International


  • China To Ban Use of Phosphorus Detergent

    CHINA: Many Chinese cities have already banned the use of phosphorus detergents and more are expected to do so in the near future, according to industry experts. China is expected to completely ban the environmentally unfriendly substance by 2005. A…
    11.14.05

  • Resin Coats Roaches for Easy Disposal

    JAPAN: A new roach spray that envelops the insect in acrylic resin is available from Tokyo-based Hakugen. According to company representatives, research showed that consumers want to get rid of roaches in the home but are squeamish about cleaning up…
    11.14.05

  • Agency Confiscates

    CHINA: The Shangai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau confiscated and destroyed a batch of lipstick imported from France. The packaging claimed the product was made from purely organic materials. However, on inspection it was found to contai…
    11.14.05

  • Finnish Men Spend More on Personal Care

    FINLAND: According to industry estimates, Finnish men are spending increasingly more money on cosmetics, skin care products, aftershave lotions, shaving creams, fragrances and deodorants. Sales of men’s cosmetics grew nearly 15% during the fir…
    11.14.05

  • PCIE to Adopt Two-Year Cycle

    EUROPE: Beginning this year, Personal Care Ingredients Europe (PCIE) will adopt a two-year cycle, alternating in odd years with the IFSCC Congress. PCIE takes place in Düsseldorf this month; the following PCIE gathering is scheduled for April…
    11.14.05

  • Aloecorp Leases Land in China

    CHINA: Broomfield, CO-based Aloecorp has completed negotiations to lease 35 acres of land in the Sanya region of Hainan Island. Negotiations are also underway for Aloecorp to lease an additional 540 acres, and ultimately up to 1000 acres of land in t…
    11.14.05

  • Added Value Keeps Profits

    JAPAN: Kao Corporation’s sales rose 6% for the first fiscal half. Executives said technology has helped sales through value-added ingredients. For example, Kenko Econa cooking oil is billed as “making the body less likely to make fat&rdqu…
    11.14.05

  • Polfa Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    POLAND: Boleslawiec-based Polfa S.A. celebrated its 50th anniversary as a company and fifth anniversary as a Gerresheimer Glas AG subsidiary. Polfa grew from a small manufacturing facility into a leading pharmaceutical packager with 640 employees. A…
    11.14.05

  • CPL Aromas Opens Second Mainland Operation

    CHINA: CPL Aromas established a second operation in mainland China along the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong. CPL Guanzhou has full creative facilities and is supported by the staff and infrastructure of CPL Hong Kong, the headquarters of CPL Far East…
    11.14.05

  • Softener Sheet Production

    CANADA: The consolidation of the production of fabric softener sheets in North America saved Procter & Gamble’s Brockville, Ontario plant, according to P&G Inc.’s president Tim Penner. The Green Bay, WI facility will no longer man…
    11.14.05

  • Silver Ions Knock Out Odors

    JAPAN: Kankyo Science has introduced ag moist, a silver ion spray designed to fight noxious odors, mold spores and germs. Executives said it can be used in garbage disposal areas, hospitals, homes and motor vehicles.…
    11.14.05

  • Aromatherapy Entrepreneur Opens Academy

    CANADA: Jaqui MacNeill, founder of Escents Aromatherapy, established the Escents Academy where her staff receives aromatherapy certification and three levels of sales training. The academy also boasts a street-level spa. Originally an essential oil m…
    11.14.05

  • Shiseido Expands Agreement with The Limited

    JAPAN: Shiseido, in agreement with U.S. apparel group The Limited, will expand to 500 Aura Science stores by 2007. Production will also be switched to Shiseido plants in the U.S. to cut distribution costs and speed up deliveries.…
    11.14.05

  • Russian Manufacturers Form RusBrand

    RUSSIA: Leading consumer goods manufacturers created RusBrand, a trademark organization to protect the interests of producers in the Russian market and prevent fake products and gray imports. Founders, who have already invested $3 billion in the coun…
    11.14.05

  • Beverly Sassoon Enters Chinese Market

    CHINA: Beverly Sassoon & Co., Boca Raton, FL, has appointed Keen Ween International Enterprises as its Chinese distributor. Under the agreement, Keen agrees to purchase a minimum of $600,000 VitaOrganic skin care products in the first year and $2…
    11.14.05

  • InterCharm Ukraine Set for February

    l UKRAINE: InterCharm Ukraine is set for Feb. 10-12 at the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine in Kiev. The show combines a specialized perfumery and cosmetics (P&C) exhibit, awards, competitions and conferences. More info: JSC Staraya Krepost…
    11.14.05

  • Nu Skin Enters Chinese Retail Market

    l CHINA: Nu Skin Enterprises, Provo, UT, entered the retail market with the opening of more than 100 outlets on Jan. 8 in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong and Shanghai. The company has worked with regulatory agencies to develop a modified busines…
    11.14.05

  • LuxeShow Latin America To Take Place in Brazil

    BRAZIL: LuxeShow Latin America is scheduled for April 9 and 10, 2003, at the Brazilian Sculpture Museum in São Paulo, Brazil. The event will include product exhibitions, conferences and a LuxeShow Design Award ceremony. The LuxeShow design…
    11.11.05

  • Croda Restructures Chemicals Operations

    UNITED KINGDOM: Croda International Plc is restructuring its European chemicals operations, effective Jan. 1, 2003. The company will change from a divisional to a market-driven structure to improve focus and accelerate growth, executives said. Th…
    11.11.05

  • PCIE To Take Place Feb. 4-6 in Dsseldorf

    GERMANY: Personal Care Ingredients Europe (PCIE) is scheduled to take place Feb. 4-6, 2003 at the Philips Halle, Düsseldorf. PCIE provides personal care product formulators with the opportunity to update their scientific and technical knowledge,…
    11.11.05