International

  • Lonza Preservatives

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • Este Lauder Establishes Affiliate in Istanbul

    September 8, 2006
    ● 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…


  • Shiseido Doubles Shipment

    July 10, 2006
    TOKYO: Shiseido Co. announced that the shipment value of Tsubaki products, a new hair care lineup that it began selling at the end of March, has reached over $35.5 million—double the initial goal. The company has been aggres…


  • Dutch Cosmetics Industry Shows Modest Growth

    July 10, 2006
    THE NETHERLANDS: The Dutch Cos-metics Association (NVC) reported that the Dutch cosmetics industry showed a modest increase of 1.4% in 2005 both in terms of money and in volume. In total, the market amounts to over $1.5 billion in manufacturers…


  • Kaos 24-Year Growth

    July 10, 2006
    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…


  • Beautyland Created in Dubai

    July 10, 2006
    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…


  • Sabinsa Corp. Opens New Sales Office in Germany

    July 10, 2006
    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…


  • Milliken Chemical Opens New Center in Shanghai

    June 7, 2006
    CHINA: Milliken Chemical will establish a business and technical center in Shanghai in response to growing local demand for the company’s additives for polyolefins. The facility will be equipped with advanced analytical instrumentation and pla…


  • Socoplan-Flexpaq

    June 7, 2006
    FRANCE: The ILEOS Group is opening a new plant in China for Socoplan-Flexpaq, manufacturer of unidoses and samples for the cosmetics, fragrance and personal care industries. Socoplan-Flexpaq also has production plants in France, the U.S. and Po…


  • Ciba Acquires Cantox Health Sciences International

    June 7, 2006
    SWITZERLAND: To broaden its regulatory consulting services, Ciba Specialty Chemicals has acquired Cantox Health Sciences International, a scientific consulting firm with offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Privately owned Cantox Health Sc…


  • DuPont Packaging Opens R&D Lab in Shanghai

    June 7, 2006
    SHANGHAI: DuPont Packaging & Industrial has opened an R&D Laboratory in China. The facility is located in the DuPont China Research and Development Center at Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai. Pascal Rechatin, regional director, Asia Pacific…



  • Beiersdorf Realigns

    April 11, 2006
    GERMANY: Beiersdorf AG’s European consumer supply chain is being realigned. In February, the company transfered product groups from Hamburg, Germany to Argentona, Spain. All affected employees were offered new positions in other areas in Hambur…


  • Skin and Formulation Symposium Set For France

    April 11, 2006
    FRANCE: The “Skin and Formulation 2nd Symposium” will take place on October 9 and 10, in the “Palais des Congrès,” Versailles. The program will focus on advances in topical formulations for improved skin delivery. There…


  • Study Raises Questions

    April 11, 2006
    KENYA: Popular products used to disinfect lab and hospital surfaces are not strong enough to kill the disease-causing bacteria, according to a new study. The study by Dr. Willie Githui of the Kenya Medical Research Institute found that to eff…