The Seifensiederzeitung (the soap boiler journal) was founded in Leipzig in 1874 and has been published by H. Ziolkowsky Verlag für chemische Industrie in Augsburg since 1876. Based on these origins, a modern professional journal, the SOFW journal, and all other communication platforms of SOFW, for applied science in cosmetics, body care, detergents and fragrance industry has evolved today.
For almost 150 years now, the trade journal SOFW journal has accompanied the developments of the soap, detergent, perfume, body care and cosmetics industries in chemistry and technology and the careers of associations and societies. It is therefore the technical literature of this industry. With the growing introduction of research into the cleaning and cosmetics industry, SOFW journal increasingly published chemical-technical articles describing the practical application of science. Thus the journal became one of the most important sources of information for R&D. Today, the SOFW journal with its 3 language versions is one of the most widely read and best-known specialist publications in the industry worldwide.
In addition to the trade journal, the publishing house publishes manuals and reference books in printed and electronic versions.
The publishing house is also the organizer and co-organizer of various events, such as HPCI events, past IFSCC congresses and conferences and SEPAWA CONGRESS in the industry and administers the SEPAWA e.V. and DGK e.V. associations.
SOFW offers the complete communications spectrum for the personal care, cosmetics and detergent industries worldwide.