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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.

Zschimmer & Schwarz offloads Italian distributor to 2M

Zschimmer & Schwarz has sold Italian personal care product distributor Bregaglio to 2M of the United Kingdom.

Azelis makes Malaysian move with Chemical Solutions acquisition

Speciality chemicals supplier Azelis has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Chemical Solutions (ChemSol), a distributor of raw materials in the personal care, cosmetics and household markets in Malaysia.

Silab expands biotechnology laboratory in Saint-Viance

Natural active ingredient engineer Silab has opened a new biotechnology laboratory at its Saint-Viance headquarters in central France.

Sam Farmer elected president of Society of Cosmetic Scientists

Sam Farmer, the owner of gender neutral personal care product maker SamFarmer Skincare, has been elected president of the UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS).

AAK, Beiersdorf making progress on West Africa sustainable shea project

AAK Personal Care and Beiersdorf are on course to meet a sustainability programme target of supporting 10,000 female shea collectors in West Africa by 2024.

Sami-Sabinsa chief executive V.G Nair dies from COVID-19

V.G. Nair, chief executive of Indian speciality chemicals maker Sami-Sabinsa, has died due to complications from Covid-19.

Lanxess completes acquisition of IFF’s microbial control business

German specialty chemicals company Lanxess has completed the acquisition of the microbial control business unit of the US group International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) for $1.3 billion.

Biosyntia closes €11.5m funding round for bio-based biotin production

Danish biotech firm Biosyntia has secured €11.5m funding from venture capital investors to commercialise its fermentation-based bio-based biotin (vitamin B7) for use in beauty and other products.

Sustainability expert Aris Vrettos joins Croda International

Croda International has appointed Aris Vrettos to the newly created director of sustainability strategy and transformation position.

CPL Aromas enters Brazil with Chemarome acquisition

British fragrance house CPL Aromas has entered the Brazilian market through the acquisition of Chemarome Brasil, a subsidiary of Chemarome.

Henkel closes acquisition of Shiseido hair business

Henkel has closed the acquisition of Shiseido’s professional hair business, headquartered in Tokyo.

Jojoba Desert wins EcoVadis gold medal

Israeli jojoba oil supplier Jojoba Desert has been awarded a gold medal sustainability rating by EcoVadis.

Azelis expands fine chemicals offering with Seqens agreement

Azelis has entered into a distribution agreement with Seqens Advanced Cosmetics, a manufacturer of tailor-made ingredients and solutions.

Global sales of natural personal care products ‘reach $12.5 billion’

Global sales of natural and organic personal care products rose by 5.4% in 2021 to $12.5 billion in 2021, according to new research by Ecovia Intelligence.

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