Bright Forecasts Seen for Industrial Surfactants Globally

While HI&I cleaning and personal care applications are relatively well-defined, mapped, and known markets, industrial applications are more complex and fragmented.  A variety of industrial applications in which surfactants may not be a focus for surfactant suppliers is causing a lower degree of rivalry.  The market itself is very fragmented with few larger applications, such as food, crop protection, and lubricants, and many mid-sized and smaller applications. Different end-use applications have various expectations from consumers and unmapped driving forces. Kline’s in-progress report will assist industrial surfactants suppliers by providing them with a clear picture of the market.Continue reading

WOW conference, industrial wipes

Plastic-free movement and sustainability are front-and-center concepts discussed at World of Wipes

In June, hundreds of participants in the wipes market convened for the INDA (Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry) World of Wipes annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. There were many presentations from speakers representing industry associations, chemical suppliers, wipes manufacturers, and raw material suppliers. A common theme that was raised pertains to increasing efforts to limit single-use plastic and the plastic-free movement. Many U.S. states and countries, especially in Europe, are phasing out single-use plastics, and by 2021 in Europe, wipes packages will need to contain labeling that shows they “contain plastics” if they do. Since wipes contain plastic components and packaging, the industry needs to keep a watchful eye on this trend.Continue reading

Kline Confirms that Excipients are on the Rise in a New Era for Biologics and Topicals

Biologics:

The global pharmaceutical industry is facing a surge biologics. In recent years, biologic drugs have enjoyed a better approval rating than traditional drugs, as biologic drugs have been found to treat major chronic and complex diseases with higher safety and efficacy. The global production of biologics is expected to grow at a rate of around 10% annually.Continue reading

Commercial Laundry Trends

Commercial Laundry Trends

Kline published the second edition of Laundry Chemical Products USA.: Market Analysis and Opportunities recently, and the report contains a wealth of information on market sales, growth, forecasts, and insights from more than 500 structured surveys of professional end-use decision makers.

Commercial laundries were asked the importance of various emerging trends, and 55% rated energy saving/conservation as very important. Continue reading

Synthetic Latex Polymers

Performance vs. Cost: Demand Trends in Synthetic Latex Polymers

The market of synthetic latex polymers assumes a unique set of characteristics in every geography, from performance of the economy, purchasing power of the population, and industrialization to demand patterns, competition from alternate technologies, and performance of the polymers in specific end uses.

North America and China both represent the largest markets of synthetic latex polymers by volume, each accounting for an approximate 25% share of global consumption. Meanwhile, India, which has a much smaller share of around 5% of global consumption, is the fastest-growing market for synthetic latex polymers in the world. It is these three key geographical markets of North America, China, and India that Kline studies in depth this year in its continuous Synthetic Latex Polymers Global Series: Business Analysis and Opportunities program.Continue reading

Ingredients: 2017/2018 highlights

Ingredients: 2017/2018 highlights

This interview was originally published in Expression Cosmétique Guide des Ingrédients Cosmétiques 2018, p.28-30, www.editionsbgm.fr

The cosmetics industry and its upstream players are moving on with their transformation. Nikola Matic, Head of the Chemicals & Materials Department for Kline & Company, shares with us the main changes in the industry and the future trends.

Can you give us an update on the sales of ingredients in 2017?Continue reading

Innovation in cleaning chemicals and cloth products at the ISSA Show in Dallas

Innovation in cleaning chemicals and cloth products at the ISSA Show in Dallas

The annual ISSA Show in Dallas featured hundreds of exhibitors displaying their latest innovations, including cleaning chemicals, green cleaning products, dry wipers, wet wipes, machinery, floor pads, and dispensers. Rubbermaid was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Brute trash can, and several large CPG companies expanded their professional offerings. For example, SC Johnson has fully incorporated Deb hand care into its professional cleaning offerings, and Henkel’s commercial cleaning line has been expanded and now includes the Sun, All, and Snuggle brands acquired from Sun Chemicals. Hydro Systems displayed their latest innovations in chemical dispensing systems, and Cascades PRO also displayed it New Era of Clean Tandem professional paper dispensers. Continue reading

Professional Laundry Chemicals Growth

Professional Laundry Chemicals Growth Driven by Commercial Laundries, Lodging, and Extended-Care Facilities

Later this month, Kline & Company will publish its 2nd edition of Laundry Chemical Products. This report includes findings and insights from more than 500 structured surveys with decision makers at end-use segments, such as commercial laundries, hospitals, extended-care facilities, lodging establishments, prisons and jails, small on-premise laundries (OPLs), major OPLs, and shirt laundries. Continue reading

Oral Solids Continue to Dominate the Excipients Market

Oral Solids Continue to Dominate the Excipients Market, While the Parenteral Route Accelerates Growth

By definition, excipients are inactive substances that serve as a medium or vehicle for pharmaceutical active drug substances. Over the years, excipients have been increasingly developed to provide important functionalities to pharmaceutical formulations. The global pharmaceutical market is worth more than USD 1.1 trillion as of 2017 and expected to grow more than 4% annually over the next five years. The global market of specialty excipients in the overall pharmaceutical industry is estimated at about USD 6.8 billion in 2017.Continue reading