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In The News: learning GMP for cosmetics, manufacturing growth, and distribution partners

Registrar launches new online learning course for beauty industry, Crown Laboratories expands manufacturing facility and employee count, and Verdant Specialty Solutions and LBB team up on cosmetic ingredient distribution.

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🎓💋Learning ISO 22176 Online

This week, FDA compliance assistance company Registrar Corp launched an online training course on cosmetics manufacturing. The self-paced training is intended to not only educate beauty industry professionals on the existing ISO 22176 requirements but to anticipate FDA Good Manufacturing Practices. By signing the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 into law late last year, US President Biden gave the FDA authority to establish GMPs for our industry.

“Our online course is designed to provide a practical understanding of the ISO 22176 requirements and to help companies prepare for MoCRA's GMP regulations,” affirms David Lennarz, CEO of Registrar Corp. in remarks to the press this week.

The Cosmetics GMP Online Training, says Lennarz, “will be highly beneficial for anyone working in the cosmetics manufacturing industry who wants to stay ahead of upcoming requirements.”

💋🏭Manufacturing Multiplied

Skincare maker Crown Laboratories is 60,000 square feet and 35 employees larger this month. The Tennessee-based company announced completion of its manufacturing facility expansion late last week.

Crown Laboratories—known for brand like StriVectin, Blue Lizard, BIOJUVE, and PanOxyl—invested $7.5 millions over the past year to enlarge both manufacturing and warehouse space.

“Our production demands have nearly doubled in the past few years,” Jeff Bedard, President and CEO of Crown, tells the press. “With that increased production comes additional componentry, cartons and materials. By expanding our footprint…we can now support our expanding customer base with greater efficiency and world-class service.”

🧪🌎Surfactant Solutions across the States

This month, beauty ingredient distributor LBB Specialties shared news of a new partnership with Verdant Specialty Solutions.

“Verdant's range of surfactant-based solutions complement LBB Specialties' portfolio of active care ingredients, serving skin, hair, color cosmetics, toiletries, and home & hygiene applications,” says Todd Nelmark, President and Chief Commercial Officer of Verdant Specialty Solutions, in his remarks to the press, adding that, “The partnership between Verdant and LBBS is a great fit for both companies.”

According to a press release circulated by LBB Specialties, the distributor will represent the Verdant personal care ingredient portfolio across Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and the Southeastern United States.

Verdant, headquartered in Houston, Texas, manufactures solutions for the personal care industry that span amides, amine oxides, amophoterics, betaines, glycol esters, and sultaines.

Originally, the company was Solvay’s amphoteric surfactant business. In 2021, private equity firm OpenGate Capital acquired the business, renamed it Verdant Specialty Solutions, and appointed John Foley CEO—Foley continues in that role today. Not surprisingly, the company continues to grow by acquisition. Since OpenGate bought the business, Verdant has acquired chemical makers, ParaFlow Energy Solutions, DeForest Enterprises, and Baze Chemical.


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