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Apr 21, 2006 | 11:41 AM CDT
By: Michael Zviely, O'Laughlin Industries Ltd.
A look at the four groups that comprise this section of heterocyclic chemicals, and their importance to fl avors and fragrances. Of the ca. 20 million chemical compounds presently characterized, almost half are heterocyclic molecules. Heterocyclic molecules are significant due to their abundance in nature, and their chemical and biological importance.
Apr 21, 2006 | 11:17 AM CDT
By: William Troy, Firmenich Inc.
Regulatory matters in California, Canada, Japan and beyond. If it seemed to you there was a lot going on in the past year or so on the regulatory front, you’re right! Let’s take a look at several of the key topics (California, REACH, IFRA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Europe) of which everyone in F&F should be aware, so that there are no nasty surprises down the road.
Apr 21, 2006 | 11:14 AM CDT
By: John Cox, Law offices of John H. Cox, PPLC
The effect of the Seventh Amendment to the European Cosmetic Directive and the California Safe Cosmetics Act on fragrance suppliers and customers. While visiting a fragrance supplier earlier this year, the conversation turned to the challenge of communicating with customers about regulatory changes. In addition to exchanging information about what ingredients might be in a particular fragrance, these conversations frequently touch on the need for the customer to decide either to label or disclose the presence of a particular ingredient, or to reformulate.
Apr 21, 2006 | 11:09 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Getting to know your F&F buying public. In doing my own research and networking at various F&F industry events, I’ve come to see that today’s health-conscious buying public is more educated and varied than ever before. And no consumer topic is hotter than the natural/organic/wellness trend, which has changed our expectations of fragranced goods and foods.
Apr 21, 2006 | 11:05 AM CDT
By: Kelly Frederick, Associate Editor
Our panel of experts discusses craft, trends, regulatory affairs, and the perfumers and perfumes they admire most. When we asked IFF perfumer Carlos Benaim which of his many creations he was most proud of, he said, “I can’t answer that. It would be like asking someone to choose a favorite child.
Apr 04, 2006 | 10:22 AM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of Lemon oil from West Africa, Egypt, Japan, Italy, Greece, Venezuela, India and its chirality. Lawrence also discusses jamrosa oil from India.
Apr 04, 2006 | 09:47 AM CDT
By: Francesco Gionfriddo, Enrico Postorino and Giu…
An in-depth analysis of endocarp composition of this interesting traditional Italian/Sicilian/Calabrian material. Myrtle leaf orange is known as chinotto in Italy and chinois in France, presumably because the fruit originated in China.
Apr 04, 2006 | 09:44 AM CDT
By: Jack Corley, Royal Aromatics Inc.
Developing common-sense standards to boost the personal care industry and aid the consumer. Few subjects in the personal care world have generated as much interest and attention in recent years as the development of new standards in organic personal care. For those involved in the product-development side of the natural/organic business, it has been a reflective -- and sometimes pensive -- period.
Apr 04, 2006 | 09:36 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Perfumers’ Choice Award winners discuss inspiration, innovation, creativity and craft. Last year, The American Society of Perfumers honored the top creative talents in fragrance at its annual Perfumers’ Choice Awards in New York. We wondered what inspired these select perfumers to create such successful fragrances, so we talked to some of them about their creative processes and technique, as well as what it takes to be a noted perfumer.
Mar 27, 2006 | 06:59 PM CST
By: Robert Kryger
Citrus fruits have been a valuable and prized flavor and fragrance ingredient for thousands of years. The ability of citrus to easily crossbreed has provided us with a large family of different fruits, many with very unique and interesting organoleptic properties.