Industry News

  • VVF Enters Antiperspirant Market with Teo Acquisition

    February 16, 2007
    VVF Ltd., an Indian manufacturer of soaps, oleochemicals, personal and homecare products, has acquired the manufacturing plant site and assets of the former Teo Corp., which provides VVF with manufacturing capability for a range of underarm deodorant…


  • Degussa Pools Household Care Activities

    February 16, 2007
    Degussa’s Care & Surface Specialties Business Unit has pooled the activities of the Home Care and Textile Care product lines into a new Household Care Business Line, offering its customers more rapid and cost-efficient solutions. This pooli…


  • Langer Acquires Twincraft

    February 16, 2007
    Langer, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Twincraft Inc., a leading private label manufacturer of specialty bar soap focused on the health and beauty, amenities, mass and direct marketing channels. Langer’s acquisition is a step…


  • Wellspring Capital Management Invests in Chemaid

    February 16, 2007
    Wellspring Capital Management, a leading private equity firm, has completed an equity recapitalization investment in Chemaid Laboratories, Inc., as part of a staged plan for chartered future growth, a transaction that will provide Chemaid Laboratorie…


  • Micro Powders Celebrates 35th-Year Anniversary

    February 16, 2007
    Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a leading manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, N.Y., in 1971, and then relocated to Scarsdale, N.Y. In 1989, the company moved…


  • Mintel and IRI Launch Product Development Tool

    February 16, 2007
    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…


  • ISP Acquires Skin Care Ingredient Supplier

    February 16, 2007
    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…


  • Beauty Innovation and Cosmetech Join Forces

    January 10, 2007
    Karen Young and Rick Schofield, two beauty industry experts, have joined forces to launch Beauty Innovation Laboratories LLC. The goal of the company is to bring cutting edge skin care technology and delivery system innovation to worldwide skin care…


  • Essential Ingredients and B&T Expand Partnership

    January 10, 2007
    B&T S.r.l., Milan, Italy and Essential Ingredients, Inc. expanded their partnership to cover the entire East Coast of the U.S. Essential Ingredients, a specialty distributor based in Buford, GA, has been working with B&T in the Southeastern U…


  • Coast Southwest Receives Certificate of Completion

    January 10, 2007
    Coast Southwest, a division of Coast Chemical, Inc., Placentia, CA, has received its Certificate of Completion from the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), signifying its successful achievement of third-party document verification o…


  • AOCS Adds Courses To Annual Meeting

    January 10, 2007
    The AOCS Education and Meetings Steering Committee has added five short courses to its Annual Meeting. The 98th AOCS annual meeting Expo will take place May 13-16, 2007 in Québec City, QC, Canada. The meeting is a joint World Congress with the…


  • Heath Earns Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    January 10, 2007
    Eunice Heath, global business director of the Water Soluble Polymers business unit, and leader of personal care brand businesses at The Dow Chemical Company, has been selected as an inductee into the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference in t…


  • ICMAD Issues Call for Entries

    January 10, 2007
    ICMAD seeks entries for its Cosmetic Innovator of The Year Awards. The deadline for submission of entries is April 20 and the awards will be presented at ICMAD's 34th Annual Meeting in New York City on June 14th. More info: www.icmad.org.…


  • Eastman Holds Hair Styling Event

    January 10, 2007
    Eastman Chemical Company held a hair styling event at Salon Caru, Hoboken, NJ, last month to highlight new applications for the company’s popular AQ polymer. Models were styled and coiffed by the experts at Salon Caru to demonstrate the effecti…


  • Alberto-Culver Arkansas Plant to Employ 400

    January 10, 2007
    Hair and skin products company Alberto-Culver will open a plant in Jonesboro that will employ 400 people. Alberto-Culver Co., based in Melrose Park, said it will spend $60 million to construct the new factory and expects to break ground within the ne…