International

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Big Crowd at Beauty International Dsseldorf 2007

    May 2, 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…


  • Corum Attracts Crowd at PCIA

    May 2, 2007
    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…


  • Ecolab Expands China Pest Elimination Business

    May 2, 2007
    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,…


  • 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…