International

  • Calumet Opens Mexico Unit

    August 3, 2015
    MEXICO: Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P has opened Calumet Specialty Oils de Mexico, S. DE R.L. de C.V. Based out of Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, Calumet Specialty Oils de Mexico provides Calumet’s global customers with access to bu…


  • Nu Skin Honored For Humanitarian Efforts

    August 3, 2015
    KOREA: Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. recently received several honors for its humanitarian efforts around the world. These honors, from Korea, Greater China and the US, recognize the company for its commitment to improving the lives of children worldwide…


  • AmorePacific, Dior Sign Cushion Technology MOU

    August 3, 2015
    FRANCE: AmorePacific Corporation and Parfums Christian Dior have signed a MOU in which AmorePacific will offer its “cushion” technology to Parfums Christian Dior. The two global cosmetics companies said they expect that this newfound s…


  • Asia Plantation Capital Forges Aquilaria Sinesis Tree JV

    August 3, 2015
    SINGAPORE:  Asia Plantation Capital Sdn Bhd has announced a joint venture to cultivate the endangered Aquilaria Sinesis tree with an existing Malaysia plantation owner. Asia Plantation Capital will take over management, inoculation and harvestin…


  • Update on PCHi 2016

    August 3, 2015
    CHINA:  Returning to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from March 1-3, 2016, the 9th edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show will see the introduction of several new features, including ex…


  • Ushio, Columbia Partner on UV Disinfection

    August 3, 2015
    JAPAN: Ushio Inc., Tokyo, has entered into exclusive license and research agreements for narrowband-spectrum ultraviolet light technology with Columbia University. The aim is to promote R&D and commercialization of an Ultraviolet Disinfection Met…


  • Solvay Dedicates Alkoxylation Plant

    Solvay Dedicates Alkoxylation Plant

    July 17, 2015
    A new source in Singapore.


  • The Latest Cosmetic Import Refusals

    The Latest Cosmetic Import Refusals

    July 7, 2015
    Why FDA Says 'No Way'


  • IFF Expands Beyond Scent with Lucas Meyer Cosmetics

    July 1, 2015
    CANADA: International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Inc. has made a binding offer to acquire Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a business of Unipex Group. Under the terms of the offer, IFF will pay approximately €283 million for the cosmetic ingredients s…


  • Maesa Completes P2 Acquisition

    July 1, 2015
    AUSTRIA: Maesa Group has completed its acquisition of P2 Cosmetics, one of Europe’s leading beauty brands, which is sold exclusively at DM, Germany’s largest drugstore retailer. “P2 Cosmetics has a proven track record of bringing…


  • Natura To Use Renewable Microalgae Oil

    July 1, 2015
    BRAZIL: Natura Cosméticos S.A. says that after a successfully completing testing and product validation phases during the past year using Solazyme’s oils, it will be purchasing Solazyme’s high-performance AlgaPur Microalgae Oil, wh…


  • 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 o…


  • 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…