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
With a multitude of new brands entering the beauty space, some indie brands are beginning to recognize underserved gaps in the market. These innovative brands target segments such as intimate beauty or take advantage of the growing acceptance of cannabis products to stand out from traditional marketers. Still, brands are discovering that these topics remain slightly controversial and strive to promote conversations regarding the trends.Continue reading
While HI&I cleaning and personal care applications are relatively well-defined, mapped, and known markets, industrial applications are more complex and fragmented. A variety of industrial applications in which surfactants may not be a focus for surfactant suppliers is causing a lower degree of rivalry. The market itself is very fragmented with few larger applications, such as food, crop protection, and lubricants, and many mid-sized and smaller applications. Different end-use applications have various expectations from consumers and unmapped driving forces. Kline’s in-progress report will assist industrial surfactants suppliers by providing them with a clear picture of the market.Continue reading
Our recently published Salon Hair Care Global Series shows another year of robust growth for the industry that already accounts for over $14 billion globally. This is driven in part by products focused on care and treatment.
Shampoos and conditioners lead the way with over 4% growth in 2018, with treatments at the forefront of this increase. A large part of treatments is dedicated to restoring hair health from the damage caused by chemical procedures, especially hair coloring, as well as the extensive use of hot tools.Continue reading
There is much hype surrounding consumer-use cannabidiol (CBD) for health and wellness. There are hundreds of companies marketing tons of products; however, there is little consumer education or advertising, along with very nebulous claims, if any, about what the products will do for those who take them. There is even less information on dosage recommendations or clear labeling to help consumers understand how much CBD is actually contained in oral drops, tinctures, gummies, and other popular forms. In short, there’s lot of buzz surrounding this ingredient but little substance.Continue reading
The global beauty devices market continues to grow, however there has been a shift in the regions propelling growth — from the United States and Europe in the initial years of industry development to Asia in recent years. Attend this upcoming webinar on September 11 at 10 AM EST to see how individual country markets are performing and what factors are driving industry growth.Continue reading
Consumers are increasingly paying attention not only to what they put in their bodies but also to what they put on their bodies. The trend toward clean eating—choosing whole, “real” foods and minimizing consumption of processed or refined foods—continues to grow, and the focus on food choice has extended to personal care products. The list of ingredients that are bridging the way from the kitchen table to the shower reads much like a grocery list: almond, avocado, coconut, honey, lemon, mango, olive oil, and vinegar.Continue reading
The markets for foodservice cleaning products in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are growing moderately. Over the past two years, restaurants and lodging establishments have emerged as powerhouses of industry growth.
Key market trends including control of foodborne illness, food safety, and strict sanitation regulations are all drivers propelling growth of foodservice cleaning products. Continue reading
With the continuous shift in consumer preferences, marketers and retailers are challenged to stay relevant in the beauty and personal care space. In recent years, an exciting development has been making inroads across all beauty channels: private-label beauty.
The private-label beauty segment has been advancing rapidly, as an increasing number of retailers such as QVC, Saks Off 5th, and Dollar General have entered this lucrative space. According to our recently published Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, in 2018, private label climbs to the top 10 position in the beauty market in terms of annual sales, competing with giants such as Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. Moreover, these products advance almost 10% in 2018.Continue reading
The lubricant additives market has traditionally been slow to embrace major changes and shift to new chemistry, as traditional chemistries have served the industry well for many decades, and OEMs tend to be more comfortable with tried-and true-components such as ZDDP antiwear additive. However, with the ever-increasing push toward greater fuel economy, OEMs are being driven toward new technology and metallurgy for their drivetrains along with continuing to lower the engine oil viscosity requirements. These shifts, along with the push for longer lubricant life, may be pushing traditional chemistries to their performance limit, where adding more simply isn’t good enough or may be chemically limited to protect exhaust after treatment devices.Continue reading