keyboard_arrow_upSymrise opens application labs in Nigeria
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise opens application labs in Nigeria

For the first time in its corporate history, Symrise has set up its own application labs in Nigeria. The global fragrance and flavouring manufacturer based in Germany opened the new facilities in Lagos on 4 September 2019. ‘This will strengthen our presence and underpin our growth goals in the region,’ says Rudy McLean, managing director […]

keyboard_arrow_upWorld’s number one lip balm now available in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downWorld’s number one lip balm now available in South Africa

Lip-smacking news! The World’s number one lip care brand is now available to soothe, heal, moisturise and protect lips in South Africa. ChapStick has perfected the science of creating specialised formulations of lip balm and are constantly developing products that give lips the healthy attention they deserve to look and feel great. When it comes […]

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise opens new laboratory for cosmetic ingredients
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise opens new laboratory for cosmetic ingredients

Symrise has opened a new laboratory for cosmetic ingredients in Holzminden, Germany. The new facility will enable the development, optimisation, and testing of new cosmetic formulations, specifically utilising the portfolio of antimicrobial ingredients from the Micro Protection category. The laboratory will support customer-specific projects as well as the development of new innovative materials for use […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow to reduce absenteeism in SA’s retail sector
keyboard_arrow_downHow to reduce absenteeism in SA’s retail sector

South Africa’s retail trade sector employs almost 900 000 individuals. The sector is extremely competitive, occupying some 23.4-million square metres of gross lettable area across 1959 malls traversing the country – not to mention online operations like Superbalist.com and takealot.com. With a daily absenteeism average of 15 to 30 percent, big retailers of +1000 employees […]

keyboard_arrow_upA Clere win for Johannesburg entrepreneur
keyboard_arrow_downA Clere win for Johannesburg entrepreneur

31-year-old Kempton Park resident Sbusiso Mpande won a brand new Nissan NP 200 bakkie in the Clere Stock Up & Drive Off 2019 competition. Mpande entered the competition at Yarona Cash & Carry in Crown Mines, where he was buying in bulk for his local business, but then promptly forgot all about it. Until, a […]

keyboard_arrow_upDelving into the double edged demands of South African consumers
keyboard_arrow_downDelving into the double edged demands of South African consumers

The South African consumer landscape is currently fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double edged demand of the South African consumer. Some are feeling more prosperous, while others are amongst the most stretched spenders in the world. Some crave new, premium or convenience products, while others seek value for money, quality private-label goods, and prefer […]

keyboard_arrow_upGroninger to focus on cosmetics at PackExpo
keyboard_arrow_downGroninger to focus on cosmetics at PackExpo

At this year’s PackExpo, groninger will showcase how to master flexibility and efficiency in filling and closing machines. The German, family-owned company will give answers to the complex requirements of the cosmetics market. Pack Expo is the leading exhibition for packaging and processing technologies within the United States. It will be held from 23 to […]

keyboard_arrow_upAdcock Ingram presents strong financial results
keyboard_arrow_downAdcock Ingram presents strong financial results

The Adcock Ingram Group has reported an 11 percent increase in headline earnings per share from continued operations for the year ended 30 June 2019.  These results were achieved despite challenging market trading conditions characterised by weak economic growth and high levels of unemployment which continue to impact consumer spend. Performance highlights from continuing operations […]

keyboard_arrow_upDIC and BASF reach acquisition agreement
keyboard_arrow_downDIC and BASF reach acquisition agreement

BASF and the fine chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The divestiture is subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities. […]

keyboard_arrow_upNimue’s innovations deliver visible results
keyboard_arrow_downNimue’s innovations deliver visible results

Nimue is renowned for its expert understanding of the skin and the effective treatment of various skin conditions. As a leader in scientific skin care, Nimue Skin Technology (Nimue) promises to deliver transformative results for a variety of skin types. After an extended period of intense R&D, Nimue has launched a wide range of new […]

keyboard_arrow_upOptiphi continues to innovate in skin care
keyboard_arrow_downOptiphi continues to innovate in skin care

Optiphi, the winner of the 2018 P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition, is back to defend its title with three entries in the 2019 competition. The South African professional skin care brand has entered two individual products and one range. Formulated with a multi-faceted approach, the Body Curve Sculpting Repair targets sun damage and ageing on […]

keyboard_arrow_upGR8 Skincare’s face and earth friendly products
keyboard_arrow_downGR8 Skincare’s face and earth friendly products

GR8 Skincare was founded by Dr Janine Ellenberger, a South African medical doctor with more than 15 years’ experience in skin care and cosmetics. She launched the brand for her own teenagers, to give them gentle yet effective skin care products that would address their acne and keep their skin healthy. Finding nothing on the […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew Excellence quartet from Placecol
keyboard_arrow_downNew Excellence quartet from Placecol

The professionals at Placecol are as invested in their customers’ satisfaction as they are in creating award-winning products that improve the skin’s condition. In June the brand launched the Placecol Excellence skin care range, to treat clients’ most pressing skin concerns. The four products in the range contain Sunflower Oil, an anti-oxidant rich in Vitamin […]

keyboard_arrow_upNatralogic, a South African maternity skin care range
keyboard_arrow_downNatralogic, a South African maternity skin care range

