International

  • 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…


  • Super Sol Takes Unilever Products Off Shelves

    April 11, 2006
    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…


  • Sweetener May Promote Eyelash Growth

    April 11, 2006
    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,…


  • Unilevers Sales Hurt By Counterfeits in Kenya

    April 11, 2006
    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…


  • Amway Boosting

    April 11, 2006
    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…


  • New Consulting Firm

    April 11, 2006
    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…


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

    April 11, 2006
    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…


  • Croda Adds Optisol UV Sunscreen to Portfolio

    April 11, 2006
    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…


  • Ajinomoto To Sell Lipsticks with Amino Acids

    March 9, 2006
    ● TOKYO: The Ajinomoto Company plans to expand the lineup of its Jino brand of cosmetics by offering lipsticks containing eight types of amino acids. The amino acids, which include alanine, proline and arginine, help keep lips moist and m…


  • P&G Chemicals Ceases

    March 9, 2006
    UK: P&G Chemicals has ceased glycerin production at its West Thurrock plant in London. The site produced approximately 12,500 tons of glycerin and employed almost 400 people, ten of those in the glycerin refinery business. Those affected by the c…