Industry News

  • Celanese Opens New Technology Facility in Houston, TX

    April 3, 2008
    Celanese recently opened its Houston Technology Center (HTC) for emulsion polymers and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) businesses. The 31,200-sq.-ft. facility, which will house both the R&D and technical services groups, includes both analytical and…


  • MAC AIDS Fund Donates To Safe Haven

    April 3, 2008
    The Safe Haven Project, Inc. has received a $25,000 grant from the M·A·C AIDS Fund, the philanthropic arm of Estée Lauder-owned M·A·C Cosmetics, to support the second in a series of three HIV education tours that to…


  • DuPont Tate & Lyle Announces Agreement

    March 4, 2008
    As a result of the strong demand for personal care ingredients made from renewable resources, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has secured Essential Ingredients as the distributor for its Zemea propanediol. Essential Ingredients, headquartered in…


  • ISP Names Chempoint.com Distributor of Personal Care

    March 4, 2008
    International Specialty Products (ISP) of Wayne, NJ has selected Chempoint.com, an internet-enabled distributor of fine and specialty chemicals, to represent ISP’s personal care product lines. All orders should be placed at www.chempoint.com.…


  • Botaneco Works With Burts Bees

    March 4, 2008
    Botaneco, a business unit of SemBioSys Genetics Inc. based in Calgary, Canada, announced that Burt’s Bees is using Botaneco’s hydresia ingredient in two new body washes and a hand soap. “Burt’s Bees is a leader in the fiel…


  • Rhodias Novecare Unit Offers Global Solutions

    March 4, 2008
    In today’s global market, solutions to difficult formulating problems can rarely be found in one’s own backyard. That’s why Rhodia’s Novecare home and personal care unit has established re- search centers around the globe to…


  • A Green Approach

    March 4, 2008
    Pick up any industry publication or visit a supplier’s or marketer’s website and green initiatives appear front and center. That’s the case at Rhodia, where 33% of projects are devoted to green chemistry, according to Andrew Douglas…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…