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2012-04-03 02:22:18

SAN ANTONIO, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockin' Green, an eco-friendly laundry detergent and cleaning products company, was named "Best Laundry Detergent" in the About.com 2012 Reader's Choice Awards. Beating out some of the top laundry brands in the category, including ECOS, Purex, Method and Tide, Rockin' Green has proven that "green cleaning" is a top choice for consumers in the laundry room. "This is an incredible honor for Rockin' Green to be named the best laundry detergent, and a...

2012-03-19 22:20:34

LONDON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilever's Open Innovation team today launched a new online platform which offers experts the opportunity to help the company find some of the technical solutions it needs to achieve its ambition of doubling the size of its business while reducing its environmental impact. The global consumer goods manufacturer has extended its collaborative approach with partners to help it deliver a range of important innovation projects which...

2012-03-08 09:42:00

DUESSELDORF, Germany and ROCKY HILL, Conn., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than two decades, Henkel has been publishing a dedicated Sustainability Report alongside its Annual Report. In the 21st issue, which is being published today, the company is presenting its new Sustainability Strategy 2030. At the core of this is the goal of achieving more with less and tripling its efficiency. The new sustainability strategy applies to all business sectors and the entire value chain....

2012-02-28 09:30:00

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Henkel announces North American price increases on industrial products for the automotive and metals industries. The increases are a result of ongoing escalation of raw material and energy costs. Product categories that will be affected are adhesives, sealants, lubricants and surface treatment products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090415/DE99335LOGO ) The first increases were implemented in January, and the remaining will...

2012-02-21 14:36:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pereira & O'Dell announced today that it has been retained by Henkel Consumer Goods Inc., in North America as its agency of record for laundry and home care brands including Purex®, Renuzit® and Soft Scrub®. Henkel is a global leader in the consumer and industrial businesses. The North American region has grown rapidly during the past decade and generates approximately 20 percent of worldwide sales in the region. The company will...

2012-02-07 05:00:00

Using too much detergent can send products' benefits down the drain; Easy fixes that can save consumers' money on laundry costs YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using too much concentrated laundry detergent can wash its benefits away. Consumer Reports looked closely at products from All, Era, Purex, Tide and Xtra and uncovered unclear instructions and inconsistent cap measurements that make using too much detergent easy to do and can drive up laundry costs....

2012-01-25 13:01:46

Consumers who remember laundry detergents from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are about to get that déjà vu feeling – and younger people quite a surprise – as detergent manufacturers once again try a major repackaging of their products. Laundry capsules that contain single doses of detergent and take up less space than conventional detergents are set to make a comeback. That's the topic of an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News...

2012-01-04 06:30:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OM Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMG) today announced that it has purchased Rahu Catalytics Limited, the developer of a unique iron-ligand based chemistry for use in environmentally friendly coatings, composites and inks from Unilever Ventures and Management. The transaction includes all related intellectual property rights and master patents, as well as all manufacturing and supply agreements. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Since its...

2011-09-23 15:24:00

No Clear Winner in Powder vs. Liquid Contest; Target's Up & Up HE Fresh Breeze Only Detergent Deemed a CR Best Buy YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to overall cleaning, formulas from Tide and Wisk stood out in Consumer Reports' latest test of laundry detergents. Tide HE Plus Bleach Alternative and Ultra HE topped the Ratings of high-efficiency formulas and Wisk New Stain Spectrum Technology exceeded other conventional top-loader detergents. Up...

2011-08-03 23:22:00

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) has issued three key guidance documents that set the stage for the future of environmental cleanup. The documents comprise a comprehensive road map for sustainable remediation - a movement to encourage cleanup projects that remove potentially dangerous contaminants from the environment while limiting external impacts and minimizing the use of energy, water, and other natural resources. SURF's...