• Rethink how you formulate with Hogo by Symrise

    Creating award-winning solutions is part of Symrise’s DNA. The latest innovative offering from the company is a cosmetic product protection online platform, Hogo by Symrise, which promises to simplify formulation work for manufacturers and brand owners. In Japanese, hogo means protection.

    25 Nov 2020
    New book explains the real science behind cosmetics

    At last – a book that explains the real science behind the cosmetics we use. Discovering Cosmetic Science is written…

    New book explains the real science behind cosmetics

    At last – a book that explains the real science behind the cosmetics we use. Discovering Cosmetic Science is written and edited by experts from the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) and published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Editors of the book include Steve Barton, Allan Eastham, Amanda…

    24 Nov 2020
    Summer skin care survival guide for men

    We’ve spend most of 2020 indoors but with summer here and restrictions relaxed we’ll be more inclined to spend time…

    Summer skin care survival guide for men

    We’ve spend most of 2020 indoors but with summer here and restrictions relaxed we’ll be more inclined to spend time outdoors, at the risk of damaging our skin. “While it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is by no means behind us, and all safety precautions such as mask-wearing, sanitising and…

    24 Nov 2020
    SA’s app driven businesses suffer from high data bills and hardware costs

    YBuy, a startup owned by JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms Group has partnered with Mint Solutions on an industry-leading holistic solution…

    SA’s app driven businesses suffer from high data bills and hardware costs

    YBuy, a startup owned by JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms Group has partnered with Mint Solutions on an industry-leading holistic solution that optimises corporates’ entire mobile ecosystem. Whilst COVID-19 drove many businesses online, many are experiencing the pain points of the digital economy, including device issues and problems with software and…

    24 Nov 2020
    Symrise to acquire Sensient’s fragrances business unit

    Symrise has signed a purchase agreement with Sensient Technologies Corporation (Milwaukee, USA) to acquire its fragrance and aroma chemicals activities.…

    Symrise to acquire Sensient’s fragrances business unit

    Symrise has signed a purchase agreement with Sensient Technologies Corporation (Milwaukee, USA) to acquire its fragrance and aroma chemicals activities. These activities consist of a wide range of aroma molecules and fragrances from natural and renewable sources. During fiscal year 2019, Sensient’s fragrances business unit generated revenues of approximately €77…

    23 Nov 2020
    Croda to supply innovative delivery system to Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine

    Croda International recently entered into an agreement with Pfizer to supply novel excipients used in the manufacture of a COVID-19…

    Croda to supply innovative delivery system to Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine

    Croda International recently entered into an agreement with Pfizer to supply novel excipients used in the manufacture of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The contract with Pfizer runs for five years and awards Croda an initial supply agreement for four component excipients used in the production of the vaccine candidate for…

    23 Nov 2020
    Get luminous colour with Ronastar Yellow Allure by Merck

    Ronastar Yellow Allure is the latest matte mass tone pigment in Merck’s innovative Allure series of smart effect pigments.  …

    Get luminous colour with Ronastar Yellow Allure by Merck

    Ronastar Yellow Allure is the latest matte mass tone pigment in Merck’s innovative Allure series of smart effect pigments.   Merck, a leading science and technology company, recently introduced Ronastar Yellow Allure. The pigment creates an elegant yellowish matte effect and luminous colour. With its superb performance, it provides a…

    23 Nov 2020
    The promising potential of jojoba oil in addressing stretch marks

    Vantage Specialty Chemicals puts jojoba oil to the test to determine its efficacy in wound healing, with a particular focus…

    The promising potential of jojoba oil in addressing stretch marks

    Vantage Specialty Chemicals puts jojoba oil to the test to determine its efficacy in wound healing, with a particular focus on stretch marks. Stretch marks are more common than you thought. They affect 80% of the adult population, both female and male. Also known as Striae distensae, stretch marks are…

    20 Nov 2020
    IPR waiver decision does not change India’s crucial role in supply of COVID-19 drugs

    India’s role in the global supply of COVID-19 drugs and vaccines remains crucial despite the US and EU blocking the…

    IPR waiver decision does not change India’s crucial role in supply of COVID-19 drugs

    India’s role in the global supply of COVID-19 drugs and vaccines remains crucial despite the US and EU blocking the country’s fight for intellectual property rights waiver for COVID-19 drugs. Prashant Khadayate, pharma analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, says: “India is already at the centre stage…

    20 Nov 2020
    Iberchem to join the Croda family

    This week, Croda International (Croda), a speciality chemicals company, and Iberchem, a leading global fragrances and flavours company, announced their…

    Iberchem to join the Croda family

    This week, Croda International (Croda), a speciality chemicals company, and Iberchem, a leading global fragrances and flavours company, announced their future together. Croda has agreed to acquire Iberchem, which is headquartered in Spain, for a total consideration of €820m on a debt-free, cash-free basis. Iberchem has been majority owned by…

    19 Nov 2020
    Company coalition designs compound packaging with optimised cycle-features

    Leading companies in the plastics and recycling industry have banded together to form a cross-industry coalition to improve the quality…

    Company coalition designs compound packaging with optimised cycle-features

    Leading companies in the plastics and recycling industry have banded together to form a cross-industry coalition to improve the quality of recovered packaging film. The partner companies involved – Maag (packaging production), Taghleef Industries (PP film), Henkel (laminating adhesives), and Huber Group (printing ink) – have succeeded in designing a…

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    25 Jun 2020
    How to ensure business agility in a pandemic

    BY: Neil Birch, CEO at Novus Holdings Business agility is the capability of a business to respond quickly to a…

    How to ensure business agility in a pandemic

    BY: Neil Birch, CEO at Novus Holdings Business agility is the capability of a business to respond quickly to a changing environment, whether it be internal or external. Qualities of agile businesses include being adaptive, flexible and creative in your response to change without losing momentum (remaining productive) or vision.…

    01 May 2020
    Fibertex manufactures critical components for COVID-19 PPE

    Fibertex SA, part of the global Fibertex Nonwovens group, has developed versatile high-performance components for protective facemasks and respirators. “Fibertex,…

    Fibertex manufactures critical components for COVID-19 PPE

    Fibertex SA, part of the global Fibertex Nonwovens group, has developed versatile high-performance components for protective facemasks and respirators. “Fibertex, which continuously invests in technological advancements to meet requirements in diverse industries – has increased production capacity of materials so desperately needed during the global COVID-19 pandemic,” explains Rosa Naidoo,…

    23 Apr 2020
    Are you South Africa’s best female entrepreneur?

    Entries are now open for the Santam Women of the Future Awards 2020 in association with Fairlady and True Love.…

    Are you South Africa’s best female entrepreneur?

    Entries are now open for the Santam Women of the Future Awards 2020 in association with Fairlady and True Love. Santam, Fairlady and, for the first time this year, Truelove Magazine, have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country. Best women entrepreneurs If…

    30 Nov 2017
    Rooibos could reduce risk of “Type 3” diabetes – a precursor to Alzheimer’s

    Researchers at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in the US found a link between a relatively new form…

    Rooibos could reduce risk of “Type 3” diabetes – a precursor to Alzheimer’s

    Researchers at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in the US found a link between a relatively new form of diabetes, known as “type 3” diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.


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