keyboard_arrow_upin-cosmetics Formulation Summit to feature in-depth specialist roundtables
keyboard_arrow_downin-cosmetics Formulation Summit to feature in-depth specialist roundtables

The renowned in-cosmetics Formulation Summit will return in a new virtual format from 17-19 November 2020 to offer unparalleled, up-to-date intelligence into the biggest trends influencing the beauty industry.   This year’s online event will delve into the various aspects of formulating in the climate change age.  Small, in-depth roundtables    Taking the conference online has meant […]

keyboard_arrow_upAzelis opens new application and training centre in Istanbul
keyboard_arrow_downAzelis opens new application and training centre in Istanbul

Azelis has opened a new application and training centre in Istanbul, Turkey.   The centre will service the Turkish food, personal care and pharma markets and will offer product advice, formulation development and technical research. Next to that, it will host customer meetings, interactive formulation workshops, supplier meetings and internal technical trainings.  Synergies across the business   In December 2019 Azelis acquired Ekin Kimya, a […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow to rehabilitate your hair
keyboard_arrow_downHow to rehabilitate your hair

Hair health activist and style alchemist Reneé Potgieter is on a mission to get us all to fall back in love with our natural locks. In her 20 years spent in the hair business, Potgieter has watched as we cut, coloured, curled, and crimped the natural beauty out of our hair. She also learnt that […]

keyboard_arrow_upIMCD opens new US headquarters
keyboard_arrow_downIMCD opens new US headquarters

IMCD a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, has opened its new U.S. headquarters in Westlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The company debuts its new location to accommodate its expanding business, invest in its people and future growth, plus complement the company’s global digitalisation initiatives to better serve its markets across the U.S. […]

keyboard_arrow_upClere Pure & Protect shares tips for effective hand hygiene
keyboard_arrow_downClere Pure & Protect shares tips for effective hand hygiene

This year UNICEF and The World Health Organisation (WHO) have themed Global Handwashing Day – Hand Hygiene for All. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen governments and health organisations from around the globe calling on individuals to be more vigilant than ever about handwashing. Clere Pure & Protect There is no doubt that the pandemic has […]

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africa’s input recycling rate reaches 45.7% in 2019
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africa’s input recycling rate reaches 45.7% in 2019

Plastics|SA, the umbrella body representing the entire South African plastics industry, has just released the plastics recycling figures for the year ending, December 2019.   According to Anton Hanekom, Plastics|SA’s executive director, a detailed survey into the state of the country’s plastics recycling industry is conducted annually by Annabé Pretorius of Plastix 911 – an independent consultant who has an unsurpassable knowledge of the industry and […]

keyboard_arrow_upIberchem to create an olfactory experience at Expo 2020 Dubai
keyboard_arrow_downIberchem to create an olfactory experience at Expo 2020 Dubai

Fragrance manufacturer, Iberchem will be adding an olfactory dimension to the Spain Pavilion, at Dubai 2020 Expo. Originally scheduled to open on 20 October 2020, Dubai 2020 Expo will now take place from October 2021 to March 2022.   It is the first time in the country’s history that scents will be integrated into the design of the Spain pavilion. Different devices and fragrance applications will be used across installations […]

keyboard_arrow_upGet more out of your factory floor with data sciences
keyboard_arrow_downGet more out of your factory floor with data sciences

Strategic data science is an essential pillar of every Industry 4.0 scenario. A four-step data mining approach based on CRISP-DM supports successful projects.  Whenever big data is mentioned, most people first think of social media or the analysis of customer behaviour in e-commerce. But think again, as strategic data analysis is also gaining momentum in the production environment. Frost & Sullivan […]

keyboard_arrow_upL’Oréal announces Nicolas Hieronimus to succeed of Jean-Paul Agon as CEO
keyboard_arrow_downL’Oréal announces Nicolas Hieronimus to succeed of Jean-Paul Agon as CEO

L’Oréal’s board of directors announced its intention to renew Jean-Paul Agon’s mandate as chairman, a position he has held since 2011, and to appoint Nicolas Hieronimus as chief executive officer.  The board met on 14 October under the chairmanship of Agon. Following the recommendations of the appointments and governance committee, the board decided on new governance and a succession plan at the head of […]

keyboard_arrow_upPlant-powered skin care from Skoon
keyboard_arrow_downPlant-powered skin care from Skoon

Skoon’s Wow-Wow Wonder Hydrating Serum is the first product to be entered in the 2020 Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review/Symrise New Product Competition. The Wow-Wow Wonder Hydrating Serum is formulated with three different sizes of Hyaluronic Acid molecules to tackle immediate and long-term skin hydration. It is also enriched with a potent combination of active ingredients, […]

keyboard_arrow_upA Clere skin care solution for active men
keyboard_arrow_downA Clere skin care solution for active men

