International

  • Lion Corporation Impacted By Bug Spray Recalls

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Major household products manufacturer Lion Corporation is likely to lower its group net profit forecast for the fiscal year ending in December to roughly $30.4 million, a drop of 37% on the year. The company had earlier predicted its net profi…


  • New Locations Announced For In-Cosmetics 2009, 2010

    December 4, 2007
    GERMANY: Munich will be the venue for the 2009 edition of In-Cosmetics. The event will take place April 21-23 and will be located at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. The 2008 event will be held in Amsterdam. According to Richard Hesk, group exhib…


  • The Taiki Group Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone

    December 4, 2007
    MALAYSIA: The Taiki Group, the world’s leading producer and supplier of cosmetic sponges, celebrated two major milestones within its Taiki Malaysia manufacturing facilities—the 10th anniversary of the original factory and the grand openin…


  • Chinas High-End Brands Work with Mass Market

    November 2, 2007
    CHINA: Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. and other big-name brands are expanding their traditional marketing channels to include drugstore chains, where cosmetics sales are soaring despite a slump in the overall domestic market Although they have long relied…


  • Celanese Dedicates New Emulsions Facility in Nanjing

    November 2, 2007
    CHINA: Celanese formally dedicated its 10th global polymer emulsions facility in Nanjing, China, as part of the inaugural celebration of its integrated chemical complex. Though the plant is new, Celanese has been serving the region for more than…


  • Simple Green to Build in Israel

    November 2, 2007
    ISRAEL: U.S. cleaning supplies manufacturer Simple Green is slated to build a factory in the Holon industrial zone. The factory will begin operating during the first quarter of 2008. The company has four factories, two in the U.S., and one each in Ne…


  • Beiersdorf Acquires major Stake in C-Bons Hair care

    November 2, 2007
    CHINA: Beiersdorf AG announced that it has, through its Austrian 100% affiliate Beiersdorf CEE Holding GmbH, entered into an agreement with C-Bons Holding (International) Limited, Hong Kong, and Global Source Investments Limited, British Virgin Islan…


  • Mary Kay Launches New Subsidiary in India

    October 3, 2007
    INDIA: Mary Kay Inc. has launched a new subsidiary, Mary Kay Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd., based in Gurgaon near New Delhi. Mary Kay Inc. will invest approximately $20 million in India during the next five years, with the first phase focused on New Delhi, Ch…


  • Canadian Biotech Company Enters Skin Care Market

    October 3, 2007
    CANADA: SemBioSys, a Canada-based biotechnology company, has formed a new business unit to serve the personal care industry. The Botaneco business unit will manufacture and market branded lines of high performance, naturally-derived base emulsions an…


  • China Bans Sale of Gel After Finding Excessive Methanol

    October 3, 2007
    CHINA: Reports say that China’s Ministry of Health has banned the sale and use of eight hair gel products that contain excessive and harmful methanol content. The ministry conducted a sample survey on hair gel products sold wholesale…


  • Naturex Receives Certfication

    October 3, 2007
    FRANCE: The Naturex French plant has been audited by Bureau Veritas, the worldwide leader in environment certification services, and received the ISO 14001 certification. The ISO 14001 is an internationally-established norm that specifies the m…


  • Risdon Acquires Decorpart Asia Suzhou Limited

    October 3, 2007
    CHINA: The Risdon Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Decorpart Asia Suzhou Limited, a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) of the PD Group Limited of Nelson, Lancashire, England. A purchase price was not disclosed. Decorpart Asi…


  • Saudi Ministry Bans Chinese Toothpastes

    October 3, 2007
    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia has removed from shelves seven brands of toothpaste produced in China. All had traces of diethylene glycol, according to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The banned brands are Best, Smile2, Shine, Acura2,…


  • Device Shows Made-Up Images

    October 3, 2007
    JAPAN: A new technology that displays a customer’s face made up with their selected lipstick or eyeshadow is spreading to department store cosmetic counters. A customer turns to a camera where the Real-Time Makeup Simulator’s built-in…


  • Shiseido Targets Middle Class

    October 3, 2007
    CHINA: Shiseido Co. is revving up sales of off-the-shelf cosmetics in China in a bid to tap the country’s burgeoning middle class. It plans to develop supermarket sales of its Aqua Label skin care line, a mainstay in Japan. The products are pri…