Japanese cosmetic makers are reaping the rewards of the boom in demand for made-in-Japan products as shipments of cosmetics rose 1.2 percent in 2016, reaching 1.52 trillion yen ($13.8 billion).
Women that have completed Class 12 in India have been invited by L’Oréal India to apply for one of the 50 scholarship places available for its 14th For Young Women in Science Scholarship (FYWIS) program.
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.
Unilever Philippines is set to export halal products to Southeast Asia and Australia, having gained certification for its Cavite facility, according to a report published by Business Mirror.
Unilever and Europe & Asia Commercial Company (EAC) have set up a joint venture in Myanmar in a bid to grow operations in the Southeast Asian country, according to a report published by Manufacturing Global.
Procter & Gamble has set ambitious sustainability goals for its Thai manufacturing base, according to a report published by The Nation, that will see the plant recycle 100 percent of energy, use renewable resources for 100 percent of packaging and production and produce zero waste in the future.
Indian consumers have been subjected to a series of price hikes for personal care products, which the Economic Times is attributing to manufacturers hedging their bets ahead of the soon-to-be-introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST).
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.
Shiseido has introduced a pilot program to deploy humanoid robots on the make-up assembly lines at its Kakegawa factory – a cosmetics first, according to the Japanese manufacturer.
K Beauty giant AmorePacific is said to be investing in R&D as a way to bolster its lead in the cosmetics market, and is expanding its production and R&D facilities at its Yongin site.