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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • LEKINC Signs Agreement With Italian Hair Color Firm

    May 2, 2007
    Two players in the hair coloring segment, Canada-based LEKINC and Hair Styling Application (HSA) of Italy, are joining forces to respond to the growing demand for quality non-traditional brands in North America. The two companies announced recent…


  • Silenz, Phoenix Global Team Up to Distribute Products

    May 2, 2007
    Phoenix Global Partners LLC has signed an agreement with Silenz Beauty, Inc. for assembly and fulfillment of Silenz’s branded products for sales worldwide to retailers, distributors, makeup artist supply houses and health and beauty suppliers.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…