Industry News

  • Chattem Chemicals Offers Hamposyl Surfactants

    December 9, 2005
    Chattem Chemicals, Inc., Chattanooga, TN, has acquired the Hamposyl specialty product line from Hampshire Chemical, Inc., a Dow Chemical Comp- any subsidiary. Chattem Chemicals will offer the same extended range of products meeting the specifications…


  • OSG Purchases Tiro Equipment Assets

    December 9, 2005
    Outsourcing Services Group, LLC (OSG), Woodcliff Lake, NJ, a contract formulator and manufacturer to the personal care, color cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, purchased all of the assets of Tiro Industries, LLC, Fridley, MN. Prior to filing f…


  • Dow Chemical To Build Production Unit in Texas

    December 9, 2005
    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, announced plans to build a new phenolic glycol ether production unit in Freeport, TX. The new unit, which is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2006, will replace the existing facility in Midland,…


  • Ecolab Expands Ecologic Product Line

    December 9, 2005
    Ecolab, Inc. has significantly expanded its Ecologic Environmentally Responsible Cleaning program. The expanded offering sets Ecolab apart from the competition by providing green product alternatives in warewashing, laundry and housekeeping applicati…


  • Gillette Contests Massachusetts Subpoena

    December 9, 2005
    Gillette filed an action contesting the subpoena issued by Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin requesting information related to its planned acquisition by Procter & Gamble. Gillette is also seeking a declaration by a court…


  • CIR Publishes Safety Assessment Compendium

    December 9, 2005
    The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) published its 2005 CIR Compendium, which contains concise information on more than 1,200 safety assessments of individual cosmetic ingredients. It identifies 694 ingredients found safe for use in cosmetic formulat…


  • International Cosmetic Conference To Be Held in China

    December 9, 2005
    The third annual International Cosmetic & Personal Care Symposium will be held July 8-10 at the Jinyue Center in Dalian, China. The event offers attendees an opportunity to network with industry leaders, learn about the latest technology and prod…


  • Howard Murad Receives Spa Finders Visionary Award

    December 9, 2005
    Spa Finder, Inc.’s Visionary award was presented to Dr. Howard Murad, chief executive officer and founder of Murad, Inc. and the Murad Medical Spa, for his breakthrough work in the area of antioxidant/anti-aging skin care and his seminal role…


  • Ciba Honors Exemplary Teaching

    December 9, 2005
    The Ciba Specialty Chemicals Foundation honored two teachers and two principals at the National Science Teachers Association’s convention in Dallas, TX. The awards were presented to elementary, middle and high school science teachers and princi…


  • Appeals Court Affirms Playtex Decision Against P&G

    December 9, 2005
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the Federal District Court’s decision in favor of Playtex in their suit against Procter & Gamble for false advertising. Playtex brought the case to Federal District court in 2003 challenging…


  • BioChemica International Announces Relocation

    December 9, 2005
    BioChemica International relocated its offices and warehouse facilities to Melbourne, FL. The move places the company’s business offices, laboratories and warehouse facilities under one roof, which will enhance the service and response time for…


  • Household Products Book Now Available in English

    December 9, 2005
    “Household Cleaning, Care and Maintenance Products,” written by Hermann G. Hauthal and Günter Wagner, is now available in an updated English version adapted to the international markets from the German original, which was published i…


  • Fashion Group International Presents Rising Star Awards

    December 9, 2005
    Fashion Group International honored eight individuals for their innovation, creativity and accomplishments by presenting them with the Rising Star award. The winners included Nicole Howard, Origins, The Estée Lauder Group, in the beauty/fragra…


  • Flavors of North America Announces Name Change

    December 9, 2005
    Flavors of North America, Carol Stream, IL, has changed its name to Fona International, Inc. The new name reflects Fona’s considerable growth in the international market during the past five years, according to company executives. Fona has offi…


  • Petroferm Merges Two Subsidiaries

    December 9, 2005
    Fernandina Beach, FL-based Petroferm, Inc. merged two of its subsidiaries, Lambent Technologies Corp. and Hansotech, Inc. Lambent Technol- ogies, a manufacturer of oleochemical derivatives for the personal care, pharmaceutical, industrial and food ma…