International


  • Unigen and Inca Health Team Up to Produce Novel Health Products

    PERU: Unigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Inca Health, an agro-industrial company based in Lima, have entered into a collaboration agreement for plant collection and product development. Unigen and Inca Health will work closely with indigenous tribes to…
    11.22.05

  • PCIE is Set for April 2005 in Paris

    FRANCE: Personal Care Ingredients Europe (PCIE) is set for April 12-14, 2005 at the Porte de Versailles, Paris. The three-day conference will include a scientific forum comprising speakers from such companies as Ajinomoto, Cognis, Degussa, Shiseido a…
    11.22.05

  • Beautyworld 2005 Dates are Changed

    GERMANY: The date for Beautyworld 2005, a trade fair for the perfumery, drug store, cosmetics and hairdressing markets, will be Jan. 26-30 2005. The congress takes place in Frankfurt. The decision was based on input from show organizer Messe Frankfur…
    11.22.05

  • IFF Plans Creative Center In Neuilly Sur Seine, France

    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…
    11.15.05

  • SEPAWA Conference Is Set For October in Germany

    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…
    11.15.05

  • Mexican Manufacturing Faces Challenges

    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…
    11.15.05

  • Naturas Shares Soar

    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…
    11.15.05

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

    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…
    11.15.05

  • Nile Cosmetics Manufactures Hair Dye Powder

    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…
    11.15.05

  • Neo Heliopan Is Approved in South Korea

    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…
    11.15.05

  • Orgasol Distributes in Two New Locations

    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…
    11.15.05

  • American Teeth Whitener Comes to Prague

    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…
    11.15.05

  • Kao Posts Pretax Profit Rise for 23rd Year

    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’…
    11.15.05

  • CHI Conference Is Set For November in Warsaw

    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…
    11.15.05

  • Cognis Commissions New Plant

    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…
    11.15.05

  • Takasago Expands Presence in Singapore

    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…
    11.15.05

  • New Ideas Run/Walk Raises Money for Cancer Charity

    ITALY: More than 130 attendees of In-Cosmetics in Milan in April, raised 3,500 euros ($4,166) during Uniqema’s fourth annual New Ideas 5K Run/Walk for Charity. The event, held in Sempione Park, supported women with breast cancer and the Look Go…
    11.15.05

  • P&G Buys China Joint Venture for $1.8 Billion

    CHINA: Procter & Gamble Co. bought the remaining 20% stake of its Chinese joint venture for $1.8 billion from partner Hutchison Whampoa China Ltd. When the joint venture was established in 1988, P&G had a 69% stake, which it expanded to 80% i…
    11.15.05

  • Cosmoprof Asia 2004 Set For Nov. 10-12 in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG: Cosmoprof Asia 2004 will be held at Hong Kong’s Convention & Exhibition Centre Nov. 10-12. Show organizer CMP Asia Ltd. said the international beauty showcase, conference and seminar program is larger than Cosmoprof Asia 2003. Ha…
    11.15.05

  • Koreas Cosmetic Exports See Fruits of Hard Work

    KOREA: Cosmetic exports in Korea exceeded $101 million in 2003, up 17.3% from 2002, according to the Korea Cosmetic Industry Association. Experts said the industry’s aggressive global marketing efforts have been fruitful. Fifty companies shippe…
    11.15.05