AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Royal DSM NV, the Dutch chemicals company, says it will sell its fertilizer and melamine businesses to Egypt's Orascom Construction Industries for euro310 million ($418 million).
The fertilizer business makes high-nitrogen fertilizers for agricultural crops. Melamine is used in laminates used on furniture and flooring.
DSM said the disposal is part of its strategy of focusing on health-related products like nutritional supplements.
OCI said it was seeking to grow operations.