VDMA domestic mechanical engineering orders remain on expansion course in July

In July, order intake in the German mechanical engineering sector exceeded the previous year’s level by 3 % in real terms. Order intake in German mechanical engineering sector “Domestic orders continued on their growth course with growth of 9 percent,” said VDMA Chief Economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers. Orders from abroad increased by only 1 percent. … More VDMA domestic mechanical engineering orders remain on expansion course in July

Second quarter of 2018- Bayer completes biggest acquisition in its history

Monsanto business included on prorated basis from June 7 / Group sales advance by 8.5 % (Fx & portfolio adj.) to 9.481 billion euros / EBITDA before special items increases by 3.9 % to EUR 2.335 billion despite unfavorable currency effects / Pharmaceuticals registers higher sales (Fx & portfolio adj.) but lower earnings – substantial … More Second quarter of 2018- Bayer completes biggest acquisition in its history

India firms up footprint Down Under

The organisers of Australia’s only dedicated, trade-only footwear and leather show have announced the participation of a large delegation of suppliers from India, the world’s second largest producer of footwear and leather garments, at the upcoming Footwear and Leather Show. The group participation organised by Council for Leather Exports (CLE), India’s peak export trade promotion … More India firms up footprint Down Under

Kelheim Fibres to present transparent viscose speciality fibre at Dornbirn Fiber Congress

Almost invisible – but effective The viscose fibre “Leonardo” from the Bavarian speciality fibres manufacturer Kelheim Fibres is an extremely smooth and flat viscose fibre with a width to thickness ratio of up to 1:40. This geometry with parallel sides gives the fibre its unique characteristics: In wet laid nonwovens, Leonardo scores with skin friendliness … More Kelheim Fibres to present transparent viscose speciality fibre at Dornbirn Fiber Congress

Hong Kong Fashion Hub Gears up for Premier Event

Hong Kong brands and designers can show themselves to the world through CENTRESTAGE. Late summer in Hong Kong brings to mind schooldays, mooncakes, lanterns, the return of thundering hooves to the turf and, of course, fashion. It is the time when boutiques in Asia’s fashion hub rework their displays to feature autumn and winter collections, … More Hong Kong Fashion Hub Gears up for Premier Event

Chemicals production growing in Europe, but Brexit uncetainties weigh heavy

By guest author Nigel Davis. Nigel Davis is Insight Editor with ICIS, a course director with ICIS Training and a regular contributor to ICIS news. Nigel has been analysing and writing about the chemical industry for many years, the Insight column providing daily commentary on the sector, its markets and companies. Europe’s chemicals output is … More Chemicals production growing in Europe, but Brexit uncetainties weigh heavy