Lanxess reveals 2050 net zero supply chain initiative
German speciality chemicals maker Lanxess has taken the wraps off plans for its entire upstream and downstream supply chains to be climate-neutral by 2050.
Hallstar to acquire North Carolina esters facility from Lanxess
US speciality chemical company Hallstar has agreed to acquire Lanxess's esters manufacturing facility in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Sytheon relocates headquarters to Parsippany, New Jersey
US cosmetic active ingredient supplier Sytheon has relocated its corporate headquarters to Parsippany, New Jersey.
Elementis personal care half-yearly profits soar 35%
UK speciality chemicals firm Elementis saw profits in its personal care division rise 35% in the first six months of 2022 on a year earlier.
DSM half-yearly profits dip as sales see growth
Dutch speciality chemicals maker DSM saw half-yearly profits fall 55% despite sales growth across its portfolio.
IMCD launches first UK application lab for local brands, manufacturers
Speciality chemicals and ingredients distributor IMCD Beauty & Personal Care has launched its first application laboratory in the United Kingdom.
Evonik offloads US betaine business to Kensing
Evonik has sold its US betaines business to speciality chemicals company Kensing for an undisclosed sum.
IMCD appoints Henri Kwon as South Korea managing director
Speciality chemicals distributor IMCD has appointed Henri Kwon as managing director of IMCD Korea, effective 1 August.
CP Kelco on track to expand biogums capacity at US, China facilities
CP Kelco says it has made extensive progress in expanding biogums production capacity at two facilities: Okmulgee in the US state of Oklahoma and Wulian, China.
Wacker plans $200m expansion of Tennessee chemicals plant
Wacker Chemie is preparing to build a new silicone production complex at its Charleston facility in the US state of Tennessee.
Gelita opens collagen biotech lab in Frankfurt
Gelita has opened a research laboratory located in Frankfurt, Germany dedicated to developing bioactive collagen peptides for cosmetics and other industries.
BASF claims sustainable coconut oil first after Italy site certification
BASF says it is the first chemicals supplier to offer personal care ingredients based on certified sustainable coconut oil after certification of its production site in Cassina Rizzardi, Italy.
Azelis adds Green Mountain range to south-east Asia distribution portfolio
Azelis has agreed a distribution deal with Green Mountain Biotech, an Israeli provider of active botanical blends for the personal care and cosmetic industries.
Henkel completes $70m upgrade of Kentucky logistics hub
Henkel has completed a $70m upgrade of its largest logistics operations in North America at Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Stockmeier puts store in Italian distributor Gamma Chimica
German chemical distributor Stockmeier has taken a majority stake in Italian counterpart Gamma Chimica.
Ginkgo Bioworks brews fermentation project with Sumitomo Chemical
Boston biotech outfit Ginkgo Bioworks has launched a project with Japanese firm Sumitomo Chemical to produce sustainable molecules for the personal care and cosmetics industries.
Unilever ceramides research ‘unlocks secret to self-healing skin’
Unilever has claimed it has discovered how the skin can be stimulated to maintain its own production of ceramides to improve skin quality and hydration.
Barentz signs Czech distributor acquisition deal
Barentz International has acquired ACE Trade CZ, a Czech distributor of specialty ingredients for the personal care, homecare and industrial markets.
South Korea cosmetic exports hit record high in 2021
South Korea’s cosmetic exports in 2021 surpassed the 10 trillion won ($8 billion) mark for the first time according to government data.
Japanese researchers tap into water-based polymer extraction method
A team of Japanese scientists has discovered how to produce polyethylenimine--based network polymers by simply dissolving triaziridine compounds in water.
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