Industry News

  • James Robinson Ltd. Names Tri-K Exclusive Distributor

    November 22, 2005
    James Robinson Ltd. appointed Tri-K Industries, Inc. its exclusive distributor for Jarocol hair dye products in North America. The distribution of the Jarocol range of hair dyes was formerly handled by Keystone Aniline Corporation, which will remain…


  • Ajinomoto Appoints Chemtec as Distributor

    November 22, 2005
    The specialty chemical division of Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc., Paramus, NJ, appointed Chemtec Chemical Company, Chatsworth, CA, as its newest distributor. According to company executives, Chemtec was selected because of its outstanding customer service a…


  • CPMA Holds International Color Pigments Conference

    November 22, 2005
    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA), in conjunction with Rodman Publishing, will hold “Innovation in Color Technology” April 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore at the Inner Harbor. The conference will emphasize the…


  • Pentapharm Integrates Alpaflor SA Into its Cosmetics Division

    November 22, 2005
    Pentapharm, Basel, Switzerland, has integrated Alpaflor SA as a business unit into the cosmetics division of Pentapharm Ltd. In 1997, Pentapharm Holding acquired the Swiss company, which specializes in the development and production of extracts from…


  • Lemonade and Laundry Detergent

    November 22, 2005
    Jon Amdursky, manager, marketing communications, Crompton and SDA board member James L. Jackson, president, DeSoto, enjoy an ice cold drink at the Crompton lemonade stand during the Soap and Detergent Association annual meeting in Boca Raton.…


  • Cognis Invests in U.S. Manufacturing Operations

    November 22, 2005
    The Care Chemicals Division of Cognis Corp. has announced an expansion of its domestic U.S. manufacturing infrastructure. The existing esterification plant capability of the Cognis site in Mauldin, SC will be extended with an investment of more than…


  • Wessel Fragrances Expands and Relocates

    November 22, 2005
    Wessel Fragrances, Inc. has expanded and relocated its global manufacturing facility. The 40,000-square-foot facility houses the company’s manufacturing, quality control and purchasing divisions. The new address is 50 Furler St. Totowa, NJ 0751…


  • IntraPac Announces Salesperson of the Year

    November 22, 2005
    Jay Defenbaugh has been named IntraPac’s 2004 salesperson of the year. He has been with the Ontario, Canada-based company for 10 years, serving the midwest states and California. The award is based on Mr. Defenbaugh’s exceptional performa…


  • Solar Light Changes Locations

    November 22, 2005
    In order to support its expanding R&D and manufacturing operations, Glenside, PA-based Solar Light has moved to a larger facility. The company’s new address is 100 East Glenside Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038. Phone: (215) 517-8700; Fax: (215)…


  • Avanc Educator Receives Award For Volunteer Work

    November 22, 2005
    Avancé educator Denise Miele has been selected as the Look Good...Feel Better Certified Volunteer State Sunrise award winner for her participation in the national Look Good...Feel Better (LGFB) program. The free public service program, which b…


  • Harvest Partners Acquires Levlad, Inc. and Subsidiary

    November 22, 2005
    New York based-Harvest Partners, a private equity investment firm, has acquired Levlad, Inc. and its subsidiary, Arbonne International, Inc.—manufacturers and distributors of Nature’s Gate personal care products with combined net sales of…


  • Ecolab Acquires Water Care Company

    November 22, 2005
    Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, MN, has acquired Midland Research Laboratories, Inc., a Lenexa, KS-based provider of water treatment products, process chemicals and services for the commercial, institutional, industrial, food and sugar processing markets. Mi…


  • Croda Celebrates A Successful Year

    November 22, 2005
    Croda recently held a luncheon for employees to celebrate a successful 2004 and to thank them for their support and extra effort during the past few months. The company has been working on a change to a new business management system called SAP, whic…


  • Glenn Newman of Croda Dies at 62

    November 22, 2005
    Glenn Newman, vice president of sales for Croda, Inc., Edison, NJ, died unexpectedly on Dec. 3 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He was 62. Mr. Newman joined Croda in 1973 and was scheduled to retire at the end of December after serving mor…


  • Lonza Sells Plant

    November 22, 2005
    Lonza sold the assets of its Pasadena, Bayport, TX site to Gulf Bayport Chemicals (GBC), Houston, TX. Lonza remains committed to the diketene business and will continue to serve its customers from its plant in Visp, Switzerland. GBC was created in Ju…