Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…