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Sep 12, 2008 | 01:42 PM CDT
Multidimensional Visualization of Physical and Perceptual Data Leading to a Creative Approach in Fragrance Development
By: Christine Vuilleumier, Matthijs van de Waal, H…
Perfumers are being increasingly challenged to improve the performance of their formulations. As well as being pleasant, fragrances have to comply with growing requests for stability, biodegradability and uniqueness. Other factors render the work of the perfumers difficult, such as the specific smell of the non-perfumed substrate or the need to cover unpleasant odors.
Sep 12, 2008 | 01:38 PM CDT
By: Charles Sell, Givaudan
Exploring the two approaches to rational odor design and the possibilities of each. Why do we strive for rational design of odorants? Since the birth of synthetic organic chemistry in the mid-19th century, fragrance chemists have sought to design and produce fragrance ingredients to supplement those obtained from plant (and formerly animal) sources.
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.