International

  • Rhodia Strengthens Its Presence in China

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: Rhodia announced that it has taken full control of its Chinese subsidiary, Wuxi Specialty Chemicals Co. Ltd., buying back 30% participation of its partner, the Wuxi Chemical Industry Group (RWSC). RWSC is a producer of surfactants and specialt…


  • Henkel Spic India Merges With Henkel India Ltd.

    November 22, 2005
    INDIA: Henkel Spic India has merged with Henkel India Ltd (HIL). The move puts all manufacturing activities under the merged entity. The board of Henkel Spic India Ltd. also decided to route all marketing and distribution functions of the group&rsquo…


  • Milliken Opens New Lab And Technical Center

    November 22, 2005
    SINGAPORE: Milliken Chemical, a division of Milliken & Company, opened a new plastics lab and technical center in Singapore, extending its technical development services for plastic additives globally. As Milliken’s first applications devel…


  • Innovatti Opens Esters And Lubricants Plant

    November 22, 2005
    BRAZIL: Innovatti, a joint venture between Cargill’s Industrial Oils & Lubricants and Hatco Corporation (a unit of Kaufman Holdings), opened a new plant in Mairinque, São Paulo. The plant is producing three lines of vegetable oil- an…


  • Sanjiu and Kanebo Form Cosmetic Joint Venture

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: Kanebo Cosmetics, Inc., a division of Japan’s Kanebo Ltd., and a unit of Sanjiu Enterprise Group, China’s largest drug maker, have joined forces to sell cosmetics in drug stores on the Chinese mainland. Kanebo Cosmetics will own…


  • CHI Holds Conference in Warsaw

    November 22, 2005
    WARSAW: More than 1,200 visitors attended the sixth Cosmetics & Household Ingredients Exhibition and Conference in November—the fourth time it has taken place in Warsaw. Exhibitors from nearly 20 countries participated in the event, which a…


  • Eastman Joint Venture Plant Begins Operations in China

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: Eastman Chemical Company announced that Qilu Eastman Specialty Chemical Ltd. (QESCL) has begun operations in Zibo, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China. QESCL is a joint venture between Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Company and Eas…


  • Cosmetic and Toiletry Sales Rise in Latin America

    November 22, 2005
    Due to increasing investment from major direct sales companies, cosmetics and toiletries sales in Latin America have increased within the past year, with the region’s total market value rising 5.4% to $18.7 billion. However, regional growth i…


  • P&G Plans New Plant in India

    November 22, 2005
    INDIA: Procter & Gamble plans to build a manufacturing unit for shampoo in India as the domestic market has shown growth in terms of volume, according to a top company official at P&G. At present, the company imports the entire range of it…


  • Cosmetics Companies Take a Tip from Nature

    November 22, 2005
    JAPAN: Cosmetics companies here are increasingly incorporating plant extracts such as lavender and eucalyptus into their list of product ingredients. Cosmetics makers are targeting 20- to 30-year old women, trying to attract them by emphasizing the p…


  • More Cosmetics Marketers Set Their Sights Overseas

    November 22, 2005
    In an attempt to compensate for weak sales in their domestic regions, leading cosmetics and toiletry companies are turning their attention toward developing markets in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America in search of growth, according to the 2003…


  • Dermscan and Namsiang Create Joint Venture

    November 22, 2005
    THAILAND: The Dermscan Group, Lyons, France, has joined with Thai partner Namsiang Company to create the new Dermscan Asia. Based in Bangkok, the new clinical trial center allows Dermscan to penetrate the Asian cosmetic market and beyond, company exe…


  • Euromonitor International Opens Office in China

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: Euromonitor International opened a new office in September. The Shanghai-based office complements Euro-monitor’s existing Asia-Pacific office in Singapore, as well as the company’s Chicago- and London-based operations. The Shanghai…


  • Victorias Secret Goes Abroad

    November 22, 2005
    THE UK: Victoria’s Secret Beauty plans to enter the British travel retail market exclusively at World Duty Free, the retail arm of luxury fragrance and fashion retailer BAA. Victoria’s Secret makes its debut in seven airport locations thi…


  • DSM Opens Worlds Largest Vitamin E Plant

    November 22, 2005
    SWITZERLAND: DSM Nutritional Products opened a new, 25,000-ton capacity vitamin E plant in Sissein. It is the largest vitamin E plant in the world, according to DSM Nutritional executives. “This new facility will meet the stringent industry de…