International

  • Jumei Takes Stake in Korean Beauty Brand

    July 1, 2015
    CHINA: Chinese beauty e-tailer Jumei has acquired a minority stake in It’s Skin, a prestige Korean beauty brand that has become very popular with Chinese consumers. “The popularity of Korean beauty products in China has grown rapidly ove…


  • Silab Manufactures Cell Cultures In Situ

    July 1, 2015
    FRANCE: Silab has inaugurated its production unit dedicated to biotechnologies. The new industrial facilities, which represent an investment of €5 million, have been built upstream of the three current production lines dedicated to cosmetic acti…


  • Clariant Opens Competence Center in Singapore

    July 1, 2015
    MALAYSIA: Clariant has opened its Consumer Care Competence Center under its Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) in Singapore. The new Consumer Care Center will be connected to a worldwide network of marketing, application and te…


  • CPL Aromas Opens New Fragrance Factory in Dubai

    July 1, 2015
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: CPL Aromas has opened its new production facility at the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The 10,000-square-meter, fully automated site is the first fragrance manufacturing site to be established by an international fragrance house in the U…


  • Emerald Kalama Chemical Acquires Innospec Widnes

    July 1, 2015
    UNITED KINGDOM: Emerald Kalama Chemical has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Innospec Widnes Limited, a manufacturer of aroma chemicals at its location in Widnes, UK. The Innospec Widnes business will become part of the Emerald Kalama C…


  • Lindal Expands with Russian Pharma Company

    July 1, 2015
    RUSSIA: Pharmaceutical company Nativa has announced a strategic agreement concerning cooperation in the manufacture of innovative dispensing solutions for respiratory disease treatment with Vari, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lindal Group and one of t…


  • Sustainable Coconut Oil from BASF

    Sustainable Coconut Oil from BASF

    June 17, 2015
    Philippines project benefits industry and local farmers.


  • Stepan Buys Sulfonation Plant

    Stepan Buys Sulfonation Plant

    June 15, 2015
    Brazil is a strategic priority for Stepan.


  • Silab Dedicates Biotech Facility

    Silab Dedicates Biotech Facility

    June 11, 2015
    Large-scale cell culturing for yeasts and micro-algae.


  • Croda Supports RSPO

    Croda Supports RSPO

    May 27, 2015
    Sponsors June 3, 2015 event.


  • China Slashes Tariffs

    China Slashes Tariffs

    May 26, 2015
    Skin care charges drop to 2%.


  • Shiseido To construct Global Innovation Center

    May 1, 2015
    JAPAN: Shiseido will establish a global innovation center in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai 21 District. The new research center is scheduled to start operating by the end of 2018, according to the firm, which also plans to increase R&D via sever…


  • Mary Kay Enters Colombia

    May 1, 2015
    COLOMBIA: Mary Kay has moved into Colombia. The $4 billion beauty company made an initial investment of $8 million to start its operations in the country. Mary Kay executives from the US, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina worked in partnership with…


  • Coty Completes Bourjois Cosmetics Acquisition

    May 1, 2015
    FRANCE: Coty Inc. has completed its acquisition of the Bourjois cosmetics brand from Chanel for approximately 15.43 million shares of Coty’s Class A Common Stock. Bourjois—which has a portfolio of color cosmetic products that are sold th…


  • Kleeneze Now Part of CVSL

    May 1, 2015
    UNITED KINGDOM: CVSL Inc., Dallas, TX, has successfully funded and closed its previously-announced acquisition of Kleeneze, a UK’s direct-to-consumer businesses.  Founded in 1923, Kleeneze has more than 7,000 independent distributorships,…