Industry News


  • Living Proof Co-Founder Honored by President Obama

    • 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…
    03.14.13

  • Alchem Ups USP Benzethonium Chloride Production

    • 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…
    03.14.13

  • Two New Laundry Standards from Green Seal

    • 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…
    03.14.13

  • Pilot PurchasesMason Chemical

    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,…
    02.12.13

  • Croda International Buys Innovachem

    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…
    02.12.13

  • Seppic AcquiresBiotechMarine

    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…
    02.12.13

  • Bell Earns SQF 2000 Level 3 Recertification

    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…
    02.12.13

  • Letters to the Editor

      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…
    02.12.13

  • The Wind Behind Windex

      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…
    02.12.13

  • Evonik’s new products Protect & Restore Hair

    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…
    02.12.13

  • Lipo Chemicals Unveils New Website

    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…
    01.29.13

  • Impact Colors Signs Accord With Golden Business Class

    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…
    01.29.13

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

    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…
    01.29.13

  • CP Kelco Facilities Meet GFSI Requirements

    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…
    01.29.13

  • P&G Professional Earns Accolades from EL Pollo Loco

    P&G Professional has been named Vendor of the Year by restaurant chain El Pollo Loco for its cleaning and food safety program. El Pollo Loco, Inc. operates 400 restaurants.…
    01.29.13

  • Sederma Creates Matrixyl Website

    Matrixyl is one of the best-known anti-aging active ingredients, recognized by formulators and end-users alike. Sederma now offers Matrixylinside.com, a new two-part website for consumers and marketers. The consumer section answers frequently asked q…
    01.29.13

  • Rodman Publishing Is Now Rodman Media

    Rodman Publishing Corp., publisher of market-leading trade magazines such as Happi, Beauty Packaging, Nonwovens Industry and Contract Pharma, has changed its name to Rodman Media Corp. The change, effective Jan. 1, 2013, better reflects the company&r…
    01.29.13

  • Mixed Chicks Wins Trademark Battle

    Mixed Chicks Wins Trademark Battle

    A jury has ruled that Sally Beauty’s Mixed Silk line infringes on trademark and trade dress of Mixed Chicks (shown here). After an almost two year legal battle against Sally Beauty, Mixed Chicks LLC has won a…
    01.23.13

  • L’Oréal To Expand Kentucky Plant, New Saudi Subsidiary

    L’Oréal To Expand Kentucky Plant, New Saudi Subsidiary

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was onsite at L’Oréal’s Florence manufacturing plant for the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the 560,000 square foot facility. The proposed plant expansion will include renovations to th…
    01.23.13

  • Allergan To Acquire SkinMedica’s Skin Care Business

    Allergan To Acquire SkinMedica’s Skin Care Business

    Allergan, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with SkinMedica, Inc. to acquire the privately-held company’s topical aesthetics skin care business. Mary Fisher, CEO of SkinMedica Under the terms of t…
    01.23.13