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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Industrial and institutional product manufacturers have provided a raft of cleaning formulas and dispensing systems to clean and maintain floors, walls and other hard surfaces. But educating workers about the proper way to clean reamins an issue Read More »
The Top 50 gets another face lift this year following a rash of acquisitions in 1998. Freeman Cosmetics, Soft Sheen and Dep are all gone from our annual look at the leading companies in teh household and personal products industry. Read More »