Industry News

  • FIT Museum Explores French Fragrance and Fashion

    November 14, 2005
    The Museum at FIT, New York, NY, will exhibit “Temptation, Joy and Scandal: Fragrance and Fashion 1900-1950,” from Feb. 24 to April 10. The exhibit explores an alliance between two French luxury industries—fragrance and fashio…


  • Scotts Liquid Gold Receives OSHA Award

    November 14, 2005
    Colorado-based Scott’s Liquid Gold re-ceived OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) merit award for excellence in its safety and health program. According to executives, there are currently only six Colorado companies that have attaine…


  • Innovative Skincare Distributes Vitamin C for Omar

    November 14, 2005
    Los Angeles-based Innovative Skincare entered into a distribution agreement with Mostafa Omar, Ph.D, giving the company exclusive rights to formulate and distribute topical vitamin C products for cosmetic use. Company executives said Dr. Omar per…


  • Luzenacs Talc Products Produced in Houston Plant

    November 14, 2005
    Luzenac has consolidated all production of personal care talc products to its Houston, TX mill. The move follows the shutdown of the company’s 30,000 ton a year operation in West Windsor, VT. Luzenac executives cited rising costs of talc im…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…