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Oct 14, 2008 | 09:03 AM CDT

Rhodia and KCI Sign Marketing Agreement

Marketing agreement for conditioning polymers in response to growing demand; manufacturing capacity increased.

Oct 13, 2008 | 10:01 AM CDT

Cosmetic Hybrids Create Confusion Among Consumers

By: Katie Schaefer

New cosmetics innovations are creating subcategories that cross over into industries outside of beauty, leading to hybrids of cosmetics that can confuse consumers.

Oct 10, 2008 | 03:44 PM CDT

Delivering on Antiaging Potential

By: Nancy Jeffries

Technical advances in delivery systems have profound implications for the personal care industry.

Oct 09, 2008 | 10:43 AM CDT

The Value of Green Processing

By: Stephanie K. Clendennen, PhD and Neil W. Boaz,…

As consumers’ quest for natural in every aspect of a product continues, a comprehensive story of overall ecological impact of product will be required—and green processing is part of that story.

Oct 07, 2008 | 12:30 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: The Power of Soap

By: Steve Herman

We sometimes forget that the benefits of our industry go beyond simple beauty, and some of the most elemental and taken-for-granted products, combined with the marketing knowledge pioneered by the companies in our industry, can save millions of lives.

Oct 03, 2008 | 04:40 PM CDT

Chemical Reaction: Green Chemistry—Safer from the Start

By: Steve Herman

A scientist and educator suggests that making products safe from the beginning would help safety, environmental and regulatory issues disappear, and the general public less likely to view the industry as insensitive purveyors of toxic materials.

Sep 30, 2008 | 03:30 PM CDT

California Governor Signs Green Chemistry Bills

State regulators given broad authority to evaluate and ban potentially harmful industrial chemicals; state department charged with developing program to identify chemicals of concern and analyze alternatives by 2011.

Sep 29, 2008 | 02:36 PM CDT

Growing Cosmeceutical Applications

By: Lakshmi Prakash, PhD

Complementary to the September 2008 feature "Cosmeceuticals: Still Topical," the author explores formulation challenges, preservatives, skin lightening and other topics.

Sep 25, 2008 | 09:48 AM CDT

Cognis Introduces Green Formulation Grid

The company moves into phase two of its Green Chemical Solutions (GCS) classification system.

Sep 25, 2008 | 09:17 AM CDT

Pilot Chemical Surfactants Acknowledged as ‘CleanGredients’

NSF International provided the third-party certification and environmental screening for the surfactants now listed on the online database.