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The Newest Outlook on Anti-Aging & Cosmetics Growth

By | 2017-11-09T21:19:57+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Anti-Aging, Blog, Chemical Industry Trends|

The Newest Outlook on Anti-Aging & Cosmetics Growth The cosmetics market is expected to garner $429.8 billion USD globally by 2022, according to new research. There are several factors contributing to the sustained boom of the cosmetics and anti-aging sectors, including a shift in disposable income spending habits and lifestyle priorities, an augmented consumer [...]

Ingredients of Controversy: The Parabens Panic

By | 2017-08-29T17:52:10+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Blog|

Ingredients of Controversy: The Parabens Panic As more manufacturers and formulators develop an expanding range of cosmetic and personal care products to answer the call they're getting from consumers worldwide, regulators around the world are beginning to exert their muscle when it comes to what they deem acceptable or unacceptable ingredients. That's all well [...]

Reflections on Ten Years in the ICIS Top 100

By | 2017-08-07T16:27:34+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Blog|

Reflections on Ten Years in the ICIS Top 100 We're proud to be included in ICIS Chemical Business's 2017 list of the Top 100 Chemical Distributors in North America. What's even more humbling? How it's the tenth consecutive year we've been privileged to be included on that list, going back to the time when [...]

Why is Warren Buffett Bullish about Specialty Chemicals?

By | 2018-03-09T19:51:53+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Blog|

Why is Warren Buffett Bullish about Specialty Chemicals? Markets reward pragmatic innovators, and smart investors recognize that.   There's no better example than this cover story in IHS Chemical Week, which profiles how Berkshire Hathaway's 2011 acquisition of one company, Lubrizol, for $9.7 billion has powered expansion and diversification that's included a [...]

Let’s Make Sure LCSA is a Framework for Innovation

By | 2017-07-05T17:08:23+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Blog|

Let's Make Sure LCSA is a Framework for Innovation Last year, the Obama Administration's single piece of environmental legislation was passed after receiving enormous bipartisan support. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (or LCSA, for short - go figure!) was signed into law in June 2016, revising the Toxic [...]

The Race is On for Alternative Preservatives

By | 2017-10-06T08:08:19+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Beauty & Personal Care, Blog|

The Race is On for Alternative Preservatives If there was ever any doubt about how heated the competition has become to develop new preservatives to cater to consumer demand for alternatives to formaldehyde, triclosan and other chemicals, it should be evaporated by this story about an actual prize competition to find those new ingredients. A competition [...]

Congratulations in order…

By | 2016-12-08T10:13:55+00:00 November 11th, 2011|Blog, News & Media|

Congratulations in order... Our sincere congratulations to Donna and Jim Boldt of Deeks & Company of Stone Mountain, GA, for being selected by NACD as 2011 Distributors of the Year. When you're recognized as such by an organization with the pedigree and authenticity of the NACD, that's a high honor indeed.  They're both deeply [...]

Innovation as a jobs engine in the chemical industry.

By | 2016-12-08T10:13:56+00:00 August 31st, 2011|Blog, Chemical Industry, Chemical Industry Trends, Innovation|

Innovation as a jobs engine in the chemical industry Innovation begets jobs -- just ask anybody in Silicon Valley about that, or any of the numerous communities springing up around the world, where engineers and chemists and other scientific professionals are applying themselves daily to the task of making better products and breakthrough strides [...]