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December 9, 2009
Air Products has signed and agrement with The E.T. Horn Company, a specialties distributor and marketer, under which the latter will distribute the former's Intelimer line of polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Air-Products-Chooses-Personal-Care-Distributor_23389.html
November 4, 2009
Arizona Chemical, a maker of pine-based chemicals, says a proposed bill meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging companies to burn renewable biomass fuels could, as written, deprive the pine chemicals industry of an important raw material source....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Biomass-Legislation-Could-Hurt-Pine-Chemicals-Industry_22503.html
September 17, 2009
Clariant says it has today opened a 22,000-m.t./year surfactants production facility at Zhenjiang, China, in order to meet China’s growing demand for surfactants from various...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Clariant-Opens-Surfactants-Production-Facility-in-China_21422.html
July 3, 2009
SNPE (Paris) says it has put Isochem, its fine chemicals business, up for sale. SNPE says it expects to have completed the sale of the business within six-to-eight months. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/SNPE-Seeks-Buyer-for-its-Fine-Chemicals-Business_19979.html
June 26, 2009
A small field located more than 1,500 meters above sea-level at the foot of a Swiss mountain is an unlikely place for a chemical company to source raw materials. Yet this field, near...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/DSM-Picks-Alpine-Flowers-to-Take-Cosmetic-Ingredients-to-New-Heights_19795.html
June 23, 2009
A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) has found that the amount of "fossil carbon," or petroleum waste derived from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Study-Carbon-Emissions-from-Chemicals-More-Common-Than-Previously-Thought_19707.html
May 8, 2009
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D., NY) has introduced legislation that would require FDA to investigate and regulate the chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products marketed to and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Gillibrand-Bill-to-Regulate-Cosmetics-Ingredients_18791.html
May 8, 2009
Specialty chemical suppliers to the worldwide personal care market say they are making modest capacity expansions to take advantage of growth in certain segments of the business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Personal-Care-Suppliers-Invest-In-Small-Expansions_18818.html
April 29, 2009
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has granted final approval of Chemtura’s $400 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) credit facility, allowing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Chemtura-Gains-Court-Approval-for-Credit-Access_18579.html
April 24, 2009
NaturalNano (Rochester, NY), a nanomaterial-based polymer additives producer, says it has signed a three-year, exclusive agreement to supply halloysite natural tubes (HNT) to cosmetics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/NaturalNano-Wins-Cosmetics-Supply-Deal_18486.html
April 22, 2009
Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, an Ashland subsidiary that produces cellulose ethers and refined wood rosin, has opened a technical center in Nanjing, China. The facility is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-Unit-Opens-Technical-Center-in-China_18410.html
April 21, 2009
Stepan reported first quarter income today of $15.2 million, or $1.43/share, up from $8.7 million, or 85 cts/share, in the same period last year. Profit grew by six percent, or $2.8...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Stepan-Income-Profit-Up_18369.html
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
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