Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…