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Published January 8, 2009
Green Is a Woman’s Color: Females More Likely to Buy According to Green 2008: Consumer Attitudes and Behaviors from The NPD Group, Inc., more than half of consumers surveyed consider themselves extremely or very interested in environmental… Read More »
Published January 8, 2009
I’ve been covering this industry for more than 20 years now and writing this column for eight of ’em. And in all that time, I’ve never seen so many glum expressions and dour projections as I have in the past month or so. In early… Read More »
Go Green with Cost-Efficient Bio-Based Technology
Published January 7, 2009
Tests conducted by Novozymes demonstrate that detergents reformulated with enzymes can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of washing. Read More »
Spin Cycle
Published January 7, 2009
As the dominant force in the U.S. laundry care market, P&G continues to push ahead with innovative technology that protects its coveted market share. Can economic concerns and environmental awareness help other players, including the newest—Sun Products Corp.—chip away at P&G’s lead? Read More »
The New Smell of Clean
Published January 7, 2009
Fragrance in household products is a key component in closing the sale. No wonder why more marketers are opting for sophisticated fragrance notes for their laundry care formulas and hard surface cleaners. Read More »
Published December 31, 2008
The Best New Product Awards (BNPA) names top choices for the year Read More »
Published December 8, 2008
The creator of Dry Cleaner’s Secret is touting a new laundry detergent for modern fabrics that expand and retract to retain sweat, making high-performance athletic garments feel dry against the skin. Most brands of this high-performance appare… Read More »
Published December 8, 2008
GERMANY: Nearly 1,500 participants from 24 countries attended the 2008 SEPAWA Congress, which took place in Oct. 15-17 in Würzburg, alongside the European Detergents Conference (EDC). “We are absolutely satisfied with the response...Inc… Read More »
Published December 3, 2008
83rd annual meeting to highlight sustainability Read More »
Published December 2, 2008
Parlux Signs Licensing Deal with Marc Ecko Parlux Fragrances, Inc. has forged a worldwide licensing agreement with Marc Ecko Enterprises to develop and market a line of prestige fragrances for men and women. In the early 1990s, Marc Ecko launche… Read More »
Published December 2, 2008
SDA and The Personal Care Product Council Plan Annual Meetings There are still a few weeks left in 2008, but two major trade associations are already finalizing plans for their 2009 annual meetings. First up is the 83rd Annual Meeting & Indu… Read More »
Published December 2, 2008
Beiersdorf Sells Bode Chemie to Paul Hartmann GERMANY: Paul Hartmann AG has signed an agreement with Beiersdorf AG to acquire a 100% interest in Beiersdorf’s affiliate Bode Chemie GmbH & Co. KG. The purchase agreement includes a long-t… Read More »
Cleaning Products Go Green
Published November 26, 2008
While most household cleaning categories limp along, products promoted for their environmental benefits are posting double-digit gains. Read More »
Published November 20, 2008
All of the Association's data is now online! Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
Symrise recently received Ecocert approval for several personal care ingredients. These include: Sym- Matrix (INCI: Maltodextrin, rubus fruticosus (blackberry) leaf extract) is a 100% natural MMP-1,2,9 and elastase inhibitor and antioxidant; Drago-Ca… Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
U.S. Patent No. 7,424,891 B2 Henkel AG has patented a combination dishwashing product with two liquid cleansers/detergents that are held separately from each other in the packaging. Detergent A is comprised of, by weight 10-75% detergent builder(s);… Read More »
Published November 17, 2008
Not all green customers are created equal. According to new analysis from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), there is significant disparity in how well environmentally conscious consumers actually follow their convictions by purchasing environmental… Read More »
Published November 16, 2008
Bright Lights, Big City I've lived in the suburbs of New York City for more than 40 years, so the novelty of skyscrapers, Broadway and other landmarks has worn off a bit during the past four decades. But next month, I'll be sure to look up a… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
Several Symrise Materials Earn Ecocert Approval Symrise recently received Ecocert approval for several personal care ingredients. These include: Sym- Matrix (INCI: Maltodextrin, rubus fruticosus (blackberry) leaf extract) is a 100% natural MMP-1,2… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
CIR Considers 21 Assessments The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel considered 21 separate safety assessments at various stages of development during a meeting Sept. 22-23 in Washington, D.C. Eleven final and amended final safety assess… Read More »
Published November 7, 2008
Framed Soap Composition Patented by Kao Corp. Patent No. U.S. 7,427,585 B2 Kao Corporation, Tokyo, has been awarded a U.S. patent covering a framed soap composition that contains water and the following ingredients: (a) 25-60% of a fatty acid soa… Read More »
Newsfront
Published November 7, 2008
U.S. Prestige Beauty Sluggish but Stabilizing According to new statistics culled by NPD Group, Inc., Port Washington, NY, the U.S. prestige beauty industry is showing signs of stabilizing after a slow start to the year. The total U.S. prestige… Read More »
Published November 5, 2008
The economic downturn has consumers trading down when it comes to eating out, and the credit crunch is sure to put a damper on new business startups. But savvy I&I marketers are readjusting their game plans to get through tough times. Read More »
Getting Personal
Published November 5, 2008
Masculine products and more skin care-like ingredients are on the rise as makers of personal cleansers look to connect with grooming-conscious men and moisture-craving women. But will new products from major brands keep consumers loyal as the economy continues to wobble? Read More »
Cosmetic Chemists Meet in Barcelona
Published November 5, 2008
More than 1000 cosmetic chemists attended the 25th Congress of the IFSCC. Technical sessions were devoted to active ingredient research, efficacy assessment and trends in formulations. Read More »
Are Multinationals Missing the Natural Movement?
