Industry News

  • ICMAD Announces First Annual CITY Awards

    November 22, 2005
    Six members of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) were recognized at the association's first CITY (Cosmetic Innovators of The Year) awards. The winners were announced during ICMAD's 31st annual meeting on June…


  • Rohm & Haas Honors Patent Inventors

    November 22, 2005
    Rohm and Haas (R&H) Company recognized 170 researchers and engineers from around the world for their contributions to scientific discovery and invention. Ceremonies were held near Rohm & Haas’ technical center in Spring House, PA, and i…


  • Daiichi Appoints Tomen U.S. Vitamin Distributor

    November 22, 2005
    Daiichi Fine Chemical Co. Ltd., Tokyo, appointed Tomen America Inc., New York, NY, as the exclusive distributor of calcium panthothenate, pantethine and other fine chemical products in the U.S. The appointment is intended to enhance the distribution…


  • Sud-Chemie Appoints Paradigm Science

    November 22, 2005
    The Performance Additives division of Sud-Chemie Inc., Louisville, KY, appointed Paradigm Science Inc., Princeton, NJ, to represent Sud-Chemie’s full line of rheological additives and mastergels sold under the Tixogel, Optigel, PureThix and Rhe…


  • Stephan Files Suit Against Alberto-Culver Unit

    November 22, 2005
    Stephan Company, Miami, FL, filed a class-action lawsuit against Alberto-Culver’s Sally Beauty Company unit. The lawsuit seeks to recover monies Sally deducts from its vendors for advertising and educating the public, approximately 8%. Stephan…


  • Ahlstrom Adds U.S. Nonwovens Production Line

    November 22, 2005
    Ahlstrom has added a new $40 million pro- duction line at its facility in Windsor Locks, CT. Ahlstrom executives said the investment underscores the Windsor Locks site as Ahlstrom’s largest nonwoven manufacturing site and center of excellence f…


  • Cobe Chem Labs Expands Capabilities

    November 22, 2005
    Cobe Chem Labs has expanded its production capabilities and operations to include a variety of color products with the launch of Cobe Color Cosmetics Inc. Cobe Color Cosmetics develops, formulates and manufactures a range of color cosmetics and othe…


  • SOCMA and EPA Sign Agreement

    November 22, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufac- turers Association (SOCMA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June to coordinate the efforts of the Responsible Care program and EPA’s performance track pro…


  • DLI Holding Corp. To Acquire Del Labs

    November 22, 2005
    Del Laboratories Inc. signed a definitive merger agreement in July to be acquired by DLI Holding Corp., a company jointly owned by affiliates of Kelso & Company and Church & Dwight. The transaction was valued at $385 million. Under the agree…


  • Japanese Researchers Receive Glycerine Innovation Award

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • WFFC Honors Neale At Dinner at the Chart House

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • 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…