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June 5, 2014
BASF announced today that it is implementing a series of measures within its home-care and industrial and institutional cleaning and formulation technologies businesses to strengthen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/BASF-restructures-care-chemicals-cuts-jobs_61582.html
May 15, 2014
Suppliers of chemicals to the personal-care and cosmetics industries were mostly upbeat at this year’s Suppliers’ Day show, held earlier this week at Edison, NJ. Most...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Suppliers-Day-2014-Mood-mostly-upbeat-for-personal-care-industry_61087.html
May 7, 2014
Innospec has reported first-quarter net income down 6% year-on-year (YOY), to $16.9 million, on sales up 11%, to $220.7 million. Adjusted earnings, excluding some foreign currency and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Innospec-earnings-fall-despite-rising-sales_60864.html
May 6, 2014
FMC today reported first-quarter net income down by about half year-on-year (YOY), to $65.6 million, or 49 cts/share, on revenues up 3%, to $942 million. Earnings excluded some charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/FMC-earnings-fall-as-ag-results-hit-by-bad-weather_60841.html
April 30, 2014
Ashland today reported a net loss from continuing operations of $61 million, or 78 cts/share, compared with a net gain of $48 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales that were flat...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-swings-to-loss-on-restructuring-charges-adjusted-earnings-flat-YOY_60712.html
April 24, 2014
Ashland chairman and CEO James O’Brien will retire at the end of this year, the company says. O’Brien became CEO at Ashland in 2002 and oversaw two major acquisitions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-CEO-to-retire_60461.html
April 9, 2014
In the fourth quarter, Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) will open a site for R&D and the manufacturing of sustainable ingredients from the Amazon region, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Symrise-opens-R-and-D-facility-in-Brazils-Amazon-region_60206.html
March 14, 2014
Bills have been introduced in the US House and Senate designed to clear the backlog of US FDA approval for sunscreen ingredients and implement a streamlined process for ingredient...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Congress-introduces-bill-to-speed-sunscreen-ingredient-approval_59599.html
March 4, 2014
Essential Ingredients (Lawrenceville, GA), a sales and marketer of personal care, household, and industrial (HI&I) products, says it has been chosen by SE Tylose USA (Itasca, IL)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Cellulose-ether-firm-selects-Essential-Ingredients-for-marketing_59271.html
February 21, 2014
Shiseido (Tokyo), a leading cosmetics player, has agreed to sell its Carita International (Paris) and Decléor Group (Paris) activities to fellow beauty giant L'Oréal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Shiseido-sells-two-cosmetics-businesses-to-LOreal_59018.html
February 3, 2014
Koda Distribution Group (KDG) announced today that it has acquired The DeWolf Companies (Warwick, RI), which consist of DeWolf Chemical, Glenn Corp. and Tempo Canada ULC. DeWolf...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Koda-Distribution-Group-acquires-personal-care-distributor-creates-care-business-line_58526.html
January 24, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has hired Robert (Bob) Kumpf as chief technology officer. Kumpf will focus on expanding Elevance's production and applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Elevance-hires-Kumpf-as-chief-technology-officer_58293.html
December 4, 2013
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI; Washington, DC) announced today that it has elected new members for its board. New directors include Dale Steichen, v.p. of surface chemistry and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/American-Cleaning-Institute-names-new-board-members_57076.html
December 2, 2013
Pure Bioscience (El Cajon, CA), an antimicrobial producer, has announced it has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Brenntag—providing the rights to distribute...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Pure-Bioscience-signs-distribution-agreement-with-Brenntag_57027.html
November 22, 2013
Solvay has agreed to acquire the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química (Itatiba, Brazil), Solvay announced today. Solvay says the acquisition more than double...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Solvay-to-acquire-ERCA-Quimica-specialty-chemical-assets-in-Brazil_56915.html
November 21, 2013
Oxiteno, a subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), has received approval from Brazil's antitrust authority CADE (Brasilia) to acquire American Chemical (Montevideo), CADE...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Oxitenos-acquisition-of-American-Chemicals-approved-by-Brazils-antitrust-authority_56854.html
November 5, 2013
Ashland today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations of $404 million, or $5.13/share, compared with a $272-million net loss in the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-beats-estimates-despite-lower-sales-confirms-water-treatment-sale_56453.html
October 23, 2013
Brenntag (Mülheim, Germany) has inaugurated a new facility at Granollers, Spain, dedicated to the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. The facility offers specialized...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Brenntag-opens-life-sciences-facility-in-Spain_56111.html
October 17, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has developed a more efficient process for the enzymatic synthesis of the amino acids D-serine, L-serine, and DL-serine. The company says it has expanded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Evonik-develops-new-enzymatic-process-for-serine_55997.html
October 1, 2013
Altana has completed the $635-million acquisition of Rockwood’s rheology additives business, the company says. The deal, which was announced in July, adds 350 employees and four...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Altana-completes-Rockwood-rheology-acquisition_55539.html
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