Primary school wins clean-up and recycling competition

Kabega Primary School learners A group of Port Elizabeth learners from Kabega Primary School emerged victorious in Plastics|SA’s annual clean-up and recycle competition. The school’s students proved their mettle after pledging their commitment to sustainability and cleaning up the environment.

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. To commemorate the society’s achievements, Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review has produced a 40th anniversary profile for Coschem.

The profile covers various highlights, dating back to 1975 when the idea was first proposed to form a society for cosmetic chemists. It also looks at how the Coschem Diploma in Cosmetic Science has evolved over the past 40 years, and shares the immense success of the 2012 IFSCC congress, which took place in South Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Five steps to regain control of your supply chain

Business success relies heavily on good supply chain management. Mungo Park, president of SAPICS, shares a variety of strategic ways companies can gain the most value from their supply chains.

Packaging for sensitive pharmaceutical drugs

Pharmaceutical and healthcare glass and plastic product supplier, Gerresheimer, showcased one of its innovations, a Gx RTF ClearJect syringe, at the recent Pharmtech exhibition in Moscow, Russia.

Solabia acquires Algues & Mer

The logo of the Solabia GroupSolabia Group – which produces ingredients for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food industries – is expanding with the recent acquisition of Algues & Mer. Gérard Josset, president of the group, is building on the exceptional sourcing conditions, as he did for Solabia’s Brazilian units, to expand its range of cosmetics ingredients.

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