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Published July 10, 2006
Patent No. US 7,018,971 B2: A process for the production of detergent granules was assigned to Unilever Home and Personal Care USA division of Conopco, Inc., Greenwich, CT.… Read More »
Published July 10, 2006
The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) Board of Directors has approved the applications of 16 companies in recent months. The companies include: AlEn USA, the Houston-based U.S. subsidiary of Mexican cleaning products maker Industrias AlE… Read More »
The Top 50 Report: Our Annual Summer Blockbuster
Published July 7, 2006
The Top 50: Our Annual Summer Blockbuster Okay, okay, maybe we didn’t invent the Summer Blockbuster. After all, Jaws hit the silver screen back in 1975 and The Top 50 didn’t debut until 1978. But there’s no denying the fact that… Read More »
Published June 7, 2006
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) has unveiled a new webpage communicating the sustainable development activities of its member companies. Sustainable development in the cleaning product and oleochemical industries includes stewardship of prod… Read More »
Published June 7, 2006
The flexible properties of Dow Chemical Company’s Tergitol L Series Nonionic Surfactants offer flexible defoaming, wetting and emulsifying properties. This makes the series ideal for use in applications such as cleaning products. The surfactan… Read More »
Published June 7, 2006
Duragreen, Rohm and Haas’ metal-free floor polish formulation (MF 1-2) meets all the environmental and performance criteria of the Green Seal Environmental Standard for floor care products (GS-40). Duragreen MF 1-2 is a metal-free floor finis… Read More »
Published June 7, 2006
Patent No. US 7,018,641 B1: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, patented materials and methods for the control of plant pathogens. This method for reducing damage to tomato plants caused by Ralstonia solanacearum consists essentially of applying… Read More »
Published June 7, 2006
Patent No. US 7,018,972 B2: The process for the production of detergent granules has been patented by Unilever Home and Personal Care USA, a division of Conopco, Inc., Greenwich, CT. The process comprises mixing a solid component and a liquid binder… Read More »
Published June 7, 2006
l Half of Americans surveyed say countertops are the household surface they have to clean most frequently throughout the week, according to The Soap and Detergent Association’s latest National Cleaning Survey. Floors (15%) and sinks (10%) came… Read More »
Published June 6, 2006
Dow Corning’s Cosmetic Powder Masks Wrinkles The new Dow Corning 9701 Cosmetic Powder absorbs sebum and provides a a smooth, powdery feel, according to the company. It provides formulators new options in addressing the growing premium skin… Read More »
Published May 9, 2006
Church & Dwight Co. Inc., announced an increase in its first-quarter profit, growing 6% as U.S. consumer sales climbed. Profit rose to $39.9 million (60 cents per share) compared with a profit of $37.7 million (56 cents per share) during the s… Read More »
Published May 2, 2006
A scientific article published by two Brooklyn College researchers was honored with The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Distinguished Paper Award. The award is sponsored by SDA and the Surfactants & Detergents Division of the American Oil Ch… Read More »
Published April 26, 2006
Colgate-Palmolive Co. posted a higher first-quarter profit on Wednesday, as volume growth in every operating division helped offset restructuring costs and increased spending on advertising. The company expects to post double-digit earnings-per-sh… Read More »
Published April 11, 2006
The flexible properties of Tergitol L Series nonionic surfactants make them suitable for use in cleaning products and other applications where defoaming, wetting and emulsifying are desired. The surfactants also pass OECD 301 ready biodegradability s… Read More »
Published April 11, 2006
Patent No. US 6,992,055 B1: The process for preparing detergent compositions having high bulk density has been assigned to Kao Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. The method for producing detergent granules comprises dry-neutralizing a liquid acid precursor o… Read More »
Published April 11, 2006
CHINA: Thomas Wetherell has formed a new business consulting company, Innovatize, Inc., specializing in strategic and brand consulting for the cosmetics/personal care industry in China. Mr. Wetherell, whose past positions include managing director, C… Read More »
Published April 11, 2006
DSM Expands Parsol Line With Titanium Dioxide Parsol TX, a new microfine titanium dioxide, eliminates the compatibility issue with Parsol 1789 (Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, avobenzone) without any side effects, such as deactivation or discolor… Read More »
Mean, Green, Cleaning Machine
Published April 11, 2006
Surface cleaner sales are declining due to consumers’ increasingly hectic lives, while the demand for convenient products is pulling the market forward. Read More »
Published February 14, 2006
CSIR Patents Detergent-Free Scouring Composition l Patent No. US 6,969,699 B1: A detergent-free scouring composition has been assigned to the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India. The composition includes a surfactant, sodium carbo… Read More »
Published February 14, 2006
P&G Patents Silicone Polymers l Patent No. US 6,972,279 B2: Silicone polymers for lipophilic fluid systems have been assigned to Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH. The consumable detergent composition comprises silicone-containing pol… Read More »
Published February 14, 2006
l P&G Professional announced its Dawn Arsenal of grease-fighting products designed to effectively clean the toughest challenges in the food service industry. The Dawn Arsenal line up includes Dawn Manual Pot and Pan Detergent, Dawn Packets, Dawn… Read More »
Published February 14, 2006
l The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) introduced a 218-page publication for companies who manufacture or supply ingredients for cleaning, laundry and personal care products to put their use in a science-based context. “Exposure and Risk S… Read More »
Published February 14, 2006
Colgate-Palmolive Company has sold its southeast Asian heavy-duty laundry detergent brands to the Procter & Gamble Company as part of its effort to focus on high-margin, fast-growing business lines. The sale includes detergent brands Fab, Trojan… Read More »
Published January 25, 2006
P&G Professional has announced that its Dawn Arsenal of grease-fighting products are designed to effectively clean the toughest challenges in the food service industry. The Dawn Arsenal line includes Dawn Manual Pot and Pan Detergent, Dawn Packets, D… Read More »
Published January 10, 2006
Croda Launches Household Surfactant l A new high actives surfactant, Primasurf SC50, has been introduced by Croda Home Care. The product offers manufacturers a route to successful formulation of multi-format home care cleaners. The product is said… Read More »
