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Helping business get 'future ready'

Major new trends driving the Asia Pacific personal care market are set to be unveiled at in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok from 8 to 10 November.

Middle East distribution partnership

Innospec has appointed Manuchar as their distribution partners in the Middle East.

RSPO activities re-start

A statement has recently been released by IOI Oleo concerning the lifting of a suspension on RSPO activities at two plantations belonging to the company.
First in-cosmetics North America hailed a success

First in-cosmetics North America hailed a success

With a total visitor attendance of more than 2,000, this month’s event at Pier 36 welcomed senior scientists and R&D representatives from across North America, including 23 of the top 25 US manufacturers.
Free e-seminar: What’s behind the Mask? – Trends and formulations

Free e-seminar: What’s behind the Mask? – Trends and formulations

Back in force in women’s baskets, the mask benefits from both the facial sheet mask trend coming from Korea and the spa/pampering popularisation.
Futuristic texture transformations

Futuristic texture transformations

Metamorphosis from Clariant highlights the synergistic effect between nature and technology through texture transformations within the same product. For example, an oil that becomes a lotion during application.
Network concept to aid development

Network concept to aid development

The Dow Chemical Company announced the launch of LabSense, a collaboration model featuring a network of personal care experts, capabilities and technologies that accelerate innovation for brand owners around the world. Unveiled at in-cosmetics Korea, LabSense offers personal care formulators the opportunity to gain access to state-of-the-art finished product concepts designed to address the latest consumer trends.

Collaboration promises innovation

Amyris is embarking on a new collaboration with Givaudan. The two companies have been engaged in the research and development of proprietary fragrance ingredients for several years, and the significantly expanded partnership reinforces the diversity and value of Amyris’s R&D platform and manufacturing capabilities to customers.
Carbon neutral in Africa

Carbon neutral in Africa

The African operations of Earthoil Plantations are now certified carbon neutral. Over three months, the Earthoil team has donated and installed more than 45 stoves in 19 communities across three counties. Its staff has also delivered in excess of 600 hours of training to 46 families.

Sustainable Amazonian ingredients

Symrise Amazon in Brazil is the first manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, fragrances and flavours in Latin America certified by the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT).

Surfactants acquisition announced

Innospec has announced that it will acquire the European Personal Care and Home Care business of Huntsman. Based in Belgium with manufacturing sites in France, Italy and Spain, the business employs approximately 430 people and has sales revenue of around $230 million.
Creative centre unveiled

Creative centre unveiled

Fragrance design and creation company, Eurofragance, has opened its fourth Creative Center in Singapore.

Sales and marketing changes

The international sales and marketing activities of the wax manufacturer KahlWax are being stepped up, with a new team around Martina Heldermann combining technical sales, application technology, and marketing.
New lab facilities aid formulators

New lab facilities aid formulators

Basildon Chemicals, a subsidiary of KCC Corporation, has recently made large investments in new technology and facilities at their Oxfordshire (UK) headquarters. 

Distributor appoints CEO for Asia

Azelis has announced strategic organisational changes, including Asia, and a new appointment to the board of directors.

Tenth birthday celebrations for PCHi

With preparations for the 10th edition of the PCHi trade show now in full swing, show organiser, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions, is firming up an exciting array of activities to keep show attendees engaged from 21 – 23 February 2017 at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center in Guangzhou, China

Formulators to be challenged in NYC

Formulators from some of the best-known brands in the global beauty industry will go head-to-head in the first ever in-cosmetics Formulation Challenge, taking place in the Formulation Lab at in-cosmetics North America on 7 September 2016 in New York City.
New pollution cleansing data released

New pollution cleansing data released

Croda International has unveiled new data on Cithrol 10GTIS that addresses and meets consumer needs for pollution protection. Cithrol 10GTIS now offers high performance removal of particulate matter in addition to its already proven cleansing performance.

Hong Kong distribution for natural emollients and exfoliants

Floratech has appointed PCC Worldwide, Hong Kong, as part of the Floratech Asia distribution team. Founded in 2005 by Mr Francis Kwan and Mr Steve Lee, PCC Worldwide will represent Floratech in Hong Kong SAR as of 1 August 2016.

Health and hygiene go digital

Hygiene categories, traditionally perceived as ‘quiet’ in terms of innovation, will soon see a distinct shift towards systems and products which employ digital tools and unique technologies to better manage personal hygiene, as today’s digitised and connected consumers seek to align this preference across their lifestyles, according to consumer insight firm Canadean.

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Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, Brasil
5 - 6 October 2016

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Esperanto Hotel, Fulda, Germany
12 - 14 October 2016

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19 - 20 October 2016

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Dolphin Resort, Orlando, USA
October 30 - November 2 2016

in-cosmetics Asia 2016

BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
8 - 10 November 2016

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