We have entered the second month of nearly all U.S. salons being closed as a result of the country’s effort to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19’s spread by way of social distancing. And while there are talks of starting to open businesses back up, it remains to be seen if salons will be included in that first wave of openings. Initially, May 1 was the optimistic date for this to begin, but Georgia has announced allowing salons to open as early as this week so there is hope.
Lubricant quality continues to improve, driven by regulations for fuel economy and emissions control. China has released their China VI emission standard for 2021, and India plans to skip Stage V and jump directly to Bharat Stage VI emission standard by 2020. These factors create new business and growth opportunities and challenges for the lubricant additive industry. Join our live webinar on Wednesday September 25Continue reading
No longer a niche segment, natural personal care products continue to increase their share in the overall beauty landscape. Cannabis-infused beauty products are also on the rise, with marketers rapidly incorporating cannabis into their product offerings. We will tackle these trending topics in a complimentary webinar taking place on March 13 at 10:00 AM EST. Continue reading
Pest control is a major issue in animal-based agriculture due to the impact of these pests on productivity. Insects annoy and irritate animals, transmit disease, reduce weight gains, and reduce production. Producers have gone to extraordinary lengths in sanitation, manure and litter removal, facility design, and air handling to eliminate potential entry points and breeding areas for flies and other insects. Still, situations remain that are most effectively handled by an insecticide application.
The professional skin care market in Europe continues on an upward path, closing another dynamic year in 2018 and registering higher growth than the previous year by almost 5%. Attend our live presentation on Tuesday, January 29, at 10 AM CET to learn about the latest developments in this market based on our recently published Professional Skin Care Global Series report.Continue reading
The global shipping industry faces a period of immense economic and technological challenges. The industry continues to suffer from overcapacity and poor profitability. At the same time, emission limits are set to tighten in the coming years. Engine OEMs, ship owners, oil refiners, and bunker fuel suppliers all face difficult strategic decisions for complying with the new emission regulations while enhancing profitability.