International

  • 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…


  • Ecru New York Expands To Asia

    June 11, 2007
    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…


  • Malaysia Expands Product List

    June 11, 2007
    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…


  • Murad Exclusively Partners With Cathay Pacfic Airways

    June 11, 2007
    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…