CHINA: Givaudan has formed a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd. for the production of fragrance ingredients in China, which falls in step with its strategy to reinforce its position in developing markets to meet the growing demand… Read More »
Erbaviva has grown from a few products made in a kitchen to a range of personal care products produced state-of-the art manufacturing facility—all the while keeping an eye on ideals that the company founders set back in 1996 when the brand was born. Read More »
A member of the rising economic power otherwise known as the BRIC nations and a significant emerging market, Brazil is Latin America’s largest economy and the fifth largest country in the world with a population estimated to be about 200 millio… Read More »
Agilex Fragrances has acquired the North American assets of Oriental Aromatics Inc. A purchase price was not disclosed.
This strategic combination will enhance Agilex’s leadership role as the leading middle market fragrance company in the US, w… Read More »
UNITED KINGDOM: International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) has chosen the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland as the first countries outside of the US and Canada in which to launch its Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS). The progra… Read More »
The Brazilian people have more awareness about environmental issues than consumers in other countries—and now there’s data to prove it! According to the results of a recent study by the Union for Ethical Bio Trade (UBET), 96% of Brazilian… Read More »
The laundry care category is awash with novel chemistry and dispensing concepts. But to keep the innovations flowing, the industry calls for meaningful reform of the 1976 Toxic Substances and Control Act during the annual meeting and convention of the American Cleaning Institute. Read More »
Category leaders are formulating lotions and sprays that feature anti-aging ingredients with improved feel and performance, making today’s sun care products easier to incorporate into both the daily routine and a day at the beach. Read More »
Clariant has closed the $63 million sale of its detergents & intermediates business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG). Nearly a third of the transaction was cash. According to Clariant, the divesture enables the company to focus on… Read More »
Sabinsa Corporation is taking natural cosmetic ingredients to a new level with the launch of D’Cosmix. The line is being rolled out across the globe over the coming months.
“D’Cosmix, a range of dermaceutical composites, is an inte… Read More »
United Airlines is rolling out new special edition amenity kits for customers in United BusinessFirst on long-haul international flights departing from the United States. The “collectable tins” highlight each of United’s eight North… Read More »
INDIA: Wacker has opened an expanded technical center for silicone products in Amtala, near Kolkata, India. Operated by the joint venture Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (WMC), the enlarged regional competence center comprises state-of-the-art ap… Read More »
SINGAPORE: To sustain its international growth strategy and with a view to remaining closer to its clients and consumers, independent French company Silab has opened Silab South East Asia in Singapore. An extension of Silab SA, this entity will be de… Read More »