International

  • Fancls Japanese Facility Produces Botanical Products

    November 22, 2005
    JAPAN: Beauty aid manufacturer Fancl produces the preservative-free, botanical Boscia line at its Chiba, Japan facility. Executives said the preservative-free process is a challenge, but Fancl meets it head-on with complex processes that ensure quali…


  • The Best Place to Work? College Kids Say LOral

    November 22, 2005
    EUROPE: A survey of more than 12,000 business, engineering and IT students in Germany, the UK, Spain and Italy found that students would rather work for L’Oréal than any other company, with BMW and Coca-Cola coming in second and third pl…


  • Takasago Expands Presence in Singapore

    November 15, 2005
    SINGAPORE: Takasago announced the completion of a multi-million dollar expansion and improvement of its Singapore facilities. Singapore serves as the company’s regional headquarters for South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The investmen…


  • Cognis Commissions New Plant

    November 15, 2005
    SPAIN: Cognis Primary Delivery Systems commissioned a new plant in Castellbisbal at the end of 2003. Production now complies with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, Cognis executives announced. Cognis has also expanded its Primacare standa…


  • CHI Conference Is Set For November in Warsaw

    November 15, 2005
    POLAND: Cosmetic and Household Ingredients (CHI) 2004 is set to take place Nov. 15-16 at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland. Visitors will meet with more than 110 suppliers representing more than 15 countries at the conference. Ses…


  • Kao Posts Pretax Profit Rise for 23rd Year

    November 15, 2005
    JAPAN: Kao Corp. posted a 4% rise in consolidated pretax profit for the year ended March 31, setting a record profit for the 23rd year in a row, company executives announced. The $1.1 billion profit will allow Kao to increase its shareholders’…


  • American Teeth Whitener Comes to Prague

    November 15, 2005
    CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Brite Smile, created in the U.S., is gaining popularity in Central and Eastern Europe. Steve Pleickhardt, owner of American Dental Associates (ADA) in Prague, has been whitening people’s teeth for 20 years and calls the Brite S…


  • Orgasol Distributes in Two New Locations

    November 15, 2005
    ITALY/SWITZERLAND: French company Atofina has signed agreements to distribute its Orgasol cosmetic powders in Italy and Switzerland. Lehmann & Voss & Co. is responsible for the distribution of Orgasol polyamide powders in Switzerland, and Bio…


  • Neo Heliopan Is Approved in South Korea

    November 15, 2005
    SOUTH KOREA: Symrise’s UVA II filter, Neo Heliopan AP, was approved in South Korea, effective in January. South Korean authorities do not define an upper limit for UV filters, but manufacturers must register the finished formulation with the Ko…


  • Nile Cosmetics Manufactures Hair Dye Powder

    November 15, 2005
    UGANDA: Nile Cosmetics, a local manufacturer of beauty products, received exclusive rights to make and distribute Japanese company Hoyu Company Ltd.’s Bigen powder, used to dye hair. The product was pulled from the market three years ago when l…


  • The Cost of Soap May Rise As Palm Oil Prices Increase

    November 15, 2005
    MALAYSIA: A rise in crude palm oil prices could lead to an increase in toilet soap prices, according to industry sources. “The price of crude palm oil has increased. The impact of this raw material price increase has to be evaluated,” s…


  • Naturas Shares Soar

    November 15, 2005
    BRAZIL: Shares of Natura Cosmeticos SA soared 11.8% to 40.80 reais following their debut on the Brazilian stock market in May. “We are going to continue growing in Brazil—that’s our focus—but we are continuing to expand acro…


  • Mexican Manufacturing Faces Challenges

    November 15, 2005
    MEXICO: The ProLogis Research Group conducted a study, “Is China’s economic success a threat to Mexico?,” to examine whether China’s recent success in exporting to the U.S. threatens Mexico’s market share. The study in…


  • SEPAWA Conference Is Set For October in Germany

    November 15, 2005
    GERMANY: The 51st SEPAWA conference is set to take place Oct. 8-10 at the Congress Center of Würzburg. The congress allows specialists to meet and discuss the latest developments with their peers. More than 50 papers devoted to detergents, clea…


  • IFF Plans Creative Center In Neuilly Sur Seine, France

    November 15, 2005
    FRANCE: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) announced plans for a new European creative center for fine fragrances and toiletries in Paris. The 5000 square meter facility is based in Neuilly Sur Seine. The facility will be the first m…