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Published December 9, 2005
Patent No. US 6,878,683 B2: Germany-based BASF earned a patent for polymers used as controllable dispersing agents for detergent or cleaner ingredients.… Read More »
Published December 9, 2005
More than half of Americans surveyed admitted to being just like Mom—when it comes to cleaning, that is. According to The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2005 Spring Cleaning survey conducted by International Communications Researc… Read More »
Green  Easy
Published December 9, 2005
With sales stagnant, marketers are rolling out easy-to-use products that appeal to environmentally-conscious consumers. Read More »
Published December 2, 2005
Patent No. U.S. 6,956,017 B1: Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, patented a laundry detergent composition comprising no more than 5%, by weight, anionic surfactant, from 15% to 50%, by weight, of nonionic surfactant and from 0.1% to 20%, b… Read More »
Published December 2, 2005
Multi-Color Corp. has developed a distinctive shrink sleeve decorated cap for Tide with Febreze Freshness liquid laundry detergent. The unique shrink sleeve decorated caps attract shoppers' attention and distinguish Tide with Febreze Freshness from o… Read More »
New Packages
Published December 1, 2005
Multi-Color Supplies P&G With Shrink Sleeve Cap Multi-Color Corp. has developed a distinctive shrink sleeve decorated cap for Tide with Febreze Freshness liquid laundry detergent. The unique shrink s… Read More »
The Evolution of Household Cleaning
Published December 1, 2005
Fueled by busy homeowners willing to pay more for convenience, the evolution of the household cleaning products has meant less human contact with cleaning than ever before. But will consumers continue to shell out cash for gadgets when a regular spray bottle will do the trick? Read More »
Published December 1, 2005
Published November 22, 2005
Clariant: David Moss was named North American research and development manager for the detergents business. Among his duties, Mr. Moss is responsible for directing all technical activities for the detergents business in  North America, providin… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,846,791 B1: Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, earned a patent for a laundry detergent composition comprising hydrophobically modified polymers.… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,849,587 B2: Researchers for Unilever Home & Personal Care USA patented a no-drip laundry liquid or gel detergent that snaps back at the end of dispensing.… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,835,703 B1: Researchers at Melaleuca, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID, earned a patent for a liquid automatic dishwashing detergent having a pH value of less than 6.8. It comprises at least one detergent enzyme, at least one xanthan gum, at le… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Cleaning countertops, disinfecting surfaces and personal hygiene are among consumers’ favorite uses for wipe products, according to The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) latest national cleaning survey. When asked if they have ever u… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
ETHIOPIA: Unilever announced that it is closing its Ethiopian office due to losses the company has incurred in the past four years. Although Unilever opened its Ethiopian office four years ago in a joint venture arrangement with local trading house A… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
INDIA: Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) price cut strategy in India resulted in a jump in market shares in both detergents and shampoos, according to company executives. The company recorded a 45% growth in shampoos, with its value market share… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
The Soap and Detergent Agency (SDA) unveiled its Principles for Sustainable Development, which were adopted by the SDA board of directors in November and publicly announced at SDA’s 2005 annual meeting and industry convention in January. &ldq… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Jon Amdursky, manager, marketing communications, Crompton and SDA board member James L. Jackson, president, DeSoto, enjoy an ice cold drink at the Crompton lemonade stand during the Soap and Detergent Association annual meeting in Boca Raton.… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Procter & Gamble introduced Tide Coldwater, a laundry detergent designed to clean in lower temperatures, in January. Company executives said Tide Coldwater provides a deep clean that is fabric- and color-safe. Product development was fueled by co… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
INDIA: Hindustan Lever (HLL) plans to launch the Surf Excel detergent bar to take on rival P&G’s Tide bar launch. Leading brands in the Indian detergent bar market include Rin, Wheel, Nirma and Ghadi. Hindustan Lever’s Rin Shakti and… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,825,157 B2: Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, patented a method for enhancing suds volume and suds duration using liquid detergent compositions that comprise polymeric suds enhancers.… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,831,048 B21: Daikin Industries Ltd., Osaka, Japan, earned a patent for a cleaning composition consisting of at least one of fluoride salts and hydrogendifluoride salts; an organic solvent having a hetero atom or atoms; water and optio… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
INDIA: Henkel Spic India has merged with Henkel India Ltd (HIL). The move puts all manufacturing activities under the merged entity. The board of Henkel Spic India Ltd. also decided to route all marketing and distribution functions of the group&rsquo… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) recently added several companies to its membership. The new members include Gereke Chemicals, Inc., Pasadena, TX; Innophos, Inc., Cranbury, NJ; International Specialty Products (ISP), Wayne, NJ; Kao Specialtie… Read More »
Home Fragrances: Sweet Success
Published November 22, 2005
Fragrances for the home and household cleaning products have never been more popular among consumers. Read More »
Laundry Daze
Published November 22, 2005
Manufacturers search for ways to entice consumers by adding new benefits to existing brands. Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Solvay Chemicals, Inc., Houston, TX, is offering “Focusing on Consumer Products,” an eight-page brochure that reviews consumer product applications for hydrogen peroxide, caprolactones, polyglycerols, calcium and magnesium peroxides, prec… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,800,599 B2: Clariant Finance, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, was granted a patent for a liquid hand dishwashing detergent. It comprises an anionic surfactant mixture containing at least two different anionic surfactants, a polyethyl… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
