Industry News

  • 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…


  • Reilly and Rutherford

    July 10, 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

    July 10, 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

    July 10, 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…


  • P&G Sues Personal Care Rivals Over Trademarks

    June 7, 2006
    Continuing its trademark infringement lawsuits, Procter & Gamble Co., has targeted two companies that make shampoos, deodorants and mouthwash. The company has filed suit against Percara Enterprises Inc., and Cumberland Swan Holdings Inc. for tra…


  • Teeka Tan To Distribute

    June 7, 2006
    Teeka Tan Products, Inc. recently signed an agreement with Class Five Holdings, Inc., the developer of Sand-Off, a patent pending product that breaks the bond between sand and skin, even in the presence of sweat or lotions. The agreement gives Teeka…


  • Ross is Selected Distributor

    June 7, 2006
    Ross Organics Specialty Sales, Inc. of Long Beach, CA, has been named Distributor of the Year by Zenitech. The sales team led by Stephanie Leshney, director of sales and marketing, has contributed to Ross’s success. Ms. Lechney replaced two-thi…


  • Markwins International Receives GMP Certification

    June 7, 2006
    he Food and Drug Administration has certified Markwins International under the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations. The official GMP regulations require a quality approach to manufacturing, enabling companies to minimize or eliminate instan…


  • Paul Mitchell’s John Paul DeJoria Honored

    June 7, 2006
    Texas governor Rick Perry presented Paul Mitchell chief executive officer John Paul DeJoria with the nomination of “admiral” due to his philanthropic dedication and outreach…


  • Harvey Gedeon To Keynote PCITX Conference in NYC

    April 11, 2006
    High Performance Ingredients & Emerging Technology, an educational symposium and tabletop exhibit, will take place Apr. 18 and 19, 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York. This fourth annual mid-year conference is produced by the Personal Care…


  • OPI is No. 1 in Japan

    April 11, 2006
    l Crowned Number-One Nail Lacquer in Elle Japan, OPI Nomad’s Dream—a shimmering golden rose—nail enamel is longwearing and chip resistant. “It is an honor to win this award from Elle Japan,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann,…


  • Tide Celebrates

    April 11, 2006
    Approaching its 60th anniversary, Tide is launching a new campaign by Saatchi & Saatchi. The campaign will shift Tide’s message away from a traditional, benefits-driven approach to an emotional one. “We’ve taken Tide out of the…


  • Cargill Prepares to Launch Glycerin Business

    April 11, 2006
    Cargill is preparing to enter the global glycerin business as it gears up to open a 30-million-pound-per-year glycerin refinery in Iowa Falls, IA. The company is actively seeking customers for the product, which will be produced in a refinery adjacen…


  • PCMC’s Technical Conference

    April 11, 2006
    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) announced that the Second Annual Nonwovens Converting Technical Conference will be held in Green Bay, WI, on June 14-15. According to a PCMC spokesman, the conference will showcase industry experts discussing…