How do you stay ahead of the competition in the every-changing world market for detergents? It helps to know what’s happening now.

Battelle’s World Detergent Program provides clear data to drive formulation and product innovation. We give you cost-effective, accurate and timely data about new formulations, products and presentations in the global marketplace so you can make effective development decisions.

Why You Need It: Competitive Advantage

The Battelle World Detergent Program gives you the insights you need to develop innovative products that beat the competition and meet emerging market demands.

When you subscribe to our World Detergent Program, you’ll have immediate access to the findings of a multidisciplinary team of chemical engineers, chemists and market researchers; experts who study 260+ global product formulations each and every year.

You’ll also receive timely, accurate chemical analyses, as well as access to Battelle’s renowned technical expertise, so you can make more informed and profitable manufacturing and marketing decisions.

How It Works: Shared Analytics

Because subscribing product companies, formulators and ingredient suppliers also rely on Battelle’s analytics and insight, these studies let you participate in the shared study costs, making our World Detergent Program more economical than any single-study investment.

As a subscriber, you receive full access to global findings including:

  • Regular analyses of products from companies who produce multinational, private label and generic detergent formulations and products sold in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and Latin American
  • First-warning chemical analyses of major new product introductions
  • Summary presentations and ad hoc meetings with other subscribers sharing similar interests
  • Updates on analytical developments
  • Access to Battelle’s renowned technical expertise

Products: Household Detergents

  • Laundry
    • Heavy-duty powders (regular, compact; standard and color)
    • Heavy-duty detergent tablets
    • Heavy-duty liquids (regular, concentrated) and capsules (standard and color)
    • Fine fabric detergents (powders, liquids)
    • Hand wash (soap bars, syndet bars, pastes)
    • Fabric softeners (liquids, sheets)
  • Dishwashing
    • Hand dishwashing (liquids, paste, gels)
    • Automatic dishwashing (liquids, paste, gels, powders, tablets)
  • Cleaning
    • Hard-surface cleaners (all purpose, special purpose)
    • Lavatory care (toilet bowl cleaner, bowl- or cistern- cleaning blocks)
    • Stain and odor removers – Bleaches (liquids, solids) – Dry-cleaning kits


In order to reconstruct in weight percentage, Battelle’s household detergent studies quantitatively determine and examine these major and minor ingredients:

  • Surfactants
  • Builders and fillers
  • Bleaching systems
  • Polymers
  • Enzymes
  • Complexing agents
  • Phosphates
  • Foam control agents
  • Hydrotropes
  • Brighteners