International

  • Charterhouse Capital Buys Nocib Majority Stake

    February 14, 2006
    Charterhouse Capital Buys Nocibé Majority Stake l FRANCE: Three investors in French perfumery chain Nocibé have decided to sell their stake in the retailer. Bridgeport Capital, Three Cities Research and Intermediate Capital Group ha…


  • Japan Approves Preservative

    February 14, 2006
    l JAPAN: Arch Personal Care Products, L.P. has announced that polyaminopropyl biguanide, the active ingredient in Cosmocil CQ, has been approved by the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau and added to its positive list of preservatives. Th…


  • Indena To Sell Extracts

    February 14, 2006
    ITALY: The Italian Group Indena has disclosed a preliminary agreement to transfer its cosmetic fluid extract lines, including the Phytelene and Cosmelene brands, to the French phytocosmetic specialists Greentech SA. The deal follows Indena’s de…


  • Kao Gets Green Light

    February 14, 2006
    Kao Gets Green Light To Buy Kanebo l JAPAN: Kao has received the go-ahead to buy Kanebo and Kanebo Cosmetics, Japan’s second biggest cosmetics business after Shiseido, in a stock deal valued at $2.27 billion from the Industrial Revitalizat…


  • New Products To Boost Malaysian Amway Sales

    February 14, 2006
    MALAYSIA: Amway Holdings Bhd will launch new products and begin marketing promotions to increase sales this year, said managing director Low Han Kee. The company expected demand to remain sluggish owing to the global slowdown resulting from contin…


  • Shiseido Takes

    February 14, 2006
    Shiseido Takes Skin Care to China l JAPAN: Shiseido Co. will start selling skin care “pharmaceuticals” in China in an attempt to keep in step with rival Japanese drug manufacturers. They will partner with Pharmalink, a pharmaceuticals…


  • InterCHARM 2005

    February 14, 2006
    InterCHARM 2005 Is a Success l RUSSIA: InterCHARM’s 12th global beauty event took place on Nov. 10-14 at the Moscow Solokniki exhibition center. According to organizers, ExpoMediaGroup Staraya Krepost, the largest industry expo in eas…


  • Beraca Takes First Place in Von Martius Tech Award

    February 14, 2006
    BRAZIL: Beraca Ingredients recently won the Von Martius Environmental Award in the technology category. The award recognizes the ecological contribution of companies, public organizations and individuals who promote economical, social and cultural de…


  • Eastman to Expand Resin

    January 10, 2006
    Eastman To Expand Resin Production in the Netherlands, China l THE NETHERLANDS: Eastman Chemical Co. has announced a 25% expansion of its hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin facility in Middelburg, The Netherlands. The planned completion date for the…


  • Estee Lauder Invests in Chinese

    January 10, 2006
    Estée Lauder Invests in Chinese State-of-the-Art Research Facility l CHINA: The Estée Lauder Companies announced the opening of its new research facility, The Estée Lauder Companies Innovation Institute, located in Shanghai,…


  • Over 3,000 Visit the @nd SEPAWA Congress

    January 10, 2006
    Over 3,000 Visit the 2nd SEPAWA Congress l GERMANY: The 52nd SEPAWA Congress, in conjunction with the first European Detergents Conference and the Society of German Chemists (GDCh) was held October 12-14 in the Würzburg Congress Center, Wü…


  • Shiseido Expands

    January 10, 2006
    l BEIJING: Shiseido has expanded its Beijing-based research center as part of an extensive upgrade. Improvements include the construction of a 32,345-square-foot building at the three-year-old facility. By relocating the Shiseido China Research Cent…


  • Vasishti To Merge with Hindustan Lever

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: Hindustan Lever Ltd. (HLL) is set to merge with Vasishti Detergents (VDL). VDL manufactures soaps and detergents from its plant at Ratnagiri. It has no brands or distribution set-up of its own and supplies its entire output to HLL through a pr…


  • Bidco Begins Exporting to Rwanda, Congo

    December 9, 2005
    UGANDA: Bidco Oil Refineries, manufacturer of vegetable oils, fats, margarine, soaps and protein concentrates, has started full-scale production in Uganda following the completion of their plant at Masese, Jinja. “The plant is ready and in pr…


  • Shiseido To Drop Bid for Kanebo

    December 9, 2005
    TOKYO: Shiseido Co., one of Japan’s largest cosmetics maker, has decided to withdraw from a series of tenders for Kanebo Ltd. and Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. to be held shortly by the state-backed Industrial Revitalization Corp. of Japan, company sou…