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Dec 29, 2006 | 02:18 PM CST
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
One F&F company explores Africa for new and novel sensory profiles. Robertet USA president Peter Lombardo says, “In today’s very competitive environment, perfumers and flavorists constantly are searching for novel raw materials and accords, thus establishing new trends in fragrances and flavors for our customers.” To that end, the company implemented its CosmAfrica program, seeking new F&F materials (and thus profiles) in South Africa.
Dec 29, 2006 | 09:45 AM CST
The Joint Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Committee, a joint project of FEMA and FMA, released this letter, stating the changes made to REACH since the December 2005 version.
Dec 22, 2006 | 03:46 PM CST
A letter from Sean Traynor (FMA president, Takasago International Corp.) summarizing the FMA Board's meeting in Fall 2006, and the future of the organization.
Dec 22, 2006 | 03:28 PM CST
The European Council has adopted the new European chemicals policy -- REACH (the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) -- on December 18, 2006.
Dec 19, 2006 | 06:25 PM CST
The International Fragrance Association has released the latest edition of the IFRA Update.
Nov 27, 2006 | 12:53 PM CST
By: Brian M. Lawrence
In every issue, essential oil expert Brian Lawrence examines and reviews the studies published by authors on a wide variety of essential oils. He explores the studies' results and notes when something is incorrect or needs further study. In this issue, Lawrence covers: calendula oil (Calendula officinalis L.).
Nov 22, 2006 | 11:02 AM CST
A custom fragrance designing Web site has been launched at www.scentdesign.net.
Oct 25, 2006 | 11:43 AM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence, consultant
In every issue, essential oil expert Brian Lawrence examines and reviews the studies published by authors on a wide variety of essential oils. He explores the studies' results and notes when something is incorrect or needs further study. In this issue, Lawrence covers: genet oil (Spartium junceum L.) from Italy; sambac oil (Jasminum sambac L. Aiton) and extracts from China and India; lemon myrtle oil (Backhousia citriodora F.Muell.) from Australia; and tangerine oil (Citrus reticulata Blanco and Citrus tangerina) from Florida, China, Kenya, Vietnam and Mexico.
Oct 25, 2006 | 11:24 AM CDT
By: Danute Pajaujis Anonis (Chemist Perfumer)
Patchouli is a valuable perfume material used in traditional and contemporary women’s and men’s fragrances, as well as in cosmetic and soap perfumes. The word “patchouli” (also “patchouli”) in Tamil is paccilai: paccu (green) + ilai (leaf).* Patchouli is known in India as putchaput and in Hindustan as pacholi.
Oct 25, 2006 | 11:17 AM CDT
By: Michael Zviely (O'Laughlin Industries Ltd.)
A look at the two groups that comprise this section of heterocyclic chemicals, with a focus on the aromatic molecules. Of the ca. 20 million chemical compounds presently characterized, almost half are heterocyclic molecules. Heterocyclic molecules are significant due to their abundance in nature, as well as their chemical and biological importance.