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Sep 12, 2008 | 01:32 PM CDT
By: Barry Dowles, Berje Inc.
Evolving buyer needs and demands, the dominance and future viability of Chinese sourcing, and fluctuating prices for significant materials. Consider the plight of today’s raw material buyers and planners as they confront an unprecedented assault on the price and availability of everything they buy. The majority of the blame lies with recent higher crude oil prices, the effect of which impacts every phase of the production cycle.
Sep 12, 2008 | 01:28 PM CDT
By: Alexander Kirillov, Euromonitor
Weaknesses in the US market, the rise of niche brands, natural/organic demands and the continued strength of celebrity scents. The global cosmetics and toiletries industry saw another year of strong growth in 2007 to reach a value of $290.9 billion. According to Euromonitor International’s research, the market grew by 6%, which represents only a slight slowdown on the 2006 figure ($274.7 billion).
Sep 11, 2008 | 11:33 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
WFFC honoree Ruth Sutcliffe pulls back the curtain on her working process and rich olfactive memory. Sometimes a good memory is the key to a successful fine fragrance. Last year, as she was working on McGraw by Tim McGraw, Coty’s senior director of international fragrance development, Ruth Sutcliffe, recalled a demo fragrance she’d smelled back in 2005.
Sep 10, 2008 | 03:40 PM CDT
The Monell Chemical Senses Center may have identified the odor of skin cancer, a discovery that might be used to develop new ways of identifying basal cell carcinoma.
Sep 04, 2008 | 05:30 PM CDT
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released more REACH guidance documents.
Sep 04, 2008 | 05:21 PM CDT
The President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, has refused to sign off on legislation adopted by the Parliament to implement REACH at the national level.
Sep 04, 2008 | 05:01 PM CDT
On August 26, 2008, the Canadian Environmental Law Association unveiled a model toxics reduction law, which it called on the Ontario government to adopt to reduce the use of toxic substances in manufacturing, workplaces and consumer products.
Sep 04, 2008 | 04:56 PM CDT
During a teleconference recently organized by the American National Standards Institute's and National Association of Manufacturers' Network on Chemical Regulation, industry representatives were encouraged to stay vigilant about tracking the candidate list of chemicals that could be banned under REACH.
Sep 02, 2008 | 10:44 PM CDT
The Perfumer & Flavorist magazine team recently visited A.M. Todd's headquarters in Kalamazoo, MI, to tour the facility and find out what’s new for the company
Sep 02, 2008 | 08:41 PM CDT
Verdict Research’s latest report—European Health & Beauty Retailers 2008—finds that Britain spends more per person on health and beauty products than any other EU country