Industry News

  • 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…


  • Jacob Holm Industries Installs Spunlace Line

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Interim Marketing Services Are On a Growth Trend

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Breeze Products Expands Manufacturing and Distribution Center

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • DeSoto Receives Awards from Sears

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Croda Relocates to Larger New Jersey Facility

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Polysciences Doubles Capabilities With Acquisition of Dream Cosmetics

    November 15, 2005
    Polysciences, Inc., a Warrington, PA, contract manufacturer and manufacturer of specialty chemicals and laboratory products, has acquired Dream Cosmetics, Inc., a contract manufacturer for the cosmetics industry located in Chatham, VA. The acquisitio…


  • ISP Acquires Business Of Biochema Schwaben

    November 15, 2005
    International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ, through its subsidiaries, has acquired the business of Biochema Schwaben. Biochema, a formulator of preservatives and biocides for industrial and personal care applications, currently has customers i…


  • Lubrizol To Acquire Noveon for $1.84 Billion

    November 15, 2005
    Wickliffe, OH-based Lubrizol Corp. will purchase Cleveland-based Noveon International, Inc., for $1.84 billion. The proposed acquisition has been approved by the boards of both companies, and is subject to regulatory approval. Executives expect the…


  • Gillette To Launch Two Oral-B Products

    November 15, 2005
    The Gillette Company, Boston, MA, a glob-al leader in the $5 billion manual and power toothbrush market, will launch two new power rechargeable toothbrushes under its Oral-B banner. The new Oral-B Professional Care 8000 features rotating oscillation…


  • Archway is Distributor For BASF in Midwest

    November 15, 2005
    BASF, Mt. Olive, NJ, appointed Archway Sales Inc., St. Louis, MO, as a distributor for BASF’s performance chemicals for coatings, plastics and specialties in the Midwestern U.S. Archway’s distribution responsibilities include customers in…


  • Eastman Appoints Team To Serve Nonwovens Market

    November 15, 2005
    Kingsport, TN-based Eastman Chemical Company is expanding its focus on the nonwovens industry by appointing a team of textile chemical experts to serve the nonwovens market. The team, from Eastman’s textile chemical business unit, leverages t…


  • U.S. Cosmetics Represents Kokyu Alcohol Koyu

    November 15, 2005
    U.S. Cosmetics Corp., Dayville, CT, is the new North American representative for Kokyu Alcohol Kogyu Co. Ltd. of Chiba, Japan. One major product to be featured by U.S. Cosmetics in its rollout of Kokyu Alcohol’s products is Risocast DA (hydroge…


  • Ineos Expands Silicas Capacity

    November 15, 2005
    Ineos Silica announced invenstments to expand capacity and supply the growing markets for silica gels and polyolefin catalysts. The company will make expenditures in its Joliet, IL and Warrington, UK plants to increase capacity for key products in th…