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Mar. 9, 2018:  Wax Supply Growth Flat in Asia
Asia's petroleum wax supply grew at a compound annual rate of 1 percent between 2010 and 2017, a trend which is expected to continue despite an overall decline in global supply, said consultancy Kline & Co. in a webinar.
Mar. 9, 2018:  Brazil, China, France to Drive Rapid Biopesticide Growth
AgriBusiness Global
The biopesticides market grew 24% from 2014 to 2016 globally to over $1.8 billion, finds the recently published report Global Biopesticides: An Overview of Natural and Microbial Pesticides by research and management consulting firm Kline
Mar. 9, 2018:  Brazil, China, France to Drive Rapid Biopesticide Growth
AgriBusiness Global
The biopesticides market grew 24% from 2014 to 2016 globally to over $1.8 billion, finds the recently published report Global Biopesticides: An Overview of Natural and Microbial Pesticides by research and management consulting firm Kline
Mar. 1, 2018:  Biobased Lubes Outgrow the Rest
Kline & Co. estimates the global biobased lubricants market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5 percent over the coming years out to 2021, from an approximate base of 250,000 to 300,000.
Feb. 28, 2018:  Kline releases its study of the U.S. adjuvants market
The market for additives added to pesticides and tank-mix products is estimated at about $1 billion based on additive manufacturers' sales, and the market for tank-mix additives is nearly $700 million based on distributors' sales, finds the recently published Pesticide Adjuvants Market: U.S. Analysis and Opportunities report, which covers both the in-can and tank-mix market for uses of additives in the United States in 2017.
Feb. 9, 2018:  Asia's Bright Stock Demand Dimming
Lube Report Asia
Asia-Pacific accounts for nearly half of demand, but consumption in the region is expected to decrease in line with global trends, Kline & Co. consultants said in a recent webinar. Project Manager Anuj Kumar did not provide a specific estimate of Asia-Pacific's demand for the heaviest paraffinic base stock grade, but he pegged global demand at 2.7 million metric tons per year in 2017. Kline estimates global supply at 2.8 million t/y.
Feb. 3, 2018:  Biohm aims to bring balance to the gut
Cleveland Business
Laura Mahecha, health care industry manager with New Jersey-based Kline & Co., said such deals would not be a surprise. In the U.S. alone, she said, probiotic products represent a $1 billion dollar industry, which grew about 20% in 2016, according to her September 2017 report on the market, and shows little sign of slowing down. "Consumers are aware of the connection between your gut health and your overall health because the manufacturers have been driving that message home for years now," said Mahecha, adding that more retail shelf space allotted to a wide range of health-promoting supplements in recent years also has been a boon to probiotic product makers that include conglomerates like Clorox, Pepsi and Royal DSM, a Dutch food producer.
Jan. 31, 2018:  Bright Stock Supply Shrinks
Lube Report Americas
Global bright stock demand was 2.7 million tons in 2017, but is expected to decline by approximately 250,000 tons by 2027, said Kline & Co. in a webinar last week. The United States and Canada account for 12 to 15 percent of demand, and their consumption is expected to decrease at an average annual rate of 0.5 to 0.7 percent, while South America plus Mexico account for 8 to 10 percent, with consumption predicted to increase at an annual rate of up to 0.3 percent.
Jan. 30, 2018:  Brightstock Demand to Dwindle
Lube Report EMEA
Global bright stock demand sat at 2.7 million tons in 2017, but is expected to decline by roughly 250,000 tons by 2027, Kline & Co. said in a webinar last week. Europe accounts for around 10 percent to 12 percent of global demand, and its consumption is expected to decrease at an average annual rate of 0.1 to 0.2 percent, while Africa and the Middle East account for 12 percent to 15 percent and should increase at an annual rate of roughly 0.5 percent.
Jan. 18, 2018:  Industrial Lube Demand to Dip
Lube Report Asia
Asia-Pacific's demand for general industrial lubricants and grease is expected to shrink roughly 0.1 percent through 2021, with declines in China and Japan offsetting increases in other countries, Kline & Co. said in an interview. The region dominates the global market, accounting for 2.6 million tons, or 41 percent of global demand in 2017.
Jan. 5, 2018:  Changing Trade Winds for Base Oil
In fact, every category of mineral oil base stocks, from API Group I cuts and naphthenics to Group III+, is capable of being produced in volumes that outstrip demand, reported Kline & Co, at the ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants conference in New Jersey last month.
Jan. 5, 2018:  Unlocking Wear Protection
Globally, ultra-low viscosity grades made up 6 percent of the 7.2 million metric tons of PCMO demand in 2016, Parsippany, New Jersey-based Kline & Co. found.


Dec. 20, 2017:  Industrial Oils to Remain Flat
Global demand for general industrial lubricants and grease is expected to remain stagnant though 2021, hovering around 6.4 million tons, said Kline & Co. in a webinar last week.
Dec. 19, 2017:  Alt Channels Abound for China's PCMOs
Lube Report Asia
Up to 30 percent of passenger car motor oils supplied in China in 2022 may reach drivers through the country's unique routes to market, according to a recent Kline & Co. report.
Dec. 6, 2017:  Steady Growth Forecast for Biobased Lubes
Lube Report
Kline & Co. estimates the global biobased lubricants market will grow at a compound annual rate of 5 percent over the next five years out to 2021 - fueled by factors such as increasing availability of high quality biobased base stocks - from an estimated base of 250,000 to 300,000 metric tons in 2016.
Dec. 6, 2017:  Rerefining's Next Frontier: Russia
"In Russia this industry remains hindered by lax law enforcement and a lack of state and private incentives," Gabriel Tarle, Kline & Co.'s senior analyst for petroleum specialties, told the gathering.
Nov. 30, 2017:  Outlook for Wax in Africa & Middle East
Lubes'n'Greases EMEA
Kline predicted worldwide demand, including for synthetic, vegetable and animal waxes, will increase at an annual rate of 1.5 percent between 2016 and 2021, outperforming likely supply growth of 0.4 percent over the same period.
Nov. 27, 2017:  Bio-lubricants Market Expected to Grow at CAGR of 5% Over Next Five Years
OEM/Lube News
Plenty of space for growth resides within the finished lubricants market, particularly within niche markets, such as bio-lubricants. Currently comprised of roughly 1% of the total finished lubricant market and driven by governmental regulations, it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% over the next five years, according to the latest report Opportunities in Bio-lubricants: Global Market Analysis by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.
Nov. 22, 2017:  Mixed Opinions on Synthetic MWFs' Future
Lube Report
Synthetic metalworking fluids are expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3 percent to 3.5 percent by 2021, according to Kline & Co. consultancy. Not all industry players, however, are convinced synthetic fluids are a superior option to semi-synthetics.
Nov. 21, 2017:  Regs to Boost Biobased Lubes
Lube Report Asia
Asian policymakers' continual tightening of environmental regulations is expected to help spur biobased lubricants demand growth in the region out to 2021, according to Kline & Co.
Nov. 20, 2017:  Big Oil and Auto Makers Throw a Lifeline to the Combustion Engine
The Wall Street Journal
The new lubricants are meant to help auto makers build smaller, turbocharged engines that are still quite powerful, resulting in efficiency gains close to 15% compared with older models, said David Tsui, project manager for energy at consulting firm Kline & Co. "You're trying to get these little engines to run at a jog pace, but with a really heavy load," he said.
F+L Daily
U.S.-based consulting firm Kline & Co.'s latest report on the bio-lubricants market projects a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5% for this segment over the next five years. "Plenty of space for growth resides within the finished lubricants market, particularly within niche markets, such as bio-lubricants. Currently comprised of roughly 1% of the total finished lubricant market and driven by governmental regulations, it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% over the next five years,"Kline said in a statement.
Nov. 2, 2017:  Driving Base Oil in the Future
These evolving technological and environmental requirements in the auto industry. as well as changes in base oil supply, are creating demand for lower viscosity, higher performance base stocks, according to Parsippany, New Jersey-based market research firm Kline & Co.
Oct. 31, 2017:  Rebound Forecasted for Asia-Pacific
Lube Report Asia
After two consecutive years of decline, lubricant demand in the Asia-Pacific region should rebound to grow at a compound average annual rate of 0.9 percent to reach 17.7 million tons in 2021, an official from Kline & Co. consultants said last week.
Oct. 23, 2017:  Shell Lubricants Remains Global Market Leader for 11th Consecutive Year
OEM/Lube News
Shell Lubricants has been recognized as the global market leader for the 11th consecutive year, marking the start of two decades of undisputed industry leadership. This accolade was confirmed in the recently published Kline & Company's 15th Edition Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment: 2016-2026 report. The report covers the sector in 2016.
Oct. 17, 2017:  EVs May Alter China's Lube Demand
Lube Report Asia
Disruptive technologies such as electric vehicles will cause China's demand for engine oils to decline faster than expected, said Steven Zhang of Kline & Co. at a conference in Beijing last month.
Oct. 17, 2017:  Middle East Bucks Global Downturn
During the Base Oils and Lubes Middle East 2017 conference in May in Dubai, Milind Phadke, director of energy at Kline & Co. told delegates that preliminary estimates showed that Group I base stocks repesented almost 75 percent of the Middle East market in 2016.
Oct. 9, 2017:  Regional Players Lead Commercial Segment
Lube Report Asia
A group of more than 900 local minors collectively held around 32 percent of China's 7 million metric tons per year lubricants market in 2015, due mainly to their stronghold on the commercial vehicles segment, according to a report this year from U.S.-based consultancy Kline & Co.
Oct. 7, 2017:  India: The Land of Milk, Honey, and Motor Oil
India's finished lubricants market encompasses a lot more than just vehicle oils, according to Parsippany, New Jersey-based consultancy Kline & Co. Industrial Oils make up 24 percent of its demand, for example, and process oils alone account for a whopping 30 percent of the market.
Oct. 4, 2017:  Alternative Waxes Gain Market Share
The global wax market - which consists of petroleum, synthetic, vegetable and animal waxes - was estimated at 10.5 billion pounds in 2016, according to United States-based consultancy Kline & Co. Petroleum waxes accounted for around 70 percent of the global wax market, followed by other waxes.
Sep. 13, 2017:  Global Lube Demand Projected as Flat
Global lubricant demand is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of less than 1 percent, to 41 million metric tons by 2021, according to consultancy Kline & Co., with the continued shift to synthetics both suppressing volumetric growth and boosting revenues in some countries.
Sep. 12, 2017:  Asia Wax Demand Growth to Outpace Supply
Lube Report Asia
The global wax market - which consists of petroleum, synthetic, vegetable and animal waxes - was estimated at 10.5 billion pounds in 2016, according to United States-based consultancy Kline & Co. Petroleum waxes accounted for around 70 percent of the global wax market.
Sep. 5, 2017:  Asia Pacific's Evolving Lube Demand
Lube Report Asia
Global lubricant demand is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of less than 1 percent, to 41 million metric tons by 2021, according to consultancy Kline & Co., with new vehicle sales and changing vehicle parcs driving passenger car motor oil demand in several Asian countries.
Sep. 1, 2017:  Industrial Lubes Rally in Russia
Russian lubricant demand is expected to recover after three consecutive years of contraction, mainly caused by the crash of crude oil prices and international sanctions placing a strain on economic stability. Efforts to kick-start the country's industrial activity will lead to increased demand for higher-quality lubricants, including industrial oils, Parsippany, New Jersey-based consultancy Kline & Co. found.
Aug. 30, 2017:  U.S. Industrial Lube Demand to Stand Still
U.S. demand for industrial lubricants is expected to remain stagnant through 2021, with process oils and metalworking fluids the only parts of the segment predicted to grow, according to Kline & Co.
Aug. 9, 2017:  North American Lube Demand to Shift
The United States' demand for finished lubricants is expected to grow at a modest compound annual rate of 0.2 percent over the next five years, while Mexico’s will jump by 1.3 percent and Canada will decline by 0.4 percent, according to a new study by Kline & Co. consultants.
Aug. 1, 2017:  Automotive Sector Spurs Morocco's Lube Growth
According to Kline & Co., the three major suppliers to Morocco's lubricant market are Total, Vivo Energy and Afriquia, which account for more than 75 percent of market share.
Jul. 24, 2017:  Growth for Industrial Lubricants Expected to Remain Stable
OEM/Lube News
According to the Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis (Industrial Oils and Fluids) report by global market research and management consulting firm Kline, overall U.S. consumption of industrial oils and fluids is an estimated 1,200-1,300 million gallons with process oil as the leading product category, accounting for slightly less than half of the market.
Jul. 17, 2017:  Global Basestock Industry Witnessing Significant Changes
OEM/Lube News
The global basestock market is in the middle of witnessing substantial structural changes. These changes are stimulated by changing demand patterns due to evolving technological and environment requirements, as well as changes in the supply landscape, according to Kline.
Fuels + Lubes
The lubricating base oil market registered little growth in 2016, according to U.S. market research and management consulting firm Kline's Global Lubricant Basestocks report. While Group II and III basestocks registered good growth rates, Group I continued on a downward trajectory. The global basestock market is in the midst of significant structural changes, the Kline report said. These changes are stimulated by changing demand patterns due to evolving technological and environmental requirements, as well as changes in the supply landscape.
Fuels + Lubes
Overall U.S. consumption of industrial oils and fluids is estimated at 1,200-1,300 million gallons, with process oil as the leading product category, accounting for slightly less than half of the market, according to a new report from U.S.-based market research and management consulting firm Kline.
Apr. 4, 2017:  South America Plods Toward Recovery
Years of stagnant economic growth and political instability in South America have led finished lubricant and base oil demand to drop. The recent ousting of left-leaning politicians for pro-market successors seems to indicate better prospects for the region, industry experts noted, although the pace of recovery will be different in each country.
Mar. 22, 2017:  Synthetics Recovering in Russia
Demand for synthetics as a portion of total Russian lube demand, including process oils, peaked in 2013 at 27 percent, according to Kline & Co. consultancy. That was still significantly behind mature markets such as Western Europe, where synthetics constitute around 40 percent of demand. However, Russia fell further behind in 2014, when penetration of synthetics dipped to 21 percent. In 2015, the portion rose slightly to 22 percent.
Mar. 15, 2017:  ExxonMobil Guarantees 20,000-mile Oil Drains
"This is certainly interesting, but I would say it is part of a trend in the industry rather than a departure," said George Morvey, industry leader for the Energy Practice of Kline & Co. consultancy. "Most OEMs now recommend longer drain intervals even on mass market cars, and a lot of them are going with oil life monitoring systems that indicate when oil needs to be changed based on operating conditions."
Mar. 10, 2017:  Relieving pain a key growth segment driver in OTC aisles
Drug Store News
Kline Group recently pointed to the renaissance of TENS technology in the OTC aisles in relieving pain as a key growth driver across all analgesics. According to IRI, sales of electrotherapy devices totaled $70.9 million for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 25, across total U.S. multi-outlets on growth of 24.7%. Read the full article on page 15>>
Mar. 10, 2017:  Probiotics prove profitable, emerging as one of fastest-growing healthcare markets
Drug Store News
According to a full-year 2015 market study, Kline Group placed the total market for probiotics at more than $530 million, which represents growth of 15% across the entire category. "These high growth rates have been sustained by increased consumer awareness and more chronic use as consumers see the value in taking probiotics to increase their immunity rather than just help treat episodic digestive ailments," noted Laura Mahecha, Kline Group industry manager, health care. Read the full article on page 19>>
Feb. 27, 2017:  Anti-Pollution, Biotech, Botanicals On Tap in March 2 Specialty Actives Webinar
Driven by consumers' preference towards more natural products, botanicals and biotechnology are now the fastest growing categories, finds the recently published U.S. volume from the Specialty Actives in Personal Care: Multi-regional Market Analysis and Opportunities study by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.
Feb. 14, 2017:  China Market to See Slow Decline
China's lubricant market, which grew more than any other in the world for a decade, is forecast to shrink by an average of 0.4 percent annually over the next four years, to 6.9 million tons. Kline cites an economic slowdown and government regulations as the driving forces of change in China's market.
Feb. 7, 2017:  China's Auto Sales, Production Highest Ever
Lube Report Asia
According to consultancy Kline & Co., since 2009, the Chinese government has implemented several policies to stimulate consumption. In 2015, including tax reduction and the subsidies in the auto-to-rural policy, the favorable tax policy on the procurement of low emission cars supported the automobile market against the gradually decreasing growth rate in China, the firm said in a report released last month.
Jan. 31, 2017:  Synthetic Lube Market Share Edges Up
Lubes'n'Greases EMEA Magazine
Europe showed the highest percentage of synthetic and semi-synthetic lubricants in 2015, while Africa-Middle East is expected to show the most growth in synthetics market share to 2020, according to consultancy Kline & Co.
Jan. 31, 2017:  Global fuel additive consumption to grow modestly
F+L Asia
Global fuel additive consumption is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.9% from 2015 to 2020, according to the recently published Global Fuel Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities report by consulting firm Kline Group based in Parsippany, N.J., U.S.A. Global fuel additive consumption is estimated at 820 kilotonnes in 2016.
The three largest global PAO producers, according to Milind Phadke of Kline Group, are INEOS, ExxonMobil Chemical and Chevron Phillips Chemical. Phadke estimates INEOS produces 216 KT, followed closely by ExxonMobil at 200KT, per year. ChevronPhillips rounds out the top three with an estimated 110 KT capacity.
Jan. 25, 2017:  Positive outlook for wind turbines
Renewable sources of energy, which include wind power, have developed rapidly since the United Nations Convention on Climate Change was introduced in 1992 to address global warming and climate change.
F+L Asia
Parsippany, N.J.-based consulting firm Kline Group estimates China's total lubricants consumption in 2015 at 7,000 kilotonnes, which is valued at USD26 billion. According to its recently released "Opportunities in Lubricants: China Market Analysis" report, total consumption of consumer automotive lubricants in China in 2015 is estimated at 1,400 kilotonnes, valued at approximately USD11 billion. Kline forecasts growth in this sector at 3.7% by 2020, with new passenger car sales growing by 9.2% during the first half of 2016. This includes factory fill for all product categories of automotive lubricants and greases.
Jan. 16, 2017:  South American Finished Lubricants Market: Time for Rebuilding
OEM Lubes News
In a presentation at the ICIS Pan-American Conference held in December 2016, Sergio Rebelo, Managing Director in Kline's South America affiliate, Factor, discussed the struggles and opportunities of the South American finished lubricants market.
Jan. 11, 2017:  Synthetics Expected to Grow
The overall lubricant market is expected to grow less than 1 percent annually through 2020, however, synthetics are projected to grow almost 4 percent per year, and semi-synthetics just under 1.5 percent, according to projections by Kline & Co. consultants. Milind Phadke, the director of Kline's Energy Practice, told the Union of the European Lubricant Industry's Annual Congress in October that synthetics will grow faster than semi-synthetics because the ample availability of Group IIIs will hold down their relative cost.


Dec. 6, 2016:  Asia Dominates White Oils Demand
Asia-Pacific demands more white oils than any other region, according to an industry consultancy, due to China being the world's largest consumer of the base oil-derived products and India remaining a key market. White oil consumption was between 1.6 million and 1.7 million metric tons worldwide in 2015, an official with United States-based consultancy Kline & Co. explained in a webinar last week.
Nov. 30, 2016:  Forecast Sees Slim Lube Demand Growth
Global lubricant demand - including process and marine oils - is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of less than 1 percent, to 40 million metric tons by 2020, according to consultancy Kline & Co.
Nov. 29, 2016:  Synthetics Forecast to Lead Asia-Pacific's Lube Growth
Asia-Pacific's synthetic lubricants demand will expand at a compound annual rate of more than 6 percent to 2020, with Japan and South Korea leading the region in market penetration, according to consultancy Kline & Co. Semi-synthetics' CAGR is expected to be nearly 9 percent.
Nov. 23, 2016:  Finished Lubes to Recover in Latin America
Despite economic slowdown and political uncertainty that has hindered key countries in the region, demand for finished lubricants in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to increase a total of 5.4 percent to 3.9 million tons in 2020, consultancy Kline & Co. forecast.
F+L Asia
Shell Lubricants has retained its global market leading position in 2015 with an 11.6% market share, according to Kline & Company's Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment 2016 report. This is the tenth consecutive year that Shell Lubricants has been named the number one global lubricants supplier.
Nov. 21, 2016:  After Declining Growth in 2014 to 2016, Latin America Lube Demand Expected to Rebound in 2017
OEM/Lube News
After the region experienced slow growth during the period 2014 to 2016, finished lubricant demand in Latin America and the Caribbean is forecast to reach 3.9 MT (3,900 KT) in 2020 and 4.3 MT in 2025, with Brazil, Mexico, and Chile leading the way, according to a report from consultancy Kline & Co.
Nov. 16, 2016:  Steady Growth for Wind Energy Lubes
Lubricant demand for use in wind energy applications will grow at a 7.4 percent compound annual rate over the next five years, likely reaching more than 50,000 metric tons consumption by 2020, Kline & Co. estimated.
Nov. 10, 2016:  Pfizer exploring OTC divestiture? RB, Sanofi most likely suitors
Drug Store News
Pfizer CEO and chairman Ian Read may have hinted earlier this month at the company's interest in divesting its consumer health unit, which recent reports value at $14 billion. "The consumer business [is] a valuable business," Read told analysts during the company's discussion on its third quarter results. "It's growing well. We're investing. We've made acquisitions. But like all our businesses, we all look at them and we subject them to tests of are they worth more inside or outside of Pfizer?" he said. "And we'll continue to run those tests."
Oct. 31, 2016:  White oil demand mostly flat
F+L Asia
The global demand for white oils is estimated at 1.6 million tonnes in 2015 and has been increasing only moderately over the past four years, according to a new report from New Jersey, U.S.A.-based consulting firm Kline & Co. Demand for white oils is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.3% from 2015 to 2020 in the markets included in the report.
Oct. 26, 2016:  Shifting Dynamics for Finished Lubes
Organic growth may not be in the cards for the lubes industry, but the market is far from stagnant, Annie Jarquin of Kline & Co. told the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association's members at their annual meeting here last week.
Oct. 25, 2016:  What's Happening In The Global Wind Turbine Lubricant Market?
North American Wind Power
A new report from consulting and research firm Kline has revealed that China, accounting for 34% of global demand, is the largest market for lubricants used in wind energy; however, the U.S. follows closely with 21%. Germany and India account for an approximate share of 6% each, but Germany's demand is slightly more than that of India, according to Kline's report, Lubricants for Wind Turbines: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities.
Oct. 20, 2016:  Recent OTC Innovation: Observations and Implications for Future Growth
Oct. 11, 2016:  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 increased frequency of handwashing.
Oct. 4, 2016:  U.S. Market Taps the Brakes
Consumer automotive lubricants demand in the United States is projected to decline slightly to 2020, according to consultancy Kline & Co. Meanwhile, an NPD analysis of data from individual automotive aftermarket stores in the U.S. suggests major motor oil brands continue to use deeper discounts to promote their products.
Oct. 4, 2016:  Egypt's Lubricants Market Stirs Optimism
With a population of close to 90 million, Egypt is a major lubricants market. Kline & Co. estimates total finished lubricants demand at 441,000 metric tons, making Egypt one of the largest markets in Africa and the Middles East, a region that accounts for 8 percent of global demand.
Sep. 29, 2016:  The Shape of Things to Come: Global Lubricant Additives Market
Historically, growth in finished lubricant demand has always been a major driver for lubricant additive consumption. In 2014, global sales of lubricant additives reached an estimated 4.2 million tons. This amounted to 11 percent of the global finished lubricant market. which reached around 39.4 million tons in the same year, according to a Kline and Co. study.
Sep. 26, 2016:  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 increased frequency of handwashing.
Sep. 26, 2016:  Group II Is Becoming the New Group I
OEM/Lube News
Excess Group II/III basestock production will continue to challenge Group I basestock demand. Planned naphthenic capacities are adding to the challenge for Group I basestocks. Group II is becoming the new Group I, the mainstay of lubricant formulations; Group II suppliers are squeezing their margins to make inroads into Group I market, according to a report from consultancy Kline & Co.
Sep. 21, 2016:  Small Growth Forecast for Industrial Lubricants
Although global demand for finished lubricants will grow minimally over the next five years, parts of the industry do offer opportunity for marketers, especially premium lubes used by several industries, a consultant from Kline & Co. forecast at the North American Industrial Lubricants Congress last week.
Sep. 19, 2016:  Increasing Demand for Low-viscosity Basestocks Forcing Group I Plant Closures
OEM/Lube News
The improving quality of finished lubricants and the burgeoning supply of high quality basestocks continue to create greater pressure on Group I basestocks to exit the market in the face of stagnant overall demand. In 2015, Group I basestocks account for less than half of the global basestock demand, down from over two-thirds a decade earlier, according to the recently published Global Lubricant Basestocks: Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.
Sep. 15, 2016:  Kline Report Predicts More Base Oil Refinery Closures In The Horizon
Fuels and Lubes
According to Anuj Kumar, project manager in Kline's Energy Practice, "The need to improve fuel economy continues to drive the use of lower-viscosity-grade oils. This trend, initially strong in North America and Western Europe, has started to catch on in other markets as well. To ensure that these low-viscosity oils continue to provide long drain intervals, they need to be made more durable, which results in more stringent NOACK limits.
Aug. 31, 2016:  The market of professional products for salons and beauty institutes grew by 10% in 2015 in Brazil and is featured in in-cosmetics Latin America 2016
The market for professional products for skin treatment of grew by 10% during 2015, says the study published by Factor-Kline, one of Brazil's market intelligence companies and participant in in-cosmetics Latin America, the only industry event focused solely on raw materials and educational content for the C T & F segment for Latin America. This year's exhibition takes place October 5-6 in Sao Paulo.
Aug. 18, 2016:  Petrobras Drops Assets in Latin America
Sergio Rebelo, managing director for Factor de Solucao, consultancy Kline & Co.'s affiliate company in Latin America, told a reporter that the company is considering the sale of Petrobras Distribuidora, the subsidiary which handles all downstream activities in Brazil, including refineries, base oils, lubricants, fuels, service stations and petrochemicals businesses.
Aug. 17, 2016:  U.S. Consumer Lube Demand to Dip
Demand for consumer automotive lubricants in the U.S. is expected to decline by a 0.8 percent compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2020, consultancy Kline & Co. projected. The consumer automotive lubricants demand in any country is dependent on two factors - the rate at which the car park is growing or shrinking, and the frequency of oil changes, Sushmita Dutta, Kline's project lead, energy, said during a webinar July 27. The frequency of oil changes in the U.S. market is decreasing, she pointed out, while its car parc has been growing very slowly.
Aug. 8, 2016:  Synthetics Use in Consumer Automotive Lubricants Segment Continues to Grow
OEM/Lube News
There is a growing use of synthetic lubricants, with continued shifts towards lighter viscosity, according to a report from consultancy Kline & Co. The consumer automotive lubricants segment has the highest penetration of synthetic and semi-synthetic products compared to commercial automotive and industrial lubricants segments. During a webinar covering the report on Wednesday July 27, 2016, Sushmita Dutta, Project Lead in Kline's Energy/Petroleum Practice, highlighted the three primary lubricant market segments; commercial automotive, consumer automotive and industrial lubricant segments.
Aug. 2, 2016:  New Base Oil Supply Seen as Boon for India
Anuj Kumar, a project manager in consultancy Kline & Co.'s energy practice, said these developments will ease base oil supply to the Indian market. "Owing to the geographical proximity of the Indian market and the growing appetite [there] for Group II and III base stocks, it becomes a natural market for this new production," Kumar said during an interview.
Jul. 27, 2016:  Rerefining Lags in Developing Markets
The rerefining industry faces an uphill battle in developing markets, according to a report from consultancy Kline & Co. Regulations around used oil disposal, collection logistics, used oil quality control and consumer attitudes all present challenges in markets such as China, India and Russia. During a webinar covering the report last week, Kunal Mahajan, project manager for energy at Kline, highlighted the vast differences in the used oil collection and rerefining industries between developed and developing markets.
Jul. 26, 2016:  China and India: Different Uses for Used Oil
China and India are the second- and third-largest lubricant markets, but they handle their used oil differently, according to a report from Kline & Co. India burns most of what it collects as industrial fuel, while China focuses more on rerefining to produce base stocks. In addition to India and China, the study covers North America, Western Europe, Russia and Brazil. Together, these regions consumed 24.6 million tons of lubricants in 2015, or 63 percent of the global total, reported Kunal Mahajan, project manager for energy at the Parsippany, New Jersey-based consultancy. Five of the markets together generated 13 million tons of used oil; no estimates were given for Russia. China followed North America in used oil volume, trailed by Western Europe, India, Russia and Brazil.
Jul. 19, 2016:  Japan Trends to Group II and III
Japan will have excess supply of API Group I base stocks because demand is shifting to Group II and Group III to meet specifications for fuel-efficient automotive engines dominating the local market, industry experts told Lube Report Asia. "The overall demand outlook [for base stock] is flat to mildly declining, and consumption of Group I is expected to decline rapidly to be replaced by Group II and II+ and Group III and III+, along with polyalphaolefins," Adachi Yukihiko, managing director of Kline & Co.'s office in Tokyo, said at the ICIS Asian Base Oils and Lubricants Conference in Singapore in May.
Jul. 6, 2016:  Social Smarts Driving Beauty Brands
Media Post
Big brands like Clinique and Neutrogena may be acing social media, but a new research report from Kline & Co. reveals that smaller players have an edge, and pack greater appeal for Millennial women. The report finds that brands that are most adept at using social media, as well as those finding ways to personalize product offerings, are registering double and sometimes triple-digit sales gains, compared to the overall 3.8% growth achieved by the category in 2015.
Jun. 15, 2016:  Grease Demand Forecast to Stagnate
Global demand for greases used in industrial applications is expected to remain nearly flat through 2019, Annie Jarquin of Kline & Co. reported at an industry meeting on Monday. "The overall outlook to 2019 shows only minimal overall volume growth; therefore, businesses need to focus on value and segment growth," she told attendees at the National Lubricating Grease Institute Annual Meeting. "In a flat market, companies must focus on their key strengths and capabilities in order to maximize profitability and enable growth in specialty segments."
May. 12, 2016:  Mother's Day: A Hint of Fall
Women's Wear Daily
Naira Aslanian, project manager on beauty at the Kline Group and project manager for the toiletries and cosmetics annual report, ticked off a plethora of trends. Starting with the luxury and specialty scents of Chanel and Dior, artisanal and personalized brands, and niche scents such as Juliette Has a Gun, then moving into layering of different olfactive categories - which Aslanian said was originated by Jo Malone - and ending with collections of fragrances, like Mixologie, which are designed to be blended into a custom, personalized scent.
May. 4, 2016:  Takreer Starts Base Oil Production in UAE
Mouyad Nashar, senior consultant at Kline Group, said Takreer's new base oil production and Adnoc's new lubricant plant are significant. "The linkage is interesting and will help raise Adnoc's profile, but the new blending plant is still a few years away."
Apr. 13, 2016:  FTC Charges Five 'Natural' Products Firms Over Claims
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. sales of so-called natural personal care products were roughly $5 billion in 2015 and are forecast to increase at a 6% annual rate through 2019, according to estimates from consulting firm Kline & Co. Many products that make natural claims charge a premium relative to their mainstream peers.
Apr. 12, 2016:  India Shifting Toward Group II
Project Manager Anuj Kumar Singh told the ICIS Indian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference that India's shift will be driven by the same forces that affected Europe, North America and Japan - tighter air emissions regulations, fuel economy mandates and lube performance demands by automakers - along with attractive pricing for Group II. A growing amount of base oil tanks in India will be filling with API Group II, according to Kline & Co. "This will create greater demand for Group II and other high quality base stocks and limit the market for Group I," Kumar said.
Mar. 16, 2016:  Kline report highlights trend for hybrid lacquers
Cosmetics Design USA
A new report on the state of the global nail care market highlights the fact that innovations such as hybrid lacquers combining both gels and regular nail polish are behind significant growth. But with the rise in increasingly sophisticated nail care finishes also comes the need for highly effective removal products, which is highlighted by an increase in the number of increasingly high tech products targeting this category.
Mar. 14, 2016:  Brightstock Alternatives Will Gain Ground as the Market Anticipates a Deficit of over 6.0 KBD
OEM/Lube News
The brightstocks market faces dwindling Group I supplies. In its recently published report, The Global Business Outlook for Brightstocks, global market research and management consulting firm Kline estimates that, even with limited new capacity additions, the market will experience a potential deficit of at least 6.0 KBD by 2025.
Mar. 9, 2016:  Wax Supply to Lag Demand
Global wax supply is projected to grow from 10.5 billion pounds in 2014 to 10.7 billion pounds in 2019, falling short of wax demand growth over that time and resulting in a wax deficit, according to Kline & Co. Wax demand is projected to grow from 10.5 billion pounds in 2014 to 11.3 billion pounds in 2019, growing at about 9.5 percent annually, said Pooja Sharma, a project lead in U.S.-based consultancy Kline & Co.'s energy practice, during an online web presentation Feb. 24. Most of that demand growth will be driven by strong increases for rheology and surface applications, Kline found, with candle wax demand expected to remain flat over that time. With demand growing much faster than supply, the overall wax market deficit will reach close to 600 million pounds by 2019.
Mar. 8, 2016:  Asia Leads Way in Wax
Asia accounted for 46 percent of the globe's 10.5 billion pounds of wax supply in 2015 and is the top supplier of several wax types, including petroleum, synthetic and palm. "In the past two to three years, Asia petroleum wax supply has seen an increase, particularly in China, as a result of some capacity expansion and due to completion of a large refinery relocation project," Pooja Sharma, a project lead in U.S.-based consultancy Kline & Co.'s energy practice, said during a Feb. 24 web presentation. "During the same perio,, the region saw growth in supply of Fischer-Tropsch waxes from China, as well as vegetable waxes from Malaysia and Indonesia. Going forward, wax supply from the region is expected to remain stable at the current level."