Published November 4, 2008
Small and mid-sized personal care companies have embraced the natural trend. Meanwhile, large companies only enter the category via acquisitions. Read More »
Published October 29, 2008
Emerging markets and higher prices boost results. Read More »
Published October 22, 2008
Marketers see shares decline in tough economic times Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
Symrise: appointed Holger Wetzler vice president, innovation, marketing, fabric and home care. In this newly-created position, he is responsible for global marketing of detergents and household cleaners in the scent and care division. Mr. Wetzler jo… Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
Patent No. US 7,415,983 B2 Ecolab Inc. has patented a method of cleaning glassware in a dish machine using an acidic detergent. The acidic cleaning composition is comprised of a mineral acid and a surfactant. The cleaning composition is inserted in… Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
Patent No. US 7,417,019 B2 Henkel of Germany has been awarded a U.S. patent for a hollow body with a compartment, containing a portion of a washing, cleaning or rinsing agent. The detergent portion is comprised of at least one detersive formulation… Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
Patent No. US 7,417,017 B2 Dial has patented a liquid laundry detergent composition. It is comprised of 0.5-4% linear alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactant; 1-10% of an alkyl ether sulfate surfactant; 0.5-5% of alcohol ethoxylate nonionic surfactant; 0… Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
Say goodbye to laundry detergent? Living Life Better, Littlestown, PA, has a new appliance which attaches to a standard washing machine to replace the need for detergent and hot water. The system works by injecting oxygen, peroxides and other gases i… Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
JAPAN: Procter & Gamble Japan KK increased wholesale prices of Joy dishwashing detergents by 10%. While some manufacturers have responded to higher costs by selling reduced package sizes at the same price, P&G’s move could prompt the pr… Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
INDONESIA: According to a report in the Jakarta Post, the Indonesian Anti-Dumping Committee (KADI) is investigating two alleged incidents of illegal importing involving Thai chemical substance producers and Chinese detergent manufacturers. In late Au… Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
Sure some rap lyrics are dirty, but students at Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School in Somerset, NJ, kept theirs clean in an effort to teach their classmates about the benefits of good hand hygiene. Students in Kaz Wright’s fifth grade class h… Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
The Soap and Detergent Association has teamed up with the National Education Association (NEA) Health Information Network and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create the National C.L.E.A.N. (Custodial Leaders for Environmental… Read More »
Published October 7, 2008
Church & Dwight has started construction of its new Arm & Hammer laundry detergent manufacturing facility and distribution center in Jackson Township, PA. The facility will make and distribute Arm & Hammer brand liquid laundry detergent a… Read More »
Personnel Roundup
Published October 1, 2008
Rosenberger Joins HallStar in Corporate Development Rosenberger of Hallstar HallStar: named David L. Rosenberg- er director, corporate development. In this new position, he will… Read More »
Published October 1, 2008
Dow Corning, Elevance Form JV To Develop Naturals Looking to tap into the rapidly growing natural and organic personal care market, Dow Corning Corporation and Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. have signed joint development and marketing agreement… Read More »
Marketing News
Published October 1, 2008
It’s No Joke! DeGeneres Is the Newest Face of CoverGirl Ellen DeGeneres has become the newest CoverGirl. The actress, comedienne and Emmy award-winning talk show host will make her debut in… Read More »
Published October 1, 2008
Sunscreen Compositions Patented by Playtex Patent No. U.S. 7,416,719 B2 Playtex Products has been awarded a U.S. patent for sunscreen that is comprised of least one sunscreen agent and at least one lauryl glucoside emulsifier which imparts an e… Read More »
Published October 1, 2008
Pierre Fabre Donates Equity Interest to Fabre Foundation FRANCE: In what is being called an effort to secure the long-term independence of Pierre Fabre SA, Pierre Fabre has donated 100% of the equity of Pierre Fabre Participation, a holding compan… Read More »
Published September 16, 2008
Pennsylvania location said to generate 300 jobs Read More »
Published September 15, 2008
Insights from the Environmental Protection Agency Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Unilever has signed a definitive agreement to sell its North American laundry business in U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to Vestar Capital Partners. The global private equity firm will merge the business with its existing operation, Huish Detergents In… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Patent No. US 7,407,923 B2 Reckitt Benckiser has been awarded a patent covering a packaged detergent composition. The composition is comprised of a container that at least partly disintegrates in an aqueous environment. The container has a compartme… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Industry professionals will gather in academic environment to learn more about the latest technologies and discuss the challenges of emerging issues in household cleaning at the The New Horizons Conference, which will be held Oct. 19-22 at the Invern… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
Pink Grapefruit and Go Naked are the scent variants available in new Smarty Dish, Method’s new non-toxic dishwasher detergent. Sold in pre-measured doses formulated with naturally derived, biodegradable ingredients and without phosphates or ble… Read More »
Published September 11, 2008
JAPAN: Leading detergent makers are embarking on changes that effectively raise prices of their powder detergent products. According to reports, Procter & Gamble Japan KK will maintain the price of its Bold detergent but will cut it by 100g… Read More »