Industry News

  • Degussa Opens New Plant

    December 9, 2005
    Degussa Corporation, Parsippany, NJ, began operation of a new plant for the manufacture of Aerosil fumed silica dispersions, which are marketed under the Aerodisp trademark. The plant, which is part of Degussa’s production site in Mobile, AL, m…


  • Energizer Wins Preliminary Junction Over Gillette

    December 9, 2005
    A U.S. district court judge in Connecticut has granted the Schick-Wilkerson Sword subsidiary of Energizer Holdings Inc. a preliminary injunction against alleged false advertising claims by The Gillette Co. for its M3Power razor. According to Energi…


  • Dow Chemical To Build Production Unit in Texas

    December 9, 2005
    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, announced plans to build a new phenolic glycol ether production unit in Freeport, TX. The new unit, which is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2006, will replace the existing facility in Midland,…


  • OSG Purchases Tiro Equipment Assets

    December 9, 2005
    Outsourcing Services Group, LLC (OSG), Woodcliff Lake, NJ, a contract formulator and manufacturer to the personal care, color cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, purchased all of the assets of Tiro Industries, LLC, Fridley, MN. Prior to filing f…


  • Chattem Chemicals Offers Hamposyl Surfactants

    December 9, 2005
    Chattem Chemicals, Inc., Chattanooga, TN, has acquired the Hamposyl specialty product line from Hampshire Chemical, Inc., a Dow Chemical Comp- any subsidiary. Chattem Chemicals will offer the same extended range of products meeting the specifications…


  • COSi Limited Expands In UK and U.S.

    December 9, 2005
    UK-based COSi Limited (Creative Outsourcing Solutions International) is building a new product innovation center in the UK. Scheduled to open this summer, the new center, employing 20 R&D managers, technical managers, development scientists and m…


  • Dunleary Gains Two Manufacturers

    December 9, 2005
    Dunleary, Inc., Baltimore, MD, was cho- sen to be the distributor by two manufacturers. Buckman Laboratories chose the company as its distributor in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern U.S. Buckman Laboratories manufactures specialty chemicals for aqu…


  • Arch Personal Care Launches New Preservatives

    December 9, 2005
    Arch Personal Care has introduced two new globally approved patent pending systems, Mikrokill PCC and Mikrokill COS and re-introduced two existing products, Biovert and Cosmocil CQ, which recently became part of the company’s new preservation p…


  • Chemir Offers Expanded Capabilities

    December 9, 2005
    Chemir Analytical Services, Maryland Heights, MO, has doubled its capabilities for materials characterization with the addition of a 500 MHz NMR Spectrometer. This high-field NMR provides higher resolution for structural elucidation, characterization…


  • Desert Whale Announces European Distributors

    December 9, 2005
    Desert Whale Jojoba Company, Tucson, AZ, has formed multiple new partnerships with European distributors of fine cosmetic raw materials. AWL Kemi ApS, Denmark; AWL Kjemi AS, Norway; SWL Scandinavia AB, Sweden; AWL Kemia Oy, Finland; Streuli, Switzerl…


  • Seppic Celebrates 15 Years

    December 9, 2005
    Seppic Inc. commemorated its 15th anniversary with a celebration consisting of business meetings and evening events. Company members were treated to the Broadway show Chicago, followed by a dinner in New York City. The event also marked the retiremen…


  • Ralph Engel Dies at 72

    December 9, 2005
    Ralph Engel, former president of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, then known as the Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association (CSMA), died of cancer at 72 on May 5, 2005. He retired from CSMA in December 1999. During the 25 years he…


  • Secma Changes Name

    December 9, 2005
    Secma Biotechnologies Marines has changed its name to BiotechMarine. According to the company, the main goal of the change was to shorten the company name while keeping its identity. There was no structural change involved. The address remains the sa…


  • 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…


  • 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…