Industry News


  • Breeze Products Expands Manufacturing and Distribution Center

    Breeze Products, Largo, FL, added 4000 square feet to its manu- facturing and distribution center. The additional space allows expansion of the company’s quality control, microbiology and product development facilities. In addition, Breeze exp…
    11.15.05

  • Interim Marketing Services Are On a Growth Trend

    CPRi, a national firm that delivers interim marketing associates and specialized insourcing to Fortune 500 companies, has increased profits by more than 60% since last spring. This is part of a major growth trend in Fortune 500 companies using CPRi&r…
    11.15.05

  • Jacob Holm Industries Installs Spunlace Line

    Jacob Holm Industries, a producer of hydroentangled and composite nonwovens, announced plans to install “the most advanced spunlace line in the U.S.,” according to company executives. The 117-inch wide line will offer a 15K metric ton ann…
    11.15.05

  • Firmenich Contributes To Monell Center

    The Monell Chemical Senses Center, a taste, smell and chemo- sensory irritation research institute in Philadelphia, received a capital campaign contribution commitment of $500,000 from Firmenich Inc., Geneva, Switzerland. Monell’s goal is to r…
    11.15.05

  • Sasol Olefins Appoints Two New Distributors

    Sasol Olefins and Surfactants GmbH appointed two distributors to handle direct sales and market development of its specialty fatty acid esters, alcohols and surfactants to non-executive accounts in the personal care, pharmaceutical, food, flavor and…
    11.15.05

  • Hirschhorn & Young and The O Group Form Alliance

    Hirschhorn & Young Graphics has formed a strategic alliance with The O Group to deliver comprehensive marketing, branding, design and packaging solutions to the cosmetics, health and beauty, fragrance and over-the-counter (OTC) drug industries. H…
    11.15.05

  • Rockwood To Acquire Dynamit Nobel Businesses

    Rockwood Specialty Group Inc., Princeton, NJ, announced that it will acquire four businesses of Dynamit Nobel, Troisdorf, Germany, to form a new specialty chemicals group with combined revenue of $2.5 billion. Affiliates of Rockwood will acquire the…
    11.15.05

  • Degussas Thiourea Dioxide Business Bought by Wego

    Wego Chemical & Mineral Corp. purchased Degussa’s thiourea dioxide business, making Wego the largest producer and direct marketer of thiourea dioxide, according to executives. Wego assumes all of the business activities associated with the…
    11.15.05

  • SiberHegner North America Merges, Changes Name

    Following the merger of the SiberHegner Group and Diethelm Keller Services Asia Ltd. into DKSH Holding Ltd., SiberHegner North America has changed its name to DKSH North America Inc. DKSH’s expertise is in sourcing, marketing, logistics and d…
    11.15.05

  • Rudi Kovacko Is Distributor for Netzcsh

    Netzsch Inc., Exton, PA, appointed Rudi Kovacko & Associates Inc. as an authorized distributor for Netzsch Positive Displacement pumps. Rudi Kovacko & Associates distributes fluid handling equipment and markets pumps for various industries i…
    11.15.05

  • TSA Announces Award Winners At Symposium

    Members of The salon Association (TSA) were honored during TSA’s eight annual symposium in Orlando, Jan. 10-12 for contributions made during the year. Honorees included B. Matthew Fairfax and Keith McGlashan from James Alan Salon in Seattle,…
    11.15.05

  • Marketing Solutions Celebrates 13th Anniversary

    Marketing Solutions, Fairfax, VA, is a full-service marketing team specializing in the beauty care salon market. The company has catered to its clientele for 13 years. Marketing Solutions represents hair designers, aestheticians, salons, day spas, m…
    11.15.05

  • SOCMA Joins Alliance for Hazards Management

    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) signed an alliance agreement with the Occu-pational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Chemistry Council, the Center for Ch…
    11.15.05

  • Ineos Expands Silicas Capacity

    Ineos Silica announced invenstments to expand capacity and supply the growing markets for silica gels and polyolefin catalysts. The company will make expenditures in its Joliet, IL and Warrington, UK plants to increase capacity for key products in th…
    11.15.05

  • U.S. Cosmetics Represents Kokyu Alcohol Koyu

    U.S. Cosmetics Corp., Dayville, CT, is the new North American representative for Kokyu Alcohol Kogyu Co. Ltd. of Chiba, Japan. One major product to be featured by U.S. Cosmetics in its rollout of Kokyu Alcohol’s products is Risocast DA (hydroge…
    11.15.05

  • Eastman Appoints Team To Serve Nonwovens Market

    Kingsport, TN-based Eastman Chemical Company is expanding its focus on the nonwovens industry by appointing a team of textile chemical experts to serve the nonwovens market. The team, from Eastman’s textile chemical business unit, leverages t…
    11.15.05

  • Archway is Distributor For BASF in Midwest

    BASF, Mt. Olive, NJ, appointed Archway Sales Inc., St. Louis, MO, as a distributor for BASF’s performance chemicals for coatings, plastics and specialties in the Midwestern U.S. Archway’s distribution responsibilities include customers in…
    11.15.05

  • Gillette To Launch Two Oral-B Products

    The Gillette Company, Boston, MA, a glob-al leader in the $5 billion manual and power toothbrush market, will launch two new power rechargeable toothbrushes under its Oral-B banner. The new Oral-B Professional Care 8000 features rotating oscillation…
    11.15.05

  • Lubrizol To Acquire Noveon for $1.84 Billion

    Wickliffe, OH-based Lubrizol Corp. will purchase Cleveland-based Noveon International, Inc., for $1.84 billion. The proposed acquisition has been approved by the boards of both companies, and is subject to regulatory approval. Executives expect the…
    11.15.05

  • ISP Acquires Business Of Biochema Schwaben

    International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ, through its subsidiaries, has acquired the business of Biochema Schwaben. Biochema, a formulator of preservatives and biocides for industrial and personal care applications, currently has customers i…
    11.15.05