Industry News


  • Gillette Contests Massachusetts Subpoena

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Ecolab Expands Ecologic Product Line

    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…
    12.09.05

  • Continental Labs Announces Expansion

    Continental Laboratories, Madrid, IA, has started a two-year expansion and remodeling project. The current production facilities allow for the filling of liquids, lotions, creams, gels and a variety of other product consistencies. Packaging equipment…
    12.09.05

  • Dow Evaluates Options For Ethanolamines

    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, is evaluating investment options for expansion and capacity to meet the growing global demand for its line of ethnolamines. The amines business is working with Union Carbide Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiar…
    12.09.05

  • ICMAD To Present CITY Awards

    The independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, Inc. (ICMAD) will present the 2005 Cosmetic Innovators of The Year (CITY) awards during the organization’s dinner and annual meeting June 16 in New York City. Six awards will be given to…
    12.09.05

  • IFF Reveals “Five Faces of China”

    In an ongoing effort to meet the needs of the Chinese market, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. conducted a comprehensive study to define the major population segments of China. IFF’s “Five Faces of China,” examines the e…
    12.09.05

  • Airspray Announces 2005 Formulation Challenge

    Airspray International is challenging man- ufacturers, contract packagers, distributors and formulators to unleash their creativity by taking part in the 2005 Airspray Formulation Challenge—a program designed to underscore the potential of the…
    12.09.05

  • Ciba Acquires Metasheen Line of Pigments

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals is complementing its range of pigments through the acquisition of the high-reflectance aluminum Metasheen line from Wolsten-holme International Limited, Black-burn, UK. The transaction includes the manufacturing facilities…
    12.09.05

  • Cognis Invests in the U.S.

    At a time when fewer plants are coming on-line in the U.S. and more manufacturing jobs are outsourced to emerging markets, Cognis is bucking the trend by opening new facilities in the U.S. to serve its household and personal care customers better and…
    12.02.05

  • Cognis Invests in U.S. Manufacturing Operations

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Lemonade and Laundry Detergent

    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.…
    11.22.05

  • Pentapharm Integrates Alpaflor SA Into its Cosmetics Division

    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…
    11.22.05

  • CPMA Holds International Color Pigments Conference

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Ajinomoto Appoints Chemtec as Distributor

    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…
    11.22.05

  • James Robinson Ltd. Names Tri-K Exclusive Distributor

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Noveon Appoints Lipscomb Distributor

    Noveon, Inc. appointed Lipscomb Chemical Company as distributor for its methyl glucoside derivatives, formulation additives and lanolin and lanolin derivatives to the personal care industry. The Lipscomb Chemical territory includes California, Nevada…
    11.22.05

  • Actives International Opens New Headquarters

    Actives International opened headquarters in Allendale, NJ. The larger facility allows the company to provide its growing customer base with comprehensive inventory management services, quality control and sampling services from one location. The new…
    11.22.05

  • Lubrizol Closes Doors Of UK Facility

    The Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, OH, has announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Bromborough, England. The facility produces additives for fuels and engine oil lubricants and specialty monomers. Production phase-out is planned to b…
    11.22.05

  • Creative Salon Concepts Partners With Rene Furterer

    Parsippany, NJ-based Creative Salon Concepts has entered into a distribution partnership with French company Pierre Fabre Laboratories to represent the Rene Furterer hair care brand. In a market previously handled directly by the manufacturer, Cre…
    11.22.05

  • SDA Releases Principles For Sustainable Development

    The Soap and Detergent Agency (SDA) unveiled its Principles for Sustainable Development, which were adopted by the SDA board of directors in November and publicly announced at SDA’s 2005 annual meeting and industry convention in January. &ldq…
    11.22.05