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 Solutions has announced the acquisition of ChemSol Group. The ingredients and specialty distributor operates in Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama and Honduras.
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 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 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 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 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 has announced that Natura is the first commercial collaborator for strategic sustainability initiative, Project Yba: Conservation that Transforms.
Avon has launched a fragrance it is claiming to be the world’s first to use ‘upcycled vanilla extract’.