Published January 10, 2006
l Autopoon 4012, a recently developed readily biodegradable raw material from Zschimmer & Schwarz, allows easy manufacturing of high-performance water-repellents, drying agents and car shampoos with a rinse-off effect. With one product, two appli… Read More »
Published January 10, 2006
CSIR Patents Detergent-Free Scouring Composition l Patent No. US 6,969,699 B1: A detergent-free scouring composition has been assigned to the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India. The composition includes a surfactant, sodium carbo… Read More »
Published January 10, 2006
Over 3,000 Visit the 2nd SEPAWA Congress l GERMANY: The 52nd SEPAWA Congress, in conjunction with the first European Detergents Conference and the Society of German Chemists (GDCh) was held October 12-14 in the Würzburg Congress Center, Wü… Read More »
By Tom Branna, Editor
Published January 9, 2006
Regulations aren’t sexy. Go to any industry conference and it’s a safe bet that the regulatory track will be one of the more poorly attended segments. Folks would much rather hear about the latest new technology or marketing ideas...you k… Read More »
Supplier
Published January 5, 2006
Zschimmer & Schwarz Develops Water Repellent Autopoon 4012, a recently developed readily biodegradable raw material from Zschimmer & Schwarz, allows easy manufacturing of high-performance water-repellents, drying agents and car shampoos with… Read More »
Beyond Clean
Published January 5, 2006
Manufacturers of laundry detergent and fabric care products continue to add new and improved formulations, super concentrates and more sophisticated scents. Read More »
Published January 4, 2006
Manufacturers now have at their fingertips the most up-to-date guidance in properly managing the safety of enzyme-containing products used by consumers, available online at the website of The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA). “Risk Asses… Read More »
Published January 4, 2006
Colgate-Palmolive Co. sold its Southeast Asian heavy-duty laundry detergent brands to the Procter & Gamble Co., as part of its effort to focus on high-margin, fast-growing business lines. The sale includes detergent brands Fab, Trojan, Dynamo and P… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
For syndet bar formulations, Zschimmer & Schwarz offer Zetesap 813. It is based on a combination of disodium fatty alcohol sulphosuccinate and sodium coconut fatty alcohol sulphate. It’s very mild, smooth and provides excellent lather. Zete… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
Patent No. US 6,927,200 B2: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, patented detergent compositions with improved physical stability at low temperature. The compound is an aqueous liquid detergent composition comprised of alkyl alkoxy sulfa… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
Patent No. US 6,927,201 B2: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, a division of Conopco, Inc., Greenwich, CT, patented capsules for detergent or personal care compositions comprising a block co-polymer and a hydrocarbon oil.… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
INDIA: Hindustan Lever Ltd. (HLL) is set to merge with Vasishti Detergents (VDL). VDL manufactures soaps and detergents from its plant at Ratnagiri. It has no brands or distribution set-up of its own and supplies its entire output to HLL through a pr… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
University of Florida researchers have developed a compound that forces clothes in the spin cycle to shed 20% more water than they normally would, which could lead to savings in energy and time spent doing laundry. The results of the research, spons… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), which represents the nation’s cleaning products industry, has published a free, online guide for consumers, “High Efficiency Washers and Detergents: Working in Harmony to Save Energy and Water.&r… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
Church & Dwight Co. said second quarter profit surged 76%, driven by the acquisition of Armkel and higher prices on household items. The company reported earnings of $34.4 million compared with $19.6 million in the prior-year period. Sales rose… Read More »
Surfactant Update
Published December 9, 2005
The good news is that there's a lot of good news to report in this all-important category which can have such a big impact on household and personal care formulations. Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
Solvay Chemicals: Marc Nuchelmans has been named senior vice president of sodium products. He joined Solvay S.A. in Brussels, Belgium in 1987, as an internal consultant in the logistics department. Most recently he was European logistics operations m… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA) will hold its fall conference Sept. 7-9, 2005 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Highlights of the event include a speech f… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
Colgate-Palmolive Co. has agreed to sell its North American laundry detergent brands for an undisclosed sum to consumer products company Phoenix Brands LLC. The company, whose household brands include Softsoap and Ajax, said the sale was part of a s… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
Patent No. US 6,894,016 B2: Kao Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, patented a liquid detergent composition comprising water, a water-soluble inorganic salt and at least one surfactant.… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
RUSSIA: Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNH) and Ballestra have signed contracts for the provision of a sulphonation plant, which is intended to be the first step in forming the production of a full range of anionic surfactants necessary for the detergent ind… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
BAROTIWALA: Hindustan Lever Ltd (HLL) has opened a state-of-the-art detergent factory in Solan. The plant, along with its other plants in Northern India, will help HLL increase its annual turnover by 25%. The new 22 acre plant will produce soap bra… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
One in four people has encountered a “nightmare” vacation destination that they described as “disgustingly filthy,” according to the Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) Summer Vacation National Cleaning survey. The re… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
Only 20% of respondents said that color is not an important factor when purchasing home cleaning products, personal hygiene products and personal electronic devices, according to Buzzback Market Research and Pantone, Inc.’s 2005 color survey. T… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
GERMANY: This year, the 52nd SEPAWA-Congress, in cooperation with the Expert Group Detergent Chemistry of the GDCh (German Society of Chemists) and the European Detergent Conference, will extend its lecture program on detergents and cleaners. The… Read More »