Neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und aktuellste Produktentwicklungen aus der Industrie finden in unseren Vorträgen der Scientific Conference und des Forum for Innovations ihren verdienten Platz.
Spoken Language: English One of the main skin functions is to build a protective barrier against the environment. The epidermis forms a shield that keeps out undesirable chemicals and bacteria. Recent scientific research discovered that our skin barrier is protected by a far more impressive shield: a layer of microorganisms covering the epidermis. This microbiotic film forms an impenetrable labyrinth for foreign/harmful microorganisms. This microbiotic layer and the epidermis form an inseparable team. Skin imperfections and discomfort can be actually the result of a disturbance of our protective microflora. The delicate balance of our skin microbiota can be disturbed by many factors such as pollution, excessive UV, chemicals, aggressive cosmetics. If this barrier weakens, our skin becomes sensitive, dry, infected, itchy and wrinkled: the skin ages. The surprising influence of natural polysaccharides such as Inulin, Agave sugar and Mannose polymers on our skin microbiota has been scientifically investigated through PCR measurements. These polysaccharides act as selective prebiotica. A prebiotic is a food supplement for our skin microbiota, while harmful microorganisms cannot metabolize it. Hence the natural skin flora is reinforced and balanced. These results are a game changer not only for the cosmetic treatment of an acne prone skin, but also for the cleaning and disinfecting of any skin type. These findings offer moreover an intelligent approach in protecting and reinforcing the general health of the skin.
09:00 - 09:30
Human Skin Microbiota, Pro- and Prebiotics and the Epidermal Barrier – a Review
Dr. Katarzyna Pytkowska Academy of Cosmetics and Health Care, Faculty of Cosmetology
Spoken Language: English Microbiota of human skin fulfills a variety of functions, especially protective and immunomodulatory roles. The influence of microbiota on the epidermal barrier of healthy human skin is still not fully investigated. A lot of data concerning the role can be extrapolated from data collected from atopic dermatitis (AD) subjects. Terms pro- and prebiotics are widely use in nutrition-related contexts, but in this case a direct extrapolation to cosmetic-related contexts is not so simple. The lecture is an attempt of review of healthy human skin microbiome and proven and possible mechanism of its influence on the barrier as well as discussion of effects and possibilities of topical application of pro- and prebiotics with particular emphasis on Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium spp. and inulin as prebiotic.
09:30 - 10:00
How to Restore Trust in SPF Determination
Uli Osterwalder, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.
Spoken Language: German In the US magazine Consumer Reports’ re-tests over the last four years, half the sunscreens failed to meet the labeled Sun Protection Factor (SPF). For high values, the SPF method may have exceeded its accuracy limits. When the currently used in vivo SPF method had been developed some 50plus years ago, only single digit values were common. Alternative methods via in vitro transmission measurement are under development for the last 30 years. Results can be too high or too low due the different interactions of sunscreens with skin and substrate. More consistent is calculating the SPF in silico, based on the UV filter content and a model for the non-uniformity of the sunscreen film on skin. Additionally, true-to-life simulations can also account for UVA protection. Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy can directly measure the UVA-Protection Factor on skin noninvasive and it can calibrate the UVB part of an in vitro assessment to yield a hybrid SPF, DR-SPF. This paper explores alternative SPF measurement methodologies that may help lead to SPF-values that are more reliable and globally harmonized.
