Industry News

  • 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 McIntyre’s 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.…


  • Wacker Chemical and Brenntag Enter Distribution Partnership

    November 14, 2005
    Wacker Chemical Corp., Adrian, MI, and Brenntag Inc., Reading, PA, entered a distribution partnership in December. The agreement grants Brenntag North American distribution rights for Wacker HDK fumed silica products, Wacker Helicone HC liquid crys…


  • Limited Brands and C.O. Bigelow are Partners

    November 14, 2005
    Limited Brands and C.O. Bigelow Apothe- caries entered a strategic partnership in December intended to capitalize on the relative strengths of each company in the beauty industry. Ian J. Ginsberg, president and chief executive officer of C.O. Bigelow…


  • SOCMA Assesses Security For Responsible Care Program

    November 14, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manu- facturers Association (SOCMA) members have furthered their commitment to voluntary site security practices with the completion of security vulnerability assessments (SVAs) at their facilities. The completion of…


  • Amcol Acquires Certain Assets of Cardinal Health

    November 14, 2005
    Amcol International Corp. acquired the Polytrap business and Lafayette, LA manufacturing facility of Cardinal Health, formerly known as Enhanced Derm Technologies. Executives said the acquisition provides Amcol Health & Beauty Solutions with manu…


  • Noveon Acquires Scher Chemicals

    November 14, 2005
    Cleveland, OH-based Noveon Inc. acquired Scher Chemicals Inc. last month. Noveon executives said the investment expands Noveon’s personal care product offerings to include specialty emollients and other ingredients. Terms of the agreement were…


  • Breeze and DHA Labs Form Breeze Europe

    November 14, 2005
    Breeze Products Inc., Largo, FL, announced a joint venture with DHA Laboratories, based in the UK. The joint venture is called Breeze Europe, executives announced. Breeze executives said the company has expanded each year since its conception in t…