Industry News

  • Two Innovation Centers Dedicated by Croda Inc

    December 8, 2008
    Innovation is the cornerstone of every successful supplier to the global personal care and household products industry. That Croda recently dedicated not one, but two innovation centers at its Atlas Point site in Delaware, speaks volumes about the c…


  • HLB: A Valuable Invention

    December 8, 2008
    Mr. Gallagher noted that when nonionic surfactants were first developed, many formulators didn’t know how to work with them. To facilitate their use, Mr. Griffin developed the HLB system to provide guidance on selecting the right emulsifier and…


  • Brenntag Specialties Dedicates New Laboratory

    December 8, 2008
    Brenntag Specialties, Inc. has dedicated its personal care applications laboratory at its South Plainfield, NJ headquarters. This new, fully equipped applications laboratory will focus on personal care formulations, while intending to promote new ide…


  • DKSH Opens New Facility in New Jersey

    December 8, 2008
    DKSH North America has opened its new facility in Mt. Arlington, NJ. The new facility houses sales and marketing offices for the personal care and specialty chemicals business lines as well as a new innovation center. The innovation center will suppo…


  • Rhodia, KCI Ink Agreement on Personal Care Polymers

    December 8, 2008
    Rhodia and KCI have signed a global partnership agreement related to polymers for use in shampoo and shower gel formulations. In the accord, KCI’s Polyquaternium-10 product range will be marketed by Rhodia under the trade name Polycare. In addi…


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    December 2, 2008
    Two Innovation Centers Dedicated by Croda Inc Opens two innovation centers at the Atlas Point manufacturing site. Innovation is the cornerstone of every  successful supplier to the global personal care and household products industry.…


  • Lubrizol Expands Global Personal Care Network

    November 17, 2008
    With so much of the U.S. personal care industry located on the East Coast, Lubrizol Advanced Materials recently opened a new laboratory in Piscataway, NJ. It’s part of a plan to build on a global network of facilities to support the personal ca…


  • Pilot Chemical Surfactants Gain CleanGredients Status

    November 17, 2008
    Eight of Pilot Chemical Company’s surfactant products have recently been listed with CleanGredients, an online database showcasing independently verified information concerning the human health and environmental attributes of surfactants used i…


  • Charkit To Distribute CRM Ingredients

    November 17, 2008
    Charkit Chemical Corporation, Norwalk, CT, has entered into a distribution agreement with CRM International, a French producer of personal care and cosmetic ingredients including a line of certified organic products. The new accord enhances Charkit&r…


  • Honeywell’s Bolick Honored By Frost & Sullivan

    November 17, 2008
    Jack Bolick, president of Honeywell Process Solutions, has been named Frost & Sullivan’s 2008 North American Process Automation Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The honor is given each year to an individual whose career is characterized b…


  • Sabinsa Completes REACH Pre-Registration

    November 17, 2008
    Sabinsa Corporation has completed pre-registration for REACH, insuring that its ingredients will have market presence and availability in all 27 EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein. REACH regulations allow only pre-registered substance…


  • Dermazone To Produce Prescription Drugs

    November 17, 2008
    Dermazone Solutions has been given the green light by the Florida Department of Health to produce prescription drugs at its St. Petersburg, FL facility. Already active in over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals and cosmeceutical contract manufacturing…


  • Botaneco’s Hydresia G2 Approved by Ecocert

    November 17, 2008
    Botaneco Specialty Ingredients’ second-generation oleosome product, Hydresia G2, has been authorized by Ecocert as an approved raw material, complying with the standards for ecological and organic cosmetics. Hydresia G2 is a cold-process emulsi…


  • Sensient Acquires T-Cote Titanium Dioxide Line

    November 17, 2008
    Sensient Cosmetic Technologies, South Plainfield, NJ, has purchased the T-Cote line of microfine titanium dioxide from Particle Sciences Inc., Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Carol Landi, general manager of Sensient Cosmetic Technologies/ LCW North America, exp…


  • Pycnogenol Receives GMP Certification

    November 17, 2008
    Pycnogenol, French maritime pine bark extract available from Horphag Research, has earned Good Manufac-turing Practice (GMP) certification by the French Health Products Safety Agency (AFSSAPS). Pycnogenol is being manufactured by Biolandes in a dedic…