International


  • Cosmoprof Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2007

    ● ITALY: Cosmoprof brings international exhibitors, buyers and businesses together for its 40th anniversary. The event consists of four parts. Perfumery and Cosmetics will incorporate displays showcasing artistic…
    11.03.06

  • Fuji Film Set to Enter Personal Care Segment

    ● TOKYO: Fuji Photo Film Co., a maker of film used in flat panel displays, will started selling cosmetics in September in an effort to add new products to replace waning revenue from photographic film. The company will offer skin care and nutr…
    10.04.06

  • Japanese Firms

    TOKYO: The National Institute of Health Sciences and seven firms, including Shiseido Co. and Kao Corp. are developing a practical version of a cosmetics allergen test that uses human cells instead of laboratory animals. Shiseido and Kao co-develope…
    10.04.06

  • APAESA Receives

    GUATEMALA: APAESA, which has a joint venture with Premier Specialties Inc., Middlesex, NJ, continues its commitment to total quality by achieving its second follow up for the ISO 9001:2000 certification received from BSi in April 2005.…
    10.04.06

  • Kao Expands

    TOKYO: Kao Corp. subsidiary Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. plans to expand its Chinese marketing network. The company expects sales in China to exceed $170 million by fiscal 2010. The company will also boost the number of department stores that sell its prod…
    10.04.06

  • Beyond Beauty Paris Brings Industry Experts Together

    PARIS: In September the four trade shows organized by ITEC France were held to provide a global solution to the concerns of all managers in the production chain of a product. The four shows included, Cosmeeting, Spa & Institut, Creative, and In…
    10.04.06

  • Japanese Marketers Push

    TOKYO: Major Japanese manufacturers of personal care products are rushing to market their high-end toothpaste, shampoo and other goods to affluent shoppers in Southeast Asia. Lion Corp. plans to market its upscale Dentor Systema line of products&nda…
    10.04.06

  • Nalco Expands in Europe

    ENGLAND: Nalco Company entered a partnership with S&D Chemicals Ltd. and S&D Chesham GmbH to expand its sales and service in the European personal care and household markets. S&D Chemicals Ltd. will distribute Nalco’s Solamer UV-…
    10.04.06

  • Estée Lauder Establishes Affiliate in Istanbul

    ● TURKEY: Estée Lauder has established an affiliate to sell its cosmetic products in Turkey. ELCA Kozmetik Ltd., Istanbul, expects it to have more than 300 employees. The affiliate’s general manager is Ahmet Ramiz, who was previous…
    09.08.06

  • Lonza Preservatives

    JAPAN: Lonza was recently informed by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare that IPBC (iodopropynyl butylcarbamate) has received official approval for use in cosmetic and personal care products under Pharmaceutical and Food Safety…
    09.08.06

  • Paris To Host 2008

    ● FRANCE: The 7th World Surfactants Congress (CESIO 2008) will convene at the Palais des Congrés, Paris, France on June 22-25, 2008. Organized by the French Association for Surfactants (ASPA), on behalf of the European Committee of…
    09.08.06

  • Avon Recruits

    ● CHINA: Avon Products (China) Co., Ltd. said that it has recruited more than 114,000 licensed sales promoters, and more than 31,000 additional applicants are in various stages of the certification process just months after the company wa…
    09.08.06

  • New Expo Center to Host Cosmoprof Shanghai 2007

    CHINA: Cosmoprof Shanghai, debuting Jan. 31-Feb. 3 2007, is a regional extension of Cosmoprof Asia. The all-China beauty event is geared for selected manufacturers and buyers looking to develop a quality distribution system, and to foreign inve…
    09.08.06

  • Sensiva SC 50 Approved

    AUSTRALIA: Sensiva SC 50 (INCI designation: ethylhexylglycerin), a multifunctional cosmetic additive from Schülke & Mayr GmbH, is now approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia. This approval allows the product…
    09.08.06

  • Reed Exhibitions Acquires Tradeshows from Step

    LONDON: Reed Exhibitions Ltd announced the acquisition of three exhibitions, Cosmetic and Household Ingredients (CHi), Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) and Personal Care Ingredients Asia (PCIA) from UK-based Step Exhibitions. CHi t…
    09.08.06

  • AOCS To Hold 98th Annual Meeting Expo in Québec

    CANADA: The American Oil Chemists’ Society’s (AOCS) 98th annual meeting and expo will take place May 13-16, 2007 in Québec City, QC, Canada, with nearly 2,000 expected to attend. The meeting is a joint world congress with the…
    09.08.06

  • South Korean

    SOUTH KOREA: According to Asia Pulse news, South Korean cosmetic imports, especially to Chinese-speaking countries, increased sharply in 2005. South Korea exported more than $222 million in cosmetics last year (excluding perfumes and bat…
    09.08.06

  • Sabinsa Corp. Opens New Sales Office in Germany

    FRANKFURT: New Jersey-based Sabinsa Corporation recently established Sabinsa Europe GMBH, based in Frankfurt, Germany. The office will function as a sales and distribution hub serving all of Europe. “The opening of this office is in line with…
    07.10.06

  • Beautyland Created in Dubai

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The Al Fahim Group, creator of Dubailand, has committed to creating “Beautyland,” a luxurious area dedicated to beauty, stretching across more than 3.48 million square feet. Dubailand will also incl…
    07.10.06

  • Kao’s 24-Year Growth

    TOKYO: Kao Corp. announced that its consecutive streak of year-on-year group pretax profit growth has ended at 24 years, with fiscal 2005 figures falling short of fiscal 2004 on the weak performance of its mainstay home products division and th…
    07.10.06