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May 4, 2009

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 sustainable fragrances business on the growing U.S. market.

Production of the first three organic fragrances was scheduled to begin in March at Symrise’s certified production sites in New Jersey (Teterboro and Branchburg). Requirements include, among others, fertilizer and pesticide-free farming methods, conservative use of water and sustainable soil management, according to the company.

As the world’s fourth largest producer of fragrances and flavorings, Symrise has been expanding its presence in the U.S. for organic cosmetic and fragrance ingredients. Last year, the company acquired U.S.-based Manheimer Fragrances, a manufacturer whose expertise included certified natural, organic and fair-trade fragrances. The company was the first fragrance supplier worldwide to receive organic and fair-trade certification. Symrise also works with the Bayliss Ranch of California, and in 2008 became the exclusive distributor for AllPlant Essence, a series of water-soluble, 100% organic plant extracts.

“Organic fragrances and cosmetics constitute a relatively young market in the U.S.,” said Roberto Ascoli, senior vice president scent and care division creation and innovation at Symrise. “This certification is an important milestone for Symrise and those of its clients that aim to manufacture certified organic perfumes and other cosmetics for the American market.”

“U.S. certification lets us do more than just guarantee high quality for our customers—it also allows us to take responsibility for the resources that go into our products,” added Achim Daub, global president scent and care, Symrise.

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Essential is NE Distributor of Lubrizol Surfactants

Effective April 1, Essential Ingredients is the exclusive distributor for the Lubrizol surfactant line in the northeast U.S., according to The Lubrizol Corporation. Essential Ingredients has been distributing Lubrizol surfactants (originally Chemron) in the southeast U.S. region since 1997.

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Uniqema Americas is Now Vantage Oleochemicals

H.I.G. Chemicals, Inc., doing business as Uniqema Americas, has announced that effective this month, Uniqema Americas has changed its name Vantage Oleochemicals.This change satisfies the licensing agreement reached with Croda, PLC in May of 2008 when H.I.G. Chemicals acquired the oleochemical business from Croda.

“Our company will provide the same high quality, dependable products, excellent customer and technical service that our customer have come to expect from this business. In fact, our new name reflects our continued commitment to our customers and their success,” said Don Ciancio, executive vice president of Vantage Oleochemicals.

Vantage Oleochemicals will remain headquartered in Chicago.

Bruno Storp of Drom Remembered

Dr. Bruno Storp, former chief executive officer of Drom died on March 30. He was 82. For more than 60 years, he personified Drom’s uniqueness in the fragrance industry, taking over the Munich-based company from his father in 1946.

With the expansion of international activities and the founding of subsidiaries in the US, Japan and then Australia, Dr. Storp laid the foundation back in the 1970s for much of the firm’s current business activities. His sons, Dr. Ferdinand Storp and Dr. Andreas Storp, are the third generation to manage the company.

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L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon Wins Ethics Award

Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L’Oréal, has been named the recipient of the Ethics Resource Center’s 2008 Pace Leadership in Ethics Award.

Mr. Agon received the award at a presentation ceremony held at the Harvard Club in New York City.

“In this time of economic difficulty and much too much corporate misconduct, it is a real pleasure to single out a business leader who acts positively and constructively for everyone’s benefit,” said Ethics Resource Center president Patricia J. Harned.

Colonial Suga Nate 100 Earns EPA Pollution Prevention Award

Colonial Chemical’s sulfonated surfactant, Suga Nate 100, has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pollution Prevention (P2) Recognition Award.

Suga Nate 100 (sodium decylglucosides hydroxypropyl sulfonate) is used in extremely mild, gentle cleansers; it is biodegradable and soluble in water. This product, based on the naturally derived, sustainable raw materials, is safe for humans and the environment, and can substitute for petroleum-derived and other surfactants that have a higher potential for irritation. Having the advantages of high-foaming power, good emulsification and mildness to the skin, Suga Nate offers formulators flexibility to prepare light- and heavy-duty cleaners.It can also be used in personal care products and pet shampoo, according to the South Pittsburgh, TN-based company.

