International

  • Alpecin Named Title Sponsor Of Elite Cycling Team

    November 2, 2016
    GERMANY: Hair care company Alpecin is the title sponsor of the Katusha-Alpecin elite cyclists team for the 2017 season. “By joining forces with Katusha-Alpecin, which will be a Swiss-based international cycling enterprise in the future, we…


  • Biesterfeld To Distribute DuPont’s Plant-Based Line

    November 2, 2016
    GERMANY: DuPont Industrial Biosciences has announced the selection of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH as a new distributor partner in Austria, Germany and Switzerland for DuPont Genencare OSMS, a range of all-natural, 100% plant-based active ingredien…


  • Clariant To Open Global Competence Center for Hair

    November 2, 2016
    BRAZIL: Clariant has chosen Brazil for its first-ever global Competence Center Haircare (gCCH), set to open in the first quarter of 2017. Located in Santo Amaro in São Paulo, new gCCH will put the company’s hair care experts “at th…


  • Skin Care and Color Cosmetics Rise in China

    November 2, 2016
    CHINA: Recent figures published by Kantar Worldpanel indicate that the skin care and color cosmetics sector in China grew by 12% and 10% respectively for the 52 weeks to June 2016, far higher than 3.1% growth reported for total FMCG. Chinese consu…


  • Procter & Gamble Taps DKSH For Hong Kong Business

    November 2, 2016
    HONG KONG: DKSH’s Business Unit Consumer Goods has been appointed as distributor of P&G products in independent stores in Hong Kong and will provide order management as well as field marketing for P&G’s business with the chain ret…


  • Henkel Beauty Care Donates Computers

    November 2, 2016
    THAILAND: Employees from Henkel’s Beauty Care plant in Yamahatsu, Thailand visited the Ban Pa Por Sahapattanasueksa School in Northeast Thailand to donate computers, and teach the children about sustainability and social issues. In addition, th…


  • Innospec Expands Partnership in Turkey

    November 2, 2016
    TURKEY: Innospec has expanded its partnership with Eigenmann & Veronelli in Turkey. The new agreement gives Eigenmann & Veronelli the opportunity to represent Innospec’s legacy products, including its flagship sulfate-free Iselux surfac…


  • Private Equity Firm Invests In Gotha Cosmetics

    November 2, 2016
    ITALY: H.I.G. Capvis Equity has acquired Gotha Cosmetics, an Italian developer and manufacturer of private label cosmetics mainly focusing on lips, eyes and face products. …


  • DSM’s Vouvry Site Earns Fair Trade Certification

    November 2, 2016
    SWITZERLAND: DSM’s site at Vouvry has officially been awarded “Fair Trade” certification according to the ESR Standard following an independent audit by Ecocert Environment. The site, located in the Swiss canton of Valais, is the ho…


  • Puig Takes Stake In Brazilian Pharmacy

    November 2, 2016
    BRAZIL: Puig has purchased a minority stake in Granado, a Brazilian pharmacy. A purchase price was not disclosed. The move supports Granado’s internationalization and gives Puig further access to one of the biggest personal care markets in the…


  • Tagra Biotechnologies Picks Azelis

    November 2, 2016
    INDIA: Azelis announces its appointment as exclusive distributor by Tagra Biotechnologies, to offer its range of RND microencapsulated actives and pigments in India, Australia and New Zealand for all personal care applications. This new partnershi…


  • Lipotec Opens Testing Lab in Barcelona

    November 2, 2016
    BRAZIL: Lipotec has opened a new clinical testing laboratory at its Barcelona facility. The new facility will serve as a point of reference for research in the advancement of active ingredients and will focus on in vivo assays. The 116 square meters…


  • Inolex Opens Office in São Paulo

    November 2, 2016
    BRAZIL: Inolex opened a commercial office and warehouse, Inolex do Brazil, in Sao Paulo. The site is led by country manager Cristina Saiani. The move follows the opening of a commercial office and technical center in Guangzhou, China earlier this yea…


  • L’Oréal Signs Bioprinting Hair Follicle Deal

    November 2, 2016
    FRANCE: L’Oréal and biotech firm Poietis, Pessac, France, have inked a multi-year accord related to bioprinting a hair follicle that could lead to the creation of a functional follicle that is capable of producing hair. The beauty gia…


  • BASF To Build Vitamin A Plant in Ludwigshafen

    November 2, 2016
    GERMANY: BASF has started planning for the construction of a new world-scale plant for vitamin A in Ludwigshafen. The new facility will increase the company’s total annual production capacity of vitamin A by 1,500 metric tons. With the plann…