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February 9, 2009
Demand in the soap and detergent sector has held up well relative to the rest of the chemical industry. However, market players are closely monitoring conditions amid uncertainties in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Sustainability-Economy-Drive-Discussion-at-Soap-Show_16926.html
January 29, 2009
Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) officials outlined key challenges facing industry at the group's annual meeting this week, including efforts to increase chemical management program legislation on a state-by-state basis, more environmentally preferred product (EPP) and retailer programs, and efforts by environmental groups to build support for adoption broad lists of chemicals targeted for product bans or replacement....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/SDA-Officials-Outline-Regulatory-Outreach-Challenges_16738.html
January 26, 2009
Novozymes, the enzymes technology firm, has bucked the chemical industry’s seemingly endless reports of plant shutdowns and sales drop offs, by announcing “strong”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Novozymes-Bucks-Trend-by-Predicting-Growth-in-2009_16585.html
January 23, 2009
A growing major challenge facing oleochemical suppliers is competition with biodiesel manufacturers that use some of the same raw materials, including tallow, in their refineries. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Biodiesel-Industry-Threatens-Oleochemical-Supply_16646.html
January 23, 2009
The slowing economy threatens to pull the plug on growth in the soap and detergent market and move consumer buying patterns toward less costly products. Suppliers say a combination of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/A-New-Spin-on-Soap-Demand_16648.html
December 5, 2008
The 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/SDA-Launches-Web-Site-Focused-on-Technical-Data-and-Safety_15751.html
September 2, 2008
Close 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Warwick-International-Bought-by-Management_13956.html
February 19, 2008
Rising 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Soapers-Awash-in-Green-Issues-and-Feedstock-Concerns_10397.html
February 4, 2008
Rising 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.”...

http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/SDA-2008-Green-Issues-Feedstock-Concerns-Top-Agenda_10127.html
February 4, 2008
SDA 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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/SDA-2008-Regulatory-Challenges-Assessed_10128.html
January 28, 2008
Pricing 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Soaps-and-Detergents_10044.html
January 28, 2008
CW 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Q-and-A-Ernie-Rosenberg-SDA-to-Shift-Focus-to-AsiaPacific_10045.html
July 30, 2007
Demand for ingredients that help soapmakers differentiate their products is driving innovation among chemical suppliers, according to attendees at the Soap & Detergent...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Suppliers-Focus-on-Innovation-Margin-Improvement_5687.html
July 30, 2007
Product 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Dow-Fibers-Business-to-Focus-on-Innovation-and-Product-Differentiation_5632.html
July 27, 2007
Congressional leadership changes, growing state-level regulatory activity concerning chemicals, and the European Union’s (EU) recent adoption of chemical legislation are among...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Soapers-Face-Challenging-Regulatory-Environment_5579.html
July 25, 2007
Product 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Surfactants-Suppliers-Struggle-to-Lift-Profits_5470.html
July 25, 2007
Major 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/soap_and_detergents/Soaps-and-Detergents_5469.html
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