German chemical distribution outfit Brenntag has acquired British counterpart Prime Surfactants.
Lipoid Kosmetik has secured platinum CSR status from the EcoVadis rating platform for the third year running.
BASF has made a strategic investment in Ingredi, a Chinese supplier of natural actives and solutions for the personal care industry.
Global Amines, a 50-50 joint venture between Clariant and Wilmar, is to acquire the global quats and esterquats business from Clariant for $113 million.
UK startup Nanosynth, which specialises in the synthesis and application of nanoparticles, has entered into a joint development agreement with a global wellness company for their first project in the cosmetics market.
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has elected ACT (Adaptive Cosmetic Technology) Solutions head Mark Chandler to serve as its president in 2023.
Silab has been awarded the Gold CSR certification for 2022 from the EcoVadis rating platform.
Speciality chemicals maker Arxada is to invest 20m Swiss francs on expansion of its production facility in Visp after extending a long-term supply agreement with Royal DSM.
The vegan cosmetics products market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% between 2022 and 2028 as millennials opt for animal cruelty-free products, according to a report published by Fact.MR.
Swiss cosmetic actives maker Rahn has entered into a partnership with Laboratoires Eriger, a French developer of vectorisation technology.
Researchers at Northwestern University in the US have claimed a breakthrough in breaking down perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are used extensively in cosmetics.
Japanese personal care firm Kao is aiming to maintain and expand its market share in the European market for synthetic fragrance methyl dihydrojasmonate (MDJ) by adding a new production facility at its Olesa plant in Spain.
A report by Research and Markets has projected the global market for cosmetic active ingredients to reach $4.3 billion by 2026.
Royal DSM has secured the support of 11 members of the US Congress to look into rules related to outdoor workers and the use of sunscreen.
BASF has invested in Sea6 Energy, an Indian producer of tropical red seaweed used as an ingredient in cosmetics and other products.
Croda subsidiary Sederma has renewed its membership of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) for the second year in succession.
UK cannabinoid-based wellness products supplier Cellular Goods has appointed Bruna Nikolla as its new chief financial officer, effective 22 August.
Japanese cosmetics outfit Shiseido has invested 100 million renminbi ($14.8 million) in Jiangsu Trautec Medical Technology, a Chinese developer of recombinant collagen produced by biosynthesis.
Indian speciality ingredients supplier Kumar Organic Products has inaugurated an applied lab in Science Park Road, Singapore.