Industry News


  • ISP Acquires Skin Care Ingredient Supplier

    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…
    02.16.07

  • Mintel and IRI Launch Product Development Tool

    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…
    02.16.07

  • Micro Powders Celebrates 35th-Year Anniversary

    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…
    02.16.07

  • Wellspring Capital Management Invests in Chemaid

    Wellspring Capital Management, a leading private equity firm, has completed an equity recapitalization investment in Chemaid Laboratories, Inc., as part of a staged plan for chartered future growth, a transaction that will provide Chemaid Laboratorie…
    02.16.07

  • Langer Acquires Twincraft

    Langer, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Twincraft Inc., a leading private label manufacturer of specialty bar soap focused on the health and beauty, amenities, mass and direct marketing channels. Langer’s acquisition is a step…
    02.16.07

  • Degussa Pools Household Care Activities

    Degussa’s Care & Surface Specialties Business Unit has pooled the activities of the Home Care and Textile Care product lines into a new Household Care Business Line, offering its customers more rapid and cost-efficient solutions. This pooli…
    02.16.07

  • VVF Enters Antiperspirant Market with Teo Acquisition

    VVF Ltd., an Indian manufacturer of soaps, oleochemicals, personal and homecare products, has acquired the manufacturing plant site and assets of the former Teo Corp., which provides VVF with manufacturing capability for a range of underarm deodorant…
    02.16.07

  • Lyondell Enters Marketing Alliance for Cooling Agents

    Lyondell Chemical Company’s Millennium Specialty Chemicals business has entered into a marketing alliance with Salvona Technologies to promote the use of Millennium’s cooling agents with Salvona’s delivery systems. With this com…
    02.16.07

  • Whole Foods Tests Spa In Grocery Store

    While spas and grocery stores may seem like an unlikely pair, Whole Foods Market combined the two concepts and opened its first spa within a grocery store in December. Refresh – The Everyday Spa is 4,500 sq. ft. with a 1,200 sq. ft. shop of tre…
    02.16.07

  • VNU Changes Name to The Nielsen Company

    VNU is changing its name to The Nielsen Company. Immediate steps to launch the new branding for the company include the introduction of a new corporate web site, www.nielsen.com and graphic identity. The new identity will be rolled out progressively…
    02.16.07

  • Scienceuticals Expands Charleston Area Operations

    Scienceuticals, Inc. has expanded its Charleston area operations to a 54,000-square-foot facility in Dorchester County’s Eastport Industrial Park that will house the company’s research, development, manufacturing and distribution operatio…
    02.16.07

  • FIT Draws Beauty Industry Leaders to Conference

    In November leaders from the beauty, fashion, retailing, design, hospitality and publishing worlds came together at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Building an Innovative Business: The Future of Beauty, hosted by FIT’s Master’…
    01.10.07

  • Dermazone Launches Contract Manufacturing Division

    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…
    01.10.07

  • Alberto-Culver Arkansas Plant to Employ 400

    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…
    01.10.07

  • Eastman Holds Hair Styling Event

    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…
    01.10.07

  • ICMAD Issues Call for Entries

    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.…
    01.10.07

  • Heath Earns Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    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…
    01.10.07

  • AOCS Adds Courses To Annual Meeting

    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…
    01.10.07

  • Coast Southwest Receives Certificate of Completion

    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…
    01.10.07

  • Essential Ingredients and B&T Expand Partnership

    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…
    01.10.07