International

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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 (…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • 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 “…


  • 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…


  • RITA Opens New EO/PO Plant In Toluca, Mexico

    July 12, 2007
    MEXICO: The RITA Corporation announced the recent expansion of its sister company, Industria Quimica del Centro (IQC), with the opening of a new, state-of-the-art ethoxylation and propoxylation plant in Toluca, Mexico. Following a two-year construct…


  • Teeka Tan To Expand Into Central America

    July 12, 2007
    PANAMA: Teeka Tan Products, Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Teeka Tan, Inc., has entered into a distribution agreement with Ocean Trade S.A. of Panama, Central America. Under the terms of the agreement, Ocean Trade will be the authori…


  • Symrise, Cutech Partner To Work with Microalgae

    July 12, 2007
    ITALY: A strategic partnership has been formed between Symrise, the world’s fourth-largest supplier of fragrances, flavors and cosmetic active ingredients, and the Italian biotech company Cutech Srl in Padua, Italy. The focus of their partn…


  • Lion To Make Laundry Detergent Additive in Malaysia

    July 12, 2007
    TOKYO: Lion Corp. announced plans to mass produce methyl ester sulfonate, an environmentally-friendly laundry detergent ingredient, in Malaysia starting December 2008. The firm will establish a production and sales subsidiary in the southern state…


  • Unilever Unveils Distribution Center in Vietnam

    July 12, 2007
    VIETNAM: Unilever Vietnam opened the country’s largest goods distribution center in the southern province of Binh Duong. Located in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park, the facility will act as a transit point for goods en route to destinatio…


  • China Surpasses France In Personal Care Sales

    June 11, 2007
    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…


  • Astronauts Measure Skin On International Space Station

    June 11, 2007
    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…


  • New Packaging Design For Henkel Premium

    June 11, 2007
    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…