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INDA Seeks Wipes Product Entries for Visionary Award

August 31, 2012

• Got a great wipe? Nominate it—or your customers’ product—for a Visionary Innovation Award, which will be presented at INDA’s Vision Consumer Products Conference, to take place Jan. 29-31, 2013 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.

The Vision Innovation Award recognizes and rewards new consumer end products that utilize nonwoven fabrics or employ nonwoven technology during their manufacturing process. Visionary Innovation Award finalists will present their innovation to the industry at Vision 2013. The winner will be selected by Vision 2013 attendees and announced during the conference.

The criteria for nominations for the award include:
  • The finished consumer end product must contain a nonwoven fabric or utilize a nonwoven technology during its manufacturing process.
  • The consumer product has to have been introduced to the trade or to consumers in 2012-2013.
  • The product cannot have been selected as a finalist in any previous Visionary Award competition.
  • Companies can nominate their own products. While any number of products can be nominated, one product per company will be selected as a finalist.
The deadline for nominations is Oct. 5, 2012, according to INDA, the association of the nonwoven fabric industry.

Contact Helena Lee,, (919) 233-1210, for more information.

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Bell Celebrates 100th Anniversary
• Bell Flavors and Fragrances celebrated 100 years in business on July 25, 2012 with a formal reception at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. With more than 300 guests in attendance, Bell presented a one-of-a-kind three-dimensional commemorative art piece, as well as a commemorative video honoring its 100 years in business.

The company was founded in Chicago in 1912 by William M. Bell, who used his background as a flavor chemist at Kraft foods to start up his own flavor business selling flavors to local ice cream parlors, grocery stores and soda pop shops.

Over the years, Bell acquired 15 flavor and fragrance businesses around the world including manufacturing locations in Northbrook, IL.; Middletown, NY.; Guadalajara, Mexico; Brossard (Montreal), Canada; Leipzig, Germany; Shanghai, China and São Paulo, Brazil.

In addition to Bell’s seven worldwide manufacturing plants, there are research and development operations in 10 countries, and sales offices in 40 countries.

The Heinz family privately owns Bell with 1,200 employees worldwide. The staff includes 14 employees with doctorates and 125 research-based personnel, according to the company.

At the celebration, James and Raymond Heinz, Bell co-presidents, shared their experiences with the company over the years. Sandy Frum, president of the Village of Northbrook, also congratulated Bell for its contribution to the community and noted how the village passed a resolution honoring the company’s milestone.

“There are not too many companies in the US that celebrate 100 years of being in business. It is quite an accomplishment,” said James Heinz, Bell’s president and CEO.


Color & Pigments 2012 TakeS A Close Look at UsAGE in Cosmetics
• Color & Pigments 2012, which will be held Oct. 24-26 at the Hilton Miami Downtown, will deliver three days of concurrently running programming for pigment industry experts and those focused exclusively on the major pigment end-uses in color cosmetics, according to event organizer Smithers Rapra.

This year’s agenda features a global lineup of speakers delivering exciting and informative sessions on a wide range of impactful topics such as pigment research initiatives, sustainable practices, value-added formulations, open source R&D, trends in coatings, paints, consumer electronics and cosmetics, as well as a deep focus on the connections between color science and art/designer and consumer.

Among the presentations in the Color Cosmetics Summit Track are “The Art of Effective Shade Matching,” by Valerie MacKenzie, vice president of product innovation at M•A•C Cosmetics and Estée Lauder Companies; and “Global Market Specific Demands and how it relates to the Multiple Definitions of “Beauty” by Kesh Dookie, a formulating chemist with M•A•C Cosmetics and Estée Lauder Companies.

Also on tap is an industry panel entitled “What’s Next for Pigments and Cosmetic Applications?” This group dialogue will include members of industry from suppliers to ened users. Among the panelists will be Dr. Prithwiraj Maitra, manager R&D, leader-center of excellence: color cosmetics, global skin care, Johnson & Johnson, and MacKenzie of M•A•C Cosmetics & Estée Lauder Companies.

Pre-conference workshops organized for Oct. 24 will include “Collaborative Competition in the Pigments Industry—An Exercise in Breaking Down Silos” and “Color, Color Science and Processing of Colorants Effectively & Efficiently.”


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