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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 »
A Dose of Reality?
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published January 6, 2015
Unit dose formats have provided a shot in the arm for the laundry detergent industry, but issues remain. Read More »
As the World Turns…
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published September 4, 2013
Surfactant suppliers must be agile to meet the needs of their customers whenever and wherever consumer demand takes them. Read More »
Surfactants Provide Solutions
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published August 2, 2013
The global surfactant industry meets in Barcelona as the World Surfactant Congress attracts more than 1000 attendees from around the world. Read More »
All Under One Roof
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published May 3, 2013
A visit with Spectrum Chemicals. Read More »
Not Exactly Cleaning Up
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published November 21, 2012
The category continues its years-long slump, as the innovations that jump-started the detergent industry fail to materialize. Read More »
A New Normal?
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published November 6, 2012
The industrial and institutional cleaning market is struggling to regain pre-recession growth rates, but some observers say the days of picking low-hanging fruit are over. Read More »
Tiny Bubbles
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published November 6, 2012
The soap category posted a small gain during the past year as marketers continue to roll out bars and washes that emphasize skin care benefits and scent. Read More »
Detergent Industry To Meet in Singapore
Published September 28, 2012
The AOCS event features presentations by the leaders of Kao, Unilever and Procter & Gamble Read More »
Spanning the Globe
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published August 31, 2012
Most surfactant suppliers will go to the ends of the earth these days in search of growth as gains in developed markets slow. Read More »
By Shoaib Arif, Pilot Chemical Co.
Published April 2, 2012
Whether you're creating a value or premium formula, here are the steps to take to develop an effective detergent at the right price point. Read More »
Innovate or Stagnate
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published April 2, 2012
The laundry care market is besieged by higher raw material costs and retailer inflexibility on pricing. Laundry detergent suppliers offer a variety of strategies to succeed in this increasingly complex new world. Read More »
A State of Flux
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published January 10, 2012
The laundry category continues to slump, as marketers face rising raw material costs and lingering pressure from retailers. What could change all that? Read More »
By Steve Katz
Published September 16, 2011
Wipes makers have recycled fibers at their disposal for manufacturing, with perhaps more on the way. Read More »
By Beyhan Tamer,, Sales and Market Development, Mogul
Published September 16, 2011
Emerging markets represent four out of the top six markets in the world for diapers, by value, but none of the top six markets for baby wipes, according to the latest retail data. It is a telling disparity that exposes the fundamental weakness of baby wipes outside the world’s richest nations. Read More »