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Climate knocks 1Q for Henkel

Climate knocks 1Q for Henkel

In the first quarter of fiscal 2003, German pharmaceutical group
Henkel increased sales, adjusted for foreign exchange effects by
2.8 per cent, over the prior-year period to €2.3 billion. Before
adjustment, sales were 3.1 per cent...

Enhancing beauty from within

Enhancing beauty from within

Procter & Gamble and Pharmavite yesterday announced that
P&G has licensed use of the Olay trademark to Pharmavite to
manufacture and market Olay Vitamins, a vitamin line designed to
address women's health and beauty needs.

Henkel buys stake in Wella

Henkel buys stake in Wella

German pharmaceutical group Henkel has acquired a stake of 6.86 per cent in the
share capital of Wella. Through a subsidiary, the group obtained
4.99 per cent of the common shares and 10.38 per cent of the
preferred non voting shares.

Peptides beat the age factor

Peptides beat the age factor

The latest topical anti-aging advancements come from a new
understanding of the importance of peptides, writes Procter &
Gamble. According to the company, the introduction of its Olay
Regenerist with Olay-exclusive Amino-Peptide...

CP Kelco extends range

CP Kelco extends range

CP Kelco, a global leader in hydrocolloids, has added Keltrol CG
xanthan gum range, designed specifically for personal care
applications and beta pectin for use in lotions, to its product
range at the European cosmetic exhibition...

Fragrance merger takes form

Fragrance merger takes form

Symrise - the new fragrance and flavour synergy. Just four months
after the European Commission gave equity group EQT the all clear
to buy two leading German-based fragrance and flavour producers -
Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco...

New source for glucosamine

New source for glucosamine

The research laboratory Bio-Technical Resources today announced it
is commercialising its technology to produce glucosamine by
microbial fermentation, with product availability in the first
quarter of 2003.

Thumbs up for melatonin

Thumbs up for melatonin

Most melatonin supplements in a recent review met their label
claims and were free of lead contamination, according to testing
organisation ConsumerLab.com. The organisation found that 16 of 18
melatonin dietary supplements tested...

Unilever sells Elizabeth Arden

Unilever sells Elizabeth Arden

Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement
to sell its Elizabeth Arden business, brands and certain assets to
FFI Fragrances based in Miami Lakes, Florida, USA, for a
consideration of approximately $225 million...