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Feature article – Saltigo rides out the cycle

Market and sustainability trends are positive drivers for Saltigo, despite the agro downturn. Andrew Warmington met up with the new CEO at Chemspec Europe

Chemspec Europe 2024 in Düsseldorf on 19-20 June was the first for the new CEO of Saltigo. Michael Schäfer had been with the parent company Lanxess since 2007, mostly in the Material Protection Products business unit, which he headed for ten years before moving to take over at Saltigo in February.

Saltigo in pheromone deal

Saltigo has signed a contract for another production campaign of the insect pheromone Pheron E7-E/Z9-12Ac with Provivi, which provides crop protection systems via pheromone technology. The two companies worked together to complete the technical transfer, optimisation and scale-up to tonne volumes at Saltigo’s site in Leverkusen.

Lanxess enters battery chemistry

Lanxess has announced that it will be entering the battery chemistry business from 2022. It will produce electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries for China’s Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology using a plant operated by Saltigo in Germany. Further details were not disclosed.

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