Industry News

  • Coast Chemical Distributes Noveon Surfactants

    April 11, 2007
    Coast Chemical, Inc. has been appointed by Noveon, Inc. to distribute its surfactant line in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and New Mexico. For more than 20 years, Coast Chemical has been distributing products for Noveon and its predecessor,…


  • Murad Opens Inclusive Health Center for Anti-Aging

    April 11, 2007
    Dr. Howard Murad recently opened the Murad Inclusive Health Center, a global destination that offers the Murad Method Program for improving topical, internal and emotional health, all based on the Cellular Water Principle. The Cellular Water Principl…


  • CP Kelco Establishes Regional Business Units

    April 11, 2007
    CP Kelco, a specialty hydrocolloids supplier, has established three regional business units to better serve its customers. “As a result of our conversations with key customers and channel partners, and after an in-depth review of our operati…


  • Spectra Colors Selected As Supplier of the Year

    April 11, 2007
    Spectra Colors Corp., Kearny, NJ, was honored as Chemical Supplier of the Year at Sanford Corporation’s second annual supplier summit in Nashville, TN. According to Doug Pahl, sourcing manager at Sanford’s LMTC facility in Shelbyville…


  • Charkit To Distribute Palchem Products

    April 11, 2007
    Charkit has entered into a distribution agreement with Palchem Fine Chemical Specialties, a French producer of specialty organic bromides. According to Charkit, the association enhances the company’s ability to offer the quality bromoalkanes, d…


  • Cosmeceutical Conference Set for June 11, 12 in NYC

    April 11, 2007
    Two leading dermatologist entrepreneurs, Katie Rodan MD and Steven Victor MD, are keynote speakers at the fourth annual Cosmeceuticals Conference to be held at the Marriott East Side Hotel on June 11-12, 2007. The agenda is designed for senior execut…


  • Bare Escentuals to Purchase European Distributor

    April 11, 2007
    Bare Escentuals, Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to purchase U.K.-based Cosmeceuticals Limited, which distributes Bare Escentuals' bareMinerals, MD Formulations and MD Forte brands to the European cosmetics market. Terms of the transac…


  • Givaudan Completes Quest International Acquisition

    April 11, 2007
    The acquisition of Quest International, a division of ICI Plc, by Givaudan was closed on March 2, after regulatory approvals were obtained in the U.S. and the European Community. The acquisition was announced in November. Quest will complement G…


  • Morre-Tec Achieves cGMP Compliance

    April 11, 2007
    Morre-Tec Industries achieved cGMP compliance with the help of a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor. Working with Compliant Quality Services, Cliffside Park, NJ, Morre-Tec rewrote all procedures and conducted training to comply with cGMP…


  • Extracts Draws Crowd, Names Best New Products

    March 6, 2007
    More than 5,000 buyers attended the 21st semi-annual edition of Extracts: New discoveries in beauty and wellness held in January at New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion. During the Extracts show, Best New Product Award honors were presented in…


  • Rhodia Completes Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade

    March 6, 2007
    Growing customer demand for enhanced personal care products has prompted a multi-million dollar manufacturing upgrade at a Chicago-area plant operated by specialty chemical producer Rhodia Inc. The project includes an upgraded reactor system (sul…


  • Charkit Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    March 6, 2007
    Charkit Chemical Corporation of Darien, CT is marking its 25th year of successful growth and strengthening its position as an important resource in the chemical industry. Through strategic domestic and worldwide supplier relationships, Charkit now…


  • ISP Acquires Skin Care Ingredient Supplier

    February 16, 2007
    International Specialty Products last month acquired Vincience, a supplier of active ingredients for skin care products. A purchase price was not disclosed. Vincience, located in Sophia Antipolis, France, produces a diverse range of proprietary ma…


  • Mintel and IRI Launch Product Development Tool

    February 16, 2007
    Market researcher Mintel has collaborated with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) to launch a unique tool that is positioned to reduce the cost of new product development, according to the companies. Mintel’s GNPD IRIS, a product that works in c…


  • Micro Powders Celebrates 35th-Year Anniversary

    February 16, 2007
    Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a leading manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, N.Y., in 1971, and then relocated to Scarsdale, N.Y. In 1989, the company moved…