Trends shaping the personal care industry

Trends shaping the personal care industry

According to a report by Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA), the beauty and personal care (BPC) segment in India is expected to touch $10 billion by 2021 growing at an annual rate of 5-6 per cent on the back of evolving consumer awareness and aspirations. In the past, brands alone would define what qualified as beauty. Now however, with multiple options to choose from, consumers are in the driving seat and have a larger say in the ever-evolving perception of beauty. In 2018 and beyond, as consumers create their own definitions of beauty, which look beyond age, gender, and body type, brands that try to appeal to the ‘mass’ will miss the mark. Read More

Toyochem Co. Ltd. a member of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan launched the LIOELM™ FTS series of thermally conductive adhesive sheets as a heat-dissipation solution in power devices. Efficient thermal management is critical for reliability and performance of high power electronics, especially those found in automotive applications. With the protection of sensitive electronics from overheating in mind, Toyochem researchers in Japan were able to solve the performance trade-off problem between the elastic modulus and thermal resistance that typically arises in conventional epoxy-based thermal interface materials. Ultra-low modulus for reduced resistance. Read More

Glycerin Market size is expected to grow significantly in the coming years owing to its properties such as colorless, odorless, transparent viscous liquid with a sweet taste, highly soluble in water or alcohol, and a great solvent for other materials which makes it find majority of applications into personal care products, according to a report by Global Market Insights. The global personal care products market is expected to witness moderate growth, reaching approximately around $450.0 billion by 2017, and will grow significantly over the coming years. The product is also helpful in reducing numerous health problems, including skin irritation and constipation. Read More

By Scott Fallon: SABIC launches new Sheet and PP compounds for automotive applications; highlights material solutions to support the development of electric, connected and autonomous vehicles. LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC10 sheet: LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC10 sheet is the latest addition to the company’s expanding automotive glazing portfolio. This advanced new technology is engineered to comply with the stringent visibility, strength and abrasion resistance requirements of ECE R43 (Regulation No. 43 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations). It features a tough polycarbonate (PC) base with exceptional optical quality, combined with a unique, formable hard coating that is pre-cured sufficiently to allow processing. Read More