Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…