Industry News

  • Fragrance West Buys Monarch Fragrances

    November 6, 2012
    • Fragrance West has acquired Monarch Fragrances, a boutique Atlanta-based company. A purchase price was not disclosed. Fragrance West is a division of Horn, a North American distributor of specialty ingredients. Horn Essentials is the busines…


  • DKSH Partners with Wacker

    November 6, 2012
    • DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials has started a strategic partnership with Wacker. Under the exclusive distribution agreement, DKSH will market Wacker’s Biosolutions products fermenter cysteine and bioengineered cyclodex…


  • Ball Acquires Extruded Aluminum Packaging Business in Mexico

    November 6, 2012
    • Ball Corporation has entered into agreements to acquire Envases del Plata S.A. de C.V., a leading extruded aluminum aerosol packaging producer with a manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and to form a new joint venture in Argen…


  • Micro Powders Appoints New Agents in US

    November 6, 2012
    • Micro Powders, Inc. has appointed new sales agents for the US, naming EES Cosmetic Solutions, Emultec, McCullough & Associates and Pacific Coast Chemical Co. (PCC) to represent its personal care product line of specialty micronized wax a…


  • WFFC Sponsors The Art Of Scent Exhibit at MAD

    November 6, 2012
    • Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) is asponsor of The Art of Scent, 1889-2012, on view from Nov. 13, 2012 through February 24, 2013, at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York, NY. Organized by Chandler Burr, curator…


  • CR Brands Acquired By Resilience Capital Partners

    November 6, 2012
    • CR Brands, Inc., a national manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label household cleaning and laundry products, has been acquired by private equity firm Resilience Capital Partners. Headquartered in West Chester, OH, CR Brands…


  • LuroMed Appoints Lipo for Biopolymer Line

    November 6, 2012
    • LuroMed, LLC has appointed Lipo, a Vantage Specialty Chemical’s global personal care business, as worldwide distributor of the Biopolymer line of personal care products. The Biopolymer line of products, formerly marketed as Biocare…


  • Celanese Launches Website

    November 6, 2012
    • Celanese has launched its new website to better serve the needs of its customers, stakeholders, communities and employees. The new design features easy-to-use navigation, updated content, video, case studies highlighting product innovation a…


  • PLMA Salutes Excellence

    November 6, 2012
    • The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) announced that more than two-dozen retail chains and wholesalers from across the country were selected as the winners of this year’s Salute to Excellence Awards. The awards give recogn…


  • Croda Celebrates 75 Years at Atlas Point Facility

    November 6, 2012
    • Croda Inc marked the 75th anniversary of its Atlas Point site earlier this month. The event attracted dozens of customers, local officials and employees. Croda International Plc purchased the facility in 2006 as part of its acquisition of…


  • Croda Celebrates 75 Years at Atlas Point Facility

    Croda Celebrates 75 Years at Atlas Point Facility

    November 6, 2012
    Croda Celebrates 75 Years at Atlas Point Facility


  • P&G Brings Relief To Hurricane Victims

    October 2, 2012
    • Procter & Gamble has provided services to families and individuals in need of showers, restrooms and personal care items as well as laundry and temporary power use in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. The P&G Relief Center was stationed i…



  • SkinMedica, Mass General Hospital Form Accord

    October 2, 2012
    • SkinMedica will collaborate with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for the research and development of pigmentation products, the Carlsbad, CA company announced. The exclusive agreement involves screening and evaluating a library of rough…


  • Coppertone Named in Lawsuit

    October 2, 2012
    • Three plaintiffs have argued in their New Jersey federal complaint that Coppertone’s sunscreen products fail to protect against the cancer causing longer rays of ultraviolet-A radiation despite its “full defense” claim. Cal…


  • WFFC Honors Galvin of Parlux At Open Dinner

    October 2, 2012
    • At its 30th anniversary open dinner on September 20, WFFC honored Kathleen Galvin, VP of marketing and creative, Parlux Fragrances. Galvin has led the successful development and launch of…