Industry News


  • Akzo Nobel Closes

    Akzo Nobel Closes Surfactants Site in U.S. ● Akzo Nobel, Arnhem, the Netherlands, will close the McCook plant operated by its surfactants business near Chicago. A project has transferred production to some of the company’s other U.…
    01.10.06

  • Chemir Receives

    Chemir Receives St. Louis Top 50 Award ● For the ninth year in a row, Chemir Analytical Services has been recognized for its rapid growth and contributions to the greater St. Louis area. The Greater St. Louis Top 50 Award was presented b…
    01.10.06

  • Borba Appoints Chairman Receives Funding

    Borba Appoints Chairman, Receives Funding ● Borba, a Beverly Hills-based nutraceutical and cosmeceutical company, announced that Brad Greenspan has joined the company as chairman of the board and has invested more than $3 million dollars…
    01.10.06

  • Jonathan Antin Launches Jonathan product

    Jonathan Antin Launches Jonathan|product ● Jonathan Antin, celebrity hairstylist and star of Bravo’s hit TV series Blow Out, introduced his hair care line, Jonathan|product. The four-tiered collection consists of shampoo, conditione…
    01.10.06

  • Greentech Forms U.S. Subsidary

    Greentech Forms U.S. Subsidiary ● Greentech S.A., Saint-Beauzire, France recently formed its U.S. subsidiary Greentech USA, Inc. It will allow Greentech to be directly present with its customers and more active in the development of new…
    01.10.06

  • Inside Beauty Debuts at Javitz Center

    Inside Beauty Debuts at Javitz Center ● More than 2,700 spectators around the world attended Inside Beauty, which was held Sept. 27-29, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. Inside Beauty is a new professional trade show…
    01.10.06

  • Stayfree Partners With Dress for Success

    Stayfree Partners With Dress for Success ● In the shared interest of empowering women to live better, more confident lives, Stayfree has announced a partnership with Dress for Success, the non-profit organization that helps economically…
    01.10.06

  • Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

    l Church & Dwight Co., Inc. announced that it has completed its purchase of the SpinBrush toothbrush business from Procter & Gamble. Church & Dwight paid $75 million in cash at closing, plus an inventory settlement amount following…
    01.10.06

  • Playtex Products

    Playtex Products Sells Non-Core Brands l Playtex Products, Inc. announced that it has sold its non-core brand assets including Baby Magic, Mr. Bubble, Ogilvie, Binaca, Dorothy Gray, Dentax, Tek, Tussy, Chubs and Better Off. The brands were sold…
    01.10.06

  • Scott's Liquid Gold

    Scott’s Liquid Gold Reports 3Q Results l Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets household and skin care products, announced that for the three months ended September 30, 2005, the company reported a net in…
    01.10.06

  • Cognis Reports Sales Increase For Nine Months of 2005

    Cognis Reports Sales Increase For First Nine Months of 2005 l Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis achieved net external sales of $2.8 billion in the first nine months of 2005. Comments Cognis chief executive officer Antonio Trius, “F…
    01.10.06

  • P&G Lifts Second

    P&G Lifts Second Quarter Expectations l Consumer products company Procter &  Gamble Co. raised its profit expectations for its fiscal second quarter, saying it sees earnings coming in at the higher end of its previous outlook…
    01.10.06

  • Blyth Reports Higher

    Blyth Reports Higher Third Quarter Sales l Blyth Inc. reported that net sales for the third quarter ended Oct. 31, 2005 increased approximately 1% to $444.5 million compared with $439.4 million a year earlier. Operating profit for the quarter dec…
    01.10.06

  • CTFA To Hold Science Seminars in New Jersey

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Arkema To Expand Hydrogen Peroxide Capacity

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Fitzchem Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Altana Acquires The Eckart Group

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Ex•Tracts Sets Sights on New York City

    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…
    12.09.05

  • SDA Answers Questions About High Efficiency Detergents

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Symrise Introduces New Division

    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…
    12.09.05