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December 5, 2008The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA; Washington) says it has launched a Web site that shares its research related to the safety and benefits of cleaning products and their...
September 2, 2008Close Brothers Private Equity (CBPE) says it has backed the management of Warwick International (Mostyn, U.K.) to acquire Warwick from its parent Sequa Corporation (New York) in a deal...
February 19, 2008Rising raw material costs, regulatory issues, and the drive toward “green” products are key issues in the soaps and detergents sector, said speakers at the Soap and...
February 4, 2008Rising raw material costs and raw material constraints, regulatory issues, particularly in Europe, and the drive toward “green” are key issues in the soaps and detergents sector, according to attendees at the 2008 SDA convention.
“We’ve seen [commodity] spikes before, and we’ve always had the expectation that things would go back to normal,” says Norman Ellard, director/global sales at P&G Chemicals. “I think the worry in the industry is that we’ve reached new plateaus.”...
February 4, 2008SDA officials assessed the current regulatory outlook on several fronts at an issues briefing earlier this week, including biofuel subsidies that are inflating tallow prices, ingredient labeling, packaging mandates, and state chemical management programs....
January 28, 2008Pricing pressures, caused mainly by steep rises in costs of energy, transportation, and raw materials, continue to plague the soaps and detergents industry, prompting raw material...
January 28, 2008CW recently conducted an interview with Ernie Rosenberg, SDA president and CEO, who highlighted SDA’s 2007 accomplishments and the association’s plans for the future. SDA...
July 30, 2007Demand for ingredients that help soapmakers differentiate their products is driving innovation among chemical suppliers, according to attendees at the Soap & Detergent...
July 30, 2007Product differentiation, innovation, and R&D are the key factors driving improved sales for Dow Fiber Solutions, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, and its polyolefin-based XLA elastic...
July 27, 2007Congressional leadership changes, growing state-level regulatory activity concerning chemicals, and the European Union’s (EU) recent adoption of chemical legislation are among...
July 25, 2007Product price increases and corporate cost-saving initiatives have not been enough to offset increasing costs for key raw materials and energy, a situation that is causing some firms...
July 25, 2007Major soaps and detergents producers say they cleaned up last year largely because of successful product price increases that helped to offset higher energy and raw material costs...
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