Industry News

  • 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…


  • Nuvilex To Enter Cosmetics Industry

    October 2, 2012
    • Nuvilex, Inc., an international biotechnology provider of cell and gene therapy solutions, announced today its wholly-owned subsidiary, Austrianova Singapore Pte Ltd (ASPL) has received notice that the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) h…


  • Wacker Taps NRC For Biotech Products Europe

    October 2, 2012
    • Wacker has tapped Nordmann, Rassmann (NRC) to handle distribution of certain products for personal care applications in most parts of Europe, effective Sept. 1. For applications in personal care and cosmetics, NRC will from now on distribute…


  • Yellow Wood Acquires Parfums de Coeur

    October 2, 2012
    • Yellow Wood Partners has acquired Parfums de Coeur (PDC), a provider of mass-market fragrances sold in the US including Body Fantasies, Designer Imposters, and BOD Man. In addition, the company’s brands are sold in a growing number of…