Volume 95 Issue 6 | pp. 18-19
Issue Date: February 6, 2017

Honeywell carves out a niche in lab chemicals

Company sees a role for a midsized supplier of self-made inorganics and solvents
Department: Business
Keywords: mergers & acquisitions, lab chemicals, Honeywell, Sigma-Aldrich

The research chemical industry is largely one of two extremes. On one end is the 800-lb gorilla created in 2015 when Merck KGaA acquired Sigma-Aldrich. On the other end are the many small specialists that dot the scene.

Arnaugh Verhaeghe sees opportunity in between. Verhaeghe is general manager of Honeywell Research Chemicals, a midsized lab chemicals business that Honeywell created late last year by combining a small business it owned with one it acquired. To . . .

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