Kline’s research in Personal Care Ingredients is getting even more detailed with 2018 add-ons in ingredient groups such as color cosmetics and preservative boosters, split of Europe by key countries, redesign of surfactants and emulsifiers categories, and an analysis of natural ingredient trends. Below we highlight the key new developments designed specifically for the ingredient suppliers’ business needs.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
Due to industry consolidation, investments in precision agriculture, and new product introductions the U.S. crop protection chemical industry experiences an interesting year in 2017. The total crop protection market in the U.S. grows by over 5% in 2017, according to the Crop Protection Manufacturers Report: A Strategic Market Analysis of the U.S. Crop Protection Industry, a recently published report by Kline.
The increase in planted crop acreage, particularly in soybean and cotton, helps contribute to an increase in the sales of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Only plant growth regulators see a sales decrease by 0.4%.Continue reading
Overall, the U.S. economy is showing improvement in employment, construction, and manufacturing. All of these factors help drive sales of professional cleaning products and make end users of these products slightly less price sensitive than during recessionary periods. However, in education, the emphasis is on steadyContinue reading
Amounting to nearly USD 33 billion, the global synthetic latex polymers market is shaped by diverse regional characteristics, according to Synthetic Latex Polymers: Global Business Analysis and Opportunities program.
Europe and CIS together account for a total 20.4% of the global synthetic latex polymers market in 2017. Although the consumption of synthetic latex polymers in CIS is significantly lower than in Europe, the CIS region offers higher growth potential. Import substitution programs implemented by the Russian government, along with the focus of other CIS countries to develop manufacturing capabilities, will offer various business opportunities for synthetic latex polymer suppliers through 2022.Continue reading
New research in the European foodservice cleaning market.Kline’s Industrial and Institutional practice offers a diverse portfolio of studies that provide market size and segmentation estimates on segments like janitorial cleaning products, foodservice cleaning products, laundry chemicals, I&I cleaning wipes, I&I hand care, and I&I air care. Our newest offering, Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe, is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2019 and offers a full assessment of warewash chemicals, surface-cleaning, and hand care used in commercial kitchens and foodservice areas in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Continue reading
Several European Union (EU) regulations are impacting the market for janitorial cleaning products, most prominently Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), aimed at improving the protection of human health and the environment from the risks posed by chemicals, Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP), adopted to clearly communicate to workers and consumers the hazards of chemicals through classification and labeling, and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), which went into effect in 2015, repealing Directive 67/548/EEC, for the classification, packaging, and labeling of dangerous substances.Continue reading
Each of the three largest surfactant-consuming applications, household and industrial and institutional (HI&I) cleaning, personal care, and industrial, has a unique set of characteristics and consumption patterns. HI&I is the largest consumer of surfactants, but highly price sensitive. As a result, formulators look to use lower-priced surfactants more provided they meet the requirements. In the performance-driven personal care market, formulators are more concerned about the surfactants’ qualities than their price. An industrial application, in turn, is more complex and varies widely across various end-use segments.Continue reading
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
The global two-wheeler population is estimated to increase at a CAGR of over 5% through 2022, with the highest growth coming from Asia-Pacific. Consequently, the total demand for motorcycle oils (MCO) is forecast to grow strong at a CAGR of 3.5% during the same period. Three-fourths of the total MCO demand comes from Asia-Pacific, where four countries—India, China, Indonesia, and Thailand—combined account for more than half of the total MCO demand globally,Continue reading