Going Gluten-free with freedom

By Emily Tellers:There are more people than ever suffering from some form of gluten-related health issue – either celiac disease, gluten intolerance or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS)– all of which can cause digestive discomfort and fatigue. In fact, NCGS is now recognized as a separate condition, where neither allergic nor autoimmune mechanisms are involved.According to a consumer survey, 6 percent of the US population has been diagnosed with NCGS,while 13 percent of the UK population considers themselves to be gluten-sensitive. Read More


Clariant International Ltd has launched a new dedicated 3D printing business to meet the demand of the fast-changing additive manufacturing market for premium and customized 3D printer filaments. Products manufactured using additive manufacturing are often complex end-use parts such as air ducts, drones, lights, and parts for manufacturing equipment. These products can be enhanced with tailored high quality and ready-to-print materials that also withstand the wear and tear of prolonged usage. Read More


Symrise has signed a purchase agreement with Citratus to acquire all shares of Citratus Fragrancias, a producer of fragrances located in Vinhedo, Sao Paulo.Citratus is looking back to 26 years of very successfully serving the Brazilian market for small and medium-sized fragrance customers. It is running a modern development and production facility in the city of Vinhedo.Over the last decades, Citratus has built well-established business relations to fast-growing, local customers in the fragrance industry as well as to important suppliers of natural fragrance raw materials.  Read More

Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) has agreed to sell its fire safety and oil additives (P2S5 or phosphorus pentasulfide) business units to SK Capital, for approximately $1 billion.The business is part of ICL Specialty Solutions’ advanced additives business line and has operations in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.ICL’s major research and development capabilities in speciality chemicals, as well as its ability to identify business opportunities, have transformed the company into a global leader in several core and non-core businesses. Read More