l JAPAN: Kao Corp. purchased the aroma and fragrance operations of Cognis Deutschland GmbH, including business rights, manufacturing patents and trademarks, for an estimated $39.2 million. Kao plans to introduce the Ambroxan aroma chemical line to its plant in Spain. The Cognis division has annual sales of approximately $32.6 million.
The latest exclusive market research from Smithers Pira projects positive growth for the across the nonwoven wipes industry. This market can be subdivided into two major types:
Consumer wipes include b…