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October 14, 2010
Unilever is pushing ahead with plans to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its detergents business across the world and tells CW that as part of its Cleaner Planet Plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Unilever-Seeking-Innovative-Chemical-Partners-for-a-Greener-Wash-not-Greenwash_30130.html
September 7, 2010
Once complete, the site will have the capacity to produce 60,000 m.t./year of ethoxylates, enough to "cover completely the growing demand of the Russian market" for at least ten years....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Russian-Surfactant-Firm-Boosts-Capacity_29257.html
August 31, 2010
Rhodia says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS; Paris), the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENSL; Lyon, France)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Rhodia-Signs-Green-Chemistry-Deal-with-Chinese-French-Institutes_29105.html
July 21, 2010
The jv operates a surfactant manufacturing plant south of Manila, adjacent to an United Coconut Chemicals alcohol plant....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Stepan-Ups-Stake-in-Surfactant-JV_28189.html
July 20, 2010
Zep (Atlanta, GA), a maker of specialty cleaning and maintenance chemicals, has entered into a $320 million credit line with a consortium of banks led by J.P. Morgan Chase. The line...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Zep-Agrees-to-$320-Million-Credit-Line_28169.html
June 16, 2010
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA; Washington) says it has changed its name to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) to better showcase how cleaning contributes to better living...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/SDA-Changes-Name-to-the-American-Cleaning-Institute_27483.html
June 1, 2010
The report says that, among the larger market size applications, specialty films, printed circuit boards, IC process chemicals, engineering thermoplastics, and construction chemicals will grow fastest....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Specialty-Chemicals-Growth-Estimated-at-3-4-percent-Annually_27102.html
May 17, 2010
After the expansion comes online in 2012, BASF will be the largest methanesulfonic acid (MSA) producer with 30,000 m.t./year of capacity....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/BASF-Expands-Capacity-for-MSA_26803.html
May 10, 2010
Croda International has agreed to sell its oleochemicals business, based at Emmerich, Germany, to KLK Emmerich GmbH, a subsidiary of the oil palm plantation group Kuala Lumpur Kepong...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Croda-Sells-German-Oleochemicals-Business-to-KLK_26610.html
May 7, 2010
BASF is at an advanced stage of talks to acquire Cognis and may make a bid for the company next week, German press reports say. This follows last month's news that BASF and Lubrizol...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/BASF-Poised-to-Make-a-Bid-for-Cognis_26590.html
April 14, 2010
The specialty and knowledge chemicals market in India could reach a size of $40 billion in the next 2-3 years, from $18 billion in 2006, Pratik Kadakia, practice head/chemicals &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Specialty-Chemicals-Market-in-India-to-Reach-$40-Billion-in-Next-Three-Years_26018.html
March 1, 2010
The formulator's name change to Diversey is concurrent with adoption of a new corporate identity focused on sustainable cleaning, sanitizing, and hygiene solutions, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/JohnsonDiversey-Changes-Name-to-Diversey_25109.html
January 21, 2010
PMC Biogenix (Mount Laurel, NJ), PMC Group's naturally derived oleochemicals business, says it has established a technical center devoted to developing chemicals from renewable sources at its Memphis, TN oleochemicals and derivatives manufacturing site....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/PMC-Opens-Renewable-Chemistry-Center_24234.html
December 7, 2009
The company is planning on launching a glucaric acid-based solution for the soap and detergent industry in mid-2010....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Rivertop-Renewables-Makes-Green-Chemicals-Economical_23301.html
November 25, 2009
 Sabic and Linde say they have started commercial production of linear alpha olefins (LAO) using their jointly developed technology. The LAO is produced at Sabic's 150,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Sabic-Linde-Start-Commercial-LAO-Production_22971.html
June 23, 2009
A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) has found that the amount of "fossil carbon," or petroleum waste derived from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Study-Carbon-Emissions-from-Chemicals-More-Common-Than-Previously-Thought_19707.html
May 22, 2009
Disinfectant and anti-microbial chemical demand will increase 3.6%/year, to $1.2 billion in 2013, according to a study by market research firm Freedonia Group (Cleveland). Growth will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Disinfectant-Market-Rises-on-Health-Concerns_19102.html
February 19, 2009
Environmental group Earthjustice (Washington) says it has filed a lawsuit against Church and Dwight, Colgate-Palmolive, Proctor & Gamble, and Reckitt-Benckiser charging them with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Activists-Sue-Cleaning-Products-Firms-Over-Ingredient-Disclosure_17095.html
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