International

  • Emerald Kalama Chemical Acquires Innospec Widnes

    July 1, 2015
    UNITED KINGDOM: Emerald Kalama Chemical has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Innospec Widnes Limited, a manufacturer of aroma chemicals at its location in Widnes, UK. The Innospec Widnes business will become part of the Emerald Kalama C…


  • CPL Aromas Opens New Fragrance Factory in Dubai

    July 1, 2015
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: CPL Aromas has opened its new production facility at the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The 10,000-square-meter, fully automated site is the first fragrance manufacturing site to be established by an international fragrance house in the U…


  • Clariant Opens Competence Center in Singapore

    July 1, 2015
    MALAYSIA: Clariant has opened its Consumer Care Competence Center under its Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) in Singapore. The new Consumer Care Center will be connected to a worldwide network of marketing, application and te…


  • Silab Manufactures Cell Cultures In Situ

    July 1, 2015
    FRANCE: Silab has inaugurated its production unit dedicated to biotechnologies. The new industrial facilities, which represent an investment of €5 million, have been built upstream of the three current production lines dedicated to cosmetic acti…


  • Jumei Takes Stake in Korean Beauty Brand

    July 1, 2015
    CHINA: Chinese beauty e-tailer Jumei has acquired a minority stake in It’s Skin, a prestige Korean beauty brand that has become very popular with Chinese consumers. “The popularity of Korean beauty products in China has grown rapidly ove…


  • Natura To Use Renewable Microalgae Oil

    July 1, 2015
    BRAZIL: Natura Cosméticos S.A. says that after a successfully completing testing and product validation phases during the past year using Solazyme’s oils, it will purchasing Solazyme’s high-performance AlgaPur Microalgae Oil, which…


  • Maesa Completes P2 Acquisition

    July 1, 2015
    AUSTRIA: Maesa Group has completed its acquisition of P2 Cosmetics, one of Europe’s leading beauty brands, which is sold exclusively at DM, Germany’s largest drugstore retailer.  “P2 Cosmetics has a proven track record of brin…


  • IFF Expands Beyond Scent with Lucas Meyer Cosmetics

    July 1, 2015
    CANADA: International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Inc. has made a binding offer to acquire Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a business of Unipex Group.  Under the terms of the offer, IFF will pay approximately €283 million for the cosmetic ingredi…


  • Sustainable Coconut Oil from BASF

    Sustainable Coconut Oil from BASF

    June 17, 2015
    Philippines project benefits industry and local farmers.


  • Stepan Buys Sulfonation Plant

    Stepan Buys Sulfonation Plant

    June 15, 2015
    Brazil is a strategic priority for Stepan.


  • Silab Dedicates Biotech Facility

    Silab Dedicates Biotech Facility

    June 11, 2015
    Large-scale cell culturing for yeasts and micro-algae.


  • Croda Supports RSPO

    Croda Supports RSPO

    May 27, 2015
    Sponsors June 3, 2015 event.


  • China Slashes Tariffs

    China Slashes Tariffs

    May 26, 2015
    Skin care charges drop to 2%.


  • MuLondon Signs Hemp Industries Association Test Pledge

    May 1, 2015
    UNITED KINGDOM:  MuLondon  has signed the Hemp Industries Association’s Test Pledge. The company says that signing the pledge showcases its commitment to implement quality control measures that limit the amount of trace residual THC i…


  • LVMH Fares Well in Q1

    May 1, 2015
    FRANCE: Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s perfumes and cosmetics sector recorded organic growth of 6% to approximately $1.15 billion for the first quarter 2015 revenue. The company’s overall revenues were €8.3 billion, which represe…