Industry News

  • 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…


  • Aveda Announces New Earth Month Campaign

    November 22, 2005
    Save Our Power Plants, Aveda’s Earth Month campaign for April 2005, is focused on the protection of endangered and threatened species, specifically plants. The company is encouraging consumers to make a difference by signing a petition to suppo…


  • Croda Celebrates A Successful Year

    November 22, 2005
    Croda recently held a luncheon for employees to celebrate a successful 2004 and to thank them for their support and extra effort during the past few months. The company has been working on a change to a new business management system called SAP, whic…


  • Ecolab Acquires Water Care Company

    November 22, 2005
    Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, MN, has acquired Midland Research Laboratories, Inc., a Lenexa, KS-based provider of water treatment products, process chemicals and services for the commercial, institutional, industrial, food and sugar processing markets. Mi…


  • Harvest Partners Acquires Levlad, Inc. and Subsidiary

    November 22, 2005
    New York based-Harvest Partners, a private equity investment firm, has acquired Levlad, Inc. and its subsidiary, Arbonne International, Inc.—manufacturers and distributors of Nature’s Gate personal care products with combined net sales of…


  • Avanc Educator Receives Award For Volunteer Work

    November 22, 2005
    Avancé educator Denise Miele has been selected as the Look Good...Feel Better Certified Volunteer State Sunrise award winner for her participation in the national Look Good...Feel Better (LGFB) program. The free public service program, which b…


  • Solar Light Changes Locations

    November 22, 2005
    In order to support its expanding R&D and manufacturing operations, Glenside, PA-based Solar Light has moved to a larger facility. The company’s new address is 100 East Glenside Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038. Phone: (215) 517-8700; Fax: (215)…


  • 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…


  • Cibas 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…