Industry News

  • Wacker Chemical Achieves ISO Certification

    November 22, 2005
    Adrian, MI-based Wacker Chemical Corp. received ISO-14001:1996 environmental management system certification from the British Standards Institute (BSI). The ISO-14001:1996 certificate recognizes Wacker’s combined excellence in quality an…


  • Symrise Makes Global Changes

    November 22, 2005
    Symrise, Holzminden, Germany, an-nounced newly aligned, streamlined processes designed to make customer-oriented processes even quicker and more efficient. In the 12 months since the merger of Dragoco and Haarmann and Reimer to form Symrise, the co…


  • Elementis Acquires Sasol Servo BV

    November 22, 2005
    Elementis Specialties completed its acquisition of Sasol Servo BV, a Netherlands-based specialty chemical manufacturer, by its parent company, Elementis PLC. Servo will be integrated into the existing Elementis business portfolio. Servo brings to El…


  • Geron Corp. Grants License to P&G

    November 22, 2005
    Biopharmaceutical company Geron Corp. has granted a non-exclusive license to Procter & Gamble relating to Geron’s human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) technology for cell research applications. Financial terms of the agreement wer…


  • Majeed is Honored By NECO

    November 22, 2005
    Dr. Muhammed Majed received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for 2004. The award was given by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation Inc. (NECO). Previous honorees of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor include U.S. presidents, Nobel l…


  • Pathways to Beauty and Well-Being Benefits Charities

    November 22, 2005
    Pathways to Beauty and Well-Being, the first consumer exhibition and teaching program dedicated exclusively to women’s beauty and well-being products and services, announced a plan to provide financial support to two women’s charities: th…


  • Noxzema Announces Winner Of Girl Search Contest

    November 22, 2005
    Noxzema and Ford Models chose 22-year- old Mia Rudledge, of Birmingham, AL, as the winner of Noxzema Girl Search, a nationwide campaign to discover the next fresh-faced “Noxzema Girl.” Ms. Rudledge follows in the footsteps of former &ldqu…


  • Avon Ladies May Go Door-to-Door in China

    November 22, 2005
    Avon Products Inc. may soon be sending its representatives door-to-door in China, after having been banned from direct-selling in the country since 1998. The ban was imposed due to fears of fraud and potential abuses of sales representatives. Avon e…


  • Lumenis to Embark On Photorejuvenation Study

    November 22, 2005
    Lumenis Ltd., with U.S. operations in New York, NY and Santa Clara, CA, as well as global operations, announced that its IPL Quantum SR Intense Pulsed Light system will be used as part of a new multicenter Phase II clinical study. The study will be c…


  • Best Paper Winner Announced at TRI Conference

    November 22, 2005
    Aikaterini Mavraki of Imperial College London, the UK, received the Best Paper award from TRI/Princeton’s First International Conference on Applied Hair Science. Ms. Mavraki received the $3000 prize, provided by Wella AG, for her presentation,…


  • Atofina Petrochemicals Honors ENSR Team

    November 15, 2005
    Thomas Beck, P.E. and Sean Philips of ENSR International were named “Atofina All-Stars” at the 2004 Atofina Petrochemicals remediation conference held in Durango, CO. The annual remediation conference is held to share knowledge and provid…


  • Degussa Opens Polyether Plant in Hopewell, VA

    November 15, 2005
    Degussa AG, Düsseldorf, Germany, opened a new polyether manu- facturing facility at the company’s Hopewell, VA site. Degussa invested about $30 million on the new plant, which has a production capacity of 14,000 metric tons a year. &ldqu…


  • GPMI Makes Big Investment In Wet Wipes Capabilities

    November 15, 2005
    GPMI Company, Gilbert, AZ, recently completed a major investment in new manufacturing technologies along with infrastructure to support its growth. The investment of more than $6 million in expansion focuses on two of GPMI’s production units: t…


  • Bulgari Moves Fragrance Business In-House

    November 15, 2005
    In January 2005, Bulgari Corp. of America will officially take over all sales, marketing and financial operations of Bulgari Parfums USA. Since 1994, these functions were handled by Fragrance Exclusive Inc. (FEI). Francesco Trapani, chief executive…


  • Marietta Corp. Installs New Equipment

    November 15, 2005
    Marietta Corp. has added substantial capacity to its Cortland, NY facility. The company installed six additional Bartelt machines for packette production, a new IWK tube filler, a new Wrapade tablet and pill filling machine and a high speed rotary h…