Industry News

  • The Candle Ranks as No. 14 Most Important Tool

    December 9, 2005
    Forbes.com readers, editors and a panel of experts rank the candle as the 14th most important tool of all time, in terms of its impact on human civilization. For millennia, the candle has driven progress, allowing users to extend productive hours bey…


  • Symrise Consolidates, Restructures Divisions

    December 9, 2005
    Symrise has restructured two divisions for greater efficiency. The company has reorganized its global, regional and local fragrance management teams to provide increased resources for the local and regional markets in the household and laundry produc…


  • CasChem Announces ISO 9001:2000 Registration

    December 9, 2005
    Bayonne, NJ-based CasChem, a division of Rutherford Chemicals LLC, announced its ISO 9001:2000 registration. SGS Registration Services performed the assessment with the registration scope covering “the manufacturing of specialty chemicals, excl…


  • Lonza Receives Innovation Award

    December 9, 2005
    Lonza was the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2005 Personal Care Chemicals & Intermediates Technology Innovation of the Year award for the development of Natrulon DermaSphere oleosome technology, which it developed in conjunction with S…


  • Crompton Sells Refined Products Business

    December 9, 2005
    Crompton Corporation sold its refined product business to Sun Capital Partners Group, Inc. The business will now operate as Sonneborn Refined Products, B.V. in Europe and Sonneborn, Inc. elsewhere around the globe. Included in the sale are facilities…


  • SDA/CCSPA Announces Fall Conference Lineup

    December 9, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA) will hold its fall conference Sept. 7-9, 2005 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Highlights of the event include a speech f…


  • Intertech Holds Hair Color Global Forum 2005

    December 9, 2005
    Intertech’s Hair Color Global Forum 2005 will be held at the Hotel Ambassadeur in Juan les Pins, France, Sept. 26-27. More than 125 marketing executives, dye scientists, production managers, formulators, analysts, regulatory experts and investo…


  • Special M&A Session To Be Held at HBA

    December 9, 2005
    A special session devoted entirely to mergers & acquisitions will be held Sept. 27 during HBA 2005 in New York City. The session will be chaired by industry consultant Colin Hession, who will address the do’s and don’t’s in M&…


  • SOCMA and ACS Host Golf Tournament

    December 9, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) will host a one-day golf tournament Sept. 14, 2005, following SOCMA’s corporate excellence conference in Philadelphia. The purpose of the t…


  • YG Labs Names New Representatives

    December 9, 2005
    CYG Laboratories has named Clarice Loiacono and Mark Clousson sales representatives in the Midwest. Based in Wheaton, IL, the team will oversee product sales, skin care education and signature skin care business/branding development for all salon and…


  • NJ PEC To Host Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet

    December 9, 2005
    The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJ PEC) will holds its annual scholarship awards dinner Sept. 15, 2005 at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, NJ. The event’s speaker will be Dr. Francis L. Lawrence, president emeritus and university…


  • Markham Prestige Acquires Alterna

    December 9, 2005
    The Markham Prestige Group (MPG) has acquired Alterna Professional Haircare company. The acquisition solidifies MPG’s goal of being the market leader in the exclusive prestige hair care category.…


  • Disperse Group Acquires Woods of Windsor Group

    December 9, 2005
    Woods of Windsor Group l The Disperse Group Plc has acquired Woods of Windsor Group, manufacturer of home fragrance products. The acquisition will strengthen the position of the Disperse Group, complementing its existing portfolio, which includes…


  • Uniqema Addresses Formulation of the Future

    December 9, 2005
    At SCC Supplier’s Day 2005, Uniqema focused on personal care ingredients and technology that will comprise what the company calls the “formulation of the future.” Company executives pointed to a number of trends that are affecting t…


  • ICMAD Names Cosmetic Innovators of the Year

    December 9, 2005
    Nine member companies of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) were recognized for their innovative products, package designs and marketing ideas with the association’s second annual CITY awards for Cosmeti…