Galaxy Surfactants Ltd. has acquired TRI‐K Industries, Inc. The transaction, which was completed on July 1, 2009, includes Maybrook, Inc. and makes Galaxy Surfactants the majority owner, with Dr. Gerd Dahms & Associates holding a minority s… Read More »
Dow Corning Expands Xiameter Online Portal
To help its customers survive the recession, Dow Corning is expanding Xiameter to double the number of silicone products available through the online portal. The expanded business will increase the opti… Read More »
Rahn Launches Celligent for Cell, DNA Protection
Rahn has introduced Celligent, which protects the DNA and supports the repair of UV-induced cell damage. Three active principles are interlocked: ethyl ferulate, a natural antioxidant with UV abso… Read More »
HallStar, a Chicago-based specialty chemistry company, launched a series of free, on-demand webinars to teach compounders and formulators how to integrate new chemical technologies into plasticizer and personal care applications.
The educational ser… Read More »
Mibelle Biochemistry Opens Sales Office in France
FRANCE: Mibelle Biochemistry, a Swiss-based company that specializes in the research and development of actives for the cosmetic industry, has opened a sales office in France. The new office is l… Read More »
Formulating green products is one of the current challenges facing developers of personal care and household cleaning products. Stepan’s Biorenewable Carbon Index can help make ingredient choices easier. Read More »
Sales: $120 million
Sales: $120 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Stephen H. Swigart, chairman and chief executive officer.
Major Products: Chemical specialty maintenance products, which incl… Read More »
Sales: $250 million
Sales: $250 million.
Key Personnel: Bruno Mascolo, chairman and chief executive officer.
Major Products: Cosmetics brands including Tigi, Bed Head, Hardcore and S Factor.… Read More »
Sales: $2.5 billion
Sales: $2.5 billion for personal care, household and industrial and institutional products. Corporate sales: $5.3 billion. Net income: $461 million for the year ended June 3… Read More »
Sales: $3.3 billion
Sales: $3.3 billion for the year ended June 30, 2008.
Key Personnel: S. Curtis Johnson, chairman; Edward F. Lonergan, president and chief executive officer; Joseph F. Sm… Read More »
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Sales: $6.1 billion
Sales: $6.1 billion. Net income: $448 million.
Key Personnel: Douglas M. Baker, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Christophe Beck, executive vice president, instituti… Read More »
Innovative Solutions from P&G Chemicals
For more than 150 years, P&G Chemicals has been a reliable partner to the household and personal products industry.
A first glance, the global oleochemical market may seem vast, but P&G… Read More »
Maesa Designs a Range of Bath and Body Products
Following the success of the Bubble Glam color cosmetic range launched last year, Maesa has designed a new range of bath and body care products for the Carrefour Group under the Rites Originels bra… Read More »
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… Read More »
Economists may continue to forecast highs and lows in the chemical industry, but one thing is for certain: continued globalization means intense competition in all aspects of the market. In a hyper-competitive industry where strict regulations and co… Read More »
Dermatologists dish on what works and what doesn’t in their practices and in skin care formulations. In order to create an effective skin care formula, cosmetic chemists must start with the most efficacious active ingredients. Read More »
Symrise Receives USDA Organic Certification
Symrise has been awarded USDA Organic Certification from the National Or-ganic Program (NOP) in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture standards. Certification allows Symrise to expand its su… Read More »
New Report Shows Highs and Lows at Inter Parfums
Fragrance marketers are still trying to make “scents” in the troubled economy. Inter Parfums, Inc. posted mixed results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2008. In the four… Read More »
Aero-Tech Adds Aerosol Compatibility Vessel
Aero-Tech Laboratory Equipment Company of Worcester, NY recently debuted the ALT-SP, a new multiple use, side ported compatibility vessel. According to the company, it has the same capabilities as its… Read More »
The Council Comments on NAFTA Agreement
The Personal Care Products Council is urging the U.S. Administration to work with Congress to resolve differences with Mexico on cross border trucking commitments negotiated under the North American Free T… Read More »
Glenn Corporation has launched its newly- designed website, www.glenncorp.com,providing customers with enhanced product and application search cabability.
More info: www.glenncorp.com
In-Cosmetics Asia Launches Microsites
In-cosmetics Asia, the… Read More »
Jo Malone Opens First Free Standing Shop in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Jo Malone has opened its first freestanding store in Singapore. Located in the Takashimaya Shopping Centre, the 400-sq.ft. store has elements from the company’s flagship in L… Read More »
Here in Europe we have been reading about Wal-Mart’s plan to lift its private label game to a new level. That’s not unexpected given the financial pressures of recession on both consumers and retailers alike. It’s also not unexpecte… Read More »