• 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…

  • 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…