International


  • Cognis Presents Green Solutions for the Market

    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…
    10.03.07

  • Shiseido Targets Middle Class

    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…
    10.03.07

  • Device Shows Made-Up Images

    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…
    10.03.07

  • Saudi Ministry Bans Chinese Toothpastes

    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,…
    10.03.07

  • Risdon Acquires Decorpart Asia Suzhou Limited

    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…
    10.03.07

  • Naturex Receives Certfication

    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…
    10.03.07

  • China Bans Sale of Gel After Finding Excessive Methanol

    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…
    10.03.07

  • Canadian Biotech Company Enters Skin Care Market

    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…
    10.03.07

  • Mary Kay Launches New Subsidiary in India

    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…
    10.03.07

  • Carlos Cramer Aromaticos Opens New Plant in Brazil

    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…
    09.11.07

  • Cognis Sponsors Global Communications Project

    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…
    09.11.07

  • Risdon Builds Facility in China

    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…
    09.11.07

  • Bell Exhibits at NCA Show

    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…
    09.11.07

  • Companies Placing Luxury SKUs In Mass Market

    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…
    09.11.07

  • Drom, Quorum Merge To Form Drom Brazil

    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…
    09.11.07

  • China Bans Diethylene Glycol As Toothpaste Ingredient

    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…
    09.11.07

  • Mary Kay Expands Into Malaysia

    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…
    09.11.07

  • NHI Launches Database With Malaysian Government

    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 (…
    09.11.07

  • Ecolab Enters Australian Pest Elimination Business

    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,…
    08.06.07

  • Partnership to Research Global Spa Market

    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…
    08.06.07