Contrary to Other Regions, the Southeast Asian Market for Synthetic Latex Polymers is Driven by the Glove Dipping Industry

Synthetic Latex Polymers: Southeast Asia
Synthetic Latex Polymers: Southeast Asia

Accounting for around 7.5% of the global market share, Southeast Asia is the fourth largest consumer of synthetic latex polymers globally, according to the recently published Southeast Asia report from Kline’s continuous program Synthetic Latex Polymers: Global Business Analysis and Opportunities. A robust economic growth, low industry regulations, and stability in raw material prices appeal to multinational corporations and domestic suppliers, increasing the market rivalry in the region.

Southeast Asia is the global production hub for nitrile gloves, and this makes the glove dipping industry the largest consumer of synthetic latex polymers in the region, as opposed to most other regional markets where paints and coatings is the most consuming application. (more…)

Shifting Sands are Seen in Seed Treatment While the Market Grows Modestly

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Global Seed Treatment: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Written by Mancer Cyr

Dennis Fugate, Industry Manager of Kline & Company’s Specialty Pesticides Group, is pleased to announce the publication of Global Seed Treatment: Market Analysis and Opportunities, Kline’s study of the 2016 global seed treatment market. Covering 12 countries in four regions, the company believes its report accounts for over 95% of the global market.

Fugate reports that seed treatment sales are estimated at $3.7 billion at the farm gate level, an increase of 9% on a “same country/same currency” from Kline’s prior edition covering the market in 2013. “While this represents a modest CAGR of 2.8%, there has been a great deal of shifting beneath the top line,” Fugate added, “mainly due to insecticide cancellations in Europe, growth in North America, and a strengthened U.S. dollar.”  (more…)

Jansan Trends in the Education Segment: 2017 Data

Jansan trends in education
Jansan trends in education

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.

Product attributes

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. (more…)

Market Experts Share the Top Beauty Trends and Predictions

Beauty Industry Trends
Beauty Industry Trends

Questions and Answers:

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. (more…)

Commercial Vehicles are Expected to Drive the Coolants Market in the United States

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Opportunities in Coolants: Global Market Analysis

Written by Eric Pimenta and Pooja Sharma

In 2016, the total demand for undiluted antifreeze in the United States is estimated at nearly 620 kilotonnes. This represents an increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.6% from the 2011 volume of about 600 kilotonnes.

The U.S. antifreeze market is essentially glycol-based, with mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) and propylene glycol currently being the two most popular base-fluids used for formulating antifreezes. With 84% of the total antifreeze market, MEG is the leading base-fluid type. (more…)

Strengthening Regulations in Mature Markets and Robust Indian Economic Growth will Strongly Influence the Specialty Biocides Industry

Specialty BiocidesChanging industry regulations and continuous development across end-use applications are the key factors affecting the USD 4.5 billion market for specialty biocides in China, Europe, India, and the United States, according to Kline’s just-published chapters of its Specialty Biocides: Regional Market Analysis study.

United States

The United States remains the largest global market for specialty biocides with USD 2.9 billion in revenues, notably due to an unmatched market for wood preservation. (more…)

March Madness: Male Grooming is a Slam Dunk

Men's Grooming Regimen
Men’s Grooming Regimen

Male grooming, one of the most talked about trends for the past several years, has taken the beauty and personal care industry by storm. New product introductions, relaunches, aggressive marketing strategies by brands, and, most importantly, the accessibility and ease of purchasing of male grooming products with the click of a button have contributed to the category’s dynamic growth.

Once considered generally as part of the luxury segment, male grooming products have migrated to mass, with brands such as Cetaphil launching products like face washes, face cloths, face lotions, soaps, and lotions in 2016. Dove Men + Care, a brand launched in 2010, has become one of the most dominant brands in the industry, making waves across all categories—hair care, deodorants, skin care, and body washes/beauty bars. Similar to Dove’s meaningful True Beauty campaigns launched for its products for women, Dove Men + Care uses its positioning in the market to generate more significant national conversations for men as well. (more…)

The Body Shop – History or Future in L’Oréal’s Pocket?

The Body Shop
The Body Shop

The Body Shop’s future ownership is being highly discussed after rumors that the giant is reportedly interested in selling the brand after a decade of ownership. L’Oréal acquired the company in 2006, but has been struggling with it ever since, despite its overall robust corporate performance. Once seen as a good opportunity to enter the vertically-integrated specialty channel, the sole channel in which L’Oréal was not yet present, The Body Shop is nowadays the only boutique beauty retailer chain in the United States among the top 10 that registered a sales decline in 2016, according to Kline’s Boutique Beauty Retailers: Channel Analysis and Opportunities report. (more…)

New Natural OTCs Displayed at Natural Products Expo

Photo credit: Natural Products Expo
Photo credit: Natural Products Expo

This year’s Natural Products Expo West was a huge event with over 80,000 attendees walking multiple floors of the Anaheim Convention Center. Much of the displays focused on millennials with products that appeal to their desire for sustainability and natural ingredients. Farm-to-tablet sourcing was a major theme echoed by several nutritional supplement exhibitors. Mega Foods’ Blood Builder uses beets as its main ingredient and claims to help cleanse the blood. The company actively promotes that the beets used to make Blood Builder are all grown from sustainable farms in the United States. (more…)