Specialty chemical companies are already catering to the needs and expectations of independent personal care and cosmetics brands. And major manufacturers and retailers are running programs and competitions to support indie innovation. Now, Symrise has...
Angus Chemicals is making moves to increase its footprint in the important Brazil market by focusing on raising its branding profile. We spoke to one of the company's technical experts, Ruth Koriyama, to fine out more about this strategy and the...
The two US chemical corporations jointly filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission this month, outlining plans for leadership, work streams, synergies, and finance.
The consolidation of these US chemical corporations will be a game changer for the personal care and cosmetics industries and have staggering economic implications on a regional, national, and global scale.
The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) and the University of Graz have teamed up to develop a combination of database and search engine that can filter enzyme functions out of the thousands of protein structures used in the chemical, cosmetic...
According to the American Chemical Society, growing demand for ‘enhanced cosmetics’ that combine cosmetic and active ingredients is further pushing research in the direction of microcapsules and other delivery technology areas in order to keep up.
The US Environmental Protection Agency received $1.2 million in private sector research funding from global cosmetic company L’Oreal in a bid to determine if EPA’s chemical toxicity forecaster (ToxCast) can be used in systemic toxicity tests and replace...
As green chemistry responds and evolves to the wide array of challenges, it creates a market opportunity that will grow at a fantastic rate, according to research carried out by a market research and consulting firm.
Cognis claims to have steered a steady course through last year’s economic upheaval. But despite a return to profitability, the downturn took its toll on sales of its care, nutrition and health ingredients.
Leading chemicals company BASF is one of the first manufacturers to
pledge its support for the new EU REACH legislation that came into
force today, and is offering a consultancy service regarding the
implementation of the law.
A conference headed by the US Department of Commerce (DOC) is to be
held in Philadelphia early next month, aimed at steering cosmetic
and toiletry manufacturers through the complexities of the new EU
The effects of hurricane Katrina are continuing to affect the
speciality chemicals industry worldwide as major players announce a
succession of price hikes that will affect costs of both packaging
materials and personal care ingredients.
Noveon has appointed Lipscomb Chemical Company as the distributor
for a number of its leading derivative ingredients in the US
market. The move forms part of Noveon's aim to broaden its
portfolio for the personal care category.
Although Europe is a world leader in chemical production, holding
28 per cent of the world market, its proportion of global trade has
dropped by 4 per cent over the past decade. The time has come to
take action, according to two industry...