International

  • 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…


  • Spanish Market for Hair Care Set to Post Highest Growth

    February 16, 2007
    SPAIN: The Spanish market for salon hair care products is expected to post the highest growth rate in Western Europe through 2010. According to a new study by Kline & Company, Salon Hair Care 2005 Volume II: Western Europe, the overall market is…


  • Unilever Phillippines To Increase Production

    February 16, 2007
    PHILIPPINES: Unilever Philippines is building a new plant in its Paco, Manila property that is expected to increase its production of deodorant products both for domestic and export sale. This expansion is part of Unilever’s growing export of d…


  • EFCI Conference Explores Animal Alternatives

    February 16, 2007
    FRANCE: A new industry group representing cosmetic ingredients manufacturers and distributors in France hosted the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients annual conference. The event looked at the impact of REACH on the cosmetic ingredient indu…


  • Missha Opens Two Stores In the United Arab Emirates

    February 16, 2007
    KOREA: Missha, a cosmetics retail chain, opened its first two stores in the United Arab Emirates. New to the Middle East, Missha enjoys a strong following around the world. Al Tayer Group further reinforced its market leadership in the perfumes, cosm…


  • Kao Expects To Turn A Profit In China

    February 16, 2007
    JAPAN: Kao expects its Chinese operations to post a profit on an operating basis in fiscal 2008. Kao will revise its distribution system and start using local wholesalers. The company is scaling back to 50 locations and will continue to direct sales…


  • Shiseido Expects Top Position In Japanese Hair Care Market

    February 16, 2007
    JAPAN: Shiseido is expected to become the top manufacturer in the hair care market in Japan for 2006. Based on point-of-sale data, Shiseido controlled 22.9% of the hair care market in the January-November period. Shiseido launched the Tsubaki s…


  • Freeze 24-7 To Take Aim At the Duty-Free Market

    February 16, 2007
    ASIA: Freeze 24-7, known for bringing advanced technologies to the anti-aging category, is cultivating new opportunities among international prestige retailers and travel/duty-free in the global marketplace. While 2004 marked the introduction of…


  • Murer + Wirtz Purchase Brands From Muelhens

    January 10, 2007
    GERMANY: Perfume and cosmetics manufacturer Mäurer + Wirtz has acquired four perfume brands from Muelhens GmbH & Co. These brands include Tosca, Sir Irisch Moos, Extase and 4711. The Muelhens fragrance business has been owned by Procter &…


  • Dow Chemical Repositions Glycerin Business

    January 10, 2007
    SWITZERLAND: The Dow Chemical Company decided to reposition its Optim glycerin products under the specialty chemicals portfolio with marketing and sales handled by its customer-oriented service company Safechem Europe GmbH, based in Düsseldorf G…


  • Quick Spray Cleaners Win Fans in Japan

    January 10, 2007
    JAPAN: Household cleaners and detergents that enable quick cleaning and laundry washing are enjoying strong demand in Japan, reflecting the increase in the number of working women. Products that can disinfect and deodorize the toilet in addition to…


  • COSi Unveils Two Concept Product Lines

    January 10, 2007
    U.K.: COSi developed two new product lines at a series of workshops held for international brand owners. COSi took inspiration from the fabrics and styles that will appear in mainstream fashion trends for 2007/08. New products from COSi are divide…


  • Givaudan Opens Flavor Center in Shanghai

    January 10, 2007
    CHINA: Givaudan opened its new flavor center in Shanghai. The facility is one of the most modern and complete creation, technology and production centers in the flavor industry globally and is entirely dedicated to the Chinese market and its rising d…


  • Thai Ethoxylate Opens New Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate Plant

    January 10, 2007
    THAILAND: Thai Ethoxylate Company Limited, a joint venture between Cognis Thailand Limited and PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, inaugurated a new facility in Rayong, Thailand, that will produce fatty alcohol ethoxylates mainly for customers in th…


  • Clara International Skin Care Now Available in Middle East

    January 10, 2007
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Clara International, one of Asia’s largest beauty groups, announced that its range of natural and effective skin care solutions are now available in the Middle East through a partnership with The Beauty Spot, a UAE-based…