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Paper and packaging company WestRock acquires Hanapak

Paper and packaging company WestRock acquires Hanapak

By Deanna Utroske

Both companies serve the cosmetics and personal care industries (among others). But this deal advances WestRock’s business in Australia, where Hanapak is well established in the consumer packaging market.

Dr. Straetmans GmbH acquired by Evonik

Dr. Straetmans GmbH acquired by Evonik

By Lucy Whitehouse

Evonik has acquired Hamburg-based cosmetics ingredients manufacturer Dr Straetmans GmbH for reportedly just under 100 million euros ($107 million).

Could Unilever’s personal care unit dominate alone?

Could Unilever’s personal care unit dominate alone?

By Lucy Whitehouse

Following the bid for a Unilever takeover by Kraft Heinz last month, Unilever is undergoing a comprehensive internal review. We take a look at the case for splitting up its business units, and whether personal care could dominate alone.

Skinny & Co director gives the low-down on the coconut oil craze

Skinny & Co director gives the low-down on the coconut oil craze

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design caught up with Monique Wallace, director of sales and partnerships at Skinny & Co, to find out all about the big trend for coconut oil. In this video interview Wallace talks about why consumers are buying it, how the company sources...

Art & Fragrance to be renamed Lalique Group

Art & Fragrance to be renamed Lalique Group

By Simon Pitman

During last month’s Annual General Meeting board members of niche luxury goods player Art & Fragrance agreed to rename the company Lalique Group and divide off its fragrance and cosmetics business.

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