Industry News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Accel To Acquire and Expand Polytech

    November 14, 2005
    Accel Corp., Naperville, IL, will acquire Polytech Color and Compounding, located in Ontario, CA. Company executives said Accel will relocate Polytech to a larger facility with expanded capacity and laboratory and product development resources. T…


  • Collaborative Names Picon As Midwest Distributor

    November 14, 2005
    The Collaborative Group, Stony Brook, NY, has partnered with Picon Chemicals, Homewood, IL as part of Collaborative’s continuing effort to enhance exposure nationwide, according to company executives. “We’re confident that the e…


  • Accel To Acquire and Expand Polytech

    November 14, 2005
    Accel Corp., Naperville, IL, will acquire Polytech Color and Compounding, located in Ontario, CA. Company executives said Accel will relocate Polytech to a larger facility with expanded capacity and laboratory and product development resources. T…


  • Collaborative Names Picon As Midwest Distributor

    November 14, 2005
    The Collaborative Group, Stony Brook, NY, has partnered with Picon Chemicals, Homewood, IL as part of Collaborative’s continuing effort to enhance exposure nationwide, according to company executives. “We’re confident that the e…


  • SOCMA Honors Facilities with Responsible Care Awards

    November 14, 2005
    The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufac-turers Association (SOCMA) recognized winners of its third annual Responsible Care awards program Dec. 8 at the organization’s annual dinner in New York City. Winners, who were chosen for the outstandin…


  • Kruse is Sales Agent For Baypure in Germany

    November 14, 2005
    Bayer AG announced that Kruse Chemie KG, Balve, Germany, has assumed the sales activities in Germany for the Baypure product line of detergents, cleaning agents and cosmetics. According to company executives, Baypure CX100 helps protect against c…


  • Northern Labs Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    November 14, 2005
    Manitowoc, WI-based Northern Labs has received ISO 9001:2000 W/D certification. Executives said the new certification reflects the superior level of process control and documentation required when manufacturing top-quality products consistently for i…


  • National Starch

    November 14, 2005
    National starch Personal Care, Bridgewater, NJ, offers a technology and product de-velopment initiative to support manufacturers of products for curly hair. Called CurlScience, the goal of the program is to deliver innovative product concepts, new be…


  • Yun Ho Lee Inducted into

    November 14, 2005
    l Aloecorp, Broomfield, CO, presented the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) hall of fame award posthumously to Yun Ho Lee, who served as chairman of the board of the Namyang Aloe family of companies in Seoul, Korea until his death in 1996.…


  • Exhibitors Sign Up for HBA 2004

    November 14, 2005
    With more than 16,000 individuals attending Health & Beauty America Sept. 30-Oct. 2, exhibitors are now clamoring to sign up for next years’ exhibition, which officials said will “reaffirm HBA as the definitive North American event fo…


  • 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…