Industry News

  • IFF To Acquire Fragrance Resources

    IFF To Acquire Fragrance Resources

    November 4, 2016
    Privately held firm is a key player in specialty fine fragrances.

  • Revlon Donates $1 Million To UCLA Cancer Research Program

    November 2, 2016
    Revlon has made a $1 million donation to the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program. The donation was made by Revlon Chairman Ronald O. Perelman and Revlon CEO Fabian Garcia at their annual philanthropic luncheon in support of the Revlon&r…

  • Ranir Acquires BrushPoint

    November 2, 2016
    Oral care company Ranir LLC has acquired BrushPoint, a Toronto-based manufacturer of store brand manual and power toothbrushes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition of BrushPoint is highly complementary to Ranir’s current port…

  • Bentley Laboratories Expands Manufacturing Platform

    November 2, 2016
    Bentley Laboratories, a specialist in the formulation and outsourced manufacturing of products for the beauty and over-the-counter pharmaceutical industries, has added Alliance Packaging Group Inc. to its expanding manufacturing platform. Based in Sa…

  • Dr. Bronner’s Supports Reform Initiatives

    November 2, 2016
    After reviewing third quarter year-to-date performance and profits, Dr. Bronner’s will increase the support announced last month for minimum wage and marijuana reform campaigns in order to provide the additional firepower needed to win on the b…

  • Aerosol Expert Doug Fratz Dies

    November 2, 2016
    CSPA and the aerosol industry are mourning the sudden loss of Donald Douglas Fratz who died on Sept. 27.  Fratz, 63, was the leading scientist and longest-serving employee at CSPA, where for 36 years, he managed corporate advocacy efforts with g…

  • Henkel Honors Kristin Ganske with Research Award

    November 2, 2016
    Henkel has presented the “Laundry & Home Care Research Award 2016” to Dr. Kristin Ganske for her outstanding research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The award comes with a €3,000  grant. For her thesis, Ganske worked…

  • FTC Wins Judgements Against Hair, Skin Care Marketers

    November 2, 2016
    A US district court judge has ruled that Coorga Nutraceuticals Corporation and its principal Garfield Coore violated the law by claiming that “Grey Defence” dietary supplements reversed or prevented gray hair. The Federal Trade Commission…

  • NuSil Technology, Avantor Close Merger

    November 2, 2016
    The previously announced merger of NuSil Technology and Avantor Performance Materials has successfully closed. This merger creates the global leader in ultra-high-purity materials for the life sciences and advanced technology markets. It ultimately w…

  • Dermalogica Unveils FITE Entrepreneur Program

    November 2, 2016
    At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Jane Wurwand, founder of Dermalogica, announced the FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) Entrepreneur Accelerator Program, an entrepreneurship education initiative for the salon…

  • Hallstar Acquires Oléos

    November 2, 2016
    Hallstar has purchased bioactive ingredient supplier Oléos. Located in Montpellier, France, Oléos’s proprietary oleo eco-extraction technology produces natural, sustainable and clinically proven bioactive compounds for cosmetic ap…

  • 2017 Sunscreen Symposium Call for Papers

    November 2, 2016
    The 2017 Sunscreen Symposium has been scheduled for September 14-16, 2017 at the Disney Yacht Club in Orlando, FL. Event organizers have issued a call for papers now thru Jan 31, 2017. A title and 150 word abstract should be sent to…

  • Vantage To Buy Mallet

    November 2, 2016
    Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mallet and Company, Inc. Vantage is currently owned by Vantage management and a private equity fund managed by The Jordan Company, L.P. Mallet is a portfolio company of IC…

  • Clariant Earns Mass Balance Certification from RSPO

    November 2, 2016
    Clariant has been awarded the Mass Balance (MB) certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The certification applies to all sites manufacturing products based on palm-based raw materials operated by Clariant and The Global Amin…

  • Ashland Unveils New Corporate Identity

    November 2, 2016
    Ashland has taken another step in its plan for the future, furthering its competitive strategy following its eventual separation from Valvoline, revealing its new “Always Solving” corporate identity and unveiling the organizational cultur…