Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Salvona, Zschimmer & Schwarz Form Partnership

    November 6, 2012
    • Zschimmer & Schwarz Chemie GmbH and Salvona Technologies LLC have forged a global strategic growth partnership as Zschimmer & Schwarz acquired shares of Salvona. The partnership will extend the product portfolio of both companies…


  • Scoular and Weishardt To Market Naticol in the US

    November 6, 2012
    • The Scoular Company’s Food Ingredients Group will serve as the exclusive distributor of nutricosmetic ingredient Naticol in the US. Used as an ingredient in women’s anti-aging products, Naticol is a marine collagen peptide produc…


  • Vantage Specialty Chemicals Acquires Desert Whale Jojoba

    November 6, 2012
    • Vantage Specialty Chemicals has acquired Desert Whale Jojoba Company, a US grower, producer and processor of jojoba and jojoba-based derivatives, oils and specialty ingredients. The purchase includes Desert Whale’s farms where the comp…


  • Earthly Body Has New Headquarters

    November 6, 2012
    • Earthly Body has relocated its headquarters to a 50,000-sq.ft. facility in Chatsworth, CA.The new facility, located at 21900 Plummer Street, will accommodate current employees and clients, while allowing room for future growth, according to…


  • Carrubba Has New Enhanced Website

    November 6, 2012
    • Carrubba Inc., the Milford, CT manufacturer of custom fragrances, flavors, and botanical extracts, has recently relaunched its website, www.carrubba.com. The new site includes information for more than 500 botanical extracts, as well as upda…


  • Method Sold To Ecover

    Method Sold To Ecover

    October 2, 2012
    Method Sold To Ecover


  • Method Sold To Ecover

    October 2, 2012
    (L-R) Method co-founder Adam Lowry, Ecover CEO Philip Malmberg, Method CEO Drew Fraser, and Method co-founder Eric Ryan. • Private equity firm San Francisco Equity Partners has s…


  • LuroMed LLC Taps Lipo To Handle HA Complexes

    October 2, 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 Pol…