With continuing technological advances, re-refining of used oil can produce basestocks that are almost on par with conventional virgin basestocks. While from a purely environmental perspective re-refining of used oil is preferable, economic considerations do not Continue reading
The European personal care ingredients market experienced continued growth in the last few years despite the negative effects of the slow economy. The market outperformed most other end-use industries in Continue reading
A range of market developments is expected to have an impact on the volume of consumer automotive lubricants consumed in the United States. Among factors expected to curb demand are
As our vantage point on the worst recession since the Great Depression takes shape in the collective rear-view mirror, one thing is certain: consumerism has changed dramatically. The buy-now-pay-later, keep-up-with-the-Joneses mentality that once drove market dynamics has been largely replaced by a more frugal and practical consumer approach. Most economic experts agree thatContinue reading
North America consumed nearly 6 billion pounds of synthetic latex polymers in 2009 following a double-digit decline from 2008, according to latest report Synthetic Latex Polymers 2009-2010 Global Series: Business Analysis and Opportunities from worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company. The U.S. market accounted for Continue reading
Salon hair care marketers are struggling to maintain a competitive edge in the arena of professional hair care. Keeping up with changing trends and fashions is no longer the only challenge. Along with changing styles, companies also have to take into account the effects of the economic downturn and demands of the changing consumer.
With salon hair care sales posting declines in 2009, hair coloring products is the only category not to experience the sharp declines that happened along with the rest of the market in both Europe and the United States. Continue reading