Mar. 8, 2016:  Rough Patch of Road for South America
Unlike its neighbor to the north, Mexico-which recovered fairly quickly after the global economic slowdown in 2012- South America's economic performance has deteriorated since 2013, consultant Sergio Rebelo of Factor de Solucao in Sao Paulo, Brazil reports. Although global growth was around 3 percent last year, he estimated that the continent's economy contracted by nearly 2 percent. Speaking at the ICIS Pan American Base Oil & Lubricants Conference in Jersey City, New Jersey, Rebelo said many countries are struggling through political turmoil, and low oil prices are strangling crude exporters like Venezuela and Colombia. "The countries in the region basically share the same kind of challenges," he said, including fiscal deficits, inflation, poor investment ratings and higher interest rates. "This group of challenges leaves less room for the governments to develop any kind of encyclical economic incentives to make the economy grow fast again."
Mar. 2, 2016:  Phillips 66 Closing out Conoco, 76 Brands
The consolidation will reduce Phillips 66's management of the different lubricant brands that it markets to different segments, said George Morvey, industry manager for Parsippany, N.J.-based consultancy Kline & Co.'s Energy Practice. "Another issue challenging the major branded lubricant suppliers like Phillips 66 is the expansion of private label brands and OEM-genuine oil brands," Morvey told Lube Report. "In the franchised workshop segment, for example, OEM-genuine oil brands control this space, making it extremely difficult for all suppliers to sell service fill lubricants under their own brand name."
Mar. 1, 2016:  Indian Demand Underwhelming in 2015-2016
There is no clarity on how petroleum ministry numbers are developed and what all these include - they could include domestic base stock production as well," said Anuj Kumar, project lead of United States-based consultancy and research firm Kline & Co. "However, based on the tracking we do of the market, the decline of 7.4 percent [from April to November] looks very sharp and incorrect if we are talking about domestic sales of finished lubricants only,"Kumar told Lube Report. "We think that the finished lubricant market may have witnessed flat to small growth."
Mar. 1, 2016:  Apps Away
Women's Wear Daily
Beauty apps are poised to make a much bigger impact on the cosmetics business this year, according to a recent Kline & Co. study, "Going Digital: Who's Who in the World of Beauty Apps." That explosion should buoy the bottom line. Experts said that within beauty apps, the sales are small. But the real payoff is the impact they have as far as assisting overall sales either by boosting brand awareness, social engagement or direct assistance at retail. That total is estimated to represent 40 to 50 percent of a parent brand's sales.
Feb. 23, 2016:  How to contain the Zika virus
Chemical and Engineering News
Kathy Hall of consulting firm Kline & Co. estimates that mosquito districts across the U.S. spend a combined $80 million annually on mosquito control products, split about evenly between adulticides and larvicides. Adulticides, she notes, tend to be used more during an outbreak but can have unintended consequences. Organophosphates and pyrethroids, for instance, are toxic to bees.
Feb. 16, 2016:  Vietnam Cuts Lube Import Tax
The country's high-end luxury car segment has grown rapidly in recent years, according to Kline & Co., a U.S.-based market research firm. "In 2014, several luxury auto brands such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lexus, Infiniti, and Range Rover set up dealership networks, driving demand for synthetic lubricants," Kline said in an Oct. 2015 report titled, "Seven Asia-Pacific Lubricants Markets You Need to Know About."
Feb. 11, 2016:  Time-pressed, Strategic Spenders Turn to At-home Beauty Care
The Korea Herald
On a global level, the at-home beauty device market grew by nearly 14 percent in 2014, with the cleansing segment leading growth in Europe, China and South Korea, according to a 2015 report by Kline & Company. As new companies jump in and existing brands diversify their product portfolios to appeal to a larger consumer base, the global at-home beauty device market is expected to continue growing by about 11 percent each year through 2017, according to Kline.
Feb. 10, 2016:  Lubricant Additive Consumption Increases in 2015
Machinery Lubrication
Global lubricant additive consumption exhibited moderate growth in 2015, increasing by 1 percent over 2014, according to a recently published report by research and consulting firm Kline. This consumption is forecast to increase by 1.6 percent through 2019, with strong growth stemming from regions such as Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and South America.
Feb. 9, 2016:  Kline estimates that global lubricant additive demand grew by 1% in 2015
Fuels and Lubes
Consulting firm Kline & Co., based in Parsippany, N.J., U.S.A., estimates that lubricant additive consumption grew by 1.0% in 2015. This is forecast to increase by 1.6% through 2019. Since 2010, the global lubricant additive market has grown at 1.8% per annum, driven by growth in lubricant demand as well as increasing lubricant quality, especially in emerging markets.
Feb. 8, 2016:  Kline and SBA Consulting Launch New Base Oil "Health Check" Study
OEM/Lube News
Kline, a global market research and management consulting firm specializing in the downstream petroleum and specialties sector, and SBA Consulting, which focuses on global analyses of the base oil market, last Thursday announced a new joint initiative to analyze the financial performance and survivability for base oil plants with the launch of a client-confidential study called the Base Oil Plant Health Check.
Feb. 2, 2016:  PetroChina Ties Up with FAW
Kline & Co. consultants predicted last month that passenger car sales will continue rising through 2019 - partly due to government efforts to foster a consumption-led economy - and that this will benefit automotive lube marketers. "The consumer segment favors longer oil drain intervals, and the use of synthetic and semi-synthetics will become increasingly popular within the segment over the next five years," said Kline.
Jan. 22, 2016:  Unilever expects prestige skin care acquisitions to kick on and strengthen in 2016
Cosmetics Design Europe
In 2015, the trend towards acquiring successful up-and-coming, innovative brands continues. Some of the most notable headlines in the beauty industry in recent months are about who is being acquired by whom, said Carrie Mellage, Vice President Consumer Products at Kline.
Jan. 19, 2016:  Global Lubricant Demand Flattens Out
While growing availability of high-performance base stocks is driving a move towards higher quality lubricants, both base stock and lubricants demand are slowing worldwide, according to presentations by consultancy Kline and Co. Global lubricant demand growth, including process oils, is expected to taper to 1.4 percent per year (or less) to reach 45.5 million metric tons by 2023, from 39.5 million tons in 2013, said the research firm's forecasts in late 2014.
Jan. 5, 2016:  Scooter Oils Gain Traction in India
The lubricant needs of scooters differ from those of motorcycles. Motorcycles can have wet or dry clutches, but most in India have wet clutches, meaning the engine, clutch and gears are all contained within the same shell and are lubricated by the same fluid. This means the lubricant must have the lubricity and anti-wear properties necessary to protect pistons and other engine components but also provide the correct amount of friction needed for the clutch to function properly. In addition, explained Debanjan Kundu, of Kline & Co. consultants, "The engine of a motorcycle is placed so that natural air circulation provides adequate cooling. Hence, cooling in not the most critical property desired of oil used in motorcycles. Due to contamination risks of oil during operation, it is essential that these oils retain their viscosity for their life in use."
Jan. 4, 2016:  The best strategies for turning beauty apps into consumer spend
Cosmetics Design USA
Beauty apps are not new, but as a wave of updated designs and technologies comes into play, the time to for cosmetic companies to invest in the technology seems to be now. A new study published by Kline Group - Going Digital: Who's Who in the World of Beauty Apps - has pointed out the fact that beauty apps continue to be underutilized by US cosmetics players, suggesting plenty of opportunity.
Jan. 4, 2016:  Will Additives Outpace the Lubes Market?
Global demand for lubricant additives will grow at a faster pace than finished lubricants over the next few years, as performance upgrades force blenders to inject heftier doses of additives into their products. Not every type of additive component will see healthy demand, however, and some-such as detergents-will trail the pack as others barrel ahead, Kline & Co. predicts.


Dec. 21, 2015:  Denise Leicester's Ila is a beauty brand that loves you back
City A.M.
Beauty products all claim to be the most age-defying, youth-providing, beautifying, and so on. And there's a bamboozling list of chemical names which claim to do just that. But a growing awareness that what you put on your skin is as important for your health as what you put in your mouth, is leading more women to choose cosmetics with ingredients which heal, rather than hinder your body. This is why the natural beauty sector is now worth a massive $33bn globally and still growing, according to a report from Kline & Company.
Dec. 15, 2015:  What Ignited Our Burning Desire for Luxury Candles
According to retail analyst Karen Doskow of Kline & Company, sales of luxury candles from brands like Diptyque are outpacing the rest of the candle market completely. Candles are even selling better than perfume. "There's been a real appetite," Doskow says. "People are willing to shell out and spend on name-brand candles."
Dec. 10, 2015:  Merck Silence On OTC Singulair Speaks Volumes On Switch Outlook
The Tan Sheet
Merck & Co. Inc.'s silence on its proposed Rx-to-OTC Singulair switch since an FDA advisory panel recommended against approval could give multiple signals for that product in particular as well as the switch market in general. Despite the call for novel switches, particularly to treat chronic conditions, from FDA's Nonprescription Drug Safe Use Regulatory Expansion Initiative, activity has been relatively "quiet" in 2015, says Kline Market Research health care industry manager Laura Mahecha.
Dec. 7, 2015:  Six Most Interesting Lubricants Markets in Africa and Middle East
OEM/Lube News
Accounting for approximately 8% of the global finished lubricant demand, Africa and the Middle East is a region ripe for growth. The region is forecast to grow at a modest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% until 2019. Infrastructure and a modernizing vehicle parc will play a role in altering the landscape for finished lubricants in the region, according to a recent blog by research and consulting firm Kline. Specifically, the countries mentioned include Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Dec. 3, 2015:  Brenntag Splashes Out for Lubes
George Morvey, who manages the Energy Practice at the consultancy Kline & Co., in Parsippany, N.J., said Brenntag faces many challenges in absorbing the two distributors and making them work, "the most important of which is keeping the management teams at both in place to the extent it can. Kline recognizes both of these two distributors as having very capable and solid management teams, so this should not be much of a concern."
Dec. 2, 2015:  What's Next: Becoming a fast-growing indie beauty brand
Drug Store News
When a product or an idea catches on with a national audience and goes from nothing to something very quickly, some might say it's like catching lightning in a bottle. In 2014, there was an awful lot of lightning being caught in the beauty market. According to Kline & Co., several privately owned indie brands have experienced massive growth in the double and triple digits at nearly five times the market average. Among the brands cited as most buyable are ELF cosmetics, Anastasia of Beverly Hills, eos and Hello Products.
Dec. 2, 2015:  How indie brands are reinventing the US cosmetics market
Cosmetics Design USA
Independent cosmetic brands are serving to shake up the cosmetics world, with the larger multinationals carefully observing all the moves, and often buying them up. As the cosmetics and personal care market in the US continues to deliver respectable but not outstanding growth, it is imagination and innovation that is helping to deliver double-digits for many of the up and coming "indie" brands.
Dec. 1, 2015:  China tops Kline's chart for global beauty device innovation
Cosmetics Design Asia
The beauty technology segment has been picking up some speed of late and market analyst Kline confirms that creative and price-accessible devices from China have contributed to its record-breaking growth of nearly 15% globally.
Dec. 1, 2015:  Beauty apps 'underutilized' as a tool to promote cosmetics
Cosmetics Design USA
As the market for online cosmetics continues to return healthy growth rates, beauty marketers could still be extending their digital reach further by tapping into apps to promote brands, new research says. Beauty apps are becoming increasingly popular in line with the huge growth in shopping from mobile devices, but according to the latest report from Kline Group, these apps could be used more by brands to establish all-important differentiation.
Nov. 25, 2015:  Kline Group examines state of beauty device market
Drug Store News
Ahead of the release of its "Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities" report, market research company Kline Group, recently took a look at the innovations that have hit the beauty device market in the past year. In a blog post, the company highlights the category's 15% global growth - particularly in China - and identifying two areas that have seen increased focus from device manufacturers.
Nov. 24, 2015:  Asia Additive Market: Ripe, Hard to Reach
With approximately 45 percent of the world's finished lubricants consumption volume, Asia-Pacific is a crucial region for additives suppliers, but the barrier-to-entry is extremely high, Kline & Co. advised. At the Union of the European Lubricants Industry (UEIL) Congress in Malta last month, Milind Phadke, a director in the firm's energy practice, highlighted points from the U.S.-based consultancy's upcoming report on the global lubricant additives market.
Nov. 23, 2015:  Global Lubricant Additive Demand Growth to Outpace That of Finished Lubricants
OEM/Lube News
Global lubricant additive demand growth will exceed finished lubricant growth primarily due to transition to higher lubricant quality levels, according to Parsippany, N.J-based research and consulting firm, Kline. The firm predicts a compound annual growth rate of 1.6 percent for additives through 2019 while the CAGR for lubricants during that period is expected to be only 1.2 percent.
Nov. 18, 2015:  Additive Market Set to Grow, Diverge
Global lubricant additive demand volumes will grow at a higher rate than that of finished lubricants in coming years, but trends for particular types of additives will vary widely as formulation challenges evolve, Kline & Co. predicts.
Nov. 5, 2015:  US Crop Protection Industry Experiences a Decrease
According to a report by market research firm, Kline, the U.S. crop protection chemical industry has deceased 3.5 percent among distributors. The report follows the 20 leading distributors, accounting for 95 percent of total crop protection sales. The total 2015 cost of goods sold at the distributor level are more than USD 10 billion.
Nov. 3, 2015:  Crop protection distributors' sales decrease during 2015
Ag Professional
The U.S. crop protection chemical industry experienced a 3.5% decrease among distributors at the cost of goods sold (COGS) level during 2015, according to the recently published report Leading Distributors in the U.S. Crop Protection Industry: A Strategic Market Analysis by global management consulting and market research firm Kline. The report tracks the leading 20 distributors, which account for over 95% of the total sales of crop protection chemicals within the United States. Total 2015 COGS at the distributor level are over USD 10 billion.
Nov. 3, 2015:  Burt's Bees products rank highly for Clorox
The Business Journal
Burt's Bees, the Durham-based cosmetics arm of Clorox (NYSE: CLX), is officially creating the No. 4 lip crayon, "an impressive position recognizing the crayon category includes both conventional and natural offerings such as Burt's Bees," Steve Austenfeld, vice president of investor relations of Clorox, told analysts Monday. It's the latest boon for its parent company, which purchased the Durham firm in 2007 for more than $900 million, when the natural personal care category represented about $6.4 billion in sales. A recent report out of consulting and research firm Kline & Co. estimates the market will reach $46 billion in 2018.
Nov. 2, 2015:  A Fresh Take
Today's soaps and shower products do more than just cleanse-they solve skin quandaries, are portable or even look whimsical! "Fall scents" are definitely a trend as we go deeper into the season, noted Carrie Mellage, vice president of Kline's Consumer Products Practice. "Marketers capitalize off the limited edition scents surrounding pumpkins, cinnamon, apples and cider. Examples of marketers who engage in this trend are Bath & Body Works and Ulta." Mellage added that holiday gift sets continue to be a trend, as well as continually incorporating hydrating ingredients into bath and body cleansers.
Oct. 28, 2015:  Industrial Lubes Continue Trend to Synthetics
While mineral-based products account for the majority of demand in the global industrial oils and greases market. The share of synthetics continues to creep upward, reported Kunal Mahajan, project manager for energy at Kline & Co. consultancy." This is because of extreme operating conditions, original equipment manufacturer recommendations and the realization by end users of the benefits of using synthetic products," he said in a September webinar.
Oct. 27, 2015:  What's Next: The at-home medi-spa
Drug Store News
According to Kline & Co., the device market raked in $2.3 billion in 2013 and is projected to be around $4.5 billion by 2018. While pricepoint may be a barrier for the average consumer, Karen Doskow, director of consumer products for Kline & Co., said that education is the bigger obstacle. "Education is critical to purchase. Up until a year ago, there wasn't really any education on the mass market level. There was really nothing compelling either, until Illumask came and has been a real game-changer in terms of mass market device products."
Oct. 26, 2015:  Why indie cosmetic brands are being snapped up by the bigger players
Cosmetics Design USA
Cutting edge indie cosmetic brands have been leading the way in industry growth over the past few years, which explains why larger multinationals have been lining up to incorporate them into their portfolios. A recently published report from Kline Group, titled Beauty's Most Buyable Brands: Analysis of Booming Independent Brands in the United States has tracked the performance of 100 of the most interesting brands and takes a closer look at the best performing one.
Oct. 26, 2015:  Kline: Seven Asia-Pacific Lubricants Markets You Need to Know About
OEM/Lube News
Parsippany, NJ-based research and consulting firm Kline & Company recently published the below blog about the Seven Asia-Pacific Lubricants Markets You Need to Know About. Accounting for 44% of the global market, Asia-Pacific is the leading region for finished lubricant demand. Overall finished lubricant demand in the Asia-Pacific region is forecast for modest growth of a CAGR of 1.8% over the next five years. An emphasis on fuel economy and a modern vehicle parc will drive the use of synthetics and other lighter viscosity grade lubricants for passenger car motor oil (PCMO) in the region.
Oct. 16, 2015:  No more false starts: Natural care on the rise
Drug Store News
According to research from Kline & Co, global sales of natural personal care products escalated 10% last year and constitute about 12% of the market. Kline forecasted sales of the segment would increase at a compound annual growth rate of almost 10% through 2019.
Oct. 14, 2015:  Group III Growth Leads the Way
API Group I still holds the largest share of the global base oil market, but Group III is expected to grow the fastest over the next five years, driven by supply push rather than technical considerations, according to Kline & Co. Parsippany, N.J.-based consultancy Kline estimated global lubricant base stock supply in 2014 - including paraffinic API Group I, II, III and naphthenics - at 38 million metric tons. "The changing supply-demand balance for various base stocks is impacting the selection of base stocks in various lubricant formulations," Anuj Kumar, a project manager in Kline's energy practice, said during an online presentation Oct. 7. Currently the market is having a surplus of Group II and Group III base stocks. And its consumption is growing due to the mixed effects of supply push as well as demand pull.
Oct. 13, 2015:  Chinese Lube Market: World's Biggest?
It is widely recognized that the Chinese market has grown rapidly the past decade and a half and caught up to the United States, which has long been the world's largest. There is disagreement, though, about which market is now largest. According to calculations by Kline & Co. consultants, China is still the second-largest lube market and is not expected to pass the U.S. until 2020.
Oct. 13, 2015:  Asian Base Oil Suppliers Face Challenges
Base oil capacity additions globally are expected to challenge the traditional trade flow of base stocks from Asia-Pacific to other regions. Consultancy Kline & Co. estimated Asia-Pacific's base stocks supply at just below 16 million metric tons, with demand at more than 15 million tons. The estimated supply and demand totals exclude Group IV and V base stocks.
Oct. 12, 2015:  Towards a reconciliation of opposites?
Premium Beauty News
Some new beauty places now resemble future laboratories. In Paris, the Skin Genomic Center offers a new type of consultation involving genetic testing (on saliva) and lifestyle analyses, as well as the creation of a calibrated formula based on twenty-one actives that play a role on the key signs of aging, for 400 euros per test and 375 euros per treatment. And the strong growth of the beauty device market provides further evidence of this acceptance of technology, as it showed a 14% growth in 2014, according to Kline.
Oct. 8, 2015:  The lowdown on all that's new in the natural and organic market
Cosmetics Design Europe
As the global market for natural and organic cosmetics and personal care continues to mature into a mainstream trend that now permeates every category, our latest special newsletter takes a look at the latest developments. Kline Group estimated that the much larger natural cosmetics market hit $30 billion last year and also predicts that the CAGR for market will also grow at around 10% up to 2019.
Oct. 3, 2015:  EPCA '15: Europe's chemical M&A nears peak
Although there could be fallout from the macroeconomic environment, chemicals remains strong, he says. Eric Vogelsberg, who leads Kline & Company's global M&A and corporate development practice, says the deal flow for him and his clients is still very robust globally. With earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for multiples in the low-to mid double digits, he says now is a good time to sell but not to buy. In a more rational market EBITDA multiples of five to seven or up to 10 are more usual. PE is driving a lot of this activity with firms continuing to raise funds unabated. This includes big overseas and domestic funds as well as small and mid-sized funds. There are also funds which need to be reinvested. "It's one of the best times to sell a business. Some clients are diligent and methodical in their approach but have not made an acquisition in a year or two. If a fund still has 80% dry powder, then that is problematical," says Vogelsberg.
Oct. 1, 2015:  US 'sexual wellness' market boosted by ageing female baby boomer generation and increased accessibility
Global Cosmetics News
The US 'sexual wellness' has seen a drive in growth thanks to the accessibility of the products as the category becomes more acceptable, according to a new study by Kline. According to the report, consumers are now more conscious than ever when it comes to their sexual wellness and are becoming more open about purchasing products to aid this. The ageing female baby boomer generation is said to be helping drive sales as they seek ways to continue having active sex lives.
Oct. 1, 2015:  The L'Oreal Chemist Who's Changing The Face Of Makeup
Fast Company
Behind the scenes, at the headquarters of L'Oreal Paris, Lancome's parent company, Nyong'o's appointment signaled a broader effort by the cosmetics giant to stay ahead of consumer demand by placing diversity and globalization at the center of its strategy. In the U.S., the multicultural beauty market is currently outpacing the overall industry, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014, according to research firm Kline & Co.
Sep. 30, 2015:  Industrial Lubes to Take Off in Smaller Markets
Global general industrial oils and grease demand reached nearly 6.5 million metric tons in 2014, led by Asia-Pacific, while the highest demand growth through 2019 is expected in South America, Africa and the Middle East, according to consultancy Kline & Co.
Sep. 29, 2015:  Kline: Industrial Lubes Boom in Asia
Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market for industrial oils and greases and will experience the highest growth in demand for turbine and circulating oils over the next five years, according to a report from Kline & Co. The region's hefty status in the market is due largely to its manufacturing and mining industries, said Kunal Mahajan, Kline's project manager for energy, in a webinar on Sept. 23. The global consulting and research firm estimates that hydraulic fluids account for more than half of global demand for industrial lubricants. Large quantities of hydraulic fluids are consumed in manufacturing and mining, and Asia-Pacific leads the world in both industries. The region is responsible for around 40 percent of global demand for all industrial oils and greases.
Sep. 25, 2015:  Marine Lubes Cope With Diverging Needs
On the plus side, marine lubricant producers should benefit as new vessels come on-stream and lower oil prices reduce transport costs," said Kunal Mahajan, product manager at U.S.-based consultancy Kline & Co.'s energy division. "But increasing emission regulations and an increasingly fragmented market requiring multiple marine engine oil grades mean that producers have to be on their toes to keep ahead of industry changes and new competitors.
Sep. 23, 2015:  Ashland to Spin Off Valvoline
George Morvey, industry manager for Parsippany, N.J.-based consultancy Kline & Co.'s Energy Practice, said Ashland's move to separate into two independent publicly traded companies is probably not a surprise to the industry as Ashland has been shedding businesses and divisions over the last few years to better position itself financially and competitively."Kline sees Valvoline well positioned in the finished lubricants market, specifically automotive lubricants," Morvey told Lube Report. "Its supply agreement with Cummins will continue to pay dividends, especially in the developing world, and build consumer awareness and loyalty to the Valvoline brand. On the consumer side, it has a leading position in the fast lube segment, which is the leading installed service provider in the U.S. with its VIOC business." He noted that Valvoline also enjoys supply agreements with some of the leading operators in the tire, brake and muffler segment, the number three segment behind new car dealerships. "Perhaps being independent from Ashland might free up Valvoline to develop and launch the next MaxLife product into the marketplace," Morvey said.
Sep. 22, 2015:  Synthetic Base Stocks Flow From Asia
Synthetic or nonconventional base stocks - which constitute API Group III oils plus all non-mineral oil-based base stocks- make up approximately 8.5 percent of the world's market, according to United States-based consultancy Kline & Co.
Sep. 16, 2015:  U.S. Finished Lubes Market Large but Flat
While the United States remains the largest country market for finished lubricants, its overall growth is underwhelming, according to a webinar presented by Kline & Co. last week. The consultancy's annual assessment of the global lubricants industry put the U.S. ahead of China in lubricant demand, accounting for 20 percent of global demand and 84 percent of demand in North America during 2014. However, said George Morvey, industry manager for Kline's Energy Practice, "we are essentially a flat country market."
Sep. 15, 2015:  Thai Market Primed to Grow Again
Thailand's lubricant market shrank slightly in 2014 but is poised to resume growing thanks to continued expansion of its auto manufacturing industry, Kline & Co. consultants said. During a Sept. 8 webinar, the U.S.-based consulting firm did not show a precise change from 2013 for the world's 13th-largest lube market, but it did indicate a small contraction. George Morvey, industry liason for Kline's Energy Practice, also predicted that the Thai market - which consumed 687,000 metric tons of lubes last year - will return to its previous growth pattern for the next several years.
Sep. 15, 2015:  ExxonMobil to Produce Flagship Mobil 1 Synthetic Engine Oil in Singapore
According to a recently completed analysis by Kline & Company, Asia-Pacific demand for passenger car synthetic engine oil is expected to grow more than eight percent between 2014 and 2024. Globally, more and more vehicle manufacturers are choosing synthetic oil for their vehicles. Currently, more than 35 vehicle models including those produced by Porsche, Mercedes AMG and General Motors, roll off the factory line featuring Mobil 1.
Sep. 15, 2015:  10 things you didn't know about the global salon hair care market
L'observatoire des Cosmetiques
A recent study from Kline confirms that the global market for professional hair care products is growing steadily at almost 3%. Agnieszka Saintemarie, Project Manager for the consulting and research firm looks at some interesting and lesser known facts about this market.
Sep. 14, 2015:  CAGR For OTC Switch Forecast At 5%, But Without Statins, Asthma Treatments
The Tan Sheet
OTC switch product sales are estimated to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 5% by 2019, with opportunities likely emerging in bladder control for women and sleep aids, according to Kline Market Research. But asthma drugs and statins are not likely to debut OTC soon, notes analyst Laura Mahecha.
Sep. 9, 2015:  Forecast Sees Slow Ramp-up in Demand
Global lubricant demand - including process oil and marine engine oil - is projected to grow about 1.5 percent per year to 42 million tons by 2019, up from just over 39 million tons in 2014, according to consultancy Kline & Co. George Morvey, industry manager for Kline's Energy Practice, said during a webinar yesterday that Shell remained the top global supplier of finished lubricants last year, followed by ExxonMobil, BP, Total, Chevron, PetroChina, Sinopec, Idemitsu, JX Holdings and Fuchs. Ranking 11th through 20th were Lukoil, Petronas, Valvoline, Gulf Oil International, Pertamina, Phillips 66, Indian Oil, Gazpromneft, Hindustan Petroleum and Petrobras. These 20 global suppliers together accounted for 64 percent of total lubricants supply in 2014.
Sep. 8, 2015:  Jessica Alba's Honest Company is expanding-just as shoppers are questioning "natural" products
Honest's rapid growth and heady valuation is indicative of an booming demand for products that use more plant-based and natural ingredients. A March 2015 report by market research firm Kline & Company estimates the natural personal care market at $33 billion worldwide.
Sep. 4, 2015:  Kline Explains Top Three Drivers of Global Natural Personal Care Market
The dynamics of the natural personal care market are impressive, attracting more and more players that want to profit from the lucrative opportunities this market offers. Over time, Kline's ongoing Natural Personal Care Global Series report has identified several factors that have been influencing and driving this prosperous market.
Sep. 3, 2015:  U.K. lubricants market is on the upswing
Fuels and Lubes
While other European lubricants markets remain flat, the United Kingdom, the third largest consumer of finished lubricants in Europe, is on the upswing, according to the recently published Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment report from U.S.-based consulting and research firm Kline & Co. The top five lubricant markets in Europe account for nearly two-thirds of the region's demand. Russia, Germany, and the United Kingdom make up about 50% of the total market.
Sep. 3, 2015:  Top three drivers of the natural cosmetic market according to Kline
L'observatoire des Cosmetiques
The dynamics of the natural personal care market are impressive, attracting more and more players that want to profit from the lucrative opportunities this market offers. Over time, Kline has identified several factors that have been influencing and driving this prosperous market. Agnieszka Saintemarie, Project Manager for the consulting and research firm, looks at the top three drivers in recent years.
Aug. 31, 2015:  Another Paradigm Shift in Beauty Retailing
Beauty Packaging
In the topsy-turvy cosmetics world-and one in which consumers want multiple avenues of access-the last several years have been all about beauty marketers and retailers embracing digital. In fact, e-commerce has been the fastest growing retail channel in the U.S. beauty market, advancing at a compound annual growth rate of 24% since 2009, according to Kline's recently published Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunities report.
Aug. 19, 2015:  Sales of Bright Hair Colour Are Soaring
Cosmetics Mag
Consumer demand for not-found-in-nature rainbow hair shows no signs of fading. After eight consecutive quarters of growth, U.S. sales of bright salon hair colour in Q1 were up 48 percent versus the same quarter in 2014, according to recent data from global consulting and research firm Kline. Leading the way in this surge was Joico's Vero K-Pak Color Intensity dye, which saw a 208 percent growth over the same time period last year. In its analysis, Kline acknowledged the influence of pastel-haired celebrities on the trend, notably Kelly Osbourne and Katy Perry.
Aug. 13, 2015:  Kline report: Malaysia is a rising star in the Asia-Pacific lubricants market
Fuels & Lubes International
Accounting for 40% of the global lubricant market, Asia-Pacific is now the leading region for finished lubricant demand. Emphasis on fuel economy and a modern vehicle parc will drive the use of synthetics and other lighter viscosity grade lubricants for the passenger car motor oil (PCMO) segment in the region, according to U.S.- based consultancy firm Kline & Co. Capitalising on this shift, China and Malaysia are integral to the strong performance of finished lubricants in the Asia-Pacific region, together capturing about 45% of total regional demand, according to "Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment" by Kline.
Aug. 13, 2015:  Industrial wipes market sees five per cent growth
European Cleaning Journal
Hospitals, schools and universities are spearheading a rise in sales of disinfectant and sanitiser wipes in the US. The market grew by five per cent in 2014 according to a report by market research firm Kline. The highest growth in US hand sanitiser sales took place in schools and universities with primary schools being particularly heavy users. However, the healthcare sector remained the leading segment.
Aug. 12, 2015:  New Shoots from Renewable Roots
After decades of painstaking cultivation, is the market for biobased lubricants ready to bear fruit? Various participants and observers agree that it is - helped by regulations, end-user interest, and a buzzy crop of high-performing renewable products. In a study performed last year, the market research firm Kline & Co. estimated that global demand for biolubricants may amount to 300,000 metric tons a year at best, which is a scant 1 percent of the finished lubricants sold worldwide. But in certain segments, such as hydraulic fluids used in construction and forestry, chainsaw lubes and transformer oils, it pegged demand as high as 8 percent.
Aug. 3, 2015:  Where Is the Cleaning Sector Cleaning Up?
The recently published Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications report by international market research and management consulting firm Kline finds that some country markets are increasing at double-digit rates during the forecast period from 2014-2019. While mature markets like Europe and the US represent a large portion of total sales, accounting for over $11 billion, developing markets, particularly China, are gaining market share.
Aug. 3, 2015:  Asian Device Sector Growth Outpacing R.O.W.
At-home beauty device firms have found a home in Asia, according to Kline's new report, Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities. Asia's sales growth for the beauty devices market outpaces the US and Europe, growing much higher than the industry average, increasing by over 29% in 2014. New product launches are plentiful throughout the region, helping to fuel overall sales growth. A large number of the newly launched devices in China target skin cleansing.
Jul. 30, 2015:  Retail Trend: Digital beauty brands opening storefront shops
Cosmetics Design USA
Cosmetics brands and ecommerce generalists that launched as pure play digital ventures are shifting to omni-channel commerce, and a new report from global market research firm Kline looks into the phenomenon. The report, Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunities, considers the sorts of digital players that are moving into physical retail as well as how and why this change is happening.
Jul. 29, 2015:  Beauty Market's Digital Pure Play Shifts to Bricks
Within the U.S. beauty market, eCommerce has been among the fastest growing segments, with a compound annual growth rate of about 24 percent over the past six years. Yet according to a report by consulting firm Kline, there's a shift afoot: Now, brick-and-mortars are posed to grow as digital properties move into the realm of tangible stores. In a Tuesday (July 28) announcement, Kline said its findings from its recently released report, "Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunities," show numerous online firms moving into physical locations.
Jul. 28, 2015:  David Taylor Named President, CEO of P&G
The Coty deal, which is expected to close in the second half of 2016, signals the end of A.G. Lafley's strategy to cut P&G's portfolio in half - dismantling much of the beauty business that he built over the years through acquisition - to 65 brands by fiscal 2016 in a bid to reignite growth. Carrie Mellage, vice president of consumer products at Kline Group said the remaining portfolio "should be easier to manage since they share synergies of being mass-market and mostly commoditized categories, where winning is largely dictated by advertising budgets, price and added value."
Jul. 28, 2015:  Kline Study: Beauty E-commerce Grows 24% Since 2009
Beauty e-commerce has been growing at a compounded annual growth rate of 24 percent since 2009, according to market research and management consulting firm Kline in its just-released Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunities. However, Kline began seeing a shift in 2014 to digital marketers expanding from the virtual world to the physical one.
Jul. 22, 2015:  Sluggish Forecast for North America
North America's finished lubricants demand will change little, with 0.3 percent compounded annual growth from 2014 to about 2.8 billion gallons in 2019, consultancy Kline & Co. projected.In 2014, the overall finished lubricants market in North America (the United States, Canada and Mexico) amounted to 2.7 billion gallons, Kline estimated, second to Asia-Pacific.
