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  • Polysciences Doubles Capabilities With Acquisition of Dream Cosmetics

    Polysciences, Inc., a Warrington, PA, contract manufacturer and manufacturer of specialty chemicals and laboratory products, has acquired Dream Cosmetics, Inc., a contract manufacturer for the cosmetics industry located in Chatham, VA. The acquisitio…
    11.15.05

  • Degussa Acquires Risjads H2O2 Operations in Indonesia

    Degussa Corp. has purchased the hydro-gen peroxide assets of PT Risjad Brasali Peroxida from Risjad Brasali Industries, Jakarta, Indonesia. The new company, PT Degussa Peroxide Indonesia, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Degussa AG, Düsseldorf,…
    11.15.05

  • Chicago Perfumery, Soap and Extract Association Installs Board and Officers

    The Chicago Perfumery, Soap and Extract Association introduced its 2004 officers and board of directors Feb. 7 at the Wyndham Chicago Northwest hotel. Pictured: seated (l-r): Woody Walmsley, past president; Sheretha Lumpkins, director; Terry Addison,…
    11.15.05

  • Oxford Chemicals Appoints Charkit

    Effective March 1, Charkit Chemical Corp., Darien, CT, is the exclusive distributor within the NAFTA region of Oxford Chemicals’ aroma chemicals for the flavor and fragrance industry. The existing sales and distribution business of Oxford Chemi…
    11.15.05

  • Levlad Acquires Petal Fresh Pure from Enormarel

    Los Angeles-based Levlad Inc. acquired the Petal Fresh Pure line from Enormarel Inc. The Petal Fresh Pure line consists of affordable luxury body care products such as lotions, scrubs, body wash and foot care. “We are thrilled with the acquis…
    11.15.05

  • New Orleans is Site For AIChE Spring Meeting

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) 2004 spring national meeting is set for April 25-29 in New Orleans. James L. Gallogly, president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, will be the meeting’s…
    11.15.05

  • Tomah Names DoveChemCentral And RishiChem as Distributors

    Milton, WI-based Tomah has appointed DoveChemCentral and RishiChem as distributors for Tomah’s line of cationic and nonionic surfactants. As a non-exclusive distributor, DoveChemCentral Pte Ltd. will service China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapo…
    11.15.05

  • Fantastic Sams Partners With Locks of Love

    In honor of its 30th anniversary, Fantastic Sams aims to break its record for charitable giving, according to company executives. For the past three years, Fantastic Sams has partnered with Locks of Love, a national non-profit organization that h…
    11.15.05

  • ISP Acquires Red Carnation Gums

    Wayne, NJ-based International Specialty Products’ (ISP) subsidiary, ISP Food Specialties UK Ltd., acquired the business and assets of Red Carnation Gums Ltd. (RCG), excluding its tea warehousing business. RCG’s headquarters and manufactu…
    11.15.05

  • TRI Princeton Organizes Hair Science Conference

    TRI Princeton announced a call for parti- cipation for the First International Conference on Applied Hair Science. The conference is set to take place June 9-10 at the Conference Center of the New Jersey Hospital Association, Princeton, NJ. The wor…
    11.15.05

  • Bayer AG Will Launch New Company

    Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, plans to place a large part of its chemicals business and some actives of Bayer MaterialScience into a new company named Lanxess, which will then be floated on the stock market, according to executives. The name Lanxes…
    11.15.05

  • Color Cosmetics Summit Is Set for October in Paris

    Intertech’s fourth annual decorative cos- metics conference, the Color Cosmetics World Summit, will be held at the Hotel Concorde La Fayette in Paris Oct. 4-6. Ed Faulkner of Sun Chemical will be the conference chair. “Conference sessio…
    11.15.05

  • DuPont Calls for Entries For Packaging Awards

    In cooperation with Campden and Chorley-wood Food Research Association, Gloucestershire, UK and the National Food Processors Association, Washing-ton, DC, DuPont has announced its call for entries for the 17th DuPont Awards for Innovation in Packagin…
    11.15.05

  • SOSI Holds Sense of Smell Day

    The Sense of Smell Institute (SOSI) has selected six children’s museums and science centers to participate in its 11th annual National Sense of Smell Day on April 17. The museums are the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix; the John P. McGovern Mu…
    11.15.05

  • Marietta Adds Retail Filling Line

    Marietta Corp., Cortland, NY, has added a new retail filling line to its bulk manufacturing and retail filling facility. The high-speed filling line will be up and running this spring, executives said. The high-speed rotary filler is capable of run…
    11.15.05

  • Hercules Sells Minority Share to J.M. Huber

    Hercules Inc. will sell its minority position in CP Kelco to J.M. Huber Corp. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close during the first quarter of this year. “In terms of our day-to-day operations, this announ…
    11.15.05

  • Terry Laboratories Earns USDA/IFOAM Certification

    Terry Laboratories, Melbourne, FL, offers a complete line of 100% USDA (nop)/IFOAM certified aloe vera. Executives said the company is the first aloe vera manufacturer to offer a full line of aloe vera products including both fillet and whole leaf po…
    11.15.05

  • Run/Walk for Charity Planned for In-Cosmetics

    Milan’s largest park, Parco Sempione, will serve as the site of the Uniqema-sponsored New Ideas 5K Run/Walk for Charity, to be held April 28. The Run/Walk takes place during In-Cosmetics, set for April 27-29. “Not only is Parco Sempione…
    11.15.05

  • Univera To Relocate To Lacey, Washington

    Univera Inc., the holding company for its U.S. operations including Aloecorp Inc., Oasis Wellness Network and Unigen Pharmaceuticals Inc., will relocate to a new corporate facility in Lacey, WA on July 1. The U.S. companies will be housed under one…
    11.15.05

  • SOCMA Launches New Industry Service

    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) announced plans to provide a novel regulatory service to companies introducing new chemicals to the marketplace. The service, PMNPro, allows companies to select the services they need…
    11.15.05