Industry News

  • Kruse is Sales Agent For Baypure in Germany

    November 14, 2005
    Bayer AG announced that Kruse Chemie KG, Balve, Germany, has assumed the sales activities in Germany for the Baypure product line of detergents, cleaning agents and cosmetics. According to company executives, Baypure CX100 helps protect against c…


  • SOCMA Honors Facilities with Responsible Care Awards

    November 14, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufac-turers Association (SOCMA) recognized winners of its third annual Responsible Care awards program Dec. 8 at the organization’s annual dinner in New York City. Winners, who were chosen for the outstandin…


  • Collaborative Names Picon As Midwest Distributor

    November 14, 2005
    The Collaborative Group, Stony Brook, NY, has partnered with Picon Chemicals, Homewood, IL as part of Collaborative’s continuing effort to enhance exposure nationwide, according to company executives. “We’re confident that the e…


  • Accel To Acquire and Expand Polytech

    November 14, 2005
    Accel Corp., Naperville, IL, will acquire Polytech Color and Compounding, located in Ontario, CA. Company executives said Accel will relocate Polytech to a larger facility with expanded capacity and laboratory and product development resources. T…


  • Collaborative Names Picon As Midwest Distributor

    November 14, 2005
    The Collaborative Group, Stony Brook, NY, has partnered with Picon Chemicals, Homewood, IL as part of Collaborative’s continuing effort to enhance exposure nationwide, according to company executives. “We’re confident that the e…


  • Accel To Acquire and Expand Polytech

    November 14, 2005
    Accel Corp., Naperville, IL, will acquire Polytech Color and Compounding, located in Ontario, CA. Company executives said Accel will relocate Polytech to a larger facility with expanded capacity and laboratory and product development resources. T…


  • FIT Museum Explores French Fragrance and Fashion

    November 14, 2005
    The Museum at FIT, New York, NY, will exhibit “Temptation, Joy and Scandal: Fragrance and Fashion 1900-1950,” from Feb. 24 to April 10. The exhibit explores an alliance between two French luxury industries—fragrance and fashio…


  • Scotts Liquid Gold Receives OSHA Award

    November 14, 2005
    Colorado-based Scott’s Liquid Gold re-ceived OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) merit award for excellence in its safety and health program. According to executives, there are currently only six Colorado companies that have attaine…


  • Innovative Skincare Distributes Vitamin C for Omar

    November 14, 2005
    Los Angeles-based Innovative Skincare entered into a distribution agreement with Mostafa Omar, Ph.D, giving the company exclusive rights to formulate and distribute topical vitamin C products for cosmetic use. Company executives said Dr. Omar per…


  • Luzenacs Talc Products Produced in Houston Plant

    November 14, 2005
    Luzenac has consolidated all production of personal care talc products to its Houston, TX mill. The move follows the shutdown of the company’s 30,000 ton a year operation in West Windsor, VT. Luzenac executives cited rising costs of talc im…


  • Peggy Borgman Receives Spa Person of the Year Award

    November 14, 2005
    The Day Spa Association named Peggy Wynne Borgman, president of Preston Wynne Inc., Spa Person of the Year during the Face & Body & Healthy Aging Conference gala reception in San Francisco last September. Ms. Borgman co-founded Preston Wy…


  • National Starch Licenses Technology from Salvona

    November 14, 2005
    National Starch and Chemical Company, Bridgewater, NJ, reached an agreement with Salvona LLC, Dayton, NJ, to acquire exclusive rights to Salvona's encapsulation and delivery system technologies for household products and fabric care markets. The tech…


  • Degussa Expands Brazilian Facility

    November 14, 2005
    Degussa is expanding its hydrogen peroxide production facility in Barro do Riacho, Brazil. Construction is expected to be completed by the second half of this year. The multi-million dollar investment will increase by 50% the facility’s overall…


  • MeadWestvaco Sells New England Forestland

    November 14, 2005
    Stamford, CT-based MeadWestvaco Corp. completed the sale of 629,000 acres of forestland in Maine and New Hampshire to Wagner Forest Manage-ment Ltd. in December. The sale includes a long-term fiber supply agreement for MeadWestvaco's mill in Rumfo…


  • Nalco is Acquired By Private Equity Group

    November 14, 2005
    The private equity group of The Black-stone Group, Apollo Management LP and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners acquired Ondeo Nalco Company, Naperville, IL, from Suez SA in November for $4.2 billion, according to reports. The company, officially renamed…