Steposol Citri-Met is Stepan’s new water-based blend developed from Nobel Prize-winning metathesis chemistry, ecologically responsible citrus terpenes and emulsifiers. Diluted to a solution of 96% water, it surpasses the cleaning power of produ… Read More »
Staying on top of and in compliance with Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) regulations and hazardous waste regulations is no easy task. And it’s no secret that California has among the most aggressive environmental laws and regulations in the US.… Read More »
UNITED KINGDOM: Paris will play host to the premier edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit, which will tackle the major technical and marketing challenges associated with green home care products. The event is scheduled for Oct. 20-21 at… Read More »
What does every leader need? Followers, of course. An army of one, whether in the boardroom or in a barroom brawl, doesn’t have nearly as much impact as when he or she comes armed with people who believe in you or have your back. Unfortunately,… Read More »
Essential oil has been frequently talked about as a key component of China’s personal care market. By definition, an essential oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it… Read More »
Today’s surfactants are first and foremost efficacious, say industry suppliers,
but there are a wide range of attributes that must be included in order for this raw material to find its way into a finished product. A list of new surfactants for household and personal product formulations can be found on p. 86. Read More »
Unit dose laundry detergent packs will get some unwanted publicity this fall, when the September issue of Consumer Reports no longer recommends unit dose laundry detergents in homes with young children. The article was posted online in July.
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The recently published Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications report by international market research and management consulting firm Kline finds that some country markets are increasing at double-digit rates du… Read More »
No marketer worth his or her salt would be crazy enough to overlook the tremendous buying power of women. Study after study confirms that women control 90% of household spending budgets. Of course, today’s pampered kids seem to get everything a… Read More »
Sales: $860 million
Key Personnel: Xie Wenjian, chairman.
Major Products: Liushen, Maxam, Jia An, Shanghai Viv, Herborist, Chinfie and GF.
Comments: Shanghai Jahwa United Co. Ltd. is China’s largest domesticall… Read More »
Sales: $1.0 billion
Key Personnel: Joseph Nissim, founder; Soly Benveniste, chief executive officer.
Major Products: Beauty—Collistar makeup and skin treatments, tanning products, hair care and men&rs… Read More »
Sales: $1.2 billion
Key Personnel: Iain Napier, chairman; Rik De Vos, chief executive officer; Chris Smith, chief finance officer.
Major Products: Household and personal care.
Comments: McBride is the No. 1… Read More »
Sales: $3.2 billion
Key Personnel: Suk Yong Cha, chief executive officer and vice chairman; Joo-Hyung Kim, vice president and chief financial officer; Ho-Young Jung, vice president and chief financial officer.
Major… Read More »
Sales: $3.3 billion
Key Personnel: Itsuo Hama, president and chief executive officer.
Major Products: Oral care, skin care, beauty products, toiletries, fabric care, home care and household cleaners.
New Products: Syst… Read More »
Sales: $32.8 billion
Key Personnel: Michael Treschow, chairman; Paul Polman, chief executive officer; Jean-Marc Huët, chief financial officer; Douglas Baillie, chief human resources officer; David Blanchard,… Read More »