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Sun Chemical is buying BASF pigment business

By Deanna Utroske

In late August, the DIC Corporation (of which Sun Chemical is a subsidiary) announced having entered a definitive agreement with BASF to acquire the company's Colors & Effects global pigments business. BASF Colors & Effects serves several...

Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?  a Cosmetics Design interview with Brandon Ford, Chief Accelerator Director at Lubrizol

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Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?

By Deanna Utroske

The global cosmetics and personal care ingredient supplier hired a chief accelerator director in 2017, invested in One Ocean Beauty in 2018, and this week the company is exhibiting at Uplink Live in New York City. At this year’s BeautyX Capital Summit,...

The future of hair care is texture. Is your business ready? a Cosmetics Design interview with Romina Brown, President of Strategic Solutions Intern...

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The future of hair care is texture. Is your business ready?

By Deanna Utroske

Consumer demographics are shifting here in the US and globally. And before long, formulators, manufacturers, brands, and retailers will focus more on the characteristics and curl pattern of hair than on any given consumer’s ethnicity. Cosmetics Design...

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BeautyX Capital Summit opens Monday in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

The once-a-year knowledge sharing summit is all about capital raising, funding strategies, and the financial realities of launching and running an independent beauty brand. And the 2019 edition of BeautyX Capital promises to be a must-attend event for...

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Personal care manufacturer KDC/ONE makes second acquisition this month

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company announced this week that it has reached a deal to acquire Swallowfield’s beauty manufacturing business. The news comes just 2 weeks after KDC/ONE acquired Alkos and again furthers the company’s presence and capabilities in Europe.

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KDC/ONE acquires French beauty manufacturer Alkos

By Deanna Utroske

Recently, Canadian cosmetics and personal care manufacturer KDC/ONE has been growing steadily, opening new laboratory facilities in 2018 and again early this year, and acquiring several businesses to strategically bolster the company’s capabilities in...

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Lori Singer joins Perfumania as president of Parlux Fragrances division

By Deanna Utroske

Friday, when the company announced the news, also marked the accomplished fragrance and beauty executive’s first day in her new role—a role where she’s expected not only to grow the current Parlux Fragrances global business but also to generate new licensing...

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