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  • Collaborative Names Picon As Midwest Distributor

    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…
    11.14.05

  • SOCMA Honors Facilities with Responsible Care Awards

    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…
    11.14.05

  • Kruse is Sales Agent For Baypure in Germany

    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…
    11.14.05

  • Northern Labs Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

    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…
    11.14.05

  • National Starch

    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…
    11.14.05

  • Yun Ho Lee Inducted into

    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.…
    11.14.05

  • Exhibitors Sign Up for HBA 2004

    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…
    11.14.05

  • Avon Honors Powerful Women In Breast Cancer

    “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…
    11.14.05

  • Circle of Champions

    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…
    11.14.05

  • ExTracts Fall 2003 Expands Categories

    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…
    11.14.05

  • Bradford Soap Acquires Hewitt

    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 “…
    11.14.05

  • AHBAI Honors Wal-Mart in Las Vegas

    l Ethnic health and beauty care industry executives gathered at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas Sept. 10-…
    11.14.05

  • Symrise Continues Seamless

    Symrise Inc., the result of the merger between Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco in August 2002, is off to a smooth start. Like the company’s new logo, executives said the transition has been seamless. “The Symrise dragon and hummingbird…
    11.14.05

  • Different Cultures

    The two companies were vastly different. Dragoco was privately held and built small, localized businesses around the world with little cross-border interaction. Haarmann & Reimer, was owned by Bayer, known for pharmaceuticals and agricultural che…
    11.14.05

  • Big Ambitions

    Executives said Symrise wants to lift its No. 5 beauty care positioning to No. 3 by 2007. Symrise’s strengths include toothpaste, AP/deo, air freshener, shower gel, fragrance and hair care. “We have strong businesses that are heavy in hed…
    11.14.05

  • A Smart Move

    In two years, Symrise’s U.S. headquarters will move to a 65,000 square foot building in Teterboro, NJ with an open workspace so employees can interact freely. “Interaction is critical for success,” explained Gail Guilbert, president…
    11.14.05

  • The Art of Fragrance

    Symrise has also been busy with promotional activities. For Mercedes-Benz’s 10th annual fashion week in September, Symrise head perfumer Maurice Roucel created 7th, a sensual fruity chypre. The three accords represent the Symrise’s logo:…
    11.14.05

  • Schlke & Mayr Receives Responsible Care Honor

    Norderstedt, Germany-based Schülke & Mayr was ranked No. 1 in product responsibility in the 2003 VCI Nord Responsible Care competition. A representative of the judges making the decision said, “The partnership for safety and environme…
    11.14.05

  • Dow Updates WRAP Award Program

    In 1986, Dow, Midland, MI, introduced its Waste Reduction Al- ways Pays (WRAP) award program. The program now goes beyond reduction, reuse and recycling, to reprocessing waste into raw materials. The new focus of the WRAP awards is aided by two co-sp…
    11.14.05

  • Huber Receives European ISO Certificate

    Huber Engineered Materials, Edison, NJ, a part of J.M. Huber Corp., received an ISO 9001/2000 “umbrella” certificate covering all the company’s businesses and manufacturing processes throughout Europe. The certificate covers Huber&r…
    11.14.05