Industry News

  • Wipe Sales To Top $13 Billion

    Wipe Sales To Top $13 Billion

    November 13, 2014
    A new study by Smithers Apex projects 6% annual growth for wipes.


  • AAK Announces Price Increases

    AAK Announces Price Increases

    November 7, 2014
    AAK price increase for vegetable based fats and oils.


  • L’Oréal USA To Buy Carol’s Daughter

    November 3, 2014
    L’Oréal USA is expanding its presence in the ethnic beauty category. The company will acquire Carol’s Daughter for an undisclosed amount. Headquartered in New York City, Carol’s Daughter is a premier American multi-cultura…


  • Estée Lauder Acquires Le Labo

    November 3, 2014
    Estée Lauder has signed a deal to acquire Le Labo, a high-end fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand with a distinct French heritage and an emphasis on fine craftsmanship and personalization in its products and services. Terms of the deal were…


  • 2015 Sunscreen Symposium Issues Call for Papers

    November 3, 2014
    A call for papers and podium presenters has been issued for the Florida Chapter of SCC’s annual Sunscreen Symposium—The Next Horizon of Sun Care Innovation & Global Regulatory Requirements—which will be held Sept. 16-18, 2015 at…


  • DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol Tapped for Tide Coldwater Pilot

    November 3, 2014
    Through a partnership with DuPont, Procter & Gamble will use cellulosic ethanol in North American Tide laundry detergent, making Tide Cold Water the first brand in the world to blend cellulosic ethanol in a scalable and commercial way. Althoug…


  • Puma To Leave P&G for L’Oréal

    November 3, 2014
    Puma SE and L’Oréal have signed a license agreement for beauty products. The deal is effective Jan. 1, 2015 when Puma’s deal with its current licensee, Procter & Gamble, ends on Dec. 31, 2014. …


  • Amway Funds Stanford Research Study

    November 3, 2014
    A new research study, conducted by the Stanford Prevention Research Center and funded through a $10 million unrestricted gift from Amway, will analyze how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging.…


  • Farouk Systems Celebrates Founder

    November 3, 2014
    Farouk Shami and his associates gathered to commemorate Shami’s birthday as well as a recent accomplishment; he received an honorary Doctorate of Beauty Arts from Seokyeong University. Shami is founder of Farouk Systems, a Houston, TX-based sal…


  • ITW Acquires Disposable Wipes Maker

    November 3, 2014
    I&I company ITW Professional Brands (formerly ITW Dymon) and Atlantic Mills, a Lakewood, NJ disposable nonwoven wipes maker, have combined product portfolios and will now operate as ITW Pro Brands. The company’s brand portfolio includes…


  • Salon, Skin Care Innovator Dean Rhoades Dies

    November 3, 2014
    Dean Rhoades, founder of the Dean Rhoades Salon in Beverly Hills and co-founder of DermaNew Skincare, passed away on Sept. 6 in his sleep at his Beverly Hills home. He was 64. At the age 20, he studied at Vidal Sassoon and was quickly on his way t…


  • Ecocert Certifies Six More TC USA Products

    November 3, 2014
    TC USA, Inc. has six products that are now Ecocert approved. Zenerbet, argan butter and lavender butter now join several other previously certified products from Zenitech. Additionally, there are three newly certified products under the ESSA Techn…


  • Brilliant Group Opens Manufacturing Facility

    November 3, 2014
    Daylight fluorescent pigment manufacturer Brilliant Group, Inc. has opened its new 20,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Richmond, CA. “Our ability to combine manufacturing, R&D, quality control and technical support under our own roo…


  • Pair of Innovations From Zip-Pak

    November 3, 2014
    Zip-Pak, a leading provider of zipper technology introduced two emerging technologies at Pack Expo 2014: PresSure Lok and Fragrance-Zip. PresSure Lok is said to be a solution for controlled dispensing of liquid products in the form of shampoos, pe…


  • Brilliant Group Opens California Facility

    Brilliant Group Opens California Facility

    October 21, 2014
    Richmond, CA site combines manufacturing, R&D and tech support.