Jul. 21, 2015:  Synthetics Popular in Malaysia
Malaysia is a regional leader in consumption of synthetic and semi-synthetic passenger car motor oils, with an uptake of 40 percent, according to a study by Kline & Co.In an announcing the study yesterday, the United States-based consulting firm also said synthetics consumption is growing fast in China, though the rate of use there does not match Malaysia.
Jul. 21, 2015:  Asia Pacific finished lubricants market
Energy Global
Asia Pacific has been reported as the leading region for finished lubricant demand, accounting for 40% of the global market. It has also been said that emphasis on fuel economy and a modern vehicle parc will drive the use of synthetics and other lighter viscosity grade lubricants for passenger car motor oil (PCMO) in the region. A new report from Kline (Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment), also says that capitalising on this shift, China and Malaysia are integral to the strong performance of finished lubricants in the Asia Pacific region, capturing approximately 45% of regional demand.
Jul. 14, 2015:  Research shows biopesticides expanding rapidly
Ag Professional
Driven in part by societal concerns and in part by regulations, the bio-pesticides market, once a domain of a niche specialty for organic fruit, greenhouse, and environmentally sensitive homeowner uses, is emerging to a much broader scope. In 2014, the market grew rapidly, posting double-digit growth, according to the recently published Global Biopesticides: An Overview of Natural and Microbial Pesticides report by global market research and consulting firm, Kline. The company uses a wide definition of biopesticides in compiling its totals.
Jul. 14, 2015:  Kline reports rapid expansion biological pesticide market
Crop Protection News
Consulting firm Kline & Co. said Tuesday that the market for biological pesticides saw rapid growth in 2014 due to wider use.The market for biological pesticides had been a niche market consisting of organic produce growers and environmentally conscious homeowners. Recently these kinds of pesticides are being used increasingly by field crop operations, specifically in the preventive treatment for seeds. Currently the biological pesticides market makes up approximately 5 percent of the total crop protection market.
Jul. 9, 2015:  Eco-friendly cleaning and developing markets spur growth of ingredients in cleaning applications
Cleaning Matters
The robust market for ingredients in cleaning applications is often overshadowed by that of personal care; however, the recently published Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications report by international market research and management consulting firm Kline, finds that this market carries equally sustainable growth potential, with some country markets increasing at double-digit rates during the forecast period from 2014-2019.
Jul. 9, 2015:  P&G Faces Up to Mistakes in Beauty Business
The Wall Street Journal
"P&G was looking to conquer the world of beauty but it went too far out of its comfort zone," said Carrie Mellage, vice president of consulting firm Kline & Co.'s consumer-products practice. She said there are few synergies between beauty products sold in high-end department stores and those sold at mass retailers.
Jul. 8, 2015:  Hot Trio: White Oil, Microwax,Petrolatum
There's good news and bad news for white oils, petrolatum and microcrystalline wax-three high-value product streams that are derived from mineral base oil refineries. The good news is that each should see positive demand growth in coming years. The bad news is that supply/demand imbalances loom for some applications and regions, which may allow alternative products to make a grab for market share. The global white oils market will show moderate growth, expanding to 1.6 million metric tons by 2023, consultancy Kline & Co. projected. Current annual demand is estimated at about 1.5 million metric tons, Milind Phadke, a director in the consultancy's energy practice, told the lCIS Base Oils & Lubricants Conference in London earlier this year.
Jun. 10, 2015:  Luxury Drives US Home Scent Market
Accounting for more than 50% of total market sales, the luxury segment continues to drive the US home fragrances market market, according to Kline's Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report. While mass-market candles sales are dimming, sales of luxury candles doubled in growth in 2014. Bath & Body Works is one of the largest and fastest growing brands among prestige candles, but smaller brands, such as Nest, RibbonWick, and Dyptique are the ones igniting the market with strong, double-digit growth and standing out through distinctive, decorative visuals and high tech identity.
Jun. 1, 2015:  Don't Let the Cost of a Haircut Ruin Your Relationship
Haircare, in particular, seems to be an intensely personal subject for couples. Throw money concerns into the mix, and it can lead to the financial equivalent of a really bad hair day. Indeed, financial arguments are by far the No. 1 one predictor of divorce, according to research by Sonya Britt, a professor at Kansas State University.

There is no doubt the costs of haircare can add up, and quickly. U.S. spending on hair services in 2014 amounted to a record $46 billion, estimates Parsippany, New Jersey-based consulting firm Kline & Co.
May. 26, 2015:  Kline: Asia Primed to Use Synthetics
The Asia-Pacific region is the world's largest market for finished lubricants, and with rapidly growing economies, it's set to leap-frog some other regions to become one of the most pivotal markets for synthetic and semi-synthetic products in the coming years, according to consultancy Kline & Co.
May. 20, 2015:  Silver Hair, Co-Washing Are Top Hair Trends
Beauty Store Business
It turns out that the "granny trend" of women of all ages coloring their hair shades of silver and gray is more than a media craze. Hair colorant sales within the brights and silver shade groups were up 46% and 14%, respectively, in 2014, according to Kline PRO, a product-level database published quarterly by global market research and consulting firm Kline.
May. 19, 2015:  Grey hair now a popular choice as #grannyhair trend boosts sales
Cosmetics Design Europe
For so long we demanded hair dyes to cover up those unwanted grey hairs, whether the odd strand, cluster or full head; but now it seems grey is all the rage and is actually helping to boost the hair colorant market. The trend is called 'granny hair' or #grannyhair for those hashtag lovers and social media users among us, and sees women of all ages colouring their hair shades of silver and grey. According to Kline PRO, a product-level database published quarterly by the global market research and consulting firm, hair colorant sales within the brights and silver shade groups are up 46% and 14%, respectively, in 2014.
May. 18, 2015:  Granny & Co-washing Trends Examined in New Report
According to Kline, women of all ages are coloring their hair shades of silver and gray, which led to 2014 hair colorant sales gains of 46% and 14%, respectively, in the brights and silver shade groups.This is the most significant manifestation of the "granny trend." Another trend validated by Kline is co-washing, "which is the practice of cleansing one's hair with conditioner instead of shampoo." This reflects the huge growth in clarifying conditioners, which account for less than 1% of conditioner sales as of 2014.
May. 18, 2015:  Kline releases nematicide market report indicating growth
Crop Protection News
A report from Kline & Co. indicates that since 2009 nematicide use has increased by 20 percent since 2009, they announced on Monday. In 2014, the consulting firm stated that annual earning breached the $1 billion threshold, and it is expected that the market will continue to grow. With a compound annual growth rate of 2.7 percent, they predict annual sales of nematicides will reach approximately $1.3 billion in 2024.
May. 18, 2015:  Kline Report Analyzes Biological Nematicide Market, Sales Reach $1 Billion Annually
Growing Alabama
The emergence of field crops as a fast-growing segment with biological nematicides as the quickest growing control method is the overriding trend from 2009 to the present. Since 2009, the market has grown nearly 20%, with most of the growth in field crops and biological products occurring in the United States, according to the recently published Nematicide Market: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report from global market research and management consulting firm Kline & Company.
May. 17, 2015:  Hair care: Sales in independent salons confirm the granny and co-washing trends, finds Kline
Premium Beauty News
Sales data from a Panel of independent U.S. hair salons validates the reality of latest hair trends. Indeed, transactional data shows that sales of bright and silver hair shades recorded double digit growth in 2014 and that sales of clarifying conditioners posted the highest growth of the entire conditioner category. According to data from Kline PRO, a product-level database published quarterly by market research and consulting firm Kline in partnership with the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), hair colorant sales within the bright and silver shade groups are up 46% and 14%, respectively, in 2014.
May. 15, 2015:  Biological Nematicides Settling in the Global Specialty Pesticides Market
Seed World
The emergence of field crops as a fast-growing segment with biological nematicides as the quickest growing control method is the overriding trend from 2009 to the present, according to the recently published Nematicide Market: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report from global market research and management consulting firm Kline & Company based in New Jersey.
May. 14, 2015:  Biological Nematicide Market Growing
A new report says biological nematicides are the quickest growing control method over the last six years. This news release from consulting and research firm Kline says its Nematicide Market: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report shows the market has grown nearly 20 percent, with most of the growth in field crops and biological products occurring in the United States.
May. 14, 2015:  Biological nematicides settling in global specialty pesticides market
Ag Professional
The emergence of field crops as a fast-growing segment with biological nematicides as the quickest growing control method is the overriding trend from 2009 to the present. Since 2009, the market has grown nearly 20%, with most of the growth in field crops and biological products occurring in the United States, according to the recently published Nematicide Market: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report from global market research and management consulting firm Kline & Company.
May. 13, 2015:  Sales of Silver Hair Dye on the Rise, Kline Report Reveals
Global Cosmetic News
A report examining hair care sales by US-based market research firm Kline has revealed several key industry trends, from women dying their hair grey to the rising popularity of products for thinning hair.Kline has teamed up with the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) in the US to gain access to its database revealing sales of over 30,000 professional hair care products across 1,000 independent salons and 8,500 chain salons.
May. 7, 2015:  Kline: Switch products help OTC sales reach record levels
Drug Store News
Sales of OTC medicines at the manufacturer's level grew by 1.4% in 2014, reaching more than $24 billion, Kline's Healthcare Practice reported Wednesday with the release of its Nonprescription Drugs USA study. Out of the seven product classes tracked by Kline, five posted growth, with upper respiratory, digestive products and feminine products moving at a faster pace.
May. 6, 2015:  Buyout bigs bidding for P&G's $5 billion hair-care business
New York Post
Several private-equity firms, including Kravis' KKR, are bidding to buy P&G's hair-care business for roughly $5 billion, several sources close to the situation said. The consumer-products giant has announced it is considering selling the business known for the Clairol and Wella brands, as well as its makeup and cosmetics units. German giant Henkel AG was expected to acquire the business for roughly $7 billion, but that move could spur competition concerns, a source said.A winning bid would give Henkel about a 35 percent market share of the professional hair-coloring business in Germany. Currently, P&G holds a 25 percent share of that business, noted Carrie Mellage, head of beauty consultant Kline's Market Research & Reports.
Apr. 30, 2015:  Navigating a New Normal
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Because re-refining is subject to forces in the global base oil market, it is a price follower rather than a price leader,"remarked Ian Moncrieff, a Vice President in the Energy Group at Kline Group."Re-refiners can, to a certain extent, manage the way they contract and forward integrate into base oil blending which can hopefully hedge that."Some participants are critical of processors that extended too far into the base oil strategy, arguing that dynamics in the fuels market will potentially lead to less margin erosion and new growth opportunities.
Apr. 27, 2015:  Solubility enhancement excipients predicted to grow 13% annually through 2024
Healthcare packaging
Close to 40% of the currently marketed drugs fall into the two low solubility Biopharmaceutical Classification System (BCS) categories; furthermore, if looking at the pipeline of drug entities under discovery or in development, this number increases to 80%.
Apr. 27, 2015:  Kline analyses opportunities of P&G's beauty divestitures for potential buyers
Premium Beauty News
In a recent opinion piece, the beauty research and consulting team at Kline has evaluated the beauty brands included in P&G's assets for sale and the potential they offer to possible acquirers. Kline shares its perspective on three categories included in P&G's divestitures, starting with hair care brands, such as Clairol, a distant number two to L'Oreal in retail hair colorants, but "benefiting from strong consumer awareness and heritage in the category," according to Carrie Mellage, head of Kline's Market Research & Reports practice in Beauty.
Apr. 24, 2015:  Kline highlights P&G brand divestment opportunities for potential buyers
Cosmetics Design Europe
After recent reports suggest that Procter & Gamble may sell off a number of its beauty brands, with Unilever, Henkel and Coty waiting in the wings, market researcher Kline says it could represent a great opportunity for potential buyers. While this partial dismantling of P&G's beauty empire ends an era of the company's impressive growth trajectory in personal care, it sets the stage for exciting growth opportunities for strategic and financial buyers, says Kline.
Apr. 14, 2015:  At-home microdermabrasion device drive sector growth
Professional Beauty
Global sales of at-home skincare devices grew by 14% in 2014, found a recent study by the international market research firm, Kline & Company. New product releases have helped fuel consumer interest, inspired by professional technologies such as lasers, microdermabrasion and wearable mask devices. Karen Doskow, director at Kline's Consumer Product Practice, said, "With price points at two ends of the spectrum from under $30 to over $500, new companies jumping on the beauty devices bandwagon, and existing brands expanding their portfolio beyond cleansing and hair removal, this market has evolved into a very competitive place for manufacturers."
Apr. 13, 2015:  At-home Beauty Device Market Continues to Increase
Skin Inc
Inspired by professional skin care technologies, such as lasers and wearable mask devices, the at-home beauty device market has increased by nearly 14% in 2014, says Kline & Company in its Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report. The report, which has run for four consecutive years, covers at-home beauty devices and includes market size, growth statistics, key changes in distribution, the competitive landscape, important new launches and product trends.
Apr. 10, 2015:  Price and product variety boosts beauty devices market
Cosmetics Design Europe
With a wide range of products now available and at a host of different prices, the beauty devices market is continuing to be dynamic, nearly doubling in size since first tracked globally in 2014. According to market researcher Kline & Company, the at-home beauty devices market increased globally by nearly 14% last year as new products, inspired by professional technologies like lasers and the five-ever wearable mask devices, help fuel consumer interest.
Apr. 2, 2015:  Nasacort Allergy 24HR helped lift allergy sales by 10%
Drug Store News
The significant success of Nasacort Allergy 24 Hour in the past year can be attributed to a combination of product efficacy and retail execution, Laura Mahecha, Kline Healthcare Industry Manger, noted in a recent Kline blog. "Despite an already crowded OTC allergy market with stalwarts like oral medications Claritin (Bayer Group), Zyrtec (Johnson & Johnson), and Allegra (Sanofi) and strong penetration by private-label versions of these major brands, Nasacort Allergy 24 Hour managed to deliver strong sales in its first year on the market," she wrote.
Apr. 1, 2015:  Ethnic hair care and skin care companies are having success at every level
The multicultural beauty products market continues to outpace the growth of the overall market for cosmetics and toiletries, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014, according to global consulting and research firm Kline & Company, as rapidly growing ethnic populations have given way to intensified competition and multicultural beauty marketers breaking boundaries."This widening approach helps move multicultural brands beyond the ethnic section of the beauty aisle to sit side-by-side with nationally advertised brands," said Donna Barson, senior associate at Kline's Consumer Products practice.
Mar. 31, 2015:  Synthetics to Rule Global Lubes Market
Low viscosity SAE 0W-XX passenger car motor oil accounted for less than 5 percent of total global PCMO demand in 2014. However, this grade is forecast to increase to over 7 percent by 2023, according to the recently released LubesNet Database, from Kline & Co. Moreover, 5W-XX and 0W-XX com¬bined accounted for about 40 percent of the finished lubricant market in 2014, according to the latest Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment report. The continuing global migration to lower viscosity grade PCMO will result in higher penetration of synthetics and semisynthetics, higher revenues, and, conversely, longer oil drain intervals and suppressed overall PCMO growth, the report noted.
Mar. 31, 2015:  Micro Wax, Petrolatum Set for Growth
Asia-Pacific’s microcrystalline wax demand is expected to show strong growth to 2019, while its petrolatum demand is projected to grow more slowly over that time, consultancy Kline & Co. projected. Meanwhile, at the global level, microcrystalline wax and petrolatum demand are both expected to outstrip supply through 2019, creating a shortage in each case, according to Kline. “In the face of a shrinking supply of microcrystalline waxes and petrolatum, and on other hand, growing demand and penetration of alternative materials, it will suddenly be very interesting to know how this industry shapes up in the near future,” Pooja Sharma, a project lead in Kline’s energy practice, concluded during an online webinar March 11.
Mar. 23, 2015:  Hydroquinone-free products record strong performances in the U.S.
Premium Beauty News
Hydroquinone-free products are among the most dynamic performers in the U.S. professional skin care market in 2014. Introduced by several leading manufacturers, non-hydroquinone-based products are driving sales in the hyperpigmentation/sun damage skin care concern category, which outperforms the total market growth in 2014, finds recently published report Professional Skin Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities, from Kline & Company, a global market research and management consulting firm.
Mar. 16, 2015:  A New Dawn for Sun Care and Personal Care
Beauty Packaging
Kline project manager Prashant Sharma says, "Packaging is crucial for marketers competing in the [sun care] category due to FDA rules and regulations and the volatile nature of the product formulations." He says manufacturers have begun to expand their existing product lines to include aerosol cans, which offer consumers convenience and ease of use. Others have included inverted spray formats, which allow consumers to use the product upside-down, thereby enhancing dispensability.
Mar. 12, 2015:  Hydroquinone-free products on the rise in US professional skin care, says Kline
Cosmetics Design USA
Non-hydroquinone-based products are driving sales in the hyperpigmentation and sun damage skin care concern category, outperforming total market growth in 2014 and pushing on the professional skin care market. This is down to the increased demand for products to address skin pigmentation coupled with concern over hydroquinone, according to market researcher Kline, which has published its report "Professional Skin Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities."
Mar. 11, 2015:  Consumers Clamor for Hydroquinone-free
Age spots and UV damage have Americans searching for skin lighteners, but they are looking for something other than that old standby, hydroquinone. In fact, hyydroquinone-free products are among the most dynamic performers in the US professional skin care market in 2014, according to a new study from Kline & Company.
Mar. 11, 2015:  Trend-Setting Sun Care & Personal Care Products & Packages
Beauty Packaging
Prashant Sharma, project manager, for market research group, Kline, shares some of his thoughts on current trends in the article. Here, he tells us about some innovative packages that have recently caught his eye. Unilever Men's Chilled Shave Gel, from Axe, introduced in 2014, was formulated with the help of Lindal's BOV Valve and "Wave" shave gel actuator. The product is a 7-oz aerosol package filled in a custom-shaped aluminum can.

In the lip balm market, Sharma says various companies have been coming up with different packaging such as paper tube packaging, which is biodegradable. He points to Eco Lips, which has introduced new products in this packaging format during 2014.
Mar. 11, 2015:  Credo Targeting Natural Beauty Segment
Globally, natural personal-care sales climbed 10 percent last year to almost $33 billion, according to Kline & Co. Going forward, the research firm projects the natural category will proceed at a compound annual growth rate of slightly less than 10 percent to hit $50 billion by 2019. Responsible for 40 percent of sales, skin care is the largest category in the segment worldwide, although sales of natural makeup advanced the most in 2014.
Mar. 9, 2015:  "High shine and long wear are the leading trends in nails right now", Mary van Praag, OPI
Premium Beauty News
Creativity, innovation and cost effectiveness are all top priorities in terms of formulas, however quality is by far the highest expectation we ask of our suppliers. Recent research provided by Kline & Company found OPI products to be the #1 brand of salon professionals worldwide. Without quality products, we would not be able to remain a trusted brand for both professionals and consumers.
Feb. 20, 2015:  IRI, Kline & Company enter alliance
Store Brands
Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) and Parsippany, N.J.-headquartered Kline & Company said they established an exclusive alliance to serve the worldwide over-the-counter (OTC) drug and overall consumer healthcare industries. The alliance will provide a higher level of data accuracy and a global range of thought leadership about stimulating topics in the consumer healthcare space.
Feb. 13, 2015:  Base oils: US maintains its cost advantage
Quality variations between the tiers are being diminished by harsh competition driven by global oversupply, market sources said at the 10th ICIS Pan American Base Oil conference held in December in New Jersey, US. "Quality distinction is not making a difference in Group I and Group II pricing," said Ian Moncrieff, director at consulting firm Kline & Company, during his presentation at the conference. He noted that base oil capacity utilisation rates are moving towards historic lows - the cash break-even point for an acceptable margin is a utilisation rate of about 85% for Group I plants and about 75% for Group II.
Feb. 11, 2015:  Firms Not Backing Off 'Natural' Despite Regulatory Ambiguity, Litigation
The Rose Sheet
Undeterred by false-advertising class actions and the lack of a formal FDA definition for the term "natural," a growing number of firms are introducing cosmetics and personal-care products featuring natural claims, or upping their ante in the naturals game with 'truly natural' reformulations, to meet avid consumer demand.
Feb. 3, 2015:  The natural personal care market moves to truly natural products as sales continue to grow
Premium Beauty News
As consumers interest in natural cosmetic products continue to grow worldwide, global sales have increased by nearly 10% in 2014, according to market research firm Kline & Company. However, products with natural claims but formulated with a high proportion of synthetic ingredients continue to dominate the market, in particular in emerging countries. The shift towards truly natural products will help to strengthen the industry, which is expected to continue growing.
Jan. 31, 2015:  A World Going Flat?
While growing availability of high-performance base stocks is driving a move towards higher quality lubricants, both base stock and lubricants demand are slowing worldwide, according to recent presentations by consultancy Kline & Co. Global lubricant demand growth, including process oils, is expected to taper to 1.4 percent per year (or less) to reach 45.5 million metric tons by 2023, from 39.5 million tons in 2013, says the research firm’s latest forecasts.
Jan. 29, 2015:  Local Woman Launches Natural Skin Care Line
The Hudson Valley Press
"I've been thinking and planning for this moment for more than 20 years. The explosive growth of the natural cosmetics movement help me decide that now is the time," explains Riley. According to U.S. consulting and research firm Kline & Company, publishers of the study Cosmetics and Toiletries, USA (2014) sales of natural cosmetics are now at nearly $30 Billion globally and experienced double-digit growth last year.
Jan. 29, 2015:  E-commerce accounts for only 10% of beauty sales
Cosmetics Design USA
The e-commerce space is replete with apps, sites, advertising, posts and updates from brands chasing consumer attention. Online/mobile "is the hotbed of activity with sites from marketers, traditional retailers, and pureplay retailers all going after consumers' beauty dollars," explains Barson.
Jan. 23, 2015:  Instrumental cosmetics: the story of a new eldorado
Formes de Luxe
Instrumental cosmetics, a new eldorado? It is, in any case, that suggests a very recent study by Kline & Company sees this large market growth opportunities. It is a segment said to be flourishing and which in 2012 saw triple-digit growth. In China at least... Beauty tools or beauty toys, home devices dedicated to cosmetic applications are multiplying.
Jan. 2, 2015:  Study: Southeast Asia is the fourth largest latex polymers market globally
European Coatings
Latex consumption in Malaysia and Thailand is dominated by AB nitrile due to the large importance of the glove dipping application. The product mix in Indonesia is dominated by styrene acrylics. Thailand dominates in consumption of pure acrylics, which is the third-largest type of synthetic latex polymers consumed in the region. "The product split in this region cannot be compared to any other region in the world," comments Nikola Matic, Industry Manager of Kline's Chemicals and Materials Practice. "In other regions, paints and coatings or paper applications represent the largest consumers, while the product split in Southeast Asia is strongly affected by the importance of the glove dipping industry in the region."


Dec. 23, 2014:  PBA Executive Summit Explores Consumer Trends, Marketing Strategies
American Salon
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) recently held its first annual PBA Executive Summit. This year's theme, Consumer IQ, was reinforced by presentations made by speakers Jane Buckingham, Steven Berlin Johnson and Carrie Mellage. The speakers explored the trends that Generation Y and Millennials respond to, as well as examine comprehensive industry data that can forecast upcoming trends applicable to business strategies heading into 2015.
Dec. 16, 2014:  Brand activity sees beauty device market grow in Europe
Cosmetics Design Europe
Big players and European brands' activity, along with new distribution channels is seeing the at-home beauty device market grow in Europe at am impressive rate. As market researcher Kline prepares to release its latest "Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities" report, Consumer Products Practice Project Manager Prashant Sharma says we are seeing growth like never before in Europe.
Dec. 15, 2014:  Global Rubber Process Oil Demand to Accelerate
OEM / Lube News
Global rubber consumption, which has increased at a CAGR of over 2% in the last two years, is expected to accelerate in the next 5 to 10 years due to rising demand for tire and other rubber goods driving rubber process oil (RPO) demand. The global RPO market in 2013 is estimated close to 3 million tons according to the recently published Global Rubber Process Oils: Market Analysis and Opportunities by global consulting and research firm Kline & Company.
Dec. 12, 2014:  Asian rubber sector looks forward to yearly gains after 2014
Rubber Journal Asia
Taking a cue from a recent market report Synthetic Latex Polymers: Southeast Asia Market Analysis and Opportunities, released by consulting firm, Kline & Company, Southeast Asia holds the fourth largest rank in the global synthetic latex polymers market, and accounting for 8% of the global consumption. Although the region is significantly smaller than the leading global markets, such as the US, Europe, and China, Southeast Asia is still much larger than the developing markets of the Middle East, Brazil, and India.
Dec. 11, 2014:  Concealer Products Most Approved In Stigmatized Men's Makeup
Rose Sheet
In a Dec. 9 email, Carrie Mellage, VP of consumer products at market research firm Kline & Company, spoke to the opportunity for brands marketing color cosmetics to men. "We see this as a larger/high-growth area in places like South Korea, but as for the U.S. i's still a very small opportunity."
Dec. 6, 2014:  PBA Executive Summit: How We Got Here
Salon Today
Carrie Mellage of Kline & Company shared preliminary results from PBA's revolutionary and comprehensive industry study. To date, the study has tracked a year's worth of sell-in (product buying) and sell-through (register transactions) from 600 salons, with an overall goal of tracking 3,000 salons. While results are still preliminary, Mellage already can point to some trends: "Men's products are on the rise in both chains and independent salons. Texturizing products, especially for men, are driving growth in the styling category."
Dec. 5, 2014:  An $82 candle? Why it may be worth the splurge
The Globe and Mail
According to Kline & Company, the global home-fragrance market is growing for the fourth consecutive year (it's larger than fine fragrance and personal care combined), in part due to candles. The growth isn't just because mega-brands such as Febreze have entered the game, but because shoppers are scooping up candles at the top end of the spectrum. According to the market-research firm, premium scented candles accounted for 6 per cent of the growth in 2012, even though the category is crowded with mass-market competitors, as well as plug-ins, melts, reeds and other novelty fragrance diffusers.
Dec. 5, 2014:  Clean Is Critical
Kline and Company, Parsippany, NJ, puts the US I&I market at $12.4 billion, and growing about 3% a year. According to Laura Mahecha, an industry analyst with Kline, no major trends dominate the industry this year, and while there have been pockets of growth, much of the gains are due to price increases. She explained that among end-users, fast casual restaurants, such as Chipotle and Panera, are growing at a faster pace than fast food joints, fine dining and other sectors within the US restaurant industry.
Dec. 5, 2014:  Kline Gives Outlook on 
Ethnic Beauty Market
Beauty Packaging
A recent report, "Multicultural Beauty and Grooming Products: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities," by global consulting and research firm Kline & Company, may shed light on L'Oreal' recent purchase of Carol's Daughter. According to the data collected, the multicultural beauty products market continues to outpace the growth of the overall market for cosmetics and toiletries, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014.
Dec. 1, 2014:  Preview the 2014 PBA Executive Summit
Beauty Store Business Magazine
Carrie Mellage, vice president of consumer products at Kline & Co. ( will present on Friday, sharing slices of data from the just-released second quarter 2014 to help attendees identify current trends in the professional category. She is speaking at the executive summit both to share Kline's latest research results for beauty announce a new research service, Kline PRO. "This is the first time we're releasing highlights of our research publicly," says Mellage.
Nov. 13, 2014:  Making the Switch from Rx to OTC
Fierce Pharma
Laura Mahecha, Industry Manager of Kline's Healthcare practice, comments about the challenges of switching drugs, from prescription to over-the-counter, in Fierce Pharma's ebook Making the Switch from Rx to OTC.
Nov. 5, 2014:  Slow Growth for Global Lube Demand
Global lubricant demand - including process oil - is expected to grow about 1.4 percent per year to 45.5 million tons by 2023, up from 39.5 million tons in 2013, according to consultancy Kline & Co.George Morvey, industry manager for Kline's Energy Practice, said during a webinar last month that Shell stayed the top global supplier of finished lubricants in 2013 followed by ExxonMobil, BP, Total, Chevron, PetroChina, Sinopec, Idemitsu, Lukoil and Fuchs. The global top 10 accounted for more than half of total lubricants supply in 2013.
Nov. 3, 2014:  Left to Their Own Devices. Demand for mechanical gadgets of all types continues to grow in the global personal care market.
The market for at-home beauty devices has been racing ahead and is viewed by many industry observers as a real synergistic growth opportunity for cosmetics brands, especially within the area of cleansing. At the same time, the app revolution is spreading to cosmetics, enabling consumers to self-diagnose skin problems and "test" cosmetics using their smartphone or tablet.Both developments have far-reaching implications for the beauty industry.
Nov. 3, 2014:  An Aromatic Frontier. Marketers are revolutionizing the category with a variety of novel scent stories for the season.
Orientals, woods and florals are being amped up by exotic combinations in a barrage of unique fine fragrance launches for Fall/Winter 2014, demonstrating that more shoppers are seeking signature scents with personality to call their own.
Nov. 2, 2014:  ScripsAmerica, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SCRC) Stock on Close Watch!
Microcap Daily
SCRC announced that the Company has begun discussions with Forbes Investment Ltd. to market, supply, distribute and adapt its RapiMed(R) products throughout China. According to Kline and Company, the Chinese OTC market is valued at over $32 billion dollars.
Nov. 1, 2014:  High Performance and Competitive Pricing Drives Bio-lubricant Growth
Process Industry Informer
The increase of high-performing, cost competitive green base-oils, in the context of government regulations, supported by industry interest to develop innovative green formulations for various end users, is driving the bio-lubricants market growth. According to the recently published Opportunities in Bio-lubricants: Global Market Analysis study by global consulting and research firm Kline & Company, the outlook illustrates bio-lubricant growth will outpace that of finished lubricants.
Oct. 29, 2014:  Base Stock Supply Outpaces Demand
A global base stock surplus, combined with slowed growth in demand and upcoming capacity additions, means the market should prepare for more base oil plant closures in the near future, consultancy Kline & Co. concluded in a study.
Oct. 27, 2014:  Marketing to the New beauty Consumer! Omerge Alliances steers beauty brands targeting multicultural aidiences.
The multicultural beauty product market's increase in 2014 of 3.7%, per Kline & Co., outpaces the overall cosmetics market growth and reflects the impact of this new beauty consumer on the $400 billion global beauty industry. With an overwhelming number of product options, brands must present clear benefits and value propositions to consumers to drive sales and longevity.
Oct. 23, 2014:  L'oreal USA acquires Carol's Daughter and creates a multicultural beauty division
Premium Beauty News
L'oreal USA,the largest subsidiary of the cosmetics leader, has signed a definitive agreement to acquireCarol's Daughter, a multi-cultural beauty brand headquartered in New York City. According to market research firm Kline & Company, sales of multicultural beauty products would post a 3.7% increase in 2014, outpacing the growth of the overall U.S. market for cosmetics and toiletries.
Oct. 21, 2014:  L'oreal to launch multi-cultural division starting with Carol's Daughter acquisition
Cosmetics Design USA
L'oreal signed this week to acquire the multicultural beauty brand and plans for it to continue under current leadership while making full use of its expertise in the multicultural beauty sector.
Oct. 20, 2014:  L'oreal's buy of Carl's Daughter solidifies promising ethnic Beauty market
CEW Beauty Insider
Kline&Co. reports that rapidly growing ethnic populations have given way to intensified competition, and predicts additional possibilities of M&A in the coming years.
Oct. 20, 2014:  China Expected to Surpass U.S. by 2017/18 to Become Largest Lubricant Consuming Country
Lubricant Technologies
The U.S. has been the largest lubricant consuming country market in the world, although its market share is declining. The U.S. used to account for 25% of the total, and has now dipped below 22%. China is expected by 2017/18 to surpass the U.S. to become the largest lubricant consuming country market, according to Kline & Company's "Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment".
Oct. 19, 2014:  Boundaries between mainstream and multicultural beauty brands to blur, finds Kline
Premium Beauty News
The multicultural beauty products market continues to outpace the growth of the overall U.S. market for cosmetics and toiletries, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014. However, cosmetic marketers are increasingly competing to gain share of the ethnic consumer's pocketbook found market research firm Kline & Company in a soon-to-be-published report.
Oct. 17, 2014:  Promising Ethnic Beauty Market Gives Way to Intensified Competition
GCI Magazine
The multicultural beauty products market continues to outpace the growth of the overall market for cosmetics and toiletries, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014, reports Kline & Company in its soon-to-be-published Multicultural Beauty and Grooming Products: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities. Rapidly growing ethnic populations have given way to intensified competition, with multicultural beauty marketers breaking boundaries between general and multicultural beauty.
Oct. 16, 2014:  Beauty Marketers Compete for the Multicultural Market, Says Kline
Beauty Packaging
According to Kline&Company's latest research, the multicultural beauty products market continues to outpace the growth of the overall market for cosmetics and toiletries, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014.
Oct. 15, 2014:  Estee Lauder buys hip perfume brand Le Labo
Yahoo Celebrity Philippines
The niche perfume label has been snapped up, part of a wider boom in hip cosmetics. It looks like Le Labo will be jumping into bed with Estee Lauder after the cosmetics giant signed an agreement to by the high-end fragrance and lifestyle brand, with a full deal set to be agreed on next month.
Oct. 15, 2014:  World News: Growth Opportunities For US Janitorial and Housekeeping Cleaning Suppliers
Tomorrow's Cleaning
Stringent sanitizing rules within a growing number of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, as well as in acute care settings such as hospitals, drive growth of the janitorial cleaning products market in the United States. However, the relatively fresh and rapidly growing concept of fast-casual restaurants represents the highest growth, according to the just-published Janitorial and Housekeeping Cleaning Products USA: Market Analysis and Opportunities, by worldwide consulting and research firm, Kline & Company.
