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Published November 7, 2005
As aromatherapy and antibacterial agents seep into the household fragrance market, perfumers are looking all around for new ideas on how to keep a house smelling clean. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
Procter & Gamble continues to dominate a two-tier market, but a few manufacturers have been able to carve out small niches for themselves. Liquids topped powder for the first time ever. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
While some categories slip in the household cleaner market, the bathroom cleaner segment continues to shine. Marketers are fighting for household cleaning dollars with promises of performance, convenience and comfort. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
After a questionable study by the National Toxicology Program linking cocamide DEA to cancerous tumors in laboratory mice, surfactant suppliers are offering alternatives to this widely-used personal care surfactant. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
With consumer concern spreading over germs, marketers are rolling out new disinfectant household products Read More »
Published October 31, 2005
Procter & Gamble Co., is expecting first-quarter earnings of 76 cents a share, according to Thomson First Call, representing 5.5% earnings growth over last year's profit of 72 cents a share. Sales are forecast to rise 14% to $15.63 billion from $13.7… Read More »
Published October 31, 2005
Cognis has introduced two new ingredients for home and personal care products. The Plantapon LC 7 is a moisturizing fruit acid surfactant that is gentle on the skin, exhibits a degree of mildness that surpasses that of traditional surfactants. The pr… Read More »
Published October 31, 2005
Patent No. US 6,951,837 B1: The patent for the process of making a granular detergent composition has been granted to Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Company. The process consists of mixing a surfactant paste together with spray dried granules.… Read More »
The II Market
Published October 31, 2005
With the economy on track, concern about health issues on the rise and innovative ideas to keep a variety of surfaces clean, marketers report a perfect storm to maintain growth. Read More »
Published October 28, 2005
Kobo Products Represents Sunjin Chemical Company Kobo Products Inc. is now representing The Sunjin Chemical Company of Korea.  Sunjin is a manufacturer of micro beads, which enhance sensory feel and application of cosmetic finished products as… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
SteroKem Ltd. launched Kemphos 2001, a chlorinated alkaline powder (pink or white) detergent that cleans, disinfects, whitens and deodorizes. The production process and the chemical reaction provide chlorinated trisodium phosphate as a homogeneous pr… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Patent No. US 6,919,305 B2: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf, Germany, patented solid detergent compositions comprised of a gemini surfactant.… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Patent No. US 6,924,259 B2: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation, New Castle, DE, patented amine copolymers for textile and fabric protection. The detergent composition comprises anionic or nonionic surfactant and a copolymer h… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Students from Ralston Middle School in Belmont, California, received the Top Classroom Award from The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services, for their ou… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Procter & Gamble Co. said it was sticking with its fiscal first-quarter earnings guidance despite disruption of its coffee business and higher commodity-materials costs, thanks to strong sales. The Cincinnati maker of Crest toothpaste, Tid… Read More »
Published October 21, 2005
Global Seven Launches Two New Ingredients Read More »
Wipe Out
Published October 20, 2005
Ingenuity and imagination spur growth as wipes expand into even more markets. Read More »
Ethnic Skin Care
Published October 20, 2005
As consumers demand more ethnic-specific products, the market continues to expand. Read More »
Published July 28, 2005
Colgate-Palmolive Co. said quarterly profit fell 8 percent, dragged down by restructuring charges, but higher-than-expected sales helped it meet Wall Street's profit forecast, excluding the charges.Colgate, which is selling some detergent businesses… Read More »
Published April 9, 2005
Household and institutional product maker The Clorox Company, Oakland, CA, said on Monday it has terminated its agreement to form a joint venture with Bombril S.A., the leading Brazilian cleaning utensils and household cleaner business. Clorox said i… Read More »
Published January 13, 2005
Procter & Gamble introduces Tide Coldwater, a laundry detergent designed to clean in lower temperatures. Company executives said Tide Coldwater provides a deep clean that is fabric- and color-safe. The detergent launches nationally by late this month… Read More »
Published September 16, 2004
Americans are up to their elbows in grime, and they're not doing enough about it, according to TheSoap and Detergent Association's (SDA) "2004 clean hands report card." The report card gaveAmericans a "C" for hand hygiene.The SDA produced the Report… Read More »
Published September 9, 2004
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, DC, announced nominations are nowbeing accepted for the third annual SDA Glycerine Innovation award which recognizes outstandingachievement in new application research for glycerine, with emphasis… Read More »
Published September 2, 2004
Registration is now available online for the 2005 Soap and Detergent Association's (SDA) AnnualMeeting & Industry Convention, set for Jan. 25-29, 2005, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in BocaRaton, FL.The theme, "A Better World Through Hygiene, Healt… Read More »
Published August 20, 2004
Procter & Gamble Co. is launching Tide with a touch of Downy this week for consumers who alreadyuse Tide and Downy separately, and for those who omit fabric softener from their wash. A 100-oz.bottle retails for $6.49, and the amount of product needed… Read More »
Published May 12, 2004
Procter & Gamble Co. bought the remaining 20% stake of its China joint venture for $1.8 billion, securing its foothold in one of the world's fastest growing economies. The purchase accelerated P&G's plan to take over the venture from partner Hutchiso… Read More »
