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WPG on the right path

Despite intensive pressure on prices, Germany's Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG) has reported positive results for 2012, with sales revenues up 6.5 per cent on 2011 at €245 million ($320m).

Ferro posts loss and plans changes

Ferro Corporation has announced in its full-year results that it is to offload non-returning assets, one day after it rejected a $563 million takeover offer from A. Schulman.

Emerging markets keep Clariant buoyant

Specialty chemicals producer Clariant has announced an 8 per cent improvement in full-year sales on the back of its 2011 acquisition of Süd-Chemie and double-digit growth across all regions, except Europe.

Tough economy causes Domino wobble

UK-based Domino Printing Sciences continues to invest heavily in research and development despite the tough economic environment causing its annual financial results to drop slightly below the 2011 figures.

Plastics points DS Smith in right direction

Shares in UK-based converter DS Smith have risen 3 per cent after the company saw pre-tax half-year profits jump 63 per cent to UK£106.1 million (US$170m), compared with £65.3m ($104m) at the same stage last year.

Falling sales leads to Symphony loss

A fall in additive sales of approximately 30 per cent has been cited by Symphony Environmental Technologies as the reason behind an expected full-year trading loss of £1.1 million ($1.7m).

Borealis posts solid third quarter

Net profit was up €22 million (US$28m), to €129m ($164m), in the third quarter of 2012 at polymer company Borealis, as the company's base chemicals business and Borouge joint venture continued to perform well in a challenging European economy.

Packaging sector buoys Clariant’s results

Stability in its core businesses - particularly packaging - produced a solid performance in the third quarter for Clariant, which said that its mid-term guidance until 2015 remains intact.

Q3 2012 sales increased

Price rises improve A-B InBev results in third quarter

Despite a small decline in its global volumes, world-leading brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a 9.1 percent organic increase in sales for the third quarter of 2012, to reach US$10.27 billion. Net profit was $1.8bn, a rise of 15.5 percent compared with the same period of 2011.

Winpak profits up on improved margins

Plastics packaging converter Winpak has reported an 18.5 per cent increase in Q3 profit for the year, despite a drop in revenue. 

The Winnipeg-based firm, with nine

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