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SDA 2008: Green Issues, Feedstock Concerns Top Agenda

10:59 AM MST | February 4, 2008 | Robert Westervelt

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.”...

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