Industry News


  • Jean Coutu Buys Eckerd Drugstore Chain

    The Jean Coutu Group, Longueuil, Canada, has purchased the Eckerd Drugstore chain, which consists of approximately 1,550 stores and support facilities in the U.S., for nearly $2.4 billion. Jean Coutu is now the fourth largest drugstore chain in North…
    11.22.05

  • J.M. Huber to Finalize Acquisition of CP Kelco

    On Sept. 30, J.M. Huber Corporation will officially acquire CP Kelco from Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners II L.P. Terms were not disclosed. Huber owns a minority interest in the company, which it acquired from Hercules, Inc. in February. Up…
    11.22.05

  • Fitz Chem Establishes Personal Care Division

    Fitz Chem Corporation, Itasca, IL, has cre-ated a new personal care/industrial & institutional division to serve these industries. Executives said it will operate as a stand-alone division. As a result, Tochi Onyeriri was appointed technical indu…
    11.22.05

  • Zotos International Cosponsors Student Competition

    Zotos International, Darien, CT, and Robin & Cole LLP, the Westchester-Fairfield chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association and Sacred Heart University, kicked off the second year of the Students Undertaking College Career Enhancing St…
    11.22.05

  • Mangrove Resources Formed To Help Launch Brands

    Five firms partnered to form Mangrove Resources, Inc., San Diego, CA, to offer cost-effective brand strategy, development and execution. The five firms are DKM Marketing, The Emerson Group, Robin Leedy & Associates, Lunchbox Communications and WF…
    11.22.05

  • WFFC Holds Golf Outing, Plans Open Dinner

    Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce (WFFC), Neptune, NJ, held its 10th annual Golf Outing in June at the Beaver Brook Country Club, Clinton, NJ, with more than 100 participants. The WFFC will hold the 22nd annual open dinner on Sept. 3 at the West…
    11.22.05

  • Pigments Conference Set For April, Calls for Papers

    The Color Pigments Manufacturing Association (CPMA) has issued a call for papers for the “Innovation in Color Technology” conference, set for April 20-22, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. The event is co-sponsored by Rodman Publishin…
    11.22.05

  • Industry Experts Form Natural Organization IANPP

    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…
    11.22.05

  • CTFA Holds Three Scientific Seminars in November

    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…
    11.22.05

  • DLI Holding Corp. To Acquire Del Labs

    Del Laboratories Inc. signed a definitive merger agreement in July to be acquired by DLI Holding Corp., a company jointly owned by affiliates of Kelso & Company and Church & Dwight. The transaction was valued at $385 million. Under the agree…
    11.22.05

  • SOCMA and EPA Sign Agreement

    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufac- turers Association (SOCMA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June to coordinate the efforts of the Responsible Care program and EPA’s performance track pro…
    11.22.05

  • Cobe Chem Labs Expands Capabilities

    Cobe Chem Labs has expanded its production capabilities and operations to include a variety of color products with the launch of Cobe Color Cosmetics Inc. Cobe Color Cosmetics develops, formulates and manufactures a range of color cosmetics and othe…
    11.22.05

  • Ahlstrom Adds U.S. Nonwovens Production Line

    Ahlstrom has added a new $40 million pro- duction line at its facility in Windsor Locks, CT. Ahlstrom executives said the investment underscores the Windsor Locks site as Ahlstrom’s largest nonwoven manufacturing site and center of excellence f…
    11.22.05

  • Stephan Files Suit Against Alberto-Culver Unit

    Stephan Company, Miami, FL, filed a class-action lawsuit against Alberto-Culver’s Sally Beauty Company unit. The lawsuit seeks to recover monies Sally deducts from its vendors for advertising and educating the public, approximately 8%. Stephan…
    11.22.05

  • Sud-Chemie Appoints Paradigm Science

    The Performance Additives division of Sud-Chemie Inc., Louisville, KY, appointed Paradigm Science Inc., Princeton, NJ, to represent Sud-Chemie’s full line of rheological additives and mastergels sold under the Tixogel, Optigel, PureThix and Rhe…
    11.22.05

  • Daiichi Appoints Tomen U.S. Vitamin Distributor

    Daiichi Fine Chemical Co. Ltd., Tokyo, appointed Tomen America Inc., New York, NY, as the exclusive distributor of calcium panthothenate, pantethine and other fine chemical products in the U.S. The appointment is intended to enhance the distribution…
    11.22.05

  • Rohm & Haas Honors Patent Inventors

    Rohm and Haas (R&H) Company recognized 170 researchers and engineers from around the world for their contributions to scientific discovery and invention. Ceremonies were held near Rohm & Haas’ technical center in Spring House, PA, and i…
    11.22.05

  • ICMAD Announces First Annual CITY Awards

    Six members of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) were recognized at the association's first CITY (Cosmetic Innovators of The Year) awards. The winners were announced during ICMAD's 31st annual meeting on June…
    11.22.05

  • Labs Collaborate

    Laboratoire Dermsca and the Laboratoire d’Ingénierie et de Biologie Cutanées (LIBC), located in France, signed a partnership agreement in June to offer more innovative and efficient tests. The LIBC is a university laboratory of 2…
    11.22.05

  • Clariant Masterbatches Announces Expansion

    Clariant Masterbatches Division announced its new Latin American business unit headquarters in Brazil and new manufacturing plant in Argentina (above). The Brazilian facility also includes a manufacturing plant and a collaborative design center, Colo…
    11.22.05