Industry News


  • Avons Susan J. Kropf To Deliver HBA Keynote

    Susan J. Kropf, president and chief operating officer of Avon Products, Inc. will deliver the keynote address at HBA Health & Beauty America, which is being held Sept. 27-29 in New York City. According to Jack Gonzalez, group show director of bea…
    12.09.05

  • Top Scientist Opens Chemical Consulting Firm

    Norman Milstein, a scientist in American and international corporations, has opened ChemResults, Ltd., a chemical consulting firm. Dr. Milstein’s expertise includes oleochemicals, surfactants, biodiesel, sterols, nutraceuticals and cosmetic int…
    12.09.05

  • The Fragrance Foundation Offers Program Twice a Year

    The Fragrance Foundation is now offering its online certification program for sales specialists twice a year, in the fall and in the winter. The fall program will run from August 1-October 31, 2005. The winter program will run from January 2-March 1,…
    12.09.05

  • Croda Opens New Distribution Center

    Croda Inc. opened its new distribution center in Beech Creek, PA. The new warehouse serves as the logistical center for storage and distribution of domestic and imported products, formerly located in the manufacturing facility in Mill Hall, PA. The 9…
    12.09.05

  • Cognis Forms Separate Oleochemicals Business

    The U.S.-based Oleochemicals business and manufacturing activities of fatty acid, glycerine and ozone acids for Cognis Corporation is now a separate legal entity known as Cognis Oleochemicals LLC. The newly formed organization is a wholly owned corpo…
    12.09.05

  • Clariant Appoints Harris & Ford

    Clariant’s North American Functional Chemicals Division has appointed Harris & Ford, LLC as the new distributor of its personal care ingredients in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, western New York, western…
    12.09.05

  • Monell Chemical Center Receives Contribution

    Philadelphia-based Monell Chemical Senses Center, a non-profit research institute studying taste, smell and chemosensory mouthfeel, received a significant contribution from Stephen and Arnold Manheimer to honor their late father, industry leader Edwi…
    12.09.05

  • Alzo Acquires Trivent Chemical

    Alzo International Incorporated, Sayreville, NJ, has acquired Trivent Chemical Company, a privately owned Princeton, NJ-based supplier of specialty esters, solvents, sunscreens and naturally derived products for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical indust…
    12.09.05

  • Degussa Opens New Plant

    Degussa Corporation, Parsippany, NJ, began operation of a new plant for the manufacture of Aerosil fumed silica dispersions, which are marketed under the Aerodisp trademark. The plant, which is part of Degussa’s production site in Mobile, AL, m…
    12.09.05

  • Energizer Wins Preliminary Junction Over Gillette

    A U.S. district court judge in Connecticut has granted the Schick-Wilkerson Sword subsidiary of Energizer Holdings Inc. a preliminary injunction against alleged false advertising claims by The Gillette Co. for its M3Power razor. According to Energi…
    12.09.05

  • Dow Chemical To Build Production Unit in Texas

    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, announced plans to build a new phenolic glycol ether production unit in Freeport, TX. The new unit, which is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2006, will replace the existing facility in Midland,…
    12.09.05

  • OSG Purchases Tiro Equipment Assets

    Outsourcing Services Group, LLC (OSG), Woodcliff Lake, NJ, a contract formulator and manufacturer to the personal care, color cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, purchased all of the assets of Tiro Industries, LLC, Fridley, MN. Prior to filing f…
    12.09.05

  • Chattem Chemicals Offers Hamposyl Surfactants

    Chattem Chemicals, Inc., Chattanooga, TN, has acquired the Hamposyl specialty product line from Hampshire Chemical, Inc., a Dow Chemical Comp- any subsidiary. Chattem Chemicals will offer the same extended range of products meeting the specifications…
    12.09.05

  • COSi Limited Expands In UK and U.S.

    UK-based COSi Limited (Creative Outsourcing Solutions International) is building a new product innovation center in the UK. Scheduled to open this summer, the new center, employing 20 R&D managers, technical managers, development scientists and m…
    12.09.05

  • Dunleary Gains Two Manufacturers

    Dunleary, Inc., Baltimore, MD, was cho- sen to be the distributor by two manufacturers. Buckman Laboratories chose the company as its distributor in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern U.S. Buckman Laboratories manufactures specialty chemicals for aqu…
    12.09.05

  • Arch Personal Care Launches New Preservatives

    Arch Personal Care has introduced two new globally approved patent pending systems, Mikrokill PCC and Mikrokill COS and re-introduced two existing products, Biovert and Cosmocil CQ, which recently became part of the company’s new preservation p…
    12.09.05

  • Chemir Offers Expanded Capabilities

    Chemir Analytical Services, Maryland Heights, MO, has doubled its capabilities for materials characterization with the addition of a 500 MHz NMR Spectrometer. This high-field NMR provides higher resolution for structural elucidation, characterization…
    12.09.05

  • Desert Whale Announces European Distributors

    Desert Whale Jojoba Company, Tucson, AZ, has formed multiple new partnerships with European distributors of fine cosmetic raw materials. AWL Kemi ApS, Denmark; AWL Kjemi AS, Norway; SWL Scandinavia AB, Sweden; AWL Kemia Oy, Finland; Streuli, Switzerl…
    12.09.05

  • Seppic Celebrates 15 Years

    Seppic Inc. commemorated its 15th anniversary with a celebration consisting of business meetings and evening events. Company members were treated to the Broadway show Chicago, followed by a dinner in New York City. The event also marked the retiremen…
    12.09.05

  • Ralph Engel Dies at 72

    Ralph Engel, former president of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, then known as the Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association (CSMA), died of cancer at 72 on May 5, 2005. He retired from CSMA in December 1999. During the 25 years he…
    12.09.05