• Clariant To Acquire Masterbatch Producer

    February 7, 2014
    INDIA: Clariant will acquire Plastichemix Industries, a masterbatch business in India. Located in Vadodara with production facilities in Rania, Kalol and Nandesari in Gujarat, Plastichemix Industries is a leading supplier of black, white, filler and…

  • P&G To Build Second Plant In Indonesia

    February 7, 2014
    INDONESIA: According to a report in the Jakarta Post, Procter & Gamble plans to invest $100 million in a second plant, which will be built near its existing facility in Karawang, West Java. In addition, the Warsaw Business Journal reports that Pr…

  • Coty Acquires Lena White

    February 7, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: In a move expected to strengthen the OPI brand in the United Kingdom, Coty Inc. has acquired Lena White Ltd., the largest international distributor of OPI. For the past 30 years, Lena White Ltd. has served as OPI’s distributor…

  • In-Cosmetics Looks at Brazil…From Germany

    February 7, 2014
    GERMANY: Beauty is big business both in Brazil and at In-Cosmetics. Now, the two will share the stage in Hamburg, Germany, when In-Cosmetics opens a new Country Focus feature sponsored by Beraca that will explore how the South American country has be…

  • Wacker Opens Silicone Tech Center in India

    February 7, 2014
    INDIA: Wacker has opened an expanded technical center for silicone products in Amtala, near Kolkata, India. Operated by the joint venture Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (WMC), the enlarged regional competence center comprises state-of-the-art ap…

  • In-Cosmetic Workshop On Animal Testing Ban

    February 7, 2014
    GERMANY: This year’s In-Cosmetics’ regulatory workshop, which is scheduled for April 1 in Hamburg, will addresses one of the hottest issues in cosmetics development: the Animal Testing Ban. Part 1 will learn about new in-vitro, in-silico…

  • P&G’s Olay Rolls Out New Whitening Technology

    February 7, 2014
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Procter & Gamble’s Olay brand has rolled out what it is calling its most advanced whitening technology formula in the new White Radiance collection. Two new SKUs, White Radiance Intensive Fairness Serum and Intensive F…

  • Sealed Air Helps Super Typhoon Victims

    February 7, 2014
    PHILIPPINES: Sealed Air and Pepsi-Cola Philippines Products, Inc. (PCPPI), along with several other global companies, joined forces to provide 300,000 liters of potable drinking water encased in water pouches to the Philippines in the wake of Super T…

  • Silab Opens Unit in Singapore

    February 7, 2014
    SINGAPORE: To sustain its international growth strategy and with a view to remaining closer to its clients and consumers, independent French company Silab has opened Silab South East Asia in Singapore. An extension of Silab SA, this entity will be de…

  • L’Oréal Gets Green Light On Magic Holdings

    February 7, 2014
    CHINA: The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) has given the green light to the proposed acquisition of Magic Holdings by L’Oréal. L’Oréal and Magic expect the transaction to close during th…

  • Coty Forms JV in UAE

    February 7, 2014
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Coty Inc. and luxury goods distributors Chalhoub Group and Jashanmal, have formed Coty Distribution Emirates LLC, a new joint venture established to strengthen Coty’s business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This joint…

  • Commission Reviews Fragrance Allergens Program

    February 7, 2014
    BELGIUM: The first Annual Review of the IDEA Project (International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens) was held in Luxembourg. The IDEA project, endorsed by the EU Commissioner for Health, is a multi-stakeholder process designed to provide a b…

  • Voya Signs First Brand Ambassador

    Voya Signs First Brand Ambassador

    January 31, 2014
    Irish beauty brand taps professional windsurfer and surgeon Katie McAnena.

  • Nu Skin Fights Back

    Nu Skin Fights Back

    Tom Branna||January 15, 2014
    Responds to critical article about its operations in China

  • Silab Opens Unit in Singapore

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||January 15, 2014
    Fatima-Zahra Rzin tapped to lead unit covering SE Asia.