Industry News

  • Heath Earns Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    January 10, 2007
    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…


  • AOCS Adds Courses To Annual Meeting

    January 10, 2007
    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…


  • Coast Southwest Receives Certificate of Completion

    January 10, 2007
    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…


  • Essential Ingredients and B&T Expand Partnership

    January 10, 2007
    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…


  • Beauty Innovation and Cosmetech Join Forces

    January 10, 2007
    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…


  • VVF To Acquire Colgate’s Kansas City Plant

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • Alzo Acquires NuTech Group

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • Kematen Celebrates

    December 5, 2006
    ● 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…


  • New Products

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • Annette Green

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • Skin Care Company

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • Napoleon Cosmetics

    December 5, 2006
    In less than two years, Australian makeup artist Napoleon Perdis…


  • National Starch Expands Specialty Polymer Site

    November 3, 2006
    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…


  • Schülke & Mayr

    November 3, 2006
    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…


  • Chemcentral Inks

    November 3, 2006
    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,…