Industrial and institutional product manufacturers have provided a raft of cleaning formulas and dispensing systems to clean and maintain floors, walls and other hard surfaces. But educating workers about the proper way to clean reamins an issue Read More »
As more people visit the spas, which are quickly popping up across the country, they are seeking products for homeuse that provide the benefits and luxury of the spa without the time and expense. Read More »
The real truth is out: Men worry about how they look. Guys take as long as women when it comes to daily grooming and they are starting to use more products, such as moisturizers that were not considered masculine just a few years ago. Read More »
While some categories slip in the household cleaner market, the bathroom cleaner segment continues to shine. Marketers are fighting for household cleaning dollars with promises of performance, convenience and comfort. Read More »
After a questionable study by the National Toxicology Program linking cocamide DEA to cancerous tumors in laboratory mice, surfactant suppliers are offering alternatives to this widely-used personal care surfactant. Read More »
Some marketers are launching new scents that play off existing brands and others are adding new sporty varieties. All have different notes, nuances and positioning, however they all have one thing in common: to beat the odds and become the next big seller. Read More »
Avon Products Inc. said its third-quarter profit dropped 7%, due to weak U.S. sales and a decline in profit margins. The company, however, beat Wall Street expectations sending shares up more than 6%.
In the United States, third-quarter revenues sl… Read More »
PolyOne Corporation offers a wide range of OnCap Thermoplastic additives for the health and beauty packaging industry including nucleating agents, PlastOne concentrates, slip agents, UV absorbers and inhibitor concentrates. These concentrates enhanc… Read More »
Fizzy by Alyssa Ashley from CEDIP, Monaco, features Pfeiffer's Progress system with its super-low-profile integrated cache pump. The crimpless version is a single unit integrating actuator, outer shell and basic pump. It offers logistical advantages… Read More »
CANADA: Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. is expanding by adding high-end cosmetics to its stores in small towns while also opening outlets on university campuses.
In an attempt to sharpen its marketing, Shoppers is also looking to replace costly flyers by… Read More »
JAPAN: Nu Skin Enterprises has opened a new distributor walk-in center in Greater Nagoya that will support increased growth of the company’s business in the region. Greater Nagoya is one of the largest economic districts in Japan and has a popu… Read More »
Arkema Inc. (formerly Atofina Chemicals, Inc.) will be expanding its North American hydrogen peroxide production capacity by 20kt per year, starting by mid-2006 with a $10 million investment at its Becancour, Québec facility.
“This expa… Read More »
Rexam Catches the Spirit of Calvin Klein Obsession Night
Rexam Dispensing Systems supplies low profile pumps for the new Calvin Klein Obsession Night for Men fragrance. The Rexam spray mechanisms feature the patente… Read More »
Lonza's Health and Hygiene Business Team has joined the Chemidex Cybrary, a web-based search engine operated by Chemidex Inc. Lonza has added its products targeted to formulators of antimicrobial and other cleaning and sanitizing products.
Chemidex,… Read More »
FitzChem Corp.: Deborah Zopel has been appointed to a new position as inside sales representative to support the company’s growth in the personal care industry. Her responsibilities will include technical assistance, as well as product recommen… Read More »
Saint-Gobain Calmar Inc. recently initiated legal action against Arminak & Associates of Duarte, CA. The lawsuit alleges that Arminak is marketing products on the internet using Calmar’s trademarks.
“Arminak is using two internet d… Read More »
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. celebrated its 35th anniversary with customers and other visitors at Pack Expo Las Vegas in September. To kick off the celebration, Schneider treated guests at the booth to birthday sweets every day throughout… Read More »
Wal-Mart is rolling out celebrity-endorsed products made exclusively for the retail store. Wal-Mart is trying to establish itself as a place for fashion as well as bargains. Beauty deals with Ashanti and Jessica Simpson provide customers with product… Read More »
Avon Products, Inc. announced that it is revising its full-year 2005 earnings forecast downward from previous expectations of $2.03 to $2.08 per share.
Avon attributed the expected shortfall to general weakness across each of its four regions, with… Read More »
Airspray International is challenging manufacturers, contract packagers, distributors and formulators to unleash their creativity by taking part in the 2005 Airspray Formulation Challenge-a program designed to underscore the potential of the non-aero… Read More »
If Warren Buffet likes it, so does every one else on Wall Street. Analysts were tripping over themselves in their haste to praise P&G's $57 billion acquisition of Gillette last week. Mr. Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and Gillette's largest shar… Read More »
The Lubrizol Corporation announced that it plans to close its Bromborough, England-based manufacturing facility. The plant produces additives for fuels, additives for engine oil lubricants and specialty monomers. Lubrizol will begin to phase out prod… Read More »
Ecolab, Inc., St. Paul, MN, announced it has acquired Midland Research Laboratories, Inc., a Lenexa, KS-based provider of water treatment products, process chemicals and services. Midland has sales of about $16 million, company executives said.Dougla… Read More »
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) held a meeting today in Boston for financial analysts and institutional investors, promising sustained growth in the future."We're confident we have the strategies, brands, innovation pipeline and new market opportu… Read More »
Day Spas of America, Inc. announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase New Faces of Brandon, Inc., which has owned and operated a Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio retail outlet in the location for the past 20 years.Day Spas of America will pay… Read More »