Industry News

  • Mastertaste Funds

    February 14, 2006
    l Mastertaste, Teterboro, NJ, is sponsoring a three-year research project with the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the research institute focused on the basic science of taste and smell. The goal is to increase understanding of a perceptual process ca…


  • 2006 International

    February 14, 2006
    The focus of the 2006 International Color Pigments Conference will include a global look at issues for users, suppliers and manufacturers of color pigments from the perspectives of all affected industries. The conference, held at the Hotel InterConti…


  • Sothys Unveils Program For Dry Skin

    February 14, 2006
    l Sothys Paris introduces three-phases of hydration. The Hydroptimale THI3 Hydrating Serum provides intensive care to deeply treat hydration and reinforce the skin barrier. White Lupine Extract delivers proteins and lipids to the stratum corneum that…


  • Fragrance Foundation

    February 14, 2006
    l The Fragrance Foundation announced that Evelyn H. Lauder will be honored with the Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2006 FiFi Awards, to be held on April 3, 2006 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The Hall of Fame Award is…


  • MGP to Break Ground For New Facilities

    February 14, 2006
    MGP’s new technical center will provide new research facilities and office space for the company’s research and development and applications technology staffs. The new office building will house MGPI’s corporate management, finance…


  • Mary Kay Donates

    February 14, 2006
    Mary Kay Inc. will donate more than $1 million in products to 13 Atlanta-area women’s shelters in conjunction with the kick-off of its annual Leadership Conference. Mary Kay’s leadership Conference, entitled “The Power of Pink,&rdqu…


  • Markwins Creates

    February 14, 2006
    Markwins International has integrated its two value divisions, Markwins Beauty Products and Markwins International Cosmetics, into a new consolidated division for the U.S. and Canada named Markwins North America. The company also announced that Jam…


  • Desert Whale Jojoba and Farms Renew Certification

    February 14, 2006
    l Desert Whale Jojoba Co., Inc. announced the renewal of their QAI organic certification. This commences the Tucson, AZ-based company’s sixth year providing high quality organic jojoba and natural emollients to the personal care industry.…


  • SDA Educates With

    February 14, 2006
    l The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) introduced a 218-page publication for companies who manufacture or supply ingredients for cleaning, laundry and personal care products to put their use in a science-based context. “Exposure and Risk S…


  • Oxonica and Croda Form Partnership

    February 14, 2006
    The European nanotechnology group, Oxonica plc, signed an exclusive agreement with Croda to distribute Oxonica’s Optisol UV absorber in the international personal care market. During the past year, Oxonica focused on increasing the awareness…


  • DW Healthcare Acquires Hill Top Research

    February 14, 2006
    Cincinnati, OH-based Hill Top Research, Inc., announced today that DW Healthcare Partners (DWHP), Salt Lake City, UT, has acquired the assets of the company. Fairmount Partners of West Conshohocken, PA, acted as the company’s investment banker.…


  • Blyth Reports Higher

    January 10, 2006
    Blyth Reports Higher Third Quarter Sales l Blyth Inc. reported that net sales for the third quarter ended Oct. 31, 2005 increased approximately 1% to $444.5 million compared with $439.4 million a year earlier. Operating profit for the quarter dec…


  • P&G Lifts Second

    January 10, 2006
    P&G Lifts Second Quarter Expectations l Consumer products company Procter &  Gamble Co. raised its profit expectations for its fiscal second quarter, saying it sees earnings coming in at the higher end of its previous outlook…


  • Cognis Reports Sales Increase For Nine Months of 2005

    January 10, 2006
    Cognis Reports Sales Increase For First Nine Months of 2005 l Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis achieved net external sales of $2.8 billion in the first nine months of 2005. Comments Cognis chief executive officer Antonio Trius, “F…


  • Scott's Liquid Gold

    January 10, 2006
    Scott’s Liquid Gold Reports 3Q Results l Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets household and skin care products, announced that for the three months ended September 30, 2005, the company reported a net in…