International


  • NuSkin Eyes $1 Billion in China by 2014

    • CHINA: In connection with its annual incentive trip for Greater China sales leaders, Nu Skin Enterprises reiterated its goal of reaching $1 billion in annual revenue in the Greater China region by 2014. “In 2010, when we…
    05.03.13

  • Biosil Appoints New Distributor in Canada

    Taps Azelis Canada Ltd.
    04.22.13

  • Vantage Specialty Chemicals Opens Office in Mumbai

    • INDIA: Lipo Chemicals has announced that Vantage Specialty Chemicals has a new location in India. The office in Mumbai has been created in response to the demand of its multinational customers and growing personal care market in India. T…
    04.04.13

  • Opportunities for Devices In Chinese Market

    • CHINA: With the Chinese market boasting nearly 100% growth in 2012 and double-digit growth recorded across all surveyed regions, the largely under-penetrated but booming at-home skin care devices market suggests even greater opportunity f…
    04.04.13

  • Symrise Acquires Belmay, Gets Nod from China SFDA

    • GERMANY: Symrise has acquired the global fragrance business of the Belmay Group, an international developer and manufacturer of fragrances and perfume oils. With this acquisition, Symrise is taking another strategically important step tow…
    04.04.13

  • Cosmoprof Worldwide Attendance Increases

    • ITALY: Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna closed its 2013 edition with record-breaking attendance figures—193,842 visitors, a 14% increase, including 48,823 from abroad, which was up 22%. According to show organizers, there were 2,390 exhi…
    04.04.13

  • Ukraine Considers Limiting Phosphates

    • UKRAINE: According to the Ukrainian Journal, the Cabinet of Ministers has proposed, starting in 2014, to gradually reduce the permissible level of phosphates in synthetic cleaning products that are made, imported or sold in the country.…
    04.04.13

  • CESIO Is June 10-12 in Barcelona

      • SPAIN:The next CESIO Congress will convene in Barcelona June 10-12, 2013. Organized on behalf of the European Committee of Organic Surfactants and their Intermediates (CESIO), a sector group of the European Chemica…
    04.04.13

  • SC Johnson Joins Wind Farm Program in Mexico

    • MEXICO: SC Johnson is participating in the Comision Federal de Electricidad’s (CFE/Federal Electricity Commission) wind farm program, a power purchase agreement that will enable the firm to increase the use of renewable energy at its T…
    04.04.13

  • M∙A∙C Tapped for 10th Annual Irish Film & TV Awards

    • IRELAND: M∙A∙C Cosmetics was the official beauty partner of the 10th annual Irish Film & Television Awards, which was held last month at Dublin’s Convention Center. It was the seventh consecutive year M∙A∙C sponsore…
    03.14.13

  • Caviar Dreams in the UAE Cosmetic Market

    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Seagull, a global specialized cosmetics firm operating in the UAE, is looking to caviar to further ignite the already fast-growing cosmetics market in the country. The firm has rolled out Perle & Caviar, a n…
    03.14.13

  • DKSH Strengthens Business Collaborations

    • SWITZERLAND: DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials has signed partnerships with several companies. Among the moves, Clariant and DKSH recently decided to expand their existing collaboration in Asia and join forces in the US, wher…
    03.14.13

  • Shiseido Finds Growth Ingredient for Eyelashes

    Shiseido Finds Growth Ingredient for Eyelashes

    • JAPAN: Shiseido has found that Zizyphus jujuba fruit extract is highly effective in helping eyelashes grow longer through promoting their growth rate. The company’s research will be reported at the 13th Annual Meeting of the J…
    03.14.13

  • Stem Cell Experiment Raises Hope for Hair Loss Cure

    • JAPAN: According to a report in the Nikkei, Keio University researchers have succeeded in regenerating part of the mechanism that produces hair, using human stem cells. The research team reportedly employed induced pluripotent stem…
    03.14.13

  • Pola Orbis Expands in Thailand, To Consolidate Production

    • THAILAND: Pola Orbis Holdings Inc. will partner with Thai retail firm Central Group to launch its first overseas shop selling the Three-brand natural beauty care products inside a Bangkok department store. It aims to increase directl…
    03.14.13

  • Croda Earns Sustainability Accolades from Corporate Knights

    Croda Earns Sustainability Accolades from Corporate Knights

    • UNITED KINGDOM: The 2013 Corporate Knights’ “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” report has ranked Croda as the highest placed UK-based company and placed the supplier at No. 25 in the world. The report, which is c…
    03.14.13

  • P&G To Cut 150 Jobs In Spain and Portugal

    • SPAIN: Procter & Gamble is cutting approximately 150 jobs in Spain and Portugal following the decision to integrate hygiene company Arbora & Ausonia (A&A) into its existing operations. P&G acquired all of A&A, which m…
    02.13.13

  • CESIO 2013 Is June 10-12In Barcelona

    • SPAIN: Registration is open for the 9th World Surfactant and Business Convention, which will be held June 10-12 in Barcelona. The theme of the congress is “Surfactants Today and Tomorrow— Mapping the Megatrends.” The eve…
    02.13.13

  • Clariant Acquires CRM International

    • FRANCE: Clariant has acquired French firm CRM International, a manufacturer of natural cosmetic ingredients, as part of its strategy to develop and strengthen its industrial and consumer specialties business unit (ICS). The transaction is…
    02.13.13

  • Colgate-Palmolive Rolls Out Optic White in Gulf Region

    • SAUDI ARABIA: Colgate-Palmolive Arabia has launched Optic White, a whitening toothpaste, throughout the Gulf region. “As a global leader in oral care, Colgate-Palmolive continues to deliver solutions that help improve the oral heal…
    02.13.13