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DKSH in two deals

Switzerland’s DKSH has acquired the distribution business of Spanish firm HealthTech BioActives (HTBA), which produces and distributes a flavours, ingredients, additives and intermediates to the food, pharmaceutical and personal care industry.

New BRB facility

Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG) operation BRB International has officially opened a GMP blending facility in the vicinity of PCG’s petrochemical complex in Gebeng, Kuantan, Malaysia. This has 8,000 tonnes/year of capacity.

Two invest in Herbarom

Two French banks, Bpifrance and BNP Paribas Développement, have both taken minority stakes in Herbarom, which the company will use “to launch a new growth phase”. The amounts involved were not disclosed.

New CEO at Prime Matter Labs

Prime Matter Labs, a Florida-based contract manufacturer of beauty and personal care products, has appointed Aaron Paas as its new CEO.

SCC honours Ashland scientist

During its 75th Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase breakfast in New York City in mid-December, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists presented the Joseph P. Ciaudelli Award to Dr Roger L. McMullen, principal scientist at Ashland.

Green tea extracts for hair protection

According to a new study funded by P&G and published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Camellia sinensis (green tea) extracts can be used as treatments for hair protection. This efficacy is linked to extract concentrations of catechins.

Bitop actives 'protect microbiome'

Bitop has performed new efficacy studies on its extremolytes, Ectoin Natural (INCI: Ectoin) and Glycoin Natural (INCI: Glyceryl Glucoside). It found that both protect the viability of the skin microbiome, while also offering blue light protection.

Arkema to boost oleochemicals

Arkema has announces a 50% global capacity expansion for its Oleris range of advanced biomaterials at its previously announced major bio-factory, which is currently under construction on Jurong Island in Singapore. This is due to start in mid-2022

Firmenich increases renewables capacity

Firmenich has commissioned a new multi-purpose production unit for renewable perfumery ingredients at its facility in Castets, south-western France.

Kensing deal for Azelis

Kensing and Azelis have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Kensing’s vegetable-oil-based vitamins and phytosterols Covi-ox, Covitol, Copherol and Generol in the food and health, nutrition and personal care markets in the EMEA region.

Black seed oil for skin health

Israeli firm TriNutra has announced a new patent-pending study and review on the phytochemical compound thymoquinone (TQ) found in Nigella sativa (black seed) oil.

Active Micro Technologies patents preservatives

North Carolina-based Active Micro Technologies has developed and patented a range of natural multi-functional ingredients combining cosmetic functionality with antimicrobial activity. These include aqueous, oil-soluble, anhydrous and powders.

CPL Aromas celebrates 50 years

CPL Aromas has marked its 50th anniversary in the business. Originally founded by brothers Terry and Michael Pickthall in 1971 as Contemporary Perfumers, the company now has 18 offices and five manufacturing plants

‘Beauty needs vary by skin tone’: Lycored

Lycored, which makes carotenoid ingredients for ingestible skincare products, has surveyed 1,285 consumers in the US and UK and found that the skincare goals they wanted to achieve vary significantly, depending on their skin tone

IMCD acquires in Asia

Distributor IMCD has agreed to acquire Shanghai Syntec Additive and Shanghai Weike Additive, collectively known as Syntec, which provides technical and formulation services in China’s personal care, cosmetics and home care industries

Plant-based skincare ‘growing strongly’

​According to a new report by Fact MR, demand for plant-based skincare products is projected to surpass $683 million in 2021 and will see a CAGR of around 7.5% through the end of 2031. Online sales will grow even faster, at 9.9% CAGR.

Tilley-Phoenix merger is done

The previously announced merger between Tilley and Phoenix Aromas & Essential Oils in North America has been completed.

'Significant' growth for cosmetics face sera

A new report by Allied Market Research (AMR) of Portland, Oregon, has concluded that the global cosmetics face serum market “is anticipated to grow significantly in the coming years”.

Barentz acquires Gangwal in India

Life science ingredients distributor Barentz International, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the distribution activities of India’s Gangwal Chemicals subject to customary closing conditions. Terms were not disclosed.

Evonik invests in non-animal testing

Via its investment arm, Evonik Venture Capital, Evonik has invested in Singapore start-up Revivo BioSystems.

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