Industry News

  • Household Products Book Now Available in English

    December 9, 2005
    “Household Cleaning, Care and Maintenance Products,” written by Hermann G. Hauthal and Günter Wagner, is now available in an updated English version adapted to the international markets from the German original, which was published i…


  • Fashion Group International Presents Rising Star Awards

    December 9, 2005
    Fashion Group International honored eight individuals for their innovation, creativity and accomplishments by presenting them with the Rising Star award. The winners included Nicole Howard, Origins, The Estée Lauder Group, in the beauty/fragra…


  • Flavors of North America Announces Name Change

    December 9, 2005
    Flavors of North America, Carol Stream, IL, has changed its name to Fona International, Inc. The new name reflects Fona’s considerable growth in the international market during the past five years, according to company executives. Fona has offi…


  • Petroferm Merges Two Subsidiaries

    December 9, 2005
    Fernandina Beach, FL-based Petroferm, Inc. merged two of its subsidiaries, Lambent Technologies Corp. and Hansotech, Inc. Lambent Technol- ogies, a manufacturer of oleochemical derivatives for the personal care, pharmaceutical, industrial and food ma…


  • Engelhard Gets Majority Stake in Coletica, S.A.

    December 9, 2005
    Engelhard Corporation acquired a majority stake in Coletica, S.A., a developer of performance-based skin care compounds and related technologies for the cosmetic and personal care industries. Engelhard purchased 78% of Coletica’s shares, which…


  • Ciba Acquires Metasheen Line of Pigments

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • Airspray Announces 2005 Formulation Challenge

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • IFF Reveals Five Faces of China

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • ICMAD To Present CITY Awards

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • Dow Evaluates Options For Ethanolamines

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • Continental Labs Announces Expansion

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • Cognis Invests in the U.S.

    December 2, 2005
    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…


  • Aveda Announces New Earth Month Campaign

    November 22, 2005
    Save Our Power Plants, Aveda’s Earth Month campaign for April 2005, is focused on the protection of endangered and threatened species, specifically plants. The company is encouraging consumers to make a difference by signing a petition to suppo…


  • CP Kelco and Noviant Combine as One Business

    November 22, 2005
    CP Kelco and Noviant, part of the J.M. Huber Corporation, have joined together as one business under the CP Kelco name, headquartered in Chicago. Combining businesses allows customers to enjoy a broader global reach, increases technology resources an…


  • SDA Releases Principles For Sustainable Development

    November 22, 2005
    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…