International


  • 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

  • Kaos 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

  • Dutch Cosmetics Industry Shows Modest Growth

    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…
    07.10.06

  • Shiseido Doubles Shipment

    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…
    07.10.06

  • DuPont Packaging Opens R&D Lab in Shanghai

    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…
    06.07.06

  • Ciba Acquires Cantox Health Sciences International

    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…
    06.07.06

  • Socoplan-Flexpaq

    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…
    06.07.06

  • Milliken Chemical Opens New Center in Shanghai

    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…
    06.07.06

  • Croda Adds Optisol UV Sunscreen to Portfolio

    l UK: Croda Personal Care has signed an exclusive agreement with UK-based Oxonica plc, a leading European technology group, to distribute Oxonica’s Optisol photostable UV absorber into the international personal care market. Croda will provide…
    04.11.06

  • P&G Enters Clean-Water Deal For Dominican Republic

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Procter & Gamble Co. has teamed with a nonprofit group to distribute water purification systems in the Dominican Republic in a continued effort to help eliminate disease in poorer countries. The arrangement, with Popul…
    04.11.06

  • New Consulting Firm

    CHINA: Thomas Wetherell has formed a new business consulting company, Innovatize, Inc., specializing in strategic and brand consulting for the cosmetics/personal care industry in China. Mr. Wetherell, whose past positions include managing director, C…
    04.11.06

  • Amway Boosting

    MALAYSIA: Amway Malaysia Holdings Bhd will intensify promotional activities and launch more products this year to counter sluggish consumer demand, said executive director Paul Yee. He said Amway expected to launch more than 14 new products th…
    04.11.06

  • Unilevers Sales Hurt By Counterfeits in Kenya

    l KENYA: Unilever says it is losing millions of dollars annually to counterfeiters, and has appealed to government officials to enact laws with stiffer penalties. The manufacturer of branded foods and home and personal care products say current…
    04.11.06

  • Sweetener May Promote Eyelash Growth

    JAPAN: Shiseido Co. announced that it has conducted experiments that suggest the natural sweetener stevia can promote the growth of eyelashes. The cosmetics maker cultured cells found at the root of the eyelash in the presence of steviosides,…
    04.11.06

  • Super Sol Takes Unilever Products Off Shelves

    ISRAEL: Super Sol recently began removing Unilever products from shelves following a recent contract disagreement with Unilever over higher margins and better terms of trade for the supermarket chain in 2006. Super Sol removed leading Unilever…
    04.11.06

  • Study Raises Questions

    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…
    04.11.06

  • Skin and Formulation Symposium Set For France

    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…
    04.11.06

  • Beiersdorf Realigns

    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…
    04.11.06


  • Procter & Gamble Puts Hold on Argentine Prices

    ARGENTINA: Procter & Gamble Co. has agreed to freeze prices on 31 products in Argentina after the country’s president started asking consumer products makers to stop raising prices for at least a year. The efforts by president Nestor Kirch…
    03.09.06