Industry News

  • Airspray Announces 2005 Formulation Challenge

    December 9, 2005
    Airspray International is challenging man- ufacturers, contract packagers, distributors and formulators to unleash their creativity by taking part in the 2005 Airspray Formulation Challenge—a program designed to underscore the potential of the…


  • Ciba Acquires Metasheen Line of Pigments

    December 9, 2005
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals is complementing its range of pigments through the acquisition of the high-reflectance aluminum Metasheen line from Wolsten-holme International Limited, Black-burn, UK. The transaction includes the manufacturing facilities…


  • Cognis Invests in the U.S.

    December 2, 2005
    At a time when fewer plants are coming on-line in the U.S. and more manufacturing jobs are outsourced to emerging markets, Cognis is bucking the trend by opening new facilities in the U.S. to serve its household and personal care customers better and…


  • Cognis Invests in U.S. Manufacturing Operations

    November 22, 2005
    The Care Chemicals Division of Cognis Corp. has announced an expansion of its domestic U.S. manufacturing infrastructure. The existing esterification plant capability of the Cognis site in Mauldin, SC will be extended with an investment of more than…


  • Lemonade and Laundry Detergent

    November 22, 2005
    Jon Amdursky, manager, marketing communications, Crompton and SDA board member James L. Jackson, president, DeSoto, enjoy an ice cold drink at the Crompton lemonade stand during the Soap and Detergent Association annual meeting in Boca Raton.…


  • Pentapharm Integrates Alpaflor SA Into its Cosmetics Division

    November 22, 2005
    Pentapharm, Basel, Switzerland, has integrated Alpaflor SA as a business unit into the cosmetics division of Pentapharm Ltd. In 1997, Pentapharm Holding acquired the Swiss company, which specializes in the development and production of extracts from…


  • CPMA Holds International Color Pigments Conference

    November 22, 2005
    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA), in conjunction with Rodman Publishing, will hold “Innovation in Color Technology” April 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore at the Inner Harbor. The conference will emphasize the…


  • Ajinomoto Appoints Chemtec as Distributor

    November 22, 2005
    The specialty chemical division of Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc., Paramus, NJ, appointed Chemtec Chemical Company, Chatsworth, CA, as its newest distributor. According to company executives, Chemtec was selected because of its outstanding customer service a…


  • James Robinson Ltd. Names Tri-K Exclusive Distributor

    November 22, 2005
    James Robinson Ltd. appointed Tri-K Industries, Inc. its exclusive distributor for Jarocol hair dye products in North America. The distribution of the Jarocol range of hair dyes was formerly handled by Keystone Aniline Corporation, which will remain…


  • Noveon Appoints Lipscomb Distributor

    November 22, 2005
    Noveon, Inc. appointed Lipscomb Chemical Company as distributor for its methyl glucoside derivatives, formulation additives and lanolin and lanolin derivatives to the personal care industry. The Lipscomb Chemical territory includes California, Nevada…


  • Actives International Opens New Headquarters

    November 22, 2005
    Actives International opened headquarters in Allendale, NJ. The larger facility allows the company to provide its growing customer base with comprehensive inventory management services, quality control and sampling services from one location. The new…


  • Lubrizol Closes Doors Of UK Facility

    November 22, 2005
    The Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, OH, has announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Bromborough, England. The facility produces additives for fuels and engine oil lubricants and specialty monomers. Production phase-out is planned to b…


  • Creative Salon Concepts Partners With Rene Furterer

    November 22, 2005
    Parsippany, NJ-based Creative Salon Concepts has entered into a distribution partnership with French company Pierre Fabre Laboratories to represent the Rene Furterer hair care brand. In a market previously handled directly by the manufacturer, Cre…


  • SDA Releases Principles For Sustainable Development

    November 22, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Agency (SDA) unveiled its Principles for Sustainable Development, which were adopted by the SDA board of directors in November and publicly announced at SDA’s 2005 annual meeting and industry convention in January. &ldq…


  • CP Kelco and Noviant Combine as One Business

    November 22, 2005
    CP Kelco and Noviant, part of the J.M. Huber Corporation, have joined together as one business under the CP Kelco name, headquartered in Chicago. Combining businesses allows customers to enjoy a broader global reach, increases technology resources an…