Sales: $696 million for the year ended August 31, 2014.
Key Personnel: John K. Morgan, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Mark R. Bachmann, executive vice president and chief financial off… Read More »
Vantage Specialty Chemicals: appointed Richard McEvoy as its new chief executive officer.
In his new role, McEvoy will oversee all units of Vantage, including personal care, performance materials, and oleo chemicals.
Prior to joining Vantage, McEvoy… Read More »
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… Read More »
Industry veteran Ro Oteri has created Sixth-Man Consulting to support companies participating in the personal care industry, ranging from materials suppliers to branded marketers. He brings a wealth of commercial and technical expertise having served… Read More »
Today’s consumers are looking for skin care products that work faster and better. Thus, manufacturers need ingredients that deliver great results. The new McKinley Skincare product line includes an assorted group of active ingredients, which ar… Read More »
Two US senators introduced legislation in April that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products such as shampoo and skin cream. The Personal Care… Read More »
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will open up new “sensory dimensions” of its GlucoTain sugar-based and sulfate-free surfactants range. According to the company, unique GlucoTain goes beyond the functional benefits o… Read More »
The American Cleaning Institute appointed Tom O’Brien, senior vice president of Sasol Performance Chemicals, as the new chair of the board of directors. He was elected by fellow board members during ACI’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Industr… Read More »
Elé Corporation, a McCook, IL-based manufacturer, joined the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), the international trade association representing the specialty chemical industry. The Washington-based group supports chemic… Read More »
FRANCE: The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the French Fragrance Association (PRODAROM) recently organized a roundtable to assess progress in the search for pragmatic solutions for the registration of essential oils, particularly laven… Read More »
Air Products has announced changes in its network of distributors supporting the company’s active ingredients and specialty polymers for the personal care market. Effective immediately, Horn has been named distributor in the Southwest, includin… Read More »
Sea-Land Chemical Co., West Lake, OH, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1964 to supply chemicals to the lubricants industry, Sea-Land has grown into an international, employee-owned specialty chemical distributor. Today, the firm has cl… Read More »
BioAmber Inc. is a specialist in bio-based chemistry serving a wide range of applications. The company maintains that its proprietary technology platform uses economically viable, sustainable feedstocks to produce innovative building block chemicals… Read More »
Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser and Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser are part of a voluntary recall with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The products are labeled “Does not contain Ammoni… Read More »
By Samantha Brown, Tony Gough and Virginia Kropac, Innospec Performance Chemicals
Published March 4, 2015
For many years, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) have been the mainstay surfactant base in personal care cleansing formulations. Increasingly, however, there is a move to replace these and other sulfate-containing surfact… Read More »
Beautifying the appearance of the skin by merely covering it, thereby minimizing the appearance of superficial imperfections, became just another stream in the flood of compounds that are presented by suppliers in the skin care industry. The majority… Read More »
There are plenty of pitfalls to be avoided in the global economy, but suppliers insist that they have systems in place to handle whatever issues crop up in regions and markets around the world. Read More »