Induchem announced the opening of a new office in Singapore, managed by Induchem sales representative for Asia Frederic Serres.
Inolex was awarded the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Global Personal Care Product Innovation Leadership Award for Emulsense, its natural cationic agent for hair conditioning and skin care.
Elevance Renewable Sciences announced a new collaboration with Genting Plantations Berhad through Genting Integrated Biorefinery Sdn Bhd, to be located in the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) in Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia. The 25:75 collaboration between Elevance and Genting Plantations Berhad will build a metathesis biorefinery based on Elevance’s proprietary metathesis technology, and it will produce olefins and specialty chemicals that can be used in multiple end-product applications, including lubricants, surfactants and detergents.
Sederma announced several new appointments at the company. Alex Saunois has joined Sederma as technical director and member of the executive board, Olga Gracioso was promoted to marketing director, Olivier Jamet was promoted to sales director, and Gérard Bernard was appointed vice president of sales and marketing.
DeWolf Chemical announced the promotion of Christopher Nork to vice president of sales.
Impact Colors announced Nature XFol, a new line of Candelilla Beads Exfoliators created specifically to replace polyethylene microbeads. Candelilla wax is obtained from the Candelilla plant, which grows wild in the dessert in northern Mexico and southern Texas. After processing, the resulting Candelilla wax is 100% natural, chemically stable, hard enough to exfoliate and yet easily moldable. The wax is a safe non-irritant for the skin and is even ingestible, which makes it an option for toothpaste, another common application for microbeads. Additionally, the Nature XFol line is available in colors and special effects pigments, including white, yellow, red, blue and green.