Industry News


  • DSM Acquires Pentapharm

    DSM Nutritional Products agreed to acquire Pentapharm last month. A purchase price was not disclosed. Pentapharm, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with sales revenues around $55 million, employs people in Switzerland, Japan and Brazil. Pentaph…
    08.06.07

  • Dow Unveils Specialty Business Dow Wolff Cellulosics

    Underscoring its transformational growth strategy, The Dow Chemical Company unveiled the creation of a new specialty business unit operating under the name of Dow Wolff Cellulosics. It encompasses all activities and interests of what were previously…
    08.06.07

  • Seacrest Partners with Crest, Scope

    He’s known to keep a travel-size bottle of Scope in his glove compartment and his name is Ryan Seacrest, so it was really only a matter of time before he partnered with Crest and Scope. The E! News anchor and American Idol host has signed a ye…
    08.06.07

  • Avon To Make Job Cuts, Take $5 Million in Charges

    Avon Products Inc. announced it will cut jobs and take $5 million in charges as part of a restructuring effort. The company said it would terminate an undisclosed number of employees and outsource some services, a move expected by the end of 20…
    08.06.07

  • Davi To Develop Hotel Amenity Line

    Davi Skin, Inc. will soon begin the development of an amenity line of products for distribution into luxury hotel rooms worldwide in conjunction with Gilchrist & Soames, a fine toiletries manufacturer. The initial line of amenity products will…
    08.06.07

  • McIntyre Group Named 2007 Supplier Of The Year

    Access Business Group, a subsidiary of Alticor, Inc., selected McIntyre Group, Ltd. for its “Supply Chain Excellence Award” for 2007. “This award is an annual award presented to the Access Business Group supplier who has demonst…
    07.12.07

  • Solvay Honored By SDA For Glycerine Innovation

    It’s relatively easy to make orange juice from oranges. But imagine making an orange from orange juice. That analogy is an apt description for the work done by Solvay SA, representatives who are the recipients of the 2007 Glycerine Innovation…
    07.12.07

  • Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. is New Name for Noveon

    The Lubrizol Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Noveon, Inc., has changed its name to Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. The name change is part of The Lubrizol Corporation’s one-company, one- vision initiative, designed to create a comm…
    07.12.07

  • P&G Rolls Out Double Duty Detergents

    The Procter & Gamble Company announced that beginning in September, it would convert its entire portfolio of liquid laundry detergents to a “2X” concentrated formulation. The move will mean a full replacement of the company’…
    07.12.07

  • Avon Plans Distribution Center for Ohio

    Avon Products, Inc. announced that it has selected Zanesville, OH, as the location for its previously announced state-of-the-art distribution center. Avon will build the new facility on land located at Eastpointe Business Park in Zanesville, approxim…
    07.12.07

  • Toms of Maine Honored For Healthy Workplac

    Tom’s of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, recently received the Maine Governor’s Council on Physical Activity 2007 Healthy Workplace Award - Medium Business Category. The award was presented to Dee Roberts, the company&rs…
    07.12.07

  • P&G To Close Clairol Hair Care Product Plant in Connecticut

    Procter & Gamble Co. said it would close its hair care product plant with 615 employees in Stamford, Conn., by early 2010. Some 200 employees at the Clairol plant will be offered transfers to other P&G locations, including 150 to the Cinci…
    07.12.07

  • HBA Global Expo Announces New Product Showcase

    The top reason why people attend HBA is to learn about new products and industry innovations. To make it easier for attendees to find out what is being announced or showcased at HBA Global Expo, Sept. 18-20, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention C…
    07.12.07

  • SODEOPEC Set for 2008

    The sixth international SODEOPEC conference—focusing on soaps, detergents, oleochemicals and personal care products—will be held April 13-16, 2008, in Orlando, FL. Industry experts will discuss new technologies and services impacting the…
    07.12.07

  • P&G Rekindles Old Flame

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) is selling candles again, nearly 90 years after the rise of electric lighting forced the company to stop making them. P&G is responding to today’s market by offering new scented candles from Febreze with a…
    07.12.07

  • Colorlab Cosmetics Makes Growing Companies List

    Colorlab Cosmetics was ranked 64 on the 2007 ICIC-Inc Magazine Inner City 100 list which identifies the 100 fastest growing inner-city companies in America. This is the third year in a row that Colorlab was included in the ranking. The company wa…
    07.12.07

  • New Collaboration for Kathy Hilton Skin Care Line

    Omnireliant Holdings, Inc., licensee of Kathy Hilton Skincare, and Power Paper Ltd. have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on a series of current and future skin care delivery systems. Collaboration areas to be explored include an innovativ…
    07.12.07

  • McIntyre Group Named 2007 Supplier Of The Year

    Access Business Group, a subsidiary of Alticor, Inc., selected McIntyre Group, Ltd. for its “Supply Chain Excellence Award” for 2007. “This award is an annual award presented to the Access Business Group supplier who has demonst…
    06.11.07

  • Solvay Honored By SDA For Glycerine Innovation

    It’s relatively easy to make orange juice from oranges. But imagine making an orange from orange juice. That analogy is an apt description for the work done by Solvay SA, representatives who are the recipients of the 2007 Glycerine Innovati…
    06.11.07

  • Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. is New Name for Noveon

    The Lubrizol Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Noveon, Inc., has changed its name to Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. The name change is part of The Lubrizol Corporation’s one-company, one- vision initiative, designed to create a comm…
    06.11.07