Industry News

  • Disperse Group Acquires Woods of Windsor Group

    December 9, 2005
    Woods of Windsor Group l The Disperse Group Plc has acquired Woods of Windsor Group, manufacturer of home fragrance products. The acquisition will strengthen the position of the Disperse Group, complementing its existing portfolio, which includes…


  • Markham Prestige Acquires Alterna

    December 9, 2005
    The Markham Prestige Group (MPG) has acquired Alterna Professional Haircare company. The acquisition solidifies MPG’s goal of being the market leader in the exclusive prestige hair care category.…


  • NJ PEC To Host Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet

    December 9, 2005
    The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJ PEC) will holds its annual scholarship awards dinner Sept. 15, 2005 at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, NJ. The event’s speaker will be Dr. Francis L. Lawrence, president emeritus and university…


  • YG Labs Names New Representatives

    December 9, 2005
    CYG Laboratories has named Clarice Loiacono and Mark Clousson sales representatives in the Midwest. Based in Wheaton, IL, the team will oversee product sales, skin care education and signature skin care business/branding development for all salon and…


  • SOCMA and ACS Host Golf Tournament

    December 9, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) will host a one-day golf tournament Sept. 14, 2005, following SOCMA’s corporate excellence conference in Philadelphia. The purpose of the t…


  • Special M&A Session To Be Held at HBA

    December 9, 2005
    A special session devoted entirely to mergers & acquisitions will be held Sept. 27 during HBA 2005 in New York City. The session will be chaired by industry consultant Colin Hession, who will address the do’s and don’t’s in M&…


  • Intertech Holds Hair Color Global Forum 2005

    December 9, 2005
    Intertech’s Hair Color Global Forum 2005 will be held at the Hotel Ambassadeur in Juan les Pins, France, Sept. 26-27. More than 125 marketing executives, dye scientists, production managers, formulators, analysts, regulatory experts and investo…


  • SDA/CCSPA Announces Fall Conference Lineup

    December 9, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA) will hold its fall conference Sept. 7-9, 2005 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Highlights of the event include a speech f…


  • Crompton Sells Refined Products Business

    December 9, 2005
    Crompton Corporation sold its refined product business to Sun Capital Partners Group, Inc. The business will now operate as Sonneborn Refined Products, B.V. in Europe and Sonneborn, Inc. elsewhere around the globe. Included in the sale are facilities…


  • Lonza Receives Innovation Award

    December 9, 2005
    Lonza was the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2005 Personal Care Chemicals & Intermediates Technology Innovation of the Year award for the development of Natrulon DermaSphere oleosome technology, which it developed in conjunction with S…


  • CasChem Announces ISO 9001:2000 Registration

    December 9, 2005
    Bayonne, NJ-based CasChem, a division of Rutherford Chemicals LLC, announced its ISO 9001:2000 registration. SGS Registration Services performed the assessment with the registration scope covering “the manufacturing of specialty chemicals, excl…


  • Symrise Consolidates, Restructures Divisions

    December 9, 2005
    Symrise has restructured two divisions for greater efficiency. The company has reorganized its global, regional and local fragrance management teams to provide increased resources for the local and regional markets in the household and laundry produc…


  • Energizer Wins Preliminary Junction Over Gillette

    December 9, 2005
    A U.S. district court judge in Connecticut has granted the Schick-Wilkerson Sword subsidiary of Energizer Holdings Inc. a preliminary injunction against alleged false advertising claims by The Gillette Co. for its M3Power razor. According to Energi…


  • Degussa Opens New Plant

    December 9, 2005
    Degussa Corporation, Parsippany, NJ, began operation of a new plant for the manufacture of Aerosil fumed silica dispersions, which are marketed under the Aerodisp trademark. The plant, which is part of Degussa’s production site in Mobile, AL, m…


  • Alzo Acquires Trivent Chemical

    December 9, 2005
    Alzo International Incorporated, Sayreville, NJ, has acquired Trivent Chemical Company, a privately owned Princeton, NJ-based supplier of specialty esters, solvents, sunscreens and naturally derived products for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical indust…