Industry News

  • 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…


  • Gattefosss New Image For the New Year

    November 14, 2005
    Paramus, NJ-based Gattefossé Corp. launched a new logo in Jan- uary. Company executives said the logo is part of a new corporate image campaign. The campaign reflects the company’s key values: more than 120 years of innovation, exper…


  • Orchid is Named After Givaudan Scientist

    November 14, 2005
    A recently-discovered orchid species, Coryanthes kaiseriana G. Gerlach, was partially named after Dr. Roman Kaiser of Givaudan. Dr. Guenter Gerlach, a renowed specialist for neotropid orchids, dedicated the species to Dr. Kaiser in recognition of h…


  • P&G Chooses Sigma-Aldrich as Preferred Chemical Supplier

    November 14, 2005
    Procter & Gamble, Cincinatti, chose Sigma-Aldrich, St. Lous, MO, as the preferred chemical supplier for P&G’s research and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Executives said the agreement expands the companies’…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…