10:15 - 10:45
Is Repair of Lightened Hair Feasible? Myths and Facts
Dr. Thomas Förster, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Spoken Language: German With bright blond or even white hair colors becoming fashionable over time, prevention or even repair of hair damage by lightening has become a strong consumer need. Leading edge research of structural changes in keratin caused by strong oxidative stress has led to several approaches how to counteract this oxidative keratin damage by ingredients capable to form bonds between neighboring keratin strands. An overview presents several ingredients used already in market products acting via different mode-of-actions of keratin bonding. For the class of organic di-acids experimental evidence is given, showing significant protection of keratin during oxidative damage perceivable also by consumers. Results of tensile strength evaluations as well as multiple grooming tests and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and finally test salon evaluations support the hypothesis that certain di-acids like maleic acid or succinic acid are able to bridge neighboring keratin strands via ionic interactions and/or hydrogen bonds
10:45 - 11:15
Synthesis of Structural Variants of Mannosylerythritol Lipids by Combining Various Pseudozyma sp. with Hydrophobic Substrates
Susanne Zibek, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB
Spoken Language: German Most chemical surfactants are derived from petroleum industry with a total worldwide production of over 15 million tons per year (Henkel et al. 2012). An environmental friendly alternative are microbial produced biosurfactants (BS), which have unique physical and chemical properties. In particular, Mannosylerythritol lipids (MEL) are of great interest due to their wide potential applications, e.g. in personal-care products or technical uses, and their biosynthesis in high concentrations, especially by Pseudozyma species in the presence of hydrophobic substrates. In general, Pseudozyma sp. secrete a mixture of different MELs belonging to a group of four variants (MEL-A to MEL-D), which are classified by the degree of acetylation (Kitamoto et al. 1990). The acetylation degree affects the polarity of the biosurfactant and by that, their spectrum of application. Depending on the strain and feedstock (fatty acid chain length, unsaturation, etc.), unique MEL mixtures can be expected. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of different feedstocks on the production of MEL by various Pseudozyma strains. The combination of TLC-coupled MALDI-TOF MS analysis and GC measurements for structural analysis of the MEL-variants produced by several Pseudozyma strains revealed significant differences, both in their acetylation pattern and with regard to the chain-length of the fatty acid residues. Therefore a great combinatorial variety of MELs for different purposes can be provided for application testing by combining varying Pseudozyma strains with renewable hydrophobic substrates of different origin. In order to make more types of biosurfactants available in sufficient amounts and desired performance, we are developing scalable production processes. Our current optimized fermentation processes deliver MEL-concentrations more than 120 g/L.
Spoken Language: German Dr. Ulf Merbold is a physicist and a former astronaut. He took part in 1983 in the maiden voyage of the European Space Lab and together with his five colleagues absolved a number of experiments on board. His second voyage into space took place nine years later on board the space shuttle Discovery. In 1994, as crew member on spaceship Sojus TM-20, Merbold took off to space for the third time and was ESA’s (European Space Agency) first astronaut to visit the Russian space station Mir. Merbold was the only German to have been in space three times. In the mid-1990s, he was put in charge of the astronauts‘ department of the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne. Today, Ulf Merbold acts as an advisor to the ESA. In his lecture, he reports on science in space. He recently said in an interview that one of the most important tasks of mankind in the 21st century should be a manned flight to Mars.
Spoken Language: German
14:30 - 15:30
Body Language - Non-verbal Indicators of Illusion (Marketing Lecture)
Spoken Language: German Our body language subtly shows our emotions, expectations and our intended actions. The way we dress can be understood as a communication signal. In her lecture, Antoinette Anderegg shows how we can interpret non-verbal signals and put them to use in our daily lives, be it in a team, during a sale or in negotiations. Antoinette Anderegg initially studied arts. After spending some time abroad, namely the USA, South America and Australia, she studied communication psychology and physical expression. She also learnt from a mime and a communication researcher how to interpret the so-called micro expressions which are very brief facial expressions, lasting only a fraction of a second. Ms. Anderegg is the owner of apriori image & communication, who are consultants to large corporations, SMEs and private individuals.
