| Umicore announced today the acquisition of the business and assets of CP Chemicals in Wickliffe, Ohio. CP Chemicals is a refiner and recycler of cobalt and nickel containing secondary materials such as superalloy scrap and transforms these into chemicals for the catalyst and petrochemical refining industries.
| In the 2013 fiscal year, Oryx Stainless has been able to maintain its global market position despite market-related low turnovers and tonnage. The low expectations of the previous financial year were undercut in the process. The group's customers report on the most difficult environment for stainless steel in years.