Trends impacting the laundry chemicals market

Green Cleaning and Cost Trends in the U.S. Professional Laundry Market

Laundry requires specialized knowledge and service. Chemical suppliers often serve as trusted business partners for commercial end users because they provide expert service, especially for large accounts in the healthcare, hospitality, and commercial laundry segments. Kline’s research for our Laundry Chemicals study is underway and, so far, these three end-use segments appear to be contributing to market gains.

Green cleaning trends impacting professional laundry include water recycling/reuse systems, effluent management systems, ozone or electrolyzed water systems, and cold water washing. Water recycling and effluent management systems are expensive and difficult to engineer so only cleaning operations who want to promote a “sustainability/corporate responsibility” image or adhere to government regulations are likely to implement. Ozone water systems have been on the market for 20+ years, and some end users use them as part of their green cleaning initiatives while others are not sold on the usefulness of such systems. Cold water washing, where water temperatures are anywhere from 90-120 °F, use less energy than hot water washing; however, some end users that are particularly concerned with eliminating bacteria, viruses, and other germs from laundry, such as hospitals and long-term care facilities, may not be willing to use cold water washing systems. Continue reading

The market for commercial laundry chemicals.

Commercial Laundry Chemicals: New Report from Kline Buttons Up the Latest Trends

Understanding the needs of professional end users, such as commercial laundry processors, hospitals, lodging establishments, restaurants, extended care facilities, prisons/jails, and other on-premise laundries, are key for laundry chemical suppliers. Trends in product usage, channels of distribution, penetration of textile rental firms, the role of machinery/equipment, such as extractors, continuous batch washers or tunnels, and dispensing systems, and cost structures for processing laundry are key variables that have a direct impact on the demand for laundry chemicals.Continue reading

Suppliers of natural ingredients are the most attractive acquisition targets

Dynamic Personal Care Actives Market Draws Heightened M&A Activity, Particularly in the Naturals Space

Globally, the personal care active ingredients market is one of the most innovation-driven ingredients marketplaces after pharmaceuticals. The ever-increasing quest for natural products with high efficacy and visible results by consumers drives the industry towards a dynamic environment of research and technological competence. This dynamic marketplace, offering viable growth opportunities, is drawing investments within the personal care active ingredients market.Continue reading

Jansan trends in education

Jansan Trends in the Education Segment: 2017 Data

The education segment is not the largest in the jansan market, but is expected to grow due to increased penetration of contract cleaners at schools that were primarily self-maintained in the past. To identify the key purchase factors in K-12 education, Kline has conducted a survey among jansan professionals serving this segment.

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Child and worker safety is a cornerstone of the schools purchasing decisions when choosing a cleaning chemical brand. Several manufacturers have stated that their green products are in most demand in schools. The findings from our recent surveys are unexpected.Continue reading

Beauty Industry Trends

Market Experts Share the Top Beauty Trends and Predictions

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Our soon to be released Cosmetics & Toiletries USA and Beauty Retailing USA reports are full of insights and relevant data that takes an in-depth look at the dynamics of the ever-changing market and how products are sold.

The comprehensive analysis offered in our Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report encompasses six product classes and 25 product categories from trends and drivers, to assessment of the competitive playing field, to marketing activity and outlook through 2021. The report is complimented by another report, Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunities, which focuses on the dynamics of the retailing market and how they support each other to best reach out to new and existing beauty consumers.Continue reading

The U.S. market for Industrial and Institutional Wipes

What’s Driving Growth in the Industrial and Institutional Wipes Market?

The industrial and institutional cleaning wipes market presents opportunities for companies to tap into this growing segment. All major end-use segments are expected to increase consumption of wipes, reflecting the need for superior cleaning products and to maintain clean and healthy facilities. The ease of use and convenience that wipes offer end users will contribute to future growth across all end-use segments, largely for general-purpose wipes. End-use segments, such as healthcare facilities, food service, and schools and universities, will continue to emphasize the importance of clean surfaces and hands in order to minimize germs and illness at their facilities. Wipes are expected to play a key role in this goal.
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What drives the market for specialty actives?

Disruptive Trends Enhancing the Specialty Actives Market

The time when biofunctional active ingredients were only used in high-end products is a thing of the past. Now it is a key cosmetic component for the majority of manufacturers, with an estimated market size in Brazil, China, Europe, and the United States at about USD 1.1 billion. Even though the market has grown significantly over the last decade, it is still a highly desirable segment with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 6% during 2016-2021, according to Kline. While the market’s overall growth is evident, it is important to understand the actual game-changing forces that help the industry grow.

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Food service distributors focus on value

Food Service Distributors and Suppliers Offer Customization and Cloud-based Services

Once extremely resistant to change, food service distributors are joining the tech movement in response to the market’s maturity and competition from other sources. To increase brand loyalty and profitability, food service industry suppliers are also offering a wide selection of customized business solutions and cloud-based platforms. In this blog post, we take a closer look at some of the market leaders, as well as the value-added services they offer.

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Hand Care Drives the U.S. I&I Cleaners Industry

Hand Care Drives the U.S. I&I Cleaners Industry, Posting 3.6% Growth in 2015

In the wake of many infectious diseases, growing awareness of hand hygiene has been driving the market for industrial and institutional (I&I) hand care products in the United States. Moreover, sales of professional use hand care products surpass other professional cleaning chemicals, such as floor care and hard surface cleaners, growing at 3.6% in 2015 to nearly $1.5 billion at the end-user level, finds the recently published Industrial and Institutional Hand Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global market research and management consulting firm Kline. Hospitals are the largest end-use segment of hand care products, as well as the fastest growing segment, driven by the need to prevent the spread of germs.
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Personal Care Ingredients

Top Five Consumer Trends Driving the Personal Care Ingredients Market

The ever- growing demand for cosmetics and personal care products also drives sales growth of ingredients used in these products. The market value for specialty personal care ingredients in the key regions (including Europe, the United States, Brazil, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and India) covered in Kline’s recently published Personal Care Ingredients Database reaches USD 9.0 billion in 2015. Based on our research findings, we identified several important trends from the end user’s experience, which in turn affect the personal care ingredients market going into 2016.

1. Multifunctional products are on the rise

With increasingly busy lifestyles, consumers tend to simplify their daily beauty routines. Multifunctional products are therefore growing in popularity as they offer several benefits at once, such as anti-aging, cleansing, moisturization, anti-oxidant, UV protection, etc.Continue reading