Industry News


  • LEKINC Signs Agreement With Italian Hair Color Firm

    Two players in the hair coloring segment, Canada-based LEKINC and Hair Styling Application (HSA) of Italy, are joining forces to respond to the growing demand for quality non-traditional brands in North America. The two companies announced recent…
    05.02.07

  • Silenz, Phoenix Global Team Up to Distribute Products

    Phoenix Global Partners LLC has signed an agreement with Silenz Beauty, Inc. for assembly and fulfillment of Silenz’s branded products for sales worldwide to retailers, distributors, makeup artist supply houses and health and beauty suppliers.…
    05.02.07

  • Univar Subsidiary Acquires Chemcentral Corporation

    Univar N.V.’s U.S. subsidiary, Univar USA, has entered into an agreement to acquire Chemcentral Corp. The combined company, according to Univar, will broaden Chemcentral’s product lines, its product knowledge and expertise while deepening…
    04.11.07

  • Coty Inc. Creates New Global Business Unit: Coty Beauty

    Coty Inc. created a new global business unit, Coty Beauty, which will combine the mass businesses of the Americas, Europe and Asia. Leveraging the combined power of the Coty Beauty portfolio, the newly created division will be led by Hans Joachim…
    04.11.07

  • Tri-K Appointed Exclusive Mibelle U.S. Representative

    Tri-K Industries was recently appointed exclusive U.S. representative for Mibelle AG Biochemistry, a Swiss company specializing in the research and development of active ingredients for the personal care industry. Tri-K will distribute the full line…
    04.11.07

  • Chemcentral and Health Natural Form Alliance

    Chemcentral entered a strategic alliance with Health Natural Solution to distribute its line of natural ingredients for personal care and cosmetic formulations. With headquarters in Texas, Health Natural Solution is a leading supplier of aloe vera an…
    04.11.07

  • Coast Chemical Distributes Noveon Surfactants

    Coast Chemical, Inc. has been appointed by Noveon, Inc. to distribute its surfactant line in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and New Mexico. For more than 20 years, Coast Chemical has been distributing products for Noveon and its predecessor,…
    04.11.07

  • Murad Opens Inclusive Health Center for Anti-Aging

    Dr. Howard Murad recently opened the Murad Inclusive Health Center, a global destination that offers the Murad Method Program for improving topical, internal and emotional health, all based on the Cellular Water Principle. The Cellular Water Principl…
    04.11.07

  • CP Kelco Establishes Regional Business Units

    CP Kelco, a specialty hydrocolloids supplier, has established three regional business units to better serve its customers. “As a result of our conversations with key customers and channel partners, and after an in-depth review of our operati…
    04.11.07

  • Spectra Colors Selected As Supplier of the Year

    Spectra Colors Corp., Kearny, NJ, was honored as Chemical Supplier of the Year at Sanford Corporation’s second annual supplier summit in Nashville, TN. According to Doug Pahl, sourcing manager at Sanford’s LMTC facility in Shelbyville…
    04.11.07

  • Charkit To Distribute Palchem Products

    Charkit has entered into a distribution agreement with Palchem Fine Chemical Specialties, a French producer of specialty organic bromides. According to Charkit, the association enhances the company’s ability to offer the quality bromoalkanes, d…
    04.11.07

  • Cosmeceutical Conference Set for June 11, 12 in NYC

    Two leading dermatologist entrepreneurs, Katie Rodan MD and Steven Victor MD, are keynote speakers at the fourth annual Cosmeceuticals Conference to be held at the Marriott East Side Hotel on June 11-12, 2007. The agenda is designed for senior execut…
    04.11.07

  • Bare Escentuals to Purchase European Distributor

    Bare Escentuals, Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to purchase U.K.-based Cosmeceuticals Limited, which distributes Bare Escentuals' bareMinerals, MD Formulations and MD Forte brands to the European cosmetics market. Terms of the transac…
    04.11.07

  • Givaudan Completes Quest International Acquisition

    The acquisition of Quest International, a division of ICI Plc, by Givaudan was closed on March 2, after regulatory approvals were obtained in the U.S. and the European Community. The acquisition was announced in November. Quest will complement G…
    04.11.07

  • Morre-Tec Achieves cGMP Compliance

    Morre-Tec Industries achieved cGMP compliance with the help of a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor. Working with Compliant Quality Services, Cliffside Park, NJ, Morre-Tec rewrote all procedures and conducted training to comply with cGMP…
    04.11.07

  • Extracts Draws Crowd, Names Best New Products

    More than 5,000 buyers attended the 21st semi-annual edition of Extracts: New discoveries in beauty and wellness held in January at New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion. During the Extracts show, Best New Product Award honors were presented in…
    03.06.07

  • Rhodia Completes Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade

    Growing customer demand for enhanced personal care products has prompted a multi-million dollar manufacturing upgrade at a Chicago-area plant operated by specialty chemical producer Rhodia Inc. The project includes an upgraded reactor system (sul…
    03.06.07

  • Charkit Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Charkit Chemical Corporation of Darien, CT is marking its 25th year of successful growth and strengthening its position as an important resource in the chemical industry. Through strategic domestic and worldwide supplier relationships, Charkit now…
    03.06.07

  • ISP Acquires Skin Care Ingredient Supplier

    International Specialty Products last month acquired Vincience, a supplier of active ingredients for skin care products. A purchase price was not disclosed. Vincience, located in Sophia Antipolis, France, produces a diverse range of proprietary ma…
    02.16.07

  • Mintel and IRI Launch Product Development Tool

    Market researcher Mintel has collaborated with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) to launch a unique tool that is positioned to reduce the cost of new product development, according to the companies. Mintel’s GNPD IRIS, a product that works in c…
    02.16.07