BASF and Dow Chemical have launched a long-term venture to produce
propylene oxide (PO) at the world's first commercial-scale hydrogen
peroxide propylene oxide (HPPO) plant at BASF's production site in
Marinova's new fucoidan facility in Hobart, Tasmania, is on
schedule to commence operations from next month, offering fucoidans
from a broader range of microalgae species for cosmetic and
Although the market for male-specific cosmetics products in
Australia and New Zealand has grown enormously in recent years,
experts say that the characteristics of the market mean that 'the
bloke's bloke still reigns supreme'.
French manufacturer Serac has launched Cronos, a filling and
capping line specifically designed to focus on the issues of
flexibility, precision and cleanliness in cosmetic and
The Jamaican government's plan to rapidly expand into the
nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industry has culminated in a three
year program carried out by the Jamaican Scientific Research
Council (SRC) to develop a host of natural-based...
The Grape Seed Extract Company is the latest New Zealand company to
tap the nutraceutical potential of a waste product of a traditional
industry, with an antioxidant extracted from grape seeds left over
by wine-makers using a non-chemical...
Two leading suppliers of Spirulina, a protein rich in vitamins and
used in a variety of natural-based personal care products, have
voiced their concerns over what they believe are over-zealous
regulations that forced them to cease...
Japanese scientists at the International Medical Center of Japan
say they have successfully undertaken a co-operative development
program with Sekisui Chemical company to extract vanilla fragrance
from cow dung.
German chemical player Cognis has completed an investment in Golden
Hope Plantations Berhad that will see the companies combine their
resources on oleochemicals, an ingredient that is proving
increasingly popular in a variety of personal...
Cognis tapped into a growing market last year with the launch of
two ingredients aimed at fighting the effects of pollution in hair
and skin care formulations - launches that have now been recognised
with innovation awards.