Industry News


  • Alberto-Culver Arkansas Plant to Employ 400

    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…
    01.10.07

  • Eastman Holds Hair Styling Event

    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…
    01.10.07

  • ICMAD Issues Call for Entries

    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.…
    01.10.07

  • Heath Earns Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    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…
    01.10.07

  • AOCS Adds Courses To Annual Meeting

    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…
    01.10.07

  • Coast Southwest Receives Certificate of Completion

    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…
    01.10.07

  • Essential Ingredients and B&T Expand Partnership

    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…
    01.10.07

  • Beauty Innovation and Cosmetech Join Forces

    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…
    01.10.07

  • VVF To Acquire Colgates Kansas City Plant

    VVF LTD., a leading Indian manufacturer of soaps, oleochemicals, personal and home care products, has signed an agreement to acquire Colgate’s Kansas City manufacturing facility. The acquistion, expected to close before the end of the year, pro…
    12.05.06

  • Alzo Acquires NuTech Group

    Alzo International Inc. has acquired NuTech Group and will expand its existing line of silicone polyure thanes with next generation silicone elastomers. They are made with a patented manufacturing procedure to exhibit smooth, uniform consistency, eve…
    12.05.06

  • Kematen Celebrates

    ● Kematen Cosmetics USA celebrated its first anniversary in August. The company was formed in 1998 when Bernhard and Martin Scholz purchased the Henkel production facility where Martin was employed. The brothers named their new company after th…
    12.05.06

  • New Products

    An array of new product lines for the high-end personal care industry will be unveiled at Extracts: New Discoveries in Beauty and Wellness, January 28-31, 2007, at New York City’s Penn Plaza Pavilion. More than 60 companies will be on hand to s…
    12.05.06

  • Annette Green

    Nearly 2000 perfume bottles that were once housed in the Annette Green Perfume Museum in New York have now found a new home at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA. According to Robert Nelson, director of FIDM’s…
    12.05.06

  • Skin Care Company

    Skin Care Company Bliss Primed for Growth New York spa and skin care company Bliss is expanding with new spas, new products, a growing mail order and e-commerce business and distribution through other retailers. The company has plans to open a spa…
    12.05.06

  • Napoleon Cosmetics

    In less than two years, Australian makeup artist Napoleon Perdis…
    12.05.06

  • National Starch Expands Specialty Polymer Site

    National Starch and Chemical Company hosted customers and local dignitaries to mark the official opening of its expanded adhesives, synthetic polymers and electronic materials manufacturing facilities at its Salisbury, NC plant. National’s mu…
    11.03.06

  • Schlke & Mayr

    Schülke & Mayr Division, Air Liquide Healthcare America Corporation relocated to a new and larger office facility at 200 Valley Road, Suite 200, Mt. Arlington, NJ. The new space will allow for the growth necessary to better service its custo…
    11.03.06

  • Chemcentral Inks

    Chemcentral Australia Pty., Ltd. is now representing the C.P. Hall Company, specifically its Paraplex, Plasthall, Tegmer, Maglite, Hallbond and Hallgreen brands, in Australia and New Zealand. C.P. Hall’s products are used extensively in rubber,…
    11.03.06

  • Six Finalists Named for

    Six unique consumer products from the U.S. and Europe––ranging from advanced hygiene products to pet care to beer can construction––have been nominated as finalists for the 2007 Visionary Award. The award will be presented at…
    11.03.06

  • Paradigm Science

    Siltech LLC of Dacula, GA, appointed Paradigm Science Inc. to represent the company’s products in the eastern U.S. Siltech develops, manufactures and markets a full line of patented silicone compounds and related specialties for the personal ca…
    11.03.06