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June 28, 2012
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  Business Update 
  • Clariant eyes exit from non-core chemical markets
    Clariant is planning to divest assets in sectors including textile chemicals and emulsions/detergents. "We will implement these portfolio management measures with the same speed and determination as that of our activities in the restructuring phase," said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. "They are an important prerequisite for reaching our targets by 2015. At that point, a newly aligned Clariant will be even more profitable and will generate more than 70% of its sales from non-cyclical business units," he added. ICIS News (U.K.) (6/22), Reuters (6/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Clorox CEO offers a clean vision
    Don Knauss, CEO of Clorox since 2006, said the company is expanding domestically partly by providing a "one-stop shop" for hospitals and other health care facilities. The company is focusing growth on the U.S. and Latin America, he said. "We like those businesses; we have scale that helps margin and performance grow," Knauss said. The Wall Street Journal (6/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Science and Policy 
  • Scientists hope research will lead to odor-resistant textiles
    Researchers from the University of Alberta are studying T-shirt fabrics to identify odor-causing chemical compounds, with the goal of developing a material to resist them. "Doing the analysis was a big challenge in this study. But it's good, because this is the kind of thing we have to consider when we're looking at a real-world sample; we're not looking at a contrived situation," said chemistry scientist James Harynuk. The Edmonton Sun (Alberta) (6/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  • Dow Chemical burnishes image through sustainability
    Dow Chemical's focus on sustainability is leading to recognition for its health, environment, safety and sustainability achievements. Dow's next goal is to tackle global issues through innovation, with the first being low-saturated-fat Omega-9 Oils developed by Dow AgroSciences. Bloomberg (6/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ACI News 
  • ACI strengthens commitment to sustainability initiatives
    The American Cleaning Institute has named Melissa Bernardo as manager, sustainability programs, a newly created position that will strengthen ACI's sustainability efforts for the cleaning products industry. ACI also announced that Brian Sansoni, ACI vice president, communications and membership, will add the title of vice president, sustainability initiatives. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ACI Mid-Year Meeting presentations available on Members Only Website
    ACI and the American Association of Poison Control Centers work hand-in-hand to share and deliver messages on using laundry and cleaning products safely. You can now review AAPCC Executive Director Debbie Carr's presentation at ACI's Mid-Year Meeting on how her organization operates and disseminates information on ACI's Members Only Website. Plus, read up on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's approach to regulatory enforcement in TCEQ official Tony Walker's presentation, also available on our Members Only Website. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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