Industry News

  • 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.


  • Greenpeace Activist Dies

    Greenpeace Activist Dies

    October 16, 2014
    Greenpeace said Wednesday that one of nine activists charged with felony counts in an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters has died. Tyler David Wilkerson was 27 when he died Oct. 6. A cause of death was not made public…


  • Estée Lauder To Purchase Le Labo

    Estée Lauder To Purchase Le Labo

    October 15, 2014
    Deal for high-end brand expected to close in November.


  • Hi-Efficiency Machines Crimp US Detergent Sales

    Hi-Efficiency Machines Crimp US Detergent Sales

    October 15, 2014
    US laundry detergent sales have slipped as high-efficiency washers call for less detergent.


  • SC Johnson To Disclose Fragrance Ingredients

    SC Johnson To Disclose Fragrance Ingredients

    October 14, 2014
    First major company to disclose fragrance ingredients


  • US Senate Passes Sunscreen Innovation Act

    October 2, 2014
    The US Senate unanimously passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act in September, and advocates such as the Public Access to SunScreen (PASS) Coalition are calling upon both chambers to reconcile the differences between each bill swiftly. “Congres…