International

  • AOCS To Hold 98th Annual Meeting Expo in Qubec

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • Reed Exhibitions Acquires Tradeshows from Step

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • Sensiva SC 50 Approved

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • New Expo Center to Host Cosmoprof Shanghai 2007

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • Avon Recruits

    September 8, 2006
    ● 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…


  • Paris To Host 2008

    September 8, 2006
    ● 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…


  • 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…