The After Event is a favourite and most anticipated part of the SEPAWA Congress. Celebrate your business success and consolidate your business contacts. After an official opening and the presentation of the SEPAWA Innovation Awards, you will again be greeted by the Motörhead of the kitchen, Stefan Marquard. He and his team will spoil you with gourmet delicacies at star level. At a height of 4 meters, Carlos Zaspel (Finalist “Super Talent 2016“) swoops through the air on his own creation, the “Spinning Pole“, and amazes with acrobatic excellence. What could be more fitting to Berlin than “Streetdance“? The “DA F.U.N.K.“ dance studio brings the street onto stage and shows you dance and choreography in a mix of improvisation and perfection. In charge of the musical framework and the subsequent party are Bê Ignacio and her Band with lounge music and Brazilian jazz. Open End with DJ. As always, you can look forward to a special evening.
08:30 - 08:45
Creating Sustainable Value with Essential Cleaning Ingredients
Sorel Muresan, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry
Spoken Language: English Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at AkzoNobel. It’s vital for the future success of our company, our society and our planet. That’s why we’ve adopted a Planet Possible sustainability strategy. It’s our commitment to doing more with less and creating more value from fewer resources. By working together with all our customers and partners, we aim to make life more liveable, healthy and inspiring. Product provenance, labelling and performance are key factors our customers are considering when formulating cleaning products. Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry has a wide range of readily biodegradable surfactants with proven efficiency in Household and Industrial & Institutional cleaning applications. The presentation will illustrate Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry’s essential ingredients for cleaning applications and their sustainability profiles with examples of formulations and their performance.
Spoken Language: German According to the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) the Art. 95 list contains all active substances (and the names of respective suppliers) for which a dossier for substance approval has been submitted. Screening this list for the nature or origin of the active substances, it becomes clear that the vast majority is synthetic. This is not surprising. However, it is in contrast to the general market trends towards green and sustainable solutions. Out of the few listed green actives, L(+)-lactic acid is a highly promising candidate. First studies have already shown its potential as a viable alternative for sustainable antibacterial cleaning in home care and industry. Here, we present our latest results of microbiological tests regarding the antimicrobial efficacy of lactic acid. Even under demanding test conditions, such as elevated pH or short contact times, an outstanding biocidal performance is maintained. Jungbunzlauer lactic acid is produced from renewable resources via natural fermentation. It is ECOCERT/COSMOS approved meeting the demands for green, safe and environmentally friendly ingredients. Further, Jungbunzlauer is listed on the Art. 95 list as supplier of lactic acid as biocidal active substance under the framework of the BPR.
09:00 - 09:15
Smart Disinfection Toolkit: Optimizing Disinfection Formulations
Menno Hazenkamp, BASF Grenzach GmbH
Spoken Language: English The need for efficient disinfection measures, both in the I&I area and in Home Care is increasing. As a results of the EU Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) the number of biocidal actives approved by authorities and accepted in the market is reduced. For the actives left over, the allowed concentrations and use areas will be restricted in many cases. There is a need for smart solutions to satisfy these efficacy and safety requirements. The smart disinfection toolkit can support formulators to optimize their formulations. It shows that some non-biocidal ingredients like e.g. certain types of anionic and nonionic surfactants can be combined with biocidal active substances like Protectol® PE (phenoxyethanol) and Protectol® FM (formic acid). The non-biocidal ingredients in the formulation enable the biocidal active substances to reach their optimum performance.
09:15 - 09:30
Understanding consumers – and their stains.
Johan Jansen-Storbacka, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Spoken Language: English The key to success in any industry is without a doubt a profound understanding of customer needs. In the detergent industry, this means developing deep insights on stains, and the challenges consumers face in removing them. It also means being able to design superior solutions to address these challenges. To help the cleaning industry meet these challenges, DuPont is committed to consumer insight driven research to develop new enzyme solutions for tough stain removal. Besides consumer insight, suitable, real world test monitors are required for enzyme screening and detergent performance substantiation. A good test monitor should be consumer relevant, discriminative and reproducible. While there are many monitors available, not all satisfy these criteria. In this presentation, DuPont will: share consumer research on problem stains, discuss the development of new test monitors in collaboration with a leading test institute, and reveal how the latest enzyme technology can be used to remove these stains. The first step in any innovation journey a better understanding of consumer needs. At DuPont, we call this “the energy of innovation”.
