News Front

  • Sweating Can Decrease Job Applicants

    November 14, 2005
    l Never let them see you sweat—at least at a job interview. That was the verdict following the Certain Dri Perspiration poll, conducted by PKS Research Partners. According to the results of the study, 52% of employers would not hire an applican…


  • U.S. Consumer Spending

    November 14, 2005
    Brand loyalty and a “back to basics” attitude among consumers have replaced the “bunker” mentality of Sept. 11, according to Brand Keys’ Customer Loyalty Index brand survivability assessment. Consumers rated 180 brands i…


  • Hal Tratton Keynotes

    November 14, 2005
    l The keynote speaker for this year’s Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) mid-year meeting will be Hal Stratton, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Sessions at the meeting will focus on environmentally-preferable purcha…


  • Hair Color Affects How Women are Viewed

    November 14, 2005
    A Clairol Professional Color Genius survey conducted by Harris Interactive revealed that hair color plays a role in how women are viewed in their personal and professional lives. According to the results of the study, which involved 2,400 women and m…


  • Dials TV Ads

    November 14, 2005
    l Dial Soap’s 2002 television commercials, based on the theme “You’re not as clean as you think,” have won their second international award: the New York Art Directors’ Club Silver award. The award will be presented to D…


  • Chemical Technique Restores Fingerprints

    November 14, 2005
    l Scientists at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN, have devised a simple chemical technique that renders faint fingerprints more readable. Freshly-washed hands and the hands of young children lack sufficient sebum to leave clear finge…


  • Fragrance Affects Weight Perception

    November 14, 2005
    A decade-long study revealed that men perceived women to be 12 pounds lighter when wearing floral-spicy perfume, according to the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, Chicago. The foundation tested more than 100 odors—including bu…


  • Cosmeceutical Product Demand Will Increase 8.5% Annually

    November 14, 2005
    Consumer demand for cosmeceutical products is expected to rise 8.5% a year to $5.1 billion in 2007, according to Cosmeceuticals, a study from The Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland. The increase will be propelled by a stream of new and advanced product…


  • Dysons Dust Mite Doctor Delivers Spring Cleaning Tips

    November 14, 2005
    l Dyson, headquartered in Malmesbury, England, produces vacuum cleaning equipment products that “work better for everyone,” according to company executives. With springtime knocking at the door, Dyson’s “Dust Mite Doctor,&rd…


  • Teens Focus on Their Inner

    November 14, 2005
    A majority of teens said their self-esteem is directly linked to their moral principles, while only 37% said it depends on the opinions of others, according to a survey by Procter & Gamble’s Secret to Self-Esteem program. The survey of 1000…


  • Olympiad of Beauty and Well-Being Will Debut in September of 2004

    November 14, 2005
    The first Olympiad of Beauty and Well-Being exhibition will be held September 10-12, 2004 at the Jacob K. Javits convention center in New York, NY. Organizer Grayson Associates, San Juan Capistrano, CA, said the educational and exhibition program is…


  • P&G Personal Care Executive To

    November 14, 2005
    Susan Arnold, president of global personal beauty and global feminine care, Procter & Gamble, will deliver the keynote address at The Health and Beauty America (HBA) Expo on Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. She is responsible for the overall management of the…


  • Outsourcing Will Help Small Chemical

    November 14, 2005
    Outsourcing has emerged as a major trend in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors to offer value to custom processors, but several barriers have kept outsourcing from succeeding. At Informex 2003 in New Orleans in February, Andrew Liveris, presiden…


  • FiFi Awards

    November 14, 2005
    On June 9, the 31st annual FiFi Awards will be held at Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY. Entitled “Fragrance ‘n Art,” Fragrance Foundation executives said the theme celebrates the wonder…


  • Todays Detergents Use Less Water

    November 14, 2005
    l Just 3% of the earth’s water is freshwater, and two-thirds of it is locked in the polar ice caps. Obviously, potable water is a precious resource. In recognition of this, the United Nations declared 2003 the international year of freshwater t…