Industry News

  • 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…


  • SDA/CCSPA Announces Fall Conference Lineup

    December 9, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA) will hold its fall conference Sept. 7-9, 2005 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Highlights of the event include a speech f…


  • Intertech Holds Hair Color Global Forum 2005

    December 9, 2005
    Intertech’s Hair Color Global Forum 2005 will be held at the Hotel Ambassadeur in Juan les Pins, France, Sept. 26-27. More than 125 marketing executives, dye scientists, production managers, formulators, analysts, regulatory experts and investo…


  • Special M&A Session To Be Held at HBA

    December 9, 2005
    A special session devoted entirely to mergers & acquisitions will be held Sept. 27 during HBA 2005 in New York City. The session will be chaired by industry consultant Colin Hession, who will address the do’s and don’t’s in M&…


  • SOCMA and ACS Host Golf Tournament

    December 9, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) will host a one-day golf tournament Sept. 14, 2005, following SOCMA’s corporate excellence conference in Philadelphia. The purpose of the t…


  • YG Labs Names New Representatives

    December 9, 2005
    CYG Laboratories has named Clarice Loiacono and Mark Clousson sales representatives in the Midwest. Based in Wheaton, IL, the team will oversee product sales, skin care education and signature skin care business/branding development for all salon and…


  • NJ PEC To Host Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet

    December 9, 2005
    The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJ PEC) will holds its annual scholarship awards dinner Sept. 15, 2005 at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, NJ. The event’s speaker will be Dr. Francis L. Lawrence, president emeritus and university…


  • Markham Prestige Acquires Alterna

    December 9, 2005
    The Markham Prestige Group (MPG) has acquired Alterna Professional Haircare company. The acquisition solidifies MPG’s goal of being the market leader in the exclusive prestige hair care category.…