INDIA: Procter & Gamble plans to build a manufacturing unit for shampoo in India as the domestic market has shown growth in terms of volume, according to a top company official at P&G. At present, the company imports the entire range of it… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
This year’s Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) “Clean Homes…Healthy Families” award of excellence was presented to educators who promote the connection between cleanliness and health. Susan White-Sayers and Diane Mason of t… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
INDIA: Procter & Gamble plans to build a manufacturing unit for shampoo in India as the domestic market has shown growth in terms of volume, according to a top company official at P&G. At present, the company imports the entire range of it… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Empa Testmaterials, Switzerland, offers artificially soiled test cloths, dye transfer monitors, unsoiled cotton control cloths for laundering process load testing, standard detergents, wetting-power determination discs and more. Data is available on… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,790,814 B1: Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, patented a detergent additive delivery particle comprising a core particle of perfume, an intermediate coating material of hydrophobic oil and an external encapsulating coating… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, DC, recently gave Americans a “C” for hand hygiene. The SDA’s “National cleaning” survey revealed 43% of respondents seldom or never wash their hands after coughing o… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Unilever teamed up with fashion designer Cynthia to unveil her Spring 2005 collection—Ms. Rowley’s first-ever, almost entirely machine washable clothing line. The collection premiered in September during New York’s Fashion Week. &… Read More »
II Rebounds
Published November 22, 2005
Driven by demand in the food service and lodging segments, the industrial and institutional cleaning industry is growing again. Read More »
Soap Floats In Murky Water
Published November 22, 2005
Bar soaps lead the category while antibacterial liquid soaps are beginning to outshine the body wash segment. Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Online registration is available for the Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2005 annual meeting and industry convention. The convention is set for Jan. 25-29, 2005, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, FL. The theme of the conv… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
The Soap and Detergent Association: Hans Sanderson was named director of environmental safety. He formerly was a researcher at the University of Guelph Centre for Toxicology in Canada. Mr. Sanderson is a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chem-i… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,780,830 B1: Huish Detergents, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, patented a granular or powdered detergent composition with reduced di-salt formation. It comprises C16 or C18 enriched methyl ester sulfonate that is added to a mixture of a noni… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole will deliver the keynote address at The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2005 annual meeting and industry convention, Jan. 25-29, 2005, at the Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, FL. Sena… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
CHINA: Did you hear the latest non-detergent cleaning system to come out of Asia? This one’s a doozy! Scientists at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) are developing a new fabric that they insist has the ability to clean itself when expos… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, DC, announced nominations are now being accepted for the third annual SDA Glycerine Innovation award which recognizes outstanding achievement in new application research for glycerine, with emphas… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
The Soap and Detergent Association: Newly elected board directors include Mark Leonard, vice president, care chemicals, Cognis Corporation; Pam Butcher, vice president, specialty chemicals, The Dow Chemical Company and Dimitri Panayotopoulos, group p… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,762,160 B2: Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada, patented a composition to remove a biofilm from a surface without the use of peroxide, terpene or sodium hypochiorite. The agent contains cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) detergent a… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,762,159 B2: Mitsubisi Chemical Corp., Tokyo, Japan, was granted a detergent patent comprising an aqueous solution with a polyglycerol fatty acid ester that remains transparent for at least one week at 5°C.… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Patent No. US 6,764,989 B1: Huish Detergents, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, patented a liquid cleaning composition that contains a pH-stabilized sulfofatty acid ester and urea, a tertiary amine oxide, an alkoxylated alkanolamide and optional additives. T… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, an-nounced its Cascade 2 in 1 ActionPacs won the Gold award during the DuPont Awards competition. The innovative water-soluble packaging system features dual compartments which keep two products isolated in sep… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
One-third of parents send their children to school with personal hygiene products such as sanitizers, gels and wipes, and one in five believe schools lack proper hygiene and sanitation supplies, according to the “National Cleaning” survey… Read More »
Innovations Drive Surfactant Market
Published November 22, 2005
Margins appeared to be on the mend earlier this year, but the recent spike in feedstock prices has crimped profits. Despite economic conditions, demand for multifunctional, mild surfactants remains high. Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
Chattanooga, TN-based Alco Chemical launched a new website to support its Alcosphere Encapsulation and Delivery Systems (EDS) technologies. The five Alcospshere EDS technologies are said to protect and deliver fragrances and other actives to improve… Read More »