Industry News


  • DW Healthcare Acquires Hill Top Research

    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.…
    02.14.06

  • Oxonica and Croda Form Partnership

    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…
    02.14.06

  • SDA Educates With

    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…
    02.14.06

  • Desert Whale Jojoba and Farms Renew Certification

    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.…
    02.14.06

  • Markwins Creates

    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…
    02.14.06

  • Mary Kay Donates

    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…
    02.14.06

  • MGP to Break Ground For New Facilities

    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…
    02.14.06

  • Fragrance Foundation

    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…
    02.14.06

  • Sothys Unveils Program For Dry Skin

    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…
    02.14.06

  • 2006 International

    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…
    02.14.06

  • Mastertaste Funds

    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…
    02.14.06

  • An In-Depth Look at Consumers

    l The 3rd Annual Cosmeceuticals: New Science, Trends, Patents, Claims & Growth Opportunities is a a senior executive forum designed for senior executives responsible for, but not limited to research, development, concept creation, marketing and d…
    02.14.06

  • Product Line Aides Cosmetology Students

    The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) in partnership with Marianna Industries launched the “Create Professional” product line at AACS’ Annual Convention after several years of development. The line features shampoos…
    02.14.06

  • P&G Signs Agreements With Nanotech Firms

    Procter & Gamble Co. chief executive Alan G. Lafley, calling nanotechnology “fascinating,” said his company has inked confidentiality agreements with three nanotech firms to share ideas and technologies. “We’re not the on…
    02.14.06

  • Second U.S. Patent Issued to Skinvisible

    Skinvisible, Inc., a topical drug delivery company, announced that it has been issued a second patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office protecting the ‘Polymer Composition’ of the Company’s Invisicare polymer delivery system.…
    02.14.06

  • P&G Professional Launches the Dawn Arsenal

    l P&G Professional announced its Dawn Arsenal of grease-fighting products designed to effectively clean the toughest challenges in the food service industry. The Dawn Arsenal line up includes Dawn Manual Pot and Pan Detergent, Dawn Packets, Dawn…
    02.14.06

  • Croda: Mary Kay

    Croda Inc. was awarded Supplier of the Year by Mary Kay, Inc. “Croda’s creativity and ability to consistently bring new meaningful products to Mary Kay’s R&D department” was cited as a contributing factor to the deci…
    01.10.06

  • VVF Opens Office in NJ

    VVF Opens Office in NJ ● VVF Ltd. marks its entry into the North American market with the opening of a U.S. branch office in New Jersey. Neil Burns, an executive with an extensive background in the global specialty chemical business, will…
    01.10.06

  • Therapy Systems Opens First Free Standing Store

    Therapy Systems Opens First Free Standing Store ● Skincare brand Therapy Systems opened its first free-standing store in December in Nashville, TN in The Mall at Green Hills. The Therapy Systems concept store is a new approach to retaili…
    01.10.06

  • Women In Flavor and Fragrance Host 23rd Open Dinner

    Women in Flavor and Fragrance Host 23rd Open Dinner ● The Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce honored Valerie Jacklin, director, Worldwide Ingredients, Flavor Technology, Pepsico, Inc at their 23rd annual open dinner. Each year at the…
    01.10.06