Industry News


  • Informex To Celebrate 20th

    Informex 2004 will take place at the Venetian Hotel/Sands Expo Center in honor of the trade show’s 20th anniversary. The show will take place Jan. 19-22, 2004. Previous Informex attendees commented that the Vegas venue will allow exhibitors…
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  • Paul Mitchell Opens

    Paul Mitchell the School has opened sev- eral new educational centers across the U.S. Last fall, Robert Cromeans, Paul Mitchell artistic director, launched the Robert Cromeans Advanced Academy in San Diego, CA. Two- and four-day workshops focus on cu…
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  • Pilot Chemical Initiates

    Pilot Chemical, Red Bank, NJ, has devel- oped its sulfonate transition program to help petroleum sulfonate users adjust to the exit of Shell from the market. The program aims to help petroleum sulfonate users make the switch from discontinued natura…
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  • Marico Industries Buys

    Ayurvedic skin care brand Sundari was sold to Marico Industries Ltd., Mum-bai, India, a $142 million conglomerate that chiefly produces oils for consumer and personal care products. The purchase price was not disclosed. The acquisition gives Marico…
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  • CDMAs Spring Meeting

    The Commercial Development and Mark-eting Association (CDMA) annual spring meeting will be held April 27-30 at the Boston Westin Copley Place hotel. The topic will be “Visualize the future! Are you in it?” Keynote speaker Dr. Arnoldo Hax…
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  • Interpolymer Chooses Dewolf

    DeWolf Chemical, East Providence, RI, was named distributor for Interpoly-mer Corp.’s Syntran and Megatran product lines to select markets. The line is used to improve formulations and end-use properties in floor care products, personal care p…
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  • Lonza Forms

    Lonza Inc., Fair Lawn, NJ, has formed Team Personal Care, a market-focused global team that concentrates on bringing products and services of value to the personal care and cosmetics market. Plans include additional preservative platforms, new specia…
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  • CSPA Launches

    The Consumer Specialty Products Associ- ation (CSPA) launched Product Care, its product stewardship program, during a February press conference at its offices in Washington, D.C. Product Care is a voluntary program with a code of management practic…
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  • Crompton OSI Specialties

    Greenwich, CT-based Crompton Corp. announced that its OSI Specialties achieved Class A business excellence certification from consulting and education firm Oliver Wight. OSI Specialties was awarded the certification for operational excellence in plan…
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  • Wipes Converter Expands

    Wisconsin Converters, Milwaukee, WI, is expanding its operations with a new line to produce wipes for the industrial, janitorial and food service markets. A private company, Wisconsin Converters currently produces disposable wipes on 15 product line…
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  • Nulab Opens

    Los Angeles-based Nulab Inc. has opened Biotica, a 30,000 sq. ft. production facility, in Glendale, CA. Nulabdeveloped a line of 20% aloe vera extract skin and body care products, an anti-aging skin care line, a cellulite control system and an anti-…
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  • CE.R.I.E.S. Calls for

    The Centre de Recherches et d’Investi- gations Epidermiques et Sensorielles (CE.R.I.E.S.) is calling for international applications for the association’s 2003 Research award for healthy skin research. The honor will be given to…
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  • Wipemaker Expands Operations

    Nice-Pak Products  Inc., an Orangeburg, NY-based manufacturer of wet wipes and moist towelettes, has leased 186,000 sq. ft. of a mixed-use industrial building located less than one mile from its corporate headquarters. The additional space w…
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  • Natures Soap Dish is Signatory

    l Nature’s Soap Dish, Riverview, FL, is a signatory of the Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals, sponsored by the Coalition for Consumer Infor-mation on Cosmetics (CCIC). The CCIC promotes a single standard with an internationally-recog…
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  • Color Cosmetic World Summit

    Color Cosmetic World Summit 2003, the third annual international decorative cosmetics conference, will take place Oct. 20-22 at the Renaissance Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Intertech’s manager of pigment studies and Summit director Hugh O…
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  • Cognis Receives Partner in

    Cognis’ oleochemicals group received its 10th Partner in Quality award from S.C. Johnson at a ceremony in Racine, WI. Cognis was honored for its continued delivery of quality products, and is only the second chemical company to reach the 10-yea…
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  • Southern Clay Products

    l Austin, TX-based Southern Clay Prod- ucts (SCP) has consolidated its channels to market, aligning itself…
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  • Dow Chemical is Focused

    ou can’t be all things to all people—even when you’re one of the largest chemical companies in the world. In a nod to specialization, Dow Chemical is focusing its research efforts on providing solutions to key customers in the house…
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  • Low-Foam Surfactants

    One of the newest products in the Dow Chemical lineup is Triton EF surfactants, which the company bills as a new generation of low-foam surfactants. These nonionics are said to provide an excellent combination of low foam profile, detergency and wett…
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  • The Year Ahead

    Developing innovative products that exceed consumer demand is critical for an industry that continues to suffer from eroding margins, both at the supplier and end-product level. Last year ended on a sour note for many surfactant suppliers, with price…
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