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  • Insect-Repellent Apparel Registered by

    November 14, 2005
    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…


  • Consumers Embrace Traditional Items for

    November 14, 2005
    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…


  • Women are Disappointed With Current Skin Care Products

    November 14, 2005
    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…


  • Laundry Remains A Womans

    November 14, 2005
    “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…


  • Pollak

    November 14, 2005
    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…


  • Young Designer Competition

    November 14, 2005
    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…


  • Candle Sales Not So Hot

    November 14, 2005
    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…


  • Luxe Pack

    November 14, 2005
    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…


  • Hawaii Boasts Fragrant Feet

    November 14, 2005
    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…


  • Buying Behavior Is Not a Black

    November 14, 2005
    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…


  • Men Lighten

    November 14, 2005
    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…


  • Room for Improvement in Service

    November 14, 2005
    l Gaps exists between service from marketers to retailing partners and direct sales representatives, including responsiveness to retailer’s requests, and pricing and promotions, according to Beauty Retailing 2002: the struggle for retailing suc…


  • Tactics are often Used to

    November 14, 2005
    l From foot-flushing to towel-gripping, 61% of people admitted to using a variety of strategies to avoid touching faucets, dispensers or other restroom surfaces, according to a survey by Kimberly-Clark Professional. Other tactics included dispensing…


  • Understanding Nanofluid Flow Can Improve

    November 14, 2005
    Almost one-third of respondents said telephones led the list for harboring the most office building germs, followed by doorknobs and handles (28%), restrooms (24%), elevators (7%), cafeteria (6%) and desks (3%). Inside restrooms, doorknobs and handle…


  • Fragrance Usage is on the Rise

    November 14, 2005
    Three-quarters of women now wear perfume and more than two-thirds of men use cologne—a significant increase from 2002, reported Customer Focus 2003: fragrance study, Vertis, Baltimore, MD. “When it comes to fragrance usage the new survey…