Huntsman announces strong and consistent growth in Second Quarter 2018 Earnings

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights Net income was USD 623 million compared to USD 183 million in the prior year period and USD 350 million in the prior quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was USD 415 million compared to USD 299 million in the prior year period and USD 405 million in the prior quarter. Diluted income per … More Huntsman announces strong and consistent growth in Second Quarter 2018 Earnings

Swiss Consumer sentiment falls almost back to its average

Consumer sentiment in Switzerland has almost dropped back to its long-term average. While consumers still expect a positive economic development, they are less optimistic than in recent quarters. Consumers’ expectations regarding their own budget also remain subdued, while they adjusted their assessment of inflation upwards. Correspondingly, the likelihood of consumers making major purchases remains low. … More Swiss Consumer sentiment falls almost back to its average

WACKER’s Sales and Earnings Rise in Q2 2018 amid strong performance in Chemicals

Group sales climb to EUR 1.33 billion, 9 % higher both year over year and quarter over quarter EBITDA reaches EUR 261 million, up 3 % versus last year and 2 % versus a quarter ago Net income for Q 2 2018 amounts to EUR 84 MILLION Full year forecst unchanged: Group sales for 2018 … More WACKER’s Sales and Earnings Rise in Q2 2018 amid strong performance in Chemicals

Renewable Carbon for Fuels and Chemicals

New political framework will support Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU), technologies ready, investments expected The usage of carbon dioxide, among experts referred to as Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU), is gaining momentum. First commercial production of CO2-based fuels and polymers has been launched, several additional technologies have progressed far enough to allow production on an … More Renewable Carbon for Fuels and Chemicals

Synthetic biology: bio-manufacturing meat without animals, chemicals without oil and silk without spiders

By guest authors Dr Bryony Core and Dr Nadia Tsao, Technology Analysts at IDTechEx Synthetic biology and bio-manufacturing new products Synthetic biology can broadly be described as the engineering of biological systems, having been the focus of intense academic research from the early 2000s. Following these early steps, genetic engineering has become increasingly sophisticated, allowing … More Synthetic biology: bio-manufacturing meat without animals, chemicals without oil and silk without spiders

TERRY.ECO – big on absorbency, small on environmental footprint

Efficient technical solutions from KARL MAYER for producing terry goods with ecological benefits Sustainability and environmental protection are becoming increasingly important in textile production – and this also applies to the production of warp-knitted terry fabrics. These fluffy, absorbent fabrics are absolutely indispensable for the bathroom and home, and are used in huge volumes all … More TERRY.ECO – big on absorbency, small on environmental footprint