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Published November 14, 2005
Purac has added a new section to its portal that includes information on detergent industry applications. The site also offers detergent formulations and product specifications on lactic acid and lactates. According to Purac executives, lactic acid… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
l The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA): Nancy L. Bock was promoted from senior director of consumer education to vice president of education. She will be responsible for educating the public about health and hygiene, product usage information and… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
Patent No. US 6,528,477 B2: P&G was awarded a patent for a liquid detergent for hand dishwashing having increased suds volume and suds retention. The composition contains a polymeric suds stabilizer (units capable of having a cationic charge with… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
l Patent No. US 6,528,476 B1: P&G re-searchers patented a hand dishwashing liquid detergent with increased suds volume and suds retention comprising a block polymeric suds stabilizer (cationic group-containing units and additional building block… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
Patent No. US 6,528,474 B1: Henkel, Düsseldorf, Germany, was awarded a patent for producing a particulate, aluminosilicate-free detergent by spray-drying a slurry containing an anionic surfactant to create spray-dried basic granules. The granule… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
Patent No. US 6,528,471 B1: Italy-based researchers for P&G earned a patent for a fabric treatment process involving an aqueous bath containing water, a dissolved conventional laundry detergent and a liquid composition comprising a peroxygen blea… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD), Philadelphia, PA, announced the 2003 NACD Packaging award winners. Roto-Rooter’s 32- and 64-oz. custom HDPE drain opener bottles manufactured by Kaufman Container Co. received the &ldqu… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
l The keynote speaker for this year’s Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) mid-year meeting will be Hal Stratton, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Sessions at the meeting will focus on environmentally-preferable purcha… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
l Vel Rosita, successful in Mexico, is now being launched in the U.S. by marketer Colgate-Palmolive. The liquid laundry detergent can be used in either the washing machine or when washing clothes by hand. It will make its U.S. debut in October at $3.… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
Babor has expanded on its Chic line with its “Colors of the Sea” shades for lips, eyes and nails. Nail colors are available in Starfish, Waterlily and Pink Lobster and are enriched with… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
l JAPAN: Procter & Gamble wants environmental research laboratories to use its Tamagawa computer simulation model to evaluate the impact of detergent on river environments. The model takes into account population size, amounts of detergent per pe… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
l Patent No. US 6,525,015 B2: Ecolab, St. Paul, MN, was awarded a patent for an alkaline detergent composition comprising an effective soil-removing amount of a source of alkalinity and an effective soil-removing blend of surfactants including alkyl… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
Patent No. US 6,525,014 B1: Colgate-Palmolive, New York, NY, patented a cleaning wipe containing a top layer of fibers, a bottom layer of fibers and a center layer of a detergent film made of a water-soluble cellulosic polymer and at least one surfac… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
Patent No. US 6,525,012 B2: P&G patented a liquid laundry detergent comprising a zwitterionic polymer, an ethoxylated polyalkyleneimine dispersant, surfactant system and balance carriers and adjunct ingredients capable of removing clay from fabri… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
During the next two years, Dial Corp., Scottsdale, AZ, will increase the size of the caps on its Purex bottles to 5.5-oz. The company is trying to encourage consumers who measure detergent by the capful to use more, according to Greg Tipsford, senior… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
l Just 3% of the earth’s water is freshwater, and two-thirds of it is locked in the polar ice caps. Obviously, potable water is a precious resource. In recognition of this, the United Nations declared 2003 the international year of freshwater t… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
MEXICO: Industria National de Detergetes SA (INDESA), part of the FERMO Group, is installing new sulphonation and powder detergent plants with respective capacities of 30,000 t/y and 150,000 t/y in San Luis Potosi, north of Mexico City. The expected… Read More »
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Published November 14, 2005
With more consumers opting out of the cleaning process, marketers launch innovative products to make all those household chores easier than ever. Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
Crompton Corp. began production on a new line of kosher glycerines last month. The production increase comes in response to a trend toward more consumption of products with kosher ingredients in personal care products, cosmetics, soaps and detergents… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
l CHINA: The Iberchem group has acquired the Bush Boake Allen factory in Guangzhou for more than $5.3 million. The 3,900 square foot buildings house offices, R&D laboratories and manufacturing and warehouse sites. Iberchem China will manufacture… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
l Goldschmidt Chemical Corp., Hopewell, VA, announced that Brenntag Inc., Reading, PA, is the sole U.S. distributor for Goldschmidt’s textile care business line. The textile care line includes Varisoft, Variquat, Adogen, Arosurf and Rewopol det… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
One of the newest products in the Dow Chemical lineup is Triton EF surfactants, which the company bills as a new generation of low-foam surfactants. These nonionics are said to provide an excellent combination of low foam profile, detergency and wett… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
ou can’t be all things to all people—even when you’re one of the largest chemical companies in the world. In a nod to specialization, Dow Chemical is focusing its research efforts on providing solutions to key customers in the house… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
CHINA: Many Chinese cities have already banned the use of phosphorus detergents and more are expected to do so in the near future, according to industry experts. China is expected to completely ban the environmentally unfriendly substance by 2005. A… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
