Industry News

  • Symrise Renames Cosmetics BU

    August 6, 2008
    Symrise’s cosmetics business unit has been renamed Life Essentials. The new name reflects the expansion and reorientation of Symrise’s business activities beyond cosmetics, according to the company. More info: www.symrise.com…


  • Indena Joins Cosmetic Valley

    August 6, 2008
    Indena has joined Cosmetic Valley, the largest concentration of perfume and cosmetic manufacturing operations based around Chartes and Orleans, France. To date, 300 companies, four universities, 178 public research laboratories and 5,500 researchers…


  • Cosmoprof North America Attracts 25,000

    August 6, 2008
    Cosmoprof North America, held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas July 13-15 featured 740 exhibiting companies (up from 700 in 2007) and attracted 25,000 attendees. Cosmoprof North America dedicated special sections to International…


  • DuPont Expands Glycolic Acid Production

    August 6, 2008
    DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise has announced an $18 million capacity expansion to increase production of glycolic acid 45% at its manufacturing facility in Belle, WV. Glycolic acid occurs naturally as a trace component in sugarcane, beets, grap…


  • RIFM Graduates First from Post-Doctoral Program

    August 6, 2008
    Dr. Rob Foxenberg has graduated from RIFM’s Post Doctoral Program, becoming the first safety scientist specifically trained by RIFM for the fragrance industry. During his stay, Dr. Foxenberg learned various aspects of testing and safety assessm…


  • CP Kelco, Fluxome To Collaborate on Resveratrol

    August 6, 2008
    CP Kelco U.S., Inc., a unit of J.M. Huber Corporation, and Fluxome Sciences A/S, a Copenhagen-based Danish biotechnology company, have forged an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize fermentation-derived resveratrol. The fermentation derived…


  • Wackers Cysteine Wins BDI Award

    August 6, 2008
    Wacker Chemie AG has won the Environmentally-Compatible Tech- nology award from the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The Munich-based chemical company won the prize for its innovative process to manufacture cysteine from microorganisms. Cystein…


  • Desert Whale Jojoba Company Taps Ingredients Plus

    August 6, 2008
    Desert Whale Jojoba Company has named Ingredients Plus Pty Ltd. as the exclusive distributor in Australia for its jojoba oils, jojoba derivatives and natural emollients, excluding organic products. In New Zealand, Ingredients Plus will also distribut…


  • 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…