Industry News

  • Murads Detox treatment Wins 2005 Innovator of the Year

    December 9, 2005
    The Independent Cosmetic Manfacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) presented Murad’s CitySkin Detox Treatment with the 2005 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year award (CITY) for best skin care product innovation. The product is designed to detoxify and n…


  • FCI Changes Name to Fuji Health Science

    December 9, 2005
    Charles DePrince, president of FCI Health Science, Inc. announced that, effective immediately, Mt. Laurel, NJ-based FCI Health Science, Inc. will be known as Fuji Health Science, Inc. According to Mr. DePrince, “It is a simple name change…


  • Gap Partners With Inter Parfums

    December 9, 2005
    Gap Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with Inter Parfums Inc. to design andmanufacture personal care products under the Gap and Banana Republic brands. "Personal care products are a natural extension of our brands and represent an organic…


  • DMI Expands Plant

    December 9, 2005
    DMI has completed an expansion of its Wharton, NJ headquarters to 275,000 square feet in order to manufacture, fill and package water-based products. The growth of the company’s facilities includes an additional research and development…


  • Thomas Florio To Be honored by Fragrance Foundation

    December 9, 2005
    The Fragrance Foundation’s board of directors will honor Thomas A. Florio, vice president and publisher of Vogue, at the Circle of Champions dinner, to be held Oct. 18 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. The award is presented to an indiv…


  • Samuel Rosen Award Calls for Nominations

    December 9, 2005
    The AOCS has called for nominations for the Samuel Rosen award, designed to encourage the application of scientific principles in industrial research, specifically the application of the principles of surfactant chemistry. The contribution may be in…


  • Parlux Announces GUESS? Launch a Success

    December 9, 2005
    Parlux Fragrances, Inc. announced that the recent launch of the new GUESS? fragrance line for women has been a resounding success at retail, exceeding the company’s expectations. The product line, launched in 2,025 department store doors in th…


  • U.S. Pigment Demand To Reach $3.4 Billion in 2009

    December 9, 2005
    Demand in the U.S. for color pigments, including inorganic, organic and specialty types, is forecast to increase 5.2% per year to $3.4 billion in 2009, driven by above average gains in high performance organic pigments, and various specialty types.…


  • P&G Sponsors Laundry Research

    December 9, 2005
    University of Florida researchers have developed a compound that forces clothes in the spin cycle to shed 20% more water than they normally would, which could lead to savings in energy and time spent doing laundry. The results of the research, spons…


  • Men Spur New Skin Care Products

    December 9, 2005
    Men are becoming more concerned with their appearance, driving up sales of male skin care products and sparking the development of new lines in the process. While dismissed in some quarters as a metrosexual fad when it first surfaced in the late 1990…


  • The Candle Ranks as No. 14 Most Important Tool

    December 9, 2005
    Forbes.com readers, editors and a panel of experts rank the candle as the 14th most important tool of all time, in terms of its impact on human civilization. For millennia, the candle has driven progress, allowing users to extend productive hours bey…


  • Symrise Consolidates, Restructures Divisions

    December 9, 2005
    Symrise has restructured two divisions for greater efficiency. The company has reorganized its global, regional and local fragrance management teams to provide increased resources for the local and regional markets in the household and laundry produc…


  • CasChem Announces ISO 9001:2000 Registration

    December 9, 2005
    Bayonne, NJ-based CasChem, a division of Rutherford Chemicals LLC, announced its ISO 9001:2000 registration. SGS Registration Services performed the assessment with the registration scope covering “the manufacturing of specialty chemicals, excl…


  • Lonza Receives Innovation Award

    December 9, 2005
    Lonza was the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2005 Personal Care Chemicals & Intermediates Technology Innovation of the Year award for the development of Natrulon DermaSphere oleosome technology, which it developed in conjunction with S…


  • Crompton Sells Refined Products Business

    December 9, 2005
    Crompton Corporation sold its refined product business to Sun Capital Partners Group, Inc. The business will now operate as Sonneborn Refined Products, B.V. in Europe and Sonneborn, Inc. elsewhere around the globe. Included in the sale are facilities…