International


  • Surfactants Congress To Be Held in Berlin

    GERMANY: The sixth annual World Surfactants congress (CESIO 2004) will take place June 20-23, 2004 in Berlin. CESIO 2004 will include sessions on the scientific, technical, economic, safety and regulatory aspects of surfactants and their applicatio…
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  • Color Cosmetics Summit

    l CANADA: The third annual Color Cosmetics World Summit will be held October 22-23 at the Renaissance Hotel, Montreal. The conference will focus on the mega trends, technical innovations and new market opportunities for functional colors and additive…
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  • INOAC Expands Shanghai Facility with Machinery

    l CHINA: INOAC Packaging Group added new machinery and tooling equipment to its Shanghai Inoue Xin Yi Plastics Co. Ltd. operation. The facility can produce all stages of cosmetic bottle and jar manufacturing and customized colors and decorations. Mor…
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  • P&G Urges Use of Detergent Residue Model

    l JAPAN: Procter & Gamble wants environmental research laboratories to use its Tamagawa computer simulation model to evaluate the impact of detergent on river environments. The model takes into account population size, amounts of detergent per pe…
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  • Boots Rethinks Its Well-Being Centers

    The UK: In order to focus its energies on the core Boots the Chemists chain, Boots Plc will close 12 well-being centers offering Botox injections, massages, makeovers and manicures, as well as Pure Beauty stores. Executives said the stores did not me…
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  • Singaporeans Flock to Janitorial

    SINGAPORE: More Singaporeans are applying for janitorial positions in this harsh economic environment, a job once shunned by many. According to industry estimates, the contract-cleaning business surged 15% in 2002, opening up more than 5000 jobs. Exp…
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  • Lush Bases Success on Moderate Pricing

    JAPAN: British manufacturer Lush, the No. 2 cosmetics chain in Japan, said sales will reach $12.4 million for the fiscal year ended in June. Experts said the chain disregards the traditional discount-and-luxury model of consumption by offering modera…
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  • Intercharm Ukraine Draws 27,000 Visitors

    UKRAINE: Intercharm Ukraine attracted 27,000 visitors in February at the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine in Kiev. The exhibition, which featured cosmetic raw materials, equipment, accessories and technology, spanned 2,350 square meters. More t…
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  • Cosmetic Companies Form Polish Union

    POLAND: The Polish Union of Private Employers of Cosmetics Industry was formed in September 2002 to create a strong and professional organization to represent the interests of 15 cosmetic businesses in Parliament. The union is part of the Polish Con…
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  • Nihon LOral Launches Cosmetics Line

    l JAPAN: Nihon L’Oréal launched a line of medium-priced cosmetics in department stores and drug stores last month. The line is centered on skin care products, such as lotions and makeup items.…
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  • More Than 12,000 Attend BeautyWorld

    GERMANY: Approximately 12,500 people attended BeautyWorld 2003 during the International Frankfurt Fair in January. The event attracted more than 500 exhibitors and visitors from 71 countries to see advancements in wellness, perfume, cosmetics and hai…
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  • Shiseido Aims to Slash Expenses by 2004

    JAPAN: Shiseido has introduced supply-chain management and small-volume products to improve profitability. The company is buying outdated products and seasonal items, and has an annual operating profit of $66 million. Executives said Shiseido also pl…
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  • Toymaker Enters Teen Cosmetics Market

    JAPAN: Toymaker Bandai Co. launched the 3-nen 2-kumi clothing line and cosmetics range for girls ages 12-15. It includes pen-shaped, grapefruit-scented nail polishes; lip glosses; mascaras; compact mirror and nail puffer.…
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  • EU Bans Animal Testing by 2009

    l EUROPE: The 626-member European Union Assembly issued a ban on the use of animals to test cosmetics by 2009. The ban will be implemented in phases and includes imported cosmetics. A toxicity test ban will be phased in by 2013 as well. There are cur…
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  • Cognis Sells F&S Division

    l GERMANY: Cognis, Düsseldorf, announced the sale of its fragrances and specialties business (Cognis F&S) to Kao Chemicals, Tokyo, Japan. Cognis divested the business to concentrate on its core activities, according to company executives. Ka…
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  • Cosmetique News Forum Now in Fourth Year

    RUSSIA: This month, the Cosmetique News Forum takes place at the World Trade Centre, Moscow. The three-day forum will take place April 16-18 under the roof of Intercharm Professional. According to show organizers, the event has grown significantly d…
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  • Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco Form Symrise

    GERMANY: Dragoco and Haarmann & Reimer, both based in Holzminden, have joined to form Symrise. The company now accounts for 11% of total market volume, according to company estimates. In 2002, both companies generated sales of approximately 1.24…
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  • Silab Receives INPI Trophy for Innovation

    FRANCE: Silab ranked No. 4 among the top 10,000 firms in France by the newspaper L’Enterprise in a survey carried out by Ernst & Young. The company then went on to win the 2002 INPI (Institut National de la Propriété Industrie…
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  • CPL Aromas Expands in Eastern Europe

    EUROPE: CPL Aromas has formed CPL Aromas Poland and CPL Aromas Croatia as part of an ongoing strategy to enhance service in Eastern Europe. CPL Aromas Poland is based in Krakow and was launched in association with Alfa Sagittarius under Jersey Kowy…
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  • INDESA Installs New Plants in Mexico

    MEXICO: Industria National de Detergetes SA (INDESA), part of the FERMO Group, is installing new sulphonation and powder detergent plants with respective capacities of 30,000 t/y and 150,000 t/y in San Luis Potosi, north of Mexico City. The expected…
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