Industry News


  • Cognis Receives Partner in

    Cognis’ oleochemicals group received its 10th Partner in Quality award from S.C. Johnson at a ceremony in Racine, WI. Cognis was honored for its continued delivery of quality products, and is only the second chemical company to reach the 10-yea…
    11.14.05

  • Southern Clay Products

    l Austin, TX-based Southern Clay Prod- ucts (SCP) has consolidated its channels to market, aligning itself…
    11.14.05

  • Dow Chemical is Focused

    ou can’t be all things to all people—even when you’re one of the largest chemical companies in the world. In a nod to specialization, Dow Chemical is focusing its research efforts on providing solutions to key customers in the house…
    11.14.05

  • Low-Foam Surfactants

    One of the newest products in the Dow Chemical lineup is Triton EF surfactants, which the company bills as a new generation of low-foam surfactants. These nonionics are said to provide an excellent combination of low foam profile, detergency and wett…
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  • The Year Ahead

    Developing innovative products that exceed consumer demand is critical for an industry that continues to suffer from eroding margins, both at the supplier and end-product level. Last year ended on a sour note for many surfactant suppliers, with price…
    11.14.05

  • Givaudans Krakower Receives

    Givaudan Perfumer Cecile Krakower was recognized in the fragrance category of the Fashion Group International’s sixth annual Rising Star awards in January. Ms. Krakower’s creations include Adrienne Vittadini, Paula Dorf and a new scent fr…
    11.14.05

  • Unigen Enters Into

    Broomfield, CO-based Unigen Pharma-ceuticals Inc. announced a collaborative plant collection agreement with BioResources International Inc. (BRI), a researcher and commercial developer of high-value natural products from tropical biodiversity. BRI…
    11.14.05

  • Goldschmidt Appoints Brenntag

    l Goldschmidt Chemical Corp., Hopewell, VA, announced that Brenntag Inc., Reading, PA, is the sole U.S. distributor for Goldschmidt’s textile care business line. The textile care line includes Varisoft, Variquat, Adogen, Arosurf and Rewopol det…
    11.14.05

  • WFFC Relocates Offices

    The Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) has relocated its offices. Inquiries can be addressed to Diane Davis, Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce Inc., 3301 Route 66, Suite 205, Building C, Neptune, NJ 07753; (732) 922-0500; Fax: (732) 9…
    11.14.05

  • Tri-K To Represent

    Northvale, NJ-based Tri-K Industries Inc. was named the exclusive U.S. representative for Ineos Silicas. Tri-K will offer Ineos’ Neosil CBT granules, Neosil PC scrub particles, Neosil CL2000 for cleansing applications and Neosil CT11, a patente…
    11.14.05

  • May Department Stores

    The May Department Stores Company made a donation of an undisclosed amount to The Annette Green Museum at The Fragrance Foundation, New York, NY. The donation will be used to further the museum’s charitable and artistic purposes, a spokesperson…
    11.14.05

  • Eurotherm Changes Name

    Billerica, MA-based web gauging and control system company Eurotherm Gaug-ing Systems changed its name to EGS Gauging Inc., effective Jan. 1. The company also sports a new logo and corporate identity program. The changes reflect the company’s t…
    11.14.05

  • Former IFF Exec

    Martine Fougeron de Monés, former vice president of marketing and global creative at International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), has founded Martine Luxe, LLC, a New York, NY-based strategy, marketing and creative consulting firm. She will foc…
    11.14.05

  • Zenitech Licenses

    Darien, CT-based Charkit Chemical Corp. added Zenitech’s line of Zenigloss agents for hair, skin and sun care applications in the northeastern U.S., Connecticut, New England, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The ingredients use un…
    11.14.05

  • LOral Marketing Award

    Students from the Fashion Institute of Technology and 65 other schools are participating in the 2003 L’Oréal Marketing Award, a competition that provides college students with real-world experience as product managers. Students develop a…
    11.14.05

  • Fragrance Foundations Green

    l Annette Green, president emeritus of The Fragrance Foundation, was honored with the Ehren-FiFi award at the FiFi award ceremonies in Frankfurt, Ger-many in January. The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contri…
    11.14.05

  • The Este Lauder Cos.

    The Estée Lauder Cos. has signed an agreement to acquire the Paris-based Darphin group of companies, according to a Form 8-K filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing didn’t include the financial terms of the…
    11.14.05

  • Noveon Names Lipscomb

    Lipscomb Chemical Company, Long Beach, CA, has been appointed regional distributor of Cleveland-based Noveon’s Carbopol resins, Carbopol Ultrez polymers, Carbopol ETD polymers, Pemulen emulsifiers, Avalure film-forming polymers and Novemer poly…
    11.14.05

  • Roche and LC United Reach

    Roche Vitamins has reached an import- ant long-term agreement with LC United of Taiwan for the production of its Parsol brand UV filters: Parsol 1789, the world-leading UV-A filter, and UV-B filters Parsol MXC, Parsol 5000, Parsol 340 and water-solub…
    11.14.05

  • Avon Sets Schedule

    Avon’s annual Walk for Breast Cancer series will take place April through September to raise awareness of the disease and help save lives, event organizers said. The walks are conveniently scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays. The event schedule…
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