International

  • Amway Awaits Industry Rules

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: Global direct-selling giant Amway says it is well prepared for the coming challenges and competition in the Chinese market after the country launches its direct-selling industry. “We will make some adjustments in our businesses here wh…


  • Firm Establishes Manufacturing Plant in Africa

    December 9, 2005
    NIGERIA: Lornamead, makers of the Tura range of personal care products, has commenced operations in Nigeria with the establishment of a factory in Aba, Abia state. According to a statement from the company, the move is a response to the federal gover…


  • Marico Launches Anti-Lice Oil in India

    December 9, 2005
    CHENNAI: Consumer goods producer Marico Industries launched Mediker Plus Anti-Lice oil in South India, in an effort to control a significant share of the anti-lice oil market in the region. An All-India Usage and Attitude study conducted by Marico re…


  • SEPAWA-Congress Has Extended Lecture Program

    December 9, 2005
    GERMANY: This year, the 52nd SEPAWA-Congress, in cooperation with the Expert Group Detergent Chemistry of the GDCh (German Society of Chemists) and the European Detergent Conference, will extend its lecture program on detergents and cleaners. The…


  • Clariant Opens New Black Masterbatches Line in Taiwan

    December 9, 2005
    TAIWAN: A new plant, designed and built especially to produce black masterbatches for producers of nylon and polyester fibers, has opened at the Clariant Masterbatches facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The new extrusion line is thought to be the only one…


  • Personal Care Ingredients Europe Deemed a Success

    December 9, 2005
    PARIS: A record number of cosmetic formulators turned out for Personal Care Ingredients Europe (PCIE), which took place in Paris on April 12-14, 2005. Visitors from all over the world were attracted by the proposition of quality content and a display…


  • Cosmetic & Household Ingredients Set for Moscow in October

    December 9, 2005
    RUSSIA: Cosmetic & Household Ingredients (CHI), Central and Eastern Europe’s forum featuring raw materials for the cosmetic and household products market, will be holding its second exposition at the Crocus Expo in Moscow on Oct. 5-6. It wi…


  • P&G Starts To Crowd Kao

    December 9, 2005
    JAPAN: Sales for Kao Corp.’s high-end shampoo Asience topped $94 million in 2004, only a year after its release on the domestic market. The shampoo’s position, however, is already being eroded by the popularity of Herbal Essences shampoo,…


  • LG Vina Cosmetics Posts High Growth

    December 9, 2005
    VIETNAM: Joint-venture LG Vina Cosmetics announced that sales grew 30% in 2004 compared to the previous year’s figures. The company enjoys a 15% market share for mid-priced cosmetic products and up to 40% for high-grade products, said the compa…


  • Poddar Will Not Exit Gillette

    December 9, 2005
    INDIA: Gillette India Limited chairman Saroj Poddar said he was not interested in divesting his 15% stake in the company following the acquisition of Gillette Co. U.S. by Procter & Gamble. He said he will not exit irrespective of whether Gillette…


  • Beauty China Makes Deal with Sa Sa

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: Beauty products manufacturer Beauty China Holdings has signed a deal giving Hong Kong-based cosmetic retailer Sa Sa exclusive rights to retail its Colour Zone brand of cosmetics and skin care products at 40 stores in Hong Kong and two outlets…


  • Dabur Plans Manufacturing Facility in Pakistan

    December 9, 2005
    NEW DELHI: Expecting a profitable return from its Bangladesh joint venture in its first year of operations, Dabur India is now planning to set up a similar manufacturing facility in Pakistan. The company hopes to start manufacturing hair oils and sha…


  • Cosmetic Companies Spend Most on Ads

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: A new survey shows that companies on the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong spent 25% more on advertising than the previous year, and the most avid spenders were cosmetic giants. The biggest was Oil of Olay, which spent approximately $566…


  • Li Ka-shing To Buy Marionnaud Parfumeries

    December 9, 2005
    PARIS: Hong Kong retail magnate Li Ka-shing has agreed to buy ailing French retailer Marionnaud Parfumeries SA, injecting Parisian cachet into his Hutchinson Whampoa Ltd. empire by acquiring one of the leading perfume and cosmetic vendors in Europe.…


  • Gillette Loses Sensor Trademark Suit

    December 9, 2005
    BRUSSELS: The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice ruled that a Finnish company can use Gillette Co.’s trademark razor system to market its own shaving products. A complaint filed by Gillette Group Finland, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based…