Re-branding for distributor

Connell Bros, a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia Pacific, announced a strategic rebranding of the company under the new name, “Connell.”

US distributor appointed

Colonial Chemical has appointed Harcros Chemicals as its distributor for specialty products in select states in the U.S. Under the agreement Harcros Chemicals will also become a significant provider of service and application support in the covered regions.

Chemical Industry Association responds to Brexit vote

The chemical industry has welcomed the outcome of the House of Commons' votes on Brexit.

Partnership for personalised products

BASF and B2B Cosmetics announced an exclusive, long-term strategic partnership in the field of personalised personal care products, including a strategic investment into B2B Cosmetics by BASF.
Active supports advantageous biofilms

Active supports advantageous biofilms

Biofilms are complex habitats of microorganisms on human skin. Microbes can hide inside the protective matrix of biofilms, where they have a reduced vulnerability to antimicrobial agents.

Fifteen biopolymers added to list of Halal-certified ingredients

Croda International recently achieved Halal-certification from Instituto Halal de Junta Islámica (Halal Institute of Spain) for 15 biopolymer ingredients manufactured at their Ditton site in the United Kingdom.

US subsidiary opens

Jojoba Desert has announced the opening of its first subsidiary based in the United States. Operating as Jojoba Desert, Inc., this new subsidiary will serve the North American and Canadian market.
Honey ferment restores skin's microflora

Honey ferment restores skin's microflora

Black BeeOme, from Mibelle Biochemistry, is an elixir that is obtained by fermenting the honey of a rare and old honey bee species. The honey of this extremely resistant dark bee is produced in isolated Swiss mountain valleys and it is fermented with the bacteria Zymomonas mobilis.

New "Lipidomics Excellence Award” for breakthrough lipidomics projects

The international scientific community is called to submit applications for the premiere of the world’s first award for cutting edge contributions to the progress of life sciences through lipidomics.

Two new products unveiled in Paris

This week at Cosmetagora, Ashland revealed two new products. For hair care, Ashland is introducing Procataline G2, a natural, botanical extract designed to help detox hair and purify the scalp, protecting it against exposure to everyday air pollutants. For skin care, Vital ET biofunctional has been re-launched.
Diverse portfolio highlighted in Paris

Diverse portfolio highlighted in Paris

The Lubrizol Corporation announced their Personal Care team's participation at Cosmet’Agora in Paris, France January 15-16. Attendees visiting stand 147-148 will have the opportunity to explore the diversity of the Lubrizol portfolio, showcasing new products and concepts.

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day partners with Cosmetic Executive Women

The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) has renewed its partnership with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) for the international organisation’s 2019 Beauty Awards by again sponsoring a special award for formulation innovation. The prestigious awards, now in its 25th year, are the only awards selected by the people who know beauty best – beauty industry insiders.

Natural preservatives at Cosmetagora

Troy Corporation announces that the company will be exhibiting its advanced TroyCare antimicrobials for personal care and cosmetics at Booth 167-169 at Cosmetagora 2019 in Paris, France from 15-16 January.
Application laboratory opens in Japan

Application laboratory opens in Japan

Azelis has announced that it is enhancing its presence in Asia Pacific, opening a personal care application laboratory in Tokyo, Japan. With the new lab, Azelis can now offer Japanese customers support with performance testing and product analysis.

General manager appointment

CPL Aromas has appointed Ranjeet Agrawal as its new general manager for India, working from the group’s Mumbai centre.

Preservative product lines launched

Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products, has launched two new product lines within its Neolone personal care preservatives portfolio: Neolone Bio, based on naturally derived Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE) and Neolone PH Phenoxyethanol blends.
Prize-winning moisturiser

Prize-winning moisturiser

Ichimaru Pharcos’s Chrono Chardy (Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract) won an award at in-cosmetics Asia in the Spotlight On Formulation Award Hydration Category. The formulation was prepared in cooperation with Nihon Emulsion.

Vice president appointment

Haiko Zuidhoff has been appointed vice president, APAC, for IMCD N.V ., which includes 10 operating markets for IMCD: Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

Tackling short and long-term pollution effects

Mibelle has launched Depolluphane EpiPlus, a new ingredient that consists of an organic cress sprout extract and a artichoke extract. They are combined with a smart polysaccharide complex in order to protect the skin against pollution.

New palm oil standard

Titled “A Renewed Commitment to Achieving Market Transformation”, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) concluded its 16th Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT16) and 15th Annual General Assembly (GA15), with a newly ratified and adopted certification standard aimed to universally strengthen social development, environmental protection, and economic prosperity across the sustainable palm oil value chain

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in-cosmetics Global 2019 - Paris

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
2 - 4 April 2019

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2019

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
7 – 8 May 2019

Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics 2019

Berlin, Germany
14-15 May 2019

CITE Japan 2019

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall A-D
Wed. May 15 – Fri. May 17 2019

15th Sun Protection Conference 2019

Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London
4-5 June 2019

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