) business for paper and powder detergent applications. The transaction includes BASF’s manufacturing unit at Ankleshwar, India, where approximately 100 people are currently employed.

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Portals financial figures to March 2019

We are pleased to announce that for the period ended 30th March 2019 we generated an EBITDA of £14.0 million on revenue of £138.5 million. This has been delivered from a combination of sales to long standing customers and, encouragingly, to new customers. Many of these new customers have been attracted to working with us as a direct result of our new independent status.

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Konecranes Demag UK Ltd has become a partner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES)

Our partnership demonstrates Konecranes commitment to bringing more female employees into the engineering industry and developing a more diverse workforce. As a company partner, Konecranes will attend events run by WES to learn about and share good practice as well as advertising engineering vacancies on the WES website job boards and newsletters, to reach a larger network.

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HYDAC B.V. acquires Elma B.V.

Following previous acquisitions by HYDAC of HYCOM B.V. and Hydrodynamics B.V. in 2013, on 5 June 2019, the acquisition of Elma B.V. in Soesterberg was signed by Thomas Kwaks, CEO of HYDAC B.V. and the former owners of Elma B.V., Dick Varel and Teunis van Vulpen.

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Smurfit Kappa's sustainable packaging innovation recognised with 11 Starpack awards

Smurfit Kappa has walked away with 11 awards for its innovative and sustainable packaging at the UK Starpack Awards.

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UPM paper converting site operates entirely using renewable energy

UPM Raflatac, a global leader in the manufacture of pressure sensitive label materials, is proud to announce that its factory in Mills River is the first manufacturing facility in North Carolina whose electrical supply is generated entirely by renewable sources through Charlotte-based Duke Energy's NC Renewable Energy Program.

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