Industry News

  • 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…

  • The Honest Co. Funds Clean Room at Mount Sinai

    October 2, 2014
    Jessica Alba joined officials from the Mount Sinai Health System to formally open The Honest Company Ultra Clean Room. Part of Mount Sinai’s Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC), the state-of-the-art facility will measure—w…

  • Univar Signs Deal with Evonik in Northeast US

    October 2, 2014
    Univar Inc. has reached an agreement with Evonik to become the exclusive distributor for Evonik personal care products in the Northeastern US region. Evonik will continue to sell its silicone-based products directly. “Our exclusive partnersh…

  • Essential Ingredients To Distribute AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry Products

    October 2, 2014
    Essential Ingredients, Inc. has been chosen by AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry to distribute and sell its personal care products an technologies. Under the agreement, Essential Ingredients will be the authorized distributor for US customers east of the R…