International

  • International

    September 3, 2009
    Cognis Endows University Chair GERMANY: Cognis is endowing a chair of communications and management of chemical processes in industry at the University of Wuppertal. The endowment is intended to promote teaching, research and development activit…


  • International

    August 5, 2009
    SC Johnson Cranks Up Windmill in The Netherlands THE NETHERLANDS:SC Johnson has started up its first windmill at its Europlant in The Netherlands. This $4.7 million investment at Mijdrecht, which is the firm’s largest European manufa…


  • International

    July 8, 2009
    Mibelle Biochemistry Opens Sales Office in France FRANCE: Mibelle Biochemistry, a Swiss-based company that specializes in the research and development of actives for the cosmetic industry, has opened a sales office in France. The new office is l…


  • International

    June 9, 2009
    Wacker Completes Shanghai Technical Center Expansion CHINA: Wacker has finished the €1 million expansion of its Shanghai Technical Center located at Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. The facility now houses more than 10 labs for the company…


  • International

    May 1, 2009
    Jo Malone Opens First Free Standing Shop in Singapore SINGAPORE: Jo Malone has opened its first freestanding store in Singapore. Located in the Takashimaya Shopping Centre, the 400-sq.ft. store has elements from the company’s flagship in L…


  • International

    International

    March 31, 2009
    Kawaii Tokyo Cosmetics Earns Halal Certification SINGAPORE: Force 10’s Kawaii Tokyo cosmetics and skin care brand is available in Singapore, marking the first line of Japanese produced skin care products to earn certification under the Hal…


  • International

    March 3, 2009
    Latvia’s Madara Signs UK Distribution Deal UNITED KINGDOM: Latvian natural skin care brand Madara has signed a distribution deal with Pravera Ltd., a British distributor of leading natural brands. This new four-year agreement is part of Ma…


  • International

    February 6, 2009
    Clariant Opens New Plant In Guangzhou, China CHINA: Clariant has begun production at its new manufacturing operation in Guangzhou, China. The new plant produces color and additive masterbatches for local markets and also serves as Clariant&rsquo…


  • International

    International

    January 8, 2009
    Poland’s Eveline Cosmetics Plans U.S. Market Entry POLAND: Eveline Cosmetics has signed an accord with ProConcept Marketing Group, Inc. and Kellie Olver, in which the European brand will enter the U.S. cosmetics marketplace. Eveline, based…


  • Beiersdorf Sells Bode Chemie to Paul Hartmann

    December 8, 2008
    GERMANY: Paul Hartmann AG has signed an agreement with Beiersdorf AG to acquire a 100% interest in Beiersdorf’s affiliate Bode Chemie GmbH & Co. KG. The purchase agreement includes a long-term guarantee for Bode’s Hamburg locations. O…


  • Sunstar Markets Cosmetics Made with Synthetic Collagen

    December 8, 2008
    JAPAN: According to published reports, Sunstar Inc. is selling a new line called Equitance Vitology, which is comprised of three cosmetic products made from synthetic collagen. Products are available in liquid, lotion and cream forms and boast a 40%…


  • Oriflame Opens New R&D Center In Ireland

    December 8, 2008
    IRELAND: Swedish cosmetics firm Oriflame has opened its new, $3 million research and development center at Bray Business Park in County Wicklow, Ireland. First opened in 2000 with 28 scientists, the R&D center was originally planned to employ a…


  • Unilever Adds Whitening Line

    December 8, 2008
    INDIA: Hindustan Unilever has launched Aviance Prestige Absolute White, a line that includes white hydrating foam, refreshing toner, refining day emulsion and intensive night cream.…


  • Revlon Launches Adjustable Foundation Bottle

    December 8, 2008
    INDIA: Revlon has launched its cream foundation which features an adjustable dial on the bottle with five different settings to deliver five shades in one bottle. The package enables users to fine-tune the foundation shade for the perfect match to th…


  • SEPAWA Exceeds Expectations

    December 8, 2008
    GERMANY: Nearly 1,500 participants from 24 countries attended the 2008 SEPAWA Congress, which took place in Oct. 15-17 in Würzburg, alongside the European Detergents Conference (EDC). “We are absolutely satisfied with the response...Inc…