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HallStar Buys BioChemica; Lubrizol Adds Nalco PC Unit

February 17, 2011

HallStar Buys BioChemica; Lubrizol Adds Nalco PC Unit

HallStar Buys BioChemica; Lubrizol Adds Nalco PC Unit

• The HallStar Company has acquired BioChemica International, a leading supplier of exotic butters and oils for use in personal care products.

The acquisition represents a strong move by HallStar into the burgeoning natural and organic personal care products market.

“Based on marketplace trends and our current position as a provider of innovative personal care ingredients, expanding into the naturals space is a logical move that will help us better serve our customers while also delivering profitability,” said John Paro, HallStar chairman, president and CEO. With the acquisition, HallStar becomes an immediate player in the naturals space, Paro added.

BioChemica, meanwhile, brings a highly regarded technical expertise and process in developing and marketing exotic butters and oils. HallStar will support BioChemica with resources enabling the business to develop new consumer-friendly products and to more effectively market those products on a global basis.

BioChemica will continue to serve its global customer base from its Melbourne, FL facility, retaining its employees as well as its brand as a HallStar business unit.

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WFFC Presents Scholarship

• Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) has announced its 2011 scholarship recipient in fragrance.

The 2011 Rita Flynn Memorial Fragrance Scholarship Award has been awarded to Claudia Pazlopez. Pazlopez is currently a junior at Cornell University, majoring in food science.

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Symrise Names FiveMaster Perfumers

• Symrise has awarded five employees the Master Perfumer Certificate. Their work led to internationally successful fragrances for perfumes, cosmetics and household products, according to the company.

During the recent global Symrise perfumers meeting, Achim Daub, president scent and care, presented awards to five top-class perfumers. Maurice Roucel works in Paris and New York, Joachim Corell works in São Paulo, while Hans-Georg Reindl and Robert Kuschel are both based in Holzminden. The fifth honoree, Egon Oelkers, received an honorary award since he retired a few months ago. Still, he continues to contribute his experience and works on various Symrise projects.

In other news, Symrise has redesigned its internet presence. The new site puts increased focus on corporate content and topics such as sustainability, naturalness and consumer insights, according to the company. Additionally it offers podcasts, videos, audio content and RSS feeds, allowing users to stay abreast of the latest developments. There is also a German- language version of the site.

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ISP Technical Service Programs For Cleaning Product Makers

• ISP Performance Chemicals will di-rect technical service programs toward cleaning product makers dedicated to the formulation of trend-forward products.

The company has commercialized a number of polymer-based technologies that it contends better support manufacturers working on products that simplify cleaning and lend substance to novel cleaning benefits. For example, Sorez HS 205 may be incorporated in a range of household cleaners to assure cleaning in less time and with less energy—two major requirements for today’s on-the-go consumers. A new combination of polymers from ISP, Gantrez S-97 BF polymer with Easy-Wet 20 proprietary surfactant blend, lends cleaning performance to glass cleaner with anti-fog properties in an environmentally friendly formulation. Jaypol HN 44, designed to enhance primary and secondary detergency, may be used to “super charge” the cleaning attributes of laundry detergents.

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SoftSheen Carson Supports Women’s Academy

• SoftSheen-Carson has donated office products, hair care products and educational tools to The Women’s Academy for Excellence in New York. The donation comes as part of the SoftSheen-Carson “Beauty IsS” campaign, which encourages consumers and employees to give back.

SymphonyIRI SummitIs March 28-30 in Miami

• “Gaining the Competitive Edge” isthe theme of the upcoming SymphonyIRI Group’s Summit 2011 conference, which will be held March 28-30, 2011 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Keynote sessions by several industry visionaries are scheduled, including: Professor Gary Hamel, author of “Leading the Revolution” and “Competing for the Future;” Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s Analytics; Dr. Hans Willi Schroiff, corporate vice president, global market research, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA; and Rob Price, senior vice president, marketing and advertising, CVS Caremark.

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MakeUp in New YorkSet for Sept. 14-15, 2011

• In the wake of the success of MakeUp in Paris, organizers have decided to duplicate the concept in New York. Beauteam has announced plans to hold MakeUp in New York Sept. 14-15, 2011 at Studio 450.

