Ingredients maker Symrise has unveiled a new Creative Centre located in Mumbai that is said to focus on innovation and customer proximity.
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.
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.
The Malaysian government has removed seven cosmetics from market that were deemed harmful to health due to the inclusion of scheduled poisonous materials.
Japanese biotech start-up Maz World has opened a research and development center in Hong Kong’s Science Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.