International

  • Thai Ethoxylate Opens New Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate Plant

    January 10, 2007
    THAILAND: Thai Ethoxylate Company Limited, a joint venture between Cognis Thailand Limited and PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, inaugurated a new facility in Rayong, Thailand, that will produce fatty alcohol ethoxylates mainly for customers in th…


  • Givaudan Opens Flavor Center in Shanghai

    January 10, 2007
    CHINA: Givaudan opened its new flavor center in Shanghai. The facility is one of the most modern and complete creation, technology and production centers in the flavor industry globally and is entirely dedicated to the Chinese market and its rising d…


  • COSi Unveils Two Concept Product Lines

    January 10, 2007
    U.K.: COSi developed two new product lines at a series of workshops held for international brand owners. COSi took inspiration from the fabrics and styles that will appear in mainstream fashion trends for 2007/08. New products from COSi are divide…


  • Quick Spray Cleaners Win Fans in Japan

    January 10, 2007
    JAPAN: Household cleaners and detergents that enable quick cleaning and laundry washing are enjoying strong demand in Japan, reflecting the increase in the number of working women. Products that can disinfect and deodorize the toilet in addition to…


  • Dow Chemical Repositions Glycerin Business

    January 10, 2007
    SWITZERLAND: The Dow Chemical Company decided to reposition its Optim glycerin products under the specialty chemicals portfolio with marketing and sales handled by its customer-oriented service company Safechem Europe GmbH, based in Düsseldorf G…


  • Murer + Wirtz Purchase Brands From Muelhens

    January 10, 2007
    GERMANY: Perfume and cosmetics manufacturer Mäurer + Wirtz has acquired four perfume brands from Muelhens GmbH & Co. These brands include Tosca, Sir Irisch Moos, Extase and 4711. The Muelhens fragrance business has been owned by Procter &…


  • Rhodia Increases Specialty Surfactant Production

    December 5, 2006
    INDIA: Rhodia Novecare announced the construction of a new surfactant production unit on its Roha site in the Mumbai region. The unit is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2007 and will enable Rhodia to meet the demand of the home an…


  • P&G To Resume

    December 5, 2006
    CHINA: Procter & Gamble has received the go ahead from Chinese regulators to resume sales of SK II skin care products. SK II products will return to shelves at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. The skin care line’s one-month suspension e…


  • SEPAWA Celebrates

    December 5, 2006
    GERMANY: Executives from the soap, detergent, cosmetics and fragrance industries came out to the SEPAWA congress held in Wurzburg, Germany in October. Representatives from 28 countries participated in the exchange of interdisciplinary scientific expe…


  • Natura Bisse Brings Luxury

    December 5, 2006
    United Arab Emirates: Setting up its own offices in the Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, cosmetics marketer Natura Bisse International SA is increasing its reach in the Middle East. Nayton Cutino has been appointed as general manager for the c…


  • Henkel is Bullish on Russia

    December 5, 2006
    RUSSIA: The Russian household and personal care market has been good to Henkel, the maker of Persil detergent and Fa shampoo. In fact, Russia is Henkel’s fastest-growing market, with sales topping $5 million last year. Henkel operates five prod…


  • COSi Restructures Board

    December 5, 2006
    UNITED KINGDOM: International cosmetics developer and contract manufacturer, COSi, has restructured its board with three senior appointments. David McLemore stepped down as chairman replaced by former chief executive officer Bobby Tolan. Stuart Meld…


  • The Fragrance Foundation Redesigns FiFi Award Trophy

    December 5, 2006
    MONACO: Denis Boudard, president of QSLD, designed the winning Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi Award trophy to be showcased at the 2007 FiFi Awards. The first phase of the design competition was held at The Fragrance Foundation where a panel of ju…


  • European Sales of Natural Cosmetics Near $1.2 billion

    November 3, 2006
    EUROPE: Sales of natural & organic cosmetics are projected to surpass the $1.2 billion mark for the first time this year. European revenues have been increasing by more than 20% a year due to widening availability and strengthening consumer deman…


  • A.S. Watson Opens Flagship Store in Asia

    November 3, 2006
    PHILIPPINES: A.S Watson Group, the retail division of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, recently introduced Marionnaud to the Asian beauty market with the grand opening of its first flagship store in the Mall of Asia in Manila. On the heels of an acqu…