Industry News

  • CP Kelco Announces Capacity Expansion

    April 8, 2013
    CP Kelco will expand its San Diego facility, increasing it capacity by roughly 40%, the company announced. Recent investments are in the final stages of implementation. The investments are aimed at increasing the availability of domestically produced…


  • Humberstone International Has New Website

    April 8, 2013
    Humberstone International Inc. (HII), the consulting group which specializes in helping personal care businesses maneuver the intricacies of global challenges, has a new website. HII focuses on start-up to mid-market personal care ingredient compani…


  • Delete Blood Cancer To Honor OPI’s Weiss-Fischmann

    April 8, 2013
    Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, co-founder and artistic director of OPI Products Inc., will be the Honoree at the Delete Blood Cancer Gala, which will be held at Cipriani Wall Street on May 1. The gala honors those that have given back by working with Delete B…


  • Oxiteno Begins Specialty Surfactants Production

    April 8, 2013
    Oxiteno, a surfactants and specialty chemicals company, is producing specialty chemicals for the home and personal care markets in Pasadena, TX. To produce these specialty chemicals, Oxiteno retrofitted assets it acquired in April 2012. According to…


  • Coast Southwest Marks A Decade in Texas

    April 8, 2013
    Coast Southwest, Inc. is celebrating its 10th anniversary serving the personal care, surfactant and silicone markets in Texas. “Grand Prairie is the first branch we opened outside of California,” said Joseph C. Cimo, Coast Southwest…


  • Amway Inducts First Class of Scientific Leadership Society

    April 5, 2013
    Four Amway scientific leaders are being recognized for their efforts by being inducted into the new Amway R&D Distinguished Scientific Leadership Society. This first class of inductees includes Ernie Brumbaugh, Amit Chandra, Ph.D., Tom Hamernik a…


  • Two New Laundry Standards from Green Seal

    March 14, 2013
    • Green Seal has published two new standards to address the life cycle impacts of laundry care products—GS-48, for household laundry care products, and GS-51, for laundry products used in institutional and industrial settings. To receive…


  • Alchem Ups USP Benzethonium Chloride Production

    March 14, 2013
    • Alchem International has brought on new production capabilities for USP grade benzethonium chloride, an antimicrobial that has both germicidal and germistatic properties. According to Alchem, it now has the capacity to produce approximately 15…


  • Living Proof Co-Founder Honored by President Obama

    March 14, 2013
    • Living Proof co-founder and board member Robert Langer has received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. Dr. Langer, a professor at MIT, has 811 patents, issued or pending, to…


  • Experts Refute Article On Cosmetic Preservatives

    March 14, 2013
    • Dr. Philip Geis and David C. Steinberg have penned a letter in response to an article published in the Anterior Eye and Contact Lens, which attributed acute eye discomfort/damage to cosmetics. The article in question is: “Transport and i…


  • Tune In: schülke Channel on YouTube

    March 14, 2013
    • schülke has launched an official international YouTube Channel, featuring all-new content from its offices worldwide. Visit schulke-us.com/PR0113 to view a brief history of the company that invented Lysol and many other unique preservativ…


  • US Imposes Anti-Dumping Tariff for Xanthan Gum

    March 14, 2013
    • The US Department of Commerce (USDOC) has announced preliminary anti-dumping tariff margin rates against Chinese and Austrian xanthan gum exporters covering all xanthan gum imports into the US. The action followed the US International Trade Co…


  • BASF To Increase HDO Capacity

    March 14, 2013
    • BASF will increase its annual global capacity for manufacturing 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) by more than 20% to more than 50,000 tons a year by 2014. For this purpose, the company will further optimize its production processes, carry out various infr…


  • Biosil Technologies Appoints Distributor in Eastern Europe

    March 14, 2013
    • Biosil Technologies Inc. has appointed HSH Chemie GmbH as the exclusive distributor of Biosil’s line of specialty silicone complexes in Eastern Europe. This strategic partnership will broaden HSH Chemie’s specialty product portfoli…


  • Solvay Increases Derivatized Guar Production

    March 14, 2013
    • Solvay will increase its global derivatized guar production by 40% with the completion of recent expansions in the US and China. Derivatized guar is a polymer produced from a bean grown mainly in India. Its inherent natural properties make it…