ISP, Takasago Form Oral Care Alliance
• Personal care ingredients supplier International Specialty Products (ISP) and flavor and fragrance giant Takasago have formed an alliance to develop oral care innovations. Based on ISP’s complex coacervation encapsulation technology and Takasago’s unique flavors, the partnership will create new flavor and sensory approaches that elevate consumers’ experience in products such as toothpastes, mouthwashes and whiteners, the companies announced.
Under the agreement, the companies will aim to commercialize new products using ISP’s encapsulation technology to deliver an impressive sensory experience based on Takasago’s flavors. The alliance enables the partners to more quickly commercialize encapsulated flavors with unique sensory benefits. With a global presence and extensive R&D capabilities, ISP and Takasago will share insights on developing products for customers in all key markets. Officials from both companies insist that oral care product manufacturers will be the ultimate beneficiary from the joint effort.
“We’re excited to partner with a global flavor and fragrance leader such as Takasago to take our technology to a new level. Our encapsulation technology combined with Takasago’s unique flavors will produce exciting innovations for this segment of personal care,” said Jim Mish, senior vice president/general manager, ISP Personal Care. “These sensory benefits give oral care marketers many possibilities for new products, and our joint formulation and technical service capabilities will vigorously support their efforts.”
“Under this alliance, we can now deliver our flavors in novel ways not previously possible. Takasago’s high-quality flavors and ISP’s state-of-the-art encapsulation process are a natural fit, and our customers will reap the value of the partnership,” said Brian Buck, senior vice president at Takasago Flavors Americas, “We’re going to inject some real excitement into the oral care category.”
The companies expect the alliance to produce novel sensory solutions in the near future.
More info: www.ispcorp.com,www.takasago.com
‘Best Beauty Retailers’ Tour, ICMAD ConferenceAt Cosmoprof North America
• The organizers of Cosmoprof North America have unveiled a new initiative, “Best Beauty Retailers in Las Vegas Tour,” a custom field trip that will bring participants to a variety of retail establishments both on and off of the famous Las Vegas Strip.
This one-of-a-kind project was developed specifically for Cosmoprof North America as a result of feedback and inquiries received from industry insiders and past attendees. Show organizers contend it is the perfect opportunity for independent store owners, as well as international visitors, to get acquainted with U.S. retailing concepts.
The group of stores represents a wide variety of beauty categories: prestige, specialty, boutique, professional only, salons/spas, masstige, general and multicultural markets and mass. The lineup includes Beauty Center, Sephora, SKINS 6|2 Cosmetics, U*tique and Ulta.
Participants will receive tips on running a successful retail business such as overviews on signage, merchandising, impulse buying and display placement. In addition to these tips, ideas on staffing, discussions about inventory management, and unique-to-each-venue success stories will be shared.
The beauty merchants represent a broad range of retailing environments, each with distinctive models and strategies. Participants will receive handouts from these brick and mortar establishments while in the field.
The tour will take place on Saturday, July 30, from 1-5p.m. It will begin and end at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The cost for Professional Beauty Association (PBA) members is $100 and $125 for PBA non-members. Lunch will be provided.
In addition, there will be a conference designed to discuss key business strategies. Produced in conjunction with the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD), this conference will discuss how start-up businesses should organize themselves and how existing businesses interested in getting funding and/or selling equity can prepare themselves for discussions with investors. Prestigious panel members will examine the tough issues revolving around starting, maintaining and/or leaving a successful business.
Moderated by ICMAD president Pam Busiek, this session will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 from 11a.m. to 12:30p.m. The panel will be comprised of several much-sought-after representatives from leading investment groups focused on beauty including M. Hadley Mullin, managing partner at TSG Consumer Partners, Stephen Powell of Catterton Partners and Jill Scalamandre, chief marketing officer of Chrysallis Group.
The conference tickets are $20 for PBA members and $30 for non-members. After June 30, prices will increase by $10.
Cosmoprof North America 2011 will take place July 31-Aug. 2, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
More info: cosmoprofnorthamerica.com
NAD Refers Viss Beauty Ad Claims to FTC and FDA
• The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has referred advertising claims made by Viss Beauty Inc. to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and FDA forfurther review, following the company’s refusal to participate in NAD’s review.
NAD, the advertising industry’s self-regulatory forum, requested substantiation for claims made in internet advertising and other national media for the VISS Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal Device.
The company acknowledged receipt of NAD’s inquiry, but declined to submit a substantive written response, according to NAD. Pursuant to NAD procedures, the advertising has been referred to the FTC and FDA for further review.
