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Cleaning Product Recalled in Canada
Published September 15, 2015
Health Canada halts sale of Orange TKO all-purpose cleaner. Read More »
A New Kind of Hero
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published September 14, 2015
An upstart household product company puts a new spin on the idea of home cleaning. Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
Ecolab Inc. says it will acquire the US operations of Charlotte, NC-based Swisher Hygiene Inc. for approximately $40 million in cash. Swisher Hygiene provides hygiene and sanitizing solutions for the food service, hospitality, retail and health care… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
After a setting a fast pace in 2014, cosmetic chemical volume slowed in recent months, according to The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a new tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). From June 2014 to June 2015, cosmetic chemica… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
US Patent No. 9,090,855 B2; S.C. Johnson & Son has patented an antibacterial cleaning composition to clean and disinfect furniture surfaces without streaking. It consists of a quaternary ammonium chloride cleaning component; white distilled vineg… Read More »
Safe, Green & Mild
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published September 1, 2015
Surfactant makers have a range of solutions for today's mild, yet efficacious products. A list of new products is included. Read More »
Tide Dry Cleaners Opens in Utah
Published August 31, 2015
First in the state for the P&G franchise Read More »
Triple Threat to Acne
By Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor
Published August 17, 2015
Envy adds third generation SilkPeel. Read More »
Ecolab Acquires Swisher
Published August 13, 2015
Charlotte, NC-based I&I business picked up in $40 million cash deal. Read More »
Weaker US Demand for Specialty Chemicals
Published July 23, 2015
June volume off 0.3%, according to ACC. Read More »
Wash and Ride
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published July 20, 2015
Spectrum Brand’s newest conquest, ArmorAll Group, has the pole position in the DIY automotive car category. Read More »
49. State Industrial Products
Published July 1, 2015
Mayfield Heights, OH 866.747.2229 www.statechemical.com Sales: $120 million.   Key Personnel: Seth Uhrman, chief executive officer; Brian Limbert, chief operating officer; Rebecca Korwin, PhD, vice president of R&D; Jeff Trattner, sen… Read More »
45. Gojo
Published July 1, 2015
Akron, OH 330.255.6000 www.gojo.com Sales: $150 million (estimated). Key Personnel: Joe Kanfer, chairman and chief executive officer; Mark S. Lerner, president and chief operating officer. Major Products: Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer,… Read More »
44. Turtle Wax
Published July 1, 2015
Willowbrook, IL 630.455.3700 www.turtlewax.com Sales: $165 million (estimated).   Key Personnel: Mark Leopold, chief executive officer and president; Sandy Kolkey, chief marketing officer; Brad Smiley, director- global financial planning… Read More »
41. Spartan Chemical
Published July 1, 2015
Maumee, OH 419.531.5551 www.spartanchemical.com Sales:  $182 million for 2014. Key Personnel: Stephen H. Swigart, chairman; John Swigart, president; Jim Lenardson, executive vice president; Scott Libbe, chief financial officer; Justin Bl… Read More »
13. Church & Dwight
Published July 1, 2015
Ewing, NJ 609.683.5900 www.churchdwight.com Sales: $2.4 billion for household, personal care and oral care products. Corporate sales: $3.2 billion. Key Personnel: Jim Craigie, chairman and chief executive officer; Jaquelin J. Brova, executive… Read More »
12. Clorox
Published July 1, 2015
Oakland, CA 510.271.7000 www.thecloroxcompany.com Sales: $2.6 billion for household, personal care and industrial and institutional products. Corporate sales: $5.6 billion, for the year ended June 30, 2014. Key Personnel: Donald R. Knauss, ex… Read More »
7. Ecolab
Published July 1, 2015
St. Paul, MN 651.293.2233 www.ecolab.com Sales: $6.2 billion for industrial and institutional cleaning products. Corporate sales: $14.2 billion. Key Personnel: Douglas M. Baker Jr., chairman and chief executive officer; Timothy W. Handley, pr… Read More »
4. SC Johnson
Published July 1, 2015
Racine, WI 262.260.2000 www.scjohnson.com Sales: $9.6 billion for the year ended June 30, 2014, but that total includes food management. Key Personnel: H. Fisk Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer; Mark Eckhardt, executive vice presi… Read More »
2. Colgate
Published July 1, 2015
New york, NY 212.310.2000 www.colgatepalmolive.com Sales: $15.0 billion for oral care, personal care and household products. Corporate sales: $17.2 billion. Key Personnel: Ian Cook, chairman, president and chief executive officer; Fabian Garc… Read More »
Published July 1, 2015
US Patent No. 8,992,632 B2; Method has patented a cleaning composition that is comprised of surfactant system that contains a nonionic surfactant including an ethoxylated alcohol and/or an ethoxylated fatty acid ester, and an anionic surfactant; free… Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
When it comes to spring cleaning, are homeowners going green at greater rates? Sales of green household cleaning products in the US grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% from 2007 to 2010, according to Packaged Facts. However, the marke… Read More »
Tide Dry Cleaners Expands
Published May 12, 2015
P&G subsidiary sees another US location. Read More »
Four New SKUs from Granite Gold
Published May 1, 2015