Oct. 14, 2014:  Sales of natural cosmetics boosted by consumer awareness and innovation
Premium Beauty News
Sales of natural and organic cosmetic products continue to outpace the overall beauty market. Product innovation, consumer awareness, favorable regulations and increasing purchasing power in emerging countries are the main drivers to growth.
Oct. 14, 2014:  Marketing changes as beauty brands target multicultural consumers USA
Beauty marketers now have to enhance their skills and compete from both ends of the spectrum as they look to target ethnic groups. According to market researcher The Kline Group, the United States is becoming more of a multicultural and mixed nation, where the Hispanic, Black, Asian, and multicultural populations are collectively growing two-to-three times the rate of the White population.
Oct. 13, 2014:  Natural and organic boosted by proven efficacy and safety, says Kline USA
The naturals trend is continuing in the personal care industry with increased consumer demand helping the natural and organic market post double digit growth for the sixth consecutive year. A product that works and one that is safe are the normal expectations in the cosmetics industry and now, according to the Kline Group, growing consumer awareness and increasing efficacy of natural personal care products continues to attract consumers.
Oct. 12, 2014:  Global Lube Basestock Demand Estimated at 36.3 Million TPY
Lubricant Technologies
Global finished lubricant demand is estimated at 39.2 million tons in 2013. This lubricant demand results in a 36.3 million ton demand for lubricant basestocks according to Kline's 'Global Lubricant Basestocks: Market Analysis and Opportunities'. Potential lubricant basestock supply in 2013 is estimated at around 38.2 million tons, said Anuj Kumar, project manager in the Energy Practice at Kline & Company during a web presentation on October 8.
Oct. 6, 2014:  Polish salon market is thriving
Cosmetics Business
The hair and skin care salon C&T sector in Poland is thriving. According to figures by US market researcher Kline Group, the market size of professional hair care products reached USD $112m in 2013, growing by 6.5% per year since 2008. The increase was driven by the many new market entrants and the increasing demand of customers for specialised hair treatments. Like in most countries, the majority of women visit hair salons to get their hair coloured or highlighted. And Poland was no exception here: hair colouring was the biggest and quickest growing category last year, followed by styling and shampoo and conditioning treatments. The smallest category was hair texturising.
Oct. 3, 2014:  Natural Segment Continues to Grow
According to a post by Kline's VP of consumer products Carrie Mellage, the natural and organic personal care market has registered double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year since Kline began reporting the segment separately in 2007. Now at nearly $30 billion in global sales at the manufacturers' level, natural beauty has solidified its position as a mainstay in the industry. Growing consumer awareness and increasing efficacy of natural personal care products continues to attract consumers. Plant-based ingredients were once enough to entice consumers, but today a product's function and efficacy are now regarded as at least as important as the ingredient source by many consumers.
Sep. 28, 2014:  PETRONAS Re-enters Thailand Lube Market
Lubrication Technologies
After selling its petrol stations in Thailand to local retailer Susco two years ago, Malaysia's national oil company PETRONAS, short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, is re-entering the Thai market. The company says it will focus on the lubricant market, aiming to be in the top five in the Bt50 (US$1.55) billion Thai lube market within five years.
Sep. 17, 2014:  Global Marine Lube Growth Flat
Global marine lubricant consumption will stay flat, with 1 percent compound annual growth per year from 2013, reaching about 2.3 million tons by 2023, consultancy Kline & Co. projected. The 2.1 million tons of demand in 2013 was down 0.7 percent from 2010. "The marine lubricant demand has been declining over the last few years, primarily because of the weak global economy," Kunal Mahajan, project manager, energy, for Kline & Co., said during a webinar Sept. 10.
Sep. 16, 2014:  Briefly Noted
A bit more than half of the world's marine lubricants were consumed in Asia Pacific in 2013, according to a new study by Kline & Co., and consumption in the region is rising. Chevron Oronite named Dynamics Middle East FZC to distribute its Oloa brand of lubricant additives and Paratone viscosity index improvers in Pakistan and several Middle Eastern countries.
Sep. 12, 2014:  Power Up: What Customers Look For In Battery Technology
Industrial Distribution
An independent third party study by Kline & Company in 2013 found that end using professionals believe product quality and battery life are the two most important purchase criteria for batteries, followed by price. The insight here is that professionals don't want "cheap" batteries, but rather need their battery-powered devices to work reliably in order to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.
Sep. 10, 2014:  Chevron Adds Group II Hub in Brazil
Chevron U.S.A. Inc.'s Brazilian affiliate has established the company's first API Group II base oil supply hub in South America. Located at Rio de Janeiro, it's Chevron's 14th such hub globally.The Rio de Janeiro hub will carry viscosity grades 100R, 220R and 600R, according to a news release issued yesterday.
Sep. 8, 2014:  Synthetic Market Has Spin to Spare
North America's demand for full synthetic lubricants is expected to grow a bouncy 4 percent per year by volume from 2013 to 2023, while semi-synthetics will grow by more than 1 percent a year over that same period, says consultancy Kline & Co. In fact, the synthetics outlook is so resilient that it will compensate for the flatness seen in conventional lubricant demand.
Sep. 8, 2014:  Kline Releases New Report on Rising Trends in Global Professional Hair Care Market
The dynamic and hard-to-track professional hair care market continues to evolve each year. Care products, consisting of shampoos and conditioners, is the fastest growing category, advancing 3% globally in 2013. The conditioners category remains vibrant, particularly the treatment segment, which has begun to shift away from oils in favor of multi-benefit and hybrid products, a trend spurred by Revlon's Uniq One.
Sep. 3, 2014:  Solutions & Surfactants
These materials play an important role in the formulation of household and personal care products
Surfactants have long been considered the foundation of many household and personal care formulations. In fact, according to a recent study by Kline & Company, Fairfield, NJ, surfactants accounted for 31% of volume sales of personal care products. And where would laundry detergents be without this ubiquitous ingredient? In recent years, the move toward green, gentle formulations both in household and personal care products, continues to impact the surfactant market.
Sep. 1, 2014:  Bet On This Niche Market: Male Grooming
Business Opportunities Weblog
The men's cosmetics market continues to grow at rapid pace but a brand's success depends on its ability to adapt to this new customers, which are still reluctant to enter in outlets perceived as a women's only zone and whose practices are evolving rapidly, as evidenced by the success of electrical appliances.
Sep. 1, 2014:  M&A Heats Up As Major Players Eye New Markets, Categories
Pharma & MedTech Business Intelligence
The Estee Lauder Companies has its eyes peeled for potential acquisitions on the order of its MAC buy in the 1990s, making it one of a number of cosmetics firms with cash in hand and a view toward expansion. Kline & Company notes that the M&A market is heating up as the global economy improves and companies look to position themselves better in emerging markets and new product categories.
Aug. 28, 2014:  Kline Notes With Season Change, Consumers Reinstating Beauty Routines
GCI Magazine
According to a recent Kline & Company blog post, beauty routines may have lightened up during the summer, but with the end of the prime vacation season, daily beauty routines will be reinstated and consumers may be adding new products to their mix.A range of new natural personal products based on argan oil, acai berry, pomegranate and calendula have emerged. Additionally, natural cosmetics are now embracing broader beauty market trends.
Aug. 27, 2014:  Top ten emerging beauty industry brands set for bigger things
Cosmetics USA
With the global economy now showing clear signs of picking up merger and acquisition activity has followed suit this year, which is putting the spotlight on some of the more interesting and innovative emerging brands.
Aug. 19, 2014:  in-cosmetics Asia 2014: 100% Free Education and 100% Inspiration
GCI Magazine
With the Asia-Pacific region already one of the fastest-growing cosmetics markets in the world, this year's in-cosmetics Asia, the largest pan-Asian personal care ingredients show of its kind, is a must-attend event for companies looking to break into or expand their business in the region, offering unrivaled networking and educational opportunities.
Aug. 18, 2014:  Fast-Growing Glop & Glam To Cuddle With SoCozy In Children's Hair Care
The Rose Sheet
While recent sales declines in children's hair care speak to challenges in the segment, brands such as Glop & Glam have carved out successful niches - particularly in the salon channel. Newcomer SoCozy hopes to make a similar impression with its line of kids' hair-care products with "a cool urban flair."
Aug. 14, 2014:  Kline Predicts Beauty Brands Primed for Acquisition
GCI Magazine
In the post "2014 Beauty Acquisition Spree Continues, Plus Up-and-coming Players to Keep an Eye On" on Kline Blogs, the market researcher Kline & Company discussed recent M&A activity in the beauty industry, and also speculates on beauty brands that might be primed for acquisition this year.
Aug. 4, 2014:  Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd, Post Demerger, Announces Expansion Plans
Lubrication Technologies
Gulf Oil International announced the listing last Thursday of its newly demerged Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd (GOLIL) on India's premier stock exchanges - the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), following the requisite approvals.
Aug. 1, 2014:  In a society that craves beauty, marketers zero in on self-image
Beauty may only be skin-deep, but there's no arguing it has its perks.Decades' worth of studies have shown that it can get you better grades in school, babies tend to like you more, the upgrade from coach to first-class is more likely, you'll probably get called back for a second interview and your paycheck might be bigger.It's powerful enough to incite a near-riot by both men and women, who can't seem to decide whether they want to love beauty or loathe it.
Aug. 1, 2014:  Emerging Markets Helping Professional Skin Care Industry Grow
In a blog post from Kline Blogs with insights from Pierrick Dutton and written by Marcela Chifu, the market researcher shares information on how unexpected markets are helping to encourage the growth of the professional skin care market. In "Finding the Gems in the Global Market for Professional Skin Care Products," the post notes, "In 2013, the global professional skin care market performed at its best, posting moderate growth to reach almost $6 billion."
Aug. 1, 2014:  Emerging Markets Helping Push Professional Skin Care
GCI Magazine
According to the blog post "Finding the Gems in the Global Market for Professional Skin Care Products, an improved level of treatment services and equipment used by skin care professionals, as well as rising disposable income, leads to consumers flocking to the professional sector for treatment of their skin care concerns. Estimated at nearly $100 million each and posting double-digit gains in 2013, Indonesia and Thailand are among the exciting countries for professional skin care companies to evaluate."
Jul. 29, 2014:  Growing Appetite for Synthetic
Full synthetic lubricants demand is expected to grow more than 3 percent per year in Europe and by more than 4 percent per year in Africa and the Middle East from 2013 to 2023, said consultancy Kline and Co. During that time, Kline projects little growth in Europe's semisynthetic demand, while semisynthetics are extected to grow by nearly 2 percent per year in Africa-Middle East.
Jul. 19, 2014:  Outlook Solid for MWFs
The global metalworking fluids market is forecast to grow at 2.3 percent per year, from 2.2 million tons in 2012, to 2.5 million tons by 2017, according to Kline & Co. Asia is expected to remain the fastest growing market for metalworking fluids through 2017, at close to 3 percent annual growth, Milind Phadke,India-based director of Kline's Energy Industry Practice, said during a webinar. Kline forecasts the Americas to have more than 2.3 percent annual growth and Europe to attain more than 1.5 percent annual growth to 2017.
Jul. 18, 2014:  From Spa to Your House - Professional Skin Care and Beauty Devices Markets in Asia
Cosmoprof Asia
Sales of at-home beauty devices continue to boom globally due to the increasing awareness and popularity of multi-functional devices among consumers, growing prominence of the direct sales distribution channel, improved products, and an increasing number of alliances between beauty marketers and technology companies to introduce new devices.
Jul. 15, 2014:  Synthetics Primed for Growth
Asia-Pacific's demand for fully synthetic lubricants will grow an average of nearly 8 percent per year from 2013 to 2023, consulting firm Kline & Co. forecast last month. It also predicted that the region's demand for semi-synthetics will increase more than 4 percent per year over the same period.
Jul. 14, 2014:  Synthetic Lubes Driven Much by OEM Demands to Reach 18% of Total Global Lube Demand by 2023
OEM/Lube News
Global finished lubricant demand, excluding process oils, is projected to reach 35.7 million tons in 2017 and 38.7 million tons in 2023 up from 33.5 million tons in 2013 according to research and consulting firm Kline's "Global Synthetic Lubricants 2013 Market Analysis and Opportunities" which summarizes Kline's fourth comprehensive analysis of the market for synthetic and semi-synthetic finished automotive and industrial lubricants.
Jul. 9, 2014:  Major Shifts in Base Oil Landscape
As refiners around the world race to keep up with mounting demand for API Group II and III base stocks, the share of global refining capacity held by Group I has slipped to just 47 percent. Nameplate capacity for all types of mineral base oils reached 1.06 million barrels a day worldwide in mid-May, according to the 2014 Guide to Global Base Oil Refining from Lubes'n'Greases magazine. That's roughly 55 million metric tons a year.
Jul. 9, 2014:  Synlubes keep growing
Synthetics' 13 percent share of the 33.5 million metric ton global lubricants market in 2013 – excluding process oil - will grow to 18 percent of the 38.7 million tons of total lubricant demand in 2023, said consultancy Kline & Co.
Jul. 8, 2014:  Group II/III Surplus Could Drive Formulations
SINGAPORE - Lubricant formulation in Asia will be increasingly driven by a surplus supply of API Group II and III base stocks, and use of those grades is expected to increase, an official from Kline & Co. consultants told the ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference here June 25.
Jul. 4, 2014:  Skin care devices work, but do we know about them?
Cosmetics Design Europe
New consumer research has found that people using skin care devices are happy with the outcome but awareness is low, offering a great marketing opportunity for companies in this space.
Jul. 4, 2014:  Solid Demand for Metalworking Fluids
The global metalworking fluids market is forecast to grow at 2.3 percent per year, from 2.2 million metric tons in 2012, to 2.5 million tons by 2017, according to Kline & Co. Overall, Asia Pacific is expected to remain the fastest growing market for metalworking fluids through 2017, with close to 3 percent annual growth.
Jul. 2, 2014:  4 Questions Answered on the U.S. Crop Protection Outlook
Farm Chemicals International
Joe Prochaska, Kline's project manager for the Agricultural/Specialty Pesticides Practice, discussed his outlook for the U.S. crop protection market with FCI. "I expect the 2014 market will remain flat or decrease slightly compared to the previous year. We had a late start to the season, and manufacturers have already reported notable declines in their quarterly results. Sales have picked up in the second quarter so it will be interesting to see how the year turns out.", says Joe.
Jul. 2, 2014:  At-Home Devices: Low Awareness, But High Satisfaction
Skin devices, such as the one below, have low penetration rates, but high satisfaction levels, according to Kline & Company. In fact, nearly 70% of respondents from its newest consumer research, which queries women from China, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the US who own devices for aesthetic benefits, are either "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with these high-tech gadgets, however, awareness is low with "didn't know about them" as the second most commonly given reason from those who have not yet tried an at-home beauty device.
Jul. 1, 2014:  Japan MWF Maker Goes Big in India
Japanese metalworking fluids manufacturer Yushiro Chemical Industry Co. recently announced plans to expand its business in India, following the commencement of its new facility earlier this year.
Jul. 1, 2014:  Asia Base Oil Price Report
Trading was somewhat subdued, with buyers taking a wait-and-see position and suppliers cautious as production costs remain high and demand prospects appear uncertain. Numerous participants were also absent from trading as they attended the June 24-26 ICIS Base Oils conference in Singapore.
Jun. 30, 2014:  Indian Lubericant Market Faces Slow Growth
India has been on a fast growth track over the past decade. The rapid growth of the Indian economy has increased the interest of the foreign investors in the Indian market, making it one of the most favored destinations for foreign direct investments. However, during 2012 and 2013, a mix of factors - the uncertain global economic environment, stalled reforms in India, a widening current account deficit and a depreciating currency, among others - have put the brakes on the Indian economy.
Jun. 23, 2014:  What's in your beauty products?
Since she first created her own all-natural products in 2006, hair stylist Robyn Atticks has seen a spike in the number of companies who claim to be competitors. Working without strict labeling standards, some cosmetic companies have stretched the term "all-natural" like a bad facelift. Deciphering ingredient lists on the latest beauty must-haves can be a wrinkle-inducing exercise for stressed consumers.
Jun. 23, 2014:  Home Beauty Devices Receive Praise, But Are Market’s "Best-Kept Secret"
Pharma&MedTech Business Intelligence
Findings of high satisfaction among at-home beauty-device users, but low awareness among consumers overall, lead Kline & Co. to dub the products "beauty's best-kept secret." The global market for home beauty devices grew 20% in 2013, with penetration greatest in China, according to the firm's report.
Jun. 16, 2014:  Kline & Co.: Salon Market Up 3% Driven By Color, Anti-Aging Items
The salon hair care market in the United States experienced its second straight year of growth in 2013, up approximately 3% to $2.5 billion at the manufacturers' level, as consumers returned to salons...
Jun. 13, 2014:  Kline & Co. creates new Shop Scout service
Drug Store News
Looking to deliver "an honest view" of the retail environment, Kline & Co. has created a new research tool dubbed Shop Scout: A Mobile View of U.S. Beauty Shopper Behavior, which will be published monthly beginning fourth quarter 2014. The research service is designed to deliver unrivaled access to shopper opinions and insights captured while they are in the retail environment.
Jun. 11, 2014:  Shell Lubes to Expand in Egypt
Shell Egypt will increase capacity of its lubricants blending plant near Cairo by more than 100 million liters per year by 2017, an official told Lube Report. "The fully-owned Shell plant will increase capacity by double digits [percent] in an incremental three year period," Shell Egypt Lubricants' sales manager Saher Hashem said. Shell did not disclose the plant's current capacity or the costs of the expansion project but noted that the investments will also be incremental.
Jun. 5, 2014:  Clinique moves into devices category
BW Confidential
Estee Lauder-owned Clinique is entering the skincare devices category with the launch of Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush. The cleansing brush, which was developed by Swiss engineers...
Jun. 5, 2014:  Beauty Retailing Experiencing Sea Changes, According to Kline & Company
GCI Magazine
More cullings from Kline & Company's recently released Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report shows the upcoming up-and-down path in beauty retailing's future. According to the market researcher's blog post "Fasten Your Seatbelts for the Beauty Retailing Roller Coaster," beauty retailing is swiftly changing, and brands are working hard to try to keep up. The post notes that the company's Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report shows that "department stores, along with specialty stores, experienced exceptional growth in 2013, while direct sales outlets or channel squeaked by with an estimated growth of 1%."
Jun. 3, 2014:  Asia Thirsts for Metalworking Fluids
Asia accounted for 40 percent of global demand for metalworking fluids in 2012, according to a new study by Kline & Co. The U.S.-based consulting firm also predicted that metalworking fluid demand will grow faster in Asia than in any other region - at an average annual rate of about 2.8 percent through 2017.
Jun. 3, 2014:  Low awareness for at-home beauty devices in the UK
Professional Beauty
UK women rank among the lowest in the world for awareness of at-home beauty devices, according to findings published by market research firm Kline & Company. The research shows that usage for at-home device was low across all countries except China, and particularly low in the UK and Japan. Of the women surveyed across the world including China, France, Germany, Japan, the US and the UK, lack of knowledge about at-home devices was the second most commonly given reason from those who have not tried a device.
Jun. 2, 2014:  Product News
Biosynthetic Technologies, which specializes in making environmentally acceptable high-performance base-oils, has received SN certification from the American Petroleum Institute for its biobased SAE 5W-20 and 5W-30 passenger car engine oil formulations.
Jun. 2, 2014:  Kline & Company appointed Karen Doskow to director
Kline & Company appointed Karen Doskow to director, consumer products in Kline's market research division. She has been with Kline for 19 years and during her tenure, she has designed, developed and elevated many of Kline's titles into perennial best sellers. Doskow is a frequent presenter at major conferences, and is also frequently quoted as an industry expert in various publications, including Happi.
May. 28, 2014:  Weed Resistance a Top Driver of 2013 Crop Protection Sales
Farm Futures
Prolonged rainfall, weed resistance issues, and higher manufacturing costs in 2013 drove 8.2% growth in the U.S crop protection industry over the previous year, consulting and research firm Kline & Company said Tuesday. In anticipation of a healthy planting season, corn growers in 2013 purchased high inventories of herbicides but excessive spring wetness in the Corn Belt and throughout the country caused almost 2 million acres to remain fallow and deferred spring planting, forcing some corn growers to switch to short maturity soybean varieties.
May. 22, 2014:  Natural trend continues as segment posts double-digit sales growth
Cosmetics Design Europe
The natural beauty trend is continuing and as consumers seek out these cosmetics products around the world, the segment is still posting positive progression. According to market researcher Kline, sales of natural cosmetics market are at nearly $30 billion globally, increasing 10.6% in 2013.
May. 20, 2014:  Hair oils greasing the wheels for US scalp care growth
Cosmetics Design USA
Dollar share for the scalp care segment is growing, say market researchers at Kline in a recent blog, with the segment now on the up following recent consumer enthusiasm for hair oils. The trend for hair oil, such as Moroccan, coconut or agave, which began a few seasons ago has had the knock-on effect of raising consumer interest in products for scalp nourishment and care, the researchers state.
May. 19, 2014:  Kline predicts rosy future for U.S. used oil re-refining industry
Fuels and Lubes
Kline & Co. sees a rosy future for the U.S. used oil re-refining industry, according to its recently published report, "Used Oils and Re-refined Lubricants: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities." Key drivers fuelling this growth include enhanced technology and infrastructure, legislative imperatives and rising crude oil prices.
May. 15, 2014:  Indian lubricants market on a slow but promising path to growth
Fuels and Lubes
The global lubricants market is rapidly changing. Ranking third after the United States and China, India is one of the most important markets. Kline's recently published Opportunities in Lubricants: India Market Analysis is a comprehensive analysis of the Indian lubricants market, focusing on key trends, developments, challenges, business opportunities, and major suppliers.
May. 13, 2014:  Beauty industry responding to the rise of the multicultural consumer
Cosmetics Design
In the US, ethnic or multicultural consumers will soon become the majority, according to market researcher Kline, with African-American, Asian, Indian, Hispanic, and other people of color already accounting for over one-third of the US population.
May. 13, 2014:  India's Thirst for Base Oil Imports Grows
MUMBAI - India is importing enormous volumes of base oils, and those imports are helping the market to raise the quality of its finished lubricants. Speaking April 29 at the ICIS India Base Oils & Lubricant Conference here, Milind Phadke, director of Kline & Co.'s Energy Practice noted that India is the world's third-largest lube market, consuming 2.3 million metric tons per year, counting process oils. If finished lubricant exports are also considered, the country's annual base stock requirement is 2.9 million tons.
May. 12, 2014:  Cosmetic Science Meets Sex Appeal
Chemical & Engineering
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration wants more rigorous clinical testing of cosmetic ingredients. In nonbinding recommendations published in September 2013, FDA suggested that ingredients that claim to "cleanse, beautify, promote attractiveness, or alter the appearance" may need an Investigational New Drug (IND) designation. Behind the regulatory agency efforts are concerns that cosmetics make more promises than they can keep. "Consumers want cosmetics that give results," says Nikola Matic, chemical and materials industry manager at the consulting firm Kline & Co. Whereas drugs require claim substantiation, "cosmetics are a comparative mess," Matic says.
Apr. 30, 2014:  Kline Identifies China as the Key for At-home Beauty Devices
Skin Inc
According to a post on Kline Blogs, China is the key for at-home beauty devices-a much-speculated on growth area of the beauty industry. In "Consumer Research for At-home Beauty Devices Points to China," Kline analysts note, "According to our recently completed consumer research on at-home beauty devices usage, all signs point to China as being the most opportunistic market for beauty device marketers, as well as for brands that address a myriad of beauty issues. The younger population are the ultimate 'beauty junkies.'
Apr. 17, 2014:  Spring into Beauty with Trends from Kline & Company
Skin Inc
In "Spring 2014: Whimsy and Elegance are in the Air," analysts from Kline & Company are tracking the beauty trends of spring 2014, with a look at the noted colors and scents bringing the next few months to life, cosmetically speaking. The blog post notes, "This spring, we see a dichotomy of products, largely skewing toward either a playful, fun side or an elegant, sophisticated one."
Apr. 16, 2014:  Geeta Agashe, Kline & Co, believes that the basestock industry needs to be thinking of a future very different from the past..
Base Oil Report
Geeta Agashe, Kline who presented a paper at the 3rd Base Oil and Lubes Middle East Conference in Dubai believes that the basestock industry needs to be thinking of a future very different from the past
- Demand growth is not a given
- Uncommitted new capacity must be carefully re-examined
- Accelerated closure of high-cost plants is almost inevitable: Group I is the obvious target. Naphthenics and smaller Group II plants are also at risk
Apr. 16, 2014:  Trend for beards leads to new opportunities in facial hair grooming
Cosmetics Design Asia
The male grooming category has been promising plenty of opportunities for many years, but it never seems to have delivered, a fact that has been underlined once again by the recent downturn in the category attributed to the fashion for beards and facial hair. Kline's senior research analyst, Ewa Grigar, believes that, despite the dent sales of shaving products, this trend has actually given way to a number of opportunities for products targeting facial hair grooming.
Apr. 11, 2014:  Kline reveals China and Brazil to influence specialty active trends
Cosmetics Design Europe
At the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, Nikola Matic industry manager at Kline stopped by Cosmetics Design's booth to discuss his presentation which focused on specialty actives and what markets we are likely to see innovation coming from next.
Apr. 7, 2014:  Opportunities in skin care and make-up to push US sales on, says Kline
Cosmetics Design
Skin care and make-up continue to propel the US personal care market forward despite tough societal and economic conditions. According to figures from market researcher Kline, total US sales exceeded $41 billion at the manufacturers' level in 2013 and are up 2,4% from 2012 levels.
Apr. 4, 2014:  Slow Growth Expected in Indian Lubricant Market
Machinery Lubrication Magazine
Overall lubricant consumption in India is projected to grow at an annual rate of 2.5 percent over the next five years, according to Kline's "Opportunities in Lubricants: India Market Analysis," a comprehensive assessment of the Indian lubricants market focusing on key trends, developments, challenges, business opportunities and major suppliers. Kline expects the consumer segment to grow the fastest at a projected 6.6 percent per year, while the commercial and industrial lubricant segments will exhibit a moderate growth of 2.3 and 1.6 percent per year, respectively. In general, the overall subdued economic growth of the Indian economy will continue to affect the growth of commercial automotive lubricants, although economic growth is expected to pick up after 2015.
Apr. 3, 2014:  Estee Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire... if the deal is right?
Cosmetics Design
The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estee Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and the current state of the market. It is not exactly out of character for the big players either... Eric Vogelsberg, M&A specialist at Kline notes, "If Estee Lauder is looking for an acquisition there really needs to be a strategic reason beyond getting bigger because they are going to have to judge the premium they will have to pay in what is a competitive market."
Mar. 5, 2014:  Kline Rolls Out Multicultural Project
Recognizing that the world of beauty isn't just black and white, Enchanted Life has partnered with Kline & Company, a global consulting and research firm. The one-stop site for beauty and lifestyle needs targeting the multicultural demographic groups in the United States, has joined forces with Kline & Company to tap into its personal care market research portfolio. Embarking upon its first partnership with an e-commerce beauty site, Kline & Company will benefit from valuable insights into this highly promising market.
Feb. 25, 2014:  Regulations Impact Rodenticide Sales, sees Kline
Digital Journal
According to Mancer Cyr, Senior Associate at Kline & Company, there are four main channels for rodent control and each of these is an end-use onto itself: Agriculture, Professional Pest Control, Consumer Over-the-Counter, and Urban Centers. In most of the world, agriculture and pest control are the primary consumers of rodenticides, but in the United States, the consumer market leads the way, mainly due to the large number of mouse control products sold to homeowners.
Feb. 18, 2014:  New Kline Reports Look at the Beauty of Diversity
Cosmetics & Toiletries
In a blog post titled Embrace the Beauty of Diversity: Celebrating Black History Month, Kline Blogs is taking time to recognize how the myriad different people in the U.S. help create a rich culture for the country, and how this affects innovation, product development and trends in the beauty industry. The post notes, "We can all agree that the United States is a melting pot. To that end, demographically, Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Indian, and other people of color already account for over one-third of the U.S. population-and their spending power is rising fast, as well."
Feb. 14, 2014:  Kline's February Base Stock Margin Shows Significant Drop in Conventional Base Stock Profitability
The Sacramento Bee
Kline introduces monthly Base Stock Margin Index, a characterization of recent cash margin contributions in the U.S. base oil market over the past 24 months. The index estimates cash margin contributions associated with U.S. Group II base stock production. It simulates EBITDA before the deduction of corporate SG&A expenses for typical VGO-based virgin base stock plants and RFO-based re-refineries.
Feb. 6, 2014:  Professional Skin Care Market Setting Up for More M&A?
Skin Inc
In anticipation of the release of its upcoming "Professional Skin Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities" report, due out in February 2014, Kline & Company set up a Q&A with Pierrick Dutton, a Kline professional skin care industry expert, in which he shares some of the most striking findings from the company's market research into this segment of the beauty industry. Dutton noted that the professional skin care market enjoyed stable growth in 2013. "In fact, overall sales surpassed pre-recession levels of $850 million at the manufacturers' level," he noted.
Jan. 29, 2014:  Kline Tracks the Potential in 2014 for At-home Beauty Devices
Skin Inc
Kline & Company's Kline Blogs checked in on growing progress of the at-home beauty devices market in its post "From Crow's Feet to Calluses: At-home Beauty Devices Cover it All." The blog post notes, "The at-home devices market saw another year of positive growth, albeit less than the robust 20% gain previously enjoyed the year before."
Jan. 21, 2014:  Kline: 2013's U.S. fragrance champions leads to 4th year of growth
Cosmetics Design
Off the back of a booming holiday season it comes at no surprise that market researcher Kline predicts a fourth consecutive year of growth in men's and women's fragrances in the U.S. While the U.S. women's fragrance market is forecast to grow at an estimated 2% to reach nearly $2.8 billion at the manufacturers' level, fragrances for men will likely grow by a slightly higher rate of 3%, ending the year with approximately $1.1 billion in manufacturers' sales.
Jan. 20, 2014:  Antibac Soap Decline Likely in Reaction to Triclosan Debate
The Rose Sheet
The 'Rose Sheet' joins the discussion about the anti-bacterial rules that the FDA is imposing on the industry. With FDA taking a closer look at the safety and efficacy of OTC antimicrobial products - notably, those containing controversial ingredient triclosan - marketers of antibacterial soaps may see the impact of shifting consumer preferences in the category.
Jan. 1, 2014:  A Reason To Smile in the Pro Oral Care Category
Fueled by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% during the past three years, manufacturers' sales of professional oral care products in the US were expected to hit $426.5 million in 2013, according to "Professional Oral Care USA" by worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company. Caries remain the leading therapeutic indication within the professional oral care market in 2013, claiming sales of more than 43% of the total US market due to sales gains of fluoride varnishes.


Dec. 16, 2013:  F.D.A. Questions Safety of Antibacterial Soaps
The New York Times
After years of mounting concerns that the antibacterial chemicals that go into everyday items like soap and toothpaste are doing more harm than good, the Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it was requiring soap manufacturers to demonstrate that the substances were safe or to take them out of the products altogether. Studies in animals have shown that the chemicals, triclosan in liquid soaps and triclocarban in bar soaps, can disrupt the normal development of the reproductive system and metabolism, and health experts warn that their effects could be the same in humans.
Dec. 11, 2013:  Natural personal care market defies gloomier picture in developed markets
Cosmetics Design
Natural personal care is continuing to grow at healthy rates worldwide even in the United States and Europe, where other categories have been less dynamic, according to new data from Kline.
Dec. 11, 2013:  Waxing Extravagant
The New York Times
Every industry has its Lamborghini sports car, its Hermes bag. But what is surprising is how many options the luxury candle shopper has to choose from: Agraria, Astier de Villatte, Fornasetti, Frederic Malle, Lafco, L'Objet, Rigaud, on down through the alphabet to Votivo. Karen Doskow, an industry manager at Kline and Company, a market research firm in New Jersey, said it is still unusual for people to spend more than $40 on a candle, and even that is regarded by most as too costly.
Dec. 10, 2013:  At $29+ Billion, the Global Natural Personal Care Market is Naturally Strong
Despite variable economic conditions, the natural personal care market continues to see strong growth, posting a healthy 10.6% increase globally to reach USD 29.5 billion at the manufacturers' level in 2013. Brazil and particularly China are the fastest-growing natural personal care markets, with sales in China increasing nearly 24% in 2013 and slowly challenging the United States' global market share.
Dec. 6, 2013:  Will Brazil's Downdraft Chill Region?
Lube Report
From 2009 to 2012, the South American lubricant market grew at an average rate of 4 percent per year, in line with GDP growth, said Sergio Rebelo managing director at Kline & Company Latin America. Brazil by far leads in lubricants, with 2012 lube demand of about 1.3 million tons in 2012, or some 60 percent of the total South American lube market of 2.4 million t/y.
Dec. 6, 2013:  PL Developments Heats Up Private Label Market With Aaron Deal
Tan Sheet
Solid-dose product manufacturer PL Developments improves its outlook for gaining OTC private label market share with its acquisition of liquid and first aid product firm Aaron Industries. This creates lots of new opportunities for PL Developments, comments Laura Mahecha industry manager at Kline & Company, "Most children's products, for example,are liquids, so that alone is a big new market for them".
