Industry News


  • Wessel Fragrances Expands and Relocates

    Wessel Fragrances, Inc. has expanded and relocated its global manufacturing facility. The 40,000-square-foot facility houses the company’s manufacturing, quality control and purchasing divisions. The new address is 50 Furler St. Totowa, NJ 0751…
    11.22.05

  • Cibas Committed to HPC

    Some of the latest technology for the household and personal care (HPC) industry was on display when Ciba held a press event at its Tarrytown, NY facility on Dec. 1 and 2. Ciba executives and research chemists reviewed a variety of products and servi…
    11.22.05

  • National Starch Sells Vinamul Unit

    National Starch and Chemical, Bridgewater, NJ, a member of the ICI Group, has agreed to sell its U.S., Canadian and European Vinamul emulsion polymers business to Celanese, a global chemicals company, for $208 million. Vinamul is a supplier of specia…
    11.22.05

  • Kemin Foods Changes Name to Kemin Health

    Des Moines, IA-based Kemin Foods has changed its name to Kemin Health, L.C. to better describe the current and future strategic direction of its business. Kemin remains focused on creating, acquiring and deploying molecular solutions based on natural…
    11.22.05

  • ICMAD To Hold Cosmetic Forum

    The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) will host a new Cosmetic Technical/ Regulatory forum on Feb. 11 at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, NJ. The forum provides an opportunity to learn from recognized…
    11.22.05

  • Noveon Taps Cosmetochem

    Cosmetochem International, Ltd. has signed a contract with Noveon to be the exclusive distributor for the company’s botanical extracts and actives in the U.S. and Latin America, with the exceptions of Colombia and Chile…
    11.22.05

  • Akzo Picks Chemtec as West Coast Rep

    Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry LLC has selected Chemtec Chemical as its exclusive West Coast distributor for the personal care market. In addition to Akzo Nobel’s anionic surfactants that Chemtec has marketed in the past, the company will now pr…
    11.22.05

  • Palm-Oleo Selects Acme-Hardesty

    Palm-Oleo SDN BHD, Malaysia, appointed Acme-Hardesty Co. as the exclusive distributor of fatty acids and glycerin in the U.S. Palm-Oleo will utilize Acme-Hardesty’s extensive supply chain network to distribute bulk and packaged oleochemicals. M…
    11.22.05

  • Sunjin Selects Shamrock as Its U.S. Rep

    Sunjin Chemical Company, a manufacturer and provider of personal care raw materials in Korea, has appointed Shamrock Technologies, Inc., Newark, NJ, as its sales representative for the U.S. cosmetic market.…
    11.22.05

  • SDA Welcomes New Members

    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) recently added several companies to its membership. The new members include Gereke Chemicals, Inc., Pasadena, TX; Innophos, Inc., Cranbury, NJ; International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ; Kao Specialtie…
    11.22.05

  • Lonza Sells Plant

    Lonza sold the assets of its Pasadena, Bayport, TX site to Gulf Bayport Chemicals (GBC), Houston, TX. Lonza remains committed to the diketene business and will continue to serve its customers from its plant in Visp, Switzerland. GBC was created in Ju…
    11.22.05

  • Glenn Newman of Croda Dies at 62

    Glenn Newman, vice president of sales for Croda, Inc., Edison, NJ, died unexpectedly on Dec. 3 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He was 62. Mr. Newman joined Croda in 1973 and was scheduled to retire at the end of December after serving mor…
    11.22.05

  • Novel Emulsification Technology from Lonza

    Lonza is taking a natural approach to cosmetic emulsification with the introduction of the Natrulon oleosome emulsifier series. Based on patented DermaSphere technology, Lonza’s new Natrulon oleosomes are said to be ideal for a wide range of co…
    11.22.05

  • IFF Contributes $500K  to Monell Center

    The Monell Chemical Senses Center, a research institute dedicated to taste, smell and chemosensory irritation in Philadelphia, received a capital campaign contribution commitment of $500,000 from International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. (IFF). Mone…
    11.22.05

  • Ciba Takes Part in National Chemistry Week

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals participated in National Chemistry Week (Oct. 17-23) by demonstrating how chemistry supports everyday health and wellness during an educational program that took place at schools near Ciba’s major facilities throughout…
    11.22.05

  • 4-Front Acquires UK Division of Hill Top Research

    4-Front Research UK Limited has acquired the UK division of Hill Top Research. 4-Front has hired the entire Hill Top staff and is operating facilities in both Manchester and Maldon. The companies are working together to assure a smooth transition for…
    11.22.05

  • CPMA Holds Conference in April

    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA), Alexandria, VA, will hold its “Innovation in Color Technology” conference at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, MD, from April 20-22, 2005. The symposium will cover the latest trends…
    11.22.05

  • Fragrance Foundation Honors Pete Born

    Each year, The Fragrance Foundation celebrates one outstanding professional by issuing him or her the Circle of Champions award during Fragrance Week. This year, the Foundation bestowed the honor on Pete Born, 27-year veteran of Women’s Wear D…
    11.22.05

  • Extracts Announce Award Winners

    The 16th semi-annual ExTracts show honored the Best New Product award winners and finalists in four new categories: Bath & Body, Beauty, Home Spa and Natural Product. New York-based 4mula won Best of Show for its 4mula Barbox, a bar soap-preser…
    11.22.05

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Awards Leaders

    During the annual meeting for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, eight leaders in the chemical engineering industry were presented awards of accomplishment. Dr. Stanley I. Sandler received the 2004 Founders award for outstanding contribu…
    11.22.05