Industry News


  • Unigen Forms Alliance With University of Panama

    Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Broomfield, CO, has entered into a plant collection agreement with the University of Panama’s School of Pharmacy and Center for Pharmacognostic Research on Panamanian Flora (CIFLORPAN). CIFLORPAN and Unigen will work si…
    11.15.05

  • DuPont and Wuxi Xingda Form Filaments J.V.

    DuPont and Wuxi Xingda Nylon Co. Ltd., of Wuxi, China, have formed a joint venture for the production and distribution of filaments used in toothbrushes, paint brushes and cosmetic and industrial brush applications. The joint venture provides a wid…
    11.15.05

  • Rohm and Haas Receives $2 Million Award

    Rohm and Haas (R&H) Company recently received a $2 million Advanced Technology Program award from the National Institute Standards (NIT) for the development of new technologies that can be used to create a unique family of high-performance acryli…
    11.15.05

  • Horatio Alger Association Honors John Paul DeJoria

    The Horatio Alger Association of Distin-guished Americans recently inducted John Paul DeJoria, chairman and chief executive officer of John Paul Mitchell Systems, as an honored lifetime member. Mr. DeJoria was selected from hundreds of nominations ba…
    11.15.05

  • Mary Nordstrom, Creative Nail Design, Dies

    Mary Nordstrom, who helped develop Creative Nail Design, Vista, CA, died on May 30. A spokesperson said Mrs. Nordstrom was a key part in the shaping and culture of Creative Nail Design. Along with Dr. Stuart Nordstrom, Mrs. Nordstrom was responsible…
    11.15.05

  • Bio-Botanica Receives Organic Certification

    Bio-Botanica Inc., Hauppauge, NY, re-ceived certification as an organic manufacturing facility processor from Quality Assurance International (QAI). “Recognizing the growing demand for our customers for organic raw materials, Bio-Botanica is p…
    11.15.05

  • WFFC Honors Neale At Dinner at the Chart House

    The Women in Flavor and Fragrance Com-merce (WFFC) honored Katrina Neale, executive vice president of Global Essence, at an open dinner on May 26. Bill Ludlum of Frutarom, Kim Bleimann of Berje and Pia Henzi, WFFC president, recognized Ms. Neale as a…
    11.15.05

  • Japanese Researchers Receive Glycerine Innovation Award

    Two Japanese researchers who developed an environmentally-friendly anti-freeze agent from a glycerine derivative received the Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2004 Glycerine Innovation award. Masahiko Fukayama and Noriko Fujio, researcher…
    11.15.05

  • Croda Relocates to Larger New Jersey Facility

    Croda Inc. moved to a new, larger facility in Raritan Center, Edison, NJ, in May. “The move brings our corporate offices and research labs together for the first time, enabling us to multi-task more efficiently and help our customers get thei…
    11.15.05

  • DeSoto Receives Awards from Sears

    On April 13, Sears, Roebuck and Company presented DeSoto LLC, Joliet, IL, with the Partners in Progress and Diversity Source of the Year awards at the Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL. The awards are presented annually to a select group of s…
    11.15.05

  • Breeze Products Expands Manufacturing and Distribution Center

    Breeze Products, Largo, FL, added 4000 square feet to its manu- facturing and distribution center. The additional space allows expansion of the company’s quality control, microbiology and product development facilities. In addition, Breeze exp…
    11.15.05

  • Interim Marketing Services Are On a Growth Trend

    CPRi, a national firm that delivers interim marketing associates and specialized insourcing to Fortune 500 companies, has increased profits by more than 60% since last spring. This is part of a major growth trend in Fortune 500 companies using CPRi&r…
    11.15.05

  • Jacob Holm Industries Installs Spunlace Line

    Jacob Holm Industries, a producer of hydroentangled and composite nonwovens, announced plans to install “the most advanced spunlace line in the U.S.,” according to company executives. The 117-inch wide line will offer a 15K metric ton ann…
    11.15.05

  • Firmenich Contributes To Monell Center

    The Monell Chemical Senses Center, a taste, smell and chemo- sensory irritation research institute in Philadelphia, received a capital campaign contribution commitment of $500,000 from Firmenich Inc., Geneva, Switzerland. Monell’s goal is to r…
    11.15.05

  • Sasol Olefins Appoints Two New Distributors

    Sasol Olefins and Surfactants GmbH appointed two distributors to handle direct sales and market development of its specialty fatty acid esters, alcohols and surfactants to non-executive accounts in the personal care, pharmaceutical, food, flavor and…
    11.15.05

  • Hirschhorn & Young and The O Group Form Alliance

    Hirschhorn & Young Graphics has formed a strategic alliance with The O Group to deliver comprehensive marketing, branding, design and packaging solutions to the cosmetics, health and beauty, fragrance and over-the-counter (OTC) drug industries. H…
    11.15.05

  • Rockwood To Acquire Dynamit Nobel Businesses

    Rockwood Specialty Group Inc., Princeton, NJ, announced that it will acquire four businesses of Dynamit Nobel, Troisdorf, Germany, to form a new specialty chemicals group with combined revenue of $2.5 billion. Affiliates of Rockwood will acquire the…
    11.15.05

  • Degussas Thiourea Dioxide Business Bought by Wego

    Wego Chemical & Mineral Corp. purchased Degussa’s thiourea dioxide business, making Wego the largest producer and direct marketer of thiourea dioxide, according to executives. Wego assumes all of the business activities associated with the…
    11.15.05

  • SiberHegner North America Merges, Changes Name

    Following the merger of the SiberHegner Group and Diethelm Keller Services Asia Ltd. into DKSH Holding Ltd., SiberHegner North America has changed its name to DKSH North America Inc. DKSH’s expertise is in sourcing, marketing, logistics and d…
    11.15.05

  • Rudi Kovacko Is Distributor for Netzcsh

    Netzsch Inc., Exton, PA, appointed Rudi Kovacko & Associates Inc. as an authorized distributor for Netzsch Positive Displacement pumps. Rudi Kovacko & Associates distributes fluid handling equipment and markets pumps for various industries i…
    11.15.05