Industry News

  • Frutarom Gets ISO Certification

    October 3, 2007
    William Ludlum, president, Frutarom USA Inc., announced that the company has been recommended to receive the distinction of the ISO 9000:2000 certification. A comprehensive audit was conducted by the Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC). Complia…


  • Gain Is P&G's 23rd Billion-Dollar Brand

    October 3, 2007
    The Procter & Gamble Company announced that Gain has become the company’s 23rd brand with more than $1 billion in sales. As a solely North American brand, Gain is the company’s eighth largest brand in dollar sales in the U.S.; Gain is…


  • Oxiteno Opens U.S. Office

    October 3, 2007
    Oxiteno, a South American manufacturer of surfactants and chemical intermediates, has opened a commercial office in New Jersey.and has appointed Neil Burns as head of U.S. operations. Oxiteno operates five facilities in Brazil and three in Mexico…


  • J&E Sozio Now Certified Organic

    October 3, 2007
    J. & E. Sozio, Inc. announced that it is now a QAI-certified manufacturer of organic fragrance oils and organic fragrance blends. QAI is accredited as an organic certifier by the USDA. This certification confirms that its organic fragrances meet…


  • Creative Nail Design Now CND

    October 3, 2007
    Professional nail care marketer Creative Nail Design has steadily grown its business during the past 28 years helping to shape the $7 billion U.S. nail care industry. Now the company is adding a sleek new brand identity, a flagship education facility…


  • Degussa Goldschmidt, Helix BioMedix Form Partnership

    October 3, 2007
    Goldschmidt GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Degussa GmbH and global manufacturer of raw materials, additives and active ingredients for the cosmetic industry, and Helix BioMedix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company with an extensive library of diver…


  • Schulke & Mayr Establishes New U.S. Operating Entity

    October 3, 2007
    Schülke & Mayr has established a new U.S. operating entity, Schülke Inc. Schülke & Mayr products are now sold through Schülke Inc., located at its current sales and marketing offices in Mount Arlington, NJ. The office has…


  • Ropella Group Breaks Ground For International Headquarters

    October 3, 2007
    After 20 years creating the world’s largest executive search and consulting firm for the chemical and allied industries, the Ropella Group announced the groundbreaking of its new international headquarters in Santa Rosa, FL. The Sept. 20 c…


  • Natural Beauty Summit in Paris

    October 3, 2007
    ITEC France and Organic Monitor have unveiled the Natural Beauty Summit, a series of international conferences that focus on natural cosmetics. The aim of the Natural Beauty Summit is to create a forum to learn and discuss the key challenges the c…


  • Liberty Media Buys Stake in Borba

    September 11, 2007
    Through its Liberty Interactive division, Liberty Media has purchased a minority stake in Borba, the manufacturer of drinkable and topical skin care formulas. The move could have a major impact on the cosmetic industry, since Liberty’s Interact…


  • Clinique Awards Inaugural Nursing Scholarships

    September 11, 2007
    Clinique announced the first recipients of its nursing scholarships. The Clinique Nursing Scholarship Program aims to further the collaboration between the medical community and Clinique. The scholarship recipients from New York represent a diverse g…


  • Lysol Donates to American Red Cross

    September 11, 2007
    The Lysol Brand Team of Reckitt Benckiser Inc. has made a significant donation of Lysol Brand disinfectants to the U.S.-based blood collection centers of the American Red Cross. This donation will support the organization’s infection contro…


  • P&G Unveils My Black Is Beautiful

    September 11, 2007
    The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) announced the launch of “My Black is Beautiful,” a program designed to ignite and support a sustained national conversation by, for and about black women. The initiative was created to serve as t…


  • OPI and Victorias Secret Collaborate on Holiday Catalog

    September 11, 2007
    When the Victoria’s Secret “Angels” posed for its upcoming holiday catalog and runway special, OPI celebrity manicurist Beth Fricke made their nails look “heavenly.” Seven “Angels” enjoyed OPI manicures and…


  • Valley Consumer Products To Expand in Memphis

    September 11, 2007
    Longtime Memphis manufacturer Valley Consumer Products Group has signed a lease for 303,000 square feet at Raines Distribution Center in Southeast Memphis. Through several acquisitions and sustained growth, the company now has several manufacturing a…