International

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Toly Opens New

    February 14, 2006
    Toly Opens New Factory in China l CHINA: Toly Products, European cosmetic packaging manufacturers, recently opened a new factory in Shenzhen, China. Toly China was formed last year as a joint venture between Toly, Pentagon and Wilson Lam of Chi…


  • Watson Attempts To Tap Russian Perfume Market

    February 14, 2006
    ST. PETERSBURG: International cosmetics and perfumery retailer, Watson, will use its recent acquisition of 24 local Spectr stores to…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • Lonzagard Gets European Regulatory Approval

    December 9, 2005
    EUROPE: Lonza has received regulatory approval for one of its antimicrobial products, Lonzagard benzethonium chloride, as a cosmetic preservative for leave-on personal care products. Benzethonium chloride was previously approved for rinse-off produc…


  • Nalco Appoints New Product Distributor in Africa

    December 9, 2005
    AFRICA: Nalco Company announced its partnership with Akulu Marchon to expand its sales and service in the African personal care market. With operations based in Bryanston, Johannesburg, Akulu Marchon will distribute several Nalco personal care and ho…


  • Kiehls Opens New Store in Hong Kong

    December 9, 2005
    HONG KONG: Kiehl’s, a unit of L’Oréal, has opened a 1,300-plus square foot store at Festival Walk mall. The freestanding shop is situated in a former exhibition space and is encased in glass with views of the Hong Kong hillsi…


  • Soliance Acquires Naturactiva

    December 9, 2005
    FRANCE: Soliance has purchased Naturactiva, whose product range of active ingredients and vegetable derived specialty ingredients will be transferred to the Soliance portfolio. Dr Laurent Sousselier, Naturactiva’s founder, is joining the Solian…