Robinson, Simon
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/22/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 20, p7
Trade Publication
The article presents news briefs related to the petrochemical industry as of May 2006. Rockwood Holdings has raised first quarter 2006 operating income to $91.5 million, up from $72.5 million during the first quarter of 2005. Badische Anilin und Soda-Fabrik AG (BASF) has bought CropDesign, a Belgian plant biotechnology company. Wacker first quarter operating profits soared to €105.7 million on sales of €798.6 million up 31% driven by better semiconductor business.


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