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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
St. Paul, MN
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 »
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 »
New york, NY
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
More than 4000 deaths have been attributed to Ebola virus in West Africa, as well as one death in the US, two deaths in Spain and another in Germany. The disease has become a global threat as airports around the world begin screening for Ebola among… Read More »