Industry News

  • Gillette Is the Best
The Industry Can Get

    Gillette Is the Best The Industry Can Get

    October 1, 2013
    HABA can't crack Top 10 in Interbrand study.


  • New Opportunities for Cotton in Wipes

    New Opportunities for Cotton in Wipes

    October 1, 2013
    Formulation change can open up doors in hard surface applications.


  • Innospec Acquires Chemsil and Chemtec

    September 27, 2013
    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…


  • Jarden Corp. Acquires Yankee Candle

    September 27, 2013
    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…


  • Croda Celebrates OSHA VPP Participation

    September 27, 2013
    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…


  • Blossom Organics Signs Deal With Mayer Laboratories

    September 27, 2013
    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…


  • Industry Mourns Robert R. Taylor of Minnetonka Corp.

    September 27, 2013
    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,…


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

    September 27, 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…


  • Impact Colors, Inc. Announces Color Trends 2015

    September 27, 2013
    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…


  • 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.…