Industry News

  • National Starch Sells Vinamul Unit

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Cibas Committed to HPC

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Awards Leaders

    November 22, 2005
    During the annual meeting for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, eight leaders in the chemical engineering industry were presented awards of accomplishment. Dr. Stanley I. Sandler received the 2004 Founders award for outstanding contribu…


  • Extracts Announce Award Winners

    November 22, 2005
    The 16th semi-annual ExTracts show honored the Best New Product award winners and finalists in four new categories: Bath & Body, Beauty, Home Spa and Natural Product. New York-based 4mula won Best of Show for its 4mula Barbox, a bar soap-preser…


  • Fragrance Foundation Honors Pete Born

    November 22, 2005
    Each year, The Fragrance Foundation celebrates one outstanding professional by issuing him or her the Circle of Champions award during Fragrance Week. This year, the Foundation bestowed the honor on Pete Born, 27-year veteran of Women’s Wear D…


  • CPMA Holds Conference in April

    November 22, 2005
    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA), Alexandria, VA, will hold its “Innovation in Color Technology” conference at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, MD, from April 20-22, 2005. The symposium will cover the latest trends…


  • 4-Front Acquires UK Division of Hill Top Research

    November 22, 2005
    4-Front Research UK Limited has acquired the UK division of Hill Top Research. 4-Front has hired the entire Hill Top staff and is operating facilities in both Manchester and Maldon. The companies are working together to assure a smooth transition for…


  • Ciba Takes Part in National Chemistry Week

    November 22, 2005
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals participated in National Chemistry Week (Oct. 17-23) by demonstrating how chemistry supports everyday health and wellness during an educational program that took place at schools near Ciba’s major facilities throughout…


  • 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…