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It is good practice in perfuming any product to learn as much as one can of the properties of that product. This is particularly true of granular or powdered detergents. Chemically a detergent contains a blend of one or more surfactants employed to provide wetting action. These may be expected to have little or no chemical action on perfume materials, but may have some interfering odor. Detersive action is provided by alkaline salts, such as phosphates and/or carbonates. These make up a large part of the composition. Water is also present as product moisture.
In celebration of its 90th anniversary, ACI is promoting cleanliness and freshness with not only clean fragrances, but also clean products. Board members share their insights on customers who help their industry grow.
The EPA has introduced a "Safer Choice" label that highlights products with ingredients it considers to be "safer" based on human health and environmental criteria.
The goal of my presentation is to provide the perfume industry with our view of fragrance as a key material in cleaning products. Fully realizing that most perfumers see fragrances with artistry and passion, I must confess that I am treating perfume as simply a raw material used to create another product.
National Product displays. In recent years certain tendencies have been consistent in the U.S. household products market. While we hesitate to call any action in the market a trend, there are certain consistent traits in the U.S. marketplace. First and most obvious is the over all high quality of perfume in almost every market segment. We believe three major product factors contribute to this quality improvement:
Perfumery applications. This short view on economy illustrates the importance of soap and detergent perfumery.
This kind of research can be useful to the perfumer in creating better, more odor stable perfumes. It also can help a company better utilize the millions of dollars spent annually on soap perfumes and receive full value for that money.
ISIPCA and IFF partner together to establish a master's program for future perfumers and food flavorists.
Henkel knows our dirty secret: we forget to move loads of laundry to the dryer. So they sit, forgotten, in a damp funk. That's why the company has (thankfully) patented photolabile pro-fragrances to extend the freshness of laundry fragrance.
This article will address soap fragrances, of which cedarwood and its derivative are a part. Cedarwood is a good fixative; it has a rounding effect on the odor of other perfume components and does not discolor in soap.