Lubrizol’s Bowling Green Site Wins Ohio State Honor
• The Lubrizol Corporation’s Noveon Consumer Specialties Bowling Green, OH facility has been selected to receive the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council’s 2010 Excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Performance Award. The facility is the manufacturing site for the firm’s surfactants products.
According to the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, the award reflects the company’s “formal commitment to continuous improvement in security, environmental and health and safety performance; that performance during 2010 evidences an effective, vital and sustainable program; that your program has resulted in measurable enhancements to company performance and that your company is committed to working in close collaboration with government officials, industry peers and communities to share success and encourage good relations.”
Arizona Chemical Signs Deals With Bronson & Jacobs,Ross Organic
• Arizona Chemical has entered into an agreement with Bronson & Jacobs to distribute the company’s line of bio-based specialty polymers to the personal care industry in Australia and New Zealand.
Under the agreement, Bronson & Jacobs will offer Sylvaclear, Sylvasol andUniclear specialty polymers, Arizona Chemical’s patented products that provide a broad range of functionality in personal care and cosmetics applications.
“We are pleased that Bronson & Jacobs and their team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals will be representing our unique product lines for the personal care industry in Australia and New Zealand,” said Tom Fontana, director of Specialty Products for Arizona Chemical.
In other news, Arizona Chemical has entered into an exclusive agreement with Ross Organic to distribute the company’s line of bio-based specialty polymers to the personal care industry in the western U.S. region. Under the agreement, Ross will offer Sylvaclear, Sylbasol and Uniclear specialty polymers.
“Ross has an impressive history and talented team, which will be instrumental in helping Arizona Chemical develop our bio-based specialty polymers into the important personal care markets in the western U.S.,” said Fontana.
Ineos Oligomers Appoints IMCD Group
• Ineos Oligomers has appointed IMCD Group B.V. as its sole distribution partner for the Indopol polybutenes product range in India. INEOS and IMCD have a long partnership in a number of product ranges in Europe, Russia, South Africa and China.
“Ineos Oligomers has been a valued and strategic partner to the IMCD Group for many years. We are thrilled about this partnership extension as it further enhances our group knowledge of this exciting product range and follows our strategy for growth in the Asian region,” said Marcus Jordan, IMCD group development director.
Ashland Inc. UnveilsNew Website
• Ashland Inc. has rolled out a newly designed website at www.ashland.com, including many significant enhancements to make it simpler and more useful for its customers, communities and investors. At its core, the new site features expanded product information with easy access to Ashland’s broad portfolio of specialty chemical products, the company said.
The new website makes it easy to conduct business with Ashland around the world. Expansive and readily available information for contacting sellers, customer service agents, chemists, applications specialists and other representatives in more than 100 countries is easily accessed, along with tools for posing questions. From the home page, visitors can find solutions by product name, market, application or product type; contact a representative; learn more about Ashland operations and history or inquire about career opportunities with the company.
BASF’s Trilon M ChelateEarns DfE Certification
• BASF’s Care Chemicals Division announced that Trilon M Chelate has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) certification program.
Trilon M is the first product to meet the DfE criteria for chelating and sequestering agents. Chelating agent manufacturers, cleaning product formulators, environmental non-governmental organizations, certification groups, academia and industry associations developed the criteria.
Trilon M, methylglycinediacetic acid (MGDA), effectively binds calcium and magnesium ions and is readily biodegradable. The key advantage of Trilon M is its ability to be used as an eco-friendly builder, replacing phosphates in cleaning compositions, such as automatic dishwashing products, according to BASF.
Phosphates were banned from consumer automatic dishwashing detergents in 16 states in 2010. Since being introduced to the market, many global manufacturers of automatic dishwashing tabs, powders and sachets, have already replaced phosphates in their formulations with Trilon M.
“Trilon M contributes to our customers’ long term success by offering an innovative solution for a very challenging market need,” said Gary Dee, director, BASF Home and Personal Care Division.
Trilon M, which is listed on CleanGredients, can also be included in cleaning products eligible for recognition under the DfE Safer Product Labeling Program.
Due to an increasing demand of Trilon M, BASF expanded production in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Recently BASF rolled out Trilon M Granules, Second Generation (SG), a new solid version with better handling and processing properties, especially for production of automatic dishwashing (ADW) tabs and powders. Trilon M is available in liquid and several solid forms.
