Eastman Specialty Plastics (ESP) has introduced Glass Polymer, a
value-based alternative to glass. The material - that looks and
feels like glass - is claimed to provide manufacturers with a
durable and shatter-resistant alternative...
Degussa - a German supplier of raw materials and active ingredients
- is to develop the cosmetic potential of its biotech processes.
The company's new ProFerm production project is to use fermentation
to create skin-identical...
International Specialty Products (ISP), a supplier of specialty
ingredients for cosmetics, has launched a new anti-inflammatory
ingredient in Europe. Vital ET is a bio-functional form of
vitamin E developed for use in the formulation...
US cosmetics and fragrance manufacturer Elizabeth Arden has
reported a loss of net income despite an increase in net sales for
fiscal 2004. Debt extinguishment and restructuring charges had a
negative impact on an otherwise profitable...
SkinMedica - a specialty pharmaceutical company - is to receive
financing to further expand its cosmeceutical pipeline. The company
has entered a deal with existing, and new investors to sell $25.8
million of its Series D preferred...
Laboratoires Sérobiologiques, a division of the Cognis group, has
biotransformed peptides from hibiscus seeds to develop a natural
alternative to botulinum toxin injections. Myoxinol LS 9763,
launched today at Personal Care Ingredients...
A rise in global demand for titanium dioxide - a natural sourced
pigment used in cosmetics and suncream - has led Millennium
Chemicals to introduce a price increase for its Tiona titanium
dioxide (TiO2) products sold in Asia, Africa,...
The first-ever encyclopedia for the label industry is to be
launched this year at Labelexpo Americas 2004. The encyclopedia is
the result of almost four years of research by Mike Fairley,
founder and publisher of Labels & Labeling...
OT Over Time - a new company founded by former Procter & Gamble
employees - thinks it has found a niche market in the highly
competitive personal care sector. The US company is to target
'tween' boys between 9 and 16...
UK chemical stalwart Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) will spin
off the food ingredients arm of its struggling flavour and
fragrance business Quest to Irish ingredients group Kerry. The move
is part of Quest's attempt to refocus...
Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) - the world's leading luxury
products group - has achieved a 9 per cent increase in annual
operating income despite the difficult economic environment of
2003. The US company's perfumes...
L'Oréal may be seeking to acquire Alberto-Culver to ward off
competition in the US hair-care market. With the acquisitions of
Clairol in 2001 and Wella last year, Procter & Gamble has made
it clear that it is trying to usurp...
Arch Personal Care Products - a division of Arch Chemicals - has
been working closely with GeneLink, a manufacturer of DNA
collection kits, to formulate 'genetically-guided' skin care
formulations. The company claims that...
Airspray has signed a packaging agreement with Procter & Gamble
to produce F2 instant-foam dispensers for P&G's latest Pantene
Pro-V product launch. European-based Airspray already supplies
dispensers to Wella, L'Oréal...