09:30 - 09:45
Life Made Easy: STEPOSOL® CITRI-MET for Multiple Green Cleaning Solutions
Lucie Maisonneuve, Stepan Europe
Spoken Language: English Stepan introduces STEPOSOL® CITRI-MET, a revolutionary fully formulated solution comprised of Nobel Prize-winning metathesis chemistry, ecologically responsible citrus terpenes and emulsifiers. Diluted at different levels into water, this blend surpasses the cleaning and solvency power of products containing up to 40% petroleum-based solvents and requires a low use level, less dwell time, and less mechanical action. STEPOSOL® CITRI-MET has a low VOC of just 0,5% at a 1:14 dilution level and active ingredients are derived from bio-based sources to give it a greener profile. STEPOSOL CITRI-MET covers a wide range of applications, from household to industrial to institutional. Various dilutions can produce products for the home market that cleans glass, carpet and multiple surfaces, and remove stains left by tar and permanent markers. More concentrated solutions produce products for the industrial market that clean metal parts, remove crude oil stains, wash oil field rigs, and strip latex.
Spoken Language: English The legislated removal of sodium tripolyphosphate (STP) in ADW products has led to companies completely reformulating their product range throughout 2016. The most common chelant systems for tablets are based on sodium citrate and amino carboxylates like MGDA. However, none of the these chelants are a like for like replacement for STP and thus force formulators to modify other parts of the formulation to compensate for deficiencies. Itaconix have developed and patented a new chelant polymer called CHT 121 that has many properties that are similar to STP including easy handling and tabletability. This bio based polymer is the most weight effective calcium chelant on the market and like, STP, offers excellent anti-scalent properties. This presentation will focus on some of the advantages this new material offers and how it can best be incorporated into top performing ADW formulations.
10:30 - 10:45
Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens in the Dishwasher – a Future Problem?
Caroline Amberg, Swissatest Testmaterials AG
Spoken Language: German Even though, temperature and water consumption have decreased in domestic dishwashing cycles in the last years, it is generally agreed that dishwashing programs are efficient enough to remove critical microorganisms. But will the dishwashing process be efficient enough in the future? Few examples show that when shorter cycles at low temperature (<50°C) are applied, some microorganisms may survive. To investigate and avoid a potential, future hygiene risk, a standardized method to assess the hygiene performance of dishwashing processes in domestic dishwasher is needed. In a recent study, different low temperature cycles are tested in a dishwasher with biomonitors containing Enterococcus faecium and Micrococcus luteus. The microbial reduction in the dishwasher was compared with corresponding results from suspension tests to get more insight in additional effects on hygiene like the mechanical action and the rinsing step.
10:45 - 11:00
Improvement of Bleaching Power in Phosphate‑free Automatic Dishwashing (ADW) Products
Paula Barreleiro, WeylChem Wiesbaden GmbH
Spoken Language: English Bleaching power is a key area of cleaning performance of an ADW product, for instance for removing stubborn stains like tea. Large performance differences still exist between ADW products worldwide. Important factors influencing the bleach action are the bleach system used and the pH of the wash liquor. The bleach system typically comprises a bleach compound, a bleach activator (e.g. TAED) and a bleach catalyst (e.g. Mn catalyst). A very important factor, besides performance level, is the robustness of the bleach system upon storage in the ADW product, especially at high temperatures. The functions alkalinity and buffering capacity have been provided by phosphates. However, environmental considerations on the impact of phosphates in waste water led to the removal of these chemicals in ADW detergents. Alternatives chemicals providing these functions are necessary. In this study, the bleach system sodium percarbonate/tetraacetylethylendiamine (TAED) /MnTACN has been evaluated in combination with the builder layered sodium disilicate (SKS®-6). The combination results in a significant improvement of bleach performance. In addition, it is shown that the granulation and coating of the bleach catalysts with specific ingredients leads to improved flexibility and stability of bleach catalysts in ADW formulations (FDO XP).
