International

  • Symrise, Cutech Partner To Work with Microalgae

    July 12, 2007
    ITALY: A strategic partnership has been formed between Symrise, the world’s fourth-largest supplier of fragrances, flavors and cosmetic active ingredients, and the Italian biotech company Cutech Srl in Padua, Italy. The focus of their partn…


  • Lion To Make Laundry Detergent Additive in Malaysia

    July 12, 2007
    TOKYO: Lion Corp. announced plans to mass produce methyl ester sulfonate, an environmentally-friendly laundry detergent ingredient, in Malaysia starting December 2008. The firm will establish a production and sales subsidiary in the southern state…


  • Unilever Unveils Distribution Center in Vietnam

    July 12, 2007
    VIETNAM: Unilever Vietnam opened the country’s largest goods distribution center in the southern province of Binh Duong. Located in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park, the facility will act as a transit point for goods en route to destinatio…


  • China Surpasses France In Personal Care Sales

    June 11, 2007
    CHINA: Moving up two places globally and surpassing both France and Germany, China is now the third-largest market for cosmetics and toiletries. Sales in China grew by more than 13% from 2005 to 2006, according to data recently released from Kline &a…


  • Astronauts Measure Skin On International Space Station

    June 11, 2007
    GERMANY: Until last year, the German ESA-Astronaut Thomas Reiter participated in a space mission that sets milestones for European space travel. His main goal was to evaluate life on the ISS and its subsystems — including the health and safety…


  • New Packaging Design For Henkel Premium

    June 11, 2007
    GERMANY: This year marks the 100th anniversary of Persil, which is billed as the first self-acting detergent. Today, Persil from Henkel is available in approximately 60 countries. Moreover, the quality for which Persil is known is also available unde…


  • Ecru New York Expands To Asia

    June 11, 2007
    CHINA: Prestige hair care collection Ecru New York is expanding its presence to the Asian salon market with a new distribution partner in Taipei, Taiwan. The Salon Exchanges International Company, Ltd., a six-year-old company, will distribute Ecru N…


  • Malaysia Expands Product List

    June 11, 2007
    MALAYSIA: Direct selling company Amway (Malaysia) Holdings expects to launch 14 new products that will contribute millions of dollars to its total sales in the financial year 2007. Cautiously optimistic for the financial year, its executive direct…


  • Murad Exclusively Partners With Cathay Pacfic Airways

    June 11, 2007
    CHINA: Business class passengers onboard Cathay Pacific Airways departing Hong Kong will receive his and hers Murad in-flight amenity kits designed to revitalize skin inside and out. Air travel can leave skin tight and dehydrated, and Murad products…


  • Dieter Bakic Wins Product Design Award

    June 11, 2007
    GERMANY: Joico recently announced that Munich-based designer Dieter Bakic has been named the winner of the 2007 iF Product Design Awards for the re-launch of the Joico salon hair care range. Bakic’s designs were honored by an international jury…


  • Big Growth Opportunities In European Skin Care

    May 2, 2007
    EUROPE: Steady growth in the European professional skin care market has prompted an important shift in the sales channels for these highly profitable products, according to the latest market study from Kline & Company, Little Falls, NJ. The line…


  • Ecolab Expands China Pest Elimination Business

    May 2, 2007
    CHINA: Ecolab Inc. announced that it has purchased Green Harbour, a Hong Kong-based provider of pest elimination services in China and Hong Kong. The acquisition is part of Ecolab’s strategy to expand its global pest elimination coverage,…


  • Corum Attracts Crowd at PCIA

    May 2, 2007
    CHINA: Attendees at the recent Personal Care Ingredients Asia (PCIA) show in Guangzhou, China flocked to the Corum Corporation booth to learn more about the company’s products and services. Corum, based in Taipei, Taiwan, promoted many of…


  • Big Crowd at Beauty International Dsseldorf 2007

    May 2, 2007
    GERMANY: More than 51,000 visitors from 47 countries attended the Beauty International Düsseldorf trade fair to view the latest in cosmetics, nail and food care, wellness, permanent makeup and sun care. The event, which took place in March…


  • International Firms Flock To Cosmoprof Shanghai

    April 11, 2007
    CHINA:: More than 50% of the 341 exhibitors at Cosmoprof Shanghai were from outside China. The event was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Jan. 31-Feb. 3. The event attracted 13,628 visitors—82% of them from China. The event f…