HDMO 2040 and OEM Genuine Oil Brands and Programs

Upcoming Webinar – Assessing Opportunities in the HDMO Industry

This webinar is based on Kline’s appraisal of the evolving HDMO market in context of the electrification of commercial fleets and independent assessment of the HDMO market in context of the diverging fluid specifications, published in 1st Quarter 2019​. It will help you gain a general understanding of the current trends and opportunities in the HDMO market and the perspective on OEM genuine oil products and programsContinue reading

Online sunscreen sold

Socially responsible and natural brands are among the top sunscreens sold online, according to Kline’s Amalgam tool

Kline’s digital tracking tool Amalgam regularly scans online retailers and ranks brands monthly based on a proprietary algorithm that takes customer ratings, reviews, prevalence, and duration into account. In May 2018, Amalgam’s top ranked sunscreen brands include Thinksport (#2) and Thinkbaby (#3) from Thinksocial, a company that is focused on social responsibility and using natural ingredients in its brands. Thinksport sunscreens contain zinc oxide 20% with SPF 50+ and are touted as the first sunscreens to pass Whole Foods Premium Care requirements and are rated #1 by the Environmental Working Group. Continue reading

OTC Market Forces Impact Industry Growth

Internal and External OTC Market Forces Impact Industry Growth

The U.S. OTC market overall experienced 2.0% growth in 2017 with upper respiratory and topical products classes posting higher than average gains, according to Kline’s Nonprescription Drugs USA 2017 annual market study. “A strong cold and flu season in both Q1 and Q4 of 2017 drove the OTC cold and sinus market up 4.5% from 2016 levels,” says Laura Mahecha, Industry Manager for Kline’s Healthcare Practice. The topical products class posted 3.6% growth in 2017, driven by strong gains for OTC topical analgesics.Continue reading

Capabilities of Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology: Changing the Face of Personal Care

In the last 20 years, billions of dollars have been spent on the development of more sustainable fuels and chemicals. Yet this revolutionary threat has not lived up to the hype. Chemical companies dealing with low oil prices and margins have every right to be skeptical of the bio-based solutions that have pretty much failed to reach economic viability.

At the same time, consumer markets have changed dramatically. Both millennials and their parents have embraced the shared economy, social networking, continuous communication, asynchronous media, gaming, GPS, and soon artificial intelligence—essentially valuing “information” far greater than the built environment—cars and homes and the chemicals they are made from. Indeed, consumer markets have changed dramatically with two big exceptions: continued concerns over individual health and the impact of global warming. Continue reading

Industrial and Institutional Hand Care

Industrial & Institutional Hand Care Poised for Strong Growth

In the presence of many infectious diseases, consumers understand the important role hand hygiene plays in maintaining good health. The public has become more aware about frequent hand washing as a tool to avoid viruses and the spread of germs, which has resulted in an increased frequency of handwashing. Sales of professional-use hand care products surpass other professional cleaning chemicals, growing at 3.6% in 2015 to nearly $1.5 billion at the end-user level.
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Multifunctional personal care ingredients

Performance-oriented Multifunctional Personal Care Ingredients Grow the Fastest in 2015

As formulators are increasingly selecting specialty ingredients to improve the performance of their formulations, the share for such personal care ingredients has increased from 40% to 45% over the past several years, finds Kline’s recently published Personal Care Ingredients: Global Market Analysis. This report consists of concise regional reports per ingredient group and a comprehensive database containing data on over 130 personal care ingredients in all key regional markets.Continue reading

The Markets for Excipients in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia

The Markets for Excipients in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia Render Untapped Potential with Above-average Growth, According to Kline

Southeast Asia is the fastest growing pharmaceutical market in the world, witnessing strong double-digit growth since 2011, with growth of excipients consumption in the region also strong and estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 13.4% through 2020, finds recently published Specialty Excipients for Oral Solid-Dosage-Form Pharmaceuticals: Emerging Markets Analysis and Opportunities by global market research and management consulting firm Kline. Another excipients market analyzed in the report with solid pockets of opportunity is the Middle East and Africa region, forecast to progress at nearly 8% through 2020.Continue reading