IN-COSMETICS NORTH AMERICA: gearing up for for NYC event

Consumer behaviour in the US is changing. Tired of tightening the purse strings, people are spending more on smaller luxuries – such as beauty and personal care products – with a clear shift from mass to premium beauty purchases.


Ahead of in-cosmetics North America, Personal Care magazine spoke to Neil Kilcullen of Itaconix.
New head of skin care technology

New head of skin care technology

Daan Thorn Leeson has joined Lonza Consumer Care as Global Head of Skin Care Technology for its Personal Care businesses.
Expansion in China

Expansion in China

Inolex has increased its lab capabilities and personnel in Guangzhou, China. The location is developing as a Center of Excellence and is a key market for Inolex’s growth particularly in alternative preservation solutions and natural, innovative ingredients for the beauty and personal care industry.
New application lab in Shanghai

New application lab in Shanghai

Merck has opened its new application laboratory for the Performance Materials business sector in Shanghai, China. The expanded Technology Application Network China (TANC) at the Jinqiao site in Shanghai’s Pudong district is the first application laboratory in China that Merck has launched to deliver customised services for its products.

Specialty chemical acquisition

Azelis has agreed to fully acquire Chemcolour, a leading provider of speciality chemicals and food ingredients in Australia and New Zealand. The company employs a team of 90 people, who will all transfer to Azelis.

Next generation bond cure technology

Granrepair Powerbond from Grant Industries is an innovative next generation bond technology that protects, strengthens, and repairs damaged hair from harmful effects. Results have shown to last several hair washing and drying cycles, outperforming the competition in comparative salon tests.

Beauty, convergence and creativity

The 24th Conference of the IFSCC will take place in Seoul, Korea from 23-25 October 2017. The Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Korea (SCSK) and the International Federation of Science of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) will host the IFSCC Conference for the second time in Korea since the IFSCC 2003 in Seoul.

New innovation centre in Vietnam

DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials has expanded its infrastructure with the opening of a modern and fully-equipped innovation centre in Ho Chi Minh City.

Partners confirmed for show

Two leading US cosmetic trade associations have been confirmed as partners for this year’s incosmetics North America exhibition. The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) and The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) are backing the region’s newest cosmetic ingredients event, highlighting its
Success in new location

Success in new location

The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists’s (NYSCC) 38th Annual Suppliers’ Day had a successful debut at its new location, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on May 2-3. The 8,752 attendees came from 27 countries around the world, making the 2017 Suppliers’ Day the largest event to date.
Merger on track

Merger on track

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have presented a first update on the planned merger of equals, with the preparations to create HuntsmanClariant showing continued progress.

Partnership formicroalgae ingredients

Natura-Tec has announced the strategic partnership for the development, manufacture and marketing of microalgae ingredients between the APG Group and Microphyt.
Fresh features in Milan

Fresh features in Milan

Taking place 28-29 November at the MiCo, Making Cosmetics together with Formula Cosmetics combines a broad programme of content, an exhibition featuring raw materials, ingredients, fragrances, laboratory equipment, testing services, software providers and packaging, as well as an invaluable networking opportunity.

New Chair nominated

Inolex has announced that Ann S. Plimpton has been nominated Chair of the Board of Directors. In this role, she succeeds Conrad A. Plimpton, who has served for over 36 years as Chairman.
Renewable surfactant boost

Renewable surfactant boost

Croda International Plc has announced its acquisition of Enza Biotech AB, a research enterprise established as a spinout company from Lund University in Sweden.

Preservative Challenge launched

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) and InnoCentive have organised a contest called the Preservative Challenge. It is looking for new and effective preservatives that can be used in personal care and household products.
Management board expanded

Management board expanded

Dr Matthias Seemann has been appointed an additional executive director of KahlWax. He is in charge of sales, marketing, and research & development of the Trittaubased family business.

Cosmetorium returns to Barcelona

Stands for the 2017 Cosmetorium were sold out in early July, three months before the event. The event will be held on 3 and 4 October at the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona.

Innovation director appointment

Cargill Beauty has announced Frédéric Niola as its new innovation director.

Upcoming Events

Cosmetorium 2017

Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, Hall 5, Fira de Barcelona, 08004 Barcelona
3 – 4 October 2017

in-cosmetics North America 2017

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
11 - 12 October 2017

SEPAWA Congress 2017

Estrel Congress Center, Berlin
18 - 20 October

in-cosmetics Asia 2017

BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
31 October - 2 November 2017

SCS Formulate 2017

Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK
14 – 15 November 2017

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