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12 Added Benefits   12 Added Benefits
Global fuel additives consumption is set to reach 900,000 t/y by 2020 due to fuel consumption growth, regulatory developments and changing consumer choices...
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Drivers for Change   Drivers for Change
The key drivers for change in the lubricants sector are demand for improved fuel efficiency, lower viscosity oils, regulatory moves towards lower emissions and new powertrain enablement....
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Market Trends Impacting the Jansan Industry   Market Trends Impacting the Jansan Industry
Rising labor costs with minimum-wage increases are driving industrial and institutional (I&I) end-users to cut back on costs, which includes less spending on cleaning chemicals and/or reduced frequency of performing certain cleaning tasks...
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Dropping by Your Local.com – The Merging of Channels of Distribution for OTC Drugs   Dropping by Your Local.com – The Merging of Channels of Distribution for OTC Drugs
With brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers already heavily competing for the consumer dollar in nearly all segments, OTC drug marketers should also be poised to take advantage of expanding sales and markets through both traditional channels and e-channels...
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Poised for Solid Growth, Probiotics Appeal to a Variety of Consumers and Health Issues   Poised for Solid Growth, Probiotics Appeal to a Variety of Consumers and Health Issues
Over the past several years, the U.S. market for probiotics has emerged as one of the fastest growing consumer healthcare markets, consistently achieving double-digit sales growth...
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Hair Salon Industry   What is stimulating the hair salon industry?
Over 3% global growth and the strong performance of some regions, particularly North America, are proof of another good year for the salon hair care market.....
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Natural OTCs   “Natural” Trends and Drivers in the Self-care Space
Natural products are increasingly more prevalent in most consumer product markets, and the over-the-counter (OTC) market is no exception....
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Petrochemicals in Iran   Iran’s the Land of Opportunities for Petrochemicals…but What Are the Risks?
The Islamic Republic of Iran, with the fourth largest oil and second largest gas reserves in the world, is fast proving to be a land of opportunities...
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OTC Innovations   Recent OTC Innovation: Observations and Implications for Future Growth
Innovation is the lifeblood of the OTC industry. From a business perspective, it drives growth, and from a public health perspective, it better satisfies consumers’ health needs.
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Brexit   Navigating the Potential Impact of Brexit on the Chemicals and Allied Industries
Let’s start with the facts that we all know. Brexit stands for British exit from the European Union. In order to calm the rising Euroscepticism
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An Interview with Milind Phadke   An Interview with Milind Phadke, Director
An interview with Milind Phadke at the ICIS 18th Base Oils & Lubricants Conference 2014. Milind Phadke is a Director of the Energy Practice at Kline & Company.
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Brain Health: Unlocking White Space Potential for the OTC Industry   Brain Health: Unlocking White Space Potential for the OTC Industry
There are significant opportunities for OTC marketers in the area of brain health. This is an area of serious concern for many individuals who either have the disease or wish to avoid succumbing to it.
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Natural OTCs Poised for Strong Growth   Natural OTCs Poised for Strong Growth
Growing consumer interest in natural OTCs is mirroring widespread consumer interest in seeking more natural and less synthetic products across many categories, from food and beverages to personal care products to OTCs.
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Natural Personal Care USA   Natural Cosmetics Market USA
Ewa Grigar, Senior Market Research Analyst at Kline, characterizes the natural cosmetics market in the USA.
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Crude Oil   The Collapse in Crude Oil Prices: How is it Impacting Base Oil and Lubricants Markets?
Price volatility on the global commodity markets is an accepted fact of life, but when does short-term volatility become a trend, and what are the underlying causes behind that trend...
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Oil Prices   China, Oil Prices, and Europe: What Can the Chemical Industry Expect?
There is so much that could be said about the drivers of the turmoil we in the chemical industry are experiencing and will likely continue to experience...
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Synthetic Lubricants Market   Even in Flat or Markets with No Growth, “Premium” Lubricants Offer Many Opportunities—Are You Ready to Play?
When analyzing lubricant demand and assessing opportunities, it is important not to focus solely on...
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The Salon Hair Care Market in India   The Salon Hair Care Market in India
The Salon Hair Care market in India at a glance...
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Marketing Keys: Education, Distribution, and Replenishment   Marketing Keys: Education, Distribution, and Replenishment
Karen Doskow, Director at Kline & Co., talks about the three ways device companies can succeed at retail...
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Multicultural Product Innovation   Kline talks multicultural product innovation
As the multicultural beauty product segment continues to outpace the overall U.S. market’s growth for cosmetics, mainstream brands are investing in varied ranges to cater to this demand...
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Procter & Gamble Beauty Divestitures   Procter & Gamble’s Beauty Divestitures are a Treasure Trove of Opportunities
Prospective acquirers are now diving into the details on the soon-to-be former brands of Procter & Gamble’s struggling beauty business...
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Biolubricants   Modest Growth Seen for Biolubricants in Europe
The increased supply of high-performing, cost-competitive green base oils in the context of government regulations is driving biolubricants market growth globally...
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Basestocks   A World Going Flat?
While growing availability of high-performance base stocks is driving a move towards higher quality lubricants, both base stock and lubricants demand are slowing worldwide...
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Synthetics   Synthetics to Rule Global Lubes Market
Low viscosity SAE 0W-XX passenger car motor oil accounted for less than 5 percent of total global PCMO demand in 2014. However, this grade is forecast to increase to over 7 percent by 2023, according to the recently released LubesNet Database...
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Specialty Excipients   Overview of the Specialty Excipients Market for OSDF Pharmaceuticals
Kline's Nikola Matic on the Specialty Excipients Market for OSDF Pharmaceuticals...
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Beauty Devices   The Dynamics of Beauty Devices
Kline's Karen Doskow on what’s trending in this growing—and global—beauty category...
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Jan-San   I&I Update
Kline’s Laura Mahecha talks current trends in the jan-san sector...
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Cosmetics Market Research   Cosmetics Industry Spotlight
The $350+ billion global cosmetics industry is comprised of six main product classes: fragrances, hair care, makeup, oral care, skin care, and toiletries. According to our research, skin care products i, account for about 30% of global sales andis the largest product class...
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The Brazilian Crop Protection Market   The Brazilian Crop Protection Market is Ripe for Growth
The growing global population,increasing need to improve crop yields, and increasing demand for biologically...
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OTC Market   Novartis, GSK Become Movers in the OTC Market
The decision by Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) last month to combine their consumer healthcare businesses into a proposed new joint venture company is one of several...
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Old Dog Learns New Tricks   Old Dog Learns New Tricks
A decade or so ago, Customer Satisfaction and Conjoint Analysis studies were all the rage. Virtually every company was carrying out these surveys on...
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Base Stock   Margin Levers Impacting Group I and Group II Competitiveness
As much as the lubricants industry might wish it otherwise, base stocks production is becoming more commoditized, and it is intertwined… >>
     


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Natural Personal Care USA   Natural Cosmetics Market USA
Ewa Grigar, Senior Market Research Analyst at Kline, characterizes the natural cosmetics market in the USA.
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