Natralogic products are specially formulated for use during pregnancy. According to Lauren Lamont, owner and founder of the brand, the range of products is free of toxins and ingredients, which could be considered harmful and contain only safe and high quality certified organic and natural ingredients. The all maternity skin care range has been entered […]

keyboard_arrow_upMale grooming and natural skin care products from Rain Africa
keyboard_arrow_downMale grooming and natural skin care products from Rain Africa

Rain Africa creates luxury handmade bath and body products using natural ingredients with African botanical actives. Its products are responsibly handmade with love and care for its customers, craftspeople and the environment. The proudly South African brand has diversified into the premium skin care and male grooming categories with a new natural skin care range […]

keyboard_arrow_upUso – scientifically formulated for African skin
keyboard_arrow_downUso – scientifically formulated for African skin

Uso by African Dermal Science, a proudly South African anti-ageing skin care brand, hit the market in 2018. The products are specifically formulated for Africans and the African climate. The brand name was inspired by the Zulu word Ubuso, which means a celebration of who we are as Africans. Dr Theo Mothoa-Frendo, a black female […]

keyboard_arrow_upSoyLites gets novel with aroma butter bars
keyboard_arrow_downSoyLites gets novel with aroma butter bars

After years of requests from customers, SoyLites has re-launched its innovative and handy moisturising product, the aroma butter bar. This product is a solid, dry lotion bar made with botanical oils. The bar is created to be a novel and versatile hand and body moisturising product. With a unique combination of unrefined coco butter, shea […]

keyboard_arrow_upGreat smelling body lotions from Playgirl and Playboy
keyboard_arrow_downGreat smelling body lotions from Playgirl and Playboy

Smelling great has never been this easy! Playgirl and Playboy announced the addition of body lotions earlier this year, to its two popular deodorant ranges. The body lotions are available in the most popular fragrances from the deodorant brands. The Playgirl lotions are available in Temptation, Love Is and Flirtatious. The Playboy lotion fragrances include […]

keyboard_arrow_upTeqal introduces new Reflections jars for cosmetics
keyboard_arrow_downTeqal introduces new Reflections jars for cosmetics

Teqal Creative Packaging (Teqal) is a new manufacturer of rigid packaging for the cosmetics and personal care industry. The company was launched in February 2017 when Sean Kirkham (ex-Consupaq), his wife, Renee (also ex-Consupaq) and Dean Mitchel (seasoned tool maker) went into business together. They started small, operating out of premises at the Dube TradePort […]

keyboard_arrow_upComplete product and active ingredient control with Compact 12
keyboard_arrow_downComplete product and active ingredient control with Compact 12

At Pack Expo Las Vegas, from 23 to 25 September, the Marchesini Group will present a monobloc unit that fills and caps bottles for pills, tablets and capsules. The Compact 12 is one of Marchesini’s top-of-the-range solutions in the field of electronic counters and is equipped with special applications to guarantee total product control. One […]

keyboard_arrow_upNeedle-free treatment for hypoglycaemia gets FDA approval
keyboard_arrow_downNeedle-free treatment for hypoglycaemia gets FDA approval

Aptar Group’s Unidose Powder System has been approved by the FDA for an intranasal, needle-free rescue treatment drug intended to treat severe hypoglycemia in people with diabetes. This marks the first FDA approval of a prescription drug using Aptar’s patented Unidose Powder System and is Aptar’s first combination of a drug delivery device with a […]

keyboard_arrow_upOptimistic and innovative accountant joins Plastics|SA
keyboard_arrow_downOptimistic and innovative accountant joins Plastics|SA

Plastics|SA has appointed Helène Barnard as new accountant at its Midrand Head Office. Barnard will replace Leslie Kearney, who will be retiring at the end of July 2019. Experience Born on 3 March, Barnard completed her studies in BCom Financial Management at the University of Pretoria in 2010. Prior to joining the Plastics|SA team, she […]

keyboard_arrow_upWhat is pharmaceutical inspection?
keyboard_arrow_downWhat is pharmaceutical inspection?

Inspection is part of the overall drug quality assurance system. The objective of inspecting pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities is either to enforce Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance or to provide authorisation for the manufacture of specific pharmaceutical products, usually in relation to an application for marketing authorisation. A further aspect of pharmaceutical inspection is monitoring the […]

keyboard_arrow_upNeopac lauded for its sustainable and innovative packaging solutions
keyboard_arrow_downNeopac lauded for its sustainable and innovative packaging solutions

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has been acknowledged in two prestigious industry competitions for several of its innovative packaging solutions. Eco-friendly future First, Neopac was one of five finalists for a Green Award at LuxePack New York, where the company’s Picea tube, which houses […]

keyboard_arrow_upDisruptive technology for constructive change
keyboard_arrow_downDisruptive technology for constructive change

