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  • Marietta Acquires PAC

    Marietta Acquires PAC ● Marietta Corp. has acquired Packaging Advantage Corp. (PAC). The combined operation will have over 1,500 employees and one million square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, with locations in Cortland, NY, O…
    01.10.06

  • Essential Ingredients Expands Partnership

    Essential Ingredients Expands Partnership ● Essential Ingredients, Inc., has extended its partnership with Hercules, Inc.’s Aqualon Division and Wacker Silicones personal care products into the northeastern U.S. The Buford, GA-base…
    01.10.06

  • 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

  • ExTracts 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