Dec. 5, 2013:  VIVANESS 2014: Key Factor In Raw Materials For Cosmetics
Il Jacqueline Luxe
The cosmetics industry is getting greener - on the one hand because of stricter laws and regulations relating to the environment and biodiversity and on the other because consumer protection agencies and environmental organizations are demanding appropriate action. The fact that consumers themselves are becoming more sensitive to the issues is also playing an increasingly important role.
Dec. 5, 2013:  Sales grow 6.2% for crop protection distributors during 2013
With growth of 6.2%, the U.S. crop protection chemical industry is projected to become an $11 billion market at the distributor cost of goods sold (COGS) level during 2013, according to the recently published report Leading Distributors in the U.S. Crop Protection Industry: A Strategic Market Analysis by global consulting and research firm Kline & Company. By tracking the leading 17 distributors, the report covers over 96% of total crop protection chemicals sales within the United States.
Dec. 2, 2013:  Home-Use Professional Teeth Whitening Gaining Momentum
Elsevier Business Intelligence
Do-it-yourself professional-grade teeth-whitening products have grown at a compound annual rate of 10.5% since 2010, Kline & Company says in a new report on the professional dental market. The market for such products is cutting into in-office whitening procedures and could impact whitening products at the retail level.
Nov. 13, 2013:  Super-natural growth in Asian natural personal care market
At his presentation on The Asian Natural Personal Care Market, Zachary Ferrara, Kline's Senior Consultant based in China office, revealed key findings and market opportunities in this growing market.
Nov. 13, 2013:  'Green beauty' market shines
Cosmetics Business
The global natural personal care market is consistently flourishing, according to market researcher Kline, with impressive growth of natural cosmetics within mature markets and China becoming the global powerhouse.
Oct. 24, 2013:  What's New in the Personal Care Industry?
Although both Environment Canada and the EU Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety concluded that selected silicones posed no risk to human health, many consumer groups, NGOs, and other organisations are propagating potential dangers of silicones to humans and the environment. Kline's latest industry update assesses how real the potential threat to this USD 700+ million market may be, and explores possible application dependent alternatives, citing the latest products available.
Oct. 24, 2013:  Nasacort OTC Dual Allergy/Decongestion Relief Could Be Marketing Edge
The Tan Sheet
Sanofi's Rx-to-OTC switch Nasacort Allergy 24HR will be positioned in the crowded allergy category as providing dual relief from allergy and decongestion as an OTC, while most competitors offering both are sold behind the counter. Laura Mahecha, industry manager for health care at Kline & Company, agrees with Sanofi that there is room in the allergy category for another product, but cautions the Nasacort 24HR must overcome other obstacles.
Oct. 22, 2013:  Kline Releases Latest Personal Care Ingredients Industry Update
Cosmetics & Toiletries Science Applied
The latest updates from Kline & Company's Personal Care Ingredients: Market Analysis describe recently implemented and proposed regulations, ongoing and pending investments within the industry, and new product launches. Additionally, the update explores how the industry is responding to silicone concerns within formulations.
Oct. 17, 2013:  L'OREAL : Draft agreement between L'Oreal and Shiseido for the acquisition of Decleor and Carita
L'Oreal has extended an offer to the Japanese group Shiseido for the acquisition of Decleor and Carita. According to Kline & Company, Decleor / Carita achieved a turnover of approximately 100 million euros in 2012 which ranks the group as number two on the worldwide professional skin care market in beauty institutes, spas and hair salons.
Oct. 16, 2013:  Retail Shifts Push Beauty Purchasing from Stores to Online and Back Again
The direct sales channel for cosmetics and toiletries has posted a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 6% over the last five years, considerably above the average all-channel growth rate, according to Kline's latest Beauty Retailing USA report.Driving this growth is e-commerce, which has exploded with over 25% annual growth over the past five years. Infomercials and home shopping networks also show robust growth.
Oct. 10, 2013:  Cosmetic device experts take anti-aging to the 'next level' with at home beauty tool
Cosmetics Design
Bio-Medical Research and StriVectin developed 'Facial Toning Duo' that they say is more effective than the average anti-aging/tightening cream by combining a stimulation technology with a built in specialized formulation. The device, improves muscle health and appearance and will be available for consumers to affordably invest in. According to Kline, the at home beauty devices market grew at 22% last year and still holds a great deal of potential for the future.
Oct. 9, 2013:  Injectables continue to dominate US aesthetics market
Cosmetics Business
Injectable treatments, such as Botox and fillers, continue to dominate the aesthetics market in the US. According to Kline's report on Professional Aesthetics: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities, the main key factors driving growth are: greater awareness of in-office treatments and their benefits; less down time and discomfort, with a host of treatments that can sometimes address multiple concerns; and increased distribution.
Oct. 8, 2013:  Pain on the Shelf
Progressive Grocer
With limited shelf space, retailers are challenged to navigate a $460 million sales category in mass market outlets where new products and formulations of gels, ointments, creams, lotions, sprays and patches are introduced each year by leading drug companies and smaller vendors."It's tough because grocery has even less space than mass and drug, and mass and drug are doing SKU rationalization in a lot of these categories," says Laura Mahecha, industry manager for healthcare practice at Kline & Company.
Sep. 20, 2013:  Kline Marks 10th Anniversary of Professional Skin Care Research
Skin Inc
Among the most notable trends of the past 10 years, according to Karen Doskow,industry manager at Kline, market consolidation and technology evolution have been hallmarks of the industry. In the United States, for example, the top five brands now account for nearly 40% of market share, and beauty leaders, like Procter & Gamble and L'Oreal, have acquired professional brands to add these products to their portfolios.
Sep. 18, 2013:  China and Japan emerge as booming naturals markets
Cosmetic Business
China and Japan represent two markets of particular interest and potential in the natural cosmetics and toiletries markets, according to market researcher Kline.With their increasing disposable income, Chinese consumers are enjoying the luxury of being more selective regarding their product choices and consequently boosting sales in the natural segment.
Sep. 18, 2013:  Kline Looks at 7 Untapped Markets
Beauty Packaging
Kline & Company is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Professional Skin Care Global Series report with its newly expanded coverage of seven of the world's up-and-coming markets: Thailand, Indonesia, Benelux, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Canada. Carrie Mellage, vice president of consumer products at Kline & Company, comments on new markets that show growth opportunities in the skin care product market. Considering the characteristics of the new markets, such as a rich tourism industry, a growing middle class, and increasing Internet and mobile connectivity that exposes consumers to new products and creates organic demand, and also their similarities to those in China, South Korea and Brazil, the skin care product marketers will expect to uncover new invaluable data across the growing market spectrum.
Sep. 18, 2013:  in-cosmetics Asia Previewed at South Korea Conference
The conference focused on new market data and information on ingredient innovation. Kline & Company took a close look at the global ingredients market with regional analysis to explore how mature markets stand against the fast-growing Chinese market. This session highlighted new trends and drivers, as well as some of the constraints brand owners and manufacturers must take into account when developing new products.
Sep. 10, 2013:  The relationship between aesthetic medicine and skincare: trends and consumer expectations
In this article looking at the claims and reality of skin care products in the specialty treatments and eye treatments sectors Kline expert comment that the specialty treatments and eye treatments sectors were the two fastest growth sectors in professional skincare in 2012. Demand for such products has come from consumers looking for results and often trading down from surgical cosmetic procedures to non-surgical ones, especially less invasive procedures offering quick recovery time and fewer side effects.
Sep. 4, 2013:  Painting the World
Carrie Mellage, vice president of consumer products at Kline & Company, comments about the dominant trends changing each decade and about the brands that are leading these cosmetic innovations. For example, in the 1960s, there was an increase in the number of working women and women wearing makeup, and Avon and Revlon were leaders in this era; in the 1970s, the days of disco, heavy makeup and shiny lips were prevalent, with Maybelline Great Lash leading the way in the eye category.
Aug. 15, 2013:  Heating Up - The At-Home Beauty Devices Market in Asia
Beauty is increasingly homemade, with at-home beauty devices allowing near professional results in the privacy of your boudoir. As part of the progressing DIY beauty trend, the convenience and a certain economic rationalism are motivating consumers to bring home the beauty experience traditionally provided by estheticians or physicians. Consequently, the at-home beauty devices market is pulsing with potential seeing a global growth rate of 22% and as high as near 100% in China, translating globally into an almost $US 1.3 billion market in 2012. Regardless of the region and ensuring there are no wrinkles in the market, anti-ageing applications remain the most sought after.
Aug. 12, 2013:  Unisex scents, celebrity fragrances and the rise of the men's market all hold prominent spots in the development of fine fragrances.
The more modern use of essential oils began in the late 19th Century with the commercial synthesis of aroma compounds.By 1964 fragrance bottles were well ensconced in boudoirs throughout the US and around the world. Chanel No. 5 was the best-selling fragrance in the world 50 years ago (today, it ranks No. 6 overall and is No. 2 in prestige), according to data from the Kline Group. During that time, aerosols were gaining ground as a fragrance format and Avon was the No. 1 marketer of fragrance, noted Carrie Mellage, director, consumer products, Kline...
Aug. 12, 2013:  Beauty Device Market In Asia Outpacing Europe, U.S. – Kline
At-home beauty devices grew 30% in Asia to reach nearly $400 million in 2012, according to Kline & Company. Japan accounts for the largest slice, but the Chinese market is booming, with sales up more than 100% year-over-year
Aug. 7, 2013:  Youth, Bees and Men
Youth, Bees and Men - Fortifying the European Personal Care Ingredients Market. Several disparate but definitive trends are fuelling the European personal care ingredients market. The demand for anti-ageing products continues unwrinkled thanks to both demographic (an ageing population) and societal (the personal and professional compulsion to maintain a youthful look) impetuses. This movement is compelling formulators and marketers alike to offer validated functional merits for their products as information age, Internet savvy, and social media attuned consumers are becoming more knowledgeable and seeking out products with given substantiated active ingredients.
Jul. 31, 2013:  in-cosmetics Asia 2013: a Hub for Innovation and Debate
Asia’s personal care ingredients market is one of the most dynamic in the world, and according to Kline & Company, it is poised to grow at over 7.7% per year in Southeast Asia. Positive economic growth, despite the global recession, higher disposable incomes and a more self-aware consumer mean men and women in the region are experimenting more with their beauty purchases. in-cosmetics Asia will unite the Asian cosmetics industry again on Oct. 29–31, 2013, at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. With more exhibitors expected than ever before, as well as the most in-depth series of educational sessions to-date, in-cosmetics Asia is set to uncover the latest trends driving growth in the region.
Jul. 24, 2013:  Convergence: Over the Horizon, Over-the-Counter
With Russia, the CIS countries and China all looking at Rx-to-OTC switches, is now the time for Big Nutra to make a pre-emptive strike on the ageing, obese and increasingly wealthy consumers in the East? Kline's report states that the OTC drug segment in Russia accounts for a significantly larger share of sales compared with prescription medications, claiming nearly 66% of the total pharmaceutical market. Similarly, the OTC segment posted a healthy 14.2% growth in 2011, whereas the prescription market, tempered by a decrease in state budget allocations, saw growth of a little under 9.0%. Factors shaping current market dynamics in Russia are manifold...
Jul. 17, 2013:  Multicultural Beauty Product Needs and Expectations
Drawing upon Kline's previously successful research on particular demographic groups in the United States and in partnership with a new online portal established to cover the gap in the market and address multicultural consumer' needs, Kline & Company is presently preparing two timely reports addressing what multicultural consumers in the United States seek in beauty and grooming products.
Jul. 11, 2013:  Kline claims there is plenty of bite in US professional oral care
Cosmetics Design
After countless campaigns and public service announcements it seems the message of proper oral hygiene is being taken onboard by Americans with the market becoming an important one; and this has opened up opportunities in the professional arena.
Jun. 12, 2013:  Masters at Work
The professional hair care segment is fueled by innovations that come from R&D teams as well as stylists.
Regardless the decade, the cut or the style, Millennials rely on talented stylists and cutting-edge hair care products. Professional hair care products category is constantly evolving to fit the growing needs of the consumer. Trends that debuted in 2011—hair color, keratin/smoothing services and basic cutting and styling services—remained popular. Meanwhile, clients and stylists continued to move from traditional independent salons and mid-tier chains to chair/suite rentals, family-economy chains and upscale men’s barbershop chains. Consumers want results and believe that professional products are more efficient, noted Pierrick Dutton, project leader at Kline & Company. He told Happi, “Product positioning is very important. In addition to marketer’s claims on packaging and in marketing and advertising materials, recommendation by a hair stylist plays an important role as well.” Dutton predicts that a rising trend for 2013 and beyond is the opening up of professional stores to the end-consumer.
Jun. 12, 2013:  Natural\Organic Products Continue to Gain Momentum in Sun Care Category, Reports Kline
Increasing awareness among consumers about the potentially harmful effects of UV rays has helped boost the sun care category's sales in 2012. Manufacturers' sales in this category grow 6.5% in 2012 in the United States finds Kline's Sun Care Products Market in the United States.
Jun. 12, 2013:  Natural\Organic Products Continue to Gain Momentum in Sun Care Category, Reports Kline
Increasing awareness among consumers about the potentially harmful effects of UV rays has helped boost the sun care category's sales in 2012. Manufacturers' sales in this category grow 6.5% in 2012 in the United States finds Kline's Sun Care Products Market in the United States.
Jun. 5, 2013:  Wet Wipes Take Male Grooming Below the Belt
The newest trend in male grooming is moving below the belt.Dollar Shave Club, known for its cheap subscription service for men's razors, announced this week it will branch out into flushable wet wipes.Below-the-belt cleansers could be a surprise success in the male grooming market, which research firm Kline estimates is worth $13.4 billion worldwide, and could tally $15.5 billion by 2017. That includes brands targeted to men only, and includes mostly skin care lines and bath products such as bar soap, said Nancy Mills, Kline's industry manager for consumer products. "This would really be a new category," she said.
May. 24, 2013:  Growth in nails sector buoys industry
The professional nail care sector, which only accounts for a small proportion of the professional hair and beauty market, saw a 30% sales increase along with a boom in the number of nail salons opening...
May. 16, 2013:  Hair Care Ingredient Makers Get Creative - Chemists meet demand for novel ingredients that repair, add shine, and protect color
Chemical & Engineering News
Consumers demand a lot from hair care products beyond keeping hair clean. They want shampoos and conditioners that make hair shiny, manageable, and soft. They want to repair hair damaged and weakened in the dyeing process, and they want to protect newly colored hair from fading in the sun or with repeated washing. They also want a tonic, if they can get it, to make hair grow.
Apr. 29, 2013:  Specialty Ingredients To Grow With Shifting Trends In Emerging Markets
The Rose Sheet
Strong demand for skin and hair care is driving healthy growth in the specialty-ingredient market, and emerging-market dynamics will continue to accelerate sales through 2017, consulting and market intelligence group Kline & Company predicts.
Apr. 24, 2013:  Industrial Oils Shift to Asia
Lube Report
Led by strong growth in Asia, global demand for general industrial oils is projected to grow from 6.5 million tons in 2011 to 7.2 million tons by 2016, according to Kline and Co. Asia Pacific, with 2.7 million tons demand in 2011, is the world's leading producer of general industrial oils, largely in part to what Kline calls a "massive shift" of key manufacturing industries to the region from Europe and North America, the other top regions, said Upshi Gosh, project lead for Kline's Energy Practice, during an April 10 webinar.
Apr. 22, 2013:  Kline Examines Amazon's Place in Beauty Retailing
GCI Homepage
Nancy Mills, industry manager, consumer products for Kline & Company, offers a potential look at beauty retailing's future in her new blog post "Clearing the Jungle, Could Amazon Be a Leading Beauty Retailer One Day?" She notes that Chance Wales, director of the health and beauty category for Amazon, told WWD, "2013 is Amazon's year of beauty," confirming the e-retailing giant's plans to target the category as growth opportunity. Mills writes, "Amazon is many things to different beauty marketers and retailers. To some it is a retailer, to others it is a service providers facilitating e-commerce operations through Amazon web services.However, to nearly all beauty marketers and retailers, Amazon is a competetive threat."
Apr. 17, 2013:  Motorcycle Lubes Poised to Grow
Lube Report
The two-wheeler industry's demand for lubricants is projected to increase globally at a rate of 6 percent from 2011 to 2016, Kline & Co. found, driven by growth in vehicle population and production, usage in commercial applications, and higher fuel prices. Global demand for two-wheeler lubricants was 1.1 million tons in 2011, while the total two-wheeler population was almost 500 million units.
Apr. 10, 2013:  Which Route to Better Base Oils?
Lubes 'n' Greases
Milind Phadke, of consulting firm Kline and Co., of Parsippany, New Jersey, United States, thinks new Group II and III capacity will make the Middle East into an export hub, but he is cautious about how it will be manifested. "Most projects in Middle East are developed with a view to export Group III to Europe and also to South Asia, [but] this may take the form of base stock exports or finished lubricant exports. The region's position as an export hub will depend on how majors view their business.
Apr. 9, 2013:  Will China Rift Japan's Lube Sellers?
Lubes 'n' Greases
The Chinese lubricant market remains dominated by domestic and non-Japanese foreign companies. According to industry research from the Kline Group, China's lubricants market is cornered by national companies Petrochina and Sinopec, which in 2011 held 21 percent and 19 percent shares, respectively. The leading foreign investors include Shell (7 percent), Exxon-Mobil (5 percent) and BP Global (3 percent). Japanese petroleum companies such as JX Nippon Energy, Idemitsu Kosan and Mitsui Chemicals all have shares under 3 percent.
Apr. 2, 2013:  The natural trend and India drive the growth of cosmetic ingredients, says Kline
Premium Beauty News
Surfactants remain the largest product category in personal care ingredients while conditioning polymers are expected to experience the most dynamic growth, reveals research firm Kline&Company. According to the latest figures from Kline's Global Personal Care Ingredients database, conditioning polymers, antimicrobials, and emulsifiers performed particularly well on the personal care ingredients market in 2012. However, the research firm highlights that surfactants are maintaining their primacy as the largest product category and that polymers are displaying dynamic growth.
Mar. 28, 2013:  US Crop Protection Sales UP 9.5% in 2012
Agro News
According to Kline & Company's Crop Protection Manufacturers Report, U.S. crop protection sales rose 9.5% over the previous year, totaling $8.0 billion in net manufacturers' level sales in 2012. Many macro-economic factors, essential for a strong market remained in place, as above-average commodity prices, along with positive global demographic changes, economic growth, and rising standards of living, drove optimism within agricultural markets prior and into 2012.
Mar. 22, 2013:  Surfactants and polymers to lead the way in 2013 for cosmetics ingredients, says Kline
Cosmetics Design
The significant growth shown in the surfactants and polymers categories in personal care ingredients should see the market boosted in the future according to research firm Kline. The analyst posted the latest figures from it Global Personal Care Ingredients database with conditioning polymers, antimicrobials an emulsifiers leading the way 2012.
Mar. 7, 2013:  Kline to Collaborate with the PBA to Fill Void in Hair Sector
Cosmetics Design
"We are thrilled to be in a position to fill the massive data void that has existed in the professional beauty world for years, and that our clients and the industry have confidence in our ability to do so," says Carrie Mellage, director of consumer products, Kline.
Mar. 1, 2013:  Man in the Mirror
Professional Spa & Welness
It's no secret that the male grooming market is growing. Recent figures from research and consultancy company the Kline group show that, the recession not withstanding, international sales of male grooming product rose nearly 4% in 2012.
Feb. 25, 2013:  The Government's Efforts to Reorient China's Economy
Milind Phadke
Feb. 20, 2013:  Violet Mkhitaryan and the Nature of Healthy Skin
The Boston Globe
"Many consumers in the US natural personal care market find it difficult to distinguish between the truly natural and pseudo natural brands, and are further confused by the several certification symbols available on different products in the marketplace," Nancy Mills, consumer products industry manager at Kline, wrote in an e-mail.
Jan. 22, 2013:  Professional Nail Care Market Explodes
Professional Beauty
The explosive growth in sales of professional nail care products outshined resilient but modest growth rates in other cosmetics categories, posting over 25 per cent increase globally in 2012, according to Kline.
Jan. 16, 2013:  Professional Nail Care Is Booming, Says Kline
"Contrary to the waning performance of some other professional care segments, the limping economy is fueling industry growth by prompting consumers to enjoy and indulge in a little affordable luxury," observes Agnieszka Saintemarie, the report's project manager.
Jan. 8, 2013:  Green Processing: The Cosmetics Industry’s Best-Kept Sustainability Secret
Environmental Leader
When it comes to the cosmetics industry in particular, "natural" and "green" offer distinct marketing advantages. In fact, consumer demand for natural cosmetics products grew 13.9 percent in 2011 alone, according to Kline & Company.


Dec. 31, 2012:  Home Fragrances Luxe Treatment
Beauty Packaging
Candles accounted for 40% of the total home fragrance market in 2011, according to Kline & Company. The candle category grew at a 3.3% rate in 2011, as the recovery from 2008's downturn continued.
Dec. 20, 2012:  Fragrance Category Hoping for Last-Minute Sales
Women's Wear Daily
Carrie Mellage, director of consumer products at Kline & Co., observed, "Our sense so far is that it has been a fairly weak year. We'll probably see a moderate increase."
Dec. 1, 2012:  Interview of Experts in AgroChemEx
China Agrochemicals
GM crops and seeds, and higher quality seeds generally, are expected to continue to increase in popularity around the world, and as farmers' investment costs increase, it can be expected that the relatively low-cost investment necessary for seed treatment will be welcomed.
Nov. 12, 2012:  Lube Demand Growth Stalls in Mature Markets, Strong Growth for New Emerging Markets
OEM/Lube News
Despite the challenges of a precarious economic environment, the 2011 global lubricant market grew a resilient 2%, with global lubricant demand estimated at 38.6 million tonnes.
Nov. 12, 2012:  Growth or Decline in Vegetation Management?
The near half a billion dollar U.S. industrial vegetation management market (IVM) for pesticides and fertilizers has seen a 5 percent decline on a same-segment basis since 2009, according to the recently published for sale "Industrial Vegetation Management Market for Pesticides and Fertilizers: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities" report Kline & Company.
Nov. 5, 2012:  Shell Recognised as Leader in Global Lubricants
Shell's strong competitive positioning has been underlined in recent months by a number of leading market research firms studying the lubricants sector. Shell's lead in global market share has been confirmed in a new report from Kline and Company.
Oct. 22, 2012:  The Rising Professional Beauty Markets of the East
in-cosmetics Asia
With a rising number of skin care treatment visits to professional outlets such as salons or spas, the professional skin care products market experiences a second year of recovery, posting a solid 5.3% increase in 2011.
Sep. 30, 2012:  Counter Measures
Progressive Grocer
But Laura Mahecha, industry manager for health care at Little Falls, N.J.-based Kline & Co., is somewhat skeptical about how effective some technologies are in helping patients manage their drug use, considering that 40 percent of the adult population has been found to have basic to below-basic literacy skills.
Sep. 28, 2012:  GMDC Business Sessions
Global Market Development Center
"People want a connection to brands. That means there is little loyalty to shopping destination in today's marketplace," stated Nancy during her 45-minute session.
Sep. 26, 2012:  European Lubes Face Slowdown
The European lubricants market will shrink in the near future for multiple reasons, but an industry analyst says its future viability is in meeting an increasing demand for premium lubes, not in volume growth.
Sep. 24, 2012:  GMDC Wraps Up 2012 Health Beauty Wellness Conference
The Shelby Report
Another session held at the San Antonio JW Marriot was "Beauty & Personal Care Retailing in the United States: Trends and Opportunities" presented by Nancy Mills, an industry manager for the consumer products practice of Kline & Co.
Sep. 13, 2012:  FDA Warns on Anti-aging Claims of Cosmetics
Karen Doskow: Even in a downturn, a very soft economy, people are still very concerned about aging and are willing to spend upwards of a hundred dollars on aging products.
Sep. 12, 2012:  Kline: U.S. Commercial Lubes Revenue Up
Lube Report
Although volume demand for U.S. commercial automotive lubricants declined 9.6 percent between 2008 and 2011, overall market value increased 18.8 percent to $5.3 billion, consultancy Kline and Co. found in a recently completed study.
Sep. 11, 2012:  Strong Growth Predicted for Metalworking Fluid Market
Machinery Lubrication
According to a recent study on the metalworking fluid industry by Kline & Company, robust revenue growth is anticipated from increased interest in higher quality metalworking fluids such as synthetics, semi-synthetics/synthetic blends and water-soluble products.
Sep. 4, 2012:  Male Grooming: Market Grows at Rapid Pace but Brands Need to Adapt
Premium Beauty News
"It used to imply a certain niche group, whereas in 2012, all types of men, in urban and suburban areas, are using male grooming products," explains Nancy Mills, Consumer Practice Industry Manager at Kline & Company.
Sep. 1, 2012:  Cleaning With Confidence
Spray Technology
The home fragrances market in the U.S. continued to recover, according to Kline & Co. Sales through all consumer channels at the manufacturers' level reached $3.5 billion in 2011, an increase of 2% over 2010.
Aug. 12, 2012:  Home Fragrances Offer New Variety, Seasonal Scents
The Bismarck tribune
Once comprised mostly of candles and potpourri, the home fragrance market took off in the mid- to late 1990s, and retail sales in the United States hit a high of $5.3 billion in 2011, according to Karen Doskow, industry manager for consumer products at Kline & Company.
Aug. 10, 2012:  Avon's Direct Effect
Women's Wear Daily
"Sales through the person-to-person channel in BRICs were quite robust, growing by a combined average of 22.1 percent between 2010 and 2011," says Kline Group industry manager for consumer products Karen Doskow.
Aug. 1, 2012:  Prospects Brighten for African Lube Markets
When Shakira crooned “Waka waka…this time for Africa,” she was just one of a growing chorus of people enthused by Africa. Africa has held out promise before, only to disappoint. However, now may truly be the time for Africa.
Aug. 1, 2012:  A Start-Up Dares to Leave the Bay Area and Venture Into the Wild
The New York Times
The market for natural personal care products is vast and growing. In 2011, global sales hit $26.3 billion, up nearly 11 percent over the year before, according to Kline & Company.
Jul. 30, 2012:  Professional Skin Care Up 5.3% in 2011 Despite Slowdown in Spas/Salons
The Rose Sheet
The global professional skin-care market advanced 5.3% in 2011, driven by emerging markets and increased sales among medical-care providers, Kline reports.
Jul. 23, 2012:  Professional Skincare Market in Europe Sees Strong Growth
Professional Beauty
Europe has experienced a 4% growth in professional skincare treatment sales since 2011. The figures are now close to pre-recessionary peak levels as consumers return to salons and spas for treatments, according to Kline & Company.
Jul. 17, 2012:  Seed Treatment Market Exceeds $2.6 Billion
As the fastest growing segment of the agricultural input industry, the $2.6 billion global seed treatment market continues to be recognized as a cost-effective and environmentally favorable means of increasing crop productivity, according to Kline’s just published Seed Treatment Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities.
Jul. 16, 2012:  Special Effects Like Magnetic Polish Up Consumer Nail Product Sales by 30%
Nail Magazine
The consumer nail polishes category had a tremendous year in 2011, up almost 30% from 2010, partly caused by the emergence of new trends, including bold colors and special effects that attracted women of all demographics, according to the Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report from Kline & Company.
Jul. 11, 2012:  High-End, Novel Home Fragrance Is In Demand
Consumers opting for high-involvement wax melts transform the total category sales into the fastest growing within the 2011 home fragrances market, uncovers recently published Home Fragrances: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report by Kline & Company.
Jul. 9, 2012:  China's online beauty sales to exceed US$20bn by 2016
Spa Opportunities
A new study published by Kline and Company has found that internet beauty sales in China are expected to be worth more than US$20bn (EUR16.3bn £12.9bn) by 2016.
Jul. 1, 2012:  Get Active, Get Serious
According to Kline's data, sales of "substantiated actives" topped $500 million in the US and Europe in 2010, with US sales rising more than 8% a year since 2007 and European sales increasing nearly 6.5% during that time. Ingredients that keep appearing on the anti-aging radar screen are retinol, antioxidants and peptides.
Jun. 25, 2012:  US Generic Manufacturers Lose Market Share
Generic manufacturers in the US saw sales grow 7.6% in 2011, despite a decrease in market share, according to a new report by Kline & Company. Generic manufacturers' market share fell slightly as major research-based manufacturers pursued aggressive marketing strategies. Both generic and major research manufacturers are introducing new products containing multiple modes of action, which are pulling prices up and placing pressure on off-patent brands containing straight active ingredients.
Jun. 25, 2012:  Slim pickings for a new drug strategy
Laura Mahecha, healthcare specialist at consultancy Kline Group estimates that more than a quarter of over-the-counter sales in the US are such switched products, some of which have maintained market share over decades. "There is no doubt they generate a lot of growth," she says. "Advil [ibuprofen] switched in 1984, and still brings in $300-400m a year" for Pfizer.
Jun. 14, 2012:  Spotting the skin care trends so far in 2012
Cosmetic Design looks into what trends have become prevalent in the sector so far this year. Therapeutical skin care products came into the fore as they moved beyond their traditional market of consumers to position themselves to compete against mainstream skin care brends. The botanical segment, has also seend a rise in demand "with an estimates CAGR of 5 per cent expected in Europe by 2015" according to Kline's Nikola Matic, as formulators are increasingly seeking to use them as substantiated functional ingredient.
Jun. 14, 2012:  Crown Dynamics' Patented AIR(R) Sleep/Snore Product Enters the U.S. Market Nationwide
According to the research study conducted by Kline & Company in November 2011, the market for natural remedies has grown at a CAGR of 5.9% per year from 2009 to 2011. Information from the press release also detailed that 40% of consumers were using more natural over-the-counter (OTC'S) than they had in the year previously, at the time of the 2011 report. It further indicated that the market is set to maintain healthy growth rates over the next few years and is projected to reach more than $700 million by 2016.
Jun. 12, 2012:  SkinMedica Named 2011 Fastest Growing Professional Skin Care Brand in U.S. for Sixth Consecutive Year
In its June 2012 press release supported by Kline's research SkinMedica mentioned "We are very proud to be ranked fastest growing again by Kline & Company, an authority in professional skin care market research," said Mary Fisher, CEO. "Our rapid growth is a testament to our outstanding science based product line, innovative approach to skincare and our dedicated expert team." The Kline & Company study reported that SkinMedica recorded sales growth of over 26% in 2011, compared to 2010. This is all the more significant against a backdrop of only 6% growth in the overall U.S. professional skin care market in 2011.
Jun. 6, 2012:  Modest Growth Forecast for Greases - Synthetics to Gain Foothold
The grease market may be low volume compared to lubricating oils, but greases are ubiquitous, finding use in nearly every type of vehicle and industry. The grease industry is hampered by a number of key issues that tend to depress demand, but even so, global consumption is expected to grow at a modest rate for the foreseeable future.
Jun. 5, 2012:  Summits Highlight growth of US Natural Cosmetics Market
Premium Beauty News
Kline's Consumer Industry Manager Nancy Mills attributes the dynamism of the natural personal care sector to ever growing consumer awareness of health, environmental, and sustainability concerns. "These drivers are near universal, but their influence varies significantly between markets," she observes. "In Western Europe, consumers have a higher awareness and interest concerning product ingredients, business ethics, and sustainability practices, and many are astutely avoiding products which are natural only in positioning."
Jun. 1, 2012:  Promising Packages
Private Label Magazine
Aided by the launch of Rx-to-OTC switch brand Allegra (Sanofi-Aventis) and strong growth of private labels, allergy relief products grew 16.3% in 2011 to become the fastest growing category on the U.S. OTC drug market, according to the Nonprescription Drugs USA 2011 report by Kline & Company.
May. 17, 2012:  Enhancing Cosmetics
In February, Air Products & Chemicals acquired Rovi Cosmetics, a German maker of cosmetic active ingredients and encapsulation systems. The purchase marked Air Products' first significant acquisition in the personal care space and put the firm in the middle of a technically challenging segment of the cosmetics business: ingredient encapsulation and delivery. Nikola Matic, project manager at market research firm Kline & Co., reports that ingredient suppliers sell about $4 billion annually of specialty actives, specialty ingredients, and actives delivery systems in Europe.
Apr. 23, 2012:  China now the largest Internet beauty market in the world
With record numbers of China consumers taking to the Internet to make purchases, online beauty purchases have grown by a record 200% since 2006 to become the largest market in the world, according to Kline group. The market was valued at $8bn in 2011, and as yet more consumers are added to the swelling number of online purchases in the country, the market is set for further rapid growth in the coming years.
Apr. 18, 2012:  Active Ingredients in Personal Care Formulations
Active ingredients in personal care formulations also activate sales. Consumers are still seeking value, but they are prepared to pay more for products that offer specific benefits and visible results. This has allowed formulators to diversify and offer products with validated activity claims at a more premium cost, consequently active suppliers are focusing on specific consumer issues, such as anti-aging, anti-acne, slimming or sun protection.
Apr. 16, 2012:  Flying High: Lubes for Wind Turbines
The wind energy industry has enjoyed a good run. Support from most governments around the world in the form of tax holidays, mandatory usage requirements, pricing support and other subsidies has allowed the industry to grow at breakneck speed. Between 2000 and 2011, global installed wind capacity has grown at an average annual rate of near 27 percent.
Mar. 28, 2012:  "Truly Natural" Personal Care To Outpace "Natural-Inspired" Through 2012
Market research firm Kline expects sales of "truly natural" personal-care products to increase faster than "natural-inspired brands" in most geographies over the next five years. "More mass market brands are recognizing the vitality and viability of the naturals segment, with its inherent market cachet and consumers' increasing readiness to pay a premium for genuinely natural products," says Kline's Nancy Mills
Mar. 14, 2012:  Lube Demand Soars for Wind Power
Kline & Co. projects 16 percent annual growth in lubricant consumption in the global wind turbine industry over the next five years, although economic and other challenges may temper growth Milind Phadke, a director in Kline’s energy practice, says that although the wind turbine lubricants market is small – about 20,000 tons in 2011 – the market is attractive because of its high margins and growth.
