Industry News

  • Dermazone Launches Contract Manufacturing Division

    January 10, 2007
    Dermazone Solutions recently launched the dermaCM contract manufacturing division, which operates out of a new pharmaceutical standard facility in St. Petersburg, FL. The FDA registered facility specializes in OTC products such as SPF and acne produc…


  • Alberto-Culver Arkansas Plant to Employ 400

    January 10, 2007
    Hair and skin products company Alberto-Culver will open a plant in Jonesboro that will employ 400 people. Alberto-Culver Co., based in Melrose Park, said it will spend $60 million to construct the new factory and expects to break ground within the ne…


  • Eastman Holds Hair Styling Event

    January 10, 2007
    Eastman Chemical Company held a hair styling event at Salon Caru, Hoboken, NJ, last month to highlight new applications for the company’s popular AQ polymer. Models were styled and coiffed by the experts at Salon Caru to demonstrate the effecti…


  • ICMAD Issues Call for Entries

    January 10, 2007
    ICMAD seeks entries for its Cosmetic Innovator of The Year Awards. The deadline for submission of entries is April 20 and the awards will be presented at ICMAD's 34th Annual Meeting in New York City on June 14th. More info: www.icmad.org.…


  • Heath Earns Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    January 10, 2007
    Eunice Heath, global business director of the Water Soluble Polymers business unit, and leader of personal care brand businesses at The Dow Chemical Company, has been selected as an inductee into the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference in t…


  • AOCS Adds Courses To Annual Meeting

    January 10, 2007
    The AOCS Education and Meetings Steering Committee has added five short courses to its Annual Meeting. The 98th AOCS annual meeting Expo will take place May 13-16, 2007 in Québec City, QC, Canada. The meeting is a joint World Congress with the…


  • Coast Southwest Receives Certificate of Completion

    January 10, 2007
    Coast Southwest, a division of Coast Chemical, Inc., Placentia, CA, has received its Certificate of Completion from the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), signifying its successful achievement of third-party document verification o…


  • Essential Ingredients and B&T Expand Partnership

    January 10, 2007
    B&T S.r.l., Milan, Italy and Essential Ingredients, Inc. expanded their partnership to cover the entire East Coast of the U.S. Essential Ingredients, a specialty distributor based in Buford, GA, has been working with B&T in the Southeastern U…


  • Beauty Innovation and Cosmetech Join Forces

    January 10, 2007
    Karen Young and Rick Schofield, two beauty industry experts, have joined forces to launch Beauty Innovation Laboratories LLC. The goal of the company is to bring cutting edge skin care technology and delivery system innovation to worldwide skin care…


  • VVF To Acquire Colgates Kansas City Plant

    December 5, 2006
    VVF LTD., a leading Indian manufacturer of soaps, oleochemicals, personal and home care products, has signed an agreement to acquire Colgate’s Kansas City manufacturing facility. The acquistion, expected to close before the end of the year, pro…


  • Alzo Acquires NuTech Group

    December 5, 2006
    Alzo International Inc. has acquired NuTech Group and will expand its existing line of silicone polyure thanes with next generation silicone elastomers. They are made with a patented manufacturing procedure to exhibit smooth, uniform consistency, eve…


  • Kematen Celebrates

    December 5, 2006
    ● Kematen Cosmetics USA celebrated its first anniversary in August. The company was formed in 1998 when Bernhard and Martin Scholz purchased the Henkel production facility where Martin was employed. The brothers named their new company after th…


  • New Products

    December 5, 2006
    An array of new product lines for the high-end personal care industry will be unveiled at Extracts: New Discoveries in Beauty and Wellness, January 28-31, 2007, at New York City’s Penn Plaza Pavilion. More than 60 companies will be on hand to s…


  • Annette Green

    December 5, 2006
    Nearly 2000 perfume bottles that were once housed in the Annette Green Perfume Museum in New York have now found a new home at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA. According to Robert Nelson, director of FIDM’s…


  • Skin Care Company

    December 5, 2006
    Skin Care Company Bliss Primed for Growth New York spa and skin care company Bliss is expanding with new spas, new products, a growing mail order and e-commerce business and distribution through other retailers. The company has plans to open a spa…