Industry News


  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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.…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • 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…
    11.14.05

  • HBA Will Feature

    HBA Will Feature Beauty Fusion Show in 2004 ● Organizers of HBA (Health and Beauty America) announced the premiere of Beauty Fusion New York, an event for the salon and spa industry. The event is scheduled for Sept. 26-28, 2004 at the Ja…
    11.14.05

  • Signature Brands Earns

    Signature Brands Earns WBE Certification ● Indianapolis-based Signature Brands Group has earned certification as a women-owned business enterprise SCHOTT’SGLASS-BASED POWDER FOR CUTTING-EDGE COSMETICS 156HAP1003.pdf(WBE). Working w…
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  • DuPont Engineering

    DuPont Engineering and Wuxi Form Joint Venture ● A joint venture between DuPont Engineering Polymers, Wilmington, DE, and Wuxi Xingda Nylon Co., Wuxi, China, will be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2003, pending regulatory approvals.…
    11.14.05

  • Symrise in top 10

    Symrise in Top 10 In Fragrance and Flavor Market ● Newly-formed Symrise, the result of the 2002 merger of Holzminden, Germanybased Dragoco and Haarmann & Reimer, now holds 11.3% of the global fragrances and flavors market. The compan…
    11.14.05

  • Ondeo Nalco

    Ondeo Nalco Acquired By Investor Group ● Private equity firms The Blackstone Group, Apollo Management LP and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners collectively signed a $4.2 billion agreement to acquire Ondeo Nalco from Suez SA. Naperville, IL-…
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  • Wacker Silicones

    Wacker Silicones Receives Partners in Quality Award ● In July, Adrian, MI-based Wacker Silicones employees were presented with the Partners in Quality award by representatives from S.C. Johnson Company. The presentation of the award mark…
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  • PCMC Lays off

    PCMC Lays Off 200 Employees ● On Aug. 4, Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) laid off 212 employees at its Ashland Ave., Green Bay, WI facility. “The layoff is the result of two factors,” said Frederick Baer, president a…
    11.14.05

  • P&G Chooses Plastipak

    P&G Chooses Plastipak for Heavy Duty Liquid Containers ● Plastic Packaging will supply containers for Procter & Gamble’s heavy-duty liquid detergent business. P&G’s HDL products include Tide, Cheer, Era and Gain. T…
    11.14.05

  • Nioxin

    Nioxin Moves to Larger Headquarters ● Nioxin Research Labs hosted a two-dayday celebration in Atlanta, GA on Aug. 18 and 19 to mark the company’s move to new corporate headquarters. The new, 185,000 sq. ft. facility is three times…
    11.14.05

  • Mcintyre Group Expands

    McIntyre Group Expands Production and R&D Capacity ● In order to meet the product demand of its global customers, McIntyre Group Ltd. has increased production capacity at its University Park, IL and Holywell Green, UK manufacturing fa…
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  • Uniqemas Paterson, NJ

    l Uniqema, New Castle, DE, plans to close its Paterson, NJ site, which employs 96 people, and will transfer its technical and manufacturing capabilities to an expanded facility at Atlas Point, New Castle, DE. Executives said the site is strategically…
    11.14.05