Industry News

  • McIntyre Group Expands Youngs Territory

    August 6, 2008
    With a decade of successful representation of McIntyre products in Michigan, northern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, western New York and West Virginia, McIntyre Group has expanded Young Chemical’s territory to include southern Ohio and Indiana, e…


  • Dow Chemical To Acquire Rohm & Haas

    August 6, 2008
    l Dow Chemical Co., the biggest U.S. chemical maker, agreed to buy Rohm & Haas Co. for about $18.8 billion, reducing its dependence on petroleum-based commodity chemicals and increasing sales of more profitable products. Rohm & Haas investo…


  • Centerchem Acquires Diow Products

    August 6, 2008
    Centerchem Inc. has acquired Diow Products, Inc., a supplier of high quality ingredients and novel functional technologies for the cosmetic and personal care industries. The firm, founded by Mark Palumbo, has offices in New York and California. Mr. P…


  • Agilex Opens New Facility

    July 14, 2008
    Agilex Flavors & Fragrances, Upper Saddle River, NJ, has opened its new center of excellence, a 26,000 sq. ft. facility featuring research and development, along with creative and analytical perfumery laboratories. The site, located in Piscataway…


  • Bell Goes Green at Chicago Botanic Garden

    July 14, 2008
    Bell Fragrances held its Fragrance Workshop April 30 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Participants enjoyed acres of beautiful scenery with flowers just coming into bloom and trees beginning to bud. At this annual event, Bell’s fragrance sales sta…


  • E.T. Horn To Distribute For Momentive

    July 14, 2008
    The E.T. Horn Company has been selected by Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. to distribute its specialty silicones for personal care products in 11 western states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon…


  • Humberstone Intl. To Focus On Business Turnarounds

    July 14, 2008
    Humberstone International Inc. has started operations in Sunny Isles Beach, FL. The consultancy, which specializes in business turnarounds and corporate consulting in the chemical industry, is headed by Chris Humberstone, a long-time member of the ch…


  • RITA To Distribute Grant Industries Silicones, Actives

    July 14, 2008
    RITA Corp., Crystal Lake, IL, has formed a strategic alliance with Grant Industries to distribute and market Grant’s specialty silicones and cosmetic actives in the midwestern U.S. Grant Industries Inc. is an Elmwood Park, NJ-based firm that pr…


  • Unilever, Seventh Generation At Biopolymer Symposium

    July 14, 2008
    Intertech Pira’s The Future of Biopolymer Symposium will be held Oct. 6-8 in Rosemont, IL. It will be a comprehensive global event addressing biopolymers across the entire life cycle. Scheduled speakers include representatives from Unilever, Se…


  • PLMA Show To Include New Ingredients Section

    July 14, 2008
    The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) has announced that it will devote a new section of its 2008 Private Label Trade Show to industrial ingredients, including raw materials, flavors and fragrances. “Private label in America ha…


  • Call for Presentations On Natural Ingredients

    June 23, 2008
    Grayson Associates has issued a call for presentations for its upcoming conference on natural ingredients and technology. “Ride the Next Natural Wave” will be held Oct. 21-22 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Three tracks are planned…


  • Lambent Technologies Hair Styling Materials

    June 23, 2008
    l In the May issue of Happi, there was an error in Lambent Technologies’ listing of new raw materals for hair styling products. Here is the correct listing: Lambent Technologies Gurnee, IL Tel: (800) 432-7187 Email: lambent@lambentcorp.…


  • Call for Presentations On Natural Ingredients

    June 23, 2008
    Grayson Associates has issued a call for presentations for its upcoming conference on natural ingredients and technology. “Ride the Next Natural Wave” will be held Oct. 21-22 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Three tracks are plan…


  • Gel Candles Spark CPSC Recall

    June 23, 2008
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of Washington, D.C. announced a voluntary recall of gel candles manufactured by M & A Global Technologies Inc., doing business as Spa at Home, Tallahassee, FL. According to the CPSC, the candles…


  • Avon To Launch James Bond Fragrance

    June 23, 2008
    Avon Products, Inc. has collaborated with the James Bond entertainment franchise to create a new signature Bond Girl 007 women’s fragrance for Fall 2008. British actress Gemma Arterton, who plays the role of Agent Fields in the upcoming Bon…