Industry News

  • APG Surfactants Wins Award

    November 2, 2007
    At the HBA Expo in New York City, Cognis Care Chemicals was awarded the “New Technology Launch Award” for its APG surfactants Green Chemical Solution advertising campaign. In line with the Green Chemical Solution platform, the APG sur…


  • Ascent Aromatics Opens Facility in New Jersey

    November 2, 2007
    Ascent Aromatics, Inc. has opened a 19,000 square foot facility in South Plainfield, NJ. Equipped with state-of-the art manufacturing equipment and the most technologically-advanced analytical instrumentation available, company executives say Ascent…


  • Wal-Mart to Sell Only Concentrated Laundry Products

    November 2, 2007
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will sell only concentrated products in the liquid laundry detergent category in its U.S. Wal-Mart Stores and Sam’s Clubs. Lee Scott, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., recently made the commitment at the Clinton…


  • Innospec Awarded for Safety

    November 2, 2007
    Innospec Inc. announced that its Ellesmere Port, U.K. production facility was recently awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The award recognizes the plant’s safety, health and environmental performa…


  • Sensient/LCW Introduces Tailored Services Program

    November 2, 2007
    Sensient Cosmetic Technologies/LCW introduced a new Tailored Services Program designed to help manufacturers of cosmetic products reduce compounding errors, speed production time and lower manufacturing costs that erode value in their supply chain. T…


  • BioOrganic Concepts Named U.S. LesSonia Distributor

    November 2, 2007
    BioOrganic Concepts was recently named the exclusive U.S. distributor by LesSonia, a maker of high-quality spa ingredients and finished products. Based in Brittany, France, LesSonia is known for its innovative use of marine, algae and plant products.…


  • In-Cosmetics To Host Conference in Inida

    November 2, 2007
    In-Cosmetics India (formerly PCHi) is scheduled for Nov. 20-21 at the Bandra Kurla Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The event will feature over 70 domestic and international companies, including key exhibitors such as Cognis, Dow Corning, Kumar Orga…


  • SC Johnson Makes List

    November 2, 2007
    SC Johnson Chile is No. 11 on the list of the Best Companies to Work for in Chile, as produced by the Great Place to Work Institute and published by the Chilean magazine Capital. Only 35 companies were named to the list. This is the third time SCJ Ch…


  • Beraca is Finalist Of World Challenge 2007

    November 2, 2007
    The “Out of the Forest” project developed by Beraca along with the regional people of the Marajó Island in Brazil is a finalist of the World Challenge 2007, a global competition promoted by BBC World and Newsweek, in association wi…


  • Joico Holds Presentations At National JC Penney Salons

    November 2, 2007
    Thousands of stylists and staffers from the national JCPenney (JCP) salon chain recently received an exclusive K-Pak demo session from Joico, featuring Anthony Morrison, winner of Bravo-TV’s “Shear Genius” competition. As part…


  • Natural Beauty Summit Set for Europe This Month

    November 2, 2007
    Beyond Beauty Paris and Organic Monitor are setting up the first summit on natural cosmetics and sustainable development to be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the Hôtel Méridien in Paris, France. The three-day event will touch on everything from…


  • Toms of Maine Announces Rivers Awareness Partnership

    November 2, 2007
    Tom’s of Maine co-founders Tom and Kate Chappell spent the first week of October kicking off the company’s five-year, $1 million Rivers Awareness Partnership at 12 public, retail and community events in San Francisco, CA and Portland, OR.…


  • Helen of Troy Limited Named To Best Small Companies List

    November 2, 2007
    Helen of Troy Limited, a designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name personal care and household consumer products, announced it has been named to the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies in America list. The candidates for the list all ha…


  • 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…


  • 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…