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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 »
Published November 11, 2005
Argeo Inc., Pearl River, NY, is offering Module 9 as part of the company’s ongoing Detergency Screen program. Module 9 is a muti-client comprehensive performance evaluation of nine heavy-duty liquid detergents: All, Arm & Hammer, Gain, Pure… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Lonza Inc., Fair Lawn, NJ, has licensed the distribution rights to Intelligent Biocides’ Surfacine technology on an exclusive basis. Surfacine is a persistent antimicrobial agent that incorporates a water-insoluble antimicrobial compound, s… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Patent No. US 6,413,929 B1: BASF researchers located in Germany have been awarded a patent for a bleach or textile detergent with bleach boosters containing peroxy compound-based or percarboxylic acid-based bleach, bleach activators and secondary ami… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Patent No. US 6,413,928 B1: P&G researchers have patented a process for preparing a multi-phase detergent tablet by compressing a granular detergent mixture, adding a gelatinous portion and hardening it.… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Patent No. US 6,413,926 B2: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp., Tarrytown, NY, patented a process that prevents the staining of migrating dyes in a wash liquor using a peroxide-containing detergent and an asymmetrical compound.… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Patent No. US 6,413,925 B2: The Clorox Company, Oakland, CA, earned a pat-ent for increasing the brightness retention of a laundered fabric by adding an aqueous wash liquor with an optical brightener and a bleach composition to a commercial laundry d… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Deputy Commissioner Lester Crawford of The Food and Drug Administration will address attendees of the fall meeting of The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) on Oct 1-3 at the Hilton Arlington & Towers, Arlington, VA. SDA members will have a cha… Read More »
Published November 11, 2005
Rohm and Haas Company’s Neolone M-10 preservative has received U.S. EPA registration for use in various household and institutional products, including hard surface cleaners, surfactants and liquid detergents. Neolone M-10 is a formaldehyde-fre… Read More »
A Booming Business
Published November 11, 2005
Infant care is growing by leaps and bounds. Read More »
The Top 50 Report
Published November 11, 2005
Acuity Brands 24 1. Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, OH $23.2 billion Alberto-Culver 8 2. Colgate-Palmolive New York, NY $8.2 billion… Read More »
Surfactant Market Update
Published November 11, 2005
New products are promoted for their multifunctionality, mildness, ease of use and global availability. Read More »
Preservative Update
Published November 10, 2005
Have a preservation problem? Industry suppliers provide a wide range of solutions. Read More »
New Technologies in Topical Delivery Systems
Published November 10, 2005
Cosmetics can be administered through many pathways, but maintaining precise levels of actives remains problematic. Here are some ideas for effective delivery of cosmetic materials. Read More »
The Laundry Detergent Market
Published November 10, 2005
Do shoppers really want multifunctional laundry care products? Or are all these products on the shelf leading consumers back to the basics? Read More »
Personal Care Products: How natural can they get?
Published November 10, 2005
Novel ingredients and unique positioning offer alternatives to mainstream products. Read More »
The Household Fragrance Market
Published November 10, 2005
Sophisticated scents are increasingly popular. Read More »
Plenty of Opportunities In Household Cleaning
Published November 9, 2005
New cleaning ideas hold promise Read More »
The Top 50 Report
Published November 9, 2005
Acquisitions play a key role in the top 50 Read More »