Industry News

  • Ineos Expands Silicas Capacity

    November 15, 2005
    Ineos Silica announced invenstments to expand capacity and supply the growing markets for silica gels and polyolefin catalysts. The company will make expenditures in its Joliet, IL and Warrington, UK plants to increase capacity for key products in th…


  • U.S. Cosmetics Represents Kokyu Alcohol Koyu

    November 15, 2005
    U.S. Cosmetics Corp., Dayville, CT, is the new North American representative for Kokyu Alcohol Kogyu Co. Ltd. of Chiba, Japan. One major product to be featured by U.S. Cosmetics in its rollout of Kokyu Alcohol’s products is Risocast DA (hydroge…


  • Eastman Appoints Team To Serve Nonwovens Market

    November 15, 2005
    Kingsport, TN-based Eastman Chemical Company is expanding its focus on the nonwovens industry by appointing a team of textile chemical experts to serve the nonwovens market. The team, from Eastman’s textile chemical business unit, leverages t…


  • Archway is Distributor For BASF in Midwest

    November 15, 2005
    BASF, Mt. Olive, NJ, appointed Archway Sales Inc., St. Louis, MO, as a distributor for BASF’s performance chemicals for coatings, plastics and specialties in the Midwestern U.S. Archway’s distribution responsibilities include customers in…


  • Gillette To Launch Two Oral-B Products

    November 15, 2005
    The Gillette Company, Boston, MA, a glob-al leader in the $5 billion manual and power toothbrush market, will launch two new power rechargeable toothbrushes under its Oral-B banner. The new Oral-B Professional Care 8000 features rotating oscillation…


  • Lubrizol To Acquire Noveon for $1.84 Billion

    November 15, 2005
    Wickliffe, OH-based Lubrizol Corp. will purchase Cleveland-based Noveon International, Inc., for $1.84 billion. The proposed acquisition has been approved by the boards of both companies, and is subject to regulatory approval. Executives expect the…


  • ISP Acquires Business Of Biochema Schwaben

    November 15, 2005
    International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ, through its subsidiaries, has acquired the business of Biochema Schwaben. Biochema, a formulator of preservatives and biocides for industrial and personal care applications, currently has customers i…


  • Polysciences Doubles Capabilities With Acquisition of Dream Cosmetics

    November 15, 2005
    Polysciences, Inc., a Warrington, PA, contract manufacturer and manufacturer of specialty chemicals and laboratory products, has acquired Dream Cosmetics, Inc., a contract manufacturer for the cosmetics industry located in Chatham, VA. The acquisitio…


  • Degussa Acquires Risjads H2O2 Operations in Indonesia

    November 15, 2005
    Degussa Corp. has purchased the hydro-gen peroxide assets of PT Risjad Brasali Peroxida from Risjad Brasali Industries, Jakarta, Indonesia. The new company, PT Degussa Peroxide Indonesia, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Degussa AG, Düsseldorf,…


  • Chicago Perfumery, Soap and Extract Association Installs Board and Officers

    November 15, 2005
    The Chicago Perfumery, Soap and Extract Association introduced its 2004 officers and board of directors Feb. 7 at the Wyndham Chicago Northwest hotel. Pictured: seated (l-r): Woody Walmsley, past president; Sheretha Lumpkins, director; Terry Addison,…


  • Oxford Chemicals Appoints Charkit

    November 15, 2005
    Effective March 1, Charkit Chemical Corp., Darien, CT, is the exclusive distributor within the NAFTA region of Oxford Chemicals’ aroma chemicals for the flavor and fragrance industry. The existing sales and distribution business of Oxford Chemi…


  • Levlad Acquires Petal Fresh Pure from Enormarel

    November 15, 2005
    Los Angeles-based Levlad Inc. acquired the Petal Fresh Pure line from Enormarel Inc. The Petal Fresh Pure line consists of affordable luxury body care products such as lotions, scrubs, body wash and foot care. “We are thrilled with the acquis…


  • New Orleans is Site For AIChE Spring Meeting

    November 15, 2005
    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) 2004 spring national meeting is set for April 25-29 in New Orleans. James L. Gallogly, president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, will be the meeting’s…


  • Tomah Names DoveChemCentral And RishiChem as Distributors

    November 15, 2005
    Milton, WI-based Tomah has appointed DoveChemCentral and RishiChem as distributors for Tomah’s line of cationic and nonionic surfactants. As a non-exclusive distributor, DoveChemCentral Pte Ltd. will service China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapo…


  • Fantastic Sams Partners With Locks of Love

    November 15, 2005
    In honor of its 30th anniversary, Fantastic Sams aims to break its record for charitable giving, according to company executives. For the past three years, Fantastic Sams has partnered with Locks of Love, a national non-profit organization that h…