• Coschem celebrates its 40th anniversary

    The front cover of Coschem’s 40th commemorative profile The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem) celebrated its 40th anniversary at its AGM on 9 February.

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    Board of directors of PlasticsSAPlastics|SA hosted its 2016 AGM in Midrand on 16 November to conclude the year’s activities. At the event, Plastics|SA chairman, Bernhard Mahl highlighted the importance of innovation in the industry. He challenged attendees to get out of a survival mind set and into one of growth through a conscious commitment to innovation.

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  • Seppic reveals new data for Sepiwhite MSH

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  • A new era for Symrise Scent & Care

    The Symrise team with customers photographed at Symrise’s South Africa offices in Isando, JohannesburgSymrise has launched a new story line for its fragrance division. This is part of its strategy to become a preferred and indispensable fragrance and ingredients partner to its customers around the world.

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