Health Canada has confirmed that the labelling of all ingredients
on cosmetics products will become compulsory in the course of the
next two years, bringing the country in line with the United States
and Europe. Simon Pitman reports.
Kimberly-Clark is extending its Huggies brand in the US with the
launch of a complete line of bath and body products. The move aims
to capitalise on the value of the Huggies brand in an effort to
extend its reach into the under-penetrated...
Industry bodies have hit back at claims by a US study team that a
chemical commonly used as a preservative in a variety of cosmetic
products may damage unborn foetuses, saying that doses are far too
small to have such an effect.
Toothpaste maker Colgate-Palmolive says it is axing more than 4,000
of its global work force and closing a third of its 78 factories in
a restructuring plan that aims to save the company up to $300
million a year. Simon Pitman reports.
Eastman Chemical is expanding its cosmetic packaging with two new
polymer bottle lines, one that brings a range of colours, another
that brings increasing flexibility for bottle design. The expansion
is in answer to increasing demands...
The UK is likely to be the first market in Europe to be hit by the
US fad for oral convenience whitening products. Researchers say
that as British consumers consistently follow American consumer
patterns, the big cosmetic companies...
Encynova, a provider of precision pumps, announces the new 2-1
Development Unit, which is said to provide increased process
development versatility for a variety of chemical-based liquid
metering applications. Simon Pitman reports.
In the US, BMK, a general merchandise distributor, has purchased
Baltimore-based Rita Ann Distributors, one of the nation's largest
cosmetics distributors, from AmerisourceBergen Corporation,
extending its presence in that sector.
Japanese company Showa Denko K.K. has developed a new type of
stabilised vitamin C, which is claimed to be the first effective
wrinkle treatment of its kind. The company will start selling the
product in January 2005 as an additive...
Many US cosmetic companies are gearing up for new legislation being
introduced on 9 December that states all antiperspirants containing
aluminium or aluminium compounds must clearly label the ingredients
on the packaging. Simon Pitman...
Firmenich, the privately-owned Swiss flavours and fragrance group,
has reported a 4.1 per cent growth in its annual sales, driven by
the particularly strong performance of its fragrance division in
the Latin American and Asia Pacific...