Industry News

  • Ralph Engel Dies at 72

    December 9, 2005
    Ralph Engel, former president of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, then known as the Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association (CSMA), died of cancer at 72 on May 5, 2005. He retired from CSMA in December 1999. During the 25 years he…


  • Seppic Celebrates 15 Years

    December 9, 2005
    Seppic Inc. commemorated its 15th anniversary with a celebration consisting of business meetings and evening events. Company members were treated to the Broadway show Chicago, followed by a dinner in New York City. The event also marked the retiremen…


  • Desert Whale Announces European Distributors

    December 9, 2005
    Desert Whale Jojoba Company, Tucson, AZ, has formed multiple new partnerships with European distributors of fine cosmetic raw materials. AWL Kemi ApS, Denmark; AWL Kjemi AS, Norway; SWL Scandinavia AB, Sweden; AWL Kemia Oy, Finland; Streuli, Switzerl…


  • Chemir Offers Expanded Capabilities

    December 9, 2005
    Chemir Analytical Services, Maryland Heights, MO, has doubled its capabilities for materials characterization with the addition of a 500 MHz NMR Spectrometer. This high-field NMR provides higher resolution for structural elucidation, characterization…


  • Arch Personal Care Launches New Preservatives

    December 9, 2005
    Arch Personal Care has introduced two new globally approved patent pending systems, Mikrokill PCC and Mikrokill COS and re-introduced two existing products, Biovert and Cosmocil CQ, which recently became part of the company’s new preservation p…


  • Dunleary Gains Two Manufacturers

    December 9, 2005
    Dunleary, Inc., Baltimore, MD, was cho- sen to be the distributor by two manufacturers. Buckman Laboratories chose the company as its distributor in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern U.S. Buckman Laboratories manufactures specialty chemicals for aqu…


  • COSi Limited Expands In UK and U.S.

    December 9, 2005
    UK-based COSi Limited (Creative Outsourcing Solutions International) is building a new product innovation center in the UK. Scheduled to open this summer, the new center, employing 20 R&D managers, technical managers, development scientists and m…


  • 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…