keyboard_arrow_upNouryon accelerates its sustainable growth with CMC acquisition
keyboard_arrow_downNouryon accelerates its sustainable growth with CMC acquisition

Nouryon has acquired carboxymethyl cellulose business, JM Huber Corporation. The transaction will significantly broaden Nouryon’s portfolio of products in CMC, a sustainable, bio-based water-soluble polymer used as a thickener, binder, stabiliser and film former. Leading position in growth markets The acquisition underlines Nouryon’s strategy of investing to develop a leading position in attractive growth markets. […]

keyboard_arrow_upBotanichem adds Korean ingredient supplier to its portfolio
keyboard_arrow_downBotanichem adds Korean ingredient supplier to its portfolio

Botanichem has added Sunjin Beauty Science to its portfolio of agencies. Sunjin, based in Korea, has been a leading ingredient supplier to the cosmetic and chemical industry for more than 40 years and supplies products to some of the world’s leading brands. Ingredient solutions The company supplies raw materials to the cosmetics, surfactant, paint and […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew Zealand’s aggressive approach to COVID-19 proves successful
keyboard_arrow_downNew Zealand’s aggressive approach to COVID-19 proves successful

New Zealand’s aggressive approach to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus has proven to be extremely effective as the country has had no new cases in more than two weeks. After a little over 100 days since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 reported on 28 February 2020, New Zealand has lifted almost all […]

keyboard_arrow_upCroda’s acts of kindness across the globe
keyboard_arrow_downCroda’s acts of kindness across the globe

Staff at Croda International’s manufacturing sites in various regions worldwide continue to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company uses smart science to create, make and sell speciality chemicals that improve lives. Its manufacturing sites are tailoring their support to meet needs in their regions through the company’s ‘acts of kindness’ initiative. The level […]

keyboard_arrow_upDis-Chem acquires Baby City
keyboard_arrow_downDis-Chem acquires Baby City

Dis-Chem Pharmacies has entered into an agreement where it will acquire 100% of the issued share capital in and shareholder claims of specialist destination baby retailer Baby City. Dis-Chem will pay a purchase consideration of R430 million upon closure. Complete baby shopping experience Baby City was founded in 1992 in Durban and operates a network […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpartan’s COVID-19 test recall illustrates need for proper screening
keyboard_arrow_downSpartan’s COVID-19 test recall illustrates need for proper screening

Azadeh Laffafian PhD Medical Device Analyst at GlobalData comments that proper screening and quality assurance must be done on all potential COVID-19 treatments following the announcement that Spartan Bioscience has recalled its rapid COVID-19 test due to concerns by Health Canada. Laffafian says: “Recall of Spartan’s COVID-19 test is not surprising as extraordinary circumstances have […]

keyboard_arrow_upCoschem launches virtual events
keyboard_arrow_downCoschem launches virtual events

Due to the national lockdown and the ongoing restriction on group gatherings to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (Coschem) is hosting virtual events to maintain the vital connection with its members. The society’s virtual events echo the theme of Coschem’s PR committee for 2020 which is #StayingConnected. As a […]

keyboard_arrow_upL’Oréal South Africa thanks essential workers by donating hand sanitisers
keyboard_arrow_downL’Oréal South Africa thanks essential workers by donating hand sanitisers

L’Oréal South Africa has started producing hand sanitisers under its natural beauty brand Garnier in support of the company’s fight against COVID-19.  The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have widespread impact on the world with an alarming increase in infections, daily.  The Group’s local factory in Midrand, Johannesburg is producing sanitisers to support the needs of […]

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise stays on its growth track despite the impact of COVID-19
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise stays on its growth track despite the impact of COVID-19

Despite extremely challenging times the Symrise Group is persevering and is on track for growth in the 2020 fiscal year.  In the first quarter, sales were up by 8.0 % to € 917.1 million (Q1 2019: € 848.8 million). All segments contributed to this positive development and posted gains despite the challenging global economic conditions […]

keyboard_arrow_upTip Top lends a hand with sanitiser products
keyboard_arrow_downTip Top lends a hand with sanitiser products

As anxiety runs high amidst the novel COVID-19 pandemic, fear-stricken people around the world are stockpiling supplies like toilet paper, hand soap and hand sanitiser. While the instinct to panic-buy is certainly understandable, hoarding necessary items leaves healthcare providers, security companies and NGOs without, potentially putting the vulnerable at even greater risk. While retailers struggle […]