Industry News


  • Spiro of Liz Claiborne Speaks at CIBS Luncheon

    Art Spiro, president, Liz Claiborne Cosmetics, was the guest speaker at the June Cosmetics Industry Buyers and Suppliers (CIBS) luncheon held at Opia Restaurant in New York City. Mr. Spiro shared his experiences of his 30-year career, which included…
    10.07.08

  • Theyre Down with Good Hand Hygiene

    Sure some rap lyrics are dirty, but students at Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School in Somerset, NJ, kept theirs clean in an effort to teach their classmates about the benefits of good hand hygiene. Students in Kaz Wright’s fifth grade class h…
    10.07.08

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    In this Economy, Who's Got Time for Sight-seeing?

    The IFSCC 25th Congress takes place this week in Barcelona, a gem of a city with amazing architecture, great museums and a vibrant nightlife. I was fortunate enough to travel here on business 12 years ago and was able to see many of the sights&hellip…
    10.06.08

  • Industry News

    Dow Corning, Elevance Form JV To Develop Naturals Looking to tap into the rapidly growing natural and organic personal care market, Dow Corning Corporation and Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. have signed joint development and marketing agreement…
    10.01.08

  • Sea-Land To Distribute Bioaugmentation Products

    Sea-Land Chemical Company has been named a distributor of Bio-Systems International’s BioBugs product lines for bioaugmentation, strengthening Sea-Land’s portfolio of natural and biodegradable products for the U.S. household, industrial a…
    09.11.08

  • Fragrance Foundation To Honor Bloomingdales Gould

    The Fragrance Foundation’s board of directors will honor Michael Gould, chairman and chief executive officer of Bloomingdale’s at this year’s Circle of Champions dinner on Oct. 7. More info: www.fragrance.org…
    09.11.08

  • Tartes CEO Kelly Honored by Ernst & Young

    Maureen Kelly, creator and chief executive officer of Tarte, Inc., has received the Metro New York Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 award in the retail and consumer services category. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who…
    09.11.08

  • Warner Graham, EES Cosmetic Solutions Forge Partnership

    The Warner Graham Company, Cockeys-ville, MD, has forged a partnership with EES Cosmetic Solutions. In the accord, EES will support Warner Graham with sales and marketing of specialty chemicals from Warner Graham and Sasol in the cosmetic and person…
    09.11.08

  • Cosmoprof NA Brings 25,000 to Las Vegas

    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. As in years past, the event attracted many new and innovative brands in a…
    09.11.08

  • Jurlique Awards LOHAS Scholarships

    Skin care company Jurlique and Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) awarded 12 scholarships that enabled students in eco and green studies to attend the LOHAS conference in Boulder, CO, June 18-21. The goal of Jurlique LOHAS Scholarship is…
    09.11.08

  • SDAs Outreach Efforts Honored

    Educational and media outreach efforts by The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) have been honored with a 2008 Associations Advance America Award of Excellence. The honor is given annually by the American Society of Association Executives to associ…
    09.11.08

  • Titanium Dioxide Market To Rebound in 2009

    According to a new study from SBI, current uses of titanium dioxide, including cosmetics, are keeping export levels robust. According to “The U.S. Market for Titanium Dioxide,” the value of titanium dioxide exports will grow 21% to $1.…
    09.11.08

  • Gelest Doubles Capacity at Morrisville, PA Plant

    Gelest Inc., a Morrisville, PA-based manufacturer and supplier of specialty organosilicon and other group IV organometallics, has completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA headquarters and product…
    09.11.08

  • Bobby G. Harrison Memorial Golf Outing is Sept. 12

    The Bobby G. Harrison Memorial Golf Outing will be held Friday, Sept. 12 at the Spring Meadow Golf Course in Wall, NJ. Cost for the outing is $125 per person and will include a buffet dinner and open bar following the outing. Bobby Harrison was a…
    09.11.08

  • Industry News

    Sea-Land To Distribute Bioaugmentation Products Sea-Land Chemical Company has been named a distributor of Bio-Systems International’s BioBugs product lines for bioaugmentation, strengthening Sea-Land’s portfolio of natural and biodegra…
    09.04.08

  • Centerchem Acquires Diow Products

    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…
    08.06.08

  • Dow Chemical To Acquire Rohm & Haas

    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…
    08.06.08

  • McIntyre Group Expands Youngs Territory

    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…
    08.06.08

  • Desert Whale Jojoba Company Taps Ingredients Plus

    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…
    08.06.08

  • Wackers Cysteine Wins BDI Award

    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…
    08.06.08