11:00 - 11:15
Hand Dishwashing Detergents: IKW Plate Test 2.0
Matthäus Ryl, SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS GmbH
Spoken Language: German SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS had a closer look on the IKW plate test from 2002 and investigated the potential for increasing the sensitivity of the method. The results of this test study including validation data will be presented during the conference.
15:30 - 15:45
Towards a New Method to Assess the Antimicrobial Efficacy of a Laundering Process by its Cleaning Performance
Marlitt Honisch, Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Spoken Language: German Hygienic aspects play an important role in domestic laundering, as infections might be transmitted via insufficiently decontaminated laundry items, especially in consideration of the continuing trend to low wash temperatures and of the wide spread use of bleach-free detergents. Microbiological investigations of washing processes are effortful and can only be carried out in specialised laboratories. The development of a new method of investigation could simplify such investigations in the future. This work provides a first insight in the assessment of the antimicrobial efficacy of a domestic laundering process by means of its cleaning performance.
15:45 - 16:00
Lower Dosage, Higher Performance – What is Your Strategy to Go Compact?
Gro Bertelsen, Novozymes
Spoken Language: English Demand for more compact detergents is driven by consumers changing shopping behavior, household size and requesting convenience. At the same time, retailers are increasing their sustainability focus. To satisfy this demand, the detergent industry is launching compact liquid products, and the need to produce even more compact detergents is expected to increase in the future. According to the latest A.I.S.E. liquid dossier outlining future requirements for compact detergents, manufacturers will be required to focus on lower dosages and low temperature washing. This will naturally put more pressure on manufacturers to deliver even better performance with less detergent per wash. Novozymes’ latest laundry innovations support you on your journey to go compact. The enzyme solutions offer improved performance on complex stains. Further, they are more compatible with other liquid detergent ingredients. This gives you the formulation flexibility to reformulate without compromising on the consistent wash performance you get with enzymes.
16:00 - 16:15
MMB: 3-Methoxy 3-Methyl 1-Butanol, Polyvalent Environmentally Friendly Solvent for Cleaning, Solubilizing, and more
François Gautier, Kuraray
Spoken Language: English MMB finds its roots in Japan, where it has been sold for more than 30 years now, first in Air Fresheners as fragrance solubilizer. The success story is now worldwide and continues with the recently investigated cleaning performances, from bathroom cleaner to oven cleaner, from pre-spotting cleaner to concentrated detergents. Its very robust chemistry allows a wide range of pH compatibility, therefore reducing the needed ingredients in the formulations. Due to its molecular shape, it allows synergetic effect with surfactants, as hydrotrope or co-solvent. Amphiphilic and fully water soluble, it's an environmentally friendly product that will fit European Ecolabel requirements with in addition a nice toxicological profile. MMB is a polyvalent must-have ingredient for Home Care developments. Try it out!
