Industry News

  • Experts Refute Article On Cosmetic Preservatives

    March 14, 2013
    • Dr. Philip Geis and David C. Steinberg have penned a letter in response to an article published in the Anterior Eye and Contact Lens, which attributed acute eye discomfort/damage to cosmetics. The article in question is: “Transport and i…


  • Living Proof Co-Founder Honored by President Obama

    March 14, 2013
    • Living Proof co-founder and board member Robert Langer has received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. Dr. Langer, a professor at MIT, has 811 patents, issued or pending, to…


  • Alchem Ups USP Benzethonium Chloride Production

    March 14, 2013
    • Alchem International has brought on new production capabilities for USP grade benzethonium chloride, an antimicrobial that has both germicidal and germistatic properties. According to Alchem, it now has the capacity to produce approximately 15…


  • Two New Laundry Standards from Green Seal

    March 14, 2013
    • Green Seal has published two new standards to address the life cycle impacts of laundry care products—GS-48, for household laundry care products, and GS-51, for laundry products used in institutional and industrial settings. To receive…


  • Pilot PurchasesMason Chemical

    February 12, 2013
    Pilot Chemical Company, Cincinnati, has acquired Mason Chemical Company, based in Arlington Heights, IL. Together the companies represent more than 100 years of successful family-based ownership and leadership as privately held businesses in the US,…


  • Croda International Buys Innovachem

    February 12, 2013
    Croda International Plc has acquired the assets of Innovachem, LLC of Cutchogue, NY. This acquisition adds Innovachem’s patented product portfolio to Croda’s range of ingredients for the personal care industry. “Innovachem offers e…


  • Seppic AcquiresBiotechMarine

    February 12, 2013
    Seppic, a subsidiary of Air Liquide, reinforced its activity in the healthcare specialty ingredients category with the acquisition of BiotechMarine. BiotechMarine is a leading player in the design and marketing of active ingredients for the global co…


  • Bell Earns SQF 2000 Level 3 Recertification

    February 12, 2013
    Bell Flavors & Fragrances has been recertified for Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 3 for its manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Northbrook, IL. Bell maintained “Excellent” status by meeting a newly-revised standar…


  • Letters to the Editor

    February 12, 2013
      Editor: I am a consultant in cosmetics based in the UK. I have been consulting for the last 10 years since leaving Clairol and before that working for Unilever. One of my specialist areas is hair col…


  • The Wind Behind Windex

    February 12, 2013
      Blades have started spinning on two new wind turbines at SC Johnson’s Waxdale manufacturing facility, a site that produces Scrubbing Bubbles, Glade and Windex products. The wind turbines will produce about eight mil…


  • Evonik’s new products Protect & Restore Hair

    February 12, 2013
    Evonik chemists are anticipating the needs of hair care marketers by rolling out a range of ingredients that are intended to make consumers’ hair look and feel better, and easier to care for as well. “Formulators want to protect and…


  • Lipo Chemicals Unveils New Website

    January 29, 2013
    Lipo Chemicals has launched its new website, www.lipochemicals.com.Improvements include a more functional search box, structured product content, straightforward navigation throughout the site, and a clean, fresh design. The new website is the next…


  • Impact Colors Signs Accord With Golden Business Class

    January 29, 2013
    Impact Colors, Inc., Newark, DE, has signed an accord with Golden Business Class (GBC), Bogota, Colombia, to distribute Impact Colors’ line of color effect pigments and products in Columbia, S.A. “Increasing our distribution capability in…


  • Fragrance Industry Mourns Laurette Heinz of Bell, CPL’s Bernal

    January 29, 2013
    The fragrance industry lost a familiar face, when Laurette Heinz, matriarch of Bell Flavors and Fragrances, died on Nov. 28, 2012. She was the wife of the late Edward N. Heinz, who bought Bell in 1968, and mother of co-presidents James and Raymond He…


  • CP Kelco Facilities Meet GFSI Requirements

    January 29, 2013
    CP Kelco has been audited and has met the requirements for Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) for all nine manufacturing facilities, which meets the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). A continuation of a program that…