Givaudan to acquire French biotech specialist Alderys

The takeover is said to complement the fragrance company’s Fragrance and Active Beauty businesses

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What is challenge testing?

Whether your products contain traditional preservatives, or avoid contamination via alternative means, antimicrobial ...

DKSH expands schulke’s specialty chemicals for the personal care industry

Under the agreement, DKSH will distribute schülke’s range of specialty chemicals in France

Cosmetic preservation: What is hurdle technology?

The frequently used term ‘hurdle technology’ in the context of cosmetic preservation

Demand for milder, safer and more eco-friendly products

Personal care manufacturers face demand for products made using milder, safer and more eco-friendly preservative ...

Evonik acquires Dr. Straetmans with plans for global expansion

The German specialty chemicals giant will turn Dr. Straetmans’ Hamburg headquarters into a global competence centre ...

Cosmetics ingredients to be screened for endocrine disruption

An extended report from the recent European Commission conference in Brussels

The 'free from' conundrum

Carmen Paun and Méabh McMahon report from 2014’s Cosmetics Europe conference, which stressed that the beauty ...

Indena expands into Brazil

Opens Indena Brasil to enhance the presence of the company in South America

Antimicrobial systems: What are the alternatives to parabens?

With the list of preservative materials for cosmetics shrinking, suppliers are offering smart, synergistic a ...

Alternatives to preservatives

With parabens falling out of fashion, what alternatives meet current legislation?

Minasolve selects Safic-Alcan as UK and Ireland distributor

Portfolio includes conventional, non-conventional and green preservatives

Ozone sterilisation heralds safer, longer life products

Maker seeks industrial partners to scale up to full manufacture