Half Year Results 

Exceptional costs push Synthomer into loss

Exceptional costs push Synthomer into loss

Synthomer (SYNT) swung into a £4.7m pre-tax loss after racking up £63.1m in ‘special items’, many linked to the acquisition and integration of US polymer business Omnova, which was sealed in April. The chemicals company also wrote down the value of its European styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) facility by £10.6m, as it continued to struggle with weak demand.

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