Cognis Corp. announced last week that it plans to form its oleochemicals business into a separate company on July 1. Previous statements about the plan triggered an ongoing four-month strike at its main U.S. factory in Cincinnati.
The new company, named Cognis Oleochemicals LLC, will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Cognis Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Cognis Deutschland GmbH, of Dusseldorf, Germany. Cognis processes plant oils into synthetic lubricants and ingredients for applications ranging from food and pharmaceuticals to detergents, inks and textiles.
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