Clere now caters for the needs of active men with the new Clere For Men Active range. The healthy lifestyle movement is on the rise and getting fit has never been more accessible. With free gifts on gym sign ups, walking and running clubs, outdoor communal gyms, group exercise classes and our year-round moderate climate, […]

keyboard_arrow_upEnviron named 2019 New Product Competition winner
keyboard_arrow_downEnviron named 2019 New Product Competition winner

On 10 October, Environ was crowned the winner of the 2019 Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review/Symrise New Product Competition. This trusted local skin care brand with a strong history of innovation, won the overall winner award for its Focus Care Radiance+ Range. The New Product Competition judges said Environ’s Focus Care Radiance+ range addresses the hot […]

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_upRotolabel S&N Labels rebrands to S&N Labels
keyboard_arrow_downRotolabel S&N Labels rebrands to S&N Labels

Rotolabel S&N Labels will be rebranding to S&N Labels on 1 October 2020 to focus on its core offering and to grow market share. S&N Labels will remain part of the Labelling Division of The Bidvest Group. This follows the acquisition of the S&N Labels by the Bidvest Group in September 2017 and the integration […]

keyboard_arrow_upAirnov introduces laser-marked desiccant canisters without direct labelling
keyboard_arrow_downAirnov introduces laser-marked desiccant canisters without direct labelling

Airnov Healthcare Packaging is introducing a new line of laser-marked sorbent and desiccant canisters without direct printing or labelling. Laser marking produces clean, readable product and warning information with reduced risk of contamination of packaged pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. It also contributes to a smaller carbon footprint. Highly focused laser beam Laser marking utilises the energy […]

keyboard_arrow_upNeopac honoured by European Tube Manufacturers Association
keyboard_arrow_downNeopac honoured by European Tube Manufacturers Association

Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, earned two “Tube of the Year” awards from the European Tube Manufacturers Association (ETMA). The recognition came in two of the competitions most coveted categories: Plastic Tubes and Laminate Tubes. Tube of the Year ETMA is an association for producers […]

keyboard_arrow_upALPLA celebrates World Environment Day
keyboard_arrow_downALPLA celebrates World Environment Day

To mark World Environment Day on 5 June ALPLA is making donations to NGOs and initiating employee activities. The family-owned enterprise is not allowing the coronavirus pandemic to stand in the way of its good habits. Clean-up campaigns In what has become something of a valued tradition for many ALPLA employees, clean-up campaigns and environmental […]

keyboard_arrow_upBW Packaging Systems showcases solutions with virtual exhibit hall
keyboard_arrow_downBW Packaging Systems showcases solutions with virtual exhibit hall

BW Packaging Systems is using a virtual exhibit hall experience to bring its packaging solutions directly to its customers. Till May 2021, BW Packaging Systems will host a unique online exhibit to showcase the collective packaging capabilities of Barry-Wehmiller companies Accraply, BW Flexible Systems, BW Integrated Systems, Pneumatic Scale Angelus and Synerlink. Free by invitation […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow to minimise packaging yet still provide on pack information
keyboard_arrow_downHow to minimise packaging yet still provide on pack information

In a time where our throw-away culture has increased packaging waste worldwide, companies are looking for solutions that enable them to provide more and use less. With mounting pressure, packaging is changing. Even though packaging is necessary, a lot of products have excess packaging where the information that is needed could be applied directly to […]

keyboard_arrow_upRomaco debuts virtual showroom amidst COVID-19 pandemic
keyboard_arrow_downRomaco debuts virtual showroom amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Romaco was not able to display its technologies at Interpack 2020, but has instead come up with an innovative solution in the form of a virtual showroom with a spotlight on sustainability and digitalisation. For the first time, Romaco’s latest product developments are being unveiled to trade specialists in the […]

keyboard_arrow_upHenkel expands its webinar series with REthink Packaging formats
keyboard_arrow_downHenkel expands its webinar series with REthink Packaging formats

Since Interpack 2020 has been postponed to 2021, Henkel has decided to expand its renowned webinar series for 2020, scheduling its webinar week for the original Interpack timeframe from 5 to 12 May. Industry trade shows like Interpack are essential for the packaging industry value chain to exchange knowledge on innovations and meet partners. Dedicated […]

keyboard_arrow_upRomaco conducts virtual factory acceptance test via livestream
keyboard_arrow_downRomaco conducts virtual factory acceptance test via livestream

