International


  • Skinvisible Widens Distribution Network

    AMERICAS: Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals, a division of Skin-visible Inc., Las Vegas, has signed a $1 million agreement with Health First Distributors North America, Canada, to market and distribute the company’s…
    11.14.05

  • Attendees Run with a New

    l ITALY: For the fourth consecutive year, Uni-qema will host the New Ideas 5K run/walk for charity during the In-Cosmetics exhibition in Milan. The 5K run/2.5K walk will take place on the morning of April 28, 2004. Uniqema has pledged a donation of &…
    11.14.05

  • Qilu Eastman Begins Construction

    CHINA: Qilu Eastman Specialty Chemical Ltd. (QESCL), a joint venture between Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Company and Eastman Chemical Ltd., began construction of a world-scale plant in Zibo to produce Texanol ester alcohol and TXIB plasticizer. The p…
    11.14.05

  • Tchibo and City of Hamburg

    GERMANY: Tchibo Holding AG has teamed with the city of Hamburg to try to gain control of Beiersdorf AG, pre-empting a potential bid for Procter & Gamble, industry sources said. Tchibo, which owns 30.1% of Beiersdorf, and the city jointly offered…
    11.14.05

  • Older Consumers Are an Untapped Market

    UNITED KINGDOM: With an aging population, the UK is a disadvantage for a market in which young people are the heaviest consumers. But that may be changing as today’s older consumers are taking a greater interest in personal appearance tha…
    11.14.05

  • Procter & Gamble Chemicals

    MALAYSIA: Procter & Gamble Chemicals’ Malaysian joint venture, FPG Oleochemicals, will construct a 35,000-ton glycerin refinery in Kuantan. The company anticipates a late 2004 startup. “This facility is an important investment for F…
    11.14.05

  • DETERGENT COMPANY DEKA

    ● ALBANIA: DEKA’s new detergent plant in Tirana is scheduled for startup in the second half of 2004. With a total investment of approximately $15 million, the facility will include a detergent powder plant with production capacity of…
    11.14.05

  • Murad Opens Counters in Hong Kong

    CHINA: Murad International opened two custom counters in Hong Kong’s No. 1 department store, Seibu. The store openings follow on the heels of the debut of Murad products in London, Denmark, Mexico and the Philippines. Murad also plans to sh…
    11.14.05

  • Unilever Researchers Uncover the Secret

    ● THE UK: Scientists at Unilever’s Port Sunlight research center said they have pinpointed the optimum hairwashing technique, step-by-step. The researchers conducted tests on more than 500 volunteers to rate various wetting, lathering…
    11.14.05

  • Unilever Indonesia Plans Expansion

    ● INDONESIA: Unilever Indonesia executives plan to increase the company’s exports to 15% of its total sales, from a current 6%, during the next three to five years. Plans are in the works to complete a new plant in Cikarang, West Java…
    11.14.05

  • Chemcolour is Michelmans Newest Agent

    ● NEW ZEALAND: Michelman Inc. has named Chemcolour Industries NZ Ltd. as its exclusive agent for New Zealand. Chemcolour supplies raw materials and products to a range of industries including coatings, printing inks, plastics, rubber, texti…
    11.14.05

  • Cowgirl Enters the South Korean Market

    ● SOUTH KOREA: The Cowgirl Company, Boulder, CO, and Jhang and Associates, signed an agreement making Jhang the exclusive importer of Cowgirl skin care products to South Korea. “This is very exciting for us, as Asian women are eager f…
    11.14.05

  • Clariant Masterbatches Sites

    ASIA: Clariant Masterbatches has earned ISO 9001-2000 registration at four of its facilities in Asia. The plants include sites in Shanghai, China; Shah Alam, Malaysia; Butterworth, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand. Executives said the recognition requi…
    11.14.05

  • Aloecorp Expands Presence in Mexico

    MEXICO: Aloecorp, Broomfield, CO, has formed a distributor partnership with ASI Group. The ASI Group will represent Aloecorp’s Active Aloe and Certified Plus lines of gel, whole leaf, spray dried and freeze dried powder aloe vera materials in M…
    11.14.05

  • Unilever Contracts with Caleb Brett for Testing

    THE UK: Unilever HPC R&D, Port Sunlight, has awarded Caleb Brett a $2.4 million, three-year contract. Under the agreement, Intertek Caleb Brett will establish a state-of-the-art laboratory within Unilever’s Port Sunlight facility near Liver…
    11.14.05

  • Benefits of Natural Cosmetics Touted in Japan

    JAPAN: Several Japanese companies recently released natural cosmetics lines. Nihonsakari Co. has marketed Komenuka Bijin, a line of cosmetics containing rice bran, while Mon Chemical Institute Inc. has developed a range of Apony Skin Care cosmetics u…
    11.14.05

  • Canadian Regulations Hurt Cosmetics Business

    CANADA: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2002 evaluation of the Canadian regulatory system found that the system was sophisticated and at the forefront of regulatory development. According to some experts, however, th…
    11.14.05

  • Mitsubishi Explores Cosmetic Uses for Fullerenes

    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Corp. plans to establish a research and development subsidiary that will be responsible for finding cosmetic and health uses for fullerenes, which are spherical carbon molecules produced through nanotechnology. Research will focus o…
    11.14.05

  • Automatic Nail Painter is a Hands-Off Experience

    JAPAN: Citizen Mechatronics Co. has developed a “nail art” device that can automatically paint a variety of decorative patterns onto fingernails. The machine uses acrylic paints, offers 48 standard patterns and can be used to create orig…
    11.14.05

  • Hindustan Lever Rebounds with Power Brands

    INDIA: Consumer goods manufacturer, Hindustan Lever Ltd. is poised to increase quarterly profit sales of home and personal care products. Due to poor monsoon seasons in recent years, sales dwindled as consumers opted to spend their spare money on tra…
    11.14.05