Industry News

  • Run/Walk for Charity Planned for In-Cosmetics

    November 15, 2005
    Milan’s largest park, Parco Sempione, will serve as the site of the Uniqema-sponsored New Ideas 5K Run/Walk for Charity, to be held April 28. The Run/Walk takes place during In-Cosmetics, set for April 27-29. “Not only is Parco Sempione…


  • Univera To Relocate To Lacey, Washington

    November 15, 2005
    Univera Inc., the holding company for its U.S. operations including Aloecorp Inc., Oasis Wellness Network and Unigen Pharmaceuticals Inc., will relocate to a new corporate facility in Lacey, WA on July 1. The U.S. companies will be housed under one…


  • SOCMA Launches New Industry Service

    November 15, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) announced plans to provide a novel regulatory service to companies introducing new chemicals to the marketplace. The service, PMNPro, allows companies to select the services they need…


  • ChemPoint.com is R&Hs Kathon Distribution Channel

    November 15, 2005
    Rohm and Haas named ChemPoint.com as its exclusive Kathon CG/ICP preservative distributor. As of Feb. 1, ChemPoint provides marketing, sales and logistics for small- and medium-volume customers in the U.S. During the last three years, ChemPoint has…


  • Brillo ScrubnToss Receives Visionary Award

    November 15, 2005
    hurch & Dwight was honored with the Visionary award during the 2004 Vision Consumer Products conference in Las Vegas, NV Jan. 25-28. The award recognizes the best new consumer products that utilize nonwoven fabrics or nonwoven technology in their…


  • ICMAD To Introduce CITY Awards in June

    November 15, 2005
    The Cosmetic Innovators of the Year (CITY) awards will be presented for the first time at the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) dinner and annual meeting on June 10 in New York City. The CITY awards replace ICMAD’s C…


  • Goldschmidt To Reorganize Two Production Plants

    November 15, 2005
    Goldschmidt Chemical Corp. will under-take major modifications at its Mapleton, IL and Janesville, WI production facilities this year. The company will invest more than $10 million in the plants’ operations. The plants are the major production…


  • GE Advanced Ceramics Facility Receives ISO Certification

    November 15, 2005
    GE Advanced Ceramics’ quality management system, Strongsville, OH, was recently certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard, an upgrade from its previous ISO 9002 certification. GE executives said the certification underscores the company’…


  • Sephora Breaks New Ground in Manhattan

    November 15, 2005
    Sephora opened its seventh store in Manhattan in February at the Shops at Columbus Circle in the new Time Warner Center. More than 250 beauty firms are represented in the 4,875-sq. ft. shop, including 115 fragrance brands, 30 makeup lines and 3…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.…