International


  • Scientists Seek Sustainable Plants in Amazon Reserve

    BRAZIL: The first expedition to the Sustainable Development Reserve of Cujubin, in the municipality of Jutai, Brazil, took place in July. The expedition included Francisco Ademar, executive secretary of the Amazonas’ State general office of env…
    10.21.05

  • Desmet Ballestra Opens MiniLAB Plant

    ITALY: Desmet Ballestra has announced that the first MiniLAB plant, which is based on UOP Detal LAB alkylation technology, has been successfully started up and is now in commercial operation. The new plant has been supplied by Ballestra to EMALAB and…
    10.21.05

  • Kiwis Promote Wool Protein for Hand, Nail Care

    NEW ZEALAND: “Black boxed” wool protein biotechnology has been rolled out to international markets in ingredients for hand and nail care products. Keratec, a Wool Equities subsidiary, has developed processes to extract wool protein…
    10.21.05

  • Pola Plans Beauty, Cosmetic Salons in China

    JAPAN: Pola Cosmetics, Inc., known for its door-to-door marketing method, plans to open 500 shops in China and other countries that will double as beauty salons. The firm will open the stores, called Pola The Beauty, mainly in China, where personal i…
    10.21.05

  • Russia To Hold 12th Annual InterCharm Expo

    MOSCOW: InterCharm 2005 will be held November 10-14, 2005 at the Moscow Solokniki exhibition center. The largest exhibit of its kind in eastern and central Europe will welcome major product developers, packaging manufacturers, retailers, distributors…
    10.21.05

  • Nu Skin Opens in Indonesia

    INDONESIA: Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. announced the launch of business operations in Indonesia. As the company’s 41st global market, Indonesia is expected to augment Nu Skin’s strength in its growing Southeast Asia region. “Distribu…
    10.21.05

  • Robots Invade Japanese Homes

    JAPAN: Makers of cordless, autonomous cleaning robots in the U.S. and Europe are stepping up their marketing in Japan, trying to attract consumers with affordable prices. U.S. manufacturer iRobot Corp., which has already sold 1.2 million units of its…
    10.21.05

  • Kao Buys Molton Brown

    LONDON: Japan’s Kao Prestige Ltd., a division of Kao Corp., has finalized its acquisition of the London-based beauty marketer Molton Brown. A statement from Molton Brown said the firm was acquired for $298 million, which includes repayment of d…
    10.21.05

  • Avon, Amway Free To Call Again in China

    CHINA: Beijing will lift a ban on direct sales on Dec. 1, the government stated, clearing the way for such companies as Avon Products Inc. to expand into its booming market for cosmetics and other consumer products. China banned direct sales in 1998…
    10.21.05

  • Wacker Completes Shanghai Technical Center Expansion

    CHINA: Wacker has finished the €1 million expansion of its Shanghai Technical Center located at Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. The facility now houses more than 10 labs for the company’s silicone and polymer activities. The investment i…
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  • SoftSheen-Carson Sponsors Hair & Beauty Event in London

    UNITED KINGDOM: SoftSheen-Carson, part of L’Oréal USA, was a primary sponsor at Afro Hair & Beauty Live, which was held May 24-25 at the Alexandra Palace in London. The event brought together some of the world’s leading hair an…
    11.30.-1

  • Symrise Strengthens Presence In Arab World

    UAE: Symrise has expanded its presence in Dubai with a branch that contains both a sales office and application laboratories. The office employs 15 staffers, whose primary duties will be to conduct local and regional sales as well as to coordinate th…
    11.30.-1

  • CPL Aromas Opens Site in Dubai

    UAE: CPL Aromas has opened a new facility located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone of Dubai. The new facility incorporates a full service creative perfumery and applications lab with two resident perfumers, including the group’s director of perfum…
    11.30.-1

  • Bliss Opens First Spa in Middle East

    QATAR: Bliss spa continues to expand globally, stretching its beauty footprint via new W Hotels. Following its Asian debut last year at the W Hong Kong, a Bliss spa is now operating in the Middle East at the new W Doha in Qatar. Bliss Doha, which…
    11.30.-1

  • Archs Anti-Aging Ingredient Wins Innovation Award

    GERMANY: Arch Personal Care Products, South Plainfield, NJ, has earned the 2009 BSB Innovation Prize for its Metabiotics Resveratrol, a new cosmetic ingredient with anti-inflammatory and collagen-enhancing properties that make it ideal for use in ant…
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  • IFF Adds Caplock Production Capability

    UNITED KINGDOM: International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has completed a new CapLock production line at its European Center of Excellence for Flavor Delivery Systems and Encapsulation in Haverhill, UK. The addition of IFF’s advanced flavor…
    11.30.-1

  • Green Earth Technologies Names Canadian Distributor

    CANADA: Green Earth Technologies, a Stamford, CT-based manufacturer and marketer of green consumer packaged goods and products, has inked adistribution deal with Sustainable Earth Products International, (DEPI), based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Un…
    11.30.-1

  • Indian Company Barred from Using Cliniq Name

    INDIA: According to a report in the Hindu Business Line, the Delhi High Court has restrained Mumbai-based Gufic Biosciences Ltd. from using the Cliniq brand name because it is deceptively similar to Estée Lauder’s well-known Clinique bra…
    11.30.-1

  • Clariant Opens New Plant In Guangzhou, China

    CHINA: Clariant has begun production at its new manufacturing operation in Guangzhou, China. The new plant produces color and additive masterbatches for local markets and also serves as Clariant’s center for fiber technology development for all…
    11.30.-1

  • Wella Adds New Color Range

    DUBAI: Wella Professionals has rolled out the Color Touch Plus range, a professional product portfolio aiming to help women choose from a variety of intense colors that leave hair looking vibrant and full of shine, in Dubai. The demi-permanent colors…
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