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Ashland Distribution Markets Hercules Specialty Resins

Ashland Distribution, Dublin, OH, will distribute the Hercules Specialty Resins product group of Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients (AAFI). Hercules Specialty Resins products now available from Ashland Distribution include Foral, Staybelite, Pentalyn, Hercolyn and Piccolyte resins for pressure-sensitive adhesives, inks, coatings, rubber, plastics, adjuvants and other specialty applications.

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Sabinsa Wins AHPA Herbal Industry Leader Award

Sabinsa received the 2009 Herbal Industry Leader Award from the American Herbal Products Association during the AHPA annual meeting on March 5. AHPA president Michael McGuffin
Edward Fletcher, chair of AHPA board of trustees, with Shaheen Majeed (center) and Michael McGuffin (right) at the AHPA meeting this Spring.
presented the award to Sabinsa, which he described as “a company that sets an example of outstanding business practices that work to move the industry forward above and beyond normal business practices.”

At the same meeting in Anaheim, CA, Shaheen Majeed, Sabinsa’s marketing director, was elected to the AHPA board. He will serve a three-year term.

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HBA, Spa & Resort Aesthetics Expo To Offer Cross Registration at Javits

The entire product development life cycle will be on full display this September in New York, when HBA GlobalExpo and the Spa & Resort/Medical Aesthetics Expo offer cross registration opportunities.HBA Global Expo will take place Sept. 15-17, and the Spa &Resort Expo will be held Sept. 15-16, both at the Jacob K. JavitsConvention Center in New York.

“By co-locating with this event, attendees will get a 360° experience of the entire life cycle of a product.HBA is where new products begin and now with Spa & Resort, attendees will be able to touch and feel finish goods and get a better understanding of its appeal to the consumer,” said Jill Birkett, event director of HBA Global Expo. “Additionally, with the continued growth of the spa industry, HBA exhibitors will see owners and business managers who are looking to private label their own products, as well as seek newingredients and products to place in their spas and resorts.”

The Spa & Resort/Medical Aesthetics Expo supports the convergence of the traditional and medical segments of the spa and resort industry, showcasing most advanced spa, aesthetic and wellness treatments and services including skin care andrejuvenation,mineral makeup, tanning products, robes and linens, aromatherapy, injectables as well as nutritious food and beveragesand spa apparel. Attendees include spa/medical aesthetics owners and professionals, estheticians, dermatologists, dentists, plastic surgeons, wellness practitioners, nutritionists and holistic therapists.

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Shin-Etsu Sun Care Ingredients

In the March 2009 issue, there was an error in Shin-Etsu’s new sun care ingredient listing for X-22-6711D (INCI: Dimethicone (and) PEG/PPG 18/18 dimethicone).

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America
Akron, OH
Tel: 330-630-9860, 800-544-1745 Fax: 330-630-9855

INCI: Dimethicone (and) PEG/PPG 18/18 dimethicone
Suggested Use Levels: 3-20%
Applications: Fragrance-free products, sensitive skin products, skin care products (lotions, gels, creams, serums), sun care products (lotions, gels, sprays, self-tanners), anti-aging products, color cosmetics (foundations,mascaras), hair styling (cuticle coats, pomades, gels), antiperspirants and deodorants Comments: X-22-6711D is a non-D5 based, 25% active emulsifier concentrate in 6cs dimethicone. It is an essentially odorless emulsifier designed for personal care application while light and elegant sensory are required. 6cs dimethicone is a unique carrier in itself in that the narrow molecular weight distribution renders the product non-irritating and with light, silky, dry and elegant sensory. Additionally, the product is designed to give the formulation chemists latitude in developing sunscreens, color cosmetics and skin care products. The high actives afford formulation space in the oil phase, which is critical for ultra high SPF sunscreens and makeups. Additionally, X-22-6711D has been refined with a proprietary process to remove the odor-generating species; the resultant emulsifier is suitable for fragrance-product, particularly applicable to sensitive skin products.