Industry News

  • HBA Global Expo Announces New Product Showcase

    June 11, 2007
    The top reason why people attend HBA is to learn about new products and industry innovations. To make it easier for attendees to find out what is being announced or showcased at HBA Global Expo, Sept. 18-20, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention C…


  • SODEOPEC Set for 2008

    June 11, 2007
    The sixth international SODEOPEC conference—focusing on soaps, detergents, oleochemicals and personal care products—will be held April 13-16, 2008, in Orlando, FL. Industry experts will discuss new technologies and services impacting the…


  • P&G Rekindles Old Flame

    June 11, 2007
    Procter & Gamble (P&G) is selling candles again, nearly 90 years after the rise of electric lighting forced the company to stop making them. P&G is responding to today’s market by offering new scented candles from Febreze with a…


  • Colorlab Cosmetics Makes Growing Companies List

    June 11, 2007
    Colorlab Cosmetics was ranked 64 on the 2007 ICIC-Inc Magazine Inner City 100 list which identifies the 100 fastest growing inner-city companies in America. This is the third year in a row that Colorlab was included in the ranking. The company wa…


  • New Collaboration for Kathy Hilton Skin Care Line

    June 11, 2007
    Omnireliant Holdings, Inc., licensee of Kathy Hilton Skincare, and Power Paper Ltd. have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on a series of current and future skin care delivery systems. Collaboration areas to be explored include an innovativ…


  • AAK Expands Leadership In Vegetable Specialty Oils

    May 2, 2007
    Global internal growth and a growing demand for natural, vegetable-derived ingredients are helping AarhusKarlshamn expand its position in the personal care industry. It’s been more than a year since the merger between Aarhus United of Denmark a…


  • Formulation Help Available

    May 2, 2007
    While it is dedicated to sustainable development and improving the lives of its associates, the company is also helping cosmetic formulators. AAK has opened an Oil & Fats Academy at its global headquarters in Karlshamn, Sweden, where attendees ca…


  • A Growing North American Presence

    May 2, 2007
    As interest in food-grade and vegetable-based materials grows, the company has opened a North American office to offer direct sales and support to the cosmetic industry in the region. “We can offer our customers a fully reliable supply chain…


  • Kemiras TRI-K Acquisition Expands Personal Care Position

    May 2, 2007
    Kemira will acquire TRI-K Industries and its Maybrook subsidiary, the company announced last month. A purchase price was not disclosed. The move makes TRI-K the North American headquarters for Kemira’s cosmetics business, according to company o…


  • Henk DeJonge of Cognis

    May 2, 2007
    Henk DeJonge, NAFTA sales director for Care Chemicals at Cognis, died last month. He was 42. Henk joined the company in 1992 and moved to the U.S. in 1999. He was a valuable contributor to the company’s success. Henk will be greatly missed with…


  • Playtex Acquires Hawaiian Tropic

    May 2, 2007
    Consumer products company Playtex Products Inc. announced on April 19 that it has bought Tiki Hut Holding Company Inc., the owner of Hawaiian Tropic sun care, for $83 million. Playtex said the purchase price included repayment of all outstanding d…


  • Brocato To Host CITY Awards

    May 2, 2007
    Beauty entrepreneur Sam Brocato will be the guest presenter at the fourth annual Cosmetic Innovators of The Year (CITY) Awards to be held June 13 at Bridgewaters in New York City. The awards, sponsored by the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Di…


  • RTD*HallStar Changes Name to HallStar, Inc.

    May 2, 2007
    The HallStar Company is the new name of Chicago-based CPH Holding Corp., the parent of a group of companies providing specialty chemical solutions. The HallStar name emphasizes a shared brand identity among the company’s key group members as th…


  • Corum Appoints Four N. American Distributors

    May 2, 2007
    The Corum Corporation recently appointed four new distributors to cover the North American continent: Ross Organic Specialty Sales, Inc., West Coast; Charkit Chemical Corporation, Midwest; MG Force, Minnesota; and Tempo Canada Incorporated, Canada.…


  • Strategic Partnership Between Brain, AnalytiCon and Symrise

    May 2, 2007
    The world’s fourth-largest supplier of cos- metic ingredients and fragrance/flavoring compositions, Symrise GmbH & Co. KG, has entered into another strategic alliance in the biotechnology sector. The partnership with leading biotech special…