International

  • Project Launched to Confuse Mosquitoes, Control Malaria

    December 9, 2005
    THE NETHERLANDS: A five-year, $8.5 million dollar research project, designed to substantially reduce the spread of malaria by redirecting mosquitoes with odor cues, is being undertaken by an international team of scientists including John Carls…


  • Banga Steps Down as HLL Chairman

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: Manvinder Singh Vindi Banga resigned as chairman of Hindustan Lever after presiding over a large-scale restructuring that saw the company slash the number of brands and shed businesses to grow in a competitive market. Harish Manwani is the new…


  • Neolone Preservative Approved in Europe

    December 9, 2005
    EUROPE: Rohm and Haas Company announced that methylisothiazolinone, the key ingredient in its Neolone preservatives, has been approved by the European authorities. Methylisothiazolinone is approved for leave-on and rinse-off cosmetic applications at…


  • Chinese Hair Care Report Now Available

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: Research and Markets Ltd. has released Chinese Markets for Hair Care Products 2005. The new 212-page study examines China’s economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry str…


  • Euromonitor Opens Office In Lithuania

    December 9, 2005
    LITHUANIA: Euromonitor International opened its first office in Eastern Europe. The new office, in Vilnius, Lithuania, will allow Euromonitor to respond immediately to the market analysis needs of Eastern European-based businesses. Euromonitor alrea…


  • Neelikon Partners with Spectra Colors

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: Neelikon Food Dyes and Chemicals Ltd., Mumbai, India, has selected Spectra Colors Corp. of Kearny, NJ as exclusive distribution partner in the U.S. and Canada for Neelikon’s food, drug and cosmetic colors. Spectra Colors is a full servic…


  • Unimills Plant Launched in The Netherlands

    December 9, 2005
    THE NETHERLANDS: The new fractionation plant of Unimills B.V, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Golden Hope Plantations Bhd, was officially launched by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in May. This is the first fractionation plan…


  • Kemira Produces Titanium Dioxide in GMP Plant

    December 9, 2005
    FINLAND: Kemira Pigments Oy has become the first producer to manufacture titanium dioxide in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Process) standard plant. Ten million dollars were invested in a new, state-of-the-art grinding and packaging unit at their factory…


  • ADIPEC Names First Executive President

    December 9, 2005
    BRAZIL: Manoel Manta has been named the first executive president of ADIPEC (Perfumes, Cosmetics and Similar Distributors and Importers Association). Manta was the former president of the British fragrance company Quest’s Brazil office until he…


  • Lakme to Open 30 More Indian Salons

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: In an attempt to grow 10% during the next four years in its beauty services and solutions business, Lakme Lever, a division of Hindustan Lever, is planning to open 30 more Lakme salons this year. “Our plan for 2005 is to have 100 Lakm…


  • New Detergent Plant Slated for Russia

    December 9, 2005
    RUSSIA: Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNH) and Ballestra have signed contracts for the provision of a sulphonation plant, which is intended to be the first step in forming the production of a full range of anionic surfactants necessary for the detergent ind…


  • Beraca Enters Biodiversity Research Partnership

    December 9, 2005
    BRAZIL: Beraca Ingredients signed an agreement with the Government of the State of Amazonas and the NGO Conservation International, with the scope of making research and extractivist exploration in the Sustainable Development Reservation (RDS) of Cuj…


  • Bell China Moves to New Facility

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: After more than five years of manufacturing at the Shenzhen plant in China, Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. has moved to a new location in Shanghai, the financial center of China. The plant is located in two separate buildings and has approx…


  • HLL Opens New Plant in India

    December 9, 2005
    BAROTIWALA: Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL) has opened a state-of-the-art detergent factory in Solan. The plant, along with its other plants in Northern India, will help HLL increase its annual turnover by 25%. The new 22 acre plant will produce soap bra…


  • P&G Chemicals Makes Plans for Malaysian Fatty Acid Plant

    December 9, 2005
    MALAYSIA: Procter & Gamble Chemicals announced that contracts have been signed for the construction of a new fatty acid plant to be built by FPG Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd, its Malaysian joint venture with Felda Palm Industries Sdn. Bhd. The new unit…