Soaps and Cosmetics

Chemical Week's Soaps and Cosmetics Directory, to be published in November 2019, puts your message directly in front of a global audience of buyers at the moment they are making purchasing decisions.

Latest insight

Soaps and detergents: Natural products, ingredient disclosure top consumer demands

Cleaning products makers expect reasonable growth in 2019, despite rumblings of slower GDP.

Grasim Industries acquires chlor-alkali project in India

Grasim Industries (Mumbai, India), a part of Aditya Birla Group, has announced that it has acquired the chlor-alkali business of K.P.R. Industries (Guntur, India). 

Sustainability tops ACI agenda

Delegates were upbeat at the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI’s) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida last month, as the consumer benefits of cleaning products position industry to ride out both economic uncertainty and regulatory threats. 

Flavors and fragrances scent growth

The flavors and fragrances (F&F) market includes numerous smaller players, many of them family-owned, that operate in a single region and with a focus on a specific niche, such as savory flavors or sports drinks. 

Surfactants: Market dominated by household applications

Global consumption of surfactants was more than 16.8 million metric tons in 2018, with an estimated market value of $39 billion, according to IHS Markit.

ECHA proposes a restriction on the use of microplastics

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has submitted a proposal for the restriction of microplastic particles that are intentionally added to mixtures used by consumers or professionals.

Nouryon signs supply agreement with biobased polymers maker Itaconix

Nouryon (Amsterdam, Netherlands), formerly AkzoNobel’s chemicals unit, says it will expand its offering to customers in the detergents market through a supply agreement with biobased polymers maker Itaconix (Stratham, New Hampshire).