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Anti-pollution claims: R&D-backed packaging influencing consumers

Anti-pollution Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution claims: How R&D-backed packaging is influencing consumers

By Natasha Spencer

The huge anti-pollution trend started off in the Asia Pacific region, where markets such as China, Korea and Japan continue to be the main source of innovation and a constantly diversifying product pipeline. But the buzz comes with a warning: over-saturation!

Paw Paw fruit ingredient in multifunctional cosmetics

Paw Paw fruit enters multifunctional cosmetics market

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers increasingly seek products that serve a variety of cosmetic and beauty needs, we spoke to Cynthia Leung, Brand Manager at The Australian Paw Paw Company about market opportunities, ingredient considerations and its latest skin care range,...

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

Special Focus: Brand Innovation

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

By Simon Pitman

We look at the biggest factors impacting new product development by considering the latest demographic trends, spotlighting what consumers really want and tapping into digital technology.

Rising cosmetics demand drives fatty acid esters market

Rising cosmetics demand drives fatty acid esters market

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The global fatty acid esters market is set to continue its growth over the next five years thanks to demand from the cosmetics and personal care industry, with significant demand coming from Asia-Pacific.

Japan and US cannot agree in TPP talks

Japan and US cannot agree in TPP talks

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks taking place in Canberra do not look any closer to a deal, as Japan and the US fail to make progress.

BASF to build specialty amines plant in China

BASF to build specialty amines plant in China

By Katie Nichol

In a move that will further strengthen its global production network, German chemicals firm BASF announced it is to build a world-scale specialty amines plant at its existing site in Nanjing, China.

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