Industry News


  • Innospec Acquires Chemsil and Chemtec

    Innospec Inc., Littleton, CO, has acquired Chemsil Silicones and the Chemtec Chemical Co., strengthening its personal care stable. Chemsil develops and markets silicone-based formulations to the personal care industry. Chemtec, which distributes a w…
    09.27.13

  • Jarden Corp. Acquires Yankee Candle

    Jarden Corporation, a Rye, NY-based consumer products company, will acquire Yankee Candle Investments LLC from Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC for approximately $1.75 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments. Jarden has a div…
    09.27.13

  • Croda Celebrates OSHA VPP Participation

    Croda Inc celebrated its approval by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for participation in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Croda announced earlier this year that it had achieved Star certification at its site in Mill Hall…
    09.27.13

  • Blossom Organics Signs Deal With Mayer Laboratories

    Blossom Organics, Inc. and Mayer Laboratories, Inc. have entered into an agreement for the exclusive distribution of the Blossom Organics line of naturally pure intimate care products. Under the new agreement, Mayer Labs will be solely responsible fo…
    09.27.13

  • Industry Mourns Robert R. Taylor of Minnetonka Corp.

    Entrepreneur Robert R. Taylor, creator of consumer products and founder of several companies including Minnetonka Corporation, died Aug. 29, 2013, in Newport Beach, CA, after a long battle with cancer. He was 77. Throughout his long business career,…
    09.27.13

  • CDR’s Stem Cells & Skin Workshop Is Nov. 6

    The skin constantly renews itself, shedding its upper skin layers daily. Stem cells (SCs) residing in the epidermis and hair follicle ensure the maintenance of adult skin homeostasis and hair regeneration, but they also participate in the repair of t…
    09.27.13

  • Impact Colors, Inc. Announces Color Trends 2015

    Impact Colors, Conshohocken, PA, has created Color Trends 2015+, a  presentation of color and color effects in the personal care industry for 2015 and beyond. Color Trends2015+ is the sixth in an annual series jointly developed by Impact Colors…
    09.27.13

  • DSM’s Lubben to Keynote SCD-iBIO Forum Next Month

    SCD-iBIO, an industrial biotechnology group associated with the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), announced that DSM’s vice president of bio-based chemicals and materials, Dr. Marcel Lubben, will be the keynote speaker a…
    09.27.13

  • Lonza Revamps Hygiene and Preservation Website

    Lonza has launched a revamped website for its Hygiene and Preservation business with new functionality that makes it easier for chemists and formulators to quickly explore and select the most suitable disinfectants, sanitizers and preservatives for t…
    09.27.13

  • Hair Care
    Regis Partners with Good360

    Regis Partners with Good360

    More than 7000 salons support Good360
    09.12.13

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Pigments | Polymers | Preservatives | Surfactants
    Profitability Up, Sales Down for Chemical Distributors

    Profitability Up, Sales Down for Chemical Distributors

    National Association of Chemical Distributors reports mixed results.
    09.06.13

  • SC Johnson Donates $5 Million To american History Museum

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has received a $5 million donation from SC Johnson in support of the renovation of the building’s 120,000-square-foot west exhibition wing. The updated wing will feature new exhibition…
    09.04.13

  • Unilever Sells Salad Dressing Unit

    Unilever has sold its $190 million Wish-Bone and Western dressings brands to Pinnacle Foods Inc. for $580 million. The transaction, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, is expected to close later this year.…
    09.04.13

  • Innospec Launches New Website

    Innospec, Inc. has relaunched its website. The new site—www.innospecinc.com—makes it easier and faster for customers and investors to navigate to the key information on the company and its products, according to Innospec. “In this…
    09.04.13

  • Merz Pharma Group Acquires Swiss Derm Company Neocutis S.A.

    Merz Pharma Group has entered into a definitive agreement with Swiss dermatology company Neocutis to acquire the privately held company’s cosmetics, OTC and Rx skin care business, which includes Neocutis, a line of physician-dispensed topical s…
    09.04.13

  • Jeen’s Refreshed Website Has Expanded Formulary

    Jeen International relaunched its website, www.jeen.com. Key improvements include an easier navigation system, streamlined search function, expanded formulary section, additional literature links and an entirely new look. In combination with maintai…
    09.04.13

  • Revlon Brings Colomer Back to the Fold

    Revlon is buying The Colomer Group (TCG) for approximately $660 million, saying the deal will help it reach new salon customers and cut costs. The acquisition reunites Revlon with its one-time unit in an effort to expand its global distribution. Rev…
    09.04.13

  • Sabinsa’s UT Facility Earns GMP Registration

    Sabinsa’s Payson, UT manufacturing facility is now registered to NSF International’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) program. In addition to the distribution of Sabinsa’s branded, science-backed and patented ingredients…
    09.04.13

  • Kolmar to Expand Manufacturing Space for OTC Skin Care

    Kolmar Laboratories, a custom manufacturer of color cosmetics, skin care and personal care products located in Port Jervis, NY, is making significant capital investment to expand its 264,000-sq.-ft. facility, constructing a dedicated manufacturing ar…
    09.04.13

  • AkzoNobel Unveils ‘Fundamentals’ For Men’s Personal Care Products

    With the market for men’s personal grooming and hair styling products booming, determining and formulating the products that will best suit men’s individual styling preferences and grooming habits can be a daunting challenge. Male Fundame…
    09.04.13