January 25, 2008

Green and bubbly

I'm off next week to the annual Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, where the global cleaning industry will talk about sustainability, regulation, trends, and maybe a little bit about politics.

For now I'll leave you with these two interesting articles from ICIS Chemical Business about the trend towards a more green cleaning industry.

1. Sean Milmo reports about the growing global consumer demands for greener soaps and detergents.

2. Andy Brice talks to various chemical companies who have been increasing their offerings of eco-friendly and renewable-based surfactants, the major raw materials for detergents and other cleaning products.