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Numerous excipients are presents in cosmetics; among them, preservatives play a fundamental role, but some of them are considered unsafe or at least are suspected to be harmful for the consumers. Recently, the preservative poly(hexamethylene) biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB), whose INCI...
Green and sustainable processes are an important part of the new economy, and are becoming integrated with manufacture processes also in the cosmetic industry. At this purpose, Unilever has undertaken to become carbon positive by 2030, and up to...
The joint venture of two cosmetic and chemical industries, Unilever and Playbrush, has recently launched a co-branded smart toothbrush, that will be introduced in the European market (at first in France) this year. The founder of the company, Paul Varga,...
The so-called «refine ginger» are active plant cells derived from the medicinal Asian plant ginger, made by using a biotechnology approach that lead to a controlled synthesis of active molecules by the cells themselves. Starting from the hypothesis that...
Granado is said to be Brazil’s oldest pharmacy brand, and is a well-known pharmacy established in 1870 by a Portuguese immigrant, a pioneer in the field of high-quality natural preparations. In 2004 Granado also purchased Phebo, one of Brazil’s most...
Alltub is the manufacturer of collapsible aluminum tubes, owned by Aurora Capital Group and one of the major manufacturers of aluminum aerosols and cartridges. On September 1st the company has announced the acquisition of special tube manufacturer Karl Höll GmbH...
At the end of September the finance ministry announced that China will reduce the tax applied to all cosmetics from the previously 30% to 15% for expensive cosmetics, and will remove the entire consumption tax for non luxury commodities,...
ChemSpec is a specialty and commodity chemical distributor that sales its products across North America, and is a subsidiary of Paris-based specialty chemical distributor, Safic-Alcan Group. It has two divisions: Performance Products Division, which supports the C.A.S.E. industrial manufacturing sector,...
L’Oréal has 82.900 employees worldwide, 3.870 of which focused on research and innovation. The big beauty company has an extraordinary expertise in the field of hair biology and the partnership with Poietis appears in the tissue engineering research. Poietis...
Last August RPC Group has announced the acquisition of British Polythene Industries PLC (BPI). BPI is a leading manufacturer and supplier of polythene films for different markets like agriculture and horticulture, constructions, industrial, healthcare, personal care, waste services, and...