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April 13, 2009
Personal care, home care, and industrial and institutional (I&I) segments will be combined and led by Gary Dee, currently business director of personal care ingredients, North America. The combination will create synergies between the knowledge bases of marketing, sales, and R&D, BASF says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-to-Reorganize-Care-Chemicals-Business_18262.html
March 6, 2009
Half of 46 personal care products marketed as "natural" or "organic" that were found to contain potentially dangerous levels of carcinogen 1,4-dioxane in March of last year have shown "significant improvement" in removing the petrochemical from its products, according to the Organic Consumers Association (OCA; Finland, MN)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Carcinogen-Levels-in-Organic-Products-Fall_17511.html
February 23, 2009
Capturing the Potential of Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology (CLIB; Duesseldorf), a biotech innovation network featuring 60 member companies, is drawing industry interest by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/German-Biotech-Network-Offers-New-Model-for-Innovation_17207.html
February 4, 2009
The move forms part of a reorganization of the company's performance products segment in anticipation of the integration of Ciba Specialty Chemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-Considers-Divesting-Its-Leather-and-Textile-Chemicals-Business_16828.html
December 12, 2008
Several European organizations that recently formed a working group are seeking comments on a proposal to harmonize natural and organic cosmetics standards. The European Cosmetics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/European-Group-Drafts-Natural-and-Organic-Cosmetics-Standards_15893.html
November 23, 2008
Several suppliers are continuing to invest in the cosmetics sector, one of the few specialty chemical end markets in which growth is forecast to rise at a healthy clip despite the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Cosmetics-Demand-Expected-to-Remain-Healthy_15538.html
October 27, 2008
Elevance Renewable Sciences says it has entered into a partnership with Tetramer Technologies for the development and commercialization of renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Elevance-Tetramer-Collaborating-on-Renewable-Specialty-Chemicals_15019.html
September 12, 2008
Dow Corning and Elevance Renewable Sciences (Lisle, IL) have signed joint development and marketing agreements to create a line of naturally derived ingredients for personal care...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Dow-Corning-Elevance-Ink-Development-Deal_14203.html
July 7, 2008
Church & Dwight (C&D; Princeton, NJ) says it has completed its previously announced acquisition of over-the-counter drug producer Del Pharmaceuticals (Uniondale, NY) from Coty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Church-and-Dwight-Finalizes-Purchase-of-Del-Pharmaceuticals_12863.html
July 3, 2008
BASF says it will add a combined 10,000 m.t./year of dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) capacity at Geismar, LA and Ludwigshafen by end 2008, to meet increased demand. The project will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-Hikes-DMAPA-Capacity-at-Geismar-and-Ludwigshafen_12837.html
June 23, 2008
California’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against four personal care manufacturers, alleging that the companies have violated Proposition 65 law by not listing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/California-Sues-Personal-Care-Manufacturers-Regarding-14-Dioxane-Labeling_12631.html
June 11, 2008
California’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against four personal care manufacturers, alleging that the companies have failed to give “clear and reasonable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/California-Files-Suit-Against-Mislabeled-Personal-Care-Products_12405.html
May 27, 2008
The global personal care industry has long been consolidating but the growing trend of using more natural ingredients is driving many of the recent M&A deals, said suppliers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/M-and-A-Catches-the-Green-Wave_12121.html
May 14, 2008
Industrial biotech start-up Metabolic Explorer (Clermont-Ferrand, France) this week disclosed that it has successfully produced initial samples of 1,3-propanediol (PDO) generated from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Metabolic-Explorer-Breaks-New-Ground-with-Bio-Route-to-PDO_11900.html
May 14, 2008
The global personal care industry has long been consolidating but the growing trend of using more natural ingredients is driving many of the recent M&A deals, say suppliers exhibiting at the New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists‚ show, held this week at Edison, NJ....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/M-and-A-in-Personal-Care-Industry-Tinged-Green_11895.html
May 6, 2008
Global demand for personal care products based on green ingredients, or those from renewable resources, is showing double-digit growth, says Gillian Morris, consultant at Kline &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Green-Demand-Sprouts-Double-Digit-Growth_11770.html
April 1, 2008
About 46 of more than 100 personal care products marketed as “natural” or “organic” were tested this year and found to contain 1,4-dioxane, a petroleum-derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Chemical-Found-in-Raft-of-Organic-Products_11154.html
January 25, 2008
Ciba Specialty Chemicals says it will increase prices across many of its product ranges for home and personal care applications by 5%-15%, effective immediately, or as contracts allow...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ciba-Raises-Prices-for-Home-Personal-Care-Lines_9998.html
January 18, 2008
Kemira says it has changed the name of Tri-K (Northvale, NJ), a $20-million cosmetics and personal care product distributor, to Kemira Specialty. Kemira acquired Tri-K last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Tri-K-Becomes-Kemira-Specialty_9910.html
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