The word ‘disruption’ is a noun, used to describe a disturbance or problem that interrupts an event. So, when we talk about disruptive innovation or disruptive technology, these phrases may evoke thoughts of chaos. However, when done right, disruptive technology can break the confines of old-school thinking. In fact, the terms disruptive innovation or disruptive […]

keyboard_arrow_upBowler Plastics diversifies into in-mould labelling
keyboard_arrow_downBowler Plastics diversifies into in-mould labelling

If you’ve visited Propak Africa over the past four days, you would have noticed the rounded crown of the bowler hat – Bowler Plastics’ signature logo – overlooking the company’s exhibition stand in hall 6. This leading manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging has made the most of Africa’s foremost packaging and printing industry show with […]

keyboard_arrow_upJoin ALPLA at Propak for 3D design demos
keyboard_arrow_downJoin ALPLA at Propak for 3D design demos

ALPLA, a leading international manufacturer of plastic packaging, continues to expand its presence in the African market. The company is taking part in Propak Africa in Johannesburg, where it will display its market relevant solutions.

keyboard_arrow_upOmya to showcase holistic personal and home care solutions at SEPAWA
keyboard_arrow_downOmya to showcase holistic personal and home care solutions at SEPAWA

At this year’s SEPAWA Omya will present highly efficient and eco-friendly calcium carbonate solutions. The company will introduce mastered calcium carbonate particles suitable for multifunctional decorative cosmetics and toothpaste applications alongside minerals with adjustable abrasivity for household surface cleaners. The company will complete its exhibition with a distribution portfolio comprising a broad spectrum of cleaning […]

keyboard_arrow_upSapics Spring Conference presents healthcare lessons from Nigeria
keyboard_arrow_downSapics Spring Conference presents healthcare lessons from Nigeria

A supply chain membership platform for the private sector in Nigeria has strengthened private sector spending for public health. Azuka Okeke, who pioneered the project, will share her experiences and insights at the upcoming Sapics Spring Conference in Johannesburg. ‘Okeke oversees supply chain transformation projects in several African countries, with a key focus on Nigeria.  […]

keyboard_arrow_upA positive outlook for Africa’s cosmetics industry
keyboard_arrow_downA positive outlook for Africa’s cosmetics industry

The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association of South Africa (CTFA) has secured leading international and local experts to speak at The Cosmetic Industry Summit: Breaking Barriers in Africa. The presentations and panel discussions will deliberate ways to stimulate harmonisation and ease trade within the African continent. The summit, organised by the CTFA on behalf of […]

keyboard_arrow_upWhy you should visit in-cosmetics Korea in 2020
keyboard_arrow_downWhy you should visit in-cosmetics Korea in 2020

in-cosmetics Korea celebrated a very successful show this year, with personal care professionals from across the country seeking out inspiration for novel beauty products. Over three days, 9 044 personal care professionals – an annual increase of 29 percent – joined the event which put the booming Korean market in the spotlight and celebrated the […]

keyboard_arrow_upAre you a beauty innovator? Enter the ABIHPEC-ITEHPEC Innovation Awards
keyboard_arrow_downAre you a beauty innovator? Enter the ABIHPEC-ITEHPEC Innovation Awards

Entries for the prestigious ABIHPEC-ITEHPEC Innovation Award (Prêmio ABIHPEC-ITEHPEC de Inovação) are officially open, with innovators in the personal care and beauty industry invited to submit their most inspirational ingredients, formulations and concepts. In-cosmetics promotes innovation With innovation at the heart of in-cosmetics Latin America, there is no better location to present the award, now […]

keyboard_arrow_upHPCI South Africa 2019 announces educational programme
keyboard_arrow_downHPCI South Africa 2019 announces educational programme

HPCI South Africa, an event devoted exclusively to ingredients for home and personal care products, will take place on 4 and 5 September at Gallagher Convention Centre. The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem) will also host its annual scientific conference in conjunction with HPCI South Africa. The educational programme has been announced and registration is […]

keyboard_arrow_upCTFA launches Cosmetic Industry Summit
keyboard_arrow_downCTFA launches Cosmetic Industry Summit

The Cosmetic Industry Summit: Breaking Barriers in Africa is being launched for the first time in South Africa. The summit is organised by the Cosmetic Toiletry & Fragrance Association of South Africa (CTFA) on behalf of the South African cosmetics industry. Borne out of concern for the various technical barriers to trade on the African […]

keyboard_arrow_upSave the planet and boost profits with the circular economy
keyboard_arrow_downSave the planet and boost profits with the circular economy

In a traditional linear economy, materials flow in a line; they are taken from the earth, made into an item in an affordable way, and waste goes into landfills when we are finished using the product. Circular economy has been inaccurately referred to as ‘recycling on steroids’. It was shown to be much more in […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe biggest risks in South African laboratories
keyboard_arrow_downThe biggest risks in South African laboratories

Improper storage and underestimating the risks posed by small quantities of hazardous chemicals are among the biggest fire and safety risks in South African laboratories. This is according to lab safety and storage expert Sascha Kunkel, vice president of Global Markets with German lab storage specialists asecos, who will present a series of lab safety […]