5th SCSS Suppliers Day - Friday 18th July 2014
The Society of Cosmetic Scientists (Singapore) has announced that the annual suppliers day will take place on Friday 18 July 2014

Sales and technical appointments
The personal care business of AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry has announced two key promotions to advance its sales and technical service efforts.

Genetic resource access ruling
On 11 March 2014, the European Parliament overwhelmingly adopted new rules on access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits resulting from their utilisation (also known as ABS) in the European Union.

Labelling is ‘confusing’
Cosmebio has said it ‘deplores’ the confusion surrounding the EU Commission’s proposed measures designed to enhance the protection of consumers against potential fragrance allergens.

Organics summit in New York
The North American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will feature advances in green materials and the potential of digital marketing.

Distributor joins alliance
In February 2014 2M Holdings, a leading chemical distributor and a wholly owned private company, joined Omni-Chem136.

Technical laboratory opened
Surfachem has opened a new technical laboratory within the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre at The University of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK.

Two-day regulation seminar
A two-day seminar in London hosted by the CTPA on 7-8 May at the Royal College of Physicians will focus on practical examples of where difficulties in implementation may lie: covering supply, labelling divergences and responsibilities – including those of the distributor.

New anti-acne ingredient
Sederma introduces Sebuless, a new multifunctional ingredient designed and demonstrated to mattify and equalise the skin tone of oily and acne-prone skin, in just one month.

New senior vice president
DSM Nutritional Products announces a change in management of its Personal Care Business Unit. Ilona Haaijer who built and led the unit over the past four years has accepted another appointment within DSM.

Heat protection for hair
Hairstyling products with an anti-ageing effect are very much in demand. After years of work in this field, a team of researchers at Bayer MaterialScience has now made a breakthrough in hair care with the waterborne polyurethane dispersion Baycusan C 1008.

Custom masks
Skin care masks allow consumers to focus on specific needs of the epidermis. They are part of a woman’s beauty ritual. Efficient and pleasant to use, their activity targets each kind of skin.

Multinational director promotion
Independent European distributor Cornelius Group plc remains committed to its strategy of growing both domestically and internationally, leveraging its core supply chain competencies and knowledge of the cosmetics and personal care, food, and industrial markets.

Texture Transformations
Finding ingredients that provide unique textures and texture transitions are becoming more and more important to formulators worldwide. This desire for texture innovation is being driven by marketers who are constantly seeking to find differentiation for not only their product but their overall brand as well.

Expanded premises
AMA Laboratories is now staffing 51 professionals and has expanded to occupy 60,000 square feet of modern laboratory and office space located 30 minutes north of New York City.

Cairns to host Asian conference
The Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists has announced it will be hosting the 12th Biannual Conference of the Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists.

Malaysian farmers get RSPO certification
The Beluran Smallholder Palm Oil Cluster (SPOC) is the first independent group of farmers to become certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Malaysia.

A touch of France
French company Naturex has unveiled a new collection of ingredients that tap into France’s heritage in agriculture and the cosmetics industry. The idea behind the ‘French Touch’ collection is to provide ingredients that are grown, harvested and processed in France.

New challenges demand change of leadership
The Supervisory Board of Lanxess AG has announced by mutual agreement, the appointment of Axel C. Heitmann as member and chairman of the Board of Management of Lanxess AG, effective the end of 28 February 2014.

Global perfumery congress
Renowned as the global meeting place for fragrance industry professionals, the World Perfumery Congress returns to the ancestral home of modern perfumery – France – from 10-12 June 2014.