Mar. 13, 2012:  Natural cosmetics continue to outshine other categories
Growth rates for natural cosmetics continue to outperform other categories worldwide, as market researcher Kline Group points out that future growth is likely to shift to emerging markets.
Mar. 12, 2012:  Continued High Growth Projected for Wind Turbine Lubricants.
Global installed wind capacity has grown at an average annual rate of nearly 27% over the last 10 years, according to the recently published report Lubricants for Wind Turbines 2011: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities by international consulting and research firm Kline & Company. Kline projects that despite various political and technical concerns, lubricant consumption in wind energy is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9% to 18% over the next five years.
Mar. 1, 2012:  Skin Care Saviors. OTC/medicated products offer relief from common skin quandaries.
A poor economy may be driving growth in at-home treatments. According to Mintel, consumers are looking for alternatives to costly visits to the doctor, so they turn to DIY remedies for relatively minor ailments. Thanks to the internet and the beauty magazines, customers today are better educated and more savvy than ever. Laura Mahecha, industry manager, healthcare, Kline & Company, Parsippany, NJ, told Happi that shoppers seek hands-free topical products that offer relief "without their hands getting dirty." Therefore, roll-ons, spray-ons and transdermal patches are popular as they allow for application of the medicine without the need for the consumer's hands to touch the medicine.
Feb. 6, 2012:  Dual Lube Marketing Strategies Now Necessary in China
Changing market geographies in China are prompting a need for dual strategies for marketers tapping into China’s estimated USD 18.7 billion lubricant market. As a logistical consequence of China’s vast exporting, manufacturing facilities tended to be coastal; however, in an effort to offset declining exports, China is increasingly shifting to a domestic consumption-driven economy and is consequently investing significant resources in developing infrastructure within the country’s interior, encouraging companies to expand and establish a presence to service what were until recently low priority domestic needs. This realignment affords both opportunities and challenges. Backed by government incentives, the hitherto underdeveloped interior of the country is emerging as a new and hungry market. Astute marketers therefore need to employ dual strategies: one for the traditional and more sophisticated developed regions of China, and another for the upcoming interior regions.
Jan. 26, 2012:  Breakthrough Active-Naturals Grow in Personal Care Sector
While growth in the global personal care market has been affected by the economic downturn, consumer demand for naturals has remained strong. Satisfying this demand, though, is very much a case of balancing contrasting needs, including the desire for scientifically proven ingredients alongside more natural products.
Jan. 18, 2012:  The Fragrance Industry Is Doing Fine
More consumers are discovering the pleasures of fine fragrance, which has helped the industry rebound nicely from the economic downturn, according to The Fragrance Foundation.
Jan. 18, 2012:  Beauty's Growing Social Network
Brands are expanding their social and mobile strategies to allow viral campaigns and create new consumer relations opportunities, but without dropping traditional marketing efforts, according to a new Kline & Company report, Beauty Marketing 2011: U.S. Promotional Activities and Strategies Assessment.
Jan. 3, 2012:  Featured Video: A Banner Year for Fine Fragrance
After years of lackluster sales, fine fragrance came roaring back in 2011. Carrie Mellage of Kline Group explains why.


Dec. 8, 2011:  Plan B could go O.T.C.
American Public Media - Marketplace
Sales of the Plan B pill have been on the rise since the drug received its age-restricted over-the-counter status five years ago. And future sales could be astronomical if it comes out from behind the counter altogether. Laura Mahecha follows the health care industry for Kline Market Research. She says there's another benefit: Non-prescription drugs tend to be cheaper, although insurance providers end up saving the most.
Dec. 6, 2011:  Costs and Demands Rising in Personal Care
Personal care marketers are reducing marketing expenditures and integrating their supply chain and consolidating distribution for improved efficiency as rising costs eat into margins.
Nov. 29, 2011:  Beauty A.D.D.: Losing Focus in the Department Store
So why did this admitted beauty junkie drag herself away from Kaiser Karl and, despite the numerous de-wrinklers on offer, flee – empty-handed – one of the most beloved department stores in the world?
Nov. 20, 2011:  Prestige brands to drive growth of U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market
The overall cosmetics and toiletries market in the U.S. is likely to progress slightly higher than in 2010. Saks Fifth Avenue, NYCIn 2011, the U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market should grow by 3.1% to 3.6%, as opposed to last year’s 2.4% according to estimates by Kline...
Nov. 18, 2011:  Fragrance Sales Seen Gaining 5 to 7 Percent
For fragrance companies, it could be a merry Christmas indeed: the market could be up 5 to 7 percent for the year when factoring in holiday sales, noted Carrie M. Mellage, director of consumer products for Kline & Company, at the Fragrance Foundation’s annual State of the Industry lunch.
Nov. 7, 2011:  Zigging Where Others Zagged, L'Oreal Focuses on U.S. -- to Beautiful Effect
Most global packaged-goods and beauty marketers focus predominantly where the growth is these days: developing markets. But L'Oreal has stood apart by actually stepping up its focus on the U.S.Zigging where others have zagged seems to be paying off. L'Oral's sales in North America rose 5.8% organically in the first half, well ahead of the 3.5% growth Kline & Co. projects this year in U.S. beauty.
Nov. 3, 2011:  Featured Video: A Look at Beauty Retailing
It’s been a tough slog for the beauty industry during the past couple of years, but growth opportunities are emerging again. Kline & Company has issued a new report on the topic and Carrie Mellage, Kline's director of consumer products, provides insights on this dynamic segment.
Oct. 12, 2011:  Farm Chemicals International
Research: Room for Big Brands in Russian Specialty Pesticides Market
Local suppliers and generics still control the Russian specialty pesticides industry – but the $218 million market is ripe for new product formulations, according to a new report by consulting and research firm Kline & Company...
Oct. 4, 2011:  RX TO OTC: A CASE STUDY
Insurance News
According to retail industry sources, French drug-maker Sanofi-Aventis received acclaim for moving its allergy prescription medication Allegra. There were a lot of doubters in the retail community that the switch could be accomplished effectively and satisfactorily given the short time frame of about a year. However “They did a good job premarketing Allegra and getting it out to retail and not having a lot of out-of-stocks,” said Laura Mahecha, industry manager of health care for Kline & Co., Parsippany, N.J., who follows the prescription drug market.
Sep. 21, 2011:  Drug Store News
Kline report: Beauty sales through alternative channels experiencing strong double-digit growth
Sales of cosmetics and toiletries through alternate channels such e-commerce and home-shopping networks are expected to continue their healthy double-digit growth. With an unprecedented 25.4% growth from 2005 to 2010, e-commerce sales in particular are leading the way. “Consumers are spending more time at home, either by virtue of unemployment, telecommuting, or merely a desire to save money by not going out so much,” observes Karen Doskow, consumer products industry manager at consulting and research firm Kline & Co.
Sep. 9, 2011:  The Lowdown on Devices
According to Kline & Co., the devices market will reach almost $1 billion at retail this year, with exceptional growth of 25 percent annually over the next five years. “We knew this market was taking off, but even we were shocked by its sheer size,” says Karen Dowkow, industry manager, consumer products. “Devices are finding a very receptive and growing audience of savvy consumers looking to save time and money by avoiding regular trips to the doctor for in- office procedures that were once commonplace in more robust economic times.”
Sep. 5, 2011:  Economic Rebound Boosts German Metalworking Fluids
The German metalworking market is one of the few in the world expected to recover to pre-recession levels this year. Like most industrialized nations, it did not go unscathed by the international economic crisisof 2008 and 2009. However, the German economy proved itself to be particularly resilient to the turbulence, bouncing back strongly in 2010...
Aug. 26, 2011:  Beauty Roundup: August 26, 2011
A few words with Karen Doskow, industry manager for Consumer Products at Kline and Company in regard to a new report. The study reveals findings on the booming market for power-operated devices designed for acne elimination, antiaging treatment and daily cleansing.
Aug. 16, 2011:  Antibacterial Chemical Raises Safety Issues
The maker of Dial Complete hand soap says that it kills more germs than any other brand. But is it safe? That question has federal regulators, consumer advocates and soap manufacturers locked in a battle over the active ingredient, a chemical known as triclosan.The outcome of the federal inquiries poses a significant risk to the makers of antimicrobial and antibacterial hand soaps, which represent about half of the $750 million market for liquid hand soaps in the United States, according to the market research firm Kline & Company.
Aug. 8, 2011:  Kline Research Shows Industrial Fluids Rebound in N. A.

The North American market for industrial oils and fluids is showing promising signs of post-recession recovery with overall consumption volume up 11% in 2010 over the previous year, according to the latest report Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis by worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company. Likewise, the global market for metalworking fluids is expected to increase by a CAGR of 2% through 2015, according to the Kline’s Metalworking Fluids 2010 Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities.
Jul. 7, 2011:  Technology boom drives skin care device market growth USA caught up with Kline's Karen Doskow recently in New York to discuss the skin care devices market and how it is projected to grow in the coming years.
Jun. 27, 2011:  Speciality Chemicals Magazine
Water drives biocide growth
The global water treatment industry comprises a number of independent segments, all supporting different industries and all operating within their own market frameworks. A range of speciality water treatment chemicals, exceeding $20 billion globally, is used in the industry, including corrosion inhibitors, coagulants and flocculants and biocides, both commodity and speciality, according to figures from the Kline & Company.
Jun. 27, 2011:  Happi
U.S. Cosmetics and Toiletries Market Rebounds in 2010
Rising consumer confidence, aggressive promotional activity and technological advances propelled U.S. sales of cosmetics and toiletries by 2.4% to $36.5 billion in 2010 at the manufacturers’ level, according to recently released data from worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company.
Jun. 27, 2011:  Happi
The market for insect repellents and insecticides has stabilized
When concerns about mosquito-borne West Nile Virus surfaced back in 1999, sales of insect repellent began to rise sharply. However, in the past couple of years there haven’t been many headline-grabbing pest scares and sales in the category have stabilized. According to Kline & Company, sales of professional mosquito control products rose from about $32 million in 1999 to nearly $75 million in 2010.
Jun. 1, 2011:  National Geographic
Is Motor Oil a Renewable Resource? Re-refiners Say Yes
Vehicles around the world produced some 3.7 billion gallons (14 billion liters) of used motor oil in 2009, according to Kline’s estimates, and the inclusion of dirtier industrial oils could nearly double that volume. About three-quarters of the world’s used oil was collected in 2009, but only 16 percent of that “recycled” oil ended up being re-refined for future use.
May. 16, 2011:  GCI Magazine
Lipstick Factor - Fact or Fiction
Skin care appears to be one of the more resilient categories in cosmetics and toiletries. This is partially due to the fact that companies have now started investing in new technologies, especially in the anti-aging category. By contrast, frangrance has had difficulty keeping pace.
May. 9, 2011:  Happi
No Appointment Necessary
The blurring of prestige and mass isn’t putting the squeeze on dermatologists’ business. According to Kline & Company, a rise in visits to professional outlets for skin care treatments in 2010 gave way to sales growth for the global professional skin care products market, with most of the leading professional skin care companies posting respectable sales gains in 2010. Brands from medical care providers registered the strongest growth, with SkinMedica and SkinCeuticals posting double-digit gains and market leader Obagi maintaining its leading position in the U.S. market.
May. 4, 2011:  Cosmetics Business
Added value and high-tech push US C&T sales up 2.4%
According to Kline, sales of cosmetics and toiletries in the USA rose by 2.4% to hit $36.5bn in 2010 at manufacturer level. Following a 0.8% decline in 2009, rising consumer confidence, aggressive promotional activity and technological advances have propelled sales above pre-recession levels.
May. 4, 2011:  Lube Report
Synthetics to Grow Gradually
Synthetics’ share of the 35 million metric ton global lubricants market is expected to grow from 10 percent in 2009 to 12.5 percent by 2019. According to Kline & Company, driving this growth is OEM technical demand for synthetics and growth in high-quality base oils.
May. 3, 2011:  CNBC
In with the skin crowd
Kline & Company’s recent Natural Personal Care 2010 survey revealed that natural personal care products had a wholesale global value of $23bn and were growing around 15% a year. Skincare accounted for 41% of this.
May. 2, 2011:  Chemical & Engineering News
Storm Over Silicones
Cyclic methylsiloxanes are used at high concentrations as an ingredient carrier for deodorants and antiperspirants, which account for half of the entire U.S. market for silicones in cosmetics, according to Kline. But now regulators are raising concerns that decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) may be bioaccumulative. In response, big silicone manufacturers have banded together into advocacy groups to defend D5 and undertake studies intended to show it is not a bad actor. At the same time, competitors such as BASF and Dow Chemical are promoting substitutes.
May. 2, 2011:  Beyond Beauty Blog
How to enjoy the dazzling health of natural beauty ?
Recent research by Kline & Company indicates excellent prospects for the natural cosmetics market. In Europe, experts expect a turnover of over $ 6.3 billion in the next five years. The segment sees continued success, experiencing double digit growth since 2000.
Apr. 29, 2011:  Premium Beauty News
Vivaness 2011 highlights innovative natural cosmetics
According to a recent study by Kline & Company, the natural cosmetics market will continue to grow steadily in Asia, Europe and the USA until 2014. The Asian markets will achieve two-figure growth rates and will reach a volume of 14.8 billion US dollars. Sales of over 6.3 billion US dollars are forecasted for Europe in the next five years and 5.8 billion US dollars for the USA.
Apr. 22, 2011:  CNBC
Market Research Group Determines Top Natural Beauty Brands Dr.Hauschka Skin Care Receives Highest Rating
According to recent natural care rating, Dr.Hauschka Skin Care is one of only twelve natural beauty brands to receive the highest rating, a 10, on Kline & Company's natural scale.
Apr. 21, 2011:  Brandenton
Obagi Medical Products Recognized as #1 Professional Skin Care Brand in the Medical Care Provider Channel in 2010
According to Kline, Obagi continues to dominate the medical provider channel in 2010. Obagi also experienced the largest growth in market share during this period.
Apr. 20, 2011:  Cosmetics & Toiletries
In-Cosmetics Highlights Eco-responsible Cosmetics
According to Kline, surfactants and conditioning polymers are driving the ingredient market for personal care, with emollients following. While Europe and the United States account for 70% of the world’s personal care ingredients, China and India are growing in market share; specifically, emollients have grown in China by 9.5%. Skin lighteners such as arbutin are also growing in China; however, hair fixatives are not gaining ground there.
Apr. 18, 2011:  Cosmetics & Toiletries
MWSCC Delivers Market Intel, Awards Lifetime Service
Europe continues to have the largest share in personal care. Other personal care markets are, however, exhibiting higher growth rates, including Brazil, China, India, Russia and Argentina. The segment of personal care showing the most growth was skin care. Specifically, the mass market continues to dominate personal care product sales at 50%.
Apr. 15, 2011:  Drug Store News
Drug stores will keep busy with extended allergy season
The OTC switch of Sanofi-Aventis’ Allegra, which hit store shelves in March, brought another major allergy product line to the US market. According to Kline & Company, the Allegra line is expected to reach $100 million in sales and increase until it approaches $200 million in three years.
Apr. 13, 2011:  World Leisure
Skincare market rebounded during 2010
A rise in the number of visits to spas and other professional outlets for skin care treatments in 2010 gave way to sales growth for the global professional skin care products market.
Apr. 11, 2011:  OEM/Lube News
Petronas Aims For Top 5 Spot in Global Lubricants
According to Kline & Company, the present top 5 global lubricant marketers by market share are Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, and Total. Currently, Petronas sells about 600 million litres of lubricants annually, it would therefore need to increase sales about 1.5 billion litres annually to enter the top 5 positions.
Apr. 7, 2011:  Lube Report
Group I Decline Drives Wax Deficit
Petroleum wax’s share of the 9.6 billion pound global wax market is expected to decline from 84 percent in 2010 to 76 percent by 2020, according to Kline & Co., driven by the trend towards higher quality base stocks at base oil plants.
Apr. 4, 2011:  American Spa
Rejoice! Skincare Market Is Starting to Rebound
According to Kline’s research, sales of professional skincare products rebounded in Europe and the US in 2010. Spas and salons remains the largest purchase channel in the U.S., but Kline experts say their market share is declining due to stiff competition from other channels and a market increasingly focusing on facial treatments. Beauty institutes are the leaders in both Europe with 59% and Japan with nearly 68% of market share.
Apr. 1, 2011:  Lubes 'N' Greases
India Continues to Surge
India is now the world’s third-largest lubricants market, trailing only the United States and China. But any lubricant marketer hoping to succeed in India had better polish its relationships with automakers and equipment manufacturers, with large fleet owners, and with independent workshop chains.
Mar. 31, 2011:  Cosmetics & Toiletries
In-Cosmetics Overview: Day 1 and 2
Anna Ibbotson of Kline & Company gave the first of the day's marketing presentations on ingredient trends in personal care at in cosmetics 2011. According to Ibbotson, skin care is the largest and fastest growing market segment in personal care.
Mar. 31, 2011:  Cosmetics & Toiletries
Report Shows Growth in the Professional Skin Care Market
A rise in visits to professional outlets for skin care treatments in 2010 gave way to sales growth for the global professional skin care products market. While Japan remained flat with 0.1% growth, Europe recovered in 2010, posting a 3.0% increase following a 3.3% decline in 2009, and sales in the United States increased by 2.7% in 2010.
Mar. 29, 2011:  PharmaLive
SkinMedica Named 2010 Fastest Growing Skin Care Brand for Fifth Consecutive Year
SkinMedica has been named the 2010 fastest growing skin care brand in the U.S. This marks the fifth consecutive year SkinMedica has earned the title of fastest growing skin care company in the medical channel. According to Kline & Company, the global professional skin care products market grew in sales as well as the number of visits to professional outlets for skin care treatments in 2010.
Mar. 18, 2011:  Happi
Gains Made in Professional Skin Care Market
A rise in visits to professional outlets for skin care treatments in 2010 gave way to sales growth for the global professional skin care products market. While Japan remained flat with 0.1% growth, Europe recovered in 2010, posting a 3.0% increase following a 3.3% decline in 2009. Meanwhile, U.S. increased by 2.7% in 2010, according to Kline & Company’s recently released study on the professional skin care market.
Mar. 18, 2011:  Cosmetics Business
Professional skin care market rebounds in Europe and US
Over the next five years Kine predicts professional skin care market will increase at a CAGR of 4.2% in Europe, 6.7% in the US and 2.6% in Japan. Across all regions, medical care providers saw the most growth in 2010, fueled by consumer trust in doctors’ knowledge. Spas and salons remained the largest purchase channel in the US, while in Europe and Japan beauty institutes remained leaders taking a 59% (Europe) and nearly 68% (Japan) market share.
Feb. 21, 2011:  Lube Report
Shell Mulls Indonesia Lube Plant
A Shell spokesperson yesterday said “a final decision on a lube oil blending plant for Indonesia has yet to be taken,” despite news reports Friday the company plans to invest $90 million to $100 million for a lubricant plant in Indonesia. According to Kline & Company, Shell is the top global lubricants supplier as well as the leading lubricants supplier across Asia.
Feb. 9, 2011:  abc News
Nailed: Celebs Look to Beauty's Bestseller for Latest Lines
Celebrity names have been a staple at perfume and makeup counters for years, but now some are lending their popular brands to nail polish lines, including singers Katy Perry and Bieber. The move has proven to be an enormous success, as the nail polish industry grew 14.3 percent in 2009 amid struggling cosmetics sales, while sales of lipstick and gloss dropped 5,3 percent.
Feb. 2, 2011:  Lube Report
Pascagoula: It’s a Go!
On Monday, Chevron outlined plans to start construction of its $1.4 billion base oil plant in Pascagoula, Miss., with 25,000 barrels per day of API Group II base oil capacity. According to Kline, globally, the key product likely to be targeted by Pascagoula’s Group II output would be top-tier heavy duty motor oil grades such as 15W, and mid-tier passenger car motor oil grades.
Jan. 28, 2011:  Cosmetics Design
HallStar targets naturals market with acquisition of BioChemica
Specialty chemicals company HallStar has acquired butter and oil supplier BioChemica in an attempt to capitalise on the growth in the natural and organic personal care market. According to Kline, the compound annual growth rate of the market from 2003 – 2009 was 14 percent, and natural and organic sales reached $3.8bn in the US in 2009.
Jan. 27, 2011:  Beauty Packaging
China’s Changing Beauty Market
China's beauty industry is growing rapidly, spurred ahead by customer's increasing disposable incomes. General stores have historically played an important role in distribution in the region, and there were over 2.5 million general stores in China in 2008. However, general stores are losing ground to other outlets, including department stores and direct marketing, as younger consumers, in particular, prefer to shop at specialty cosmetics stores.
Jan. 26, 2011:  Cosmetics Design
Kline says new research method is more accurate
A new method of questioning consumers with regards to their purchasing habits will help give industry professionals a clearer view of what they really want from their products. Employed in Kline’s latest Personal Care Innovation 2010 report, the new method uses a new system of questioning that aims to take the guess work and ambiguity out of conventional methods, such as multiple choice response surveys.
Jan. 20, 2011:  Cosmetics Design
Kline launches new research revealing consumer attitudes on innovation
From the feedback used in Kline’s current report, the researchers conclude that innovation is actually not of foremost importance to all consumers, with its importance varying between different age and ethnic groups. The report also highlights the fact that some consumers think innovation has to be balanced with stability and reliability to achieve the winning combination.
Jan. 20, 2011:  GCI
Unexpected Consumer Insights Revealed in Kline’s New Research
Kline's new research has found that consumers’ attitudes toward innovation are not what conventional wisdom has been dictating. While U.S. consumers know an innovative product (in their definition of innovative) when they see one, innovation is not foremost in all consumers’ minds. The surprising results of the study may counter what product marketers and manufactures have long believed about their audience.
Jan. 10, 2011:  Happi
Coming Clean
There have been several launches that have helped to sustain market growth for laundry detergents during the past several years. However, innovation in this category is costly and the majority of recent new introductions have come from major marketers with large R&D budgets. Still, innovation does not necessarily result in growth. Many consumers are satisfied with product efficacy and premium brands will be challenged to recapture former users and convince new buyers that there is value in their higher-priced offering.


Dec. 15, 2010:  Lube Report
Fuchs Thinks Big in India
Fuchs Lubricants hopes to triple sales in India to Rs. 2 billion in the next two to three years. Through the addition of a new blending plant, the company aims to target high-end niche marketing segments, as well as general lubricants. According to recent research by Kline, an estimated 1 million tons of India’s lubricants market is accessible to international suppliers.
Dec. 6, 2010:  COSSMA
The future is high-tech green
280,000 tonnes of ingredients for cosmetics and toiletries were sold in Europe in 2009. The outlook remains positive for the next few years. Kline forecasts an average annual growth for cosmetics ingredients of 2.6% until 2014. The trend in the industry will continue towards green substitutes for synthetic products, as well as towards green power substances, which integrate high-tech developments with the natural trend.
Dec. 3, 2010:  Cosmetics Design
in-cosmetics connects with industry using social media
In the build up to in-cosmetics 2011, which will be held in Milan in March, new social media platforms have been set up to provide latest industry news. The in-cosmetics blog features presentations and articles from leading experts and the industry’s press. Kline Group’s Anna Ibbotson contributes with some key statistics and trends about the global cosmetics and personal care market.
Dec. 1, 2010:  Lube Report
Africa & Mid East: Bright Outlook
Kline expects overall base stock demand in Africa and the Middle East to grow at close to 2.5 percent annually, reaching about 80,000 b/d by 2019. Demand for finished lubricants is also up, driven by the region's growing population, growing disposable income, and the rapidly expanding number of cars, trucks, and buses.
Nov. 30, 2010:  New York Post
Nail polish takes on a new shine
Last year, nail-polish sales surged 14.3%, making this the only category among beauty products to post a double-digit increase. By comparison, sales of lipstick and lip glosses, which have traditionally been an affordable indulgence for budget-minded women, dropped by 5.3% in 2009.
Nov. 29, 2010:  BW Confidential
Going Direct
Direct sales in the beauty market performed much better than other distribution channels during the recession. Channel boosts have come from emerging markets. In China, where the ban on direct sales was lifted in 2005, beauty direct sales have risen by nearly 27% over the past five years. On the other hand, in mature markets direct-sales are losing share to department stores, drugstores, and specialty retailers.
Nov. 29, 2010:  Happi
Taking Action
Active ingredients are making a difference in today’s skin care products, as customers are seeking effective skin treatments at all ages. Staying on top of industry trends is professional skin care, with many investments made by marketers this year into new product technology that treats specific skin care conditions. These innovative endeavors are blossoming into added growth, and the sector is expected to outpace the general skin care market in the next five years.
Nov. 25, 2010:  Happi
A Reality Check for Fine Fragrance
Following a decline in 2009, the fragrance industry has seen some recovery in 2010. Business is stabilizing, with the biggest improvements found in specialty and online sales. However, new brands are not achieving the blockbuster status of past years, when top fragrance brands recorded sales in excess of $40 million.
Nov. 15, 2010:  Happi
The I&I Outlook
Despite wide spread consumer spending cuts in 2009, demand for industrial and institutional cleaning products remained positive. Kline Group estimates that sales in the U.S. I&I market rose 1.7% last year to approximately $11 billion. Of key interest in the industry are cleaning products that are greener, cleaner and safer, but also cost neutral. However, although sustainability is important in the U.S. market, most opportunities lie in other countries, particularly in China, India and Brazil.
Nov. 15, 2010:  Happi
The Future of Skin Care
The professional skin care market accounts for 20% of the overall global skin care market. According to Kline, the professional skin care segment is gaining momentum and is set to outpace the general skin care market within the next five years. Despite the economy, marketers have remained very active this year and maintained focused levels of launches and invested in new product technology that treats specific skin care conditions.
Nov. 15, 2010:  Happi
Boldface Names Lift Fine Fragrance Sales
The beleaguered fragrance market took an even harder hit in 2009 than it did in 2008, when it first started to show serious decline. Among the factors contributing to this decline is the fact that fragrances are losing their appeal as gifts and that there is an over-crowded selection in this product category leading to consumer confusion.
Nov. 10, 2010:  Natural Products Marketplace
The Market of Youth in a Bottle, or Cream, or Supplement
Consumers are increasingly committed to anti-aging products. According to Kline & Company, increased interest in anti-aging is in part fueling the growing personal-care market, which has expanded by 3% since 2005. However, consumers are also becoming more aware of what they are putting on their skin, and product formulation is fast gaining importance.
Nov. 4, 2010:  Lubes 'N' Greases
To Push Value, Push Hydraulics
Hydraulic fluids accounted for 11 percent of the global demand for lubricants in 2008, making them the largest category of formulated industrial product. In 2008, only 3 percent of the world’s lube additives ended up in hydraulic fluids, due to their use at very low treat rates. However, the global market value of hydraulic fluid additives was estimated at $230.4 million, making hydraulic fluid an exciting area for additive producers in terms of value.
Nov. 3, 2010:  Lube Report
Chevron Embraces Havoline Brand
Starting in mid-2011, Chevron will consolidate its Texaco Havoline lubricant product line in North America under the Chevron brand. The name change should not have any negative effects on the ability to continue marketing the brand, according to Kline energy expert.
Nov. 2, 2010:  Cosmetics Design
Opportunities for international specialty ingredients companies grow in India
India’s personal care ingredients market is predicted to grow significantly, creating new opportunities for specialty ingredients suppliers. Among the factors driving changes in the market is demand for products with improved benefits, as customers are now willing to pay a premium for added functionality. This indicates a change over the past, when the market was very price sensitive due to the popularity of low-price, high-volume end products.
Nov. 2, 2010:  Cosmetics Design
New thickener from ISP designed to work when others can’t
According to Kline and Company, thickeners constitute one of the largest classes of cosmetics ingredients. An estimated 22,700 metric tonnes of the ingredients will be used in 2010. This compares to 35,800 metric tonnes of surfactants used, and 18,600 of emollients.
Oct. 25, 2010:  Procurement Leaders
Plastics commodity price hike hits manufacturers of non-prescription drugs
Key cost increases associated with non-prescription drug manufacturing, most notably the cost of plastics, have risen by “double digits” over the past two and a half years, driving up production and distribution costs significantly. As a result, drug marketers are now trying to consolidate the presence of their suppliers outside the United States to realize cost savings.
Oct. 25, 2010:  The Strategic Sourceror
Rise in price of plastics, oil drives up cost of non-prescription drug packaging
Key commodity costs involved in the manufacturing of over-the-counter non-prescription medication have risen sharply over the last few years. Also driving up the cost of OTC drugs are advertising and marketing expenses. Although many drug companies have cut their advertising budgets in the wake of the economic crisis, advertising and marketing expenses continue to represent their largest cost components.
Oct. 25, 2010:  OEM/LubeNews
Gazprom Neft to Double Lubricants Blending Capacity
Major multi-national oil companies have a relatively small share of the Russian finished lubricants market with ExxonMobil slightly over 5%, Shell slightly over 4%, and BP slightly over 2%. Kline estimates the total Russian finished lubricant market is 1,328 KT. Among domestic suppliers, in 2009 Lukoil had the greatest market share at approximately 33%, followed by Rosneft at 15%, and Gazprom Neft at 13%.
Oct. 25, 2010:  Cosmetics Design
Green polymers and surfactants hold good potential
The search for more sustainable cosmetics has led many chemical companies to investigate ways to manufacture existing cosmetic ingredients with lower environmental footprints. Green polymers and surfactants stand to be key focus areas in the near future for more sustainable manufacturing, as the volume at which they are used would mean significant environmental benefits.
Oct. 20, 2010:  Cosmetics & Herbal News
Reformulating products to be ‘truly natural’ is key to Asian success
The trend for natural personal care products in Asia is strong, as the region commands a 40% share of the segment's global market. However, due to a lack of regulations and labeling requirements for personal care products, companies have very little motivation to formulate with more expensive natural ingredients. As a result, products with synthetic ingredients marketed as natural dominate the market.
Oct. 19, 2010:  Cosmetics & Toiletries
Report Anticipates India's Personal Care Ingredient Growth
Kline expects a 9.6% growth rate in the Indian personal care ingredients market from 2010 to 2014. Emollients are expected to lead overall growth, while specialty surfactants and conditioning polymers are anticipated to lead the growth among specialty ingredients. The Indian personal care ingredient market will benefit from increasing disposable income levels and growing consumer awareness of new formulations.
Oct. 11, 2010:  OEM/LubeNews
Indian Lubricants Market Shows Strong Growth and Quality Improvements
Lubricant consumption in India in 2009 was estimated at 1,864 kilotonnes. Industrial lubricants accounted for the largest share of total consumption. The overall lubricant market in India is projected grow at a rate of 3.7% per year, and reach 2,230 kilotonnes by 2014. Besides volumetric growth, quality levels are also improving due to modernization of the car and commercial vehicle population, need for longer life oils, and increasingly stringent emission limits.
Sep. 29, 2010:  SpecialChem
The Eyes Have It
Eye makeup and treatment products continue to defy today's economic volatility. Strong growth in 2009 continues in 2010, with new introductions, innovations, and a wide range of price points. Although all trade classes had positive growth, the mass trade class saw most interest, registering growth close to 7%. Luxury product growth was at 1.6%. Mascaras remain critical market drivers, aided by demand for eyelash boosters.
Sep. 29, 2010:  Lube Report
Shell: No. 1 in Lubes
For the fourth consecutive year, Shell has stayed ahead of its largest finnished lubricants competitors ExxonMobil and BP. The greatest drive for lubricants demand came from China and India, where the automotive, construction, power transmission, food processing, chemicals, and manufacturing industries did well despite the recession. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for 39% of total global lubricant demand and can be expected to be the growth engine for the lubricants industry.
Sep. 27, 2010:  OEM/LubeNews
Shell Retains #1 Position in Global Finished Lubricant Market, Four Years Running
Despite the negative impact of the 2008-2009 recession on the global consumption of lubricants, Shell has managed to retain its position as the global market share leader for the fourth consecutive year, accounting for 13.4% of all finished lubricant sales. Kline estimates global lubricant demand in 2009 at 35 million tonnes. This significant decline of 8.4% over the previous year follows the 2.6% decline the industry experienced between 2007 and 2008.
Sep. 21, 2010:  Chemical Week
Demand Shifts to Regions with Higher GDP Growth
Many synthetic latex polymer end-use markets are tied directly to GDP growth and have suffered considerably from the global recession. Kline & Company expects the North American market for synthetic latex polymers to grow at 2.4% per year through 2014, with nearly half of that demand coming from paints and coatings, and paper and paperboard applications. Demand will, however, not reach 2007 levels until 2011-2012.
Sep. 8, 2010:  Lube Report
Can Re-refining Meet Its Promise?
Global re-refined base oil supply in 2009 amounted to 1.6 million tons per year, and is forecast to reach 3 million tons by 2019. Advances in technology have produced very good quality base stocks and interest in re-refining has grown due to high lubricant prices. However, the potential market today is much larger - over 7 million tons, according to Kline and Co. Standing in the way of industry expansion are customer’s concerns over re-refined products’ quality, significant variation in regional regulation of waste oil disposal and the absence of standardized products.
Sep. 1, 2010:  SpecialChem
Multicultural Beauty
According to Kline's Cosmetics & Toiletries USA 2009 report, despite the downturn, sales of ethnic hair care products increased by 2.9% in 2009, reaching USD 299 million at the manufacturers' level. Multi-hued beauty has become the dynamic area for makeup, skin, and hair care innovation, as women are combining their authentic traditions with a taste for experimenting across cultures.