Granite Gold Inc. has added four new products to its lineup of homecare offerings. A granite cleaner and granite polish in one, the 24oz Granite Gold Clean & Shine is the power of Granite Gold Daily Cleaner fused wit… Read More »
Published May 1, 2015
US Patent No. 8,987,182 B2; Henkel, Düsseldorf, has been awarded a US patent for a malleable toilet cleaner composition. It is comprised of perfume; at least one nonionic surfactant; at least one alkyl benzene sulfonate; at least one olefin sulf… Read More »
Face Valued
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published May 1, 2015
Skin care formulations that promise to protect a prized possession—one’s appearance—are always in demand. Read More »
Tide Dry Cleaners Opens in Scottsdale
Published April 21, 2015
No. 28 for the P&G franchise unit. Read More »
Disinfection with a Light Touch
Published March 25, 2015
RB rolls out Lysol TapTop. Read More »
Ecolab Is Ethical
Published March 10, 2015
For the ninth year in a row, Ecolab Inc. has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere. Read More »
P&G Launches Tide Turbo Clean
Published March 6, 2015
Procter & Gamble is rolling out Tide Turbo Clean, an HE-friendly laundry detergent formula. Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Better Homes and Gardens and market research firm BrandSpark International have unveiled the winners of the 2015 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards. Here’s a rundown of the winners in household and personal care: Acne Treatment:… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser and Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser are part of a voluntary recall with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The products are labeled “Does not contain Ammoni… Read More »
Personal from the Start
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published February 23, 2015
Backgrounds in e-comm and CPG help when building a new business, but for Puracy’s founders, the launch of their household and personal care brand was driven by personal need. Read More »
A New Dawn for Bounty
Published February 10, 2015
Paper towel teams up with dishwashing liquid. Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
US Patent No. 8,927,479 B2; The Clorox Company has been awarded US patent coverage for a hard surface aerosol cleaning composition with improved bathroom soil removal. The composition, which develops a foam upon being dispensed, consists of a nonioni… Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
US Patent No. 8,895,492 B2; Colgate-Palmolive Company has been awarded patent coverage for an aqueous, dilutable, liquid cleaning composition comprising a plurality of surfactants, including surfactant active components, wherein the plurality of surf… Read More »
Unilever and P&G on Top
Published February 3, 2015
BH&G unveils best new products of the year. Read More »
Mean Green Recall
Published January 21, 2015
CPSC, CR Brands alert due to chemical hazard. Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
Pine-Sol Brand Cleaners has announced the second year of its “Women Rise Above It” campaign, highlighting the power of women to help each other rise above the “stink” and transform each other’s lives.  In partnersh… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
US Patent No. 8,906,837 B2; DEB IP Limited, Denby, Great Britain, has been awarded US patent protection for a composition, comprising water; a surfactant; superabsorbent particles; and a regulating agent (such as an inorganic salt) for swelling behav… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
US Patent No. 8,895,491 B2; Ecolab USA Inc. has patented a method of cleaning floors that entails forming a solution by mixing water and a concentrated acidic cleaner. The cleaner is comprised of an acid selected from the group consisting of citric,… Read More »
A Nod To The Nose
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published January 6, 2015
The right scent enhances the experience and adds some excitement in the workhorse household products sector. Read More »
Zep Launches Microwave Foam Cleaner
Published January 5, 2015
At Home Depot this month. Read More »
Taking Cleaners to the Cleaners
Published January 2, 2015
LG revamps its Styler steam cleaning clothing machine. Read More »
Published December 19, 2014
Totes are used in just about every industry, for just about every kind of product. Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
A pharmaceutical company in Alabama had Gamajet in for a demonstration of their Aseptic 6 model. Read More »
Clean Is Critical
By Tom Branna , Editorial Director
Published December 5, 2014
Recent outbreaks of Ebola and Norovirus have put the spotlight back on proper hygiene and sanitation methods. Against this backdrop, industrial and institutional cleaning product marketers show off their wares and share their concerns at Interclean, ISSA’s annual trade show. Read More »
The Search for Sustainability
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published December 5, 2014
The global detergent industry continues to make inroads on creating a more sustainable future. Its past efforts, present problems and future concerns were front and center during the AOCS World Detergent Conference. Read More »
Published December 1, 2014
A chemical manufacturer based in Mason, OH decided to establish a more efficient and effective tank cleaning method Read More »
Published November 3, 2014
GHANA: SC Johnson has expanded its WOW business concept to the Yilo Krobo District of Ghana, and rolled out improved product options. The expansion builds on two years of consumer research, which resulted in a better product bundle, and an improved b… Read More »