• Searching for Answers

    Searching for Answers

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director December 1, 2011
    The household cleaning product sector remains in the doldrums as consumers opt for low-priced options and marketers try to combat both rising raw material costs and retail price wars.

  • Versathix: An Ideal Rheology Modifier

    Versathix: An Ideal Rheology Modifier

    Farahdia Edouard and Marni Dexter, Croda Inc November 10, 2011
    Croda researchers detail the benefits of using a high performance thickener that provides efficient viscosity building and desirable rheology across a wide variety of surfactant combinations that are common in shampoos and other personal cleansing systems.

  • Recent Patent Applications For Hair Care Polymers

    Robert Y. Lochhead, Willis Byrd, Lauren LaBeaud and Kimberly Page, The Institute for Formulation Science, The School of Polymers & High Performance Materials The University of Southern Mississippi November 10, 2011
    Recent patent applications reveal interesting advances in technologies relating to the use of polymers in hair care. Learn how polymers can enhance fragrance, impact foam, improve conditioning, aid color retention and more

  • People, Places  Things

    People, Places Things

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 10, 2011
    Now more than ever, successful I&I companies have the right mix of personnel, categories and effective products.

  • Sink or Swim?

    Sink or Swim?

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor November 10, 2011
    Marketers try to boost sales of bar soaps and body washes with innovative ingredients, alluring packaging and savvy campaigns.

  • All They Want for Christmas

    All They Want for Christmas

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor November 10, 2011
    is to maintain momentum. Fragrance is showing signs of life once again, but can welcome gains in prestige stick around through the critical holiday season?

  • HallStar Combines Science Nature

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 10, 2011
    With the acquisitions of Biochemica and B&T, Hallstar is bringing serious science to the natural personal care segment.

  • Breakthrough Active Naturals Grow in Personal Care Sector

    Imogen Matthews, In-Cosmetics November 10, 2011
    Two hot topics, anti-aging and naturals, combine to create a dynamic growth sector in the global personal care market.

  • Recent FDA Action Draws Big Crowd in Florida

    Recent FDA Action Draws Big Crowd in Florida

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director October 5, 2011
    The Florida Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists held its semi-annual Sunscreen Symposium and drew a big crowd as the industry sought answers to the recent rulings by the US FDA.

  • Testing Services Providers

    October 5, 2011
    Below is a list of testing providers serving the household and personal products industry. For more information, contact the testing service provider using the information provided for each firm. Should your company be listed here? Contact Happi to…

  • Tried and True

    Tried and True

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor October 5, 2011
    Testing service providers help marketers deliver on their claims.

  • A Niche Necessity?

    A Niche Necessity?

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor October 5, 2011
    Single-use nonwoven wipes can be either a must-have or one of life's little indulgences.

  • Clear Sailing

    Clear Sailing

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director October 5, 2011
    Issues such as hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation continue to impact ethnic consumers. Industry experts say much work needs to be done to address the needs of Blacks, Asians and Hispanics.

  • Wipes With Recycled Fibers

    Steve Katz September 16, 2011
    Wipes makers have recycled fibers at their disposal for manufacturing, with perhaps more on the way.

  • Emerging Markets: Ripe for baby wipes

    Beyhan Tamer,, Sales and Market Development, Mogul September 16, 2011
    Emerging markets represent four out of the top six markets in the world for diapers, by value, but none of the top six markets for baby wipes, according to the latest retail data. It is a telling disparity that exposes the fundamental weakness of baby wipes outside the world’s richest nations.

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