Aug. 31, 2010:  Cosmetics & Toiletries
Conditioning Polymers, Surfactants Lead US Personal Care Ingredient Growth
The US personal care ingredients market reached approximately 355 million lb in 2009 and is forecasted by Kline & Company to grow at an annual rate of 2.2% through 2014. Conditioning polymers led the way, followed by surfactants, constituting a market share of approximately 32% and 23% by volume respectively. Demand is driven by the stable consumption of personal care products in the US and increased consumer awareness about skin protection products, including anti-aging and sun care.
Aug. 25, 2010:  Cosmetics Design
Demand for Personal Care Ingredients to be Driven by Naturals Trend
Although there are still perceived issues with the performance of natural ingredients, the opportunities for growth in this category surpass those of more traditional alternatives, encouraging a forum for innovation. Sales growth for this category was estimated to have reached 8 percent in 2009, establishing the naturals trend as a key contributor to the recovery of demand for personal care ingredients.
Aug. 25, 2010:  Premium Beauty News
Green innovation to drive growth of the European personal care ingredients market
The European personal care ingredients market shows recovery in sales in the first half of 2010, according to Kline, and is anticipated to continue to increase at an annual volume growth rate of 2.6% until 2014. Although traditional ingredients will take advantage of this upturn, the largest growth is expected in the “green” product area.
Aug. 23, 2010:  OEM/Lube News
North American Lubricant Demand Forecasted to Reach 2.9 Billion Gallons by 2014
North American total finished lubricant demand in 2009 is estimated at 2.6 billion gallons, down from 3.2 billion gallons in 2007. This demand is forecasted by Kline to recover and reach about 2.9 billion gallons by 2014. Both internal and external market conditions will be affecting demand in the next five years. These include extended oil drain intervals, a shift in viscosity grades and channel dynamics, new vehicle sales and the rate of recovery from the recession.
Aug. 19, 2010:  Cosmetics Design
Innovation returns to drive the personal care ingredients market, Kline
During the economic downturn price was the key motivation behind purchasing decisions, creating a challenging situation for personal care ingredients suppliers. However, as economic pressure eases, innovation is back as an important factor in ingredients buying decisions. This will create an opportunity for suppliers to develop more added values and compete for market share with established products.
Aug. 17, 2010:  Cosmetics and Toiletries
Eco-friendly Ingredients to Lead the Industry's Recovery
Even in an unstable economy, people still want to look and feel good. Fueled by a relatively stable consumption of cosmetics and personal care products during the crisis, the personal care ingredients market is anticipated to continue to outperform other specialty chemical sectors.
Aug. 11, 2010:  Happi
Primed for Perfection
In the cosmetics industry, more advanced formulations are being introduced across the boards. The innovations are making an impact, boosting sales in many product categories. Registering some of the highest increases in demand is nail polish, sales of which have climbed 19% to $297.5 million. According to Kline & Company, cutting-edge nail color is back in style. Thanks to its new popularity in the fashion world and the shift from nail salon visits to at-home application induced by economic instability, this category has had a banner year.
Aug. 5, 2010:  The Ecologist
Can I trust my 'natural' or 'organic' body cream?
The natural beauty and health products market suffers from a lack of industry wide standards that would regulate companies’ marketing claims about the proportion of natural ingredients in their products. Kline’s global study Natural Personal Care 2009 confirms that an overwhelming majority of products are only 'natural-inspired' and mostly made up of synthetics. While efforts including the ‘Cosmos standard’ are made to introduce clearer benchmarks, companies are still left to define their own criteria for what constitutes a natural ingredient.
Aug. 5, 2010:  European Coatings
Market for synthetic latex polymer consumption in Europe to grow
The outlook for synthetic latex polymer consumption in Europe remains optimistic despite a negative GDP growth in 2009. This growth will primarily be driven by applications like printing inks and overprint varnishes, construction, and paints and coatings, according to market research firm Kline & Company.
Jul. 26, 2010:  Cosmetics Design
Consumer spending continues to be impacted post-recession
According to Kline’s consumer products director Carrie Mellage, consumer interest in the U.S. in cheaper private label personal care brands continues to stay strong, despite returning consumer spending power. Top players in the industry have seen diminished interest in their professional care and luxury lines. Although these categories have shown some signs of rebounding in the first two quarters of this year, continued economic uncertainty makes this upward trend seem uncertain for the rest of 2010.
Jul. 23, 2010:  Cosmetics Business
Private label and natural beauty benefit from scaled-back spending habits, says Kline
Post-recession consumers in the U.S. hold new attitudes to consumer goods, replacing the buying on credit mentality by a more frugal approach to spending. Kline says the new values are not only driven by economic forces but by a greater awareness of environmental issues and sustainability. Following aggressive marketing campaigns by retailers to bring their products in line with branded merchandise, sales of private label personal care products jumped 6% in 2009, compared with an overall market decline of 0.8%. Growth in natural personal care products has also continued through the recession.
Jul. 7, 2010:  Group II Is the New Group I
Lubricant markets are recovering, but the post recession world will be very different, Kline predicts. API Group II will be the new Group I, and a few large players will dominate in Group III, which will become the automotive factory-fill product of choice.
Jul. 4, 2010:  Premium Beauty News
Professional skin care products: results matter!
Marketers of professional skin care industry must rely on scientific findings and ingredient innovations to keep competing with in-office cosmetic procedures, while consumers are looking for effective and less expensive alternatives.
Jun. 28, 2010:  Professional Beauty
Professional skincare products market: fatigued in 2009 but growth predicted
The market for professional skincare products in Europe and the US showed signs of fatigue in 2009 but growth is forecast, according to a recent report from Kline & Company.
Jun. 21, 2010:  The Wall Street Journal
Much Ado About Straightening: Old Black Salons Face New Rivals
The financial impact of the Dominican incursion on black American salons is hard to gauge. Sales volume isn't tracked by the race or ethnicity of salon owners. But industry experts, salon owners and stylists say the impact is indisputable. Black women overwhelmingly outnumber other consumers of "ethnic" hair products, which recorded a 3.2% sales increase in 2009, to $1.5 billion, despite a decline in sales of hair-care products overall. U.S. sales of all hair-care products totaled $9.7 billion last year, says market research outfit Kline & Co.
Jun. 16, 2010:  Lube Report
Base Oil Continues Shift From Group I
API Group II base oil is steadily increasing its market space by displacing Group I in automotive and increasingly in industrial applications, Kline and Co. concluded in a recent study on future global supply and demand for lubricant base stocks.
Jun. 7, 2010:  Happi
All Things Active
According to Kline, in 2004, sales of anti-aging products accounted for 37% of the $7.4 billion (retail) U.S. facial treatment market. Last year, sales of anti-aging products accounted for 40% of the $8.6 billion facial skin care market. According to Karen Doskow, who was a speaker at Happi’s Anti-Aging Seminar in NY, the luxury and professional segments suffered the most as consumers traded down to mass-market products that are touted as having substantial anti-aging benefits...
Jun. 1, 2010:  Dairy Foods
Wellness Watch: Beauty from Within
Many believe what goes into the body shows on the outside, and an increasing number of consumers are choosing foods over supplements to beautify from the inside out. And an increasing number of studies and clinical trials have fueled the development of “beauty foods” or “nutri-cosmetics.” According Kline, the global market for nutri-cosmetics was worth $1.5 billion in 2007, and is expected to grow to $2.5 billion by 2012.
May. 27, 2010:  National Post
Nailphiles: polish is beauty industry bestseller
Nail polish sales grew by a remarkable 14.3% in the U.S. in 2009, and were the only beauty category to experience double-digit growth, according to Kline. Sales of lipstick and lip gloss, meanwhile, dropped by 5.3%, leading industry experts to believe that women have embraced nail polish as the new recession cosmetics staple. So what’s made the ladies switch from lips to tips?
May. 17, 2010:  C&EN
Preservatives Under Fire
Kline estimates the global market for antimicrobials at 40,000 metric tons per year. But while Industry Manager Anna Ibbotson says preservatives hold the major share in that category, it also includes bacteriostats and antidandruff agents. Kline is just beginning to track “natural” preservatives, and so far it only has data suggesting they are growing faster than traditional antimicrobials, although from a smaller base.
May. 6, 2010:  WWD
Beauty Radar Screen: May 6, 2010
This season, a bevy of bright, juicy nail colors will roll out to shelves in department stores and drug stores alike. "The surprise winner in 2009 was the nail polishes category, which posted a 14.3 percent increase in sales," said Nancy Mills, industry manager of consumer products for Kline & Co.
May. 4, 2010:  GCI
Lipstick Factor: Marketing Strategies for a Downturn
Beginning with the collapse of banking giant Lehman Brothers in September 2008, global economies have been on a roller-coaster ride. No consumer market has escaped unscathed, although the so-called “lipstick factor” may have helped cushion the beauty industry. For example skin care appears to be one of the more resilient categories. “Skin care is still the engine behind the industry, and is consistently one of the better performers,” says Carrie Mellage, director, consumer products, Kline & Company.
Apr. 30, 2010:  Lube Report
Valvoline Invests in India
Ashland is building a packaging and blending plant for Valvoline automotive near Mumbai, India. Located on the west coast of India, Mumbai is considered the country’s hub for lubricant blending activity, said Upshi Dhar, India-based project manager at Kline. “The proximity of Mumbai to one of the busiest ports in India facilitates the import of base oils and due to this reason, most of the leading lubricants manufacturers have their blending facilities in and around Mumbai. The western region in India is also an industrial hub and has the largest consumption of industrial lubricants among all regions.”
Apr. 26, 2010:  Cosmetics Design
L’Oreal acquires Essie Cosmetics
L’Oreal USA has entered into an agreement to acquire nail care brand Essie Cosmetics in order to increase its share in the nail color and care market. The nail care category is currently the fastest growing mass market category in the US, according to L’Oreal. According to a recent report from Kline and Company, nail color was the only industry category to post double digit growth in 2009.
Apr. 16, 2010:  WWD
Beauty Roundup: April 16, 2010
Cash registers are ringing again. March sales showed the best growth in some time. Inventories are starting to expand and a few buyers noticed a new attitude by consumers. Nancy Mills, industry manager at Kline says Nail polish reached 14.3 percent growth in 2009 as [it] returned in the fashion world. However beleaguered fragrance market took a harder hit in 2009 than it did in 2008, when we started to see serious decline.
Apr. 13, 2010:  ICIS
Sustainability helps cosmetics companies beat the recession
While it's still a volatile economic environment, the year ended with many positive signs… Anti-aging products, greater use of natural ingredients, broader demand for products offering sun protection, and innovative solutions for hair protection continue to thrive, even in the down economy.Overall, sustainability has been and will continue to be one of the biggest themes for everyone in the industry. Consumer preference for natural products continues to spark reformulation, says Nancy Mills, industry manager, consumer products at Kline.
Apr. 9, 2010:  Inside Cosmeceuticals
You Say You Want a Revolution …
A “revolution” is happening. With advancements in the natural products industry and the recent passing of the health care reform bill, the dietary supplement industry and our nation as a whole is changing. The Kline Group reported double-digit growth for the natural personal care industry in 2009; and this growth didn’t stop at our domestic shorelines.
Mar. 18, 2010:  Happi
Catch Some Rays
Kline projects the sun care category will grow at a CAGR of 6.6% through 2013 as the market overall appears to have weathered the recession. “We did not see the category affected greatly by the economic crisis,” noted Carrie Mellage.“We also expect to see sun care products offering more skin care benefits. We expect natural sunscreens to continue to gain ground and perhaps improve their efficacy.”
Mar. 18, 2010:  Cosmetics Design Brazil's natural personal care market both attractive and challenging, Kline
Brazil is one of the most attractive markets for natural personal care companies, according to a recent report published by market research company Kline. But for some brands looking to break into the Brazilian market, the fact that two thirds of the market is dominated by a single, domestic player, could represent a challenge...
Mar. 11, 2010:  Global Natural Product Market Resists Recession
The natural products market has managed to thrive during the worst recession in decades. According to a new study by Kline & Company, the segment even managed to post double-digit gains in 2009. Growth has been spurred by consumer awareness, better raw material supplies, and wider availability of more affordable products.
Mar. 10, 2010:  Lube Report
Europe's Group I ‘Ripe for Contraction’
PI Group I base oil supply in Western Europe is ripe for further contraction, but if a Group I plant can survive the next five years, it should see a modest upturn in demand after 2013, Kline predicts.
Mar. 4, 2010:  Beauty Packaging
Looking Beyond Traditional Techniques to Nurture the Innovation Process
The personal care market is clearly becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. Problems have deepened with the “new normal” in the market, weakened by a recent recession. Consumer shopping habits have changed and sales may have slowed down, but retailers have not slowed down searching for products that are new, different, innovative—and in the right price range. In times of crisis, one needs innovation and some fantasy to attract customers at the points of sale.
Mar. 1, 2010:  C&EN
Inside The Beauty Lab
In pursuit of innovative products, L’Oréal’s R&D scientists address beauty ‘from the cell to the gesture’
Although most personal care companies invest on average 2.3% of sales on R&D, according to Kline, L’Oréal consistently sank 3.3% of its sales into research from 2006 to 2008. And even though the economic climate was challenging last year, the company boosted its research spending, putting 3.5% of sales, or $873 million, into R&D.
Feb. 15, 2010:  WWD
Change of Face: The Shift in Beauty
In the last 18 months, a new consumer has emerged, one for whom same old holds absolutely no allure. The recession really shook people awake, and in this way, the environmental movement within the cosmetics industry is only going to get bigger. Already, brands in Europe and Japan have responded to this demand. Refillable products are widely popular, particularly in the mass market, as are at-the-counter recycling programs. “This line of thinking was already well established in other countries before we came around to it,” says Carrie Mellage.
Feb. 10, 2010:  Beauty Packaging
2009 Company of the Year L'Oreal: Believable Beauty
Unlike companies that focus on a single beauty channel, L’Oréal has famously mastered them all—from fragrance to cosmetics, skin care, hair care, cosmeceuticals and beyond.Key to the success of a beauty company, says Carrie Mellage, director at Kline, is its ability to develop market-specific strategies to keep up with changing consumer behavior; the nuances of individual markets demand that beauty brands evolve alongside consumers to compete in a global arena.
Jan. 29, 2010:  WWD Beauty
Kline & Co.: The Year Ahead
Preliminary last year’s sales data released by Kline indicate skin care category and the direct sales channel as the growth leaders. “We expect skin care to still be the foothold of the industry,” said Carrie Mellage, adding it appears mass market creams are growing at the expense of the luxury tier, where sales have softened. A growth tendency is also visible in the internet sales. The “Net now accounts for 1.4 percent, or $498 million, of the $35.6 billion dollar U.S. personal care industry [in manufacturing sales]. The Internet is now a truly viable channel” for beauty, Mellage said.
Jan. 15, 2010:  Private Blog
Commercial use of Cognitive Edge methodology
David Snowden originally designed his software for certain intelligence agencies. He prefaced the tweet with “From counter terrorism to cosmetics in 4 years.” The first link was to a cosmetic industry news site: Cosmetics Design article about Kline Group has launched KlinePulse, a new research tool aimed at gathering more targeted insights into consumer trends and patterns for personal care. …
Jan. 15, 2010:  Business Courier
Former P&G soap plant looks to clean up
While St. Bernard Soap has been expanding, the market for bar soap has been mostly flat. According to Kline bar soap accounts for 38 % of the U.S. market for personal cleansing products but has been losing share to body washes and liquid soaps. Carrie Mellage, Kline’s director of consumer products, said consumers are increasingly interested in multifunctional products that go beyond basic cleaning to moisturize and exfoliate. Natural and “green” products and new scents are also growing in popularity, she said.
Jan. 13, 2010:  Cosmetics Design
Kline launches new research initiative for personal care
Kline Group is preparing a debut of KlinePulse, a new research tool aimed at gathering more targeted insights into consumer trends and patterns for personal care. “KlinePulse provides a truly unique perspective by marrying cutting-edge primary consumer research with industry data to provide marketers with a much more thorough understanding of how consumers perceive innovation,” said Nancy Mills, manager of Kline’s consumer products practice.
Jan. 6, 2010:  The New York Times
Prettier With Every Sip?
The notion that beauty comes from within is taken seriously in certain Asian countries. In recent years, ingestible products with beautifying claims have found their way into Europe and the United States. These products brought a return of $1.7 billion in 2007 and Kline expects the industry to grow to $2.2 billion by 2013.
Jan. 5, 2010:  Pharma Live
OTC strikes back
OTC category has been expanding more rapidly than the pharmaceutical market as a whole. This development is offering a growing opportunity to marketers, and relative lack of regulatory complexity would seem to make marketing OTC products much easier than dealing with prescription products, but OTC comes with challenges of its own. According to Kline, although growth of the OTC market is accelerating, a noticeable shift is underway toward private label purchases, making physician endorsement an important strategy for marketers to maintain and expand share. OTC recommendations usually require medical professionals to be supporters of the brand and to present the features and the benefits to their patients.


Dec. 30, 2009:  Lube Report
Long Hill to Climb for Russian Lubes
Total consumption of commercial and industrial lubricants in 2009 was down 23 and 16 percent respectively, compared to 2008,” said Ian Butcher, Senior Vice President at Kline, at the recent Lubricants Russia 2009 Conference. Highly dependent on the export of raw materials and basic commodities, Russia is one of the countries most impacted by the developments brought forth by the recession. While global lubricant consumption will start to recover in 2010 and in 2012 reach its pre-crisis level, recovery in Russia’s lubricants industry will lag.
Dec. 23, 2009:
Natural cosmetics conference: information and networking in pleasant atmosphere
The second natural cosmetics conference was held in Nuremberg on 22 and 23 September 2009 in the Congress Center CCN Ost.On the morning of the second day in particular, the conference emphasised the international dimension. Hana Hrstková from Kline Market Research, an international market research company, dealt with the natural cosmetics markets in Europe and the USA. As on the previous day in the panel discussion on labels and certification, she stressed the desirability of uniform standards and stopping the flood of logos.
Dec. 18, 2009:  Happi
McDonald has Big Shoes to Fill at P&G
Lafley's tenure was a profitable one that will be tough to top, says Carrie Mellage of Kline. In the Expert's Opinion column she comments on Robert McDonald new position as Chairman of the Board of Procter & Gamble.
Dec. 17, 2009:  WWD
Department Store Piece Of Beauty Pie Wanes
Weak economic conditions in the U.S. have caused the department store share of the beauty market to decline 2 percent from 2003 levels, according to new research by Kline. “The decline has prompted both marketers and retailers to actively engage customers with purchase incentives, loyalty programs and even direct sales,” the firm stated.
Dec. 14, 2009:  CosmeticBusiness
Brazilian Cosmetics & Toiletries Market Boosted by Middle Class Buying Power
According to latest data from Kline’s Global C & T market report, Brazil now tops France & Germany in terms of cosmetics and toiletries sales. Commenting on the reasons that triggered this growth, Carrie Mellage, director of Consumer Products practice at Kline, noted: „People in the middle- and low-income levels have seen a big improvement in their purchasing power, and they’re spending more on beauty products, but because value is still important, companies that offer quality products with midrange price points are among the fastest growing in the market.”
Dec. 11, 2009:  WWD Beauty
Natural Beauty: A $20 Billion Market
PARIS — Topics covered at the Natural Beauty Summit, which took place here on Nov. 23 and 24, covered far-ranging subjects, including market size, plus various types of consumption habits and retail channels. The global natural personal care market (comprising natural-inspired and truly natural products) is estimated at $20 billion in wholesale revenues in 2009, according to Hana Hrstková, a manager at Kline & Company.
Dec. 10, 2009:  COSMA
Cosmeceuticals for turbo beauty
Cosmeceuticals are products that contain biologically active ingredients that change the structure and appearance of skin, hair or nails. According to Kline, the global cosmeceuticals market is estimated to be worth $ 57 billion at retail, with Europe accounting for 35%, the US 18%, and Japan taking 11% of the total. Among recent trends, Kline is noting a focus on speciality actives and delivery systems in cosmeceutical products, including botanical actives, vitamins, marine ingredients and proteins. “It used to be the domain of luxury and professional channels, but now they transcend all personal care trade classes, from professional, luxury, speciality, direct and mass,” comments Anna Ibbotson, industry manager, chemicals & materials at Kline.
Dec. 2, 2009:  Inside Cosmeceuticals
From Marshmallows to Maybes
Doing a quick search on nutricosmetics and “beauty from within” seems to bring up articles, blogs, tweets, etc. on new products boasting anti-aging, anti-acne, anti-anything, followed with a skeptical glare and an ideology of if it’s too good to be true then …. This new wave of functional foods is huge, with constant product launches and a global market valued at $1.5 billion, according to Kline & Company.
Nov. 30, 2009:  Beauty Packaging
Fragrance Industry Hopes for Flat Sales
Expert panelists at The Fragrance Foundation’s State of the Industry lunch on November 17th at The Harvard Club in New York City agreed on one point: The economy was in for the long haul in terms of a full recovery. Susan Babinsky, senior vice president of consumer products at Kline & Company said that the good news is fragrance sales remain above the $5 billion mark but the not-so-good news is four consecutive years of negative sales growth.
Nov. 23, 2009:  Mail On Sunday
Cellulite-Busting Marshmallows, Anti-ageing Jam - a Skincare Miracle or Too Much to Swallow?
Products dubbed 'beautyceuticals' or 'nutricosmetics' are the newest evolution of the trend towards functional foods - ordinary food such as yoghurt and spreads enriched with health-giving ingredients. Market research firm Kline & Company values the global nutri-cosmetic market at $1.5billion. But is this pure nutrition - or pure hype?
Nov. 20, 2009:  Happi
It’s a Wash
Shower gels give a boost to the personal cleanser market, as sales rise 5% in 2009. There is a global movement toward body washes and more upscale products, says Nancy Mills, industry manager, consumer products, Kline & Company. Products such as body washes and, to a lesser extent, bar soaps have become increasingly sophisticated, offering various benefits such as skin care properties starting with moisturization, exfoliation and going as far as offering anti-aging benefits.
Nov. 19, 2009:  Cosmetics Design
Personal Care Market Set For Strong Recovery in 2010
An upturn in the US consumer products industry is likely to benefit the personal care sector as 2009 draws to an end, indicating a much stronger year ahead. Kline & Company industry analyst Carrie Mellage, believes that the worst could now be over for the personal care industry and that looking ahead some of the key growth areas for potential are about to get even more interesting.
Nov. 19, 2009:  Happi
Consumer Products Set to Rebound Next Year
With the U.S. GDP growing 3.5% in the third quarter, economy recovery is on the way for consumer products companies, according to Carrie Mellage, director, consumer products, Kline & Company. Ms. Mellage noted that in recent months there have been store closings, companies going out of business and, of course, discontinued brands. Still, there are signs of growth. Sales of natural personal care products in the U.S. have grown by about 8% in 2009
Nov. 18, 2009:  Cosmetic News
Unilever Raises Personal Care Profile in Europe
As consumers continue to search out value-for-money products, the personal care segment has maintained sales despite the recession. Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever is banking on the category’s health with its €1.27bn acquisition of Sara Lee Corporation’s global personal care and European detergents business. Carrie Mellage, consumer products director at Kline & Company, says only time will tell if this is a smart move by Unilever. The personal care market still grew in 2008 and will likely only post a marginal decline in 2009, says Mellage.
Nov. 13, 2009:  Happi
How Green Is Your Cleaner?
The poor economy may be hampering sales, but green offerings continue to blossom in the industrial and institutional cleaning category. According to Kline & Co. estimates, the U.S. I&I market is currently worth $11 billion. Bruce Boynick, a senior associate with Kline, noted that prior to the recession, the I&I industry was growing at a slow, but steady 2.5-3% clip. Unfortunately, 2009 is shaping up to be a no-growth year for the industry.
Nov. 9, 2009:  Travel Trade Weekly
Qatar Launches into New Fuel Economy
By pioneering the use of gas to liquid (GTL) fuel, Qatar has placed its airline into a fundamentally different fuel economy to its competitors, according to Ian Moncrieff, Vice President - Oil & Gas, with Kline and Company. The primary benefit for GTL fuels is their costing independence from the volatility of oil prices, he said.
Oct. 20, 2009:  Lubes "n" Greases
Competition Heats Up In China
While Lubricant and base oil demand crash in most of the world, China's appetite for oils keeps climbing. According to Flora Liu, manager with Kline & Company, China's lubricant market was estimated to be 5.5 million tons, valued at U.S. $12.1 billion, in 2008.
Oct. 20, 2009:  ICIS
Japanese Demand Is Up For Anti-Aging And Sun Care Products
Amid a sagging global economy, sales continue to lift for anti-aging, sun care and natural-based cosmetic products in Japan. According to Karen Doskow, associate project manager, consumer products, Japan's C&T sales last year were $23.1bn (€15.4bn) at the manufacturers' level. Doskow notes strong overall demand for antiaging products because of Japan's aging population. Professional/doctor skin care brands, she adds, are seeing increases as well.
Oct. 12, 2009:  Chemical Week
Specialty Chemicals
Specialty chemical makers are jumpstarting R&D efforts, seeking to improve the success rate of projects, speed up commercialization, and generate higher returns. Their aim is on finding the next product or technology that will quickly and significantly add to their bottom line—the eureka factor to set them apart from competitors. One solution is to focus beyond traditional products and markets where there’s declining value, says Kline & Company. Specialty producers need to move further down the value chain, and get closer to the ultimate consumer, Kline says.
Oct. 12, 2009:  The Times
Anti-ageing Creams Herald Age of the Cosmeceutical
Anna Ibbotson, chemicals and materials industry manager at Kline, notes that of all the personal care segments in the market, cosmeceuticals has enjoyed the strongest growth. Furthermore, companies producing nutritional supplements now have an extra incentive to exploring the market, as the lines between sectors blur.
Oct. 7, 2009:  Journal Sentinel
JohnsonDiversey Sells 46% Stake, Will Change Name
A New York private equity firm will invest $477 million in JohnsonDiversey Inc. and assume a 46% ownership stake as part of a broad recapitalization of the company that also includes debt restructuring. The moves are the latest in a series that have seen JohnsonDiversey restructure as it has become the world's second-largest company by sales of industrial/institutional cleaning, sanitation and hygiene products. St. Paul, Minn.-based Ecolab Inc. is the largest company, said Bruce Boynick, a senior associate at Kline & Co.
Oct. 5, 2009:  Cosmetics Design
Changing Retail Landscape Helps Define Cosmetics in BRIC Markets
The fast-changing retail landscapes in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC markets) are creating new opportunities for cosmetics and personal care players to market products. Speaking at the recent HBA conference program, held in New York City last month, Kline Group’s Carrie Mellage lifted the lid on each of these markets to show how the retail channels are evolving and to describe how companies are taking advantage of this.
Oct. 4, 2009:  Premium Beauty News
The Natural Cosmetics Market Needs Better Consistency
Speakers at the Natural Cosmetics Conference 2009 in Nuremberg (Germany) have debated the future of organic and natural cosmetics in Europe and the USA. They consider that the segment still has a high potential for growth but needs more consistency at all levels: from standards to retail concepts. Kline’s manager Hana Hrstková who also presented at the conference confirmed that consumer’s awareness in is growing and will help pave way for new product receptivity.
Oct. 1, 2009:  GCI
New World Economy Drives Shift in Global Beauty Retailing
According to Kline & Company's Beauty Retailing 2008 Global Series, the cosmetics and toiletries market posted a respectable 3.9% growth in sales in 2008 despite the global recession. But perhaps more important than the overall growth, the latest numbers indicate a significant shift in where consumers are shopping in nearly all of the major markets around the world.
Sep. 21, 2009:  OEM/Lube News
PCMOs to Lead Recovery From Recession
Global PCMO consumption and growth will recover from the recession more rapidly than other automotive oils and should return to a pre-recession scenario in the next 12 months or so. This was just one of the key findings and conclusions by Kline and Company in their study Competitive Intelligence for the Global Lubricant Industry 2008-2018.
Sep. 18, 2009:  ICIS
Specialty Chemical Industry Presents Growth Opportunities
The expansion of specialty chemical operations in China is transforming the country's landsape and encouraging diversification. Long known for its leading role as a petrochemical and commodity chemical supplier, China is changing its landscape as the government pushes to expand specialty chemical projects. The Chinese government has been trying to raise specialty chemicals’ share of the market to 45% as part of its efforts to transform the industry, says Li Wang, managing director, Asia, for Kline & Company.
Sep. 18, 2009:  Purchasing
No Polymer Supply Shortage in 2010
Polymer buyers not likely to see a supply shortage in 2010 and years beyond, says Howard Blum, senior associate at Kline & Co. A global surplus should provide sufficient supply until 2012. Polymers are about 30% of total chemistry, with about a third of all chemicals acting as raw materials for resins.
Sep. 10, 2009:  BW Confidential
China. What Recession?
The recession has done little to dampen spirits in China’s beauty market. Kline & Company predicts the market will grow by 11% in 2009, just 1% less than in 2008. The selective market is seeing an even stronger performance, with sales up 20%.
Sep. 9, 2009:  Lubes "n" Greases
Recession Takes Bite Out of Lubes
Global lubricant consumption is expected to experience a 9 percent average annual decline between 2007 and 2009, but should return to 2007 levels by 2012, Kline projects in a recent study that examines the impact of the global recession on the lubricants industry. Kline estimated global lubricants consumption in 2008 at 38.2 million metric tons, a 3 percent decline compared to 2007. The reason is the lubricants industry felt the impact of the recession only in the last quarter of 2008,” Milind Phadke, project manager for Kline’s energy practice explains.
Sep. 7, 2009:  OEM/Lube News
Russia’s $4 Billion Lubes Market to Shrink 15%
The Russian lubes markets, estimated at 1,805 kilotons worth $4.26 billion last year, is expected to decline this year, having been significantly negatively impacted due to the economic recession. Lube consumption is expected to be down by over 15% in 2009 versus 2008. Geeta Agashe, VP Kline and Co.’s Energy Practice, told OEM/Lube News We expect the Russian lubes market to shrink by double-digits over the next two years. It is expected that this country will only start recovery by 2011.
Sep. 3, 2009:  Happi
Marketers Are Looking To Revitalize The Home Fragrance Category For 2010
Despite lackluster sales during the past year, the home fragrance market is well positioned to capitalize on the fact that, for a variety of reasons, consumers are spending more time at home. To make the most of a tough situation, home fragrance marketers must retrench, reinvent, and rethink their product development, distribution and marketing strategies, noted Karen Doskow, associate project manager, Kline & Company.
Aug. 25, 2009:  Cosmetics Design
Beauty Supplements Need Their Own Brands, Says Analyst
The beauty from within trend has been tipped for impressive growth but the category is in its infancy and it is not clear how beauty companies should proceed to get the most out of it. Creating a new brand from which to market the beauty from within offerings could help build a successful product range, said Nancy Mills from market research company Kline.
Aug. 11, 2009:  ICIS
Capacity Closures at the Wilton, UK, Chemical Site Highlights the Threat to Chemical Sites Across Europe
Recents events at one of the UK's most important shared chemical sites will be sounding alarm bells at similar sites across Europe as the recession results in more permanent capacity closures. A spate of permanent closures at Wilton - a key part of the UK chemical industry - will result in a domino effect as one closure denies feedstock to other players on the site.
Aug. 5, 2009:  Lubes "n" Greases
It's Shell By a Nose
Shell remained the leader in global market share of finished lubricants in 2008, with a 13 percent share, edging out second place ExxonMobil, reported consultancy and market research firm Kline and Company. Kline’s study, “Competitive Intelligence for the Global Lubricants Industry, 2008-2018,” found that Shell remained ahead of its biggest competitor, ExxonMobil, which had an estimated 11 percent market share in 2008.
Aug. 4, 2009:  Nutra Ingredients
Understanding Differences in Global Beauty Foods Markets
The American market for beauty foods and supplements remains far behind the Japanese and European markets. According to market researcher Kline Group, the global market for nutricosmetics was worth $1.5bn in 2007, and is expected to grow to $2.5bn by 2012. The US accounts for only 3 percent of these sales. In contrast, Europe holds 55 percent of the market, and Japan holds 41 percent.
Jul. 27, 2009:  Lubrication Technologies
Group I Base Oil Production Declining But Its Future Remains Attractive
According to Milind Phadke, Energy Industry Manager, Kline & Company, Geographically, in North America, there is a surplus of API Group I, Group II, and Group II+ base oils and a shortage of Group III type base oils. In the Asia Pacific region, there is a surplus of Group II, Group II+, and Group III base oils and a shortage of Group I base oils. In Western Europe, there is a predominant surplus of Group I base oils and a shortage of all others. There is a shortage of all type base oils in Latin America and in the Rest of World.
Jul. 22, 2009:  Lubes "n" Greases
Competition Colors China Market
China’s lubricant market was estimated to be 5.5 million tons, valued at U.S. $12.1 billion, in 2008, said Flora Liu, a manager with Kline & Company, who provided an overview of China’s lubricant market at the ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference last month. The global recession, shifts in the Chinese market, geographic disparities and competition are all shaping China’s lubricants market, Liu said.
Jul. 21, 2009:  Chemical Weekly
New Kline Report Predicts Double-Digit Growth Rate for Synthetic Latex Polymers Industry Till 2013
A new report from leading consulting and research firm, Kline & Company, has estimated the growth rate of the Indian synthetic latex polymers market at about 14% (by volume) since 2005. The major driver for development of the synthetic latex polymers industry in India is the high growth rate of end-use industries like paints and coatings, adhesives, construction, automotive etc, explained Mr. Parvesh Magoo, Consultant, Chemicals & Materials Practice at Kline.
