Industry News

  • 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…


  • Charkit To Distribute Palchem Products

    April 11, 2007
    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…


  • 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…