Japan-based Frontier Carbon Corporation says it is commencing US
production in a bid to muscle in on the growing demand for
fullerene materials for, amongst other industries, the European and
US cosmetics and personal care sector.
Alcan is to purchase a packaging manufacturing site in the
ChineseSuzhou region, which will be equipped to fabricate beauty
and personal care products. The company says the move will better
serve it to and meet fast growing regional...
Croda is to unveil a number of new value-added concepts, including
a series of naturally derived ingredients, at the forthcoming
In-Cosmetics show, to be held in Berlin next month, reports
PolyOne has introduced a new additive for FDA-regulated PET
designed for use in health and beauty packaging applications. OnCap
AA scavenger aims to reduce the risk of odor and taste build-up
associated with some types of PET packaging,...
In Japan two leading cosmetic companies have announced the launch
of new skin care formulas in the same week. Kanebo has developed a
vitamin-B skin whitening product, while Kao has unveiled a formula
that claims to tighten skin pores,...
French cosmetics ingredients producer Coletica has confirmed that
it has received an offer from Engelhard Corporation to buy a
majority stake in its share capital, in a move that will give the
company a much-needed cash injection,...
Rohm and Haas has selected the site for its new China research and
development center in Shanghai, as part of its move to increase the
development of specialty material products for a number of Asia
Pacific industries, including personal...
Global packaging provider Rexam has announced flat results for the
full year 2004, with its plastics packaging division boosted by a
particularly good performance from its beauty operation, reports
Givaudan has reported that sales fell in 2004, with a poor
performance from its fragrance division hampered by its fragrance
ingredients business combined with unfavourable currency exchange
rates, reports Simon Pitman.
Oriflame's less than impressive debut as a public listed company
and falling profits has prompted major boardroom changes,
highlighted by the appointment of Magnus Brännström as the
company's new CEO, Simon Pitman reports.
The investment world has given its seal of approval to P&G's
proposed $57 billion acquisition of Gillette, with analysts
recommending Gillette shares as a good buy, but experts are
expecting that the deal will bring headaches...
Campaigns for cosmetic and toiletry products are leading a major
surge in advertising expenditure in China, latest research
information shows. The findings reflect the continued growth and
investment in an industry hotly tipped for...
L'Oreal announced second half financial results broadly in line
with market expectations at the end of last week, boosted by strong
sales in both the US and emerging markets. However, analysts
believe that improvements in profitability...
A medical study conducted at the University of New Mexico in the US
has concluded that exposure to sunlight might stop skin cancers.
Both industry and cancer associations have said that further
research is warranted in this area,...
Avon has reported that sales grew ten per cent during 2004,on the
back of a continued growth during the fourth and last quarter. But
currency weakness and a slack US market continue to hamper
otherwise healthy results.
Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of herbal
extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals,
has appointed new agents in France and Germany for its
cosmeceutical line as part of a drive to extend its...
A scientific study has shown that artificial musk fragrance can
increase sensitivity to toxins in mussels, indicating possible
implications for human health. Simon Pitman reports on the
findings and industry's reaction.
Inamed a global health care company, and its partner Ipsen, a
European pharmaceutical group, are to distribute rights of Ipsen's
botulinum toxin Type A product in selected international markets,
Cosmeceuticals, or supplements that target skin health and beauty,
are seeing fast growth in Europe since emerging as a new concept
but much of the growth so far has come from a handful of brands,
reports Dominique Patton.
Takasago International, one of the leading global flavours and
fragrance groups, has established a new division in Shanghai aimed
at expanding its manufacturing and retail presence in China as well
Luzenac Group, the leading France-based talc producer, has
announced the extension of its business unit organisation model
worldwide, from the beginning of this year. The four new global
business units are centred on Luzenac's...
Nimbus Group has entered into a letter of intent with Fragex, a
French developer of cosmetics and fragrances for major
international brands based in Paris, to acquire a 51 per cent
majority stake in the French company, in a move that...
France-based Dermscan has signed a new partnership agreement
withCIDC, Centre International de Développement Clinique - the
International Centre forClinical Development. The move gives the
company a panel of multiethnic volunteers...
A government funded project in Thailand has devised a way of using
Tumeric in cosmetic products. The discovery is set to bring a host
of functions, including antioxidant and skin whitening properties
at a fraction of the cost.
Japanese cosmetic manufacturer Shiseido has announced that its
research has discovered that adenosine contains hair re-growth
properties, and that it is expecting to market as a hair growth
product in Japan from next Spring.
Avon is cutting back on non-cosmetics lines such as jewellery and
toys and concentrating on its international markets in an effort to
stem the effects of a slow US market, which the company forecasts
will not pick up during the course...
Health Canada has confirmed that the labelling of all ingredients
on cosmetics products will become compulsory in the course of the
next two years, bringing the country in line with the United States
and Europe. Simon Pitman reports.
Industry bodies have hit back at claims by a US study team that a
chemical commonly used as a preservative in a variety of cosmetic
products may damage unborn foetuses, saying that doses are far too
small to have such an effect.
Toothpaste maker Colgate-Palmolive says it is axing more than 4,000
of its global work force and closing a third of its 78 factories in
a restructuring plan that aims to save the company up to $300
million a year. Simon Pitman reports.
Encynova, a provider of precision pumps, announces the new 2-1
Development Unit, which is said to provide increased process
development versatility for a variety of chemical-based liquid
metering applications. Simon Pitman reports.
Firmenich, the privately-owned Swiss flavours and fragrance group,
has reported a 4.1 per cent growth in its annual sales, driven by
the particularly strong performance of its fragrance division in
the Latin American and Asia Pacific...
Shiseido and BASF have said they are to jointly develop new UV
protection technology for cosmetic sun protection products. The
move aims to tap in to the growing market for high SPF treatments
that help protect the skin against the...
In the US The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded Obagi Medical
Products' Nu-Derm System Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 sunscreen
with its Seal of Recommendation. The product won the award due to
its effective combination of active...