VF Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results; raises Full Year Fiscal 2019 Outlook

Revenue from continuing operations increased 8 % (up 10 % in constant dollars) to USD 3.9 billion; excluding acquisitions net of divestitures, revenue increased 7 % (up 9 % in constant dollars); Active segment revenue increased 16 % (up 18 % in constant dollars) including a 25 % (27 % in constant dollars) increase in … More VF Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results; raises Full Year Fiscal 2019 Outlook

PUMA establishes new North American Headquarters

As part of its growth, retention and recruitment strategy, sports company PUMA North America, Inc. today announced plans to establish a new North American headquarters in Somerville, Mass. in 2021. The new headquarters will bring together two PUMA offices, currently based in Boston and Westford “We’re excited to bring together our talented North American employees … More PUMA establishes new North American Headquarters

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Photodynamic Antimicrobial Cellulosic Material Through Covalent Linkage of Protoporphyrin IX onto Lyocell Fibres Here, we report the preparation of porphyrin-functionalized Lyocell fibres according to an azide-alkyne click concept. First, azido-modified Lyocell fibers and alkynylated protoporphyrin building blocks were prepared through alkoxysilane chemistry and Steglich esterification, respectively. Lyocell fibers were pre-activated by swelling in organic solvents … More Worth Reading

EU Commission approves BASF’s acquisition of Solvay’s nylon business, subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Solvay’s nylon business by BASF. The approval is conditional on the divestiture of a remedy package. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Nylon is used in many different types of products, not only textile or carpets but also … More EU Commission approves BASF’s acquisition of Solvay’s nylon business, subject to conditions

Chemistry at very small scales – Hand-knitted Molecules

Molecules are usually formed in reaction vessels or laboratory flasks. An Empa research team has now succeeded in producing molecules between two microscopically small, movable gold tips – in a sense as a “hand-knitted” unique specimen. The properties of the molecules can be monitored in real time while they are being produced. The research results … More Chemistry at very small scales – Hand-knitted Molecules

EU – U.S. Trade Talks: European Commission presents draft negotiating mandates

The European Commission has adopted on January 18, 2019 the proposals for negotiating directives for its trade talks with the United States: one on conformity assessment, and one on the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods. These negotiations follow the Joint Statement agreed by President Juncker and President Trump last July. As part of its … More EU – U.S. Trade Talks: European Commission presents draft negotiating mandates