Industry News


  • 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

  • DeWolf To Acquire Glenn Corp.

    DeWolf Chemical, Inc., East Providence, RI, will acquire Glenn Corporation, a White Bear Lake, MN supplier of specialty chemicals to the personal care, household and institutional and industrial markets. In addition to personal care, household and…
    06.23.08

  • Evonik Extends Partnership with Sabinsa

    Evonik Industries and Sabinsa Group have extended their year-old exclusive marketing partnership in personal care. In the new accord, Evonik will offer more specialized, standardized botanical actives and extracts from Sabinsa, all specifically devel…
    06.23.08

  • USDA Scientists Win SDA/NBB Glycerine Innovation Award

    Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been awarded the 2008 Glycerine Innovation Award, sponsored by The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and the National Biodiesel Board. The award was presented to Richard Ashby, Daniel…
    06.23.08

  • Avon To Launch James Bond Fragrance

    Avon Products, Inc. has collaborated with the James Bond entertainment franchise to create a new signature Bond Girl 007 women’s fragrance for Fall 2008. British actress Gemma Arterton, who plays the role of Agent Fields in the upcoming Bon…
    06.23.08

  • Gel Candles Spark CPSC Recall

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of Washington, D.C. announced a voluntary recall of gel candles manufactured by M & A Global Technologies Inc., doing business as Spa at Home, Tallahassee, FL. According to the CPSC, the candles…
    06.23.08

  • Call for Presentations On Natural Ingredients

    Grayson Associates has issued a call for presentations for its upcoming conference on natural ingredients and technology. “Ride the Next Natural Wave” will be held Oct. 21-22 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Three tracks are plan…
    06.23.08

  • Lambent Technologies Hair Styling Materials

    l In the May issue of Happi, there was an error in Lambent Technologies’ listing of new raw materals for hair styling products. Here is the correct listing: Lambent Technologies Gurnee, IL Tel: (800) 432-7187 Email: lambent@lambentcorp.…
    06.23.08

  • Call for Presentations On Natural Ingredients

    Grayson Associates has issued a call for presentations for its upcoming conference on natural ingredients and technology. “Ride the Next Natural Wave” will be held Oct. 21-22 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Three tracks are planned…
    06.23.08

  • Cosmicare Breaks Ground On New Facility in Florida

    Cosmicare Design & Manufacturing, LLC recently broke ground on its new, state-of-the art, 36,000 sq. ft. facility in Jupiter, FL. The facility is being built on 2.5 acres in the scenic and new Florida Research Park and The Palm Beach Park of Comm…
    05.05.08

  • Pilot Chemical Acquires Business of Intertrade Holdings

    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…
    05.05.08

  • Essential Moves Headquarters

    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…
    05.05.08

  • Uniqema To Expand Under the Croda Name

    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…
    05.05.08

  • Brownyard Renames Cosmetic Program

    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…
    05.05.08

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

    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…
    05.05.08

  • LOral Paris Hosts Third Annual Women of Worth Program

    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…
    05.05.08

  • Cognis Receives Awards For Safety, Environmental Work

    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…
    05.05.08

  • Desert Whale Jojoba Obtains Ecocert Verification

    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…
    05.05.08

  • Ecolab Introduces Car Wash Sustainability Certification

    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…
    05.05.08

  • Toms of Maine Celebrates Fifth Year of Care Plan

    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…
    05.05.08