• Recent IP Advances in Polymers For Skin Treatments

    Recent IP Advances in Polymers For Skin Treatments

    Robert Y. Lochhead Ph.D, The Institute for Formulation Science/The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, The University of Southern Mississippi April 5, 2011
    Here's a review of the past six months of U.S. patent literature for intellectual property disclosures and claims that relate to the use of polymers in the treatment of skin wrinkles, irritation and inflammation.

  • Driving Forces

    Driving Forces

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor April 5, 2011
    Leaders in ethnic personal care talk about their latest innovations and where current R&D efforts are taking the next generation of hair and skin care products.

  • Smart Foam Control For II Cleaning

    Smart Foam Control For II Cleaning

    Dr. Corinna Bu00f6hme, Dr. Sabine Both, Dr. Hans-Christian Raths, Frederic Bauer and Josefine Schru00f6der, Care Chemicals, Home Care and I&I Cognis GmbH, now part of BASF April 5, 2011
    A hydrophilic defoamer from Cognis has a good environmental profile, is easy to work with and improves cleaning performance.

  • A Dirty Job

    A Dirty Job

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director April 5, 2011
    Sales of chemical specialties, including household cleaners, have stalled in recent years as cash-strapped consumers cut back on purchases and recession-weary manufacturers put the breaks on innovation.

  • Irans Household Cleaning Market

    Irans Household Cleaning Market

    Farrokh B. Malihi, Fargol Research Group April 5, 2011
    Despite turmoil in the region, Iran has great economic growth potential, thanks to its young, educated workforce and a wealth of natural resources, which include 10% of the world's oil reserves and 14% of the world's natural gas reserves.

  • Burnt Offerings

    Burnt Offerings

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director March 11, 2011
    The sun care market continues to post good gains, while marketers keep rolling out new products regardless of whether or not FDA issues its final ruling.

  • Remedies to the Rescue

    Remedies to the Rescue

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor March 4, 2011
    They may be less sexy than their anti-aging counterparts, but OTC and medicated personal care products address a range of maladies that affect consumers' skin, how they feel and their self-esteem.

  • The Skys the Limit

    The Skys the Limit

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor March 4, 2011
    Today's consumers want volume and hold in hairstyling products.

  • Suppliers Remain Optimistic

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director March 4, 2011
    Two years into the U.S. recovery, raw material suppliers to the global laundry and household care industry remain optimistic about growth opportunities.

  • ACI Builds Its Brand

    ACI Builds Its Brand

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director March 4, 2011
    A year after its transformation into the American Cleaning Institute, ACI executives tell members that the Institute remains dedicated to getting the job done in Washington, D.C. and around the world through an effective network of partners.

  • Formulating Manual Dishwash Detergents

    Formulating Manual Dishwash Detergents

    Shoaib Arif, Pilot Chemical Co., Cincinnati, OH March 4, 2011
    An optimum hand dishwash liquid formula can be developed by using LAS, SLES and cocamidopropyl betaine and perhaps some cocamide DEA. Read on to learn how to develop a variety dishwash detergents.

  • Dow Chemical Gets Personal

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director February 17, 2011
    With a deep understanding of consumer behavior, a huge R&D organization behind it and several new product launches to come, Dow Home and Personal Care executives insist that they are well-positioned to grow in the global personal care category.

  • Silicones Offer Versatility To Meet Global Personal Care Trends

    Silicones Offer Versatility To Meet Global Personal Care Trends

    Isabelle Van Reeth u2022 Dow Corning (China) Holding Co., Ltd. , Beth Johnson u2022 Dow Corning Corporation February 17, 2011
    These multifunctional materials provide a wide range of benefits in skin care, sun care and color cosmetics, according to Dow Corning researchers.

  • Coming Clean

    Coming Clean

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director January 10, 2011
    After surviving the recession, the laundry detergent category has been hurt by price wars and a dearth of innovation. But a few observers insist there are signs that things are beginning to improve.

  • Good Chemistry

    Good Chemistry

    January 10, 2011
    The Society of Cosmetic Chemists' annual meeting included sessions on hair styling, sun protection and genomics. Yash Kamath received the Maison G. deNavarre Medal, the Society's highest honor.