Industry News

  • OmniReliant Holdings Acquires Topical Pharmaceutical Product

    February 7, 2008
    l OmniReliant Holdings, Inc. of Tampa, FL has formally acquired the rights to a unique patented topical pharmaceutical product capable of delivering salicylic acid in a non-stick clear solid composition to treat acne. The company will use the paten…


  • Elizabeth Arden Signs Licensing Agreement with Aeffe

    February 7, 2008
    Global prestige beauty company Elizabeth Arden, Inc. has entered into an exclusive long-term global licensing agreement with Aeffe S.p.A. for the development, marketing and distribution of fragrance, cosmetics and skin care products with Italian fash…


  • P&G Signs with Appleton For Microencapsulation Tech

    February 7, 2008
    Appleton, a developer of capsule chemistries and applications, Appleton, WI, has signed a supply agreement with Procter & Gamble to provide microencapsulated specialty chemicals. Appleton’s initial project with P&G involves microenc…


  • Desert Whale Jojoba Company Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

    February 7, 2008
    Desert Whale Jojoba Company of Tucson, AZ recently celebrated 30 years in the personal care industry. The company was founded in 1978 at a time when sperm whales were being decimated, and a native desert plant was being rediscovered. As the versa…


  • Avon Partners with Suze Orman

    February 7, 2008
    Avon Products, Inc. announced a partnership with personal finance expert Suze Orman. Ms. Orman, a bestselling author and MSNBC television host, will serve as a personal finance advisor to the Avon representatives to offer money management advice.…


  • Arizona Natural Resources Now Certified Organic

    February 7, 2008
    Arizona Natural Resources, Inc., a Phoenix, AZ contract manufacturer of health and beauty and personal care products, is now certified to manufacture organic products. Certification has been granted by CCOF, a USDA accredited organic certifying agenc…


  • Ingredient and Technology Conference Planned for March

    February 7, 2008
    “Accelerating the Future” is the theme for an ingredient/technology conference scheduled for March 17-18 at the Sheraton Tower Hotel in New York City. “This comprehensive program will be the foundation for the next generation of new…


  • Ingredient and Technology Conference Planned for March

    February 7, 2008
    “Accelerating the Future” is the theme for an ingredient/technology conference scheduled for March 17-18 at the Sheraton Tower Hotel in New York City. “This comprehensive program will be the foundation for the next generation of new…


  • Floratech Now ISO Compliant

    February 7, 2008
    Floratech, a global raw material supplier of botanically-derived ingredients, has completed an internal initiative to become compliant with Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices. Carl Geffken Consultants of Guilford, CT conducted Floratech’s as…


  • Physicians Formula Honored For Launch Strategy

    February 7, 2008
    Physicians Formula won the 2007 Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) Industry Award for the Best Executed Launch Strategy of the year within the Mass Market Color category. The company was recognized because WWD saw “tremendous impact in sales, ou…


  • P&G Files Infringement Lawsuits

    February 7, 2008
    The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Laboratories of Santa Clarita, CA, for the infringement of its Herbal Essences trade dress products. The suit, filed in the United States Federal District Court for…


  • Dow Chemicals Delays Expansion Plans in Louisiana

    February 7, 2008
    The 100-million pound (45,000 metric ton) ethanolamines nameplate capacity expansion planned at the St. Charles Operations (SCO) site, owned by Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, in Hahnville, LA w…


  • RIFM Opens Fragrance, Flavor Database to the Public

    February 7, 2008
    Beginning in 2008, the Research Institute of Fragrance Materials (RIFM) database will be made available to persons, firms or corporations who are not eligible for membership in RIFM or Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) but are directly enga…


  • DSM Awarded Community and Economic Development Award

    January 4, 2008
    DSM’s Greenville, N.C. site was honored as the 2007 recipient of the North Carolina International Community and Economic Development Award. The award is given by the North Carolina Department of Commerce in recognition of important civic and ph…


  • Desert Whale Jojoba Renews Its Organic Certification

    January 4, 2008
    Desert Whale Jojoba Co., Inc. renewed its Quality Assurance International (QAI) organic certification for 2008. This begins Desert Whale’s seventh consecutive year providing certified organic jojoba and natural emollients to the personal care i…