Industry News

  • P&G Celebrates Dawn

    P&G Celebrates Dawn's Bird Rescue Initiative

    August 1, 2016
    A milestone since an oil spill that changed everything.


  • Cosmoprof North America Sets Record

    August 1, 2016
    Attendance tops 33,000 in Las Vegas.


  • #WellaCare Challenge Winners Announced

    August 1, 2016
    Wella has announced the winners of its #WellaCares Challenge: Adrienne Peters (grand prize), Mandie Barnes (second prize) and Stephanie Gearheart (third prize). Each will receive $7,500, $5,000, and $2,500 respectively for their dedication and commit…


  • GAR Labs Is Ready If the Lights Go Out

    August 1, 2016
    GAR President Tom Raffy was recently interviewed by a southern California-based newspaper on how his firm has prepped for blackout or brownouts. According to Raffy, GAR is prepared to shut down its chiller for a day, if necessary. And while the move…


  • DKSH To Distribute Gemseal Emollients

    August 1, 2016
    DKSH North America’s performance materials business unit and Total Specialties USA Inc. (Total) have signed an agreement for DKSH North America to distribute Total’s Gemseal range of high purity hydrocarbon emollients in the US. Gemsea…


  • Topix Gets Financial Boost From New Mountain Capital

    August 1, 2016
    Investment firm New Mountain Capital, LLC is providing Topix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Amityville, NY, with “significant financial and strategic resources to support future growth initiatives which include new product development and acquisitions,…


  • Moberg Pharma AB Buys New Skin from Prestige Brands

    August 1, 2016
    Moberg Pharma AB has signed an agreement to acquire three properties from Prestige Brands, Inc., including New Skin, a liquid bandage brand. The $40 million deal also includes Prestige’s Fiber Choice and PediaCare OTC remedies. In the 12 months…


  • Coppertone Initiates Voluntary Recall

    August 1, 2016
    The FDA Enforcement Report for the week of June 15, 2016 includes a recall for Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion Clearly Sheer, Broad Spectrum SPF 50. The 5 fl. oz (147mL) product, sold by Bayer HealthCare LLC, has an undeclared API (oxybenzone), according…


  • Scott’s Liquid Gold Acuries Prell, Denorex and Zincon

    August 1, 2016
    Denver-based Scott’s Liquid Gold-Inc. has acquired Prell, Denorex and Zincon hair and scalp care products from Ultimark Products, Inc. for a purchase price of approximately $9.1 million, subject to adjustment. “We are excited about our…


  • Chemyunion Opens US Headquarters in New Jersey

    August 1, 2016
    Chemyunion’s US headquarters in Union, NJ is fully operational and the company is in the process of setting up warehousing to stock material in the US. Cristiane Pacheco has been promoted to new business vice president and has responsibility…


  • Church & Dwight Sells Cameo, Parson’s and Snobol

    August 1, 2016
    Armaly Brands, the Walled Lake, MI owner of Brillo, has acquired the Cameo, Snobol and Parsons brands and assets from Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cameo Copper, Brass & Porcelain Cleaner, Cameo Alu…


  • Dermalogica Hosts 23rd Education Conference

    August 1, 2016
    Dermalogica welcomed more than 140 senior instructors, corporate trainers and education managers representing more than 50 countries to the brand’s 23rd annual weeklong International Education Conference held at its world headquarters in Carson…


  • Henkel Acquires Sun Products

    August 1, 2016
    Henkel has signed an agreement to acquire The Sun Products Corporation, from a fund of Vestar Capital Partners. The transaction is valued at around $3.6 billion US dollars, including debt. “This transaction is a major strategic move for Henk…


  • Pilot Purchases Liquid Minerals Group

    August 1, 2016
    Pilot Chemical Company, Cincinnati, OH, has purchased Liquid Minerals Group, Inc. (LMGI), a company based in New Waverly, TX. The acquisition expands Pilot’s business into the organometallic fuel additives markets, as well as provides further g…


  • Federal Trade Commission Settles with Herbalife

    August 1, 2016
    There’s new life for Herbalife. Herbalife International of America, Inc., Herbalife International, Inc., and Herbalife, Ltd. have agreed to fully restructure their US business operations and pay $200 million to compensate consumers to settle Fe…