Industry News

  • ICMAD Names Cosmetic Innovators of the Year

    December 9, 2005
    Nine member companies of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) were recognized for their innovative products, package designs and marketing ideas with the association’s second annual CITY awards for Cosmeti…


  • National Starch And Acupac Form Alliance

    December 9, 2005
    National Starch Personal Care, Bridgewater, NJ, and Acupac Packaging, Inc., Mahwah, NJ, have announced the formation of a manufacturing and marketing alliance that will focus on the commercialization of dissolvable film technology as a delivery platf…


  • Novel Natural Ingredients from Croda

    December 9, 2005
    U.S. consumers are more health conscious than ever before. They want to feel better, live longer, and look younger. Not only are consumers more in tune with their own welfare, they are also concerned with the welfare of others. As a result, manufactu…


  • Avons Susan J. Kropf To Deliver HBA Keynote

    December 9, 2005
    Susan J. Kropf, president and chief operating officer of Avon Products, Inc. will deliver the keynote address at HBA Health & Beauty America, which is being held Sept. 27-29 in New York City. According to Jack Gonzalez, group show director of bea…


  • Top Scientist Opens Chemical Consulting Firm

    December 9, 2005
    Norman Milstein, a scientist in American and international corporations, has opened ChemResults, Ltd., a chemical consulting firm. Dr. Milstein’s expertise includes oleochemicals, surfactants, biodiesel, sterols, nutraceuticals and cosmetic int…


  • The Fragrance Foundation Offers Program Twice a Year

    December 9, 2005
    The Fragrance Foundation is now offering its online certification program for sales specialists twice a year, in the fall and in the winter. The fall program will run from August 1-October 31, 2005. The winter program will run from January 2-March 1,…


  • Croda Opens New Distribution Center

    December 9, 2005
    Croda Inc. opened its new distribution center in Beech Creek, PA. The new warehouse serves as the logistical center for storage and distribution of domestic and imported products, formerly located in the manufacturing facility in Mill Hall, PA. The 9…


  • Cognis Forms Separate Oleochemicals Business

    December 9, 2005
    The U.S.-based Oleochemicals business and manufacturing activities of fatty acid, glycerine and ozone acids for Cognis Corporation is now a separate legal entity known as Cognis Oleochemicals LLC. The newly formed organization is a wholly owned corpo…


  • Clariant Appoints Harris & Ford

    December 9, 2005
    Clariant’s North American Functional Chemicals Division has appointed Harris & Ford, LLC as the new distributor of its personal care ingredients in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, western New York, western…


  • Monell Chemical Center Receives Contribution

    December 9, 2005
    Philadelphia-based Monell Chemical Senses Center, a non-profit research institute studying taste, smell and chemosensory mouthfeel, received a significant contribution from Stephen and Arnold Manheimer to honor their late father, industry leader Edwi…


  • Alzo Acquires Trivent Chemical

    December 9, 2005
    Alzo International Incorporated, Sayreville, NJ, has acquired Trivent Chemical Company, a privately owned Princeton, NJ-based supplier of specialty esters, solvents, sunscreens and naturally derived products for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical indust…


  • Degussa Opens New Plant

    December 9, 2005
    Degussa Corporation, Parsippany, NJ, began operation of a new plant for the manufacture of Aerosil fumed silica dispersions, which are marketed under the Aerodisp trademark. The plant, which is part of Degussa’s production site in Mobile, AL, m…


  • Energizer Wins Preliminary Junction Over Gillette

    December 9, 2005
    A U.S. district court judge in Connecticut has granted the Schick-Wilkerson Sword subsidiary of Energizer Holdings Inc. a preliminary injunction against alleged false advertising claims by The Gillette Co. for its M3Power razor. According to Energi…


  • Dow Chemical To Build Production Unit in Texas

    December 9, 2005
    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, announced plans to build a new phenolic glycol ether production unit in Freeport, TX. The new unit, which is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2006, will replace the existing facility in Midland,…


  • OSG Purchases Tiro Equipment Assets

    December 9, 2005
    Outsourcing Services Group, LLC (OSG), Woodcliff Lake, NJ, a contract formulator and manufacturer to the personal care, color cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, purchased all of the assets of Tiro Industries, LLC, Fridley, MN. Prior to filing f…