Industry News

  • Bells Botanical Division Is on the Rise

    May 2, 2007
    Bell Flavors & Fragrances has recorded tremendous growth in its botanical division during the past few years, according to the company. Since the initial production of botanical extracts in the U.S. more than 15 years ago, Bell’s focus wit…


  • Strategic Partnership Between Brain, AnalytiCon and Symrise

    May 2, 2007
    The world’s fourth-largest supplier of cos- metic ingredients and fragrance/flavoring compositions, Symrise GmbH & Co. KG, has entered into another strategic alliance in the biotechnology sector. The partnership with leading biotech special…


  • Corum Appoints Four N. American Distributors

    May 2, 2007
    The Corum Corporation recently appointed four new distributors to cover the North American continent: Ross Organic Specialty Sales, Inc., West Coast; Charkit Chemical Corporation, Midwest; MG Force, Minnesota; and Tempo Canada Incorporated, Canada.…


  • RTD*HallStar Changes Name to HallStar, Inc.

    May 2, 2007
    The HallStar Company is the new name of Chicago-based CPH Holding Corp., the parent of a group of companies providing specialty chemical solutions. The HallStar name emphasizes a shared brand identity among the company’s key group members as th…


  • Brocato To Host CITY Awards

    May 2, 2007
    Beauty entrepreneur Sam Brocato will be the guest presenter at the fourth annual Cosmetic Innovators of The Year (CITY) Awards to be held June 13 at Bridgewaters in New York City. The awards, sponsored by the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Di…


  • Playtex Acquires Hawaiian Tropic

    May 2, 2007
    Consumer products company Playtex Products Inc. announced on April 19 that it has bought Tiki Hut Holding Company Inc., the owner of Hawaiian Tropic sun care, for $83 million. Playtex said the purchase price included repayment of all outstanding d…


  • Henk DeJonge of Cognis

    May 2, 2007
    Henk DeJonge, NAFTA sales director for Care Chemicals at Cognis, died last month. He was 42. Henk joined the company in 1992 and moved to the U.S. in 1999. He was a valuable contributor to the company’s success. Henk will be greatly missed with…


  • Kemiras TRI-K Acquisition Expands Personal Care Position

    May 2, 2007
    Kemira will acquire TRI-K Industries and its Maybrook subsidiary, the company announced last month. A purchase price was not disclosed. The move makes TRI-K the North American headquarters for Kemira’s cosmetics business, according to company o…


  • A Growing North American Presence

    May 2, 2007
    As interest in food-grade and vegetable-based materials grows, the company has opened a North American office to offer direct sales and support to the cosmetic industry in the region. “We can offer our customers a fully reliable supply chain…


  • Formulation Help Available

    May 2, 2007
    While it is dedicated to sustainable development and improving the lives of its associates, the company is also helping cosmetic formulators. AAK has opened an Oil & Fats Academy at its global headquarters in Karlshamn, Sweden, where attendees ca…


  • AAK Expands Leadership In Vegetable Specialty Oils

    May 2, 2007
    Global internal growth and a growing demand for natural, vegetable-derived ingredients are helping AarhusKarlshamn expand its position in the personal care industry. It’s been more than a year since the merger between Aarhus United of Denmark a…


  • Morre-Tec Achieves cGMP Compliance

    April 11, 2007
    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…


  • Givaudan Completes Quest International Acquisition

    April 11, 2007
    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…


  • Bare Escentuals to Purchase European Distributor

    April 11, 2007
    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…


  • Cosmeceutical Conference Set for June 11, 12 in NYC

    April 11, 2007
    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…