The following are recently issued patents related to fabric care.
• US Patent No. 8,598,109 B2; Method Products, Inc., San Francisco, has patented a fabric softener formulation. It is comprised of methyl bis(canola amidoethyl)-2-hydroxyethyl am… Read More »
“Mundane.” “Awful.” “Dreadful.” These are just some of the words experts use to describe the laundry process…and it breaks my heart. Want to know my dirty little secret? Well, one that I can share in a famil… Read More »
Trying to get your product certified as natural or organic? Before wading through the process, Julia Hernandez of The DeWolf Companies (DeWolf Chemical, Glenn Corporation, Tempo Canada) explains how to go about it correctly. Read More »
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given AkzoNobel’s Dissolvine GL biodegradable and bio-based chelate its Design for the Environment (DfE) label.
EPA awards the DfE designation only to chemicals that pass the strict DfE criteria… Read More »
Besway Home Products, Madison, TN, has launched Clean & Care Laundry Detergent, which features four ingredients classified by the EPA as “readily biodegradable.” What sets this eco-friendly laundry detergent apart is Besway’s ch… Read More »
Walmart is rolling out a new house brand of all natural cleaning products, Great Value Naturals, which the retailer says is as effective as leading conventional cleaning brands.
Great Value Naturals cleaning products are made from plant-based,… Read More »
Symrise is one of the first companies in the industry to source CENSO-certified lavandin oil. CENSO is a sustainable development approach for the French lavender and lavandin essential oils sector.
As part of its sustainable sourcing commitmen… Read More »
mmercial unit of Ashland Inc., reports that Ecocert has verified that Integra 44 microbiocide conforms to its standards for use in natural laundry detergents.
Integra 44 microbiocide offers broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection in a range of consu… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,536,110 B2; A trio of men from Georgia have patented a dimensionally stable detergent block for use with an industrial cleaning dispenser having an interior enabling the flow of water to communicate with the detergent block. It is com… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,551,930 B2; Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Duesseldorf, has patented a phosphate-free automatic dishwashing agent. It is comprised of a copolymer comprising at least one mono- or polyunsaturated carboxylic acid monomer, at least one… Read More »
US Patent No. 8,551,929 B2; The Sun Products Corporation has patented a multi-phase unit dose detergent composition. It is comprised of a water-soluble single-chamber container defining a single compartment; and a cleaning system comprising at least… Read More »
Croda recently debuted the latest product in its range of NatraSense 100% bio-based surfactants into the European market. NatraSense LF8 provides a high performance alternative to the traditional petrochemical surfactants used as defoamers and rinse… Read More »
ASTM International has published the TRSA-initiated Standard Practice for Sustainable Laundry Best Management Practices, recognizing key criteria for TRSA’s Clean Green certification (www.cleangreen.org) as universal indicators of maximum susta… Read More »
SWITZERLAND: Clariant has signed an agreement to divest its Detergents & Intermediates business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG). The total consideration of the sale amounts to approximately $63.7 million (€46.9 million), out… Read More »
A new study released by Feeding America, In Short Supply: American Families Struggle to Secure Everyday Essentials, reveals that many families with children struggle to afford basic, non-food household goods, including products related to personal ca… Read More »
Cascade Complete ActionPacs leads the pack in Consumer Reports’ new ratings of 35 dishwasher detergent tablets, packs, powders and gels, but rival brand Finish took three of the four top spots with its Finish Powerball Tabs, Finish Gelpacs and… Read More »
Over the past year, EO Products has increased manufacturing capacity and seen sales soar. With its inaugural retail store up and running and new hand soaps rolling out exclusively at Whole Foods, more growth is on the way for this family-run company. Read More »
Forget ballerina or fireman, some of today’s most tech-savvy and opinionated kids (and young adults, too) are making a living by telling people what they think—about your products. Whether it’s a lipstick, anti-aging cream, dish det… Read More »
Sales: $1.3 billion
Key Personnel: Alex Kanellis, group chief executive; Chris Davis, commercial director; Brandon Leigh, group finance director; John Pantelireis, supply chain director; Michelle Feeney CEO, PZ Cuss… Read More »
Sales: $2.4 billion
Key Personnel: Suk Cha, vice chairman and chief executive officer; Keon O Kim, chief financial officer.
Major Products: Household—laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric softener and kitchen… Read More »
Sales: $3.5 billion
Key Personnel: Sadayoshi Fujishige, chairman; Itsuo Hama, president; Masazumi Kikukawa, executive general manager, health and home care products; Kenjiro Kobayashi, executive general manager, international d… Read More »