Industry News

  • 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…


  • Evonik Degussa, Clariant Awarded by Henkel

    April 3, 2008
    At the 2008 Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, Jan. 29-Feb. 2 in Boca Raton, FL, Henkel’s laundry and home care business sector awarded prizes to two outstanding suppliers. The “Best Innovation…


  • Origins Awarded Green Power Leadership Club Membership

    April 3, 2008
    Natural-based beauty brand Origins has been awarded membership to the Green Power Leadership Club by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This acknowledgment is a result of Origins purchasing 100% wind power to offset energy…


  • Skin by Monica Collection Participates in Cosmoprof NA

    April 3, 2008
    Yet another groundbreaking brand has announced its participation in Cosmoprof North America’s trend-setting Discover Beauty program. The newest member of Discover Beauty, Skin by Monica is a natural cosmeceutical line from Los Angeles, CA.…


  • Ex-Tracts 2008 Successful in NY

    April 3, 2008
    The relocation and integration of the Ex-Tracts trade show into the New York International Gift Fair at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, held Feb. 2-6, resulted in a successful draw which received overwhelmingly positive res…


  • The Fragrance Foundation To Offer Advanced Certification

    April 3, 2008
    The Fragrance Foundation has created an Advanced Certification Program for Fragrance Sales Specialists (ACFSS). This course will provide existing Certified Fragrance Sales Specialists (CFSS) with an opportunity to expand their credentials in the fra…


  • Southern Mississippi Programs Rated in National Top 10

    April 3, 2008
    The University of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology’s science education and engineering programs have been rated in the top 10 nationally, according to an index measuring the scholarly output of faculty members at colleges…


  • 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…