Unilever is a British–Dutch multinational consumer goods company co-headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and London, United Kingdom. Its products include food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. It is the world's third-largest consumer goods company measured by 2012 revenue, after Procter & Gamble and Nestlé. Unilever is the world's largest producer of food spreads, such as margarine. One of the oldest multinational companies, its products are available in around 190 countries.Unilever owns over 400 brands, but focuses on 14 brands with sales of over 1 billion euros - Axe/Lynx, Dove, Omo, Becel/Flora, Heartbrand ice creams, Hellmann's, Knorr, Lipton, Lux, Magnum, Rama, Rexona, Sunsilk and Surf. It is a dual-listed company consisting of Unilever N.V., based in Rotterdam, and Unilever plc, based in London. The two companies operate as a single business, with a common board of directors. Unilever is organised into four main divisions - Foods, Refreshment , Home Care, and Personal Care. It has research and development facilities in the United Kingdom , the Netherlands, China, India and the United States.Unilever was founded in 1929 by the merger the Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie and the British soapmaker Lever Brothers. During the second half of the 20th century the company increasingly diversified from being a maker of products made of oils and fats, and expanded its operations worldwide. It has made numerous corporate acquisitions, including Lipton , Brooke Bond , Chesebrough-Ponds , Best Foods and Ben & Jerry's , and Alberto-Culver . Unilever divested its speciality chemicals businesses to ICI in 1997. In the 2010s, under leadership of Paul Polman, the company gradually shifted its focus toward health and beauty brands and away from food brands showing slow growth.Unilever plc has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Unilever N.V. has a primary listing on Euronext Amsterdam and is a constituent of the AEX index. Both Unilever plc and Unilever N.V. have secondary listings on the New York Stock Exchange. Wikipedia.
Unilever | Date: 2015-03-09
This invention relates to a coated frozen confection product comprising an aerated fat-continuous coating with an overrun of 20 to 200%, characterised in that the coating comprises from 0.05 to 5%, preferably from 1 to 5% by weight of at least one sucrose ester with an HLB value of between 1 and 9, wherein the coating has an average thickness of from 0.5 to 2.8 mm.
Unilever | Date: 2014-05-29
A stable, multiphase liquid isotropic cleansing composition is described that contains high levels of Petrolatum and shows a substantial decrease in reflectance compared with isotropic cleansing compositions containing other oils and liquid crystalline compositions with similar levels of oils. The inventive composition has a total of less than 2% by wt. of other oils such as glyceride, mineral and silicone oils, or blends thereof.
Unilever | Date: 2014-03-28
A method of manufacture of an anhydrous cosmetic composition comprising the mixing of dried calcium chloride with liquid carrier material and fragrance comprising a solvent to give a give a base composition, followed by the gassing of the base composition with a propellant to give an aerosol composition, wherein the fragrance and the solvent therein are pre-mixed and this mixture comprises one or more components having a log P of greater than 5.5 and a vapour pressure at 25 C. of less than 0.001 mm Hg (0.1333 Pa) and does not comprise dipropyleneglycol at 3% or greater of this mixture; the method enhancing the homogeneity and stability of the composition.
Unilever | Date: 2014-03-10
A personal care photoprotective composition is provided having a UV-A and UV-B sunscreen in conjunction with a tricyclodecane amide. The tricyclodecane amide functions to boost UV-A, UV-B and SPF performance when the personal care composition is applied to skin or hair of the human body.
Unilever | Date: 2014-03-12
A capsule for use in a brewing device is provided, the capsule comprising: a body part, which defines a cavity, a lid which is attached to the body part and which closes the cavity, the lid having lines of weakness which define an opening region having an area of from 75 mm