Industry News

  • Innospec Realigns Its Performance Chemicals Unit

    December 4, 2007
    Innospec Inc. has streamlined its fast-growing Performance Chemicals division into a unified, sales-led global business focused on rapidly meeting customers’ needs anywhere in three geographical regions and five core industry sectors.  …


  • Clairol Partners for Parties

    December 4, 2007
    For the first time ever, thousands of women nationwide will host Clairol House Parties, inviting friends and family into their own homes for a night of at-home hair color education. Clairol partnered with House Party, a marketing company that crea…


  • Monoi Announces Competition Winners

    December 4, 2007
    The theme for the Monoï International Competition’s formulation this year was Tahitian Spa. This third edition was dedicated to celebrating Monoï de Tahiti as an invitation to travel. Almost 50 projects were presented, hailing from Eu…


  • Toms of Maine Announces Rivers Awareness Partnership

    December 4, 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 and Portland, Oregon…


  • Luxury Skin Care Line SK-II Names New Global Ambassador

    December 4, 2007
    Luxury skin care line SK-II announced that Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett has signed on to become the brand’s global ambassador. SK-II is a Procter & Gamble Beauty brand launched over 25 years ago in Japan and three-and-a-h…


  • Unilever Chief Awarded Prize From Columbia Business School

    December 4, 2007
    Unilever announced that its group chief executive, Patrick Cescau, was named the 2007 recipient of the Botwinick Prize in Ethics by the renowned Columbia Business School. The Botwinick Prize in Ethics is awarded to an individual from a business or…


  • MAC Supports Urban Awards

    December 4, 2007
    MAC Cosmetics hosted an exclusive makeup suite at the Mayfair Hotel in London in support of the Urban Music Awards.    A team of MAC Pro makeup artists was on hand for makeup services to key talent, nominees and presenters in preparatio…


  • Actress Donates to Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program

    December 4, 2007
    Academy Award winner Hilary Swank cut her hair for Pantene Beautiful Lengths in a declaration of support for women with cancer. This national campaign encourages people to come together and share their strength by giving their healthy hair to cre…


  • Beauty International Set For Germany in March

    December 4, 2007
    Beauty International Düsseldorf is slated for March 7-9 in Germany. The event will provide an overview of the professional cosmetic services market and will feature over 1,000 exhibitors and brands in the areas of cosmetics, nail and foot care,…


  • Agilex, a New Supplier Of Fragrances, Flavors

    November 2, 2007
    Carlo W. Colesanti, chairman, chief executive officer and president, of FFG (Flavor and Fragrance Group) Industries, Inc., announced the launch of Agilex Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a new company that has been formed through the integration of FFG…


  • AOCS Launches Open Innovation Program for Its Next Meeting

    November 2, 2007
    The American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) Foundation recently approved the purchase of a new software system that will be introduced with the 2008 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Seattle May 18-21. Meeting delegates will be given the opportunity to…


  • LOral USA Breaks Ground For New NJ Headquarters

    November 2, 2007
    At a ceremony presided by New Jersey State Senator Tom Kean Jr. and Berkeley Heights, NJ Mayor David A. Cohen, L’Oréal USA broke ground last month for a new state-of the-art facility at Connell Corporate Park in Berkeley Heights, NJ.…


  • McIntyre Group Broadens Northwest Distribution

    November 2, 2007
    McIntyre Group announced an expansion of the Northwest distribution territory for Tarr, LLC (Portland, OR) to include Idaho, in addition to existing coverage in Oregon and Washington for the McIntyre line of surfactants, preservatives, amine oxides a…


  • 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…