Industry News

  • Bio-Botanica Receives Organic Certification

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Mary Nordstrom, Creative Nail Design, Dies

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Horatio Alger Association Honors John Paul DeJoria

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Rohm and Haas Receives $2 Million Award

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • DuPont and Wuxi Xingda Form Filaments J.V.

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Unigen Forms Alliance With University of Panama

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Marietta Corp. Installs New Equipment

    November 15, 2005
    Marietta Corp. has added substantial capacity to its Cortland, NY facility. The company installed six additional Bartelt machines for packette production, a new IWK tube filler, a new Wrapade tablet and pill filling machine and a high speed rotary h…


  • Bulgari Moves Fragrance Business In-House

    November 15, 2005
    In January 2005, Bulgari Corp. of America will officially take over all sales, marketing and financial operations of Bulgari Parfums USA. Since 1994, these functions were handled by Fragrance Exclusive Inc. (FEI). Francesco Trapani, chief executive…


  • GPMI Makes Big Investment In Wet Wipes Capabilities

    November 15, 2005
    GPMI Company, Gilbert, AZ, recently completed a major investment in new manufacturing technologies along with infrastructure to support its growth. The investment of more than $6 million in expansion focuses on two of GPMI’s production units: t…


  • Degussa Opens Polyether Plant in Hopewell, VA

    November 15, 2005
    Degussa AG, Düsseldorf, Germany, opened a new polyether manu- facturing facility at the company’s Hopewell, VA site. Degussa invested about $30 million on the new plant, which has a production capacity of 14,000 metric tons a year. &ldqu…


  • Atofina Petrochemicals Honors ENSR Team

    November 15, 2005
    Thomas Beck, P.E. and Sean Philips of ENSR International were named “Atofina All-Stars” at the 2004 Atofina Petrochemicals remediation conference held in Durango, CO. The annual remediation conference is held to share knowledge and provid…


  • Rockwood To Acquire Dynamit Nobel Businesses

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Hirschhorn & Young and The O Group Form Alliance

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Sasol Olefins Appoints Two New Distributors

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Firmenich Contributes To Monell Center

    November 15, 2005
    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…