Industry News

  • Geron Corp. Grants License to P&G

    November 22, 2005
    Biopharmaceutical company Geron Corp. has granted a non-exclusive license to Procter & Gamble relating to Geron’s human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) technology for cell research applications. Financial terms of the agreement wer…


  • Elementis Acquires Sasol Servo BV

    November 22, 2005
    Elementis Specialties completed its acquisition of Sasol Servo BV, a Netherlands-based specialty chemical manufacturer, by its parent company, Elementis PLC. Servo will be integrated into the existing Elementis business portfolio. Servo brings to El…


  • Symrise Makes Global Changes

    November 22, 2005
    Symrise, Holzminden, Germany, an-nounced newly aligned, streamlined processes designed to make customer-oriented processes even quicker and more efficient. In the 12 months since the merger of Dragoco and Haarmann and Reimer to form Symrise, the co…


  • Wacker Chemical Achieves ISO Certification

    November 22, 2005
    Adrian, MI-based Wacker Chemical Corp. received ISO-14001:1996 environmental management system certification from the British Standards Institute (BSI). The ISO-14001:1996 certificate recognizes Wacker’s combined excellence in quality an…


  • Clariant Masterbatches Announces Expansion

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Labs Collaborate

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • ICMAD Announces First Annual CITY Awards

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Rohm & Haas Honors Patent Inventors

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Daiichi Appoints Tomen U.S. Vitamin Distributor

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Sud-Chemie Appoints Paradigm Science

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Stephan Files Suit Against Alberto-Culver Unit

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Ahlstrom Adds U.S. Nonwovens Production Line

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Cobe Chem Labs Expands Capabilities

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • SOCMA and EPA Sign Agreement

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • DLI Holding Corp. To Acquire Del Labs

    November 22, 2005
    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…