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Kakadu plum research gets boost through $2.7m project

Kakadu plum research gets boost through $2.7m project

By RJ Whitehead

Northern Australia’s Kakadu plum industry is poised to secure a bigger slice of the cosmetics market thanks to a multi-million dollar project that will bring researchers from a number of universities and institutes together to identify better methods...

Alan Jope, incoming CEO (photo via Unilever)

Unilever’s next CEO is current president of beauty and personal care

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of the New Year, Alan Jope will take over as CEO of the multinational consumer goods company. Having most recently led the beauty and personal care business—Unilever’s largest division—and been with company his entire career, Jope has the...

Beauty ingredient maker Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical maker is looking to the marine environment and biotechnology as a sustainable alternative to conventional personal care ingredient manufacturing. And having acquired Prince Edward Island – based Nautilus Biosciences at the start...

BASF expands presence in sub-Saharan Africa

BASF expands presence in sub-Saharan Africa

By Lucy Whitehouse

BASF Personal Care says increasing its presence in sub-Saharan Africa allows it to respond to a personal care market that is “growing fast and holds great potential”.

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