Industry News

  • Paul Mitchell Announces

    October 4, 2006
    ● John Paul Mitchell Systems’ 2006 Color Bar Winners are Hedonism Salon & Day Spa, Santa Monica CA, Kelly Cardenas Salon, Fort Gratiot, MI and Sage Tryall Salon,…


  • Dow Corning, Lipo Chemicals

    October 4, 2006
    Dow Corning Corporation and Lipo Chemicals Inc. have formed a marketing and technical alliance to provide micro-encapsulation delivery system technologies to personal care and household care formulators, a process which offers techniques for combinin…


  • ISP and geniaLab Form Alliance

    October 4, 2006
    International Specialty Products and geniaLab BioTechnologie have signed two agreements to market encapsulated products. The first agreement establishes a strategic alliance between the two companies and specifically involves the development and mark…


  • Symex Manufacturing

    October 4, 2006
    ● Corwood Laboratories, Inc.’s $19 million investment in Symex manufacturing and processing technology, the latest advancement in the company’s robust commitment to expanding its manufacturing and technical capabilities to customers…


  • CP Kelco To Expand

    October 4, 2006
    ● CP Kelco, a global producer of specialty hydrocolloids is expanding its business into China to produce purified carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) in Taixing, Jiangsu Province. This investment improves CP Kelco’s ability to service the expan…


  • Creative Nail Design Names Education Ambassador

    October 4, 2006
    ● Barbara Fogleman was the recipient of Creative Nail Design’s Education Ambassador of the Year Award 2005 that recognizes her dedication, leadership and professional excellence. Ms. Fogleman was presented with the award at Creative Nail…


  • Mary Kay Selects Finetex As Supplier of the Year

    October 4, 2006
    ● Finetex Inc. was recently honored by Mary Kay Inc. with the company’s supplier of the year award in the raw materials/ingredients category. “Mary Kay Inc is privileged to honor Finetex with its 2005 Supplier of the Year award i…


  • BioChemica Achieves Certified Organic Status

    September 8, 2006
    BioChemica International, based in Melbourne, FL obtained Certified…


  • Chester Labs Expand

    September 8, 2006
    Chester Labs, Cincinnati, OH, has been expanding and is now in a position to increase its contract manufacturing of personal care liquid products. The company, established in 1939, has long been a supplier of liquid products to the healthcare industr…


  • Safety is No. 1

    September 8, 2006
    Croda Inc. was recently recognized for its dedication to maintaining a safe work environment at its Edison, NJ site. Presented by members of the Occupational, Safety and Health Association (OSHA) and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workplace D…


  • BASF is Renaming

    September 8, 2006
    The integration process of Engelhard into the BASF Group is underway with the registration of a new corporate name––BASF Catalysts LLC––in the U.S. BASF will extend its brand to Engelhard companies in other regions of the worl…


  • Boots Completes

    September 8, 2006
    ● Boots Group plc and Alliance UniChem plc completed their merger and formed Alliance Boots, which comprises 3,000 retail outlets, including 400 outside of the UK. The company has combined sales of more than $24 billion. As part of the deal, Al…


  • Vertellus Constructs Manufacturing Facility

    September 8, 2006
    Vertellus Specialties Inc., a new specialty chemicals company focused on manufacturing high-growth, high-value products to the agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, personal care and industrial markets, is expanding its existing Greensboro, NC faci…


  • Manheimer Fragrances Acquires AFF International

    September 8, 2006
    ● Fragrance Supplier Manheimer Fragrances, a supplier of fragrances, acquired Aromatic Fragrances and Flavors International (AFF), a nationally recognized fragrance and flavor manufacturer based in Marietta, GA. AFF joins Manheimer Fragrance…


  • Surefil Reaches a Milestone

    September 8, 2006
    Surefil LLC, a new contract manufactur -er in the personal care and medical industry, filled its two-millionth bottle during the launch of a 47 SKU line of shampoos and conditioners. After establishing its world headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI in Ma…