International

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • South Korean

    September 8, 2006
    SOUTH KOREA: According to Asia Pulse news, South Korean cosmetic imports, especially to Chinese-speaking countries, increased sharply in 2005. South Korea exported more than $222 million in cosmetics last year (excluding perfumes and bat…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…