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April 22, 2015
Balchem says it has appointed Ted Harris as its president and CEO, effective 28 April. Harris was most recently senior v.p. and president/performance materials at Ashland. He headed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Former-Ashland-senior-v-p-to-join-Balchem-as-CEO_69678.html
April 9, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Squalan Natural Health (Amsterdam), a privately held, personal-care product company, have entered into agreements for producing and marketing personal-care...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Amyris-invests-in-Netherlands-based-personal-care-company-signs-EU-marketing-agreement_69305.html
April 2, 2015
Ashland today announced that it is expanding capacity for two products in its specialty ingredients business at a facility in Hopewell, VA. The $89-million expansion will up capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-to-expand-specialty-ingredients-capacity-in-Virginia_69138.html
March 27, 2015
Shiseido (Tokyo), a leading cosmetics player, said today that it will establish a new research facility at Yokohama, Japan. On 26 March, the city granted Shiseido permission to acquire...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Shiseido-to-set-up-innovation-center-at-Yokohama_68975.html
March 17, 2015
GlycoSurf (Tucson, AZ), a University of Arizona (UA) start-up, has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a new chemical synthesis technology that it says could replace...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/US-based-start-up-finalizes-licensing-agreement-for-biobased-surfactant-synthesis-technology_68636.html
February 24, 2015
Croda's (Goole, UK) revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014 was £250.2 million ($385.3 million), up 1.5% year-on-year, the company announced today. Sales by the consumer-care...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Crodas-sales-up-in-the-fourth-quarter-despite-currency-effects_68037.html
February 4, 2015
Attendees at the American Cleaning Institute’s annual convention in Orlando, FL this week say that the mood in the cleaning and home care sector is upbeat.  Turnout was the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/ACI-2015-Upbeat-mood-for-home-care-sector_67339.html
January 29, 2015
Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/ACI-2015-Groups-governments-consider-changes-to-recycling-policies_67340.html
January 29, 2015
Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/ACI-2015-TSCA-reform-tops-regulatory-agenda_67323.html
January 29, 2015
Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/ACI-2015-Standards-harmonization-key-to-international-agenda_67287.html
January 26, 2015
Ashland today reported fiscal first-quarter net income from continuing operations down 55% year-on-year (YOY), to $40 million, or 57 cts/share, on sales that were roughly flat at $1.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-earnings-fall-on-elastomers-sale-charge-but-beat-estimates_67226.html
January 23, 2015
Clariant said today that it is acquiring a 30% stake in the health- and personal-care business of Beraca (São Paulo), a leading provider of natural and organic ingredients, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Clariant-acquires-stake-in-Brazilian-health-and-personal-care-firm-Beraca_67161.html
January 6, 2015
Evonik Industries named Tammo Boinowitz head of personal care, effective 1 January, the company says. He succeeds Deitmar Moll, who Evonik says is moving into a new role involving...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-names-new-personal-care-chief_66589.html
December 9, 2014
Solvay announces today that it is acquiring Dhaymers (Taboão da Serra, Brazil), a producer of specialty esters, entering the skin care market and expanding its presence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Solvay-acquires-specialty-esters-producer-in-Brazil_65987.html
November 26, 2014
BASF has announced that it plans to make a major investment in a “pioneering superabsorbent technology” that enables design of thinner and more comfortable diapers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-to-invest-up-to-$625-million-in-new-superabsorbent-polymer-technology_65694.html
November 21, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to sell its manufacturing facility for natural fish oils, medium concentrated omega-3s, and customized bottled fish oil at Brattvåg, Norway, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-divests-medium-concentrated-omega-3-plant-in-Norway_65622.html
November 13, 2014
Lonza ‘s consumer care segment has signed an agreement with Koda’s care segment for Koda to serve as Lonza’s exclusive third-party distributor of hygiene and personal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Lonza-partners-with-Koda-for-personal-care-distribution-in-North-America_65364.html
November 6, 2014
Taminco today reported net income that rose nearly fivefold year-on-year (YOY), to $29 million, or 43 cts/share, on sales up 22%, to $369 million. Earnings easily beat analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Taminco-beats-estimates-on-higher-sales_65194.html
November 5, 2014
Ashland today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net loss of $26 million, compared with a profit of $336 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales up 5% year-on-year, to $1.5 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-beats-estimates-on-solid-specialties-Valvoline-results_65160.html
November 5, 2014
Momfluorothrin and 5-chloro-2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (CMIT) have been added to the registry of intentions (RoI) under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Momfluorothrin-CMIT-added-to-registry-of-intentions-under-CLH_65136.html
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