Essentially New Zealand says it has been 'overwhelmed' by the
response to the active ingredient Totarol, which it showcased at
last week's In-Cosmetics show. Its natural antibacterial properties
have already proved...
Japanese textiles and cosmetics group giant Kanebo has admitted to
inflating profits by about $2 billion over the five-year period to
March 2003, in what could be Japan's largest accounting fraud
involving a non-financial firm.
The European Union has cleared the acquisition of France-based
Marionnaud Parfumerieries by AS Watson, part of Hong Kong
conglomorate Hutchinson Whampoa. The deal wins the group a
controlling stake in Marionnaud, reports Simon Pitman.
Italian company Unifill, a manufacturer of vertical thermoform,
fill andseal machines for monodose plastic packs for the food,
pharmaceutical,cosmetics and personal care industries, will be
displaying upgraded and new models at the...
Alcan is to sell its European aluminum tubes business operationsto
its current management team and 21 Centrale Partners, an investment
fund specialised in high-potential mid-size industrial companies,
reports Simon Pitman.
Cognis Care Chemicals has reported a stronger financial performance
in 2004 thanks in part to a restructuring of the division. The
results helped the privately-owned German group to reduce its debts
by more than half compared to the...
US-based Helix BioMedix and American Global Health Group (AGHG)
have signed a license agreement for the inclusion of certain Helix
peptide technology for AGHG skin care products that are presently
under development and expected to...
Beiersdorf has reported flat financial results following what the
Germany-based skin specialist described as a difficult year for
trading as the domestic market continued to prove particularly
challenging. However, the company says...
Amway has broken into the Russian market in a bid to tap into huge
consumer growth. The direct sales company is aiming to establish a
sales force for its range of cosmetics and household products from
centres based in Moscow and Nizhni...
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