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Suppliers Focus on Innovation, Margin Improvement

1:41 PM MDT | February 28, 2007 | Kate Phillips and Robert Westervelt in Boca Raton

Demand for ingredients that help soapmakers differentiate their products is driving innovation among chemical suppliers, according to attendees at the Soap & Detergent Association’s (SDA) annual meeting and industry convention at Boca Raton, FL earlier this month. Natural ingredients, including botanical extracts and natural fats and oils, are also in demand, as are products that help formulators reduce their overall formulation costs, suppliers say. Brand: Broadening technology base. Gallagher: Focusing on innovation. Formulators continue to press for...

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