Industry News


  • Best Paper Winner Announced at TRI Conference

    Aikaterini Mavraki of Imperial College London, the UK, received the Best Paper award from TRI/Princeton’s First International Conference on Applied Hair Science. Ms. Mavraki received the $3000 prize, provided by Wella AG, for her presentation,…
    11.22.05

  • Atofina Petrochemicals Honors ENSR Team

    Thomas Beck, P.E. and Sean Philips of ENSR International were named “Atofina All-Stars” at the 2004 Atofina Petrochemicals remediation conference held in Durango, CO. The annual remediation conference is held to share knowledge and provid…
    11.15.05

  • Degussa Opens Polyether Plant in Hopewell, VA

    Degussa AG, Düsseldorf, Germany, opened a new polyether manu- facturing facility at the company’s Hopewell, VA site. Degussa invested about $30 million on the new plant, which has a production capacity of 14,000 metric tons a year. &ldqu…
    11.15.05

  • GPMI Makes Big Investment In Wet Wipes Capabilities

    GPMI Company, Gilbert, AZ, recently completed a major investment in new manufacturing technologies along with infrastructure to support its growth. The investment of more than $6 million in expansion focuses on two of GPMI’s production units: t…
    11.15.05

  • Bulgari Moves Fragrance Business In-House

    In January 2005, Bulgari Corp. of America will officially take over all sales, marketing and financial operations of Bulgari Parfums USA. Since 1994, these functions were handled by Fragrance Exclusive Inc. (FEI). Francesco Trapani, chief executive…
    11.15.05

  • Marietta Corp. Installs New Equipment

    Marietta Corp. has added substantial capacity to its Cortland, NY facility. The company installed six additional Bartelt machines for packette production, a new IWK tube filler, a new Wrapade tablet and pill filling machine and a high speed rotary h…
    11.15.05

  • Unigen Forms Alliance With University of Panama

    Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Broomfield, CO, has entered into a plant collection agreement with the University of Panama’s School of Pharmacy and Center for Pharmacognostic Research on Panamanian Flora (CIFLORPAN). CIFLORPAN and Unigen will work si…
    11.15.05

  • DuPont and Wuxi Xingda Form Filaments J.V.

    DuPont and Wuxi Xingda Nylon Co. Ltd., of Wuxi, China, have formed a joint venture for the production and distribution of filaments used in toothbrushes, paint brushes and cosmetic and industrial brush applications. The joint venture provides a wid…
    11.15.05

  • Rohm and Haas Receives $2 Million Award

    Rohm and Haas (R&H) Company recently received a $2 million Advanced Technology Program award from the National Institute Standards (NIT) for the development of new technologies that can be used to create a unique family of high-performance acryli…
    11.15.05

  • Horatio Alger Association Honors John Paul DeJoria

    The Horatio Alger Association of Distin-guished Americans recently inducted John Paul DeJoria, chairman and chief executive officer of John Paul Mitchell Systems, as an honored lifetime member. Mr. DeJoria was selected from hundreds of nominations ba…
    11.15.05

  • Mary Nordstrom, Creative Nail Design, Dies

    Mary Nordstrom, who helped develop Creative Nail Design, Vista, CA, died on May 30. A spokesperson said Mrs. Nordstrom was a key part in the shaping and culture of Creative Nail Design. Along with Dr. Stuart Nordstrom, Mrs. Nordstrom was responsible…
    11.15.05

  • Bio-Botanica Receives Organic Certification

    Bio-Botanica Inc., Hauppauge, NY, re-ceived certification as an organic manufacturing facility processor from Quality Assurance International (QAI). “Recognizing the growing demand for our customers for organic raw materials, Bio-Botanica is p…
    11.15.05

  • WFFC Honors Neale At Dinner at the Chart House

    The Women in Flavor and Fragrance Com-merce (WFFC) honored Katrina Neale, executive vice president of Global Essence, at an open dinner on May 26. Bill Ludlum of Frutarom, Kim Bleimann of Berje and Pia Henzi, WFFC president, recognized Ms. Neale as a…
    11.15.05

  • Japanese Researchers Receive Glycerine Innovation Award

    Two Japanese researchers who developed an environmentally-friendly anti-freeze agent from a glycerine derivative received the Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2004 Glycerine Innovation award. Masahiko Fukayama and Noriko Fujio, researcher…
    11.15.05

  • Croda Relocates to Larger New Jersey Facility

    Croda Inc. moved to a new, larger facility in Raritan Center, Edison, NJ, in May. “The move brings our corporate offices and research labs together for the first time, enabling us to multi-task more efficiently and help our customers get thei…
    11.15.05

  • DeSoto Receives Awards from Sears

    On April 13, Sears, Roebuck and Company presented DeSoto LLC, Joliet, IL, with the Partners in Progress and Diversity Source of the Year awards at the Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL. The awards are presented annually to a select group of s…
    11.15.05

  • Breeze Products Expands Manufacturing and Distribution Center

    Breeze Products, Largo, FL, added 4000 square feet to its manu- facturing and distribution center. The additional space allows expansion of the company’s quality control, microbiology and product development facilities. In addition, Breeze exp…
    11.15.05

  • Interim Marketing Services Are On a Growth Trend

    CPRi, a national firm that delivers interim marketing associates and specialized insourcing to Fortune 500 companies, has increased profits by more than 60% since last spring. This is part of a major growth trend in Fortune 500 companies using CPRi&r…
    11.15.05

  • Jacob Holm Industries Installs Spunlace Line

    Jacob Holm Industries, a producer of hydroentangled and composite nonwovens, announced plans to install “the most advanced spunlace line in the U.S.,” according to company executives. The 117-inch wide line will offer a 15K metric ton ann…
    11.15.05

  • Firmenich Contributes To Monell Center

    The Monell Chemical Senses Center, a taste, smell and chemo- sensory irritation research institute in Philadelphia, received a capital campaign contribution commitment of $500,000 from Firmenich Inc., Geneva, Switzerland. Monell’s goal is to r…
    11.15.05