Industry News


  • Engelhard Gets Majority Stake in Coletica, S.A.

    Engelhard Corporation acquired a majority stake in Coletica, S.A., a developer of performance-based skin care compounds and related technologies for the cosmetic and personal care industries. Engelhard purchased 78% of Coletica’s shares, which…
    12.09.05

  • Petroferm Merges Two Subsidiaries

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Flavors of North America Announces Name Change

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Fashion Group International Presents Rising Star Awards

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Household Products Book Now Available in English

    “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…
    12.09.05

  • BioChemica International Announces Relocation

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Appeals Court Affirms Playtex Decision Against P&G

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Ciba Honors Exemplary Teaching

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Howard Murad Receives Spa Finder’s Visionary Award

    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…
    12.09.05

  • International Cosmetic Conference To Be Held in China

    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…
    12.09.05

  • CIR Publishes Safety Assessment Compendium

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Gillette Contests Massachusetts Subpoena

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Ecolab Expands Ecologic Product Line

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Continental Labs Announces Expansion

    Continental Laboratories, Madrid, IA, has started a two-year expansion and remodeling project. The current production facilities allow for the filling of liquids, lotions, creams, gels and a variety of other product consistencies. Packaging equipment…
    12.09.05

  • Dow Evaluates Options For Ethanolamines

    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, is evaluating investment options for expansion and capacity to meet the growing global demand for its line of ethnolamines. The amines business is working with Union Carbide Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiar…
    12.09.05

  • ICMAD To Present CITY Awards

    The independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, Inc. (ICMAD) will present the 2005 Cosmetic Innovators of The Year (CITY) awards during the organization’s dinner and annual meeting June 16 in New York City. Six awards will be given to…
    12.09.05

  • IFF Reveals “Five Faces of China”

    In an ongoing effort to meet the needs of the Chinese market, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. conducted a comprehensive study to define the major population segments of China. IFF’s “Five Faces of China,” examines the e…
    12.09.05

  • Airspray Announces 2005 Formulation Challenge

    Airspray International is challenging man- ufacturers, contract packagers, distributors and formulators to unleash their creativity by taking part in the 2005 Airspray Formulation Challenge—a program designed to underscore the potential of the…
    12.09.05

  • Ciba Acquires Metasheen Line of Pigments

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals is complementing its range of pigments through the acquisition of the high-reflectance aluminum Metasheen line from Wolsten-holme International Limited, Black-burn, UK. The transaction includes the manufacturing facilities…
    12.09.05

  • Cognis Invests in the U.S.

    At a time when fewer plants are coming on-line in the U.S. and more manufacturing jobs are outsourced to emerging markets, Cognis is bucking the trend by opening new facilities in the U.S. to serve its household and personal care customers better and…
    12.02.05