Most professional skin care outlets in the United States have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with no clear indication of when reopenings will occur. In fact, COVID-19 may mark a permanent closure for many of these outlets, particularly in the spa channel. For aesthetic physicians, tele–dermatology and taking out a small business loan to stay afloat will hopefully preserve businesses.
India, the third largest grease consumer, is expected to witness slow but steady growth in its grease demand in the future, despite facing challenges, such as the growing use of greases filled-for-life and elongating service intervals. The expanding manufacturing sector in India offers opportunities to promote grease consumption; however, the growth potential varies with grease type as each type has distinct advantages and disadvantages.
As India continues to expand its manufacturing sector, many new factories and plants are being set up with the latest technology equipment from international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). As a result, demand for high quality grease is expected to grow. Overall, the Indian grease market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 1.3% through 2023Continue reading
A top priority for all animal farmers is ensuring their animals are in good health—it’s essential to global food safety, as well as quality. To maintain animal health, farmers need to control pests that could be potential disease carriers. The global market insect and rodent control products have an estimated value of more than USD 630 million across 12 key countries profiled in Kline’s Pest Control in Production Animal Health report.
Brazil and the United States are the two largest country markets, accounting for 60% of global sales. These countries have large animal production systems and are important exporters for the global meat industry, particularly beef and poultry. The beef production industry is the largest segment for global pest control, accounting for more than 40% of total sales.Continue reading
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
The number of beds and facilities in the extended care industry has remained flat as nursing homes compete with at-home care and assisted and independent living facilities. However, extended care facilities is still an important end-use segment for suppliers of laundry chemicals, because sanitizing and disinfecting linens and garments are crucial in a setting with elderly patients and residents. Continue reading