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Published September 4, 2008
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Sea-Land To Distribute Bioaugmentation Products


Sea-Land Chemical Company has been named a distributor of Bio-Systems International’s BioBugs product lines for bioaugmentation, strengthening Sea-Land’s portfolio of natural and biodegradable products for the U.S. household, industrial and institutional (HII) marketplace. 
   
Bioaugmentation is a process that uses bacteria and other microbial agents to speed the natural process of decomposition. Common household uses include products that remove pet stains or deodorize toilets and septic systems. Some of the many industrial and institutional uses include grease control, sludge reduction, chemical waste, hydrocarbon waste and groundwater remediation.

More info: www.sealandchem.com


Fragrance Foundation To Honor Bloomingdale’s Gould


The Fragrance Foundation’s board of directors will honor Michael Gould, chairman and chief executive officer of Bloomingdale’s at this year’s Circle of Champions dinner on Oct. 7. 
   
More info: www.fragrance.org

Tarte’s CEO Kelly Honored by Ernst & Young


Maureen Kelly, creator and chief executive officer of Tarte, Inc., has received the Metro New York Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 award in the retail and consumer services category. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. 
   
Ms. Kelly was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at an event in New York on June 26.  
    
As a Metro New York award winner, Ms. Kelly is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, will be announced at a gala in Palm Springs, CA on Nov. 15.

Warner Graham, EES Cosmetic Solutions Forge Partnership


The Warner Graham Company, Cockeys-ville, MD, has forged a partnership with EES Cosmetic Solutions. In the accord,  EES will support Warner Graham with sales and marketing of specialty chemicals from Warner Graham and Sasol in the cosmetic and personal care industries
   
“The Warner Graham/Sasol Team continue to align themselves with strong sales partners and we’re proud to be leading their efforts here in the northeast,” said Ed Schack, president of EES. 

More info: ed@eescosmetic.com

Cosmoprof NA Brings  25,000 to Las Vegas


Cosmoprof North America, held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas July 13-15, featured 740 exhibiting companies (up from 700 in 2007) and attracted 25,000 attendees. As in years past, the event attracted many new and innovative brands in addition to industry leaders such as Conair, Creative Nail Design, Rusk, Tigi, Essie, L’Oréal Technique, Nioxin, Orly, Ahava, LPG, Alberto Culver and Schwarzkopf Henkel.     
   
Cosmoprof North America dedicated special sections on the show floor to distinct international country pavilions, which allowed small- and medium-sized companies to obtain direct “face time” with distributors and retailers to secure U.S. distribution.
   
Discover Beauty, which was launched at the 2007 show, assisted newly-emerging brands in finding the proper market, while spotlighting the newest trends for influential retail buyers by offering one-on-one meetings between senior buyers from prestigious retailers that included Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, C.O. Bigelow, Macy’s, Fred Segal Studio, Pure Beauty, Beauty Collection, and Wynn Las Vegas Apothecary.  In addition, the show featured Discover Beauty–Spa.
   
More than 600 people attended the special education seminars, which covered a range of subjects.
   
Cosmoprof North America 2009 is planned for July 19-21 at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas. More info: www.cosmoprofnorthamerica.com

Jurlique Awards LOHAS Scholarships


Skin care company Jurlique and Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) awarded 12 scholarships that enabled students in eco and green studies to attend the LOHAS conference in Boulder, CO, June 18-21. The goal of Jurlique LOHAS Scholarship is to educate students and ultimately the next generation of green thinkers.

SDA’s Outreach Efforts Honored


Educational and media outreach efforts by The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) have been honored with a 2008 Associations Advance America Award of Excellence. The honor is given annually by the American Society of Association Executives to associations that “propel America forward with innovative projects in education, skills training, business and social innovation, knowledge creation, citizenship and community service.” 
   
The ASAE award recognized SDA’s “Clean Hands, Healthy Lives” campaign, which is a compendium of educational programs and media outreach on the importance of hand hygiene and its impact on preventing illness.

Titanium Dioxide Market To Rebound in 2009


According to a new study from SBI, current uses of titanium dioxide, including cosmetics, are keeping export levels robust.
   
According to “The U.S. Market for Titanium Dioxide,” the value of titanium dioxide exports will grow 21% to $1.5 billion in 2008. SBI reports that after falling from $2.2 billion in 2007 to $2 billion in 2008, the overall U.S. titanium dioxide market will rebound to $2.2 billion in 2009 and $2.3 billion by 2012. 
   
More info: www.sbireports.com

Gelest Doubles Capacity at Morrisville, PA Plant


Gelest Inc., a Morrisville, PA-based manufacturer and supplier of specialty organosilicon and other group IV organometallics, has completed the final phase of a multi-year project to double the capacity of its Morrisville, PA headquarters and production plant.
   
Gelest started the project to meet growing world demand for specialty silane and metal organic molecules used in a variety of applications. In addition, the expansion allows Gelest to produce a wider range of products at larger volumes along with its new state-of-the-art surface treatment operation that will target the modification of micro-particles.   
   
“The plant expansion effectively more than doubles reactor capacity and adds new capability in ultra high viscosity polymerization and micro-particle surface modification. The expansion increases the physical size of the plant to 55,000-sq.-ft. and the facility now fully occupies seven acres on the 21-acre site, leaving space for additional future expansion,” said Matt Edison, silicones business manager and project manager of the expansion.

Bobby G. Harrison Memorial Golf Outing is Sept. 12


The Bobby G. Harrison Memorial Golf Outing will be held Friday, Sept. 12 at the Spring Meadow Golf Course in Wall, NJ. Cost for the outing is $125 per person and will include a buffet dinner and open bar following the outing.
   
Bobby Harrison was a cosmetics industry veteran who passed away suddenly in 2007, leaving a wife and three young children. Net proceeds from the outing  will go to the Bob Harrison Children’s Education Fund.    

More info: Bart Falco, bfalco@ritacorp.com or Emily Powers, epowers@ritacorp.com.




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