Industry News

  • Stayfree Partners With Dress for Success

    January 10, 2006
    Stayfree Partners With Dress for Success ● In the shared interest of empowering women to live better, more confident lives, Stayfree has announced a partnership with Dress for Success, the non-profit organization that helps economically…


  • Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

    January 10, 2006
    l Church & Dwight Co., Inc. announced that it has completed its purchase of the SpinBrush toothbrush business from Procter & Gamble. Church & Dwight paid $75 million in cash at closing, plus an inventory settlement amount following…


  • Playtex Products

    January 10, 2006
    Playtex Products Sells Non-Core Brands l Playtex Products, Inc. announced that it has sold its non-core brand assets including Baby Magic, Mr. Bubble, Ogilvie, Binaca, Dorothy Gray, Dentax, Tek, Tussy, Chubs and Better Off. The brands were sold…


  • Scott's Liquid Gold

    January 10, 2006
    Scott’s Liquid Gold Reports 3Q Results l Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets household and skin care products, announced that for the three months ended September 30, 2005, the company reported a net in…


  • Cognis Reports Sales Increase For Nine Months of 2005

    January 10, 2006
    Cognis Reports Sales Increase For First Nine Months of 2005 l Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis achieved net external sales of $2.8 billion in the first nine months of 2005. Comments Cognis chief executive officer Antonio Trius, “F…


  • P&G Lifts Second

    January 10, 2006
    P&G Lifts Second Quarter Expectations l Consumer products company Procter &  Gamble Co. raised its profit expectations for its fiscal second quarter, saying it sees earnings coming in at the higher end of its previous outlook…


  • Blyth Reports Higher

    January 10, 2006
    Blyth Reports Higher Third Quarter Sales l Blyth Inc. reported that net sales for the third quarter ended Oct. 31, 2005 increased approximately 1% to $444.5 million compared with $439.4 million a year earlier. Operating profit for the quarter dec…


  • CTFA To Hold Science Seminars in New Jersey

    December 9, 2005
    The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) will hold four consecutive day-long science seminars in November at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. The seminars will be held November 8-11 and are open to CTFA members…


  • Arkema To Expand Hydrogen Peroxide Capacity

    December 9, 2005
    Arkema Inc. will be expanding its North American hydrogen peroxide production capacity by 20 kt/year, with a $10 million investment at its Canadian plant in Becancour, Québec, to be started by mid-2006. Becancour is one of Arkema’s two…


  • Fitzchem Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    December 9, 2005
    Fitzchem Corporation, an Itasca, IL distributor/sales agent of raw materials to the coatings, plastics, ink, construction, adhesives and personal care industries, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a multitude of special events planne…


  • Altana Acquires The Eckart Group

    December 9, 2005
    Altana Chemie AG, the specialty chemicals division of Altana AG, has signed an agreement to acquire the Eckart GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Germany. Eckart is a manufacturer of metallic effect pigments and metallic printing inks and employs ab…


  • ExTracts Sets Sights on New York City

    December 9, 2005
    Ex•Tracts: Essentials for Spa, Home and Travel will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, November 12-15, 2005. In conjunction with the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show, the all-new edition of the estab…


  • SDA Answers Questions About High Efficiency Detergents

    December 9, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), which represents the nation’s cleaning products industry, has published a free, online guide for consumers, “High Efficiency Washers and Detergents: Working in Harmony to Save Energy and Water.&r…


  • Symrise Introduces New Division

    December 9, 2005
    Symrise Corporation has merged its cos- metics and aromachemicals divisions to create the “Sensory Ingredients Division.” The Symrise products portfolio will now be divided into three globally renowned divisions: flavor, fragrances and se…


  • Murads Detox treatment Wins 2005 Innovator of the Year

    December 9, 2005
    The Independent Cosmetic Manfacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) presented Murad’s CitySkin Detox Treatment with the 2005 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year award (CITY) for best skin care product innovation. The product is designed to detoxify and n…