Industry News

  • Orchid is Named After Givaudan Scientist

    November 14, 2005
    A recently-discovered orchid species, Coryanthes kaiseriana G. Gerlach, was partially named after Dr. Roman Kaiser of Givaudan. Dr. Guenter Gerlach, a renowed specialist for neotropid orchids, dedicated the species to Dr. Kaiser in recognition of h…


  • Gattefosss New Image For the New Year

    November 14, 2005
    Paramus, NJ-based Gattefossé Corp. launched a new logo in Jan- uary. Company executives said the logo is part of a new corporate image campaign. The campaign reflects the company’s key values: more than 120 years of innovation, exper…


  • Breeze and DHA Labs Form Breeze Europe

    November 14, 2005
    Breeze Products Inc., Largo, FL, announced a joint venture with DHA Laboratories, based in the UK. The joint venture is called Breeze Europe, executives announced. Breeze executives said the company has expanded each year since its conception in t…


  • Noveon Acquires Scher Chemicals

    November 14, 2005
    Cleveland, OH-based Noveon Inc. acquired Scher Chemicals Inc. last month. Noveon executives said the investment expands Noveon’s personal care product offerings to include specialty emollients and other ingredients. Terms of the agreement were…


  • Amcol Acquires Certain Assets of Cardinal Health

    November 14, 2005
    Amcol International Corp. acquired the Polytrap business and Lafayette, LA manufacturing facility of Cardinal Health, formerly known as Enhanced Derm Technologies. Executives said the acquisition provides Amcol Health & Beauty Solutions with manu…


  • SOCMA Assesses Security For Responsible Care Program

    November 14, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manu- facturers Association (SOCMA) members have furthered their commitment to voluntary site security practices with the completion of security vulnerability assessments (SVAs) at their facilities. The completion of…


  • Limited Brands and C.O. Bigelow are Partners

    November 14, 2005
    Limited Brands and C.O. Bigelow Apothe- caries entered a strategic partnership in December intended to capitalize on the relative strengths of each company in the beauty industry. Ian J. Ginsberg, president and chief executive officer of C.O. Bigelow…


  • Wacker Chemical and Brenntag Enter Distribution Partnership

    November 14, 2005
    Wacker Chemical Corp., Adrian, MI, and Brenntag Inc., Reading, PA, entered a distribution partnership in December. The agreement grants Brenntag North American distribution rights for Wacker HDK fumed silica products, Wacker Helicone HC liquid crys…


  • Keystone Anline Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    November 14, 2005
    Chicago-based Keystone Aniline was awarded a certificate of registration for the ISO 9001:2000 standard. The certification was effective in November 2003 and continues until November 2006.…


  • BASF Adds Distributors For Performance Chemicals

    November 14, 2005
    BASF, Mt. Olive, NJ, appointed D.H. Litter Co., Elmsford, NY and Whittaker, Clark & Daniels Inc., South Plainfield, NJ as its distributors for performance chemicals for coatings, plastics and specialties in the eastern U.S. The two companies a…


  • Penreco Increases Sulfonate Production

    November 14, 2005
    Penreco increased production of natural sodium petroleum sulfonate five-fold at its Dickinson, TX plant, positioning the company as the largest North American producer of natural sodium petroleum sulfonates, according to company executives. Addit…


  • UV/EB 2004 Expo Is Set for May

    November 14, 2005
    E/5 2004, the world’s largest UV and EB technology and exposition conference, will be held May 3-5 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC. The expo will include speakers from such consumer product companies as M&M/Mars, E&J G…


  • Tarr LLC is McIntyres Northeast Distributor

    November 14, 2005
    McIntyre Group, University Park, IL, appointed Tarr LLC, Portland, OR as its distributor in Oregon and Washington. The appointment includes McIntyre’s entire line of surfactants, preservatives, amine oxides and specialty blends. “With…


  • DuPont Chemical and ServiceMaster Sign Agreement

    November 14, 2005
    DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise (DCSE), Wilmington, DE became the single-source manufacturer and formulating partner for the ServiceMaster, Memphis, TN cleaning and disinfecting product line. Under the terms of the agreement, DCSE will now ma…


  • Northern Labs Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    November 14, 2005
    Manitowoc, WI-based Northern Labs has received ISO 9001:2000 W/D certification. Executives said the new certification reflects the superior level of process control and documentation required when manufacturing top-quality products consistently for i…