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January 25, 2008Ciba 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...
January 18, 2008Kemira 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...
November 30, 2007U.S. and Western European consumer demand for personal care products based on natural ingredients is posting double-digit growth and is expected to reach about $7 billion by 2012, says...
November 9, 2007Clorox says it will acquire Burt’s Bees (Durham, NC), a manufacturer of natural personal care products, for $925 million in cash. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and...
October 3, 2007The FDA says Procter & Gamble (P&G) violated the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by claiming its triclosan-based hand sanitizer, sold under the name Early Defense, can...
August 9, 2007There has been some M&A activity among suppliers to the personal care industry, but not as much as there has been among their customers lately, says Gillian Morris, analyst at...
August 7, 2007DSM has agreed to acquire Pentapharm Holding (Basel) for an undisclosed amount. Privately owned Pentapharm is a leading producer of active ingredients and system solutions for the...
July 30, 2007Kuraray (Osaka) says it will sell its Kuraray Family Products business that markets consumer goods, including health foods and cosmetics, to third-party health foods company...
July 30, 2007Certain chemicals found in personal care products have recently come under fire by several groups. More than two dozen shampoos, bubble baths, and body washes were tested by the...
July 26, 2007the $3.6-billion global market for finished sun care products is expected to grow 6%/year to $4.8 billion by 2011, according to Kline & Co.’s (Little Falls, NJ) 2006...
July 25, 2007Degussa says it will invest $6.6 million to expand its care and surface specialties offerings at Janesville, WI. The investment includes a new 18 million lbs/year emollient esters...
July 25, 2007Dow Chemical says it will raise prices by $0.08/lb worldwide for select cationic reagents, effective February 15 or as contracts allow. The company cites strong global demand...
July 24, 2007Lenzing says it has acquired the assets of plastics producer Pedex + Co through its subsidiary Lenzing Plastics. Pedex produces specialty filaments for applications in cosmetics and...
June 28, 2007Flavors and fragrances firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it will partner with Cutech (Padua, Italy), a biotech firm that researches dysfunctions of skin and hair, to develop...
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