Stepan Company has signed a long-term supply agreement with The Sun Products Corporation to supply the detergent maker with anionic surfactant requirements for laundry in North America. The agreement is expected to begin in the third quarter of… Read More »
Unit dose laundry detergent packs will get some unwanted publicity this fall, when the September issue of Consumer Reports no longer recommends unit dose laundry detergents in homes with young children. The article was posted online in July.
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US Patent No. 8,999,912 B2; Procter & Gamble has patented a composition that contains a fabric-substantive hueing agent selected from the group consisting of small molecule dyes, polymeric dyes and mixtures thereof, and a bacterial alkaline enzym… Read More »
The recently published Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications report by international market research and management consulting firm Kline finds that some country markets are increasing at double-digit rates du… Read More »
Sales: $3.3 billion
Key Personnel: Itsuo Hama, president and chief executive officer.
Major Products: Oral care, skin care, beauty products, toiletries, fabric care, home care and household cleaners.
New Products: Systema Hagu… Read More »
Sales: $32.8 billion
Key Personnel: Michael Treschow, chairman; Paul Polman, chief executive officer; Jean-Marc Huët, chief financial officer; Douglas Baillie, chief human resources officer; David Blanchard, chie… Read More »
Sales: $215 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: John Replogle, president and chief executive officer; Maureen Usifer, chief financial officer; Joey Bergstein, general manager and chie… Read More »
Sales: $2.4 billion for household, personal care and oral care products. Corporate sales: $3.2 billion.
Key Personnel: Jim Craigie, chairman and chief executive officer; Jaquelin J. Brova, executive… Read More »
Sales: $9.6 billion for the year ended June 30, 2014, but that total includes food management.
Key Personnel: H. Fisk Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mark Eckhardt, executive vice presi… Read More »
US 8,993,503 B2; Procter & Gamble has patented a liquid detergent. It is comprised of a surfactant system that is comprised of an alkoxylated anionic surfactant and an amine oxide surfactant and a viscosity modifier selected from the group consis… Read More »
March 2015 came with the somewhat surprising news that Henkel is introducing its Persil brand into the US market through an exclusive deal with Walmart. While the story in home care has typically revolved around multinationals jockeying for position… Read More »
Dreft, the 80-year-old baby laundry detergent brand that’s the top choice of pediatricians and dermatologists, has expanded its product lineup for every stage from newborn through the toddler years. Dreft’s portfolio now includes: Dr… Read More »
P&G brands Tide and Gain are partnering with Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to keep kids safe from preventable injuries. The partnership marks the launch of the Up, Up and Away campaign, a laundry safety initiative remind… Read More »
When it comes to spring cleaning, are homeowners going green at greater rates? Sales of green household cleaning products in the US grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% from 2007 to 2010, according to Packaged Facts. However, the marke… Read More »
Sun Products’ All laundry detergent is teaming up with the Peanuts Gang on a multi-year, integrated campaign. The centerpiece of the partnership is a new TV spot with the world’s most famous dirty kid, Pig-Pen, and other members of the Pe… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,987,182 B2; Henkel, Düsseldorf, has been awarded a US patent for a malleable toilet cleaner composition. It is comprised of perfume; at least one nonionic surfactant; at least one alkyl benzene sulfonate; at least one olefin sulf… Read More »
The winners of the 2015 Product of the Year Awards—a select few chosen from the votes of more than 40,000 consumers—have been announced.
“Nearly 50,000 new packaged goods products are introduced each year,” said Rich Fryling,… Read More »
Better Homes and Gardens and market research firm BrandSpark International have unveiled the winners of the 2015 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards. Here’s a rundown of the winners in household and personal care:
Acne Treatment:… Read More »
US Patent 8,921,295 B2; American Sterilizer Company, Mentor, OH, has patented a concentrated neutral detergent composition that is comprised of one or more nonionic surfactants, comprising a primary or a secondary alcohol ethoxylate, an alcohol alkox… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,921,299 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company has patented a detergent composition comprising tiron (1,2-dihydroxybenzene-3,5-disulfonic acid, or mono- or di-sulfonate salts of the acid); a ligand capable of chelating to Fe3+, wherein… Read More »
CHINA: Phase I of Unilever Project West, Unilever’s global manufacturing base in Meishan, Sichuan, has been completed and become officially operational.
With an investment of about €40 million, Phase I of the project is responsi… Read More »