International

  • Ecolab Establishes Direct Operation with UAE

    February 16, 2007
    UAE: Ecolab Inc. has established a direct operation in the United Arab Emirates. Ecolab previously operated in the country through a distributor, and has purchased that business to form the new direct Ecolab operation in the country. Sales for the ac…


  • NOF Develops Anti-Aging Ingredient for Skin Care

    February 16, 2007
    JAPAN: NOF has developed a cosmetic ingredient based on a structurally modified form of ceramide that functions as an anti-aging cream, smoothing out wrinkles and softening the skin. NOF has already begun supplying samples to 50 companies, including…


  • Gillette Japan To Promote Multiple Blade Systems

    January 10, 2007
    JAPAN: The market for men’s safety razors is buzzing. With impressive sales, of Gillette Japan’s Fusion 5+1, features the world’s first five-blade system. The blades are positioned close to one another and allow pressure to be sprea…


  • In-Focus Looks at the Link Between Beauty and Sex

    January 10, 2007
    PARIS: A year ago, In-Cosmetics launched In-Focus, which organizers say serves as a think tank for attendees to source the latest marketing concepts and technical innovations regarding a specific subject. In 2006, the In-Focus topic was Amazonia. Thi…


  • Cosmoprof Asia 2006 Draws 1000 Exhibitors

    January 10, 2007
    HONG KONG: In its 11th year, Cosmoprof Asia brought together 1,000 exhibitors from 35 countries to show off innovative products and the latest trends. Cosmoprof Asia launched an International Buyer Program to draw in a group of professional and prest…


  • Clara International Skin Care Now Available in Middle East

    January 10, 2007
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Clara International, one of Asia’s largest beauty groups, announced that its range of natural and effective skin care solutions are now available in the Middle East through a partnership with The Beauty Spot, a UAE-based…


  • 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…