Billed as the first trade event in New York exclusively dedicated to makeup industry suppliers, at MakeUp in New York, suppliers of ingredient formulas, packaging manufacturers, full-service companies, designers, experts and many others will present an entire range of innovations and trends.

The next MakeUp in Paris will be held June 23-24, 2011.

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Gearing Up for FiFiAwards 2011

• With the Fragrance Foundation gearing up for the 2011 FiFi Awards, here’s a quick look at what’s new.

New Venue: This year’s FiFi Awards evening, Wednesday May 25, will take place Under the Tent at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center.

New Fragrance Superstar of the Year Award: This is a brand new award category with no restrictions as to male or female or distribution channel. Guests attending the FiFi Finalists Breakfast on April 8 can vote for the final five there and then from a listing of the top 10 fragrances in each category. At The FiFi Awards, attendees will have the ability to vote, on the spot, for the first-ever “Fragrance Superstar of the Year” out of the top five fragrances (tabulated by the Foundation’s accounting firm) showcased during the evening.

New Consumer’s Choice Award: For the first time, consumers will be able to cast their vote on a stand-alone basis for their favorite fragrance without being combined with any other voting tabulations. Voting will take place via social networks, media sites, and iPerfumer.

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IFF Invests $100 Million in Asia

• International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. will invest more than $100 million in Greater Asia over the next three years. The investment will be allocated to two new state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in Guangzhou, China and Singapore. The Guangzhou site will be dedicated to flavors production while the facility in Singapore will be used for both flavor and fragrance production.

ICMAD’s CITY AwardsDeadline is April 29

• Entrepreneurial cosmetics companies looking to be recognized for their innovative efforts need only to look to the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors’ Annual ICMAD CITY Awards for Cosmetic Innovators of The Year. With the honor, member companies will receive many ways to build buzz for their brands, according to ICMAD.

The 8th Annual CITY Awards will be presented during the ICMAD annual meeting and dinner on June 29 in New York City.

Nine CITY Awards categories cover product innovation, package design innovation, product package design and marketing and advertising innovations.

All products must have first shipped, and marketing and advertising programs initiated, between April 1, 2010-March 31, 2011.

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DeWolf Companies Creates Color Cosmetics Division

• The DeWolf Companies (DeWolf Chemical, Inc.-Glenn Corporation) has created a color cosmetics division, expanding its specialty distribution to the personal care market. This division is to be spearheaded by the newly-hired market development manager, cosmetics, Lisa Gulibon, and will operate as a separate, auxiliary entity to The DeWolf Companies’ already firmly established personal care and HI&I divisions.

“The segmenting out of this division from within our personal care division, and having its own market development manager, will enable us to place a more focused attention on this strategic market segment,” said CEO Hank DeWolf.

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Beauty, Hospitality Veterans Form Trilogy Spa Ventures

• David Stoup and Robert Boykin have joined forces to create Trilogy Spa Ventures, LLC. According to the pair, the firm will leverage the expertise of its founders in the beauty and hospitality industries to offer exclusive access to the world’s most iconic beauty brands for use in distinctive properties. In addition, Trilogy will create and manage proprietary spa brands and develop retail opportunities for their clients.

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Lubrizol Acquires Nalco’s Personal Care Business

• The Lubrizol Corporation has acquired Nalco Performance Products Group, a supplier of value-added specialty polymers and formulation additives marketed to the global personal care and household care industries. This acquisition, structured as an asset sale, will expand the strategic portfolio of Lubrizol’s Noveon Consumer Specialties Home and Personal Care product line, according to the company.

The deal closed on Jan. 21, 2011.

For the 12 months ended December 2010, estimated sales of the Nalco personal care business were $45 million. Headquartered in Naperville, IL, Nalco’s personal care product portfolio includes performance polymers sold under globally recognized brand names, including: Merquat conditioning polymers, Sensomer naturally derived conditioning polymers, Fixomer styling polymers, Solamer UV absorbers and Merguard preservatives.

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Wet n Wild Rolls Out Prom Charity Effort

• For many teens who dream of a magical prom, the reality can be disenchanting as low funding can lead to drab decor and a night destined to be remembered in shades of gray. But Markwins new Wet n Wild Cares is a nationwide charity program designed to support 10 high school proms. The winning schools will receive $1,000 and $1,000 worth of makeup from the cosmetics company. The winners will be announced on March 11.