Industry News


  • 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

  • CP Kelco, Fluxome To Collaborate on Resveratrol

    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…
    08.06.08

  • RIFM Graduates First from Post-Doctoral Program

    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…
    08.06.08

  • DuPont Expands Glycolic Acid Production

    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…
    08.06.08

  • Cosmoprof North America Attracts 25,000

    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…
    08.06.08

  • Indena Joins Cosmetic Valley

    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…
    08.06.08

  • Symrise Renames Cosmetics BU

    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…
    08.06.08

  • PLMA Show To Include New Ingredients Section

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Unilever, Seventh Generation At Biopolymer Symposium

    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…
    07.14.08

  • RITA To Distribute Grant Industries Silicones, Actives

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Humberstone Intl. To Focus On Business Turnarounds

    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…
    07.14.08

  • E.T. Horn To Distribute For Momentive

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Bell Goes Green at Chicago Botanic Garden

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Agilex Opens New Facility

    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…
    07.14.08

  • Wacker Silicones Has its Sights Set On Growth

    For years, cosmetic manufacturers have relied on silicones to provide a wide range of attributes in their personal care products. But executives at Wacker Silicones insist these materials can do even more, and are developing a roster of silicone hybr…
    06.23.08

  • Silicone Solutions

    “We’re focused on hybrid solutions. Our strengths are in organic chemistry as well as in silicones,” explained Aroop Roy, technical marketing manager, performance additives, personal care, chemical and process industries. “We&…
    06.23.08

  • A Focus on R&D

    This broad product line underscores Wacker’s commitment to the entire personal care space, insist company executives. For a company that has been long known for its hair care offerings, Wacker is making a big push into other key personal care s…
    06.23.08