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Published March 19, 2013
Nonionic ingredient ideal for hard surface cleaners and detergents. Read More »
Published March 19, 2013
Plans to invest $175 million in export-ready location. Read More »
Published March 14, 2013
• Green Seal has published two new standards to address the life cycle impacts of laundry care products—GS-48, for household laundry care products, and GS-51, for laundry products used in institutional and industrial settings. To receive… Read More »
Published March 14, 2013
  The Best New Products of the year, So Says Better Homes & Gardens • Better Homes & Gardens along with market research firm BrandSpark International, has named the winners of the 2013 Best… Read More »
Published March 14, 2013
•Sun Products Corp.’s detergent brands All and Surf have earned top spots in the TNS Product of the Year award contest. All Mighty Pacs were recognized as the No. 1 product of the year in the laundry packs category and Surf Liquid was awar… Read More »
Published March 13, 2013
Possible impact of biofuel subsidies on oleochemical industry. Read More »
Shades Above the Rest
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published March 13, 2013
L’Oréal is the world's top beauty company. Read More »
Are We There Yet?
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 13, 2013
Like many of their customers, suppliers to the detergent industry continue to wait for the global economy to make a complete recovery. In the meantime, they’re counting on innovation to propel the market forward. Read More »
Laundry Daze
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published March 13, 2013
From powders to single dose packs and pods, convenience and performance have driven the US detergent category over the last 50 years. And while consumers have benefitted from these all advances, they still don’t like doing laundry. Read More »
Published March 11, 2013
Ernie Brumbaugh and Tom Hamernik are among first to be inducted. Read More »
Published February 20, 2013
PZ Cussons sells household products in deal. Read More »
Published February 14, 2013
All and Surf are recognized by consumers in TNS product innovation survey. Read More »
Published February 13, 2013
Sun Products' single-dose named top laundry pack by TNS. Read More »
Published February 13, 2013
Saginaw, MI- based internet company and green supplies retailer CC Global Ventures LLC has opened a new online store—www.CandAgreensupplies.com—which offers a variety of chemical-free household items including all-natural lotions, househo… Read More »
Published February 13, 2013
The Sun Products Corporation donated $350,000 in Snuggle Bears and fabric care products to the 19th annual “Today” Toy Drive, which was held over the holiday season in 2012. The donation included All laundry detergent, Snuggle dryer sheet… Read More »
ACI Response to CPSC Alert
Published February 12, 2013
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reiterating the need to follow proper usage and storage practices when handling laundry detergents, including single-load liquid laundry packets, in a new alert issued by the agency, according to the… Read More »
Unilever’s Universe
By Christine Esposito , Associate Editor
Published February 12, 2013
This multibillion-dollar global business, born of soap bars and margarine, reaches millions of consumers each day. As it moves into its third century, Unilever is focused on doubling revenues while simultaneously decreasing its impact on the Earth’s resources. Read More »
Trade Association Directory 2013
Published February 12, 2013
Following are the contact details of trade associations that serve varioussegments of our industry and are mentioned frequently in the pages of Happi.Associations not listed should contact the editor at 70 Hilltop Rd., Ramsey, NJ 07446,Tel: (201) 825-2552; Fax: (201) 825-0553; E-mail: tbranna@rodmanmedia.com Read More »
Published February 4, 2013
A variety of programs keep cleaning top-of-mind. Read More »
Published February 4, 2013
  • US Patent No. 8,062,381 B2;Ecolab USA Inc., St. Paul, MN, has patented a liquid detergent concentrate composition comprising an emulsion having an aqueous phase and an oil phase. The composition is comprised of an alkalinity sou… Read More »
Published February 4, 2013
US Patent No. 8,110,009 B2; Robert N. Lee, Little Ferry, NJ, has patented a dry cleaning solution which comprises a petroleum-based solvent and a petroleum-based processed detergent. The detergent also is comprised of a dry soap (acidified), an effec… Read More »
Published February 4, 2013
US Patent No. 8,124,576 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company has patented a liquid detergent that contains less than approximately 40% total water or non-amino functional solvent, alkyl benzene sulphonate surfactant comprising greater than about… Read More »
Published February 4, 2013
US Patent No. 8,143,209 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company patented a laundry detergent or cleaning composition which comprises an amphiphilic graft polymer based on water-soluble polyalkylene oxides as a graft base and side chains formed by polyme… Read More »
Published February 4, 2013
US Patent No. 8,211,848 B2; Procter & Gamble has patented a liquid laundry detergent composition comprising at least 12 catalysts, wherein the ratio of the total reduction in activation energy in kilojoules per mole achieved by the catalysts to t… Read More »
Published February 1, 2013
Bathroom Cleaner: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber with Febreze(1,2) AirFreshener: Glade Cashmere Woods Collection All-Purpose Cleaner: Windex Mini Concentrated Refill Pouch Bath Tissue: Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Dish… Read More »
Published January 31, 2013
Nearly half of US consumers—about 88.2 million—will use online coupons and codes during 2012, according to a recent analysis done by eMarketer, and by the end of 2013, 96.8 million US adults will have used such discounts.… Read More »
Published January 30, 2013
Global industry update session looks at the world's regulatory issues. Read More »
Published January 30, 2013
UNITED KINGDOM: The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has joined forces with Procter & Gamble, a worldwide partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games, to deliver the Mayor’s annual Capital Clean-up campaign, which is now called the P&G C… Read More »
Home-grown cosmetics are finding favor with Chinese consumers.
