Industry News

  • Pilot PurchasesMason Chemical

    February 12, 2013
    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,…


  • Croda International Buys Innovachem

    February 12, 2013
    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…


  • Seppic AcquiresBiotechMarine

    February 12, 2013
    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…


  • Bell Earns SQF 2000 Level 3 Recertification

    February 12, 2013
    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…


  • Letters to the Editor

    February 12, 2013
      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…


  • The Wind Behind Windex

    February 12, 2013
      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…


  • Evonik’s new products Protect & Restore Hair

    February 12, 2013
    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…


  • Lipo Chemicals Unveils New Website

    January 29, 2013
    Lipo Chemicals has launched its new website, www.lipochemicals.com.Improvements include a more functional search box, structured product content, straightforward navigation throughout the site, and a clean, fresh design. The new website is the next…


  • Impact Colors Signs Accord With Golden Business Class

    January 29, 2013
    Impact Colors, Inc., Newark, DE, has signed an accord with Golden Business Class (GBC), Bogota, Colombia, to distribute Impact Colors’ line of color effect pigments and products in Columbia, S.A. “Increasing our distribution capability in…


  • Fragrance Industry Mourns Laurette Heinz of Bell, CPL’s Bernal

    January 29, 2013
    The fragrance industry lost a familiar face, when Laurette Heinz, matriarch of Bell Flavors and Fragrances, died on Nov. 28, 2012. She was the wife of the late Edward N. Heinz, who bought Bell in 1968, and mother of co-presidents James and Raymond He…


  • CP Kelco Facilities Meet GFSI Requirements

    January 29, 2013
    CP Kelco has been audited and has met the requirements for Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) for all nine manufacturing facilities, which meets the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). A continuation of a program that…


  • P&G Professional Earns Accolades from EL Pollo Loco

    January 29, 2013
    P&G Professional has been named Vendor of the Year by restaurant chain El Pollo Loco for its cleaning and food safety program. El Pollo Loco, Inc. operates 400 restaurants.…


  • Sederma Creates Matrixyl Website

    January 29, 2013
    Matrixyl is one of the best-known anti-aging active ingredients, recognized by formulators and end-users alike. Sederma now offers Matrixylinside.com, a new two-part website for consumers and marketers. The consumer section answers frequently asked q…


  • Rodman Publishing Is Now Rodman Media

    January 29, 2013
    Rodman Publishing Corp., publisher of market-leading trade magazines such as Happi, Beauty Packaging, Nonwovens Industry and Contract Pharma, has changed its name to Rodman Media Corp. The change, effective Jan. 1, 2013, better reflects the company&r…


  • Mixed Chicks Wins Trademark Battle

    Mixed Chicks Wins Trademark Battle

    January 23, 2013
    A jury has ruled that Sally Beauty’s Mixed Silk line infringes on trademark and trade dress of Mixed Chicks (shown here). After an almost two year legal battle against Sally Beauty, Mixed Chicks LLC has won a…