International


  • China Surpasses France In Personal Care Sales

    CHINA: Moving up two places globally and surpassing both France and Germany, China is now the third-largest market for cosmetics and toiletries. Sales in China grew by more than 13% from 2005 to 2006, according to data recently released from Kline &a…
    06.11.07

  • Astronauts Measure Skin On International Space Station

    GERMANY: Until last year, the German ESA-Astronaut Thomas Reiter participated in a space mission that sets milestones for European space travel. His main goal was to evaluate life on the ISS and its subsystems — including the health and safety…
    06.11.07

  • New Packaging Design For Henkel Premium

    GERMANY: This year marks the 100th anniversary of Persil, which is billed as the first self-acting detergent. Today, Persil from Henkel is available in approximately 60 countries. Moreover, the quality for which Persil is known is also available unde…
    06.11.07

  • Ecru New York Expands To Asia

    CHINA: Prestige hair care collection Ecru New York is expanding its presence to the Asian salon market with a new distribution partner in Taipei, Taiwan. The Salon Exchanges International Company, Ltd., a six-year-old company, will distribute Ecru N…
    06.11.07

  • Malaysia Expands Product List

    MALAYSIA: Direct selling company Amway (Malaysia) Holdings expects to launch 14 new products that will contribute millions of dollars to its total sales in the financial year 2007. Cautiously optimistic for the financial year, its executive direct…
    06.11.07

  • Murad Exclusively Partners With Cathay Pacfic Airways

    CHINA: Business class passengers onboard Cathay Pacific Airways departing Hong Kong will receive his and hers Murad in-flight amenity kits designed to revitalize skin inside and out. Air travel can leave skin tight and dehydrated, and Murad products…
    06.11.07

  • Dieter Bakic Wins Product Design Award

    GERMANY: Joico recently announced that Munich-based designer Dieter Bakic has been named the winner of the 2007 iF Product Design Awards for the re-launch of the Joico salon hair care range. Bakic’s designs were honored by an international jury…
    06.11.07

  • Big Growth Opportunities In European Skin Care

    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…
    05.02.07

  • Ecolab Expands China Pest Elimination Business

    CHINA: Ecolab Inc. announced that it has purchased Green Harbour, a Hong Kong-based provider of pest elimination services in China and Hong Kong. The acquisition is part of Ecolab’s strategy to expand its global pest elimination coverage,…
    05.02.07

  • Corum Attracts Crowd at PCIA

    CHINA: Attendees at the recent Personal Care Ingredients Asia (PCIA) show in Guangzhou, China flocked to the Corum Corporation booth to learn more about the company’s products and services. Corum, based in Taipei, Taiwan, promoted many of…
    05.02.07

  • Big Crowd at Beauty International Dsseldorf 2007

    GERMANY: More than 51,000 visitors from 47 countries attended the Beauty International Düsseldorf trade fair to view the latest in cosmetics, nail and food care, wellness, permanent makeup and sun care. The event, which took place in March…
    05.02.07

  • International Firms Flock To Cosmoprof Shanghai

    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…
    04.11.07

  • Britains Boots Launches Nationwide in Target

    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…
    04.11.07

  • Lubrizol To Expand in China With Shanghai Facility

    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…
    04.11.07

  • Symrise Acquires Steng Ltd.

    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…
    04.11.07

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

    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…
    04.11.07

  • Active Concepts Opens Manufacturing Site in Italy

    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…
    03.06.07

  • Pout Gets More Funds For Growth and Expansion

    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…
    03.06.07

  • P&G Chemicals Expands with Feixang Chemicals

    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…
    03.06.07

  • Hair Dye Ingredient Blamed for Higher Allergy Rate

    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…
    03.06.07