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TFF profits plummet

TFF profits plummet

Technology Flavours & Fragrances (TFF), has reported a dramatic
slide in net income for 2003. The US company's results were
unfavourably impacted by a reduction in sales and an increase in
operating costs attributable to...

UVA rays as dangerous as UVB?

UVA rays as dangerous as UVB?

University of Sydney researchers have found that UVA rays - which
age the skin but do not burn - can cause DNA damage. The finding
suggests sunscreens must protect against both UVA and UVB rays to
provide proper protection from disease,...

De Witt acquires T-Zone

De Witt acquires T-Zone

De Witt - a British personal care company - has acquired T-Zone, a
tea-tree oil based skincare brand. The agreement is central to De
Witt's ambitious expansion strategy, which has seen the company
increase its turnover by 19...

Anti-aging market thrives

Anti-aging market thrives

The anti-aging product market grew by 13 per cent last year - more
than doubling its previous two-year growth rate - reports the NPD
Group. It comes as no suprise therefore that increasing numbers of
pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies...

Antioxidant sun protection

Antioxidant sun protection

SkinCeuticals has developed a method for measuring the
effectiveness of antioxidant protection against UV exposure. The
new research claims that sun protection factor (SPF) alone does not
provide the optimal protection against UV...

Moisture-free packaging

Moisture-free packaging

Appleton has introduced MoistureBloc for Ream Wrap, a completely
repulpable and 100-percent recyclable ream wrap developed for
environmentally friendly paper-based products. The company claims
that the product offers excellent moisture...

A label industry first

A label industry first

The first-ever encyclopedia for the label industry is to be
launched this year at Labelexpo Americas 2004. The encyclopedia is
the result of almost four years of research by Mike Fairley,
founder and publisher of Labels & Labeling...

LVMH posts positive results

LVMH posts positive results

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) - the world's leading luxury
products group - has achieved a 9 per cent increase in annual
operating income despite the difficult economic environment of
2003. The US company's perfumes...

Moo discovery for skincare

Moo discovery for skincare

An animal treatment used by vets and farmers over 100 years ago,
has been re-engineered to become a personal care product. The balm
- once used to treat chapped udders - has been found to be
beneficial in the treatment of nappy rash...

Kanebo drops talks with Kao

Kanebo drops talks with Kao

Kanebo, the second-largest cosmetics maker in Japan after
industry-leader Shiseido, has decided to abandon plans to sell its
core cosmetic unit to Kao. Instead the company is to ask the
Japenese government to help slash its debt in...

Revlon to reduce debts

Revlon to reduce debts

Revlon has announced it is to eradicate $780 million of debt by the
end of 2004's first quarter. The troubled US company - reporting a
net loss of $153.8 million for 2003 - has signed an agreement to
reduce debt by 50 per cent.