International

  • 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…


  • Cosmoprof Asia 2006 Draws 1000 Exhibitors

    January 10, 2007
    HONG KONG: In its 11th year, Cosmoprof Asia brought together 1,000 exhibitors from 35 countries to show off innovative products and the latest trends. Cosmoprof Asia launched an International Buyer Program to draw in a group of professional and prest…


  • In-Focus Looks at the Link Between Beauty and Sex

    January 10, 2007
    PARIS: A year ago, In-Cosmetics launched In-Focus, which organizers say serves as a think tank for attendees to source the latest marketing concepts and technical innovations regarding a specific subject. In 2006, the In-Focus topic was Amazonia. Thi…


  • Gillette Japan To Promote Multiple Blade Systems

    January 10, 2007
    JAPAN: The market for men’s safety razors is buzzing. With impressive sales, of Gillette Japan’s Fusion 5+1, features the world’s first five-blade system. The blades are positioned close to one another and allow pressure to be sprea…


  • The Fragrance Foundation Redesigns FiFi Award Trophy

    December 5, 2006
    MONACO: Denis Boudard, president of QSLD, designed the winning Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi Award trophy to be showcased at the 2007 FiFi Awards. The first phase of the design competition was held at The Fragrance Foundation where a panel of ju…


  • COSi Restructures Board

    December 5, 2006
    UNITED KINGDOM: International cosmetics developer and contract manufacturer, COSi, has restructured its board with three senior appointments. David McLemore stepped down as chairman replaced by former chief executive officer Bobby Tolan. Stuart Meld…


  • Henkel is Bullish on Russia

    December 5, 2006
    RUSSIA: The Russian household and personal care market has been good to Henkel, the maker of Persil detergent and Fa shampoo. In fact, Russia is Henkel’s fastest-growing market, with sales topping $5 million last year. Henkel operates five prod…


  • Natura Bisse Brings Luxury

    December 5, 2006
    United Arab Emirates: Setting up its own offices in the Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, cosmetics marketer Natura Bisse International SA is increasing its reach in the Middle East. Nayton Cutino has been appointed as general manager for the c…


  • SEPAWA Celebrates

    December 5, 2006
    GERMANY: Executives from the soap, detergent, cosmetics and fragrance industries came out to the SEPAWA congress held in Wurzburg, Germany in October. Representatives from 28 countries participated in the exchange of interdisciplinary scientific expe…


  • P&G To Resume

    December 5, 2006
    CHINA: Procter & Gamble has received the go ahead from Chinese regulators to resume sales of SK II skin care products. SK II products will return to shelves at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. The skin care line’s one-month suspension e…


  • Rhodia Increases Specialty Surfactant Production

    December 5, 2006
    INDIA: Rhodia Novecare announced the construction of a new surfactant production unit on its Roha site in the Mumbai region. The unit is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2007 and will enable Rhodia to meet the demand of the home an…