Industry News

  • IFF Contributes $500K  to Monell Center

    November 22, 2005
    The Monell Chemical Senses Center, a research institute dedicated to taste, smell and chemosensory irritation in Philadelphia, received a capital campaign contribution commitment of $500,000 from International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. (IFF). Mone…


  • Novel Emulsification Technology from Lonza

    November 22, 2005
    Lonza is taking a natural approach to cosmetic emulsification with the introduction of the Natrulon oleosome emulsifier series. Based on patented DermaSphere technology, Lonza’s new Natrulon oleosomes are said to be ideal for a wide range of co…


  • AIChE Establishes Institute for Sustainability

    November 22, 2005
    American Institutes of Chemical Engineers has launched the Institute for Sustainability (IfS) following the ratification of its charter by the AIChE board of directors. The volunteer-driven Institute will promote the societal, economic and environmen…


  • Schering-Plough Named A Top Company for Mothers

    November 22, 2005
    Schering-Plough Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, was named one of the 100 best companies for working mothers across the U.S. by Working Mother magazine. “We have a broad range of programs designed to create a workplace that is conducive to helping our…


  • Alliance Created To Develop RFID Tags

    November 22, 2005
    Marlin Mickle, a University of Pittsburgh electrical engineer and ADCUS, a subsidiary of Advanced Digital Chips, Inc., Korea, have partnered to sell radio-frequency identification tags (RFID). Called Product Emitting Numbering Identification (PENI) t…


  • Smurfit-Stone, LOral Named Safe Companies

    November 22, 2005
    Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Chicago, was recently named one of America’s safest companies in Occupational Hazards magazine. Also data from the American Forest & Paper Association shows Smurfit-Stone has led the pulp and paper industry in…


  • J.M. Huber Acquires CP Kelco APS

    November 22, 2005
    The J.M. Huber Corp., Edison, NJ, purchased hydrocolloid producer CP Kelco ApS from Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners II L.P. in July after acquiring a minority ownership stake from Hercules, Inc. in February. Executives said with this acquis…


  • Bissell Buys Woolite from Playtex Products

    November 22, 2005
    Bissell Homecare, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, has entered into an agreement to purchase the Woolite Rug and Upholstery business from Playtex Products, Inc. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2004. “This strategic acquisition st…


  • Wacker Polymer Systems Expands FitzChems Distribution

    November 22, 2005
    Wacker Polymer Systems, Adrian, MI, has expanded Itasca, IL-based Fitz Chem Corporation’s raw material distribution territory to include Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and the entire state of Illinois. Fitz Chem’s previous region included Ind…


  • Eugene Perma Partners With Salon Accessories

    November 22, 2005
    Randolph, NJ-based Eugene Perma has teamed up with Salon Accessories, Rochester, NY, to distribute products to salons. Executives said Salon Accessories sought a high-performance hair coloring company that would offer a human touch. More info: (800)…


  • ChemPoint.com Offers Penrecos Versagel C Series

    November 22, 2005
    Penreco, Houston, TX, chose Chem Point.com, Bellevue, WA, to distribute its Versagel C series in all U.S. states west of Utah, including Montana and the West Coast. Versagel C is a pre-mixed, easy-to-use gelling hydrocarbon based on mineral oil and a…


  • Organic Certifying Agency, Content Verified, Launches

    November 22, 2005
    Content Verified, Inc., Carson, NV, helps evaluate and certify non-U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulated products, as well as products under the USDA’s complex National Organic Program (NOP) and California Organic Products Act for org…


  • Pfizer To Buy Purell Line From Gojo Industries

    November 22, 2005
    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, the Morris Plains, NJ-based division of Pfizer, Inc., will acquire the Purell line of instant hand sanitizers from Gojo Industries, Inc., Akron, OH. Under the agreement, Pfizer will market Purell to consumers through mass…


  • CTFA Holds Three Scientific Seminars in November

    November 22, 2005
    The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA), Washington, DC, will hold three day-long seminars at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel, Newark, NJ, from Nov. 9-11. Microbial test methods, quality assurance and good manufacturing practices wi…


  • Industry Experts Form Natural Organization IANPP

    November 22, 2005
    Darrin C. Duber-Smith, president of Green Marketing, Denver, CO, has teamed up with Susan Apito, president of The Botanical Elements Trade Association, to create the International Association of Natural Product Pro-ducers (IANPP). This organization w…