International

  • Cognis Presents Green Solutions for the Market

    October 3, 2007
    GERMANY: At this year’s SEPAWA congress, Oct. 10-12 in Wuerzburg, Germany, Cognis Care Chemicals showcased a range of green solutions for the home and personal care market. A broad range of active ingredients, emollients, emulsifiers, surfactan…


  • Better Brushing Boosts European Oral Care Sales

    October 3, 2007
    EUROPE: The efforts of government agencies and product marketers to convince Europeans of the importance of better oral care appears to have paid off as sales of oral care products jumped more than 6% in 2006, according to a newly-published study by…


  • NHI Launches Database With Malaysian Government

    September 11, 2007
    MALAYSIA: NHIOnDemand, a global provider of integrative information, announced today the launch of its five- year collaborative project with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. The new website, GlobInMed.com, featuring Natural Health Information (…


  • Mary Kay Expands Into Malaysia

    September 11, 2007
    MALAYSIA: Mary Kay has opened its headquarters in Malaysia with plans of expanding its beauty business. The local Mary Kay company, which currently has over 4,000 beauty consultants/dealers regionally, plans to cut a 40% commission to its dealers fro…


  • China Bans Diethylene Glycol As Toothpaste Ingredient

    September 11, 2007
    CHINA: Domestic enterprises are now forbidden from using diethylene glycol (DEG) as an ingredient in toothpaste after a number of countries banned the sale of toothpaste containing this chemical, according to the General Administration of Quality Sup…


  • Drom, Quorum Merge To Form Drom Brazil

    September 11, 2007
    BRAZIL: Drom Fragrances is expanding its presence in the South America market with an eye to the future. The fragrance creator from Munich, Germany, has acquired Quorum Holding of São Paulo, Brazil. Quorum was established in 1994 and is no…


  • Companies Placing Luxury SKUs In Mass Market

    September 11, 2007
    JAPAN: Department stores and specialty shops are no longer the only place to find high-end cosmetics. Mass marketers are now privy to the placement of high-end SKUs, as seen in Japan. Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. launched a high-end line of skin care pro…


  • Bell Exhibits at NCA Show

    September 11, 2007
    MEXICO: Sunburnt Spice, Hawaiian Ginger and Paperwhite Blossom were among the nine new fragrances Bell Flavors & Fragrances showcased at the NCA Candle Show, held June 25-29 in Cancun, Mexico. Using a tropical theme complete with palm trees, the…


  • Risdon Builds Facility in China

    September 11, 2007
    CHINA: Risdon International Inc. has received a certificate of approval from the People’s Republic of China to build a manufacturing facility there. The green field plant will produce metal cosmetic packaging components. The certificate of appr…


  • Cognis Sponsors Global Communications Project

    September 11, 2007
    PORTUGAL: The awards ceremony for the fourth Global Communications Project—an international competition for public relations and communications students—was held in Lisbon, Portugal in June. This year, global specialty chemicals supplier…


  • Carlos Cramer Aromaticos Opens New Plant in Brazil

    September 11, 2007
    BRAZIL: Carlos Cramer Productos Aromáticos, a family-run flavor and fragrance company with operations in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Paraguay and Colombia, opened a new plant in Brazil. The latest move coincides with the acqui…


  • Euromonitor Launches Global Market Analysis Tool

    August 6, 2007
    EUROPE: Euromonitor International recently launched Passport, its new industry information system designed to support multinational organizations with strategic decision-making. Passport brings together—for the first time—all Euromonitor…


  • StriVectin-SD Takes Top Honors in Grand Prix of Beauty

    August 6, 2007
    FRANCE: StriVectin-SD of Salt Lake City, Utah has been voted the #1 skin cream in France and is now at the top of the French cosmetic market. Klein-Becker's internationally-renown prestige skin care cream has won top honors at the 17th annual “…


  • Partnership to Research Global Spa Market

    August 6, 2007
    FRANCE: The International Spa Association (ISPA) and ITEC France, the organizer of Beyond Beauty Paris, have formed a strategic partnership regarding the global spa industry. As a result, the first ISPA Global Consumer Report will reveal fin…


  • Ecolab Enters Australian Pest Elimination Business

    August 6, 2007
    AUSTRALIA: Ecolab Inc. has announced the purchase of Eagle Environmental Systems, a provider of pest elimination services based in Sydney, Australia. The acquisition is part of Ecolab’s strategy to expand its global pest elimination coverage,…