By Ally Dai, Happi China
Published January 29, 2013
Home-grown cosmetics are finding favor with Chinese consumers. Shanghai Jahwa provides personal care, cosmetics, and household care products as well as industrial and institutional products under various brands nam… Read More »
Where Do Old Editors Go?
Published January 29, 2013
As Happi marks its 50th anniversary, we’re hearing from colleagues and competitors from years past. Industry veterans may recall these long-time editors of magazines in the household, chemical, detergent and cosmetics industries. Hamilton C… Read More »
Published January 25, 2013
They address life cycle impact of household and I&I proudcts. Read More »
Published January 24, 2013
CEOs from Amway, Clorox and Ecolab are featured presenters during annual meeting. Read More »
Published January 24, 2013
Easily diluted to create a low foam detergent for HI&I. Read More »
Published January 24, 2013
ACI wants to make sure it doesn't inhibit innovation. Read More »
Published January 24, 2013
Offers the best enzyme technology to improve detergent performance and sustainability. Read More »
Published January 24, 2013
If it’s 2013, that means Happi is turning 50 years old. Vol. 1, No. 1 rolled off the presses in June, 1964. In that inaugural issue, then-publisher Ralph E. Dorland noted: “Our goal is to keep the industry abreast of all the new developm… Read More »
Published January 22, 2013
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and its manufacturer members remain very concerned about reported cases involving children accidentally ingesting laundry detergent packets, according to the Institute. “Children’s safety and the saf… Read More »
L’Oréal Expands Asian Production with New Factory
Published January 22, 2013
L’Oréal’s new plant in Indonesia will serve as the production hub for Southeast Asia. • INDONESIA: L’Oréal has opened its largest… Read More »
Holiday Shopping Season is In Full Swing
Published January 22, 2013
•Black Friday has come and gone, which means holiday shopping is in full swing. So will the 2012 gift-giving season be merry and bright? Ahead of the holiday season, retailers were bullish. According to a survey released in September by the… Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published January 22, 2013
The primary purpose of a shampoo is to clean hair. However, a good shampoo should also have the following attributes: Enough viscosity that it does not drip excessively; Good foaming ability–especially on the first lather; Easy rin… Read More »
‘Free-From’ Line on Tap at Walgreens
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published January 22, 2013
Ology is a new range of household and personal care that is “free of harmful chemicals” and affordable, says the drugstore chain. Read More »
Follow the Leader
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published January 22, 2013
Procter & Gamble may be 175 years old, but its new innovation program has company executives thinking like a startup. Read More »
The O Factor
By Christine Esposito , Associate Editor
Published January 21, 2013
Olfactory, that is. Performance is job one in household care, however the fragrance must hit the right note with consumers. Read More »
Why Business as Usual Won’t Work Anymore
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published January 21, 2013
The world is changing, and not all for the better. The global detergent industry meets in Singapore to grapple with the complexities that define this New Normal. Read More »
Where’s the Bounce?
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published January 21, 2013
Unit dose products promised to revolutionize the laundry detergent segment. But nearly a year into their launch, category growth remains elusive. Read More »
Published January 16, 2013
Plans to hire US Vets and purchase more US-made goods. Read More »
Published December 18, 2012
Product prices increase 80 euros per metric tonne. Read More »
Published December 13, 2012
ADD cleans your dishes and your machine. Read More »
Published November 27, 2012
Deadline is Jan. 4, 2013. Read More »
Wash and Care
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published November 21, 2012
The shampoos and conditioners sector grows more sophisticated and segmented with ingredient-packed products and "free-from" formulations. Read More »