Ingredients maker Symrise has unveiled a new Creative Centre located in Mumbai that is said to focus on innovation and customer proximity.

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BASF has opened a new cosmetics plant in Shanghai. The project cost CNY150 million, making the new facility BASF's largest investment in emollients production in the Asia-Pacific region, with a capacity for 15,000 tons of emollients and waxes. The plant was conceived to ‘serve the Chinese market to echo the fast-growing demand and swiftly changing property needs,’ according to Hans W Reiners, BASF President for Care Chemicals.

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Kim Hyoung-june, AmorePacific cell science researcher, has scooped the first prize at the 2017 Dongam Cosmetic Scientist Awards thanks to its research on suncream.

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The Malaysian government has removed seven cosmetics from market that were deemed harmful to health due to the inclusion of scheduled poisonous materials.

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Japanese biotech start-up Maz World has opened a research and development center in Hong Kong’s Science Park.

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Symrise has unveiled its new Asia-Pacific Flavor Innovation and Technology Center. The opening is the culmination of the flavor and fragrances firm’s €30 million investment in its regional headquarters in Singapore.

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AkzoNobel has finalised a joint venture, named ANAVEN, with chemicals manufacturing company Atul to produce monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in India with the two companies set to open a new plant in 2019.

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The Indian arm of Japanese flavors and fragrance firm Takasago is considering a move into the personal wash category, according to a report published by The Hindu Business Line.

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After eight acquisitions in 2016 and an impressive 12 in 2015, it looks like Frutarom is set to repeat, if not beat its M&A record this year.

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Australian women are prioritising ‘cruelty-free’ over other characteristics when buying cosmetics, according to a study carried out by Roy Morgan and reported by Finder.  

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