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Published October 3, 2006
Some time in the next week or so, the U.S. population will top 300 million. At a time when other industrial powers such as Japan, Russia and much of Europe are losing population, the fact that the U.S. continues to motor along adding citizens is quit… Read More »
Published September 8, 2006
Eight Elixir from Thermafuse contains non-pathogenic bacterial cultures that digest excess detergents, proteins, product residue and more. It can be used to remove topical build-up, water soluble stylers and soap film, volumize fine and thinning hair… Read More »
Published September 8, 2006
CANADA: The American Oil Chemists’ Society’s (AOCS) 98th annual meeting and expo will take place May 13-16, 2007 in Québec City, QC, Canada, with nearly 2,000 expected to attend. The meeting is a joint world congress with the… Read More »
Building a Link to Innovators
Published September 6, 2006
Reckitt Benckiser goes online to reach out for innovative ideas in household and personal care product development Read More »
Published September 5, 2006
Whether it’s acquisitions, new product introductions or new plant openings, suppliers are making a variety of moves to compete in this market which impacts the entire household and personal products industry. Read More »
The International Top 30 Report
Published August 21, 2006
Companies Get Going on Going Green Read More »
Published August 17, 2006
Fusion Film Soap, launched in Asia and now available in North America, are cosmetic sheets that can be carried in a pocket and instantly dissolve in water into a rich lather. Aicello’s technology enables the soap to be custom-blended in partner… Read More »
Published August 17, 2006
The Appels are turning over their orange franchise. On July 17, Orange Glo International, Greenwood Village, CO, agreed to be acquired by Church & Dwight Co., Inc., makers of Arm & Hammer products, for $325 million in cash. The transaction is… Read More »
Published August 17, 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 »
Big Steps for Baby
Published August 11, 2006
Baby care grows up as marketers explore increasing segmentation in products for babies, toddlers and children. Read More »
Published August 7, 2006
Now, in addition to burning candles and spraying a hint of air freshener, you can rely on your clothes for an incredible scent experience. This month, Tide will launch Tide Simple Pleasures, a new detergent that incorporates naturally inspired scents… Read More »
Published July 17, 2006
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has agreed to acquire Orange Glo International, Greenwood Village, CO. for $325 million in cash. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory and other customary approvals, is expected to close during the third quarte… Read More »
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 »