Industry News

  • Arista Opens Southeast Office

    September 11, 2007
    Arista Industries, a supplier of marine and vegetable oils, has opened a Southeastern sales office in Hilton Head Island, SC. Michelle Coluccio, an industry professional with 12 years of experience, will manage the new office, with sales and service…


  • Platinum Award for Henkel

    September 11, 2007
    Henkel garnered two 2006 Vision Awards at the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) print, video and web communications competition. Taking first place in the “Household & Personal” category, the Henkel Annual Report…


  • DuPont Tate & Lyle Open $100 M Bio-PDO Facility

    September 11, 2007
    DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, LLC, an equally owned joint venture of DuPont and Tate & Lyle, marked the growing demand for products made from its Bio-PDO product with a new facility in Loudon County, TN. U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W.…


  • Honeywell Selected As Global Marketer of Accuscrub

    September 11, 2007
    They’re available in six vibrant, saturated colors ideal for washes and are now available from Honeywell. Accutech LLC appointed Honeywell as the global marketer for its Accuscrub bead product line outside of the NAFTA region. This is an add…


  • Davi To Develop Hotel Amenity Line

    August 6, 2007
    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…


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

    August 6, 2007
    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…


  • Seacrest Partners with Crest, Scope

    August 6, 2007
    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…


  • Dow Unveils Specialty Business Dow Wolff Cellulosics

    August 6, 2007
    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…


  • DSM Acquires Pentapharm

    August 6, 2007
    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…


  • New Collaboration for Kathy Hilton Skin Care Line

    July 12, 2007
    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…


  • Colorlab Cosmetics Makes Growing Companies List

    July 12, 2007
    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…


  • P&G Rekindles Old Flame

    July 12, 2007
    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…


  • SODEOPEC Set for 2008

    July 12, 2007
    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…


  • HBA Global Expo Announces New Product Showcase

    July 12, 2007
    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…


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

    July 12, 2007
    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…