• Disinfectants | Household Cleaning
    SCJ Brazil Named a

    SCJ Brazil Named a 'Best Workplace'

    Moves up the ranks on Great Place to Work Institute's annual list.

  • Hair Care | Laundry Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care
    Evonik Adds RSPO Certifications

    Evonik Adds RSPO Certifications

    Production sites added in China and Brazil.

  • Asian Device Sector Growth Outpacing R.O.W.

    CHINA/JAPAN/S.KOREA: At-home beauty device firms have found a home in Asia, according to Kline’s new report, Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities. Asia’s sales growth for the beauty devices market outpaces the US and E…

  • Calumet Opens Mexico Unit

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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…

  • Functional Ingredients | Household Cleaning | Laundry Care | Surfactants
    Solvay Dedicates Alkoxylation Plant

    Solvay Dedicates Alkoxylation Plant

    A new source in Singapore.

  • The Latest Cosmetic Import Refusals

    The Latest Cosmetic Import Refusals

    Why FDA Says 'No Way'

  • IFF Expands Beyond Scent with Lucas Meyer Cosmetics

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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…