International

  • Japanese Marketers Push

    October 4, 2006
    TOKYO: Major Japanese manufacturers of personal care products are rushing to market their high-end toothpaste, shampoo and other goods to affluent shoppers in Southeast Asia. Lion Corp. plans to market its upscale Dentor Systema line of products&nda…


  • Nalco Expands in Europe

    October 4, 2006
    ENGLAND: Nalco Company entered a partnership with S&D Chemicals Ltd. and S&D Chesham GmbH to expand its sales and service in the European personal care and household markets. S&D Chemicals Ltd. will distribute Nalco’s Solamer UV-…


  • Este Lauder Establishes Affiliate in Istanbul

    September 8, 2006
    ● TURKEY: Estée Lauder has established an affiliate to sell its cosmetic products in Turkey. ELCA Kozmetik Ltd., Istanbul, expects it to have more than 300 employees. The affiliate’s general manager is Ahmet Ramiz, who was previous…


  • Lonza Preservatives

    September 8, 2006
    JAPAN: Lonza was recently informed by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare that IPBC (iodopropynyl butylcarbamate) has received official approval for use in cosmetic and personal care products under Pharmaceutical and Food Safety…


  • Paris To Host 2008

    September 8, 2006
    ● FRANCE: The 7th World Surfactants Congress (CESIO 2008) will convene at the Palais des Congrés, Paris, France on June 22-25, 2008. Organized by the French Association for Surfactants (ASPA), on behalf of the European Committee of…


  • Avon Recruits

    September 8, 2006
    ● CHINA: Avon Products (China) Co., Ltd. said that it has recruited more than 114,000 licensed sales promoters, and more than 31,000 additional applicants are in various stages of the certification process just months after the company wa…


  • New Expo Center to Host Cosmoprof Shanghai 2007

    September 8, 2006
    CHINA: Cosmoprof Shanghai, debuting Jan. 31-Feb. 3 2007, is a regional extension of Cosmoprof Asia. The all-China beauty event is geared for selected manufacturers and buyers looking to develop a quality distribution system, and to foreign inve…


  • Sensiva SC 50 Approved

    September 8, 2006
    AUSTRALIA: Sensiva SC 50 (INCI designation: ethylhexylglycerin), a multifunctional cosmetic additive from Schülke & Mayr GmbH, is now approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia. This approval allows the product…


  • Reed Exhibitions Acquires Tradeshows from Step

    September 8, 2006
    LONDON: Reed Exhibitions Ltd announced the acquisition of three exhibitions, Cosmetic and Household Ingredients (CHi), Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) and Personal Care Ingredients Asia (PCIA) from UK-based Step Exhibitions. CHi t…


  • AOCS To Hold 98th Annual Meeting Expo in Qubec

    September 8, 2006
    CANADA: The American Oil Chemists’ Society’s (AOCS) 98th annual meeting and expo will take place May 13-16, 2007 in Québec City, QC, Canada, with nearly 2,000 expected to attend. The meeting is a joint world congress with the…


  • South Korean

    September 8, 2006
    SOUTH KOREA: According to Asia Pulse news, South Korean cosmetic imports, especially to Chinese-speaking countries, increased sharply in 2005. South Korea exported more than $222 million in cosmetics last year (excluding perfumes and bat…


  • Sabinsa Corp. Opens New Sales Office in Germany

    July 10, 2006
    FRANKFURT: New Jersey-based Sabinsa Corporation recently established Sabinsa Europe GMBH, based in Frankfurt, Germany. The office will function as a sales and distribution hub serving all of Europe. “The opening of this office is in line with…


  • Beautyland Created in Dubai

    July 10, 2006
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The Al Fahim Group, creator of Dubailand, has committed to creating “Beautyland,” a luxurious area dedicated to beauty, stretching across more than 3.48 million square feet. Dubailand will also incl…


  • Kaos 24-Year Growth

    July 10, 2006
    TOKYO: Kao Corp. announced that its consecutive streak of year-on-year group pretax profit growth has ended at 24 years, with fiscal 2005 figures falling short of fiscal 2004 on the weak performance of its mainstay home products division and th…


  • Dutch Cosmetics Industry Shows Modest Growth

    July 10, 2006
    THE NETHERLANDS: The Dutch Cos-metics Association (NVC) reported that the Dutch cosmetics industry showed a modest increase of 1.4% in 2005 both in terms of money and in volume. In total, the market amounts to over $1.5 billion in manufacturers…