Industry News

  • Fitzchem Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • Arkema To Expand Hydrogen Peroxide Capacity

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • CTFA To Hold Science Seminars in New Jersey

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • Novel Natural Ingredients from Croda

    December 9, 2005
    U.S. consumers are more health conscious than ever before. They want to feel better, live longer, and look younger. Not only are consumers more in tune with their own welfare, they are also concerned with the welfare of others. As a result, manufactu…


  • National Starch And Acupac Form Alliance

    December 9, 2005
    National Starch Personal Care, Bridgewater, NJ, and Acupac Packaging, Inc., Mahwah, NJ, have announced the formation of a manufacturing and marketing alliance that will focus on the commercialization of dissolvable film technology as a delivery platf…


  • ICMAD Names Cosmetic Innovators of the Year

    December 9, 2005
    Nine member companies of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) were recognized for their innovative products, package designs and marketing ideas with the association’s second annual CITY awards for Cosmeti…


  • Uniqema Addresses Formulation of the Future

    December 9, 2005
    At SCC Supplier’s Day 2005, Uniqema focused on personal care ingredients and technology that will comprise what the company calls the “formulation of the future.” Company executives pointed to a number of trends that are affecting t…


  • 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…