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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 »
Workhorse Ingredients
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published August 29, 2011
Developed markets may be teetering on recession, but demand for surfactants remains steady. In fact, demand is downright buoyant in countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and the rest of Southeast Asia. Read More »
Applications for Sustainable Cellulose Derivatives In Personal Care
By Rau2019eda Asad, AkzoNobel Global Personal Care
Published June 16, 2011
An AkzoNobel researcher details the benefits of a new family of water-soluble cellulose derivatives. These ingredients provide rheology modification, improvethe aesthetics of personal care formulations, deliver beneficial properties and enable the formulation of differentiated consumer products. Read More »
Modified Cetyl Betaine Surfactants in Personal Care 20
By Susan X. M. Dong, Branko Sajic and Anatoly Dameshek, Stepan Companyu00adu00adu00ad
Published May 3, 2011
Stepan researchers have developed a mild surfactant, derived from natural feedstocks, that works effectively with various hydrotropic surfactants to improve viscosity, foaming and mildness in hair and skin care products. Read More »
Smart Foam Control For II Cleaning
By Dr. Corinna Bu00f6hme, Dr. Sabine Both, Dr. Hans-Christian Raths, Frederic Bauer and Josefine Schru00f6der, Care Chemicals, Home Care and I&I Cognis GmbH, now part of BASF
Published April 5, 2011
A hydrophilic defoamer from Cognis has a good environmental profile, is easy to work with and improves cleaning performance. Read More »