Industry News

  • Pilot Chemical Acquires Business of Intertrade Holdings

    May 5, 2008
    Pilot Chemical of Cincinnati, OH recently executed agreements to acquire the business aspects of Intertrade Holdings, Inc., a chemical manufacturer of sulfonated products located in Copperhill, TN. As a result, Pilot now offers the following produ…


  • Essential Moves Headquarters

    May 5, 2008
    The operational headquarters of Essential Ingredients in Georgia is moving six miles from Buford to Lawrenceville. According to the company, it has outgrown its present location due to customer demand. The new facility in Lawrenceville has double…


  • Uniqema To Expand Under the Croda Name

    May 5, 2008
    Croda, a global supplier of naturally derived speciality chemicals, has brought its industrial business together with Uniqema under a newly-formed Croda Industrial Specialities Europe Division. All of Uniqema’s products will therefore be market…


  • Brownyard Renames Cosmetic Program

    May 5, 2008
    The Brownyard Group, a program administrator providing specialized insurance coverage for select industry groups, has renamed its cosmetic manufacturer program Foundation and will add Meadowbrook Insurance Group as an admitted market. Meadowbrook…


  • Volume Sales of Carbomer-Type Thickeners Reaches 1.8M Lbs.

    May 5, 2008
    Around 1.8 million pounds of carbomers, acrylates copolymers and acrylates C10-30 crosspolymers valued at $15 million were consumed in 2007 in hair care and skin care cosmetics according to a recently completed study by Eldib Engineering & Resear…


  • LOral Paris Hosts Third Annual Women of Worth Program

    May 5, 2008
    L’Oréal Paris will continue to recognize, celebrate and support women who actively serve others in their communities with its third annual Women of Worth grassroots awards program. The initiative, which honors and awards women from a…


  • Cognis Receives Awards For Safety, Environmental Work

    May 5, 2008
    The Cincinnati manufacturing facility of Cognis Oleochemicals LLC and Cognis Corporation recently received the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) 2007 Excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Performance award. Each year, th…


  • Desert Whale Jojoba Obtains Ecocert Verification

    May 5, 2008
    Desert Whale Jojoba Company, Inc. of Tucson, AZ reports that Ecocert France, S.A.S. has verified its raw materials according to the Natural and Organic Cosmetic Standards to be of natural origin. As a supplier to the cosmetic industry for 30 year…


  • Ecolab Introduces Car Wash Sustainability Certification

    May 5, 2008
    Ecolab Inc. launched a new sustainability program for the car wash industry, Blue Coral Beyond Green, at the ICA Car Care World Expo in Orlando, April 7-10. According to the company, Blue Coral Beyond Green is an innovative program that will help…


  • Toms of Maine Celebrates Fifth Year of Care Plan

    May 5, 2008
    Tom’s of Maine marked the fifth year of its Dental Health for All program by awarding over $108,000 in sponsorship to community dental health programs in seven states across the U.S. Total support for dental clinics since 2004 is now more t…


  • Clorox Partners with McKesson For Hospital Control Program

    May 5, 2008
    Amidst growing concern about the rise in infections acquired from hospitals, McKesson Provider Technologies and The Clorox Company announced a strategic relationship focused on helping customers enhance patient safety. Clorox and McKesson together w…


  • Lyons Partners with Crest For New Online Promotion

    May 5, 2008
    Kim Lyons, who also appears on “The Biggest Loser,” has partnered with Crest Healthy Radiance System for a Spring 2008 promotion. Consumers can log on to Crest.com and take a related fitness quiz. More info: www.crest.com…


  • First Organic Standard For U.S. Personal Care

    April 3, 2008
    Organic And Sustainable Industry Standards (OASIS), the first organic standard for the U.S. beauty and personal care market, launched last month aiming to “bring clarity to consumer confusion around organic product claims,” according to a…


  • IRI, NPD Join Forces to Launch Cross Channel Tracking Product

    April 3, 2008
    Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and The NPD Group, Inc. are partnering to launch the Beauty Cross Channel Monitor, the U.S. beauty industry’s first and only cross-channel retail tracking product. The Beauty Cross Channel Monitor will prov…


  • Deacom Software Integrates Cosmetics, Personal Care

    April 3, 2008
    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software producer Deacom, Inc. has joined the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) to aid cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers in efficiently and effectively developing and selling safe, high quality a…