Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 3, 2010 || The Seventh World Conference on Detergents in Montreux looked at the biggest problems facing this $65 billion segment and offered some solutions on issues such as sustainability and innovation.
Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 3, 2010 || Marketers have their own criteria when it comes to what's green...and what isn't. And often, they develop solutions that combine the best of both science and nature.
Robert Y. Lochhead, The Institute for Polymer Science, The School of Polymers & High Performance Materials; The University of Southern Mississippi and Institute for Formulation Science November 3, 2010 || At the Institute for Formulation Science, we monitor patents and patenting as part of our current awareness activities for the Partnership for Innovation. In this article, we have selected interesting advances that have recently been reported in U.S. patent applications.
Jessica Cecchini and Ulrich Issberner, Global Marketing Personal Care, Cognis GmbH, Monheim, Germany November 3, 2010 || Manufacturers who want to develop products without silicones must find efficient and innovative ingredients that come as close as possible to their sensorial profile and are just as high-or even better-performing.
Christine Esposito, Associate Editor November 3, 2010 || Luckily for soap makers, even when the economy goes down the drain, people still get dirty. Toss in pandemic flu fears, and you�ve got yourself the perfect breeding ground for sales growth in the personal cleanser market.
Imogen Matthews, In-Cosmetics November 3, 2010 || Consumers' appetite for and expectations of newness have opened the door for smaller beauty brands, especially those that are able to offer a genuine point of difference in markets dominated by multinationals.
Christine Esposito, Associate Editor September 30, 2010 || Testing facilities can help firms hit their targets in today's hyper competitive environment.
A directory of testing service providers can be found on page 59.