Industry News

  • Luxury Skin Care Line SK-II Names New Global Ambassador

    December 4, 2007
    Luxury skin care line SK-II announced that Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett has signed on to become the brand’s global ambassador. SK-II is a Procter & Gamble Beauty brand launched over 25 years ago in Japan and three-and-a-h…


  • Unilever Chief Awarded Prize From Columbia Business School

    December 4, 2007
    Unilever announced that its group chief executive, Patrick Cescau, was named the 2007 recipient of the Botwinick Prize in Ethics by the renowned Columbia Business School. The Botwinick Prize in Ethics is awarded to an individual from a business or…


  • MAC Supports Urban Awards

    December 4, 2007
    MAC Cosmetics hosted an exclusive makeup suite at the Mayfair Hotel in London in support of the Urban Music Awards.    A team of MAC Pro makeup artists was on hand for makeup services to key talent, nominees and presenters in preparatio…


  • Actress Donates to Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program

    December 4, 2007
    Academy Award winner Hilary Swank cut her hair for Pantene Beautiful Lengths in a declaration of support for women with cancer. This national campaign encourages people to come together and share their strength by giving their healthy hair to cre…


  • Beauty International Set For Germany in March

    December 4, 2007
    Beauty International Düsseldorf is slated for March 7-9 in Germany. The event will provide an overview of the professional cosmetic services market and will feature over 1,000 exhibitors and brands in the areas of cosmetics, nail and foot care,…


  • Agilex, a New Supplier Of Fragrances, Flavors

    November 2, 2007
    Carlo W. Colesanti, chairman, chief executive officer and president, of FFG (Flavor and Fragrance Group) Industries, Inc., announced the launch of Agilex Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a new company that has been formed through the integration of FFG…


  • AOCS Launches Open Innovation Program for Its Next Meeting

    November 2, 2007
    The American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) Foundation recently approved the purchase of a new software system that will be introduced with the 2008 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Seattle May 18-21. Meeting delegates will be given the opportunity to…


  • LOral USA Breaks Ground For New NJ Headquarters

    November 2, 2007
    At a ceremony presided by New Jersey State Senator Tom Kean Jr. and Berkeley Heights, NJ Mayor David A. Cohen, L’Oréal USA broke ground last month for a new state-of the-art facility at Connell Corporate Park in Berkeley Heights, NJ.…


  • McIntyre Group Broadens Northwest Distribution

    November 2, 2007
    McIntyre Group announced an expansion of the Northwest distribution territory for Tarr, LLC (Portland, OR) to include Idaho, in addition to existing coverage in Oregon and Washington for the McIntyre line of surfactants, preservatives, amine oxides a…


  • APG Surfactants Wins Award

    November 2, 2007
    At the HBA Expo in New York City, Cognis Care Chemicals was awarded the “New Technology Launch Award” for its APG surfactants Green Chemical Solution advertising campaign. In line with the Green Chemical Solution platform, the APG sur…


  • Ascent Aromatics Opens Facility in New Jersey

    November 2, 2007
    Ascent Aromatics, Inc. has opened a 19,000 square foot facility in South Plainfield, NJ. Equipped with state-of-the art manufacturing equipment and the most technologically-advanced analytical instrumentation available, company executives say Ascent…


  • Wal-Mart to Sell Only Concentrated Laundry Products

    November 2, 2007
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will sell only concentrated products in the liquid laundry detergent category in its U.S. Wal-Mart Stores and Sam’s Clubs. Lee Scott, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., recently made the commitment at the Clinton…


  • Innospec Awarded for Safety

    November 2, 2007
    Innospec Inc. announced that its Ellesmere Port, U.K. production facility was recently awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The award recognizes the plant’s safety, health and environmental performa…


  • Sensient/LCW Introduces Tailored Services Program

    November 2, 2007
    Sensient Cosmetic Technologies/LCW introduced a new Tailored Services Program designed to help manufacturers of cosmetic products reduce compounding errors, speed production time and lower manufacturing costs that erode value in their supply chain. T…


  • BioOrganic Concepts Named U.S. LesSonia Distributor

    November 2, 2007
    BioOrganic Concepts was recently named the exclusive U.S. distributor by LesSonia, a maker of high-quality spa ingredients and finished products. Based in Brittany, France, LesSonia is known for its innovative use of marine, algae and plant products.…