International

  • 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 sev…


  • 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 wit…


  • 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…


  • 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 distributorship…


  • IFRA, French Fragrance Assoc. Discuss Lavender, REACH

    May 1, 2015
    FRANCE: The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the French Fragrance Association (PRODAROM) recently organized a roundtable to assess progress in the search for pragmatic solutions for the registration of essential oils, particularly laven…


  • Cosmoprof Bologna Sets Records

    May 1, 2015
    ITALY: Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2015, held in March, set new records. According to show organizers, 248,000 visitors attended the event (+20% compared to 2014), and among them, 79,000 came from abroad (+30% compared to 2014). There were 2,493 exhi…


  • Homeopathy in India

    May 1, 2015
    INDIA:  A study conducted by IMRB International across Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Kolkata, shows 90% of people perceive homeopathy as a trusted form of treatment and its usage is higher than any other form of treatment. The surv…


  • LVMH Fares Well in Q1

    May 1, 2015
    FRANCE: Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s perfumes and cosmetics sector recorded organic growth of 6% to approximately $1.15 billion for the first quarter 2015 revenue. The company’s overall revenues were €8.3 billion, which represe…


  • MuLondon Signs Hemp Industries Association Test Pledge

    May 1, 2015
    UNITED KINGDOM:  MuLondon has signed the Hemp Industries Association’s Test Pledge. The company says that signing the pledge showcases its commitment to implement quality control measures that limit the amount of trace residual THC in…