International

  • SEPAWA To Award Six Scientists

    March 4, 2008
    GERMANY: The Soap, Perfume and Detergent Experts Association (SEPAWA) is intensifying its commitment to the promotion of junior scientists. Up to five awards will be granted to graduates of technical colleges, and one for an outstanding doctoral diss…


  • Cognis Opens Office in India

    March 4, 2008
    INDIA: Cognis has opened a liaison office in Mumbai, India. According to the company, the office will be responsible for strengthening relationships with existing customers, identifying and initiating new business opportunities, and promoting the Cog…


  • Unilever To Open Factory Location in Manila

    February 7, 2008
    PHILIPPINES: Unilever Philippines will open a new manufacturing facility in Manila beside its existing plant there to meet a growing demand in the market. The new factory will make deodorants that will be sold both locally and exported.…


  • Skinvisible Signs Marketing Agreement for India

    February 7, 2008
    INDIA: Skinvisible, Inc. announced that it has signed a marketing agreement with Avani International for India. This follows Skinvisible’s recent announcement that it was granted a comprehensive patent in India for Skinvisible’s propr…


  • Unilever Signs with IBM For Latin American Operations

    February 7, 2008
    BRAZIL: IBM announced it has signed an agreement with Unilever to transform and manage strategic sourcing and procurement operations for the company’s Latin American operations. The five-year agreement is an expansion of an existing global a…


  • Cosmetics Exhibition Comes To Ho Chi Minh City

    February 7, 2008
    VIETNAM: Around 200 companies from 25 countries and territories will participate in an exhibition on cosmetics, beauty care and spas in Ho Chi Minh City in April. The organizers, Malaysia’s ACMI Services and Vietnam’s Minh Vi Exhibiti…


  • Ottawa Considers Phosphates Ban

    February 7, 2008
    CANADA: The federal government is considering banning phosphates in a variety of household and industrial products, according to The Canadian Press. Environment Canada plans to hire experts to analyze the “socioeconomic and environmental impac…


  • Indena Acclaimed by SiCC

    February 7, 2008
    ITALY: Indena has won the 2007 Mauro Prevedello Prize, awarded by the Italian Society of Chemistry and Cosmetology (SiCC) for the most effective technical-scientific communication addressed to professionals. Indena’s communication work on &l…


  • The Soil Association Bans Nano Ingredients

    February 7, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: In what is thought to be the first-ever regulation of nanotechnology, a British organic certifier will prohibit the inclusion of manufactured nanoparticles in products. The new ban was put in place by the Soil Association, t…


  • Injuction Against Wipro Ad

    January 4, 2008
    INDIA: Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL), marketers of Ezee liquid detergent, has obtained an injunction in a Punjab Court against an advertisement released by Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCL) for its liquid detergent brand Wipro SafeWash.…


  • Gary Farn Adds Miller Harris

    January 4, 2008
    ENGLAND: Miller Harris, the London-based perfume house, and Gary Farn Ltd., the U.S. sales and marketing firm responsible for the distribution of designer and lifestyle fragrance brands, have announced an agreement for the dispensation of the Miller…


  • LOral Reboots Online Business Strategy Game for Students

    January 4, 2008
    FRANCE: In 2000, L’Oréal started an online business and strategy competition for undergraduate and graduate-level business students worldwide. Now in its eighth year, the L’Oréal e-Strat Challenge gives students in their fin…


  • First Perfume Bar in Brunei

    January 4, 2008
    BRUNEI: Mercier Boutique is set to launch Brunei’s first perfume bar at The Mall in Gadong. Featuring a wide variety of fragrances imported from France, the perfume bar is the first of its kind to be introduced in the Sultanate. Customers ca…


  • Dabur Sets Up Nigerian Unit

    January 4, 2008
    AFRICA: Dabur India announced plans for a $4 million toothpaste manufacturing facility in Nigeria. The facility is being set up by African Consumer Care Ltd, (AFCL), a joint venture between Dabur International Ltd with 90% stake in the venture and Da…


  • P&G Wins Commendation For Open Minds Program

    January 4, 2008
    MALAYSIA: Procter & Gamble (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P&G) was named a recipient at the recent inaugural Prime Minister’s Corporate Social Responsibility awards for its Open Minds program. Open Minds, which was established in 1999, helps child…