India’s market for personal care ingredients has experienced an abundance of changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with swings in demand at the top of the list.
The overall electric two-wheeler parc may be minuscule, at 1% of the parc in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, but it’s expected to grow exponentially and reach a share of 4% by 2026. The reason: COVID-19.
As an industry that has multiplied in size by a factor of five over the last two decades, active ingredients remain the star performers in the overall ingredients market, which itself is one of the key growth areas for specialty chemical suppliers.
Noteworthy trends and dynamics of Mexico’s synthetic latex polymers market were spotlighted in our latest webinar, including positive performance coming from market segments such as automotive and architectural coatings and challenges in some of the more price-driven areas.
The U.S. agricultural chemicals market has experienced significant issues in the wake of the pandemic, from supply chain disruptions and labor shortages to increased regulatory pressure and supplier and distributor consolidation. Agricultural distributors and retailers must be able to compete in a constantly and rapidly changing market, plus offer new solutions to current challenges, including:
Although the U.S. professional nail care market posted an 8.3% gain in 2021 at almost $700 million, market levels are still only three-quarters of the value in 2019. By contrast, in 2021, the at-home nail polishes category was 26% larger compared to 2019. This is also in divergence from other segments of the professional beauty market; U.S. salon hair care rebounded to 10% above 2019 levels, while U.S. professional skin care surged to more than 20%.
LATAM’s lubricants market is recovering from the COVID-19 crisis and nearing pre-pandemic volumes, but further growth will differ depending on the lubricants segment itself. Continue reading
The away-from-home cleaning wipes market registered healthy gains driven by the unprecedented sales of hard surface disinfectant and sanitizing wipes in 2021. While almost half of the I&I professionals we surveyed stated that the impact of COVID-19 on businesses was rather neutral, more than 75% of them noted dynamic changes in cleaning procedures. Here are four of the most important ones:
China has outdistanced North America to become the biggest market for synthetic latex polymers in 2021.
The two key axes of development in the salon hair care market are new product launches and partnerships/mergers and acquisitions—and we have our finger on the pulse of these through our brand-new, always-on Professional Hair Care Intelligence Center. Below, we summarize some recent salon news. Continue reading