International

  • Big Growth Opportunities In European Skin Care

    May 2, 2007
    EUROPE: Steady growth in the European professional skin care market has prompted an important shift in the sales channels for these highly profitable products, according to the latest market study from Kline & Company, Little Falls, NJ. The line…


  • Chinas Professional Skin Care Market To Surpass U.S.

    April 11, 2007
    CHINA: The Chinese market for professional skin care products posted a 15% gain in 2006. This rate outpaced the U.S. and European markets and is expected to continue during the next five years, according to Kline & Company, Fair Lawn, NJ. Kline r…


  • Symrise Acquires Steng Ltd.

    April 11, 2007
    GREAT BRITAIN: Steng, British supplier of herb and spice pastes, stocks, marinades and natural flavors has been acquired by Symrise. Steng manufactures flavors that are supplied to the fast-growing chilled food categories, as well as a range of t…


  • Lubrizol To Expand in China With Shanghai Facility

    April 11, 2007
    CHINA: In an effort to extend its presence in China, Lubrizol will build a facility in Songjiang, just outside of Shanghai. The new site will facilitate the manufacture of performance coatings, textiles and personal care, in addition to commercial an…


  • Britains Boots Launches Nationwide in Target

    April 11, 2007
    GREAT BRITAIN: Boots, the U.K. health and beauty expert, has expanded its presence in North America by going nationwide in Target stores. Boots is now available in more than 1,500 Target stores. Boots first entered the U.S. in 2004 in select Target s…


  • International Firms Flock To Cosmoprof Shanghai

    April 11, 2007
    CHINA:: More than 50% of the 341 exhibitors at Cosmoprof Shanghai were from outside China. The event was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Jan. 31-Feb. 3. The event attracted 13,628 visitors—82% of them from China. The event f…


  • Ciba Holds Seminar On Globally Harmonized System

    March 6, 2007
    GERMANY: Ciba has launched a seminar series to begin in Cologne, Germany on March 15, 2007 to address the global agreement related to the transport of dangerous goods. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals seminar…


  • Grayson Associates Form Beauty Packaging JV in China

    March 6, 2007
    CHINA: The consulting firms of Grayson Associates (U.S.) and Innovatize (Shanghai) have combined resources to offer U.S. and European-based companies the opportunity to acquire China-based beauty marketing and supplier companies. The service will see…


  • Hair Dye Ingredient Blamed for Higher Allergy Rate

    March 6, 2007
    EUROPE: Rates of allergy to hair dye have jumped in several countries as younger people color their tresses, according to European researchers. Dermatologists cite reports that suggest the incidence of allergy is rising. Para-phenylenediamine (PP…


  • P&G Chemicals Expands with Feixang Chemicals

    March 6, 2007
    CHINA:: P&G Chemicals announced the expansion of its tertiary amines capacity via its supply and marketing agreement with Feixiang Chemicals Co. Ltd. of China. This has increased Feixiang’s total capacity of fatty alcohol-derived tertiary a…


  • Pout Gets More Funds For Growth and Expansion

    March 6, 2007
    UNITED KINGDOM: Pout, Ltd. cosmetics brand has completed a recapitalization that provides additional funds for growth and general operating purposes. Catterton Partners, one of the leading consumer-focused private equity firms in the U.S., is the lea…


  • Active Concepts Opens Manufacturing Site in Italy

    March 6, 2007
    ITALY:: Active Concepts LLC, Piscataway, NJ, has opened Active Concepts S.r.l., Milan, Italy. Active Concepts S.r.l. will service all of Europe from a sales and marketing standpoint and will also maintain a full manufacturing facility with warehousi…


  • NOF Develops Anti-Aging Ingredient for Skin Care

    February 16, 2007
    JAPAN: NOF has developed a cosmetic ingredient based on a structurally modified form of ceramide that functions as an anti-aging cream, smoothing out wrinkles and softening the skin. NOF has already begun supplying samples to 50 companies, including…


  • Ecolab Establishes Direct Operation with UAE

    February 16, 2007
    UAE: Ecolab Inc. has established a direct operation in the United Arab Emirates. Ecolab previously operated in the country through a distributor, and has purchased that business to form the new direct Ecolab operation in the country. Sales for the ac…


  • Cosi To Present Color Concepts At Cosmoprof Shanghai

    February 16, 2007
    CHINA: Cosmoprof Shanghai has been chosen by the leading international cosmetic products developer and contract manufacturer, COSi, as a key platform to show its full product range for the first time in China and present its latest color concepts for…