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Known as ECOSURF EH -3, 6, and 9, the surfactants are said by Dow to have "an excellent environmental profile" and to be biodegradable "with low aquatic toxicity," while meeting the criteria for the US Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment Surfactant Screen.
Briefs inform May 2009, Vol. 20 (5) 309 Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Michi- gan, USA) agreed on March 10, 2009, to complete its purchase of Rohm and Haas Co. (R&H: Philadelphia, Pennsyl- S&D News vania, USA), narrowly averting a trial. Rohm and Haas sued Dow in January after Dow refused to proceed with the takeover, claiming the deal under its original terms would jeopardize Dow’s future, according to the Reuters news service. In related news, Rohm and Haas was named Best Innovation Contrib- utor 2008 by Henkel’s Laundry and Home Care business. The award was given for “breakthrough technology for automatic dishwashing detergents.” nnn Operating profits of Sasol’s olefins and surfactants unit dropped 71% year- on-year, the South African company announced in March 2009 in report- ing financial results for the six months’ ending December 31, 2008.”While we will continue to carefully monitor and review the performance of all assets in the Sasol O&S (olefins and surfac- tants) portfolio, we do not intend to SC Johnson begins “DEP has been extensively researched and has been deemed safe by various scientific sell Sasol O&S at this stage and will therefore retain and further optimize ingredient labeling bodies.” this business,” the company said. SC Johnson (Racine, Wisconsin, USA) has upped the ante in the North American Contaminants in children’s products nnn German consumer products company consumer products market by announc- Henkel’s sales in China have increased ing in March 2009 that it will begin listing ingredient information on its labels and on The watchdog organization that found lead 48% to $700 million in 2008, accord- a website (www.whatsinsidescjohnson. in lipstick in 2007 gained press in March ing to the Shanghai Daily newspaper. com). 2009 with its report on contaminants in chil- In addition, the company’s global sales The company said it will list all ingre- dren’s bath and personal care products. for 2008 rose by 8.1% to $17.9 billion. dients including dyes, preservatives, and The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics The Asia-Pacific region accounted for fragrances on product labels. This goes (San Francisco, California, USA) released 11% of Henkel’s global sales in 2008,
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