Industry News

  • Monell Chemical Center Receives Contribution

    December 9, 2005
    Philadelphia-based Monell Chemical Senses Center, a non-profit research institute studying taste, smell and chemosensory mouthfeel, received a significant contribution from Stephen and Arnold Manheimer to honor their late father, industry leader Edwi…


  • Clariant Appoints Harris & Ford

    December 9, 2005
    Clariant’s North American Functional Chemicals Division has appointed Harris & Ford, LLC as the new distributor of its personal care ingredients in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, western New York, western…


  • Cognis Forms Separate Oleochemicals Business

    December 9, 2005
    The U.S.-based Oleochemicals business and manufacturing activities of fatty acid, glycerine and ozone acids for Cognis Corporation is now a separate legal entity known as Cognis Oleochemicals LLC. The newly formed organization is a wholly owned corpo…


  • Croda Opens New Distribution Center

    December 9, 2005
    Croda Inc. opened its new distribution center in Beech Creek, PA. The new warehouse serves as the logistical center for storage and distribution of domestic and imported products, formerly located in the manufacturing facility in Mill Hall, PA. The 9…


  • The Fragrance Foundation Offers Program Twice a Year

    December 9, 2005
    The Fragrance Foundation is now offering its online certification program for sales specialists twice a year, in the fall and in the winter. The fall program will run from August 1-October 31, 2005. The winter program will run from January 2-March 1,…


  • Top Scientist Opens Chemical Consulting Firm

    December 9, 2005
    Norman Milstein, a scientist in American and international corporations, has opened ChemResults, Ltd., a chemical consulting firm. Dr. Milstein’s expertise includes oleochemicals, surfactants, biodiesel, sterols, nutraceuticals and cosmetic int…


  • Avons Susan J. Kropf To Deliver HBA Keynote

    December 9, 2005
    Susan J. Kropf, president and chief operating officer of Avon Products, Inc. will deliver the keynote address at HBA Health & Beauty America, which is being held Sept. 27-29 in New York City. According to Jack Gonzalez, group show director of bea…


  • Secma Changes Name

    December 9, 2005
    Secma Biotechnologies Marines has changed its name to BiotechMarine. According to the company, the main goal of the change was to shorten the company name while keeping its identity. There was no structural change involved. The address remains the sa…


  • Ralph Engel Dies at 72

    December 9, 2005
    Ralph Engel, former president of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, then known as the Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association (CSMA), died of cancer at 72 on May 5, 2005. He retired from CSMA in December 1999. During the 25 years he…


  • Seppic Celebrates 15 Years

    December 9, 2005
    Seppic Inc. commemorated its 15th anniversary with a celebration consisting of business meetings and evening events. Company members were treated to the Broadway show Chicago, followed by a dinner in New York City. The event also marked the retiremen…


  • Desert Whale Announces European Distributors

    December 9, 2005
    Desert Whale Jojoba Company, Tucson, AZ, has formed multiple new partnerships with European distributors of fine cosmetic raw materials. AWL Kemi ApS, Denmark; AWL Kjemi AS, Norway; SWL Scandinavia AB, Sweden; AWL Kemia Oy, Finland; Streuli, Switzerl…


  • Chemir Offers Expanded Capabilities

    December 9, 2005
    Chemir Analytical Services, Maryland Heights, MO, has doubled its capabilities for materials characterization with the addition of a 500 MHz NMR Spectrometer. This high-field NMR provides higher resolution for structural elucidation, characterization…


  • Arch Personal Care Launches New Preservatives

    December 9, 2005
    Arch Personal Care has introduced two new globally approved patent pending systems, Mikrokill PCC and Mikrokill COS and re-introduced two existing products, Biovert and Cosmocil CQ, which recently became part of the company’s new preservation p…


  • Dunleary Gains Two Manufacturers

    December 9, 2005
    Dunleary, Inc., Baltimore, MD, was cho- sen to be the distributor by two manufacturers. Buckman Laboratories chose the company as its distributor in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern U.S. Buckman Laboratories manufactures specialty chemicals for aqu…


  • COSi Limited Expands In UK and U.S.

    December 9, 2005
    UK-based COSi Limited (Creative Outsourcing Solutions International) is building a new product innovation center in the UK. Scheduled to open this summer, the new center, employing 20 R&D managers, technical managers, development scientists and m…