International

  • Kao Looks To Improve Procurement Efficiency

    September 28, 2012
    • JAPAN: According to a report from The Nikkei, Kao Corp. will purchase materials and packaging more efficiently by creating a world map that shows the locations and key data about its suppliers and factories. Kao will reportedly create a data…


  • Clariant Showcases Velsan SC At Umwelt Arena

    September 28, 2012
    • SWITZERLAND: Clariant is the only chemical industry partner present at the Umwelt Arena (Environment Arena), the first Swiss competence center for environmental technology, which is now open in Spreitenbach. Clariant is showcasing how ch…


  • BASF Expands Methanesulfonic Acid Production in Ludwigshafen

    September 28, 2012
    An aerial view of BASF’s headquarters in Ludwigshafen. • GERMANY: BASF has started production in the plant extension used to manufacture methanesulfonic acid in Ludwigshafen. BASF is the world’s leading manu…


  • Naples Soap Company Heads To Japanese Retailer

    Naples Soap Company Heads To Japanese Retailer

    September 28, 2012
    JAPAN: US-based Naples Soap Company has finalized an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with the Kameyama Candle House that places its all-natural and organic bath and skin care products throughout Japan. “We are thrilled to be off…


  • A Look at the Leading Players in China

    A Look at the Leading Players in China

    Ally Dai, Happi China||September 28, 2012
    A Look at the Leading Players in China


  • Coty Teams Up with LG in South Korea

    August 31, 2012
    • SOUTH KOREA: Coty Inc. and LG Household & Health Care have created Coty Korea, a joint venture established to expand the presence of both companies in the Korean cosmetics market. According to Coty, the partnership marks an important…


  • Chinese Consumers Seek Natural Hair Care Products

    August 31, 2012
    • CHINA: The high profile of product safety scandals in China continues to dent consumers’ confidence and loyalty in the hair care realm, as the market is repeatedly associated with chemical ingredients that are found to be toxic or carc…


  • CP Kelco Appoints Azelis in China, Hong Kong

    August 31, 2012
    • CHINA: CP Kelco has appointed Azelis as exclusive distributor in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong SAR, representing the entire product portfolio for food, beverage, consumer and industrial applications. “China is a…


  • Gattefossé Group Opens Brazilian Office

    August 31, 2012
    • BRAZIL: Gattefossé Group has created a new affiliate, Gattefossé Do Brasil, which is operating from an office in São Paulo. The unit will be led by Amanda Botelho Pimentel. The firm’s contact details are: Gattef…


  • Cosme Innovation, Cosme Tokyo Draw Nearly 17,000

    August 31, 2012
    • JAPAN: The third Cosme Innovation and the new Cosme Tokyo exhibition attracted 324 exhibitors and 16,936 visitors to Tokyo in June, well exceeding the 141 exhibitors and 9,069 visitors at the prior year’s event. In addition, the confe…


  • Symrise Signs United Nations Global Compact

    August 31, 2012
    • GERMANY: Symrise AG has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world. In doing so, the company commits itself to the goals of the compact: uniting entrepreneurial activity w…


  • Registration Now Open for In-Cosmetics Asia 2012

    August 31, 2012
    • THAILAND: Reed Exhibitions has opened registration for In-Cosmetics Asia, which is scheduled for Nov. 6-8 in Bangkok, Thailand. In-Cosmetics Asia 2012 will see up to 300 industry-leading exhibitors under one roof—including well known s…


  • SC Johnson India Ranks as a ‘Best Company’

    August 31, 2012
    • INDIA: SC Johnson India is ranked No. 24 on the Great Place to Work Institute India’s “Best Companies to Work For” list among companies with up to 1,000 employees. Nearly 300 companies in that category were evaluated. The c…


  • L’Oréal Sells Cadum Home Care to Spotless Group

    August 31, 2012
    • FRANCE: L’Oréal has sold off the home care business of the Cadum Group to Eau Ecarlate SAS, which is part of Spotless Group. The business, which includes the brands Croc’Odor (odor neutralizers), Iba (air fresheners), Z…


  • Health Canada OKs Tria Beauty’s At-Home Laser

    August 31, 2012
    • CANADA: Tria Beauty Inc. has received approval from Health Canada for its Skin Rejuvenating Laser for the treatment of wrinkles, skin discoloration and rough skin. The device uses non-ablative laser technology to deliver microscopic lase…