Industry News


  • Amway Inducts First Class of Scientific Leadership Society

    Four Amway scientific leaders are being recognized for their efforts by being inducted into the new Amway R&D Distinguished Scientific Leadership Society. This first class of inductees includes Ernie Brumbaugh, Amit Chandra, Ph.D., Tom Hamernik a…
    04.05.13

  • KDC Wins InauguralZemea Innovation Award

    • Knowlton Development Corp. (KDC) won the inaugural Zemea Innovation Award from DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC. KDC’s Natural Zea deodorant stick platform took top honors. Zemea propanediol is a natural, 100% biobased in…
    03.14.13

  • Skin Product Development Course Is April 17-19

    • The Center for Professional Development has scheduled “Skin Product Development—Raw Material, Formulation and Delivery,” for April 17–19 in New Brunswick, NJ. The course is designed for individuals who are engaged in th…
    03.14.13

  • WFFC Presents 2013 Scholarship Awards

    • Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) has named its 2013 WFFC scholarship award recipients. Lauren Musumeci is the 2013 recipient of the Rita Flynn Memorial Fragrance Scholarship Award. Kayla Babbush won the WFFC Flavor Scholarship A…
    03.14.13

  • Solvay Increases Derivatized Guar Production

    • Solvay will increase its global derivatized guar production by 40% with the completion of recent expansions in the US and China. Derivatized guar is a polymer produced from a bean grown mainly in India. Its inherent natural properties make it…
    03.14.13

  • Biosil Technologies Appoints Distributor in Eastern Europe

    • Biosil Technologies Inc. has appointed HSH Chemie GmbH as the exclusive distributor of Biosil’s line of specialty silicone complexes in Eastern Europe. This strategic partnership will broaden HSH Chemie’s specialty product portfoli…
    03.14.13

  • BASF To Increase HDO Capacity

    • BASF will increase its annual global capacity for manufacturing 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) by more than 20% to more than 50,000 tons a year by 2014. For this purpose, the company will further optimize its production processes, carry out various infr…
    03.14.13

  • US Imposes Anti-Dumping Tariff for Xanthan Gum

    • The US Department of Commerce (USDOC) has announced preliminary anti-dumping tariff margin rates against Chinese and Austrian xanthan gum exporters covering all xanthan gum imports into the US. The action followed the US International Trade Co…
    03.14.13

  • Tune In: schülke Channel on YouTube

    • schülke has launched an official international YouTube Channel, featuring all-new content from its offices worldwide. Visit schulke-us.com/PR0113 to view a brief history of the company that invented Lysol and many other unique preservativ…
    03.14.13

  • Experts Refute Article On Cosmetic Preservatives

    • Dr. Philip Geis and David C. Steinberg have penned a letter in response to an article published in the Anterior Eye and Contact Lens, which attributed acute eye discomfort/damage to cosmetics. The article in question is: “Transport and i…
    03.14.13

  • Living Proof Co-Founder Honored by President Obama

    • Living Proof co-founder and board member Robert Langer has received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. Dr. Langer, a professor at MIT, has 811 patents, issued or pending, to…
    03.14.13

  • Alchem Ups USP Benzethonium Chloride Production

    • Alchem International has brought on new production capabilities for USP grade benzethonium chloride, an antimicrobial that has both germicidal and germistatic properties. According to Alchem, it now has the capacity to produce approximately 15…
    03.14.13

  • Two New Laundry Standards from Green Seal

    • Green Seal has published two new standards to address the life cycle impacts of laundry care products—GS-48, for household laundry care products, and GS-51, for laundry products used in institutional and industrial settings. To receive…
    03.14.13

  • Pilot PurchasesMason Chemical

    Pilot Chemical Company, Cincinnati, has acquired Mason Chemical Company, based in Arlington Heights, IL. Together the companies represent more than 100 years of successful family-based ownership and leadership as privately held businesses in the US,…
    02.12.13

  • Croda International Buys Innovachem

    Croda International Plc has acquired the assets of Innovachem, LLC of Cutchogue, NY. This acquisition adds Innovachem’s patented product portfolio to Croda’s range of ingredients for the personal care industry. “Innovachem offers e…
    02.12.13

  • Seppic AcquiresBiotechMarine

    Seppic, a subsidiary of Air Liquide, reinforced its activity in the healthcare specialty ingredients category with the acquisition of BiotechMarine. BiotechMarine is a leading player in the design and marketing of active ingredients for the global co…
    02.12.13

  • Bell Earns SQF 2000 Level 3 Recertification

    Bell Flavors & Fragrances has been recertified for Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 3 for its manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Northbrook, IL. Bell maintained “Excellent” status by meeting a newly-revised standar…
    02.12.13

  • Letters to the Editor

      Editor: I am a consultant in cosmetics based in the UK. I have been consulting for the last 10 years since leaving Clairol and before that working for Unilever. One of my specialist areas is hair col…
    02.12.13

  • The Wind Behind Windex

      Blades have started spinning on two new wind turbines at SC Johnson’s Waxdale manufacturing facility, a site that produces Scrubbing Bubbles, Glade and Windex products. The wind turbines will produce about eight mil…
    02.12.13

  • Evonik’s new products Protect & Restore Hair

    Evonik chemists are anticipating the needs of hair care marketers by rolling out a range of ingredients that are intended to make consumers’ hair look and feel better, and easier to care for as well. “Formulators want to protect and…
    02.12.13