Industry News


  • Cosmoprof NA Brings 25,000 to Las Vegas

    Cosmoprof North America, held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas July 13-15, featured 740 exhibiting companies (up from 700 in 2007) and attracted 25,000 attendees. As in years past, the event attracted many new and innovative brands in a…
    09.11.08

  • Jurlique Awards LOHAS Scholarships

    Skin care company Jurlique and Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) awarded 12 scholarships that enabled students in eco and green studies to attend the LOHAS conference in Boulder, CO, June 18-21. The goal of Jurlique LOHAS Scholarship is…
    09.11.08

  • SDAs Outreach Efforts Honored

    Educational and media outreach efforts by The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) have been honored with a 2008 Associations Advance America Award of Excellence. The honor is given annually by the American Society of Association Executives to associ…
    09.11.08

  • Titanium Dioxide Market To Rebound in 2009

    According to a new study from SBI, current uses of titanium dioxide, including cosmetics, are keeping export levels robust. According to “The U.S. Market for Titanium Dioxide,” the value of titanium dioxide exports will grow 21% to $1.…
    09.11.08

  • Gelest Doubles Capacity at Morrisville, PA Plant

    Gelest Inc., a Morrisville, PA-based manufacturer and supplier of specialty organosilicon and other group IV organometallics, has completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA headquarters and product…
    09.11.08

  • Bobby G. Harrison Memorial Golf Outing is Sept. 12

    The Bobby G. Harrison Memorial Golf Outing will be held Friday, Sept. 12 at the Spring Meadow Golf Course in Wall, NJ. Cost for the outing is $125 per person and will include a buffet dinner and open bar following the outing. Bobby Harrison was a…
    09.11.08

  • Industry News

    Sea-Land To Distribute Bioaugmentation Products Sea-Land Chemical Company has been named a distributor of Bio-Systems International’s BioBugs product lines for bioaugmentation, strengthening Sea-Land’s portfolio of natural and biodegra…
    09.04.08

  • Centerchem Acquires Diow Products

    Centerchem Inc. has acquired Diow Products, Inc., a supplier of high quality ingredients and novel functional technologies for the cosmetic and personal care industries. The firm, founded by Mark Palumbo, has offices in New York and California. Mr. P…
    08.06.08

  • Dow Chemical To Acquire Rohm & Haas

    l Dow Chemical Co., the biggest U.S. chemical maker, agreed to buy Rohm & Haas Co. for about $18.8 billion, reducing its dependence on petroleum-based commodity chemicals and increasing sales of more profitable products. Rohm & Haas investo…
    08.06.08

  • McIntyre Group Expands Youngs Territory

    With a decade of successful representation of McIntyre products in Michigan, northern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, western New York and West Virginia, McIntyre Group has expanded Young Chemical’s territory to include southern Ohio and Indiana, e…
    08.06.08

  • Desert Whale Jojoba Company Taps Ingredients Plus

    Desert Whale Jojoba Company has named Ingredients Plus Pty Ltd. as the exclusive distributor in Australia for its jojoba oils, jojoba derivatives and natural emollients, excluding organic products. In New Zealand, Ingredients Plus will also distribut…
    08.06.08

  • Wackers Cysteine Wins BDI Award

    Wacker Chemie AG has won the Environmentally-Compatible Tech- nology award from the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The Munich-based chemical company won the prize for its innovative process to manufacture cysteine from microorganisms. Cystein…
    08.06.08

  • CP Kelco, Fluxome To Collaborate on Resveratrol

    CP Kelco U.S., Inc., a unit of J.M. Huber Corporation, and Fluxome Sciences A/S, a Copenhagen-based Danish biotechnology company, have forged an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize fermentation-derived resveratrol. The fermentation derived…
    08.06.08

  • RIFM Graduates First from Post-Doctoral Program

    Dr. Rob Foxenberg has graduated from RIFM’s Post Doctoral Program, becoming the first safety scientist specifically trained by RIFM for the fragrance industry. During his stay, Dr. Foxenberg learned various aspects of testing and safety assessm…
    08.06.08

  • DuPont Expands Glycolic Acid Production

    DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise has announced an $18 million capacity expansion to increase production of glycolic acid 45% at its manufacturing facility in Belle, WV. Glycolic acid occurs naturally as a trace component in sugarcane, beets, grap…
    08.06.08

  • Cosmoprof North America Attracts 25,000

    Cosmoprof North America, held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas July 13-15 featured 740 exhibiting companies (up from 700 in 2007) and attracted 25,000 attendees. Cosmoprof North America dedicated special sections to International…
    08.06.08

  • Indena Joins Cosmetic Valley

    Indena has joined Cosmetic Valley, the largest concentration of perfume and cosmetic manufacturing operations based around Chartes and Orleans, France. To date, 300 companies, four universities, 178 public research laboratories and 5,500 researchers…
    08.06.08

  • Symrise Renames Cosmetics BU

    Symrise’s cosmetics business unit has been renamed Life Essentials. The new name reflects the expansion and reorientation of Symrise’s business activities beyond cosmetics, according to the company. More info: www.symrise.com…
    08.06.08

  • PLMA Show To Include New Ingredients Section

    The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) has announced that it will devote a new section of its 2008 Private Label Trade Show to industrial ingredients, including raw materials, flavors and fragrances. “Private label in America ha…
    07.14.08

  • Unilever, Seventh Generation At Biopolymer Symposium

    Intertech Pira’s The Future of Biopolymer Symposium will be held Oct. 6-8 in Rosemont, IL. It will be a comprehensive global event addressing biopolymers across the entire life cycle. Scheduled speakers include representatives from Unilever, Se…
    07.14.08