Industry News

  • Palm-Oleo Selects Acme-Hardesty

    November 22, 2005
    Palm-Oleo SDN BHD, Malaysia, appointed Acme-Hardesty Co. as the exclusive distributor of fatty acids and glycerin in the U.S. Palm-Oleo will utilize Acme-Hardesty’s extensive supply chain network to distribute bulk and packaged oleochemicals. M…


  • Sunjin Selects Shamrock as Its U.S. Rep

    November 22, 2005
    Sunjin Chemical Company, a manufacturer and provider of personal care raw materials in Korea, has appointed Shamrock Technologies, Inc., Newark, NJ, as its sales representative for the U.S. cosmetic market.…


  • SDA Welcomes New Members

    November 22, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) recently added several companies to its membership. The new members include Gereke Chemicals, Inc., Pasadena, TX; Innophos, Inc., Cranbury, NJ; International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ; Kao Specialtie…


  • Lonza Sells Plant

    November 22, 2005
    Lonza sold the assets of its Pasadena, Bayport, TX site to Gulf Bayport Chemicals (GBC), Houston, TX. Lonza remains committed to the diketene business and will continue to serve its customers from its plant in Visp, Switzerland. GBC was created in Ju…


  • Glenn Newman of Croda Dies at 62

    November 22, 2005
    Glenn Newman, vice president of sales for Croda, Inc., Edison, NJ, died unexpectedly on Dec. 3 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He was 62. Mr. Newman joined Croda in 1973 and was scheduled to retire at the end of December after serving mor…


  • Novel Emulsification Technology from Lonza

    November 22, 2005
    Lonza is taking a natural approach to cosmetic emulsification with the introduction of the Natrulon oleosome emulsifier series. Based on patented DermaSphere technology, Lonza’s new Natrulon oleosomes are said to be ideal for a wide range of co…


  • IFF Contributes $500K  to Monell Center

    November 22, 2005
    The Monell Chemical Senses Center, a research institute dedicated to taste, smell and chemosensory irritation in Philadelphia, received a capital campaign contribution commitment of $500,000 from International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. (IFF). Mone…


  • Ciba Takes Part in National Chemistry Week

    November 22, 2005
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals participated in National Chemistry Week (Oct. 17-23) by demonstrating how chemistry supports everyday health and wellness during an educational program that took place at schools near Ciba’s major facilities throughout…


  • 4-Front Acquires UK Division of Hill Top Research

    November 22, 2005
    4-Front Research UK Limited has acquired the UK division of Hill Top Research. 4-Front has hired the entire Hill Top staff and is operating facilities in both Manchester and Maldon. The companies are working together to assure a smooth transition for…


  • CPMA Holds Conference in April

    November 22, 2005
    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA), Alexandria, VA, will hold its “Innovation in Color Technology” conference at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, MD, from April 20-22, 2005. The symposium will cover the latest trends…


  • Fragrance Foundation Honors Pete Born

    November 22, 2005
    Each year, The Fragrance Foundation celebrates one outstanding professional by issuing him or her the Circle of Champions award during Fragrance Week. This year, the Foundation bestowed the honor on Pete Born, 27-year veteran of Women’s Wear D…


  • Extracts Announce Award Winners

    November 22, 2005
    The 16th semi-annual ExTracts show honored the Best New Product award winners and finalists in four new categories: Bath & Body, Beauty, Home Spa and Natural Product. New York-based 4mula won Best of Show for its 4mula Barbox, a bar soap-preser…


  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Awards Leaders

    November 22, 2005
    During the annual meeting for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, eight leaders in the chemical engineering industry were presented awards of accomplishment. Dr. Stanley I. Sandler received the 2004 Founders award for outstanding contribu…


  • Pfizer To Buy Purell Line From Gojo Industries

    November 22, 2005
    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, the Morris Plains, NJ-based division of Pfizer, Inc., will acquire the Purell line of instant hand sanitizers from Gojo Industries, Inc., Akron, OH. Under the agreement, Pfizer will market Purell to consumers through mass…


  • Organic Certifying Agency, Content Verified, Launches

    November 22, 2005
    Content Verified, Inc., Carson, NV, helps evaluate and certify non-U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulated products, as well as products under the USDA’s complex National Organic Program (NOP) and California Organic Products Act for org…