The California Air Resources Board (CARB) — and areas following the Golden State’s footsteps — will likely ban new internal combustion engines (ICE) vehicles almost completely by 2035, but there are still plans by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to update their engine oil specifications. The reason?
Brazil’s personal care ingredients industry is being transformed by the growing number of conscious consumers who expect brands to offer natural products.
Sales of floor care products have started to rebound in 2021 and 2022 after experiencing sharp declines in 2020. On the contrary, sales of hand care products came down slightly in 2021 and are expected to continue this path. Similar shifts occurred within specific end users. In general, healthcare facilities have seen increased demand for I&I cleaning products, particularly surface and hand care, which grew steadily from 2020 through 2022. However, the impact of high inflation and a looming recession continues putting pressure on cleaning contractors as potential customers look to save external costs and handle cleaning with the help of their own staff.
Supply chain disruptions are still affecting markets in America – and they’re trickling down to cause issues in the personal care ingredients industry.
By Frances Davidson, Senior Account Manager at Kline
The annual AgChem Summit in Raleigh, NC, put a spotlight on the biggest crop protection and biological product developments in the industry – all while attracting an enthusiastic, receptive crowd.
Bans on pesticides, along with negative sentiments surrounding chemicals used in foods, are sending sales of biopesticides into a seemingly unstoppable upswing. In fact, the industry even thrived during the pandemic.
The market for home fragrances sustained its momentum in 2021 growing by a whopping 16%. For the first half of 2022, substantial growth continued in the face of inflation, product price increases, and supply chain issues, according to our recently published Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Brief. What is driving growth in this high opportunity market? A few of the key factors we observed are described below.