16:15 - 16:30
I&I EU-Ecolabel Building Cleaners According to New Criteria
Darshan Patwardhan-Huber, BASF SE
Spoken Language: English The European Commission will introduce new EU-Ecolabel criteria in 2018. Public authorities increasingly use their purchasing power to choose goods and services awarded with EU-Ecolabel. The implementation of the new EU-Ecolabel criteria will have an impact on six product groups. To compete in these applications, I&I companies must offer updated EU-Ecolabel certified formulations. Thanks to the comprehensive raw material-portfolio and know-how, BASF developed several test formulations that fulfil these new EU-Ecolabel criteria, showing good cleaning performance. In most cases the formulations are also CLP-free. Dr. Nicole Graf (Marketing) Darshan Patwardhan-Huber (Application Technology)
Spoken Language: English Nowadays, ease of use and noticeable efficacy for hard surface cleaners are identified as key benefits by most consumers. Additionally, convenience with the need of product to be more versatile triggers an increasing demand for all-in-one format. While such need sounds understandable, formulation challenges associated with are tremendous. From lime and soap scale in the bathroom to greasy residues in the kitchen; from low to high pH formulations; from direct applied products such as spray cleaners to diluted floor cleaner, requirements to full fill are very diverse and numerous. In order to address the performance challenges in hard surface cleaners, Dow has developed Next Generation solutions based on specialty polymers, surfactants and formulation approaches. Dow non-ionic surfactants in combination with specific solvents boost cleaning performance. Dow ACUSOL™ Rheology Modifiers enable vertical cling while maintaining formulation spray-ability across a broad range of pH in order to improve cleaning. Recent studies demonstrated that Dow specialty polymers provide the Easy Next Cleaning benefit to the consumers reducing the effort needed for cleaning.
17:15 - 17:30
Wetting - News About a Well-Known Topic
Alexander Wagner, Zschimmer & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG
Spoken Language: English Wetting is one of the key factors for success at the beginning of various processes like cleaning, printing or for instance dyeing. The target of the wetting step is an extensive contact of the aqueous formulation with the hydrophobic substrate. To ensure this wetting agents are used. Surfactants are the first choice as wetting agents. By lowering the surface tension as well as the interfacial tension between substrate and aqueous solution more or less complete wetting can be achieved (Young´s law). A commonly known method for the determination of the wetting performance of surfactants is the contact angle between the substrate and a liquid drop of the aqueous solution. The extensive contact between the aqueous formulation and the substrate is important, but only one aspect of the wetting step. Obtaining the wetting of the hydrophobic surface in a short time is just as important for nearly all processes where wetting is required. A test method to determine the wetting time is DIN EN 1772: The sinking time of a cotton piece is measured under defined conditions in distilled water. Due to its proven validity and the simplicity this test (modified Draves wetting test) is widely used for many application fields. Application conditions, however, can be completely different from the cotton wetting test. For instance, cleaning solutions are often (highly) alkaline and contain additional builders. These ingredients can influence the performance of wetting agents like fatty alcohol alkoxylates. Last but nor least also the temperature has a significant influence on the performance of these wetting agents. ZSCHIMMER & SCHWARZ presents interesting wetting test results in electrolyte-rich formulations at different temperatures to bring these - often neglected - aspects to light.
17:30 - 17:45
Extrusion of Caseinate: Compound, Films and Properties
Marie-Hélène Gramatikoff, LACTIPS SA
Spoken Language: English Due to their various functional properties, proteins are known to be excellent candidates for the development of bio-based and biodegradable packaging in order to improve food product shelf life and food quality. Among the proteins, casein and caseinate are considered as interesting raw materials for making biodegradable and water-soluble packaging. However, the development of plasticized caseinates was mainly focused on the formation of films obtained by solution casting. Obviously, this process is not easily suitable for an industrial production. At Lactips, a co-rotating twin-screw extruder is used to produce plasticized caseinate pellets. Varying temperature and shearing profiles, it becomes possible to denature and to plasticize the proteins. The transparent, homogenous, smooth pellets are transformed using different techniques from the plastic industry. For example, injection molding and thermoforming are used to produce solid packaging and thin films are produced using a classical film-blowing machine. Mechanical properties of the thermoplastic material have been measured as a function of plasticizers and environmental relative humidity using an equipment allowing the control of the temperature and the humidity. Water Vapor Permeability and Oxygen barrier properties have been quantified and biodegradation has been studied in compost and liquid medium. The biodegradation of the casein/caseinate thermoplastic is above all expectations as the biodegradation happens quickly within 18 days for the aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation. The material is home compost and has a very low toxicity tested with daphnia, algae and salt water microorganisms. The water soluble film is proposed for mass-market introduction to the detergent industry. The first development shows a quick dissolution even in cold water without residues, a good printability of the films without treatment and represents the most biodegradable plastic known.
