Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has sold the phosphonate component business in China that was acquired as part of its 2015 Jianghai acquisition to Italmatch Chemicals SpA, a leading global specialty chemicals group and phosphonate supplier. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Jeff Bulischeck, executive vice president and general manager, Global Heavy Industries, for Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, commented, “This sale enables us to sharpen our strategic focus on our core offerings and will allow us to accelerate profitable growth in China.”
Ecolab has retained Jianghai’s Service & Formulated business, which provides differentiated products and services to China’s heavy industry water treatment market.
After a six-year break, Interpack – Europe’s largest packaging trade fair – made a highly anticipated return in 2023, providing attendees with a comprehensive overview of the latest packaging trends and advancements. This year’s event took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 4 to 10 May.
Processing equipment and solution provider Hillenbrand has announced plans to acquire Schenck Process Food and Performance Materials (FPM) for around $730 million. FPM, a portfolio company of private investment firm Blackstone, develops, manufactures, markets and sells a full range of solutions, products and systems for the food, chemicals and performance industries.
Asian dairy company Yili Group is strengthening its partnership with Sidel by installing the equipment provider’s Aseptic Lab filler to research and test product designs. Sidel’s Aseptic Lab filler is said to be compact and customized to meet Yili’s R&D needs for test runs consisting of a small number of bottles with different shapes and sizes.