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Amyris and Firmenich Expand Renewable Ingredients Pact
The new agreement gives Firmenich exclusive access to the Amyris technology platform for the F&F market in exchange for significant funding over the next six years.
EU Bans Animal-tested Cosmetic Ingredients
The European Commission has completely phased out animal testing for cosmetic products and cosmetic ingredients in Europe, even for the most complex human health effects. New animal-tested cosmetics can't be sold in the EU.
Symrise 2012 Profit, Sales Rise Despite Higher Raw Material Prices
The company expects to outperform the F&F market in 2013 and aims to boost sales by more than €1 billion by 2020 with emerging markets accounting for about two-thirds of group sales.
Drom Fragrances USA Names Mark Murphy as Account Manager
In his new role, Murphy will focus on strengthening drom’s expanding personal care, hair care and home care segment.
BASF Hones Asia Pacific Focus; Names New Health and Nutrition Exec
The company moves one of its three regional top management positions to Shanghai; also names new president for nutrition and health division effective June 1.
Frutarom 2012 Net Income Surges 23.7%
The company boosted activities in its flavors segment and saw 60% growth in emerging markets, which is where it plans to accelerate investment.
Ottens Flavors Names Russell Baker Senior Midwest Account Manager
Baker, who was most recently a senior account manager at Silesia, will also be working closely with the technical and marketing teams as well as support staff at Ottens.
Report: Global Fragrances, Perfumes Market To Reach $45.6B by 2018
Global Industry Analysts predicts that growth from developing regions including Asia-Pacific and Latin America will be the "single largest factor propelling the fragrances market in the coming years."
Sensient Offers Sensasalt for Sodium Reduction Applications
This line, which includes applications for soups, breads, salty snacks and more, can deliver up to a 50% sodium reduction, the company says.
Cosmoprof Unveils Winners of the Accademia del Profumo Award
“The Red Beauty Carpet," the ceremony inaugurating the Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2013, unveiled the winners of the 24th International Accademia del Profumo Award.
Evonik Appoints Azelis to Distribute "Green" Aroma Extracts
Azelis now offers Evonik’s aroma extracts in the U.K. and Ireland, Italy, Turkey, Finland, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia Belarus, Croatia, Serbia, and Russia.
Symrise AG Extends Contract with Executive Board Member Until 2016
Achim Daub’s contract is extended through 2016.
Senomyx 2012 Loss Widens; Company Starts Direct Sales Strategy
In a move towards implementing a direct sales strategy rather than relying solely on licensing collaborations for commercialization, Senomyx has reacquired rights to certain flavor ingredients to build its product portfolio.
Seven Forecasts Spring-Summer 2014 Fragrance Trends
Seven expects floral, fruity and gourmand notes will influence next year’s fragrance compositions.

Calendar of Events

Updated: Industry Events Calendar
This week's events include WFFC U.K. Symposium (Ashford, Kent, U.K.), Introduction to Flavor Creation for the Non-Flavorist (Chicago), AIFST/PDIG Event (New South Wales, Australia).
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Featured Event

Nov 18-19, 2013 | Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Flavorcon 2013