Industry News

  • Howard Murad Receives Spa Finder’s Visionary Award

    December 9, 2005
    Spa Finder, Inc.’s Visionary award was presented to Dr. Howard Murad, chief executive officer and founder of Murad, Inc. and the Murad Medical Spa, for his breakthrough work in the area of antioxidant/anti-aging skin care and his seminal role…


  • International Cosmetic Conference To Be Held in China

    December 9, 2005
    The third annual International Cosmetic & Personal Care Symposium will be held July 8-10 at the Jinyue Center in Dalian, China. The event offers attendees an opportunity to network with industry leaders, learn about the latest technology and prod…


  • CIR Publishes Safety Assessment Compendium

    December 9, 2005
    The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) published its 2005 CIR Compendium, which contains concise information on more than 1,200 safety assessments of individual cosmetic ingredients. It identifies 694 ingredients found safe for use in cosmetic formulat…


  • Gillette Contests Massachusetts Subpoena

    December 9, 2005
    Gillette filed an action contesting the subpoena issued by Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin requesting information related to its planned acquisition by Procter & Gamble. Gillette is also seeking a declaration by a court…


  • Ecolab Expands Ecologic Product Line

    December 9, 2005
    Ecolab, Inc. has significantly expanded its Ecologic Environmentally Responsible Cleaning program. The expanded offering sets Ecolab apart from the competition by providing green product alternatives in warewashing, laundry and housekeeping applicati…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Cognis Invests in U.S. Manufacturing Operations

    November 22, 2005
    The Care Chemicals Division of Cognis Corp. has announced an expansion of its domestic U.S. manufacturing infrastructure. The existing esterification plant capability of the Cognis site in Mauldin, SC will be extended with an investment of more than…


  • Lemonade and Laundry Detergent

    November 22, 2005
    Jon Amdursky, manager, marketing communications, Crompton and SDA board member James L. Jackson, president, DeSoto, enjoy an ice cold drink at the Crompton lemonade stand during the Soap and Detergent Association annual meeting in Boca Raton.…


  • Pentapharm Integrates Alpaflor SA Into its Cosmetics Division

    November 22, 2005
    Pentapharm, Basel, Switzerland, has integrated Alpaflor SA as a business unit into the cosmetics division of Pentapharm Ltd. In 1997, Pentapharm Holding acquired the Swiss company, which specializes in the development and production of extracts from…