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A team of researchers from Cornell University (Ithaca, New York, USA) and International Ra vor s & Fragrances Inc. (IFF; New York, USA) received the American Cleaning Institute (formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) Distinguished Paper Award for the most outstanding research article published in 2009 in the Journal of Surfactants & Detergents (JSD).
Briefs inform July 2010, Vol. 21 (7) 415 “Supplies of oleic fatty acids are tight- ening as the material is being used to Surfactants, Detergents, & Personal Care News make dispersants—a key product that BP is using to break up a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico,” buyers and sellers told ICIS News in mid-May. Fatty acid producers include Procter & Gamble, Vantage Oleochemical, Emery Oleochemicals, and Dial, the ICIS report noted. nnn Siltech Corp. has acquired Rhodia’s manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Siltech will continue to manufacture Rhodia’s products under a long-term contract. Nove- care products produced at the facil- ity are used in shampoos, detergents, soaps, paints, lubricants, and hard-sur- face cleaners. nnn A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are reporting evidence that soil microbes have become progressively more resis- tant to antibiotics over the last 60 years. This trend continues despite more stringent rules on use of anti- biotics in medicine and agriculture, Rich Sedlak (left), senior vice president, technical and international affairs for the Ameri- and improved sewage treatment tech- can Cleaning Institute, congratulates Michael Incorvia, who accepted the ACI Distinguished nology that broadly improves water Paper Award on behalf of himself and his coauthors during the 101st AOCS Annual Meeting quality in surrounding environments. & Expo. The report appears in Environmental Science and Technology (44:580–587, ACI Distinguished 2010). formerly of IFF (now of Sheridan Ross PC); nnn and Michael Leonard, formerly of IFF. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. announced in mid-May that it was Paper Award Their paper, “Adsorption of Aroma Chemicals on Cotton Fabric in Different acquiring Smashbox Beauty Cosmet- Aroma chemicals are used to enhance a Aqueous Environments,” provides insight ics, Inc., a privately held, photo studio- variety of cleaning, fabric, and personal into why certain water-based surfactant inspired prestige cosmetics company
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