Industry News

  • 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…


  • WFFC Presents 2013 Scholarship Awards

    March 14, 2013
    • Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) has named its 2013 WFFC scholarship award recipients. Lauren Musumeci is the 2013 recipient of the Rita Flynn Memorial Fragrance Scholarship Award. Kayla Babbush won the WFFC Flavor Scholarship A…


  • Skin Product Development Course Is April 17-19

    March 14, 2013
    • The Center for Professional Development has scheduled “Skin Product Development—Raw Material, Formulation and Delivery,” for April 17–19 in New Brunswick, NJ. The course is designed for individuals who are engaged in th…


  • KDC Wins InauguralZemea Innovation Award

    March 14, 2013
    • Knowlton Development Corp. (KDC) won the inaugural Zemea Innovation Award from DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC. KDC’s Natural Zea deodorant stick platform took top honors. Zemea propanediol is a natural, 100% biobased in…


  • The Wind Behind Windex

    February 12, 2013
      Blades have started spinning on two new wind turbines at SC Johnson’s Waxdale manufacturing facility, a site that produces Scrubbing Bubbles, Glade and Windex products. The wind turbines will produce about eight mil…


  • Letters to the Editor

    February 12, 2013
      Editor: I am a consultant in cosmetics based in the UK. I have been consulting for the last 10 years since leaving Clairol and before that working for Unilever. One of my specialist areas is hair col…


  • Bell Earns SQF 2000 Level 3 Recertification

    February 12, 2013
    Bell Flavors & Fragrances has been recertified for Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 3 for its manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Northbrook, IL. Bell maintained “Excellent” status by meeting a newly-revised standar…


  • Seppic AcquiresBiotechMarine

    February 12, 2013
    Seppic, a subsidiary of Air Liquide, reinforced its activity in the healthcare specialty ingredients category with the acquisition of BiotechMarine. BiotechMarine is a leading player in the design and marketing of active ingredients for the global co…


  • Croda International Buys Innovachem

    February 12, 2013
    Croda International Plc has acquired the assets of Innovachem, LLC of Cutchogue, NY. This acquisition adds Innovachem’s patented product portfolio to Croda’s range of ingredients for the personal care industry. “Innovachem offers e…


  • Pilot PurchasesMason Chemical

    February 12, 2013
    Pilot Chemical Company, Cincinnati, has acquired Mason Chemical Company, based in Arlington Heights, IL. Together the companies represent more than 100 years of successful family-based ownership and leadership as privately held businesses in the US,…


  • Evonik’s new products Protect & Restore Hair

    February 12, 2013
    Evonik chemists are anticipating the needs of hair care marketers by rolling out a range of ingredients that are intended to make consumers’ hair look and feel better, and easier to care for as well. “Formulators want to protect and…


  • Rodman Publishing Is Now Rodman Media

    January 29, 2013
    Rodman Publishing Corp., publisher of market-leading trade magazines such as Happi, Beauty Packaging, Nonwovens Industry and Contract Pharma, has changed its name to Rodman Media Corp. The change, effective Jan. 1, 2013, better reflects the company&r…


  • Sederma Creates Matrixyl Website

    January 29, 2013
    Matrixyl is one of the best-known anti-aging active ingredients, recognized by formulators and end-users alike. Sederma now offers Matrixylinside.com, a new two-part website for consumers and marketers. The consumer section answers frequently asked q…


  • P&G Professional Earns Accolades from EL Pollo Loco

    January 29, 2013
    P&G Professional has been named Vendor of the Year by restaurant chain El Pollo Loco for its cleaning and food safety program. El Pollo Loco, Inc. operates 400 restaurants.…


  • CP Kelco Facilities Meet GFSI Requirements

    January 29, 2013
    CP Kelco has been audited and has met the requirements for Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) for all nine manufacturing facilities, which meets the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). A continuation of a program that…