Humane Society International welcomes Brazil’s animal testing ban
The Humane Society International has praised regulators for South America’s largest beauty market for ushering in a partial ban on animal testing for cosmetics. Brazil’s National Council for the Control of Animal Experimentation has outlawed animal testing for beauty ingredients with ‘known effects’ and provided for alternative testing methods for ‘unknown ingredients’.
Univar acquires ChemSol; expands presence in Central America
Univar Solutions has announced the acquisition of ChemSol Group. The ingredients and specialty distributor operates in Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama and Honduras.
Ingredients in 2022 – the price is right
The supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic showed no signs of abating in early 2022. If anything, it got worse as inflation rose, leading to price rises across the board.
Brazil wants research partners, da Silva tells EU
Brazil presidential hopeful, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is appealing to the European Union in a bid to find research partners in order to develop the Amazon region without damaging the ecosystem, according to a report published by Reuters.
Specialty chemicals provider Azelis expands foothold into South America with ROCSA acquisition
Specialty chemicals provider Azelis has expanded its foothold into the South American market with the purchase of ROCSA Colombia S.A., a specialty chemical distributor active in both life sciences and industrial chemical markets.
Cresco Labs set to acquire Columbia Care Inc to become the top US cannabis producer
Cresco Labs is set to become the biggest cannabis producer in the US with the acquisition of rival Columbia Care Inc in a US$2 billion deal – one of the biggest in the industry, according to Reuters.
Mexico becomes first North American country to pass bill to ban animal testing
Mexico has become the first North American country to pass a ban on testing cosmetic on animals, with the senate giving unanimous support.
Clariant acquires remaining 70 percent stake in Brazilian personal care company Beraca; takes over full ownership
Specialty chemicals company Clariant has increased its current 30 percent stake in Brazilian personal care company Beraca, purchasing the final 70 percent to take over full ownership.
Dow teams up with Natura for Project Yba: Conservation that Transforms
Dow has announced that Natura is the first commercial collaborator for strategic sustainability initiative, Project Yba: Conservation that Transforms.
Avon launches ‘upcycled vanilla’ fragrance
Avon has launched a fragrance it is claiming to be the world’s first to use ‘upcycled vanilla extract’.