Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • BioChemica Achieves Certified Organic Status

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


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Quality Contract Services

    July 10, 2006
    ooking for a contract manufacturer for your novel cosmetic formulas? The newest source for contract manufacturing services for the cosmetics industry is led by industry veteran René José, who has decades of experience in cosmetic formul…


  • Essential Ingredients Partners With LWD

    July 10, 2006
    Recently opened in the Northeastern region, Essential Ingredients has formed a new partnership with Linden Warehouse & Distribution Co., Inc. (LWD). As of June 1, 2006, LWD became the third party public warehouse for Essential Ingredients in th…


  • ICMAD Holds FDA Cosmetic Regulatory Workshop

    July 10, 2006
    A workshop was held by the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) to alert cosmetics representatives to new requirements and regulations from the FDA. Penni Jones, ICMAD executive director, reiterated the importance of the adher…


  • EPA Honors Toms of Maine

    July 10, 2006
    l The New England Office’s EPA presented the Environmental Merit Award to Tom’s of Maine for the company’s dedication to preserving the environment. The thirty-six year old company, which was recently acquired by Colgate-Palmolive,…


  • Croda Acquires Uniqema

    July 10, 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…


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

    July 10, 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…