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Ashland to acquire AkzoNobel biofunctional technology

06-Jul-2015 - Fine chemicals player Ashland has announced the acquisition of AkzoNobel’s Zeta Fraction biofunctional technology as part of its ambitions to grow its sustainable, natural-based specialty ingredients business.

Game, Set, and Shiseido sun protection ambassador… Miss Ivanovic

03-Jul-2015 - Right on time for Britain’s summer tennis tournament and as a heatwave takes over Wimbledon, Shiseido announces that former women’s world number one, Ana Ivanovic, will be the ambassador for...

Evonik divests real estate stake to focus solely on specialty chemicals

03-Jul-2015 - Ingredients supplier Evonik announces that it has divested its remaining 10.3% stake in the residential real estate company Vivawest in order to focus solely on the specialty chemicals business, of...

Bernstein Analysis

Will Beiersdorf follow the trend and underperform, or break the cycle?

03-Jul-2015 - In its recent report on the Global Beauty and Personal Care (B&PC) industry, Bernstein Research noticed an interesting occurrence of over- and under- performing at Beiersdorf, and while there is...

Beiersdorf remains focused on sustainability targets having already reached 2020 goals

02-Jul-2015 - Beiersdorf has published its 2014 review of its ‘We Care’ sustainability strategy, announcing that it has already exceeded its 2020 ‘Planet’ targets and will continue to strive forward, aiming to...

Unilever supports new VICE channel focused on what matters most to women

30-Jun-2015 - For the first time, Unilever has entered into a multi-year partnership with youth brand VICE in support of its summer 2015 launch of its female-focused channel, Broadly, with the hope...

Evonik terminates COO Wohlhauser’s contract as Kaufmann steps in

30-Jun-2015 - The Evonik board announces that it has ‘unanimously’ decided to terminate the contract of Patrik Wohlhauser as a member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer.

DSM partners up with 'Ingredients Plus' for Malaysia and Singapore

30-Jun-2015 - DSM has signed a deal with 'Ingredient Plus Group', where it will act as a third-party distributor of its personal care portfolio in Malaysia and Singapore.

Coty share price hits record high amidst P&G acquisition rumor

29-Jun-2015 - The share price in fragrance and luxury cosmetic player Coty hit a record high in trading on the US Stock Exchange last Friday, as rumors over the expected acquisition of...

Estee Lauder names Guillaume Jesel as SVP and Global GM of Tom Ford Beauty

26-Jun-2015 - Estée Lauder announces that it is appointing Guillaume Jesel as Senior Vice President/ Global General Manager, of Tom Ford Beauty, working directly with the man himself to help build the...

Changes afoot for Coty and P&G but will it work, asks Euromonitor

25-Jun-2015 - It is no secret by now that cosmetics firm Coty is set to boost its presence in its core beauty categories via the $12 billion bid it has reportedly won...

Unilever acquires Dermalogica as it targets professional skin care success

25-Jun-2015 - The Unilever skin care march goes on as the Anglo-Dutch giant announces it will acquire leading professional brand Dermalogica, with a view to cracking the skin health market given the...

Was Coty CEO appointment terminated because the job is too big?

24-Jun-2015 - Speculation has been rampant since yesterday’s announcement that newly appointed Coty CEO Elio Leoni Sceti will now no longer take up the position next month.

Cosmetics manufacturers and retailers fined €174m for price fixing in Belgium

24-Jun-2015 - L’Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, and Beiersdorf are among 18 companies who were collectively fined €174 million by the Belgian Competition Authority after being found guilty of fixing the prices...

Evonik and Brenntag team up on hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid collaboration

24-Jun-2015 - Evonik and Brenntag are teaming up to introduce new tailored hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid grades for cosmetics manufacturers, as well as for the drug and medical industries.

AkzoNobel sees South East Asia's value with €30 million Thailand investment

24-Jun-2015 - As South East Asia continues to evolve as a lucrative market for the cosmetics industry, AkzoNobel is investing more than €30 million in a Thailand based facility.

Coty’s newly appointed CEO decides not to take the position

23-Jun-2015 - Having recently announced the appointment of Elio Leoni Sceti as the next Coty CEO, company executives have announced that he has reconsidered and will no longer take up the role.

The Philippines rings in 'world's first' certified coconut oil, thanks to BASF help

23-Jun-2015 - After a three year stint, the German chemicals firm has succeeded in establishing the world's first certified production of dried coconut flesh or 'copra' to oil in the Philippines.

Christian Dior brings cushion compact technology to luxury cosmetics

18-Jun-2015 - Through an expanded partnership with AmorePacific, the French fashion house will be making Dior-branded cushion products. 

Unilever shakes up marketing approach with Google partnership

18-Jun-2015 - Hindustan Unilever is shaking up its marketing approach by teaming up content creators like Facebook and Google in an effort to move away from traditional product placement.  

Unilever says ‘real change is yet to come’ as it embarks on another zero waste campaign

17-Jun-2015 - Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever has brought together over 100 representatives from academia, NGOs and sector companies including GSK, Mars, and Sainsbury's, as it looks to create a movement for change on...

Solvay to begin production at Europe and Asia facilities

16-Jun-2015 - Solvay announces that it has started production at its two new large-scale and ‘on-pipe’ alkoxylation facilities in Moerdijk in the Netherlands, and in Singapore. 

Cosmetics Compact

Cosmetics Compact: L’Oreal, P&G, Boots news, while Beiersdorf and Unilever do ad battle

12-Jun-2015 - The Cosmetics Compact is your compact source of the latest new headlines from the last few weeks, taking a glance at what has been happening in the cosmetics industry.

Shiseido Europe under new direction as Louis Desazars becomes President and CEO

11-Jun-2015 - Shiseido announces that Louis Desazars will become President and CEO of its Europe, Africa and Middle East Region, as well as of designer fragrance business Beauté Prestige International (BPI), from...

Emerald looks to enhance Europe offering with Innospec Widnes deal

11-Jun-2015 - US speciality chemicals firm Emerald Kalama Chemical is looking to improve and enhance its offering in Europe having reached a definitive agreement to acquire Innospec Widnes Limited.

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