keyboard_arrow_upGifts for domestic abuse victims on Mandela Day
keyboard_arrow_downGifts for domestic abuse victims on Mandela Day

To commemorate Mandela Day this year Looking Good LCN & Dabur (ORS) donated a generous amount of make-up and haircare products to the survivors of domestic violence at the Bethany Home. This is the first collaboration between the brands. They visited the women’s shelter on 18 July to present the gifts and discover how it […]

keyboard_arrow_upYoung scientists awarded for their winning presentations
keyboard_arrow_downYoung scientists awarded for their winning presentations

Subhashree Mahapatra and Xia Jiang of Lubrizol were among the winners of the Young Scientist Support Scheme that took place at the 14th Asian Societies of Cosmetic Scientists (ASCS) Conference in Hong Kong, for their presentations on DAWNERGY peptide and AVALURE Flex-6CC polymer respectively. They were recognised for their professional confidence and clear expositions. Scientific […]

keyboard_arrow_upSCS elects new council
keyboard_arrow_downSCS elects new council

The Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) elected a new Council for 2019-2020 at its Annual General Meeting on 23 May 2019 at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, the first time the AGM has been held in Ireland. Mary Lord was elected president, with Grace Abamba becoming immediate past president and Stewart Long the new […]

keyboard_arrow_upWinners announced for the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards
keyboard_arrow_downWinners announced for the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards

The NSTF-South32 Awards were held at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Gauteng on 27 June. It is the 21st celebration of excellence through this flagship project of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF). Outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation were awarded and celebrated in the following broad areas under 13 […]

keyboard_arrow_upSilab gets gold for its CSR
keyboard_arrow_downSilab gets gold for its CSR

Just a few weeks after receiving the A- rating from the CDP for its action to combat climate change, SILAB has once again been praised for its exemplary corporate social responsibility, obtaining Gold CSR certification from the EcoVadis rating platform. Gold certification With a score of 69/100 in four areas (environment, social and human rights, […]

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise acquires biotech company, Cutech
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise acquires biotech company, Cutech

COPY: Based in Padua, Italy, the biotechnology company, Cutech has signed an acquisition contract to join forces with Symrise. Cutech offers unique pre-clinical screening services for cosmetics ingredients and finished formulations.

keyboard_arrow_upVantage to acquire Textron
keyboard_arrow_downVantage to acquire Textron

Vantage Specialty Chemicals, a leading, vertically-integrated provider of naturally derived ingredients, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Textron Plimon, S.L.U. Natural Oils Business.

keyboard_arrow_upHelping to bridge the nation’s youth unemployment challenge
keyboard_arrow_downHelping to bridge the nation’s youth unemployment challenge

Adcock Ingram and the Youth Employment Service (YES) established a partnership when both organisations joined forces to support President Ramaphosa’s vision of creating one million jobs for unemployed youth within three years. Adcock Ingram initially kicked off the first phase of their initiative during November 2018, welcoming the first 27 graduates. 

keyboard_arrow_upEcoVadis awards a Silver rating to Vantage
keyboard_arrow_downEcoVadis awards a Silver rating to Vantage

Vantage Specialty Ingredients (Vantage) has been awarded the Silver rating by EcoVadis for its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance. EcoVadis is a leading solution for monitoring sustainability in global supply chains. The rating acknowledges Vantage’s commitment and continual sustainability achievements since it earned a bronze rating in 2015.

keyboard_arrow_upClariant increases sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018
keyboard_arrow_downClariant increases sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, announced full year 2018 sales of CHF 6.623 billion compared to CHF 6.377 billion in 2017. This corresponds to five percent growth in local currency, all of which is organic, driven by a progression in all Business Areas, particularly in Catalysis. Both higher volumes and pricing underpinned […]