International

  • Koreas LG Care Products Exports to India

    November 22, 2005
    INDIA: India Household and Healthcare (IHHL) and State Trading Corporation (STC) have entered into a one-year agreement to be the the sole licensees of Korea-based LG Household & Healthcare’s LG Care personal care products in India. A manuf…


  • Espao Perfume Museum Opens in Curitiba, Brazil

    November 22, 2005
    BRAZIL: Espaço Perfume—Art & History, a museum dedicated to the art of perfumery in Brazil, opened in Curitiba. Designed by architect Éstudio Votupoca, the project was sponsored by O Boticário, Givaudan and Saint Gobain…


  • Beautyworld 2005 Dates are Changed

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • PCIE is Set for April 2005 in Paris

    November 22, 2005
    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…


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

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Reversal of Fortune: China Loses Manufacturing Jobs

    November 22, 2005
    CHINA: It may seem hard to believe, but China is losing more manufacturing jobs than the U.S., according to data from The Conference Board. For the entire economy between 1995 and 2002, China lost 15 million manufacturing jobs, compared with 2 millio…


  • 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…