Industry News

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

    September 27, 2013
    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…


  • Lonza Revamps Hygiene and Preservation Website

    September 27, 2013
    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…


  • Regis Partners with Good360

    Regis Partners with Good360

    September 12, 2013
    More than 7000 salons support Good360


  • Profitability Up, Sales Down for Chemical Distributors

    Profitability Up, Sales Down for Chemical Distributors

    September 6, 2013
    National Association of Chemical Distributors reports mixed results.


  • SC Johnson Donates $5 Million To american History Museum

    September 4, 2013
    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…


  • Unilever Sells Salad Dressing Unit

    September 4, 2013
    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.…


  • Innospec Launches New Website

    September 4, 2013
    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…


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

    September 4, 2013
    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…


  • Jeen’s Refreshed Website Has Expanded Formulary

    September 4, 2013
    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…


  • Revlon Brings Colomer Back to the Fold

    September 4, 2013
    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…


  • Sabinsa’s UT Facility Earns GMP Registration

    September 4, 2013
    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…


  • Kolmar to Expand Manufacturing Space for OTC Skin Care

    September 4, 2013
    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…


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

    September 4, 2013
    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…


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

    September 4, 2013
    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…


  • Wacker’s Silicones Business Wins Accolades from Unilever

    September 4, 2013
    Unilever presented Wacker with this year’s Partner to Win Award for its customer-oriented supply of silicone raw materials. According to Unilever, Wacker helped to significantly reduce the cost for silicone emulsions for hair care products by e…