and technologies—all developed by the
event’s exhibitors. Featuring prototype formulas for lips, eyes, nails and skin, leading
international suppliers will demonstrate
their expertise in innovative pigments and
technologies. Finished product manufacturers can explore the ingredients helping
to deliver captivating and trend-setting
color cosmetics products.
Another new feature will be the
Sustainability Corner, designed to showcase leading environmental and social
sustainability initiatives. Leading suppliers will share the ways they have developed
or reformulated an ingredient or product to
be more sustainable. A series of presentations will enable visitors to debate key issues and learn how the industry is working
toward achieving the UN’s Sustainable
Development Goals targets.
R&D professionals are invited to attend the Formulation Lab where sessions
run by leading ingredients suppliers including Akzo Nobel, Lonza, Nordmann
Rassmann and Symrise will offer attendees valuable insights through practical,
Additionally, technical seminars will
provide product development teams with
technical information, claims and formulation techniques directly from suppliers.
The Innovation Zone will act as a
launchpad for 100-plus state-of-the-art
ingredients, and Mintel will host a series
of live demonstrations showing market-leading finished products.
Arbonne Enters Taiwan
•TAIWAN: Arbonne International, LLC
has made its first foray into Asia and is
open for business in Taiwan.
“Arbonne Taiwan is a huge milestone
for us as we further expand into the Asia
Pacific region, especially on the heels of
the amazing success of Arbonne New
Zealand this past summer,” said CEO
Cutest Acquires RCR Aspect
•UNITED KINGDOM: Cutest Systems,
a contract research organization (CRO)
based in Cardiff, UK, has acquired Reading
Clinical Research (RCR Aspect Ltd). RCR
Aspect is a CRO specializing in human
volunteer studies for beauty care, medical
devices and pharmaceutical products and
this acquisition will strengthen the portfolio of services that Cutest Systems can
offer across these sectors.
Ashland Begins Pharma
Excipient Production in Nanjing
•CHINA: Ashland has cut the ribbon on
a production line at its new pharmaceutical excipient facility Nanjing, China.
Demand for polymer excipients, the
substances formulated alongside the active ingredients of medications, is rising
in China as the country’s pharmaceutical
industry moves to modernize oral drug
manufacturing and comply with new
quality standards set forth in the 2015 edition of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia.
“Opening a world-class excipient fa-
cility in Nanjing is a testament to our
willingness to partner with industry in
China and to support the integrity and
usability of pharmaceuticals produced in
a country that is rapidly modernizing its
healthcare infrastructure,” said William A.
Wulfsohn, Ashland’s chairman and CEO.
Brenntag Expands in Singapore
•SINGAPORE: Brenntag will acquire the
distribution business of EPChem Group,
Singapore. EPChem is a distribution company for special performance chemicals,
dedicated to waxes and wax related products for diverse industries and applications
mostly in the Asia Pacific region. The acquisition will include the Group’s distribution
businesses in Indonesia and China.
“EPChem’s comprehensive product
lines perfectly complement Brenntag’s
product portfolio in Asia Pacific. In addition, the company has an outstanding
track record and long-standing partnership with major global wax producers.
With the acquisition, we are strengthening and expanding our specialty chemicals footprint in the region which is one
of our strategic growth objectives,” said
Henri Nejade, member of the management board of Brenntag Group and CEO
of Brenntag Asia Pacific.
Jakks Acquires C’est Moi
•FRANCE: US-based Jakks Pacific, Inc.
has acquired C’est Moi, a skin care and
makeup brand for kids that is made in
France and distributed in Singapore, Dubai,
Australia and Malaysia. Jakks intends launch
the brand globally in 2017.•
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