The first Romaco Noack blister machine for a pharmaceutical producer in southern China has now passed its virtual factory acceptance test (FAT), which was carried out via a live stream. Romaco is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by taking new approaches with the FATs for its machines. Virtual space In the light of current travel […]

keyboard_arrow_upIn-cosmetics Global announces best active, functional and green ingredient award winners
keyboard_arrow_downIn-cosmetics Global announces best active, functional and green ingredient award winners

Winners of the Innovation Zone Best Ingredients and Green Ingredients awards were announced on 6 October, as part of in-cosmetics Virtual 2020.   Despite the challenges brought about by COVID-19, leading cosmetic ingredient manufacturers, including Mibelle Biochemistry, Cargill Beauty, Givaudan Active Beauty and Lucas Meyer all put forward their most creative innovations for consideration across three categories:  Best Active Ingredient  Best Functional Ingredient   Best Green Ingredient.   […]

keyboard_arrow_upLearn more about skin protection and wellness with Evonik
keyboard_arrow_downLearn more about skin protection and wellness with Evonik

The pursuit of beautiful skin is paramount worldwide. During in-cosmetics Virtual, Evonik Care Solutions will share insights into the expansion of its active ingredients portfolio focusing on skin protection, renewal and wellness.  On Tuesday 6 October at 16:00 CET, you’re invited to attend a technical seminar presented by Dr Frank Schmidtmann, director of technology and integration, Care Solutions, Nutrition & Care, Evonik. This session entitled Beautiful skin through […]

keyboard_arrow_upAprinnova presents an introduction to the circular economy
keyboard_arrow_downAprinnova presents an introduction to the circular economy

During in-cosmetics Virtual, taking place from 6 to 8 October, Aprinnova will walk attendees through an introduction to the circular economy, providing case studies around circular packaging and ingredients while offering them a checklist for circular ingredient selection.   These exciting highlights form part of the technical seminar by Ashlee Nunes, technical sales and product manager at Aprinnova and Diva Chan, the company’s technical service manager. Together they will lead a […]

keyboard_arrow_upLearn more about natural antimicrobials with Schülke & Mayr
keyboard_arrow_downLearn more about natural antimicrobials with Schülke & Mayr

If you’re interested in learning more about natural antimicrobials, join Matthias Hentz, senior head of marketing, Schülke & Mayr for an in-cosmetics Virtual 2020 technical seminar.   On Wednesday 7 October at 16:00 CET, Hentz will lead a session entitled Alternative thinking: Natural product protection with a plus. In the natural antimicrobials toolbox, there are different categories of actives available that can defend cosmetic products against contamination, yet Hentz says ‘very few of them can offer protection […]

keyboard_arrow_up32nd IFSCC Congress returns to the UK for the first time in 20 years
keyboard_arrow_down32nd IFSCC Congress returns to the UK for the first time in 20 years

Bringing together cosmetic science thought leaders from every part of the industry and academia, the 32nd IFSCC Congress will take place from 19-22 September 2022. This showcase event for both fundamental and applied cosmetic research will be back in the UK for the first time in 20 years in 2022. Ground-breaking event Chair of the […]

keyboard_arrow_upBoost your preservative toolbox with Sharon Laboratories
keyboard_arrow_downBoost your preservative toolbox with Sharon Laboratories

Join Sharon Laboratories at in-cosmetics Virtual, taking place from 6 to 8 October, to learn more about changing demands in the world of preservation, particularly when it comes sensitive skin.   On Tuesday 6 October at 13:00 PM (CET), Naama Eylon, VP personal care at Sharon Laboratories will lead a session during in-cosmetics Virtual, entitled Face Forward: preservation for sensitive skin in facial care & colour cosmetics.  […]

keyboard_arrow_upSAPICS conference goes virtual
keyboard_arrow_downSAPICS conference goes virtual

The annual SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for supply chain professionals, will take the form of a virtual event this year on 23 and 24 November 2020. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of supply chains to everyone; for everything that we eat, drink and use every day. The availability […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew dates for MAGHREB PHARMA
keyboard_arrow_downNew dates for MAGHREB PHARMA

Easyfairs Northeral, the organiser of MAGHREB PHARMA Expo has announced new dates for its annual international tradeshow for the pharmaceutical industry in North Africa. In this context, the Algerian Pharmaceutical Industry Minister, Lotfi Benbahmed, announced end of August in Algiers that Algeria plans to export the equivalent of $ 5 billion worth of locally produced […]

keyboard_arrow_upin-cosmetics Asia postponed to 2021
keyboard_arrow_downin-cosmetics Asia postponed to 2021

Reed Exhibitions has announced that in-cosmetics Asia – initially scheduled to take place on 3-5 November 2020 at BITEC Bangkok – will now be held on 2-4 November 2021 at the same venue. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and despite Thailand’s low number of cases, the recent fifth extension of the emergency decree […]