Industry News

  • Tomah Names DoveChemCentral And RishiChem as Distributors

    November 15, 2005
    Milton, WI-based Tomah has appointed DoveChemCentral and RishiChem as distributors for Tomah’s line of cationic and nonionic surfactants. As a non-exclusive distributor, DoveChemCentral Pte Ltd. will service China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapo…


  • New Orleans is Site For AIChE Spring Meeting

    November 15, 2005
    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) 2004 spring national meeting is set for April 25-29 in New Orleans. James L. Gallogly, president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, will be the meeting’s…


  • Levlad Acquires Petal Fresh Pure from Enormarel

    November 15, 2005
    Los Angeles-based Levlad Inc. acquired the Petal Fresh Pure line from Enormarel Inc. The Petal Fresh Pure line consists of affordable luxury body care products such as lotions, scrubs, body wash and foot care. “We are thrilled with the acquis…


  • Oxford Chemicals Appoints Charkit

    November 15, 2005
    Effective March 1, Charkit Chemical Corp., Darien, CT, is the exclusive distributor within the NAFTA region of Oxford Chemicals’ aroma chemicals for the flavor and fragrance industry. The existing sales and distribution business of Oxford Chemi…


  • Chicago Perfumery, Soap and Extract Association Installs Board and Officers

    November 15, 2005
    The Chicago Perfumery, Soap and Extract Association introduced its 2004 officers and board of directors Feb. 7 at the Wyndham Chicago Northwest hotel. Pictured: seated (l-r): Woody Walmsley, past president; Sheretha Lumpkins, director; Terry Addison,…


  • Degussa Acquires Risjad’s H2O2 Operations in Indonesia

    November 15, 2005
    Degussa Corp. has purchased the hydro-gen peroxide assets of PT Risjad Brasali Peroxida from Risjad Brasali Industries, Jakarta, Indonesia. The new company, PT Degussa Peroxide Indonesia, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Degussa AG, Düsseldorf,…


  • Sephora Breaks New Ground in Manhattan

    November 15, 2005
    Sephora opened its seventh store in Manhattan in February at the Shops at Columbus Circle in the new Time Warner Center. More than 250 beauty firms are represented in the 4,875-sq. ft. shop, including 115 fragrance brands, 30 makeup lines and 3…


  • GE Advanced Ceramics Facility Receives ISO Certification

    November 15, 2005
    GE Advanced Ceramics’ quality management system, Strongsville, OH, was recently certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard, an upgrade from its previous ISO 9002 certification. GE executives said the certification underscores the company’…


  • Goldschmidt To Reorganize Two Production Plants

    November 15, 2005
    Goldschmidt Chemical Corp. will under-take major modifications at its Mapleton, IL and Janesville, WI production facilities this year. The company will invest more than $10 million in the plants’ operations. The plants are the major production…


  • ICMAD To Introduce CITY Awards in June

    November 15, 2005
    The Cosmetic Innovators of the Year (CITY) awards will be presented for the first time at the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) dinner and annual meeting on June 10 in New York City. The CITY awards replace ICMAD’s C…


  • Brillo Scrub‘n’Toss Receives Visionary Award

    November 15, 2005
    hurch & Dwight was honored with the Visionary award during the 2004 Vision Consumer Products conference in Las Vegas, NV Jan. 25-28. The award recognizes the best new consumer products that utilize nonwoven fabrics or nonwoven technology in their…


  • ChemPoint.com is R&H’s Kathon Distribution Channel

    November 15, 2005
    Rohm and Haas named ChemPoint.com as its exclusive Kathon CG/ICP preservative distributor. As of Feb. 1, ChemPoint provides marketing, sales and logistics for small- and medium-volume customers in the U.S. During the last three years, ChemPoint has…


  • SOCMA Launches New Industry Service

    November 15, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) announced plans to provide a novel regulatory service to companies introducing new chemicals to the marketplace. The service, PMNPro, allows companies to select the services they need…


  • Univera To Relocate To Lacey, Washington

    November 15, 2005
    Univera Inc., the holding company for its U.S. operations including Aloecorp Inc., Oasis Wellness Network and Unigen Pharmaceuticals Inc., will relocate to a new corporate facility in Lacey, WA on July 1. The U.S. companies will be housed under one…


  • Run/Walk for Charity Planned for In-Cosmetics

    November 15, 2005
    Milan’s largest park, Parco Sempione, will serve as the site of the Uniqema-sponsored New Ideas 5K Run/Walk for Charity, to be held April 28. The Run/Walk takes place during In-Cosmetics, set for April 27-29. “Not only is Parco Sempione…