Industry News


  • SDA/CCSPA Announces Fall Conference Lineup

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Intertech Holds Hair Color Global Forum 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…
    12.09.05

  • Special M&A Session To Be Held at HBA

    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&…
    12.09.05

  • SOCMA and ACS Host Golf Tournament

    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…
    12.09.05

  • YG Labs Names New Representatives

    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…
    12.09.05

  • NJ PEC To Host Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Markham Prestige Acquires Alterna

    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.…
    12.09.05

  • Disperse Group Acquires Woods of Windsor Group

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Uniqema Addresses Formulation of the Future

    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…
    12.09.05

  • ICMAD Names Cosmetic Innovators of the Year

    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…
    12.09.05

  • National Starch And Acupac Form Alliance

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Novel Natural Ingredients from Croda

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Avons Susan J. Kropf To Deliver HBA Keynote

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Top Scientist Opens Chemical Consulting Firm

    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…
    12.09.05

  • The Fragrance Foundation Offers Program Twice a Year

    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,…
    12.09.05

  • Croda Opens New Distribution Center

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Cognis Forms Separate Oleochemicals Business

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Clariant Appoints Harris & Ford

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Monell Chemical Center Receives Contribution

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Alzo Acquires Trivent Chemical

    Alzo International Incorporated, Sayreville, NJ, has acquired Trivent Chemical Company, a privately owned Princeton, NJ-based supplier of specialty esters, solvents, sunscreens and naturally derived products for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical indust…
    12.09.05