News Front


  • 13 OUT OF 19

    ● Ten out of 19 of the best-selling household floor cleaners made floors more slippery than they were before cleaning, according to a National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), Southlake, TX study. “Most of the products tested contained a…
    11.14.05

  • CLEANING SERVICE

    ● Demand for contract cleaning services and supplies is expected to grow 7% a year to total $50 billion in 2007, according to Cleaning Services and Supplies from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, OH. Non-residential services will dominate, but…
    11.14.05

  • NEW LUXURY

    ● As the overall U.S. economy grew modestly during the first half of 2003, sales from “new luxury” players, whose high-quality products are targeted to middle-market consumers but cost more than traditional items, rose 18%, accord…
    11.14.05

  • SOLVENT SALES

    ● Sales of disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals are expected to grow 6% a year, reaching $735 million in 2007, according to The Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland, OH in its Solvents report. Demandwill be driven by heightened awareness of foo…
    11.14.05

  • AICHE ANNUAL

    ● Eighteen conferences will take place at the 55th annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Nov. 16-21 at the San Francisco Hilton & Towers. Topics will range from traditional chemical engineering discipline…
    11.14.05

  • LOOKING GREAT =

    ● Better-looking professors get higher teaching scores, according to a study by Professor Daniel S. Hamermesh at the University of Texas at Austin. Other variables that influenced teaching ratings were being a native English speaker, being a…
    11.14.05

  • U.S. Brands Lose Share

    There is a growing threat to the appeal of U.S. brands as a result of recent tensions and shifting attitudes towards American culture, according to New York-based RoperASW’s Roper Reports 2003 Worldwide study in 30 countries. There has been a b…
    11.14.05

  • Women Link Appearance and Sel

    Most women around the world said that how they look is an important element of their self-esteem and identity, according to Avon’s 2003 Global Women’s Survey of more than 21,000 women in 24 countries. Results found most women use beauty p…
    11.14.05

  • U.S. Corporate Governance Better Than

    America is far from perfect when it comes to corporate governance, with examples such as WorldCom Inc. and Enron Corp., said Adelphia Communications Corp., Coudersport, PA. But U.S. companies still do better than most in everything from board disclos…
    11.14.05

  • Insect-Repellent Apparel Registered by

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered insect-repellent apparel to battle mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. Greensboro, NC-based Buzz Off Insect Shield LLC’s Insect Repellant Apparel uses permethrin, a synthetic version of…
    11.14.05

  • Consumers Embrace Traditional Items for

    Consumers indicated they plan to spend more in certain categories than last year, such as clothing (36%), school supplies (30%), shoes (28%) and skin care/cosmetics (21%). Sixty-six percent of consumers surveyed said school requirements greatly influ…
    11.14.05

  • Women are Disappointed With Current Skin Care Products

    Sixty percent of American women have given up on their skin care products for various reasons, mostly because the products did not live up to their claims according to a survey by Harris Interactive for Power Paper’s PowerCosmetics division, Te…
    11.14.05

  • Laundry Remains A Womans

    “Cosmetics manufacturers need to work harder and utilize new technologies to increase efficacy, particularly if they are going to make strong cosmetic claims, such as decreasing wrinkles or erasing age spots, to help drive initial purchase and…
    11.14.05

  • Pollak

    l Dr. Peter Pollak will address the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association on September 16 at the Corporate Excellence Conference, taking place September 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD. Dr. Pollak’s p…
    11.14.05

  • Young Designer Competition

    Luxe Pack Monaco, set for Oct. 22-25 at the Grimaldi Forum in the Principality of Monaco, will feature the first Monaco Luxe Pack Design award for a young package design…
    11.14.05

  • Candle Sales Not So Hot

    Home fragrance sales remained essentially flat in 2002, however there was a significant shift in category performance, according to Kline & Co.’s Home Fragrances USA 2002 report. Candles and diffusers drove growth in the home fragrance mark…
    11.14.05

  • Luxe Pack

    l Approximately 790 attendees went to Luxe Pack New York in June. The two-day exhibition combined 40 showcases from leading manufacturers of glass, plastic, metal and paper packaging, as well as two seminars on design and branding organized by Marc R…
    11.14.05

  • Hawaii Boasts Fragrant Feet

    Hawaiians purchase more Odor-Eaters per capita than any other state in the nation, according to manufacturer Combe Inc. The company presented a special plaque to the state’s Tourism Authority to acknowledge this distinction. Pennsylvania ranked…
    11.14.05

  • Buying Behavior Is Not a Black

    Racial differences in purchasing are second only to household income, age and gender, according to The Minority Report: selling to ethnic groups by Forrester Research Inc., Cambridge, MA. “On the macro level, consumers of a specific socioeconom…
    11.14.05

  • Men Lighten

    Eighty-five percent of women in the U.S. think it’s important to be a competent housekeeper, second only to childcare, according to a survey for Woolite by Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch-Express Omnibus. Most women spend approximately 12 hour…
    11.14.05