Industry News

  • 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…


  • Napoleon Cosmetics

    December 5, 2006
    In less than two years, Australian makeup artist Napoleon Perdis…


  • National Starch Expands Specialty Polymer Site

    November 3, 2006
    National Starch and Chemical Company hosted customers and local dignitaries to mark the official opening of its expanded adhesives, synthetic polymers and electronic materials manufacturing facilities at its Salisbury, NC plant. National’s mu…


  • Schlke & Mayr

    November 3, 2006
    Schülke & Mayr Division, Air Liquide Healthcare America Corporation relocated to a new and larger office facility at 200 Valley Road, Suite 200, Mt. Arlington, NJ. The new space will allow for the growth necessary to better service its custo…


  • Chemcentral Inks

    November 3, 2006
    Chemcentral Australia Pty., Ltd. is now representing the C.P. Hall Company, specifically its Paraplex, Plasthall, Tegmer, Maglite, Hallbond and Hallgreen brands, in Australia and New Zealand. C.P. Hall’s products are used extensively in rubber,…


  • Six Finalists Named for

    November 3, 2006
    Six unique consumer products from the U.S. and Europe––ranging from advanced hygiene products to pet care to beer can construction––have been nominated as finalists for the 2007 Visionary Award. The award will be presented at…


  • Paradigm Science

    November 3, 2006
    Siltech LLC of Dacula, GA, appointed Paradigm Science Inc. to represent the company’s products in the eastern U.S. Siltech develops, manufactures and markets a full line of patented silicone compounds and related specialties for the personal ca…


  • FiFi Award Design

    November 3, 2006
    Announced ● Six finalists have been chosen for the redesign of The Fragrance Foundation”s FiFi Award trophy, to be showcased at the 2007 Awards. The first phase of the design competition was held at The Fragrance Foundation in September…


  • Naturexs Dikansky

    November 3, 2006
    ● This award celebrates Jacques Dikansky strategy of human and financial investments in science: 10% of the Naturex staff committed…