Industry News

  • OPI is No. 1 in Japan

    April 11, 2006
    l Crowned Number-One Nail Lacquer in Elle Japan, OPI Nomad’s Dream—a shimmering golden rose—nail enamel is longwearing and chip resistant. “It is an honor to win this award from Elle Japan,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann,…


  • Tide Celebrates

    April 11, 2006
    Approaching its 60th anniversary, Tide is launching a new campaign by Saatchi & Saatchi. The campaign will shift Tide’s message away from a traditional, benefits-driven approach to an emotional one. “We’ve taken Tide out of the…


  • Cargill Prepares to Launch Glycerin Business

    April 11, 2006
    Cargill is preparing to enter the global glycerin business as it gears up to open a 30-million-pound-per-year glycerin refinery in Iowa Falls, IA. The company is actively seeking customers for the product, which will be produced in a refinery adjacen…


  • PCMCs Technical Conference

    April 11, 2006
    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) announced that the Second Annual Nonwovens Converting Technical Conference will be held in Green Bay, WI, on June 14-15. According to a PCMC spokesman, the conference will showcase industry experts discussing…


  • ExTracts Attendance Increases

    April 11, 2006
    l New discoveries in beauty and wellness gained momentum with an increase in attendance at ExTracts. Nearly 3,000 buyers attended the show, an increase of almost 50% from August 2005. Buyers represented day spas, inns, resorts and mainstream retaile…


  • Vision 2006 Conference Exceeds Expectations

    April 11, 2006
    Vision 2006, the annual consumer products and nonwovens industry event, was held in Denver, CO. INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, organizer of the fifth annual event, reported that almost 400 attendees from around the world converge…


  • Chemir CEO Named Influential Minority Business Leaders

    April 11, 2006
    Shri Thanedar, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Chemir Analytical Services, has been recognized as one of St. Louis’ Most Influential Minority Business Leaders. The St. Louis Business Journal honors ethnic minorities who are making their mark…


  • 2006 Pigments Conference to be Held in Chicago

    March 9, 2006
    The 2006 CPMA International Color Pigments Conference, Color Pigments 2006—A Global Perspective, to be held April 18-20, 2006 at the Hotel InterContinental Chicago, Chicago. A Regulatory Forum will review international cosmetics regulation as w…


  • Ross Organics Opens Applications Lab

    March 9, 2006
    Ross Organic Specialty Sales, Inc., Signal Hill, CA, recently expanded its technical operations with the opening of a new applications laboratory. According to Ross executives, the new applications laboratory was opened in an effort to provide formul…


  • Fragrance Foundation Launches Advanced Certification Program

    March 9, 2006
    The Fragrance Foundation announced the launch of the Advanced Certification Program. Following their proven track record of increased fragrance sales, certified fragrance sales specialists now have the opportunity to broaden their skills and experti…


  • Airspray Announces Second Annual Formulation Challenge

    March 9, 2006
    Airspray International announced an international call for entries for the second annual Airspray Formulation Challenge, a program designed to unleash the creativity of product developers. This year, the challenge will address the potential of new i…


  • Toms of Maine Moves to

    March 9, 2006
    100% Renewable Wind Energy ● Tom’s of Maine announced that its manufacturing and fulfillment facility has moved to renewable wind energy. The change will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 million pounds per year, the equivalent of p…


  • Dermatologist Tests Sculptras Efficacy

    March 9, 2006
    Palm Beach, Florida-based dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer is launching a clinical study to test the efficacy of cosmetic filler Sculptra to treat acne and varicella (chicken pox) scars. According to Dr. Beer, 10 participants between the ages of 18 an…


  • Pro-Line Announces Hollywood Makeover

    March 9, 2006
    Pro-Line International is launching the TCB Makeover with a Star Sweepstakes in partnership with Sophisticate’s Black Hair. The Alberto-Culver subsidiary’s sweepstakes entitled, “Taking Care of Beauty” will be giving away 10 f…


  • Jafra Parties From the Heart

    March 9, 2006
    In celebration of Jafra Cosmetics International 50th Anniversary and National Women’s History Month, Jafra Independent Consultants in the U.S. will host “Beautiful Heart Pampering Parties” throughout the nation to benefit the Americ…