Industry News


  • Jason Natural Cosmetics

    Jason  Natural Cosmetics, Culver City, CA, acquired Colorado-based Shaman Beauty Products in an effort to expand Jason’s offering of high-quality, natural products, according to company executives. Jason plans to re-launch Shaman Beauty P…
    11.14.05

  • Brighteners Help Control

    U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists are investigating how brighteners similar to those found in laundry detergent can help fight diamondback moths. Diamondback moths are a pest to vegetable crops including canola, cabbage, turnip and broccoli.…
    11.14.05

  • Croda and Mallinckrodt Baker

    Croda, Parsippany, NJ, signed an exclu- sive agreement with Mallinckrodt Baker Inc. to repackage and distribute small containers of Croda’s Crillet HP range of high purity pharmaceutical polysorbates. Croda will continue to supply products in t…
    11.14.05

  • Thornley Co. is Distributor

    The Collaborative Group, Stony Brook, NY, aims to strengthen its presence in the Mid-Atlantic region through its new partnership with The Thornley Co., Wilmington, DE. Collaborative supplies raw materials, finished formulations and technica…
    11.14.05

  • Solvay and Ausimont Merge

    The Solvay Group, headquartered in Brus-sels, merged its fluoropolymers activities last month with those of Ausimont to form a new company, Solvay Solexis. The company produces and markets fluorinated materials for technologically advanced applicatio…
    11.14.05

  • Techpack Opens

    In order to offer its customers new pack- aging concepts, Techpack opened a new innovation center in Chevilly-Larue, France. The innovation center works in partnership with Techpack’s design departments to pioneer distribution and application c…
    11.14.05

  • AHBAI Awards

    The American Health and Beauty Aids In-stitute (AHBAI) awarded 49 Fred Luster Sr. Education Foundation scholarships to college-bound high school students across the country. Winners were selected based on academic achievement, school activities and e…
    11.14.05

  • Zotos Receives

    Zotos International, Darien, CT, has re-ceived International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification. Certification was achieved by choosing a registrar, who assigned an assessor to audit Zotos’ facilities and verify that its…
    11.14.05

  • Elementis Installs

    Elementis Specialties has broken ground for a new water treatment plant to be installed at the company’s Charleston, WV facility. The $3.2 million water purification system will produce near drinking-quality water for reuse in manufacture. Even…
    11.14.05

  • Stepan UK Acquires Pentagons

    Stepan UK Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidi- ary of Stepan Europe SA, recently acquired the methyl chloride and benzyl chloride quaternaries, amine oxides, betaine and ethanolamide business of Workington, UK-based Pentagon Chemical Specialties. The prod…
    11.14.05

  • Cardre Merges with LCW

    Sensient Technologies Corporation has acquired Carde Inc., a South Plain-field, NJ-based manufacturer of specialty ingredients used in cosmetics and other consumer products. The acquisition was completed on Sept. 30. Cardre’s business will be…
    11.14.05

  • CDMA Spring Meeting

    The Commercial Development and Mark- eting Association (CDMA) has scheduled its next meeting for April 27-30 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The focus of the meeting will be “Business practices today and what the future holds.” The…
    11.14.05

  • Twincraft and Stephenson

    Twincraft Soap, Winooski, VT, has part- nered with Stephenson, giving Twin-craft exclusive use of all Stephenson specialty soap bases. These include certified organic, translucent and opaque bases which include oils such as hemp, shea butter, castor…
    11.14.05

  • Uniqema 5K Run/Walk

    The Uniqema 5K Run/Walk will take place for its third consecutive year on April 2 at Ile St. Germain Park, Paris. The charity selected for the event is “Look Good, Feel Better,” an organization dedicated to helping women cope with emotion…
    11.14.05

  • Alberto-Culver

    Alberto-Culver Company will formalize and make public an internal company ban that prohibits animal testing. The ban has been in place for the past 10 years. Dr. John Berschied, vice president of worldwide research and development, commented that Alb…
    11.14.05

  • Royal Institution of GB

    British school children gathered in Octo- ber to learn about hair style and color technologies at Hair Affair Day, hosted by the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Scientists and academics from leading companies such as National Starch and L’O…
    11.14.05

  • Shell Chemicals Moves Toward Globalization

    Sometimes less is more. Nearly five years ago, Shell Chemicals, a conglomerate of more than 70 companies, developed a new operating model and has so far divested more than 40% of its assets, decreased its businesses by half and reduced its sites from…
    11.11.05

  • In the Bayou

    The Geismar, LA plant has been upgraded too. The plant is a leading producer of EO/glycols, ethoxylate surfactants, detergent alcohols and linear alcohols 9-11 (plasticizers) and 12-17 (light duty detergents and powders). The ingredients offer specia…
    11.11.05

  • Looking Toward the Future

    Shell Chemicals knows there is a lot of work left to be done to complete globalization by April, including common dialogue and definitions throughout the global entity. But executives are confident that Shell can become the leading global manufacture…
    11.11.05

  • Avon Selects Twincraft As Its Exclusive Supplier

    Avon Cosmetics chose Twincraft Soap Company, Winooski, VT, to be the exclusive supplier of its Skin So Soft line, Moisture Therapy, soap on a rope and novelty soaps. “We are delighted Avon chose Twincraft,” said Peter Asch, president…
    11.11.05