Industry News

  • Spectra Colors Selected As Supplier of the Year

    April 11, 2007
    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…


  • CP Kelco Establishes Regional Business Units

    April 11, 2007
    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…


  • Murad Opens Inclusive Health Center for Anti-Aging

    April 11, 2007
    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…


  • Coast Chemical Distributes Noveon Surfactants

    April 11, 2007
    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,…


  • Chemcentral and Health Natural Form Alliance

    April 11, 2007
    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…


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

    April 11, 2007
    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…


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

    April 11, 2007
    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…


  • Univar Subsidiary Acquires Chemcentral Corporation

    April 11, 2007
    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…


  • Charkit Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    March 6, 2007
    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…


  • Rhodia Completes Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade

    March 6, 2007
    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…


  • Extracts Draws Crowd, Names Best New Products

    March 6, 2007
    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…


  • Scienceuticals Expands Charleston Area Operations

    February 16, 2007
    Scienceuticals, Inc. has expanded its Charleston area operations to a 54,000-square-foot facility in Dorchester County’s Eastport Industrial Park that will house the company’s research, development, manufacturing and distribution operatio…


  • VNU Changes Name to The Nielsen Company

    February 16, 2007
    VNU is changing its name to The Nielsen Company. Immediate steps to launch the new branding for the company include the introduction of a new corporate web site, www.nielsen.com and graphic identity. The new identity will be rolled out progressively…


  • Whole Foods Tests Spa In Grocery Store

    February 16, 2007
    While spas and grocery stores may seem like an unlikely pair, Whole Foods Market combined the two concepts and opened its first spa within a grocery store in December. Refresh – The Everyday Spa is 4,500 sq. ft. with a 1,200 sq. ft. shop of tre…


  • Lyondell Enters Marketing Alliance for Cooling Agents

    February 16, 2007
    Lyondell Chemical Company’s Millennium Specialty Chemicals business has entered into a marketing alliance with Salvona Technologies to promote the use of Millennium’s cooling agents with Salvona’s delivery systems. With this com…