FiFi 2011 To Honor JohnPaul Gaultier, IFF WinsTech Breakthrough
• Cheers, applause, gasps and laughter wafted around the grand ballroom of The Mandarin Oriental as The Fragrance Foundation hosted the 2011 FiFi Finalists Breakfast. Monsieur Jean Paul Gaultier will be honored as the 2011 Hall of Fame recipient. The Hall of Fame award is voted on by The Foundation’s board of directors and ispresented to an individual who has brought extraordinary ingenuity, creativity, dedication and inner resources to bear, not only to their company’s success but to the fragrance industry as a whole.
International Flavors & Fragrances took the Technological Breakthrough of the Year, Packaging and Delivery Systems, for its Redken Radiant Sea Spray. Firmenich’s technology in the osMoz iPhone App took Technological Breakthrough of the Year, Information Technology.
Finalists in the fragrance categories were also determined, including Women’s Luxe: Acqua di Gioia, Chance Eau Tendre, Gucci Guilty, pureDKNY and Voyage d’Hermès; Men’s Luxe: Bleu De Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana the one gentleman, Marc Jacobs Bang, The Big Pony Collection:1, 2, 3 & 4 and Voyage d’Hermès.
Estée Lauder EstablishesTribal Scholars Program
• The American Indian College Fund has established The Estée Lauder Tribal Scholars Program with an inaugural gift of $11,000 for the 2011-12 academic year. This new program will provide 10 $1,000 scholarships to American Indian students studying marketing, business, environmental science or a related field at the tribal colleges in Minnesota. The additional $1,000 will be utilized by the Fund to administer the program.
“Our new partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies is very exciting,” said Richard B. Williams, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with a company that recognizes the importance and power of obtaining a college degree.”
Amy Marks-McGeeTo Be Honored by WFFC
• Amy Marks-McGee has been named the 2011 Woman of the Year by the members of WFFC (Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce).
Marks-McGee is president and founder of Trendincite LLC, a consulting company that helps clients cull, distill and translate trend information into tangible products. She is an award-winning creative marketing professional with more than 15 years of work experience which includes fine fragrance, air care and personal care marketing for IFF, Noville and Givaudan.
Marks-McGee will be honored at the WFFC 2011 Woman of the Year Dinner, which will be held on June 22 at The Chart House in Weehawken, NJ.
More info: www.wffc.org
Kemin EntersPersonal Care Market
• Kemin Industries, a privately held bioscience company based in Des Moines, IA, has entered the personal care market with the launch of a new division, Kemin Personal Care.
Utilizing the company’s expertise in plant science, Kemin Personal Care has developed natural, plant-based functional and active ingredients for cosmetics, skin, hair and body care product manufacturers. The unit is led by Kerty Levy, former worldwide VP of Kemin Industries.
According to Levy, establishing the new unit was an easy decision considering the rising demand for natural personal care products and Kemin’s expertise in plant science and extraction.With a robust portfolio of natural ingredients used in food and health supplements, the extension into personal care was a logical next step.
“For years, Kemin scientists have been extracting plant bioactives from rosemary and marigold flowers for use in food and health supplements. These same products, when reformulated, provide a highly effective alternative to the synthetic ingredients used in many personal care products today,” he said.
Kemin Personal Care’s functional ingredient line of plant bioactives is formulated specifically to improve the texture, stability, performance and delivery of personal care products.
Functional ingredients include Speramox, a natural antioxidant extracted from spearmint leaves, which maintains color stability of both natural and synthetic colors as well as prevents oxidative degradation of fats and oils; Rosamox, a natural antioxidant from a proprietary rosemary extract that prevents oxidative degradation of fats and oils; and LysoFix, a natural emulsifier, extracted from soybeans, that keeps oil and water in emulsion.
Kemin Personal Care’s active ingredient line also includes FloraGlo Lutein, a natural antioxidant from marigold extract that is said to help protect and maintain healthy-looking skin.
Smart Girl Politics BacksConsumers’ RightTo Choose...Soap!
• Smart Girl Politics delivered a petition — with 4,265 signatures — to the U.S. EPA to oppose any plans it might have to ban certain types of germ killing hand soaps. The non-profit organization for conservative women activists organized the petition in response to a proposed ban on triclosan.
“First President Obama tried to force everyone into a government run healthcare program, and now he is trying to tell us what kinds of soap we have to use,” said Stacy Mott, founder.
Mott continued, “Environmental organizations shouldn’t be allowed to dictate to the government or anyone else about what types of soap we can purchase. If we willingly allow the government to control what we can or cannot put in our soap dish, what is next?”