Industry News

  • Wacker Silicones

    November 14, 2005
    Wacker Silicones Receives Partners in Quality Award ● In July, Adrian, MI-based Wacker Silicones employees were presented with the Partners in Quality award by representatives from S.C. Johnson Company. The presentation of the award mark…


  • Ondeo Nalco

    November 14, 2005
    Ondeo Nalco Acquired By Investor Group ● Private equity firms The Blackstone Group, Apollo Management LP and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners collectively signed a $4.2 billion agreement to acquire Ondeo Nalco from Suez SA. Naperville, IL-…


  • Symrise in top 10

    November 14, 2005
    Symrise in Top 10 In Fragrance and Flavor Market ● Newly-formed Symrise, the result of the 2002 merger of Holzminden, Germanybased Dragoco and Haarmann & Reimer, now holds 11.3% of the global fragrances and flavors market. The compan…


  • DuPont Engineering

    November 14, 2005
    DuPont Engineering and Wuxi Form Joint Venture ● A joint venture between DuPont Engineering Polymers, Wilmington, DE, and Wuxi Xingda Nylon Co., Wuxi, China, will be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2003, pending regulatory approvals.…


  • Signature Brands Earns

    November 14, 2005
    Signature Brands Earns WBE Certification ● Indianapolis-based Signature Brands Group has earned certification as a women-owned business enterprise SCHOTT’SGLASS-BASED POWDER FOR CUTTING-EDGE COSMETICS 156HAP1003.pdf(WBE). Working w…


  • HBA Will Feature

    November 14, 2005
    HBA Will Feature Beauty Fusion Show in 2004 ● Organizers of HBA (Health and Beauty America) announced the premiere of Beauty Fusion New York, an event for the salon and spa industry. The event is scheduled for Sept. 26-28, 2004 at the Ja…


  • BASF

    November 14, 2005
    BASF’s Uvinul Moves Closer To Becoming FDA-approved ● BASF, Mt. Olive, NJ, is one of the first companies to receive an approved U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) time and extent application (TEA). The eligible product, Uvinul…


  • Roche to Close

    November 14, 2005
    Roche To Close Vitamin E Plant ● Roche Vitamins Inc. will close its vitamin E production facility in Nutley, NJ by the end of November. “Our initial plan was to phase out production from the Nutley facility during the middle of 200…


  • SCHOTTSGLASS-BASED POWDER

    November 14, 2005
    ● Finely-ground glass is surprisingly gentle and good for the skin, according to new research from Schott Glas, Mainz, Germany. The company has developed Vitryxx, a white powder made of glass ground to one-fifth the grain size of sugar cr…


  • Fall Extracts Show

    November 14, 2005
    The fall “Extracts: a tradeshow for aromatherapy, fragrance and personal care,” will be held Sept. 19-22 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention center in New York. Organized by George Little Management, White Plains, NY, the show will feature…


  • Regis Corp Builds

    November 14, 2005
    l Regis Corp., Minneapolis, MN, a $2.3 billion company, has become the world’s largest hair salon operator and franchiser in recent years due to a furious round of acquisitions, according to experts. Regis owns some 9000 salons in the U.S., Can…


  • Annual SDA Meeting

    November 14, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, DC, will hold its 78th annual meeting and industry convention on Jan. 27-31, 2004, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL. Speakers will include Karen Hughes, former counselor to Pres…


  • CTFA Makes Changes

    November 14, 2005
    The schedule for the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) annual meeting in Boca Raton, FL, will be changing in 2004. The meeting will begin the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 25, and end the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 28. The shift in arr…


  • 150 Participants Gather

    November 14, 2005
    Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce Inc. (WFFC), Neptune, NJ, held its annual golf outing in June. Attended by more than 150 participants, the outing, cocktails and dinner were enjoyed at the scenic Beaver Brook Country Club in Clinton, NJ. In…


  • AOCS Calls for Glycerine

    November 14, 2005
    The Industrial Oil Products division of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS), Champaign, IL, is currently accepting nominations for the Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) Glycer-ine Innovation award. Until Nov. 1, nominations can…