International

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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’…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • New Ideas Run/Walk Raises Money for Cancer Charity

    November 15, 2005
    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…


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

    November 15, 2005
    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…


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

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Korea’s Cosmetic Exports See Fruits of Hard Work

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Induchem Buys Contract Manufacturer Temmentec

    November 15, 2005
    SWITZERLAND: Induchem, Volketswil, has purchased all the shares of Sumiswald-based Temmentec AG, a major Swiss contract manufacturer. Executives said Induchem now offers a wider range of products and services, including raw materials and bulk and fin…


  • Cosmoprof Bologna 2004 Had Record Attendence

    November 15, 2005
    ITALY: The 37th edition of Cosmoprof Bologna, held in April, was visited by a record 137,000 attendees, 22% of whom were from foreign countries. Organizer SoGeCos s.p.a., Milan, plans to strategically add two new halls at Cosmoprof Bologna 2005. Cosm…


  • Kicks Rolls Out Lip Plumper to All Stores

    November 15, 2005
    SWEDEN: Cosmetics chain Kicks, in an agreement with City Lips Cosmetics and Ellance, will sell the popular City Lips lip-plumping treatments in all stores. The chain, with 65 stores, expects to grow to 95 stores in the next three to five years.…


  • Shiseido Will Open 500 Chinese Stores by 2008

    November 15, 2005
    CHINA: Japanese company Shiseido aims to open 500 stores in China by 2008. Chief executive Morio Ikeda said 300 stores will be open by the end of fiscal 2004. Shiseido’s sales in China total approximately $184 million.…


  • Sheen Makes Hair Care Sales Shine

    November 15, 2005
    JAPAN: Several hair care companies rolled out new sheen-enhancing products for women ages 20-30. FT Shiseido launched its Fino Premium Touch line of smoothing and moistening shampoos and conditioners with royal jelly. Kanebo Home Products introduced…