International

  • Hair Growth Marketers Target Women

    December 9, 2005
    JAPAN: The market for hair growth agents is being revitalized with the recent launch of three new products. Taisho Pharmaceutical Co. released RiUp Lady, a modified version of its popular RiUP hair growth agent for men. Karoyan Gush for women and men…


  • EBRD Cuts Stake in Kalina

    December 9, 2005
    RUSSIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has reduced its stake in Kalina, one of Russia’s biggest producers of cosmetics and personal hygiene products, to about 6% from more than 10%. Investment company Renaissance Ca…


  • Shiseido Measures UV Hair Damage

    December 9, 2005
    JAPAN: Shiseido Co. has developed a way to measure damage to hair based on the condition of protein inside it. With the new technology, the firm has clarified the connection between ultraviolet ray exposure and hair damage, and aims to develop a rang…


  • Beauty Sector Benefits Chinese Economy

    December 9, 2005
    CHINA: Between 1983 and 2004, the sales volume of China’s beauty businesses increased 260 times, according to the country’s first annual report on the beauty sector, recently released by four Chinese economists—He Fan, Ba Shusong, Z…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…