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3M, via Sumitomo 3M Ltd., Completes Acquisition of Sumitomo Electric...

3M is now the sole owner and the business will be known as 3M Japan Ltd. Sumitomo 3M Ltd. was established in 1961 as a joint venture between 3M, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. and NEC Corp. In 2003, 3M acquired NEC's 25 percent stake, which increased 3M's interest to 75 percent.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, 3M

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Washington Post

Samsung to Merge Shipbuilding, Engineering Units Amid Revamp

Samsung Group, whose billionaire chairman has been hospitalized since May, will merge its shipbuilding and engineering units as South Korea's largest conglomerate prepares for possible succession.


Related Topix: Semiconductors, Samsung Group, Electronics, South Korea, World News, Samsung Electronics Co, Business News


Companies seek to boost agricultural productivity

Orlan Love/The Gazette The untreated soybean plant on the left is smaller and less vigorous than the one on the right, which has been treated with TagTeam LCO, a seed inoculant that helps plants make better use of phosphate fertilizer.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Monsanto, Marketing, Entomology, Mitchell County, IA

Toledo Blade

Farms blamed for water pollution

Perhaps former President Theodore Roosevelt said it best when he addressed a Buffalo audience in 1910, most likely in his trademark fist-pounding, cantankerous style.


Related Topix: Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, Agriculture, Science

Sigma-Aldrich Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages

Shares of Sigma-Aldrich have earned an average recommendation of "Hold" from the ten analysts that are presently covering the company, Stock Ratings Network reports .


Related Topix: SigmaAldrich

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. - Strategic SWOT Analysis...

The company is involved in the development, manufacturing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Healthcare Industry, Sun Chemical


Pretty amazing journey'

At first glance, watching Jen Gugino walk around the gym, one would assume she has spent most of her life working out.


Related Topix: Fredonia, NY, Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, Weight Training, Fitness, Dunkirk, NY, Buffalo, NY

Sat Aug 30, 2014

PPG transformation 'not a revolution'

As U.S. automakers began shifting production to outposts such as China and South America, leaders in PPG Industries' executive suite knew they had to follow their top automotive customers - Ford, General Motors and Chrysler - on the road to globalization.


Related Topix: PPG Industries, Manufacturing

Sys-Con Media

In-Depth Abrasives Market Analysis for North America, Europe, APAC and ROW adds Global Abrasives Market 2014 -2018 report that analyzes market by Products , End-users and Key Leading Countries Exhibit 8: Global Abrasives Market by Volume 2013-2018 Exhibit 9: Global Abrasives Market Segmentation by Product Exhibit 10: Global Bonded Abrasives Market 2013-2018 Exhibit 11: Global Coated Abrasives Market ... (more)


Related Topix: Manufacturing, 3M, World News, China,

Insider Selling: Thomas M. Smyth Unloads 9,000 Shares of Airgas Stock

Airgas VP Thomas M. Smyth sold 9,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 27th.


Related Topix: Airgas Online

Albemarle, Israeli venture to produce eco-friendly flame retardant

Albemarle Corp., a Baton Rouge-based specialty chemicals maker, and ICL, an Israeli manufacturer, have formed a joint venture to produce polymeric flame retardants that will replace hexabromocyclododecane, now found worldwide in the environment, animals and people.


Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Albemarle, Environment, Science

Sasol clears permitting hurdle to begin construction of $16B to $21B...

A rendering of the proposed gas-to-liquid facility, part of a $16 billion to $21 billion complex in Westlake being developed by South African energy and chemical company Sasol Ltd. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week approved the company's wetland modification permit to build gas-to-liquids and ethane cracker facilities in Calcasieu Parish.


Related Topix: Sasol, Westlake, LA

Computacenter plc's "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Investec

's stock had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Investec in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.


Related Topix: Environmental, Calgon Carbon, CCC Information Services

Plastics News

Tighter resin prices leading to price hike for PE film

One of North America's largest film makers is pushing through a polyethylene price increase due, in part, to the tight resin market.


Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, AEP Industries, Dow Chemical

Fri Aug 29, 2014

TETRA Technologies Price Target Increased to $15.00 by Analysts at Howard Weil

The firm currently has a "sector perform" rating on the stock. Howard Weil's price target would suggest a potential upside of 29.20% from the company's current price.


Related Topix: Oil & Gas, Tetra Technologies

Business Journal

Bayer plans $100 million project in Berkeley - maybe

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals could spend $100 million to build a product testing facility and raze three buildings in Berkeley, but the drug developer said a final decision on whether to move forward with the project won't come until later this year.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Bayer HealthCare, Berkeley, CA


Germany's Bayer to launch three new Xarelto trials

Germany's Bayer unveiled plans to launch three new studies to expand the uses of its anti-clotting drug Xarelto, one of its top five new medicines.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Bayer HealthCare, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Stroke, Health

Medical News

Janssen, Bayer announce expansion of EXPLORER global cardiovascular research program for XARELTO

Janssen Research & Development, LLC and its development partner, Bayer HealthCare, announced today the expansion of the EXPLORER global cardiovascular research program for XARELTO to include additional high-risk patient populations.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Bayer HealthCare, Medicine, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Stroke, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

The Washington Post


People hold signs during one of many worldwide "March Against Monsanto" protests against Genetically Modified Organisms and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, in October 2013.


Related Topix: Oregon, Dow AgroSciences

PIC pledges vigorous governance push

South Africa's Public Investment Corporation, which holds shares worth 13 percent of the stocks traded in Johannesburg, plans to use its influence to curb executive pay, appoint chairmen and promote better governance.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Sasol


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