Americas Watch

Robinson, Simon
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/1/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 17, p15
Trade Publication
The article offers news briefs on the chemical industry in the Americas as of May 2006. The 2005 acquisition of JRH Biosciences has helped boost Sigma-Aldrich's operating income before taxes, which grew in the first quarter to $98m compared with $89.1m from the same period of the previous year. Losses from non-core businesses were blamed for dragging results down at WR Grace. Specialties firm Innospec more than doubled first-quarter operating profits to $5.3m, compared with the year-earlier first quarter figure of $2.6m.


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