First quarter sales at the German speciality chemicals company
remained steady and earnings before interest and taxes rose 10 per
cent on the prior year, giving chairman Professor Felcht cause for
an optimistic outlook for 2003.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2003, German pharmaceutical group
Henkel increased sales, adjusted for foreign exchange effects by
2.8 per cent, over the prior-year period to €2.3 billion. Before
adjustment, sales were 3.1 per cent...
Canadian company CCL Container has launched a new take on its
popular Trimline aluminum container. The first client to use the
new design is Zotos International for its new Hold It! Maximum
Hold Whipped Mousse.
US giant International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), the world's
leading creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, and
Anderson French Salons, this week announced the opening of Anderson
French at IFF.
Procter & Gamble and Pharmavite yesterday announced that
P&G has licensed use of the Olay trademark to Pharmavite to
manufacture and market Olay Vitamins, a vitamin line designed to
address women's health and beauty needs.
Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble has licensed use of
the Olay trademark to US pharmaceutical company Pharmavite to
manufacture and market Olay Vitamins, a vitamin line designed
exclusively for women.
Demand for cosmeceutical products in the US is expected to increase
8.5 per cent per year to $5.1 billion in 2007, propelled by a
stream of new and advanced age-defying product introductions,
suggests a new report.
German pharmaceutical group Henkel has acquired a stake of 6.86 per cent in the
share capital of Wella. Through a subsidiary, the group obtained
4.99 per cent of the common shares and 10.38 per cent of the
preferred non voting shares.
The latest topical anti-aging advancements come from a new
understanding of the importance of peptides, writes Procter &
Gamble. According to the company, the introduction of its Olay
Regenerist with Olay-exclusive Amino-Peptide...
CP Kelco, a global leader in hydrocolloids, has added Keltrol CG
xanthan gum range, designed specifically for personal care
applications and beta pectin for use in lotions, to its product
range at the European cosmetic exhibition...
The recent unveiling of Sara Lee's instant foam Delial suncare
products - to be sold throughout Europe - is further proof that
easy-to-use one-touch foamers from Airspray International have made
rapid inroads into another consumer...
Roche Vitamins is to start production of pure epigallocatechin
gallate (EGCG), the active compound in green tea, at a new
production plant in Shanghai. Annual output is expected to be more
than 40 tons.
Leading packaging firm Rexam Closures & Containers has
announced the FGC for personal care and beauty applications. The FG
extension is targeted for personal care products impacted by the
new CPSC Hydrocarbon regulation.
Symrise - the new fragrance and flavour synergy. Just four months
after the European Commission gave equity group EQT the all clear
to buy two leading German-based fragrance and flavour producers -
Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco...
Jim Bigham has been appointed director of sales and marketing,
Closures at US cosmetic packaging company Risdon-AMS. In a
statement this week, the company said Bigham will be responsible
for directing sales and marketing efforts for...
Mothers who supplement their diet with fatty acids rich in
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during pregnancy and lactation may be
doing their children a favour in later years, say researchers in
this month's Pediatrics journal.
The research laboratory Bio-Technical Resources today announced it
is commercialising its technology to produce glucosamine by
microbial fermentation, with product availability in the first
quarter of 2003.
Most melatonin supplements in a recent review met their label
claims and were free of lead contamination, according to testing
organisation ConsumerLab.com. The organisation found that 16 of 18
melatonin dietary supplements tested...
UK beauty and cosmetics company The Body Shop this week welcomed
the news that Europe will finally ban cosmetics animal testing but
was disappointed that the EU Conciliation Committee had not
resolved the issue of a total ban on the...
Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement
to sell its Elizabeth Arden business, brands and certain assets to
FFI Fragrances based in Miami Lakes, Florida, USA, for a
consideration of approximately $225 million...
Risdon-AMS announced this week that it is to manufacture the CRAVE
CALVIN KLEIN spray package for Calvin Klein Cosmetics, a division
of Unilever Cosmetics International. Risdon-AMS developed the
complete package and supplied all components...
One of the new market segments to embrace instant-foam dispensing
technology from packaging company Airspray is the growing baby care
field. From Playtex Baby Magic comes two new products,Foaming
Hair and Body Wash, and Foaming Shampoo.
The European Parliament has voted to impose a sales ban on all new
cosmetic products that have been tested on animals.
The 626-member European Union assembly, meeting in Strasbourg,
France, voted in favour of some 30 amendments that...