Industry News

  • 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…


  • Elizabeth Arden Acquires Riviera Brand Portfolio

    September 8, 2006
    Elizabeth Arden acquired the brand licenses and certain assets of Riviera Concepts, Inc., a Toronto company that produces designer fragrances such as Badgley Mischka, Cynthia Rowley and Nanette Lepore. During the transition period, Riviera Concepts e…


  • A Run-Away Success

    September 8, 2006
    he 2006 New Ideas Run/Walk in Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium was larger in scale and participation than any in its history, with more than 220 runners and walkers participating from more than 25 countries and from every continent save Antarctica.…


  • SDA Adds 16 Members

    August 17, 2006
    The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) Board of Directors has approved the applications of 16 companies in recent months. The companies include: AlEn USA, the Houston-based U.S. subsidiary of Mexican cleaning products maker Industrias AlE…


  • Lonza Acquires Assets

    August 17, 2006
    Lonza Group acquired Arabinogalactan business assets from Larex, Inc., which includes intellectual property, proprietary processing technology, manufacturing operations in Cohasset, MN, certain inventory and customer lists. This acquisition further…


  • Reilly and Rutherford

    August 17, 2006
    Vertellus Specialties Inc. combines the strengths of two specialty chemical producers, Reilly Industries and Rutherford Chemicals, and will provide a diverse array of specialty products through three market-focused divisions: agriculture and nutritio…


  • Wet n Wild Joins Sun Safety Alliance to Keep Faces Fresh

    August 17, 2006
    Wet n Wild’s new skin care line, Fresh Face, has joined the Sun Safety Alliance (SSA) to raise awareness about the dangers of sun exposure. Wet n Wild’s membership with the SSA does not have an end date and will be renewed each year. In…


  • Croda Acquires Uniqema

    August 17, 2006
    Croda International PLC has reached an agreement to purchase the Uniqema oleochemicals and surfactants business from Imperial Chemical Industries PLC for about $750 million (at current exchange rates). The deal is expected to be completed in the thir…


  • SDA Adds 16 Members

    July 10, 2006
    The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) Board of Directors has approved the applications of 16 companies in recent months. The companies include: AlEn USA, the Houston-based U.S. subsidiary of Mexican cleaning products maker Industrias AlE…