It has been announced that 100% of the Induchem SA shares and its subsidiaries have been acquired by Givaudan. Induchem will become a part of the Active Cosmetic Ingredients (ACI) business within Givaudan’s Fragrance Division.
Formulating for China: Actives & claim substantiation: Free e-seminar for Asia/Pacific time area
The spending power of the Chinese consumer extends far beyond China’s borders, and for cosmetic companies successfully catering to the unique needs of this demographic, China is proving to be an indispensable growth powerhouse.
Global commercial team appointments
Vantage Personal Care has announced the addition of two new employees to their team. Sven Kirsch has been appointed as the account manager for Northern Europe and Michael Anthonavage has been appointed as the technical marketing director-Actives for the personal care group.
Jakarta roadshow this month
Taking place next week, the in-cosmetics Jakarta Roadshow will be an excellent opportunity to learn more and make the most of the opportunities the cosmetics industry has to offer in this fascinating and diverse country.
Encapsulated pigments range extended
DKSH and Tagra unveiled Tagra’s CameleonCaps, a new range of encapsulated pigments, with a launch at in-cosmetics 2015.
Dow Home, Institutional and Personal Care Solutions revealed its Ethocel oil thickeners and film-formers during in-cosmetics 2015. Dow is launching this latest innovation, using the theme Adding Value to Life, to demonstrate how it uses scientific breakthroughs to help enhance the wellbeing and enjoyment of people all over the world.
Hives protect biodiversity
Gattefossé has welcomed three beehives, each containing 50,000 bees raised in Pérouges (Ain), which have been installed on the Saint-Priest site.
New production facility opened in the Amazon
Symrise has opened its new production plant Symrise Amazon Ecoparque in Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region. The strategic investment is to facilitate the development of products for global beauty care. It also integrates sustainability aspects along the entire value chain – from sourcing and production to contributing to the social and economic development of the region.
Summit Events, a B2B networking events organiser, announced that its next Sun Protection & Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference Asia, originally scheduled for 8/9 July 2015 in Singapore, will be postponed to July next year.
Shielding skin from harmful HEV light
FloraGLO Lutein Topical, from Kemin, has displayed its effectiveness in shielding skin against High Energy Visible (HEV) light. People are exposed to HEV light through both natural light and predominantly man-made light, being used to illuminate the screens of electronic devices such as computers, televisions, and mobile phones.
Ageing signs tackled
Skin ageing which is due to intrinsic ageing as well as environmental factors causes a gradual decline in skin functions: modification of the skin’s structure, loss of skin elasticity, appearance of lines and wrinkles, etc.
New product grades and formulations highlighted
Baycusan brand polyurethane dispersions from Bayer MaterialScience enable numerous new applications and have become established as multifunctional raw materials for the beauty industry. Bayer highlighted new product grades and formulations of Baycusan C raw materials at the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Suppliers’ Day 2015.
Natural sales increase in Asia
Rising consumer awareness of natural and organic products is fuelling product sales across the region, according to a new study by Organic Monitor.
The 2015 IFSCC Conference, to be held at the Conference Center Zurich from 21-23 September, will have a series of high-level keynote speeches reflecting the theme ‘More Facts.
Lipotec has been recently honoured with the Lester Conrad Best Paper Award given by the Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists (ASCS) during the 12th Biannual Conference held in Cairns, Australia on 28-30 April.
Global skin meeting
Supported by Greentech, the association for the promotion of studies and research on skin physiology will become a Foundation.
New consumer care centre opened
Clariant has announced the opening of the Consumer Care Competence Center under its Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) to be located in Singapore at The Synergy, 1 International Business Park.
Algatech has announced it has signed a supply and long-term collaboration agreement with Fujifilm in Japan, for its AstaPure natural astaxanthin ingredients.
Enhanced website design
Mibelle Biochemistry has just completed the relaunch and redesign of its website.
New CEO announced
Vantage Specialty Chemicals has announced the appointment of Richard McEvoy as the new chief executive officer of Vantage Specialty Chemicals. In his new role, he will oversee all units of Vantage, including Personal Care, Performance Materials, and Oleo Chemicals.