Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…