Industry News

  • IntraPac Announces Salesperson of the Year

    November 22, 2005
    Jay Defenbaugh has been named IntraPac’s 2004 salesperson of the year. He has been with the Ontario, Canada-based company for 10 years, serving the midwest states and California. The award is based on Mr. Defenbaugh’s exceptional performa…


  • Wessel Fragrances Expands and Relocates

    November 22, 2005
    Wessel Fragrances, Inc. has expanded and relocated its global manufacturing facility. The 40,000-square-foot facility houses the company’s manufacturing, quality control and purchasing divisions. The new address is 50 Furler St. Totowa, NJ 0751…


  • Ciba’s 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…


  • 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…


  • Kemin Foods Changes Name to Kemin Health

    November 22, 2005
    Des Moines, IA-based Kemin Foods has changed its name to Kemin Health, L.C. to better describe the current and future strategic direction of its business. Kemin remains focused on creating, acquiring and deploying molecular solutions based on natural…


  • ICMAD To Hold Cosmetic Forum

    November 22, 2005
    The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) will host a new Cosmetic Technical/ Regulatory forum on Feb. 11 at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, NJ. The forum provides an opportunity to learn from recognized…


  • Noveon Taps Cosmetochem

    November 22, 2005
    Cosmetochem International, Ltd. has signed a contract with Noveon to be the exclusive distributor for the company’s botanical extracts and actives in the U.S. and Latin America, with the exceptions of Colombia and Chile…


  • Akzo Picks Chemtec as West Coast Rep

    November 22, 2005
    Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry LLC has selected Chemtec Chemical as its exclusive West Coast distributor for the personal care market. In addition to Akzo Nobel’s anionic surfactants that Chemtec has marketed in the past, the company will now pr…


  • Palm-Oleo Selects Acme-Hardesty

    November 22, 2005
    Palm-Oleo SDN BHD, Malaysia, appointed Acme-Hardesty Co. as the exclusive distributor of fatty acids and glycerin in the U.S. Palm-Oleo will utilize Acme-Hardesty’s extensive supply chain network to distribute bulk and packaged oleochemicals. M…


  • Sunjin Selects Shamrock as Its U.S. Rep

    November 22, 2005
    Sunjin Chemical Company, a manufacturer and provider of personal care raw materials in Korea, has appointed Shamrock Technologies, Inc., Newark, NJ, as its sales representative for the U.S. cosmetic market.…


  • SDA Welcomes New Members

    November 22, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) recently added several companies to its membership. The new members include Gereke Chemicals, Inc., Pasadena, TX; Innophos, Inc., Cranbury, NJ; International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ; Kao Specialtie…


  • Lonza Sells Plant

    November 22, 2005
    Lonza sold the assets of its Pasadena, Bayport, TX site to Gulf Bayport Chemicals (GBC), Houston, TX. Lonza remains committed to the diketene business and will continue to serve its customers from its plant in Visp, Switzerland. GBC was created in Ju…


  • Glenn Newman of Croda Dies at 62

    November 22, 2005
    Glenn Newman, vice president of sales for Croda, Inc., Edison, NJ, died unexpectedly on Dec. 3 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He was 62. Mr. Newman joined Croda in 1973 and was scheduled to retire at the end of December after serving mor…


  • 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…


  • 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…