Industry News

  • DMI Expands Plant

    December 9, 2005
    DMI has completed an expansion of its Wharton, NJ headquarters to 275,000 square feet in order to manufacture, fill and package water-based products. The growth of the company’s facilities includes an additional research and development…


  • Gap Partners With Inter Parfums

    December 9, 2005
    Gap Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with Inter Parfums Inc. to design andmanufacture personal care products under the Gap and Banana Republic brands. "Personal care products are a natural extension of our brands and represent an organic…


  • FCI Changes Name to Fuji Health Science

    December 9, 2005
    Charles DePrince, president of FCI Health Science, Inc. announced that, effective immediately, Mt. Laurel, NJ-based FCI Health Science, Inc. will be known as Fuji Health Science, Inc. According to Mr. DePrince, “It is a simple name change…


  • Murads Detox treatment Wins 2005 Innovator of the Year

    December 9, 2005
    The Independent Cosmetic Manfacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) presented Murad’s CitySkin Detox Treatment with the 2005 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year award (CITY) for best skin care product innovation. The product is designed to detoxify and n…


  • Symrise Introduces New Division

    December 9, 2005
    Symrise Corporation has merged its cos- metics and aromachemicals divisions to create the “Sensory Ingredients Division.” The Symrise products portfolio will now be divided into three globally renowned divisions: flavor, fragrances and se…


  • SDA Answers Questions About High Efficiency Detergents

    December 9, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), which represents the nation’s cleaning products industry, has published a free, online guide for consumers, “High Efficiency Washers and Detergents: Working in Harmony to Save Energy and Water.&r…


  • ExTracts Sets Sights on New York City

    December 9, 2005
    Ex•Tracts: Essentials for Spa, Home and Travel will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, November 12-15, 2005. In conjunction with the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show, the all-new edition of the estab…


  • Altana Acquires The Eckart Group

    December 9, 2005
    Altana Chemie AG, the specialty chemicals division of Altana AG, has signed an agreement to acquire the Eckart GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Germany. Eckart is a manufacturer of metallic effect pigments and metallic printing inks and employs ab…


  • Fitzchem Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    December 9, 2005
    Fitzchem Corporation, an Itasca, IL distributor/sales agent of raw materials to the coatings, plastics, ink, construction, adhesives and personal care industries, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a multitude of special events planne…


  • Arkema To Expand Hydrogen Peroxide Capacity

    December 9, 2005
    Arkema Inc. will be expanding its North American hydrogen peroxide production capacity by 20 kt/year, with a $10 million investment at its Canadian plant in Becancour, Québec, to be started by mid-2006. Becancour is one of Arkema’s two…


  • CTFA To Hold Science Seminars in New Jersey

    December 9, 2005
    The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) will hold four consecutive day-long science seminars in November at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. The seminars will be held November 8-11 and are open to CTFA members…


  • Novel Natural Ingredients from Croda

    December 9, 2005
    U.S. consumers are more health conscious than ever before. They want to feel better, live longer, and look younger. Not only are consumers more in tune with their own welfare, they are also concerned with the welfare of others. As a result, manufactu…


  • National Starch And Acupac Form Alliance

    December 9, 2005
    National Starch Personal Care, Bridgewater, NJ, and Acupac Packaging, Inc., Mahwah, NJ, have announced the formation of a manufacturing and marketing alliance that will focus on the commercialization of dissolvable film technology as a delivery platf…


  • ICMAD Names Cosmetic Innovators of the Year

    December 9, 2005
    Nine member companies of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) were recognized for their innovative products, package designs and marketing ideas with the association’s second annual CITY awards for Cosmeti…


  • Uniqema Addresses Formulation of the Future

    December 9, 2005
    At SCC Supplier’s Day 2005, Uniqema focused on personal care ingredients and technology that will comprise what the company calls the “formulation of the future.” Company executives pointed to a number of trends that are affecting t…