Sun Chemical is blaming a 'dramatic spike' in raw material, energy
and transportation costs for significant price hikes for its
Performance Pigments Division.
The European Commission is planning to launch a public dialogue on
nanotechnologies aiming to raise awareness of the technology's
Unilever has announced that it is selling its edible oils business
and palm oil plantation interests in the Ivory Coast, and will
instead invest in a soap business in the country.
Canada-based packaging supplier CCL is looking to significantly
expand its presence in Asia in an attempt to capitalize on the
opportunities presented by emerging markets.
Product price and ensuring distribution may be just as important in
Chinese purchasing decisions as whether a brand is, or appears to
Shiseido is withdrawing from the world of fashion and accessories
in order to focus on cosmetics as part of its bid to become a truly
Amorepacific Corporation, one of South Korea's leading cosmetics
players says expanding in China will help raise its global
The Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA) has proposed organic
certification only be applied to nano free products as the
technology remains untested.
Global cosmetics companies operating in China should be aware of
increasingly strict enforcement of the country's advertising
standards, according to a consumer goods lawyer.
The Colombian fragrance association has become a full member of the
International Fragrance Association taking its industry
representation even closer to one hundred percent.
Nanoparticles used in cosmetics and sunscreens pose no human health risk, and even help improve health by protecting consumers against skin cancer, according to a recent report.
The EU will not compromise on the safety of Chinese exports and
will continue to monitor the market even though the country is
making efforts to combat the problem, according to an EU official.
Alliance Boots has announced significant growth last year driven by
strong health and beauty sales and cost cutting measures.
Scientists in South Korea claim to have uncovered a fat molecule
with strong anti-aging potential from tests on the ability of
lipids to fight skin aging.
Global fragrance company Coty will launch a new cosmeceutical brand
in an attempt to increase its presence in the skin care market.