Enzymes maker Novozymes, which has repeatedly cut its 2019 sales outlook, said on Tuesday that its chief executive Peder Holk Nielsen would step down early next year as it was time to “bring in new leadership”.
“Novozymes has been challenged in recent years and needs to deliver higher revenue growth,” it said in a statement.
The Danish firm, which among other things has been struggling with a weak U.S. ethanol production after floods in the Midwest this year, said it expected to announce a new CEO within a short period of time.
Shares in the company rose almost 4% in early trade.
By Stine Jacobsen
Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn.) announced it has acquired Ai-Red Technology (Dalian) Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of paint protection and window film for auto and architectural markets in the Asia Pacific region.
BASF and Israeli packager StePac have joined forces to create the “next generation” of fresh produce packaging. BASF will provide StePac with greater flexibility to advance contact-sensitive packaging formats to a higher sustainability standard by supplying StePac with Ultramid Ccycled – a chemically recycled polyamide 6.
TotalEnergies’ biorefinery in La Mède, France, allows direct access to renewable feedstock for its drop-in RE:newable polymer range derived from bio-based products. The company claims these polymers retain virgin-like properties.