Jun. 29, 2009:  ICN
Mass Redefines US Beauty
With US consumers favoring less costly beauty regimes and the advent of sophisticated masstige lines, the selective cosmetics segment is feeling heat from the mass category, according to a report from market research company Kline & Company. We are starting to see mass products getting more sophisticated, while some smart luxury marketers are broadening their product lines to include mass products—this is an important shift, says Nancy Mills, industry manager Consumer Products, Kline & Company.
Jun. 22, 2009:  ICN
Ingredients Makers Continue to See The Appeal of Beauty
The personal care market remains a promising segment for ingredients suppliers despite the global recession, according to a report by market research group Kline & Company. The at-home treatments trend could also help to drive growth, as adding specific ingredients is a way for brands to diversify their offer, says Kline's industry manager Chemicals and Materials, Anna Ibbotson
Jun. 22, 2009:  Supermarket News
Recessionary Pressures and Demand for Health Care Reform Make for a Fertile Climate for New Entries Into the Rx-to-OTC Switch Field
Those who follow the over-the-counter segment say the current economic and political environment, with its emphasis on containing health care costs, favors the need for more costly prescription drugs to change status to less expensive OTCs for the self-care market. Laura Mahecha, industry manager, Healthcare, Kline & Company, noted that new OTCs coming to market are more-complex medications and therefore carry more weight in gaining FDA approval.
Jun. 17, 2009:  Lubes "n" Greases
More Lubes for Indonesia
In its study Competitive Intelligence for the Global Lubricants Industry, Kline & Company estimated the Indonesian finished lubes market at about 600 kilotons in 2007, accounting for almost U.S. $1.2 billion. Geeta Agashe, Kline’s vice president of petroleum and energy, noted that a lot of Japanese OEMs are involved in the Indonesian automotive market, including Honda, Toyota, Isuzu, Daihatsu and Nissan.
Jun. 17, 2009:  Cosmetics Design
Chemical Suppliers Can Ride Out Recession by Tapping into Cosmetic Trends
Maintaining investment in the research and development of innovative ingredients that tap into key cosmetics trends can help chemical companies survive the downturn. Staying ahead of the curve will remain critical: developing exciting new products, working with customers to devise strategic ‘packaging’ and marketing initiatives, as well as leveraging the at-home-treatment trend, can all help to drive growth for companies with the right approach to the market, says Anna Ibbotson, industry manager with Kline & Company
Jun. 15, 2009:  ICIS - Green Chemicals BLOG
Green Trend Affects Biocide Demand
A new report from consulting firm Kline & Company said that the green trend is affecting customers of specialty biocides within the cleaning products sector. Anna Ibbotson, Industry Manager at Kline's Chemicals and Materials practice says that although green cleaning products only comprise a small percentage of the total household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products market, sustainability and environmental responsibility is where the industry is focused.
Jun. 11, 2009:  Happi
Innovations Abound in Natural Ingredients for 2009
The natural personal care market in the U.S. jumped 19% to $2 billion in sales for 2008, according to a recent study from Kline & Company. Carrie Mellage, director of Kline's Consumer Products practice says major marketers are in an excellent position to leverage the naturals proposition that began with the smaller niche players.
Jun. 1, 2009:  The Tan Sheet
Switch Projected to Continue Driving OTC Market Growth in 5-Year Picture
Market researchers see multiple factors affecting the outlook for Rx-to-OTC switches, which remain the biggest growth driver in the nonprescription arena. Kline's Healthcare Manager Laura Mahecha notes that the broader OTC market grew by 2.4 percent in 2008 in all retail channels.
May. 27, 2009:  Cosmetics Design
Short-term Future for US Personal Care Looks Sluggish
A new study from Kline & Company predicts that overall growth for the next five years will be ‘moderate’, as sales pick up again by the end of 2010. The study points out that during 2009 - 2010 consumers will continue to shy away from expensive luxury personal care products and go for competitively priced mass and direct trade classes instead. “Many people have traded down on certain products, and as they get accustomed to buying some lower-priced or private-labels products, and shop more in the lower-priced channels, they might well continue with those habits after the tough times have subsided,” said Nancy Mills, manager of consumer products practice at Kline.
May. 25, 2009:  Life Science Leader
Examining The Next Megamerger
Talk to experts tracking changes in biotech, big pharma, and other related industries, and it’s easy to get a sense that they see the Pfizer/Wyeth and Merck/Schering-Plough mergers as signals that big pharma companies are trying to recreate themselves. Kline's Healthcare Manager Laura Mahecha says OTC medicines were a big part of why Pfizer was attracted to Wyeth, adding that other pharmaceutical companies may want to reexplore this area as well.
May. 20, 2009:  Lube Report
New Lease on Life for Group I Plants
Global supply of API Group I base oils will shrink to just half of the world’s total over the next decade, down from about two-thirds today, but thanks to the rising price of wax, existing Group I plants may enjoy a new lease on life, according to consultancy Kline & Co.
May. 20, 2009:  Lubes "n" Greases
Additive Demand Drifts Higher
Worldwide additive consumption will grow at an average annual rate of 0.7 percent — almost twice the growth rate of finished lubricants — from 2008 to 2013, Kline & Co. predicts. Dispersants, viscosity index improvers, antioxidants and friction modifiers in engine oils will account for most of the new volume. Kline’s Energy Industry Manager Milind Phadke said the consultancy pegs global lubricant consumption in 2008 at 40 million to 40.5 million tons. “Asia Pacific is now the largest lubricant consuming region,” Phadke said, accounting for 34 percent of total demand, followed by North America (26 percent), Eastern Europe (15 percent), Western Europe (12 percent), South America (8 percent), and Africa and the Middle East (6 percent).
May. 20, 2009:  ICIS
Nutraceuticals Market Looks Healthy Despite Downturn
Those wanting to adopt healthier lifestyles, prevent illness or manage their weight are increasingly turning to the nutraceuticals - or health ingredients - market. The sector has huge potential, and despite the global economic downturn and its significant impact on consumer spending, there still appears to be cause for optimism. "The market has grown very healthily; there's been phenomenal double-digit growth in the past few years, albeit from a very small base," says Anna Ibbotson, industry manager, chemicals and materials at Kline.
Apr. 23, 2009:  Newsweek
A Girl's Guide to Economics
As the truism goes, when times get tough, women buy lipstick to make themselves feel better. When the economy is in a recession, we spend on things that make us feel pretty. That may be true, but apparently those indulgences are no longer centered on lipstick. This recession around, it's flawless skin—not rosy lips—that has become the female pick-me-up. According to new figures from Kline & Company, lipstick sales across the board fell 5.8 percent during 2008, while liquid foundation sales have grown 2.5 percent.
Apr. 13, 2009:  ICIS
Chemical Companies Inject Innovation into Cosmetics and Personal Care
The cosmetics and personal care industry might not be immune to the global recession, but chemical firms are still doing better in this sector compared with their other markets. Historically, Kline says the US industry has fared relatively well during economic recessions with a focus on brand building and high visibility. Products that emphasize value and performance, including multipurpose products, are expected to lift the market in the coming months.
Apr. 11, 2009:  Financial Times
Lipstick Index Proves Cosmetic as Women Kiss Goodbye to the Boom
The Foundation Index appears ready to overtake the Lipstick Index as a barometer of economic activity this year as women plump for a layer of foundation as a pick-me-up in gloomy times, rather than a dash of lipstick. According to Kline and Company, sales figures in the U.S. suggest women are moving away from lipstick to foundation.
Apr. 10, 2009:  WWD
Bed Bath & Beyond Sows Seed for Natural Section
Bed Bath & Beyond is opening a new natural and organic section, Verdi Market, featuring nearly 20 different brands. Karen Doskow, associate Project Manager at Kline says that consumers’ desire for safer products and their concern for the environment have combined with more mainstream availability of natural products to drive growth in the market. “Bed Bath & Beyond has all of these doors, and they already have a foot in personal care with Harmon, so this is a real opportunity for them and for marketers.
Apr. 9, 2009:  Cosmetics Design
Economic Distress in Chemicals Spells Acquisition Opportunity
In this article, Eric Vogelsberg, Senior VP at Kline says that financing constraints are likely to rule out major deals but self funding and private equity options are open to companies prepared to capitalize on the plethora of opportunities for small bolt-on and mid market acquisitions. The Rhodia acquisition of the U.S. Mcintyre Group is an example of the sort of deal that is set to become more common place in the new market environment. He also articulates that not every cosmetic business is a good deal; being able to identify, and secure attractive deals is crucial.
Mar. 25, 2009:  Lube Report
Lanxess Starts China Additives Plant
Lanxess AG, operated by its subsidiary Rhein Chemie, has started up its new lubricant oil additives manufacturing plant in Qingdao, China. Rhein Chemie’s additives are used in metalworking fluids, hydraulic oils, industrial gear oils, turbine and compressor oils, rust preventives and greases. Geeta Agashe, vice president of Kline’s Energy Practice said in a web presentation on Opportunities in Lubricants in China that power generation has led to significant growth in the turbine oil category, while compressor oils, refrigeration oils and industrial gear oils were also growing
Mar. 23, 2009:  Rose Sheet
Kline Analyst Discusses Importance Of “Real” Innovation During Recession
In this article Kline & Company’s Laura Mahecha maintains that companies looking to trim expenses should keep R&D off the chopping block – assuming the innovations they are bringing to market are “real.” She also urges firms to consider a targeted approach to marketing during a downturn.
Mar. 23, 2009:  Lube Report
Lubricant Additives Consumption Projected to Grow Despite the Downturn
While the consumption of finished lubricants is projected to be flat between 2008 and 2013, consumption of lubricant additives will grow at a respectable 0.7% per year according to Kline. The consumption figure includes a decline followed by a recovery. "We project significant decline in consumption in 2009 and 2010 and recovery thereafter in N. America and Europe. While Asia will not see an actual decline in consumption, its growth rate will be lower to those before the recession. During 2011-2013 recovery in consumption is projected,” said Milind Phadke, project manager at Kline’s Energy practice.
Mar. 1, 2009:  Nutraceuticals World
The Mood Health Market
How companies can serve the unmet needs of the stressed and depressed.
In this article on functional foods, Nancy Mills, industry manager, Consumer Practice at Kline says that the market will exhibit strong growth during the next four to five years. “Scientific evidence supporting the claims of efficacy of the products, strong marketing efforts, and potential regulatory acceptance will boost the market in the near future,” she said. While Nancy notes that the entry of larger, multinational food/beverage marketers will also be an important contributor to growth, others believe success will come from several niche products exploiting a variety of ingredients and market positions.
Feb. 17, 2009:  CosmeticsDesign
Botanical Actives are Leading the Ingredients Market, Says Report
Improved performance and consumers' love of all things natural is pushing the trend for plant-based active ingredients, according to a recent Kline report. “Today’s consumer wants not only natural products, but also performance. These two requirements were regarded as contradictory a few years ago, but highly substantiated botanical products developed recently brought new solutions to formulators,” said Nikola Matic a Kline senior analyst.
Feb. 4, 2009:  Lube Report
Valvoline Gets on Goodyear’s Wagon
This month Goodyear begins offering Valvoline motor oils, transmission fluids, brake and hydraulic fluids, grease and fuel system cleaner nationwide, another successful push by the lubricant brand into the “do-it-for-me” market. George Morvey, project manager of energy at Kline, said this agreement is a big deal and a good move by Valvoline, especially on top of the 2007 deal with Sears. “They see the shift from retail to installed, and they’re also seeing the channel shifts and where the opportunities are,” Morvey told Lube Report.
Feb. 2, 2009:  Cosmetics Design - Europe
Economic Hardship Means Margin Pressures Will Hit Cosmetic Players
Continued pressure on margins is likely to be one of the biggest challenges faced by the personal industry as a direct result of the worsening global economy. In its latest research report, Personal Care: US Competitor Cost Structures 2008 Kline & Company is predicting that the problem is likely to be further exacerbated by the greater need to spend on marketing and advertising during these periods.
Jan. 26, 2009:  Happi
BRICs are Building Blocks for Many Companies
According to Kline & Co., the BRICs are advancing at a fast pace, averaging 10% annual growth in cosmetics and toiletries, compared to just 5% or less for major markets elsewhere around the world, including the U.S., Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Although the U.S. was still ranked No. 1 in 2007, China and Brazil have been moving up the standings and now hold third and fourth place, respectively. Personal care marketers trying to build their business should make Brazil Russia, India and China a foundation for all of their expansion plans.
Jan. 26, 2009:  OEM/Lube News
Metalworking Fluids 2008: Europe Market Analysis and Opportunities
Kline & Company last week presented a Web Conference on Metalworking Fluids 2008: Europe Market Analysis and Opportunities. Geeta Agashe, vice president, Petroleum and Energy at Kline, told OEM/Lube News "The long-term outlook for the Western European market is one of decline from a volumetric standpoint. However, regulatory and technological changes are creating pockets of opportunities in this region.
Jan. 22, 2009:  Economist
Lip Reading
Believers in the lipstick theory trace the phenomenon back to the Depression, when cosmetic sales increased by 25%, despite the convulsing economy. Not everyone is convinced. Reliable historical figures on lipstick sales are hard to find, and most lipstick believers can only point to isolated, anecdotal examples as evidence of the larger phenomenon. Data collected by Kline & Company, a market-research group, show that lipstick sales sometimes increase during times of economic distress, but have also been known to grow during periods of prosperity.
Jan. 21, 2009:  Nutraingredients-USA
New Report Breaks Down Global Mood Foods Market
Mood foods are emerging as the latest niche in the functional foods market, and are expected to experience continued growth, according to a new market report. Although the category is still in its development stages and lacks a standard definition, it is an area attracting significant interest from consumers around the world. According to a new report by Kline & Co, the market will “continue to experience healthy growth rates”, boosted by an aging population prepared to spend more on prevention rather than cures.
Jan. 1, 2009:  ICN
Holding Strong
Retail sales of cosmetics and toiletries in China have been on a growth curve since 2004. In contrast to other western markets, the Chinese has been booming, registering the double digit growth in all categories. Given the current pace of growth despite the economic outlook, even if China's global beauty market slows down, it will be a step ahead of other regions.
Jan. 1, 2009:  ICN
Pushing Prestige
Prestige (beauty) is the highest growth category in China. It has maintained growth in the past five years and the forecast for the next five is around 20% growth per year. We are now facing the global economic crisis, but we are still positive about growth says Jeanne Huang, Kline personal care industry analyst in the article on a surge in middle-class spending in China that forces retailers to go premium.


Dec. 31, 2008:  Lube Report
Slowdown Dents China’s Lube Demand
Geeta Agashe, vice president of Kline’s Energy practice, is quoted on findings from Opportunities in Lubricants 2008: China Market Analysis: “China is providing great potential for suppliers of lubricant basestocks, lubricant additives, and finished lubricants. Even though this market holds a lot of potential, it is a difficult market.” Due to recessionary trends worldwide, China is experiencing a slowdown in lubricant demand that is expected to continue. But she emphasized that Kline does not feel the overall lubes market in China will show a decline in 2009.
Dec. 10, 2008:  Happi
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Nowadays consumer is always looking for the next big thing to cure fine lines, wrinkles and a means to supplement results obtained from in-office procedures, such as Botox, at home. According to Karen Doskow, associate project manager at Kline, sales of professional skin care products rose 13% in 2007, with anti-aging products leading the category. “When you look at the general skin care market, it is up only 5 or 6%,” said Ms. Doskow. “The professional skin care market is growing at more than double that rate.”
Dec. 1, 2008:  Rose Sheet
To Firms Struggling In Economic Gloom: Innovation May Be Way Out Of Darkness
Consumer goods firms struggling in the current economic gloom must run their business with the understanding that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. Nancy Mills, consumer products industry manager at Kline, notes that while the immediate economic outlook may not be cheery, consumers will still need to buy basic necessities. Marketers should be asking "How can we come out ahead once this whole meltdown mess is over?". Mills advises companies to focus on core brands and products and to shed excess baggage, just as consumers are lightening their cabinets and simplifying their beauty regimens.
Dec. 1, 2008:  Rose Sheet
Consumer Confidence, Brand Awareness Down; Marketers Must Get Creative
As consumers are watching jobs evaporate, the stock market plummet, and their home values shrink, all of which are undermining their sense of purchasing power, marketers must get creative. At a Fragrance Foundation-sponsored State of the Industry event, attendees agreed that fragrance marketers need to be offering value––something more than a great scent alone. A gift-with-purchase program is one possible way to buoy sales during the holiday season, according to Susan Babinsky, senior vice president of Kline’s Consumer Products practice. Fragrance marketers may also look to create value by making a functional fragrance that exceeds consumer expectations for what a fragrance can be.
Nov. 20, 2008:  Cosmetic News
The Fragrance Foundation Foresees Challenging Road Ahead
At the recent State of the Industry luncheon, held by the US non-profit organization The Fragrance Foundation, Susan Babinsky senior vice president of consumer products at Kline and Company presented prognosis for the fragrance industry in the coming months. Flat will be the favorable scenario,” Babinsky said, nonetheless pointing to developing markets as strategically crucial for fragrance players. She cited an improving economy in Brazil, strong buying power for luxury items in Russia, “tremendous potential” in the Indian market and the dynamic Chinese market as key areas of opportunity.
Nov. 1, 2008:  Happi
Are Multinationals Missing the Natural Movement?
Small and mid-sized personal care companies have embraced the natural trend. Meanwhile, large companies only enter the category via acquisitions. In this article Carrie Mellage, director of consumer products research at Kline, points out that while the multinationals may not be launching dedicated natural ranges, they may be taking steps to become more green. “P&G is doing more to reduce its carbon footprint, such as producing more concentrated laundry detergent. It may not be natural, but it uses less packaging and creates less waste,” she affirmed.
Nov. 1, 2008:  ICN
Makeup: How is color faring in the gray economy
There is a bullishness among retailers and suppliers that suggests that makeup sales will hold firm in today's slow economy. Globally, growth has been driven by emerging markets as well as product innovation and fashion trends. Should makeup sales take a turn for the worse in western markets, there is hope for strong growth within the BRICs, and in India and China in particular. Carrie Mellage, director of consumer products research at Kline, points out the importance of the burgeoning youth market in India and China: “These younger consumers are into colors, shimmer and sparkle, and are only just developing their usage patterns.”
Oct. 1, 2008:  COSSMA
How Natural Is Natural?
More and more companies are jumping on the natural products bandwagon, but their products may not always fulfill their promises of natural goodness. A lack of regulations defining exactly what constitutes natural and organic formulations is allowing anyone to make such claims, resulting in consumer confusion. “How natural is natural?” is the question that is being raised in response. Kline has devised a method of classifying beauty products on a scale of 1 to 10, identifying brands that use almost exclusively synthetic ingredients, those that use mainly botanical extracts from organically farmed sources, and those that fall somewhere in between.
Sep. 19, 2008:  GCI
Kline & Co. Reports Growth of Department Stores in China and India
According to Jeanne Huang, industry analyst at Kline, new department store doors are opening in China and India, due to the countries' emerging middle classes. India and China are experiencing growing disposable incomes. “One particularly attractive aspect of the Indian economy is the large proportion of consumers in the coveted 18-to-35 age bracket, currently at 300 million and expected to balloon to 450 million by the end of 2011...”
Sep. 11, 2008:  Cosmetics Design - Europe
India Market Brimming with Up-Market Potential
Approximately 33 percent of the market in India comprises basic personal care and toiletry products, compared to around 12 percent globally – figures that suggest there still remains plenty of room for growth in more high-end items, reveals Karen Doskow, an associate project manager at Kline, at the HBA conference held in New York. Doskow was highlighting key market information from the company's recently published report on the Indian personal care market, which underlines the fact that the market is growing fast and heading in new directions.
Sep. 5, 2008:  WSJ Magazine
Indian Beauty
Kline comments on the India beauty market, one of the fastest-growing beauty markets in the world in this story on India’s Shahnaz Husain’s natural beauty company based on ancient science of ayurveda blended earthy tradition with aggressive modern marketing to create an ambitious little beauty empire. According to Kline estimates, Husain’s company is India’s market leader for skin-care products sold in salons and through other professional channels yet it accounts for only 2 percent of the $630 million natural-products market there.
Aug. 31, 2008:  Cosmetics Business - ECM
Brazil Hair Care 2008
According to Kline's latest report on the Global Cosmetics and Toiletries the hair care sector accounts for the largest segment of C&T sales in Brazil. The multinational companies are at the forefront of hair care product innovation in Brazil, but local companies are gaining a strong foothold in this market too. Kline’s study shows that although the market is rather concentrated, with the top five hair care companies holding approximately a 51.8% share of the hair care products market between them, an increasingly competitive environment has emerged in recent years.
Jul. 25, 2008:  Cincinnati Enquirer
Kroger Making Big Changes in Beauty Aisle
Carrie Mellage, director of consumer products research at Kline commented on grocery giant Kroger's recent reconfiguration of the cosmetics aisles at 3 local Cincinnati area stores. The move will make health and beauty products more accessible and appealing to women shoppers. "Food retailers haven't given attention to this category, and they've been losing share, mostly to mass merchandisers and drug stores. This Kroger initiative could reinvigorate what's happening in that channel."
Jul. 23, 2008:  Cosmetics Design
Kline Analyst Praises Estee Lauder's Indian Venture
Commenting on the recent Estee Lauder purchase of a minority stake in India based Forrest Essentials, Carrie Mellage, director, consumer products industry research at Kline, confirms, "Estee Lauder is making a smart move. The Indian prestige market, where Forest Essentials is the number one spa brand, is an attractive proposition with sales growth last year of 23%, well above the overall growth rate for the India market which stands at 13%".
Jul. 21, 2008:  The Rose Sheet
Coty Honors Voice of "Liquid Gold" With New Take On Celeb Fragrance
Consumer Products research director, Carrie Mellage comments on Coty's new prestige scent, La Voce by Renee Fleming, honoring the Metropolitan Opera star and débuting at the Metropolitan Opera's Opening Night Gala. "Coty could have a lot of opportunities to co-promote the product at the opera house itself and have ads in the bulletins or in the programs -- maybe even sell it there on location. Connecting a fragrance to the opera experience and then offering a souvenir for people to bring home to remember their experience could be quite successful."
Jul. 16, 2008:  Lube Report
Shell Retains Global Lubes Lead
According to Kline's study "Competitive Intelligence for the Global Lubricants Industry, 2007-2017”, Shell remained the global market share leader in finished lubricants in 2007. Kline vice president, energy practice, Geeta Agashe, notes that while the global market for finished lubricants is mature the real opportunities are at the regional and country level. “Volume-wise, Asia is going to be the growth engine of the future, and China and India in particular, with demand declining in Western Europe, and North America being essentially flat,” she said.
Jul. 11, 2008:  Cosmetics Design - Europe
Kline Predicts Uneven Fallout from Economic Downturn
Carrie Mellage, Director, Consumer Products research at Kline, discusses the impact of today's sluggish retail environment on leading beauty companies. Mellage advised firms not to sit back. She said: "They should be careful not to be too guarded when it comes to new launches, innovation and marketing support. All are necessary to be successful in this market, and holding back now would only aggravate losses."
Jul. 4, 2008:  The Gulf
Chemical Reactions
For more than two decades, the Middle East has met a growing share of world demand for ethylene and propylene, the basic building blocks of the plastics industry. But the crunch point may be approaching due to overcapacity at home and slumping markets abroad. China, also earmarked for new petrochemical complexes has the advantage of healthy domestic growth. Fred Du Plessis, senior vice president at Kline, notes that the next few years will be a “quantum leap in complexity” for the Middle East petrochemicals sector, but this could actually have a positive effect. He also says: “I actually think the best thing for the GCC petrochemicals business now is a bit of a slowdown in the world economy. This will give people a chance to slow down, stop and think a bit and get a bit more rationale behind what they are doing.”
Jun. 30, 2008:  Rising Crude Drives SLP Price Hikes: Competitive Strategies in an Uncertain Market
Kline Chemicals and Materials Manager, Anna Ibbotson discusses the various strategies undertaken by SLP suppliers feeling the squeeze of rising raw material costs. Learn how suppliers are increasing production to meet demand yet also controlling costs to maintain competitive pricing.
Jun. 20, 2008:  ICIS Chemical Business
US Cleaners Demand Unified Green Standards
While demand for green cleaning products is rising, there is also growing consumer skepticism about green claims. A major factor driving the confusion about green labeling is the inconsistent definition of green, says Bruce Boynick, author of Kline's recent FlashPoint report on Green Cleaning. “There is not a Good Housekeeping seal of approval or an Underwriters Laboratories' seal to assure that a product is green" he says. "Green labels exist but are not codified, and they lack uniform government standards."
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Jun. 18, 2008:  Public Radio's Marketplace
Economy's Down, Lipstick's Up
Tough economic times have many seeing red -- and not just in their wallets. American Public Radio's Marketplace host, Jeremy Hobson reports on another economic indicator that's on a lot of people's lips. Kline's historical tracking of lipstick sales provides the basis for this radio segment which can be heard in full here.
Jun. 16, 2008: 
The Tan Sheet

Retail Clinics Deliver Second OTC Marketing Opportunity Plus Health Care
Laura Mahecha, Kline healthcare industry manager and author of U.S. Retailers' Perceptions of OTC Marketers 2008, discusses how drug companies increasingly rely on in-store retail health clinics as a “second place” in the store where nonprescription products can be stocked and marketed. Also commenting on consumer-directed care through flexible spending and health savings accounts Mahecha noted that "43 percent of retailers across all channels saw changes in their business resulting from consumer-directed care, with some respondents citing increased sales of generic products and vitamins.
Jun. 4, 2008:  ICIS Chemical Business
Central and Eastern Europe offers chemical sector great growth prospects
The forgotten region
After years of hype and hysteria surrounding the Middle East and Asia, Central and Eastern Europe is finally emerging from the shadows. In this article Fred du Plessis, senior vice president at Kline was quoted on the future of external investment in CEE. "With expansion projects, restructuring, privatization and consolidation, we're now beginning to see a positive flow of investment in CEE, which is indicative of its potential...".
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May. 29, 2008:  Professional Beauty
Market researchers say professional skincare industry will survive recession
Deirdre McNulty, project manager at Kline, was quoted in this article in reference to the future of the professional skincare industry in the time of recession. McNulty said: "With an ageing population and strong efforts by marketers of cosmetics to promote youthfulness, the desire for anti-ageing solutions continues to drive the entire cosmetics market, including the professional skincare segment."
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May. 26, 2008:  The Rose Sheet
Brazil Cosmetics Sales Rise 14% In 2007; More Double-Digit Growth Expected
Sérgio Rebelo, managing director of Factor de Solução, Kline's Latin America affiliate was interviewed for this article on the Brazilian personal-care market. Commenting on 2007 increase in sales of several large cosmetic companies in Brazil, Rebelo also analyzes increased purchasing power among lower- and middle-income consumers shopping for lines that offer a broad portfolio of products "that deliver good results at affordable prices.
May. 21, 2008:  Cosmetics Design
Kline Puts Lipstick Theory to the Test
Kline statistician, Noel Lim, has looked backwards through 50 years of sales data to find out whether lipstick sales really do rise as the economy sinks. He studied the relationship between lipstick sales and various economic indicators. "If the unemployment rate rises, one would expect demand for all goods and services to decrease, but in fact, the opposite is true for lipstick," said Lim.
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May. 21, 2008:  Lube Report
Sunny Forecast for Synlubes
According to a recent Kline study, global synthetic and semi-synthetic finished lubricant demand is forecast to grow by 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively, each year until 2017. Kline estimates that synthetics and semi-synthetics accounted for 9.7 percent of the global finished lubricant demand in 2007. “While 9.7 percent is the global number, the details are really at the country and product-type level,” said George Morvey, Kline energy industry Analyst.
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Apr. 30, 2008:  Lube Report
Marathon's Move: Tip of the Iceberg?
Milind Phadke, Kline energy industry manager discusses Marathon's decision to exit the lube base stock business in this article about the closing of Marathon's Catlettsburg, KY. base oil plant and the general vulnerability of U.S. base oil refiners in a market where global capacity is outstripping demand.
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Apr. 30, 2008:  Lube Report
Cosan Buys Esso in Brazil
Geeta Agashe, a vice president in Kline’s Energy Practice provides her analysis in this article about Brazilian ethanol giant Cosan's purchase of ExxonMobil's Esso Brasileira de Petroleo Ltda. subsidiary and its affiliates that market and distribute fuels, lubes and specialties. “ExxonMobil had a 10 percent market share in Brazil, in our opinion, in 2007,” Agashe told Lube Report. “This is a big market and a growing one, but it is intensely competitive.”
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Apr. 23, 2008:  Lube Report
ExMo Sells Iberian Business
Commenting on the impending sale of Esso Espanola and ExxonMobil Portugal Holdings to Galp Energia, Kline's vice president of Energy, Geeta Agashe expects this acquisition will catapult Galp to the number three position after Repsol and Cepsa in the Iberian lubricants market.
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Apr. 21, 2008:
OTC: Allergy Action
Laura Mahecha, Kline’s healthcare industry manager, was quoted in this article on the nature of Rx - to -OTC switches related to recent OTC Zyrtec launch, its distribution and sales at supermarkets in comparison with generic brand allergy medication. “Supermarkets are at a slight disadvantage with switches because brand marketers tend to focus on drug and mass channels with displays, signs and training."
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Apr. 2, 2008:  ICIS Chemical Business
Strong Growth for Antiaging Active Ingredients
Kline places specialty actives used in personal care products into five categories, with both vitamins and proteins/peptides each accounting for 30% of the market, followed by botanicals, with 25% polysaccharides, with 12% and enzymes/coenzymes, with 3%. The total value of the worldwide market for antiaging active ingredients is estimated by Kline to be approximately $400m.
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Mar. 20, 2008:  Cosmetics Design
Kalologie Skincare Appoints Pharma Executive to the Board
Karen Doskow, Consumer Products industry project manager, was quoted in this article in reference to the the sales of cosmetics and skin care products through the medical distribution channel. "It is not just dermatologists who are offering skin care products for sale in their clinics. General practitioners, gynecologists, obstetricians and even dentists are increasingly offering skin care products for sale in their clinics in an attempt to cash in on the economic potential they provide". Read full article
Mar. 19, 2008:  Lube Report
S-Oil, Total Team Up in South Korea
Geeta Agashe was quoted in this article on the recent joint venture agreement between S-Oil’s lubricant business division and Total’s lubricant subsidiary in South Korea. “Total-Isu had an estimated 7 percent share of South Korea’s combined lubricants market – including automotive and industrial lubricants, and process oils – in 2007.”
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Mar. 13, 2008:  Cosmetics Business
Brazilian C&T Market Posts Excellent 2007 Growth
Sérgio Rebêlo, managing director of Factor de Solucao and Kline Group shares his thoughts on the Brazilian cosmetics & toiletries market swell: “2007 was the year of the multinational company in Brazil, with top tier companies growing faster than smaller participants in the country. This movement was lead by companies such as Avon, who due to years of poor results in Brazil, due to fierce competition from Brazilian Natura, increased its sales by over 26% through a restructuring process that renewed the company’s portfolio. Other global players such as L’Oréal and Beiersdorf have also benefited, focusing heavily on developing functional products and investing heavily in advertising.”
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Mar. 8, 2008:  HAPPI
Extra Strength: The Latest Antiperspirants and Deodorants Fight to the Finish
Kline senior consultant, Anna Wang was quoted in this article covering recent trends in the marketing of antiperspirants and deodorants. “Consumers are willing to pay these higher prices for products marketed as clinical or prescription strength. In fact, the market is shifting toward more premium deodorants in general.”
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Mar. 1, 2008:  Journal of Petroleum Technology
Crystallography: The Long-Term Price of Oil
In the absence of huge technology investments to bring solids and gases firmly into the domain of liquid fuels, with continuing growth in world demand, and with declining surplus oil reserves in the Middle East, there are no obvious outcomes under which future oil price increases can be contained, writes Ian Moncrieff, Vice President Oil and Gas of Kline & Company. The bottom line is that $100/bbl oil is here to stay.
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Feb. 21, 2008:  Geeta Agashe Interviewed at ICIS 12th World Base Oils Conference
Geeta Agashe, vice president of KMR's Energy practice, discusses key issues facing the lubricants industry.
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Feb. 11, 2008:  ICIS Chemical Business
Play Your Cards Right
Kline EVP, Fred du Plessis and consultant, Frans van Antwerpen authored this article providing advice to SMEs on planning for and complying with the EU's Reach legislation. “Company obligations vary greatly. Reach requirements are stricter for manufacturers and importers than for downstream users and distributors”.
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Feb. 11, 2008:
No Money, No Problem
In the article on upscale skin and hair products sails, Anna Wang, senior consultant at Kline was quoted on how these products would do in an economic decline. “We have seen a movement towards premium and upscale products in the past few years, but it’s too early to say how the recent talk about a recession will affect this trend."
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Feb. 8, 2008:  Cosmetics Design Europe
Cognis chases fast market growth in India
Kline was quoted in this article about fine chemicals specialist Cognis opening a liaison office in Mumbai, India. "India has been cited as one of the most important emerging markets in the Asian region, with a 12.6 per cent increase in personal care sales revenue in 2006, according to Kline. Kline currently predicts increasing market sophistication as Indian consumers become more influenced by Western tastes."
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Feb. 4, 2008:
The Whole Tooth
Carrie Mellage, consumer products director at Kline supports her statements quoted in the article on oral care products with the Kline & Co Global Cosmetics & Toiletries 2006 report. “Globally, mouthwash is the fastest-growing category, up 7.5% in 2006…We project the global oral care market to advance at a compound rate of 5.3% to reach $27 billion by