Industry News


  • CP Kelco and Noviant Combine as One Business

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Aveda Announces New Earth Month Campaign

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Croda Celebrates A Successful Year

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Ecolab Acquires Water Care Company

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Harvest Partners Acquires Levlad, Inc. and Subsidiary

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Avanc Educator Receives Award For Volunteer Work

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Solar Light Changes Locations

    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)…
    11.22.05

  • IntraPac Announces Salesperson of the Year

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Wessel Fragrances Expands and Relocates

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Cibas Committed to HPC

    Some of the latest technology for the household and personal care (HPC) industry was on display when Ciba held a press event at its Tarrytown, NY facility on Dec. 1 and 2. Ciba executives and research chemists reviewed a variety of products and servi…
    11.22.05

  • National Starch Sells Vinamul Unit

    National Starch and Chemical, Bridgewater, NJ, a member of the ICI Group, has agreed to sell its U.S., Canadian and European Vinamul emulsion polymers business to Celanese, a global chemicals company, for $208 million. Vinamul is a supplier of specia…
    11.22.05

  • Kemin Foods Changes Name to Kemin Health

    Des Moines, IA-based Kemin Foods has changed its name to Kemin Health, L.C. to better describe the current and future strategic direction of its business. Kemin remains focused on creating, acquiring and deploying molecular solutions based on natural…
    11.22.05

  • ICMAD To Hold Cosmetic Forum

    The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) will host a new Cosmetic Technical/ Regulatory forum on Feb. 11 at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, NJ. The forum provides an opportunity to learn from recognized…
    11.22.05

  • Noveon Taps Cosmetochem

    Cosmetochem International, Ltd. has signed a contract with Noveon to be the exclusive distributor for the company’s botanical extracts and actives in the U.S. and Latin America, with the exceptions of Colombia and Chile…
    11.22.05

  • Akzo Picks Chemtec as West Coast Rep

    Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry LLC has selected Chemtec Chemical as its exclusive West Coast distributor for the personal care market. In addition to Akzo Nobel’s anionic surfactants that Chemtec has marketed in the past, the company will now pr…
    11.22.05

  • Palm-Oleo Selects Acme-Hardesty

    Palm-Oleo SDN BHD, Malaysia, appointed Acme-Hardesty Co. as the exclusive distributor of fatty acids and glycerin in the U.S. Palm-Oleo will utilize Acme-Hardesty’s extensive supply chain network to distribute bulk and packaged oleochemicals. M…
    11.22.05

  • Sunjin Selects Shamrock as Its U.S. Rep

    Sunjin Chemical Company, a manufacturer and provider of personal care raw materials in Korea, has appointed Shamrock Technologies, Inc., Newark, NJ, as its sales representative for the U.S. cosmetic market.…
    11.22.05

  • SDA Welcomes New Members

    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) recently added several companies to its membership. The new members include Gereke Chemicals, Inc., Pasadena, TX; Innophos, Inc., Cranbury, NJ; International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ; Kao Specialtie…
    11.22.05

  • Lonza Sells Plant

    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…
    11.22.05

  • Glenn Newman of Croda Dies at 62

    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…
    11.22.05