Industry News

  • Essential Ingredients Expands Partnership

    January 10, 2006
    Essential Ingredients Expands Partnership ● Essential Ingredients, Inc., has extended its partnership with Hercules, Inc.’s Aqualon Division and Wacker Silicones personal care products into the northeastern U.S. The Buford, GA-base…


  • Akzo Nobel Closes

    January 10, 2006
    Akzo Nobel Closes Surfactants Site in U.S. ● Akzo Nobel, Arnhem, the Netherlands, will close the McCook plant operated by its surfactants business near Chicago. A project has transferred production to some of the company’s other U.…


  • Chemir Receives

    January 10, 2006
    Chemir Receives St. Louis Top 50 Award ● For the ninth year in a row, Chemir Analytical Services has been recognized for its rapid growth and contributions to the greater St. Louis area. The Greater St. Louis Top 50 Award was presented b…


  • Borba Appoints Chairman Receives Funding

    January 10, 2006
    Borba Appoints Chairman, Receives Funding ● Borba, a Beverly Hills-based nutraceutical and cosmeceutical company, announced that Brad Greenspan has joined the company as chairman of the board and has invested more than $3 million dollars…


  • Jonathan Antin Launches Jonathan product

    January 10, 2006
    Jonathan Antin Launches Jonathan|product ● Jonathan Antin, celebrity hairstylist and star of Bravo’s hit TV series Blow Out, introduced his hair care line, Jonathan|product. The four-tiered collection consists of shampoo, conditione…


  • Greentech Forms U.S. Subsidary

    January 10, 2006
    Greentech Forms U.S. Subsidiary ● Greentech S.A., Saint-Beauzire, France recently formed its U.S. subsidiary Greentech USA, Inc. It will allow Greentech to be directly present with its customers and more active in the development of new…


  • Inside Beauty Debuts at Javitz Center

    January 10, 2006
    Inside Beauty Debuts at Javitz Center ● More than 2,700 spectators around the world attended Inside Beauty, which was held Sept. 27-29, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. Inside Beauty is a new professional trade show…


  • Stayfree Partners With Dress for Success

    January 10, 2006
    Stayfree Partners With Dress for Success ● In the shared interest of empowering women to live better, more confident lives, Stayfree has announced a partnership with Dress for Success, the non-profit organization that helps economically…


  • Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

    January 10, 2006
    l Church & Dwight Co., Inc. announced that it has completed its purchase of the SpinBrush toothbrush business from Procter & Gamble. Church & Dwight paid $75 million in cash at closing, plus an inventory settlement amount following…


  • Playtex Products

    January 10, 2006
    Playtex Products Sells Non-Core Brands l Playtex Products, Inc. announced that it has sold its non-core brand assets including Baby Magic, Mr. Bubble, Ogilvie, Binaca, Dorothy Gray, Dentax, Tek, Tussy, Chubs and Better Off. The brands were sold…


  • Scott's Liquid Gold

    January 10, 2006
    Scott’s Liquid Gold Reports 3Q Results l Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets household and skin care products, announced that for the three months ended September 30, 2005, the company reported a net in…


  • Cognis Reports Sales Increase For Nine Months of 2005

    January 10, 2006
    Cognis Reports Sales Increase For First Nine Months of 2005 l Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis achieved net external sales of $2.8 billion in the first nine months of 2005. Comments Cognis chief executive officer Antonio Trius, “F…


  • P&G Lifts Second

    January 10, 2006
    P&G Lifts Second Quarter Expectations l Consumer products company Procter &  Gamble Co. raised its profit expectations for its fiscal second quarter, saying it sees earnings coming in at the higher end of its previous outlook…


  • Blyth Reports Higher

    January 10, 2006
    Blyth Reports Higher Third Quarter Sales l Blyth Inc. reported that net sales for the third quarter ended Oct. 31, 2005 increased approximately 1% to $444.5 million compared with $439.4 million a year earlier. Operating profit for the quarter dec…


  • CTFA To Hold Science Seminars in New Jersey

    December 9, 2005
    The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) will hold four consecutive day-long science seminars in November at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. The seminars will be held November 8-11 and are open to CTFA members…