International

  • Ottawa Considers Phosphates Ban

    February 7, 2008
    CANADA: The federal government is considering banning phosphates in a variety of household and industrial products, according to The Canadian Press. Environment Canada plans to hire experts to analyze the “socioeconomic and environmental impac…


  • Cosmetics Exhibition Comes To Ho Chi Minh City

    February 7, 2008
    VIETNAM: Around 200 companies from 25 countries and territories will participate in an exhibition on cosmetics, beauty care and spas in Ho Chi Minh City in April. The organizers, Malaysia’s ACMI Services and Vietnam’s Minh Vi Exhibiti…


  • Unilever Signs with IBM For Latin American Operations

    February 7, 2008
    BRAZIL: IBM announced it has signed an agreement with Unilever to transform and manage strategic sourcing and procurement operations for the company’s Latin American operations. The five-year agreement is an expansion of an existing global a…


  • Skinvisible Signs Marketing Agreement for India

    February 7, 2008
    INDIA: Skinvisible, Inc. announced that it has signed a marketing agreement with Avani International for India. This follows Skinvisible’s recent announcement that it was granted a comprehensive patent in India for Skinvisible’s propr…


  • Unilever To Open Factory Location in Manila

    February 7, 2008
    PHILIPPINES: Unilever Philippines will open a new manufacturing facility in Manila beside its existing plant there to meet a growing demand in the market. The new factory will make deodorants that will be sold both locally and exported.…


  • Cognis Expands Its Sterol Ester Plant in Germany

    January 4, 2008
    GERMANY: Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis has expanded its sterol ester production capacities at its plant in Illertissen, Germany. The new facility at the company’s international Nutrition & Health Competence Center is used for t…


  • CND Welcomes New Distributors In United Kingdom, Ireland

    January 4, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: CND, a marketer of professional nail, hand and foot beauty products, added two distributors in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. In the UK, CND products will be represented by Sweet Squared, a new distribution company that ha…


  • Lonza Celebrates Opening Of Canada Facility

    January 4, 2008
    CANADA: Lonza held an opening event for its newly-acquired plant in Shawinigan, Canada. The plant is dedicated to the production of Pro-KTM, which is a new addition to Lonza’s nutrition portfolio. The plant just successfully passed its ISO-9001…


  • Cosmoprof Attracts A Global Audience

    January 4, 2008
    ASIA: International attendance rose 5% at Cosmoprof Asia. By country, the show attracted top 10 buyers from China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and the U.S. for a total of over 37,000 visitors. A…


  • Kracie Home Products To Debut Amino Acid-Based Cosmetics

    January 4, 2008
    JAPAN: Kracie Home Products Ltd. this year plans to introduce a line of cosmetics based on amino acids that are used in a wide range of foods. The mid-priced products, which include beauty essences and other skin care items, will be sold at drug stor…


  • Episciences Strikes Deal With UK, China Distributors

    January 4, 2008
    UK: Episciences, Inc. of Boise, ID, signed distribution agreements with Eden Aesthetics of Danbury, England and HYC of Hong Kong. Eden Aesthetics is a distributor of personal care products to physicians, estheticians and beauty therapists in the…


  • Kao Angles Toward Skin-Lightening Products

    January 4, 2008
    JAPAN: Kao Corp. researchers have discovered that melanocytes, which are located in the bottom layer of the skin epidermis, are not the only cells involved in determining skin color. The company has found that keratinocytes affect the activity of mel…


  • Unilever Launches Signal Social Mission

    January 4, 2008
    MIDDLE EAST: Unilever Oral Care, the manufacturer of Signal toothpaste, has launched the Signal Social Mission in the Middle East, which will have the single focus of encouraging children to brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste. The ann…


  • Amway Enters Color Cosmetics Business

    January 4, 2008
    INDIA: Amway India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the $6.4 billion Amway Corporation, will enter the color cosmetics category here with a range of four nail hues, six lip shades, one eyeliner and one eyeshadow. The new products will be marketed throug…


  • P&G Wins Commendation For Open Minds Program

    January 4, 2008
    MALAYSIA: Procter & Gamble (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P&G) was named a recipient at the recent inaugural Prime Minister’s Corporate Social Responsibility awards for its Open Minds program. Open Minds, which was established in 1999, helps child…