Industry News


  • Airspray Announces 2005 Formulation Challenge

    Airspray International is challenging man- ufacturers, contract packagers, distributors and formulators to unleash their creativity by taking part in the 2005 Airspray Formulation Challenge—a program designed to underscore the potential of the…
    12.09.05

  • Ciba Acquires Metasheen Line of Pigments

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals is complementing its range of pigments through the acquisition of the high-reflectance aluminum Metasheen line from Wolsten-holme International Limited, Black-burn, UK. The transaction includes the manufacturing facilities…
    12.09.05

  • Cognis Invests in the U.S.

    At a time when fewer plants are coming on-line in the U.S. and more manufacturing jobs are outsourced to emerging markets, Cognis is bucking the trend by opening new facilities in the U.S. to serve its household and personal care customers better and…
    12.02.05

  • Cognis Invests in U.S. Manufacturing Operations

    The Care Chemicals Division of Cognis Corp. has announced an expansion of its domestic U.S. manufacturing infrastructure. The existing esterification plant capability of the Cognis site in Mauldin, SC will be extended with an investment of more than…
    11.22.05

  • Lemonade and Laundry Detergent

    Jon Amdursky, manager, marketing communications, Crompton and SDA board member James L. Jackson, president, DeSoto, enjoy an ice cold drink at the Crompton lemonade stand during the Soap and Detergent Association annual meeting in Boca Raton.…
    11.22.05

  • Pentapharm Integrates Alpaflor SA Into its Cosmetics Division

    Pentapharm, Basel, Switzerland, has integrated Alpaflor SA as a business unit into the cosmetics division of Pentapharm Ltd. In 1997, Pentapharm Holding acquired the Swiss company, which specializes in the development and production of extracts from…
    11.22.05

  • CPMA Holds International Color Pigments Conference

    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA), in conjunction with Rodman Publishing, will hold “Innovation in Color Technology” April 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore at the Inner Harbor. The conference will emphasize the…
    11.22.05

  • Ajinomoto Appoints Chemtec as Distributor

    The specialty chemical division of Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc., Paramus, NJ, appointed Chemtec Chemical Company, Chatsworth, CA, as its newest distributor. According to company executives, Chemtec was selected because of its outstanding customer service a…
    11.22.05

  • James Robinson Ltd. Names Tri-K Exclusive Distributor

    James Robinson Ltd. appointed Tri-K Industries, Inc. its exclusive distributor for Jarocol hair dye products in North America. The distribution of the Jarocol range of hair dyes was formerly handled by Keystone Aniline Corporation, which will remain…
    11.22.05

  • Noveon Appoints Lipscomb Distributor

    Noveon, Inc. appointed Lipscomb Chemical Company as distributor for its methyl glucoside derivatives, formulation additives and lanolin and lanolin derivatives to the personal care industry. The Lipscomb Chemical territory includes California, Nevada…
    11.22.05

  • Actives International Opens New Headquarters

    Actives International opened headquarters in Allendale, NJ. The larger facility allows the company to provide its growing customer base with comprehensive inventory management services, quality control and sampling services from one location. The new…
    11.22.05

  • Lubrizol Closes Doors Of UK Facility

    The Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, OH, has announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Bromborough, England. The facility produces additives for fuels and engine oil lubricants and specialty monomers. Production phase-out is planned to b…
    11.22.05

  • Creative Salon Concepts Partners With Rene Furterer

    Parsippany, NJ-based Creative Salon Concepts has entered into a distribution partnership with French company Pierre Fabre Laboratories to represent the Rene Furterer hair care brand. In a market previously handled directly by the manufacturer, Cre…
    11.22.05

  • SDA Releases Principles For Sustainable Development

    The Soap and Detergent Agency (SDA) unveiled its Principles for Sustainable Development, which were adopted by the SDA board of directors in November and publicly announced at SDA’s 2005 annual meeting and industry convention in January. &ldq…
    11.22.05

  • CP Kelco and Noviant Combine as One Business

    CP Kelco and Noviant, part of the J.M. Huber Corporation, have joined together as one business under the CP Kelco name, headquartered in Chicago. Combining businesses allows customers to enjoy a broader global reach, increases technology resources an…
    11.22.05

  • Aveda Announces New Earth Month Campaign

    Save Our Power Plants, Aveda’s Earth Month campaign for April 2005, is focused on the protection of endangered and threatened species, specifically plants. The company is encouraging consumers to make a difference by signing a petition to suppo…
    11.22.05

  • Croda Celebrates A Successful Year

    Croda recently held a luncheon for employees to celebrate a successful 2004 and to thank them for their support and extra effort during the past few months. The company has been working on a change to a new business management system called SAP, whic…
    11.22.05

  • Ecolab Acquires Water Care Company

    Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, MN, has acquired Midland Research Laboratories, Inc., a Lenexa, KS-based provider of water treatment products, process chemicals and services for the commercial, institutional, industrial, food and sugar processing markets. Mi…
    11.22.05

  • Harvest Partners Acquires Levlad, Inc. and Subsidiary

    New York based-Harvest Partners, a private equity investment firm, has acquired Levlad, Inc. and its subsidiary, Arbonne International, Inc.—manufacturers and distributors of Nature’s Gate personal care products with combined net sales of…
    11.22.05

  • Avanc Educator Receives Award For Volunteer Work

    Avancé educator Denise Miele has been selected as the Look Good...Feel Better Certified Volunteer State Sunrise award winner for her participation in the national Look Good...Feel Better (LGFB) program. The free public service program, which b…
    11.22.05