Industry News


  • Symrise Continues Seamless

    Symrise Inc., the result of the merger between Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco in August 2002, is off to a smooth start. Like the company’s new logo, executives said the transition has been seamless. “The Symrise dragon and hummingbird…
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  • Different Cultures

    The two companies were vastly different. Dragoco was privately held and built small, localized businesses around the world with little cross-border interaction. Haarmann & Reimer, was owned by Bayer, known for pharmaceuticals and agricultural che…
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  • Big Ambitions

    Executives said Symrise wants to lift its No. 5 beauty care positioning to No. 3 by 2007. Symrise’s strengths include toothpaste, AP/deo, air freshener, shower gel, fragrance and hair care. “We have strong businesses that are heavy in hed…
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  • A Smart Move

    In two years, Symrise’s U.S. headquarters will move to a 65,000 square foot building in Teterboro, NJ with an open workspace so employees can interact freely. “Interaction is critical for success,” explained Gail Guilbert, president…
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  • The Art of Fragrance

    Symrise has also been busy with promotional activities. For Mercedes-Benz’s 10th annual fashion week in September, Symrise head perfumer Maurice Roucel created 7th, a sensual fruity chypre. The three accords represent the Symrise’s logo:…
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  • Schlke & Mayr Receives Responsible Care Honor

    Norderstedt, Germany-based Schülke & Mayr was ranked No. 1 in product responsibility in the 2003 VCI Nord Responsible Care competition. A representative of the judges making the decision said, “The partnership for safety and environme…
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  • Dow Updates WRAP Award Program

    In 1986, Dow, Midland, MI, introduced its Waste Reduction Al- ways Pays (WRAP) award program. The program now goes beyond reduction, reuse and recycling, to reprocessing waste into raw materials. The new focus of the WRAP awards is aided by two co-sp…
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  • Huber Receives European ISO Certificate

    Huber Engineered Materials, Edison, NJ, a part of J.M. Huber Corp., received an ISO 9001/2000 “umbrella” certificate covering all the company’s businesses and manufacturing processes throughout Europe. The certificate covers Huber&r…
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  • Alberto-Culver Acquires West Coast Beauty

    l The Alberto-Culver Company’s Beauty Systems Group (BSG) has reached an agreement in principal to acquire West Coast Beauty Supply Co., Benicia, CA. Beauty Systems Group executives said that “the acquisition of West Coast Beauty Supply (…
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  • Ondeo Nalco Adds Agents and Distributor

    Naperville, IL-based Ondeo Nalco Company has parnered with two sales agents, DeWolf Chemical and Harris & Ford LLC, and a distributor, Essential Ingredients Inc., to expand its service in North American personal care. DeWolf, East Providence, R…
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  • Revlon Moves

    Revlon’s New York headquarters moved Oct. 14. The new location is at 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017. More info: (212) 527-4000.…
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  • Noville Launches

    South Hackensack, NJ-based Noville kicked off its fall creative inspiration program Sept. 24 with a “feast for the senses” from two New Jersey chefs. Chef Michael Morrison of Flavor Chefs and chef Greg Blumenthal of Bordentown, NJ treate…
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  • Freemans Reclaim

    Freeman Cosmetics, Beverly  Hills, CA, the family-owned skin and hair care company that was bought by the Dial Corp. in 1998, is back in the hands of the Freeman family. Larry, Mark and Jill Freeman undertook a new venture two years ago with…
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  • Air Liquide America and

    Air Liquide America LP and Croda Inc. reached an agreement in which Air Liquide will supply high-purity nitrogen to Croda’s Mill Hall, PA-based plant using APSA (advanced product supply approach) on-site nitrogen generation technology. APSA is…
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  • DuPont Textiles and Interiors

    DuPont Textiles and Interiors executives announced that the DuPont subsidiary has been re-named Invista, effective in September. The name change represents the company’s next step toward separating from its parent company and firming up its ind…
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  • Lipoquimia SA is

    Lipoquima SA, Mexico, was recently ISO 9001-2000 certified, executives an-nounced. The company, an affiliate of Lipo Chemicals Inc., Paterson, NJ, supplies ingredients to the cosmetic, household, pharmaceutical and dermo cosmetic industries.…
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  • In-Cometics Wins

    In-Cosmetics received the best business exhibition award at the Event magazine awards 2003. The Event awards acknowledge the achievements of professionals in the event industry including organizers, agencies and suppliers. In-Cosmetics, started 1…
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  • SCHOTTSGLASS-BASED POWDER

    ● Finely-ground glass is surprisingly gentle and good for the skin, according to new research from Schott Glas, Mainz, Germany. The company has developed Vitryxx, a white powder made of glass ground to one-fifth the grain size of sugar cr…
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  • Roche to Close

    Roche To Close Vitamin E Plant ● Roche Vitamins Inc. will close its vitamin E production facility in Nutley, NJ by the end of November. “Our initial plan was to phase out production from the Nutley facility during the middle of 200…
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  • BASF

    BASF’s Uvinul Moves Closer To Becoming FDA-approved ● BASF, Mt. Olive, NJ, is one of the first companies to receive an approved U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) time and extent application (TEA). The eligible product, Uvinul…
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