Industry News

  • 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…


  • ChemPoint.com Offers Penrecos Versagel C Series

    November 22, 2005
    Penreco, Houston, TX, chose Chem Point.com, Bellevue, WA, to distribute its Versagel C series in all U.S. states west of Utah, including Montana and the West Coast. Versagel C is a pre-mixed, easy-to-use gelling hydrocarbon based on mineral oil and a…


  • Eugene Perma Partners With Salon Accessories

    November 22, 2005
    Randolph, NJ-based Eugene Perma has teamed up with Salon Accessories, Rochester, NY, to distribute products to salons. Executives said Salon Accessories sought a high-performance hair coloring company that would offer a human touch. More info: (800)…


  • Wacker Polymer Systems Expands FitzChems Distribution

    November 22, 2005
    Wacker Polymer Systems, Adrian, MI, has expanded Itasca, IL-based Fitz Chem Corporation’s raw material distribution territory to include Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and the entire state of Illinois. Fitz Chem’s previous region included Ind…


  • Bissell Buys Woolite from Playtex Products

    November 22, 2005
    Bissell Homecare, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, has entered into an agreement to purchase the Woolite Rug and Upholstery business from Playtex Products, Inc. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2004. “This strategic acquisition st…


  • J.M. Huber Acquires CP Kelco APS

    November 22, 2005
    The J.M. Huber Corp., Edison, NJ, purchased hydrocolloid producer CP Kelco ApS from Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners II L.P. in July after acquiring a minority ownership stake from Hercules, Inc. in February. Executives said with this acquis…


  • Smurfit-Stone, LOral Named Safe Companies

    November 22, 2005
    Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Chicago, was recently named one of America’s safest companies in Occupational Hazards magazine. Also data from the American Forest & Paper Association shows Smurfit-Stone has led the pulp and paper industry in…


  • Alliance Created To Develop RFID Tags

    November 22, 2005
    Marlin Mickle, a University of Pittsburgh electrical engineer and ADCUS, a subsidiary of Advanced Digital Chips, Inc., Korea, have partnered to sell radio-frequency identification tags (RFID). Called Product Emitting Numbering Identification (PENI) t…


  • Schering-Plough Named A Top Company for Mothers

    November 22, 2005
    Schering-Plough Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, was named one of the 100 best companies for working mothers across the U.S. by Working Mother magazine. “We have a broad range of programs designed to create a workplace that is conducive to helping our…


  • AIChE Establishes Institute for Sustainability

    November 22, 2005
    American Institutes of Chemical Engineers has launched the Institute for Sustainability (IfS) following the ratification of its charter by the AIChE board of directors. The volunteer-driven Institute will promote the societal, economic and environmen…


  • Engelhard Corp. Acquires The Collaborative Group

    November 22, 2005
    Engelhard Corp., Iselin, NJ, has acquired The Collaborative Group, Ltd., including its wholly-owned subsidiary Collaborative Laboratories. Executives said the merger creates a unique combination of technical capabilities, such as Engelhard’s su…


  • Silab Hosts Scientific Seminar, Expands Plant

    November 22, 2005
    Silab, Brive, France, hosted a scientific seminar from June 24 and 25 for approximately 200 customers. The event commemorated the company’s 20th anniversary and the inauguration of a new production unit at the Correze site. The seminar feature…


  • Jean Coutu Buys Eckerd Drugstore Chain

    November 22, 2005
    The Jean Coutu Group, Longueuil, Canada, has purchased the Eckerd Drugstore chain, which consists of approximately 1,550 stores and support facilities in the U.S., for nearly $2.4 billion. Jean Coutu is now the fourth largest drugstore chain in North…


  • J.M. Huber to Finalize Acquisition of CP Kelco

    November 22, 2005
    On Sept. 30, J.M. Huber Corporation will officially acquire CP Kelco from Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners II L.P. Terms were not disclosed. Huber owns a minority interest in the company, which it acquired from Hercules, Inc. in February. Up…


  • Fitz Chem Establishes Personal Care Division

    November 22, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation, Itasca, IL, has cre-ated a new personal care/industrial & institutional division to serve these industries. Executives said it will operate as a stand-alone division. As a result, Tochi Onyeriri was appointed technical indu…