Published May 12, 2004
Church & Dwight Co., Princeton, NJ, maker of Arm & Hammer products, reported profit rose 40% for the first quarter ended April 2. The results were helped by the acquisition of Unilever oral care brands (Close-Up, Aim and Pepsodent) and the buyout of… Read More »
Published May 5, 2004
Duesseldorf, Germany-based Henkel posted a 4.5% quarterly profit rise on Tuesday, a shade below expectations due to decreased sales in the core home care division. Henkel, whose overall sales in the first quarter rose 2.4%, and 4.8% after currency ef… Read More »
Published April 6, 2004
The Soap and Detergent Association's (SDA) 2004 mid-year meeting, May 10-12 at the Cincinnati Convention Center, will feature reports from SDA's expert standing committees, technical and educational sessions, networking events and a special roundtabl… Read More »
Published March 2, 2004
The “always the lowest price” syndrome that is wreaking havoc with supplier and marketer profit margins, isn’t solely a U.S. phenomenon. The rush to lower prices is even reaching the Indian sub-continent. Today, the Indian unit of Procter & Gamble Co… Read More »
Published February 19, 2004
Jan Miner, a New York stage actress who gained fame as Madge the manicurist in Palmolive television ads, died Sunday. She was 86.Ms. Miner, who lived in Southbury, CT, had been in failing health and died at the Bethel Health Care Facility, her agent,… Read More »
Published February 13, 2004
Anglo-Dutch food and household goods maker Unilever announced co-chairman Niall FitzGerald will retire on Oct. 1. He has held the post for more than seven years and will be replaced by foods director Patrick Cescau.Mr. FitzGerald joined Unilever in 1… Read More »
Published February 9, 2004
Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ, today reported that net income increased 20% in 2003 to $81.0 million from $66.7 million the previous year. Full-year sales increased 0.9% to of $1,056.9 million. Executives said excluding oral care acquisiti… Read More »
Published February 3, 2004
Colgate-Palmolive Company reported its eighth consecutive year of double-digit earnings per share growth for the year ended Dec. 31, 2003. Executives said operating profit, gross profit and net profit margins all reached record highs for both the fou… Read More »
Published January 28, 2004
The Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal second quarter profit jumped 22%, thanks to lower manufacturing costs and a 50% surge in sales at its beauty care business, according to executives.P&G also reported net income of $1.82 billion for the quarter ended… Read More »
Published January 26, 2004
The Dial Corporation reported net income was $24.9 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003, a net loss of $29.2 million from last year's period. Net sales in the fourth quarter of 2003 rose 3.9% to $346.7 million from $333.6 million in last… Read More »
Published December 15, 2003
The Dial Corp., the maker of Dial soap, Renuzit air fresheners and Armour Star canned meats, is being acquired for about $2.9 billion in cash by Henkel, a German maker of detergents, cosmetics and adhesives. The deal, announced late Sunday, would giv… Read More »
Published October 23, 2003
Colgate-Palmolive Company has agreed to sell its European laundry detergent brands, marketed in France, Italy and Scandinavia, to Procter & Gamble. The sale is subject to approval by regulatory authorities in France.Reuben Mark, Colgate's chairman an… Read More »
Published August 29, 2003
The chairman of the President's Council on Environmental Quality and an update on the government's battle against SARS are among the program highlights scheduled for The Soap and Detergent Association's fall meeting, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2003 in Washingt… Read More »
Published August 21, 2003
Major portions of Europe's proposed chemical management policy are unworkable and would place significant burdens on business and government with "negligible" improvements to human health and the environment, according to The Soap and Detergent Assoc… Read More »
Published August 4, 2003
Church & Dwight Co Inc., maker of Arm & Hammer baking soda and deodorant, said second quarter profit rose 31% on due to cost cuts as it integrated two acquisitions and raised its full-year earnings estimate.The company posted profit of $24.6 million,… Read More »
Published July 29, 2003
The European Commission has given Procter & Gamble Co. permission to take over German hair care group Wella, the U.S. group's largest deal ever, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.P&G, the leading U.S. consumer products company whos… Read More »
Published July 23, 2003
The Dial Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ, reported net income was $35.5 million for the second quarter ended June 28, versus net income of $33.4 million in the second quarter of 2002.A special gain in the second quarter of 2002 totaled $2.2 million, and… Read More »
Published July 15, 2003
Some local consumer product brands have gained significant market share in China, challenging the position of multinational companies such as Unilever NV and Procter & Gamble Co., according to research firm ACNielsen.ACNielsen said a 2002 study of mo… Read More »
Published June 5, 2003
Seeking to focus on increasing sales of its consumer products, The Procter & Gamble Co. plans to hire four contracts to take over various administrative tasks and build sales of its nearly 300 consumer brands, including Tide detergent, Crest toothpas… Read More »
Published May 8, 2003
Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble Co. said tornado damage to a Pringles and Torengos snacks plant in Tennessee could trim fourth quarter sales growth, but backed its earnings outlook for the period. The maker of Tide laundry detergent and Cres… Read More »
Published April 8, 2003
Hal Stratton, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), will be the keynote speaker for The Soap and Detergent Association's 2003 mid-year meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 20-22 at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row.Mr. Stratto… Read More »
Published February 21, 2003
Flavor, scent and price are all variables that consumer product makers juggle to sell their wares, and now there's another one--the size of the cap on a bottle of laundry detergent.Over the next two years, Dial Corp., Scottsdale, AZ, said it plans to… Read More »