US Patent No. 9,102,905 B2; Ecolab USA Inc. has patented a detergent comprised of an alkali metal hydroxide; a nonionic surfactant; and at least one polycarboxylic acid copolymer or salt thereof. The detergent composition is substantially free of alk… Read More »
Today’s surfactants are first and foremost efficacious, say industry suppliers,
but there are a wide range of attributes that must be included in order for this raw material to find its way into a finished product. A list of new surfactants for household and personal product formulations can be found on p. 86. Read More »
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: Syst… 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,… 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 »