CHINA: Many Chinese cities have already banned the use of phosphorus detergents and more are expected to do so in the near future, according to industry experts. China is expected to completely ban the environmentally unfriendly substance by 2005. A… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists are investigating how brighteners similar to those found in laundry detergent can help fight diamondback moths. Diamondback moths are a pest to vegetable crops including canola, cabbage, turnip and broccoli.… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
Chattanooga, TN-based Alco Chemicals has published a new eight-page brochure, “Polymers for Detergents,” detailing the use of polymers in laundry, dishwashing, home care and industrial and institutional applications. Each polymer has at l… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
Patent No. 6,451,757 B2: Researchers for Mitsubishi Rayon, Tokyo, Japan, have earned a patent for an aqueous chelating agent in a detergent comprising ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid, alkali metal salts, ammonia salts and at least one acid.… Read More »
Published November 14, 2005
Stepan UK Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidi- ary of Stepan Europe SA, recently acquired the methyl chloride and benzyl chloride quaternaries, amine oxides, betaine and ethanolamide business of Workington, UK-based Pentagon Chemical Specialties. The prod… Read More »
Household Fragrances
Published November 14, 2005
From citrus to sophisticated, the household cleaning segment continues to surprise our senses. Read More »
The Natual Products Market
Published November 14, 2005
Science and nature meet to produce the next generation of botanical-based personal care products. Read More »
Unilever Gets a Lift from New Products
Published November 14, 2005
Unilever has rolled out a host of new laundry products that meet a diverse range of consumer needs. Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Patent No. US 6,455,490 B1: Unilever HPC, Greenwich, CT, was awarded a patent for a particulate zero-phosphate laundry detergent with two granular components containing organic surfactants and zeolite builders.… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Patent No. US 6,455,485 B1: Procter & Gamble patented a non-aqueous liquid detergent composition comprising an alcohol alkoxylate nonionic surfactant and a bleach precursor.… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2003 annual meeting and industry convention, to be held Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2003 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, will present the program, “Getting Things Done.” Highlights include speaker… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Colgate-Palmolive gives clothing that all-day ironed look with Suavitel Perfect Press, a wrinkle-reducing ironing spray. It contains odor neutralizers and fiber relaxers that relax wrinkles. Suavitel is the leading fabric softener in Mexico and Latin… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
JAPAN: Sharp Corp. is marketing a dishwasher that cleans and dries dishes using ultrasonic waves and ions. The dishwasher does not rely on detergents, Sharp executives said. The ultrasonic waves create a hot mist that fills the machine during the fir… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
UNITED KINGDOM: Pure ‘Nuff Stuff, a range of hand-made natural cosmetics and toiletries, is said to offer “complete transparency” in its ingredients and raw materials. Pure ‘Nuff Stuff offers a complete range of 100% natur… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
The Geismar, LA plant has been upgraded too. The plant is a leading producer of EO/glycols, ethoxylate surfactants, detergent alcohols and linear alcohols 9-11 (plasticizers) and 12-17 (light duty detergents and powders). The ingredients offer specia… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Sometimes less is more. Nearly five years ago, Shell Chemicals, a conglomerate of more than 70 companies, developed a new operating model and has so far divested more than 40% of its assets, decreased its businesses by half and reduced its sites from… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Patent No. US 6,444,636 B1: Colgate-Palmolive earned a patent for a liquid dish cleaning composition with a sulfonate surfactant alkali metal ammonium or alkaline earth metal salt; a sulfate surfactant alkali metal or ammonium salt; magnesium sulfate… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
The benefits of good hygiene should not get lost in media headlines concerning “hygiene hypothesis,” according to the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, DC. Executives said recent news coverage of this loosely defined theor… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Degussa Corporation has reorganized the U.S. distribution network for its care specialties and industrial specialties business lines. The new organization will enable enhanced customer service and support for increasingly diverse customer needs,… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
The Dial Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ, re-ported net sales rose 4.1% to $347.2 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 28, 2002. Excluding Argentina where sales were reduced by the peso devaluation, total company net sales would have increased appro… Read More »
II Update
Published November 11, 2005
The industr bounces back from a difficult year. Read More »
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Published November 11, 2005
Bar soap sales are stagnant, but body wash revenues are up. All in all, the cleansing category held its own in 2002. Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Patent No. US 6,423,679 B1: P&G has been awarded a patent for a process to make a high-surfactant detergent by using an agglomerating starting detergent material and a surfactant paste and combining the ingredients in one of two ways.… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Patent No. US 6,423,678 B1: Amway researchers, Ada, MI, have patented a liquid detergent composition with a surfactant and hydroptrope derived from peaked ethoxylated alcohol and polyethylene glycol ether of glycerin.… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Patent No. US 6,423,675 B1: Diversey-Lever, Plymouth, MI, has patented a method of cleaning and/or disinfecting food processing equipment by delivering an aqueous liquid cleaning-in-place composition in the absence of a detergent through a conduit an… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
DUBAI: Emalab announced that it signed contracts with UOP LLC and Ballestra for a new plant to be installed in Dubai. The new plant will include UOP’s Pacol/Define and PEP process and the UOP/Cepsa Detal process, company executives said. Th… Read More »