Industry News


  • FiFi Award Design

    Announced ● Six finalists have been chosen for the redesign of The Fragrance Foundation”s FiFi Award trophy, to be showcased at the 2007 Awards. The first phase of the design competition was held at The Fragrance Foundation in September…
    11.03.06

  • Naturexs Dikansky

    ● This award celebrates Jacques Dikansky strategy of human and financial investments in science: 10% of the Naturex staff committed…
    11.03.06

  • Mary Kay Selects Finetex As Supplier of the Year

    ● 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…
    10.04.06

  • Creative Nail Design Names Education Ambassador

    ● 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…
    10.04.06

  • CP Kelco To Expand

    ● 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…
    10.04.06

  • Symex Manufacturing

    ● 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…
    10.04.06

  • ISP and geniaLab Form Alliance

    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…
    10.04.06

  • Dow Corning, Lipo Chemicals

    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…
    10.04.06

  • Paul Mitchell Announces

    ● 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,…
    10.04.06

  • A Run-Away Success

    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.…
    09.08.06

  • Elizabeth Arden Acquires Riviera Brand Portfolio

    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…
    09.08.06

  • Surefil Reaches a Milestone

    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…
    09.08.06

  • Manheimer Fragrances Acquires AFF International

    ● 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…
    09.08.06

  • Vertellus Constructs Manufacturing Facility

    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…
    09.08.06

  • Boots Completes

    ● 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…
    09.08.06

  • BASF is Renaming

    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…
    09.08.06

  • Safety is No. 1

    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…
    09.08.06

  • Chester Labs Expand

    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…
    09.08.06

  • BioChemica Achieves Certified Organic Status

    BioChemica International, based in Melbourne, FL obtained Certified…
    09.08.06

  • Croda Acquires Uniqema

    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…
    08.17.06