Industry News

  • 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…


  • Ciba Presents Awards, Opens Technical Center

    November 14, 2005
    Two teams of scientists were honored with the Ciba Specialty Chemicals Research & Development award 2003 for two specially designed, troubleshooting technologies said to improve the performance of polymers. The first team included Hans-Rudolf…


  • AHBAI Honors Wal-Mart in Las Vegas

    November 14, 2005
    l Ethnic health and beauty care industry executives gathered at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas Sept. 10-…


  • Bradford Soap Acquires Hewitt

    November 14, 2005
    West Warwick, RI-based Bradford Soap Works acquired Hewitt Soap in October, bringing together the No. 1 and No. 2 soap bar players. The acquisition expands Bradford’s position as the largest player in the soap market with annual sales “…


  • ExTracts Fall 2003 Expands Categories

    November 14, 2005
    l The fall 2003 ExTracts trade show included product introductions in a number of categories. Main points of focus included skin care, men’s personal care, aromatherapy applications for home and office, personal care lines with empowerment the…


  • Circle of Champions

    November 14, 2005
    l Dale Crichton, executive vice president, cosmetics and fragrance, Nordstrom, was honored at The Fragrance Foundation’s Circle of Champions award ceremony Nov. 3 at The St. Regis, New York. “Dale Crichton has always been and continues…


  • Avon Honors Powerful Women In Breast Cancer

    November 14, 2005
    “The most powerful women in breast cancer” were honored in October as part of the Avon Foundation Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer awards. The ceremony was held at Tavern on the Green in New York City. The fundraising gala featured appearanc…


  • Exhibitors Sign Up for HBA 2004

    November 14, 2005
    With more than 16,000 individuals attending Health & Beauty America Sept. 30-Oct. 2, exhibitors are now clamoring to sign up for next years’ exhibition, which officials said will “reaffirm HBA as the definitive North American event fo…


  • Yun Ho Lee Inducted into

    November 14, 2005
    l Aloecorp, Broomfield, CO, presented the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) hall of fame award posthumously to Yun Ho Lee, who served as chairman of the board of the Namyang Aloe family of companies in Seoul, Korea until his death in 1996.…


  • National Starch

    November 14, 2005
    National starch Personal Care, Bridgewater, NJ, offers a technology and product de-velopment initiative to support manufacturers of products for curly hair. Called CurlScience, the goal of the program is to deliver innovative product concepts, new be…


  • In-Cometics Wins

    November 14, 2005
    In-Cosmetics received the best business exhibition award at the Event magazine awards 2003. The Event awards acknowledge the achievements of professionals in the event industry including organizers, agencies and suppliers. In-Cosmetics, started 1…


  • Lipoquimia SA is

    November 14, 2005
    Lipoquima SA, Mexico, was recently ISO 9001-2000 certified, executives an-nounced. The company, an affiliate of Lipo Chemicals Inc., Paterson, NJ, supplies ingredients to the cosmetic, household, pharmaceutical and dermo cosmetic industries.…


  • DuPont Textiles and Interiors

    November 14, 2005
    DuPont Textiles and Interiors executives announced that the DuPont subsidiary has been re-named Invista, effective in September. The name change represents the company’s next step toward separating from its parent company and firming up its ind…


  • Air Liquide America and

    November 14, 2005
    Air Liquide America LP and Croda Inc. reached an agreement in which Air Liquide will supply high-purity nitrogen to Croda’s Mill Hall, PA-based plant using APSA (advanced product supply approach) on-site nitrogen generation technology. APSA is…