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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 »
The Surfactant Market: More Competitve than Ever
Published November 9, 2005
Despite issues such as higher raw material prices and shorter lead times, suppliers remain upbeat about the market Read More »
Natural Ingredients in Personal Care Products
Published November 9, 2005
Natural vs Synthetic: more and more consumers demand natural products for a variety Read More »
Preserving Personal Care and Household Products
Published November 9, 2005
When choosing a preservative system, the formulator must be aware of many issues. Read More »
Slow Growth for Chemical Specialties
Published November 9, 2005
Major categories may be slumping, but household cleaning cloths have posted solid gains. Read More »
The Household Fragrance Market
Published November 9, 2005
Household fragrancese are changing the face of the cleaning industry by building on old favorites and creating new ones Read More »
In Search of A Better Clean
Published November 9, 2005
New applications and multifunctional products have created laundry detergents that do more than just clean clothes Read More »
Liquids Move Up in the Soap Market
Published November 9, 2005
Not long ago, the morning shower was simply a way to get clean. Today the shower experience is anything but routine. Current consumer demand for multi-sensory products which offer a… Read More »
The II Market
Published November 9, 2005
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 »
Environmental Fragrances
Published November 9, 2005
After a boom in the early 1990s, sales in the environmental fragrance market have continued to surge thanks to innovative new products Read More »
The Top 50 Report
Published November 9, 2005
Companies making household and personal products and industrial and institutional products Read More »
Preservative Update
Published November 9, 2005
Regulatory pressures in Japan may ease in the coming months, but novel formulation create a host of new challenges Read More »
The Skin Care Market
Published November 9, 2005
The use of vitamins continues to grow as more dermatologists ener the skin care category Read More »
Chemical Specialties: Making Cleaning Convenient
Published November 9, 2005
Consumers want products that clean effectively Read More »
Detergent Market Update
Published November 8, 2005
With store shelf space at a premium, marketers escalate turf war with a plethora of new offerings. Despite the jostling, P&G remains king of the hill. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
Consumers remain germ-phobic but marketers are making it Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
With the publicďż˝s awareness of harmful germs growing daily, the I&I industry is providing the weapons to kill germs in schools, offices and hospitals. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
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 »
Published November 7, 2005
Mergers and acquisitions have changed some of the players in the segment, but suppliers insist the issues, including claim substantiation, mildness and multifunctionlaity, remain the same. Read More »