17:45 - 18:00
A Novel Sunflower Oil Based Surfactant for Dishwashing Application
Gabi Ohlendorf, Clariant
Spoken Language: English
15:30 - 16:00
Interactive Show „Bridge of Senses“
Arnd Henning Heissen, Bar Manager of The Curtain Club (Fragrances & Tea Lounge), Ritz Carlton Berlin
Spoken Language: German
16:00 - 17:00
Perfume Session: Discovery of Osmothèque’s Treasure
Patricia de Nicolaï, President of Osmothèque, Versailles
Spoken Language: English
17:00 - 17:30
Slow Retail – New Paths in the Perfumery Sector
Stefanie Hanssen, Frau Tonis Parfum Berlin
Spoken Language: German Letting fragrances speak for themselves, understanding fragrance as an inspiration - without any campaigns or the glamour of celebrities: that is the philosophy of FRAU TONIS PARFUM. In 2009, Stefanie Hanssen and Christoph Niedermeier founded FRAU TONIS PARFUM in Berlin. They offer only hand-crafted perfumes, which belong to the luxury segment of so-called “niche perfumes”. The elegant simplicity of the bottles and the spartan Bauhaus-inspired packaging reflect their philosophy that “less is more.” Their customers consciously buy luxury in the shape of “understatement.” With their purist Berlin-based “Workshop of Fragrances,” the owners have created a unique oasis of peace and tranquillity, where perfume aficionados can be inspired by their fragrances. A visit there is like “a poetic stroll through the sensual undergrowth of their own past.” In our fast-paced times, individual and personal contact unfortunately are all too often lost. Since the start of the new decade, however, retailing and consumer behaviour have been changing, moving away from the impersonal and the uniform to the unique, the curated—to hand-crafted products. The concept of “slow retailing” has also entered the cosmetics sector. At FRAU TONIS PARFUM, the focus is on a conscious sensory shopping experience. Each of the perfumes on offer has its own history, the customer enters into an intensive dialogue with perfume experts and discusses experiences and associations. “Fragrance as inspiration” is the company’s ethos. The fragrance range includes the wonderfully close-to-nature “Linde Berlin,” the sparklingly invigorating “Berlin Summer” and the eccentric “Veilchen,” which inspired the legendary Marlene Dietrich way back in the 1920s. The fragrance “No. 21 Berlin” pays olfactory homage to the exciting city of Berlin: modern, lively and creative. Over the years, FRAU TONIS PARFUM has become the hotspot for exceptional fragrances. This is where fragrance aficionados from all over the world come to create their own private perfume.
Following the DGP lecture program, all members of DPG are cordially invited to a glass of champaign.
Spoken Language: English
09:00 - 09:30
More Effective and Efficient Safety Labelling of Detergents
Dr. Roberto Scazzola, A.I.S.E.
Spoken Language: English
09:30 - 10:00
“How about the biodegradability of aroma chemicals in detergents and cleaners?”
Dr. Anneliese Wilsch-Irrgang, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Spoken Language: German Besides the technical performance also the scent of detergents and cleaners is a decisive parameter for consumers. Although most products contain only minor amounts of perfume, the fate of the aroma chemicals in the environment nevertheless is of high interest. Many manufacturers of detergents and cleaners ban the use of bioaccumulating raw materials. We analyzed the available data on biological degradability for about 800 perfume components. As a result it was found that degradability data are available for a very high percentage of the composition of typical detergent fragrances. More than 60 weight% of the composition consist of readily biodegradable materials. Elimination data still are relatively scarce. It can be expected that REACH will continuously improve the data availability.
10:15 - 10:45
Europe's Transition to a Circular Economy - EU Ecolabel Criteria on Detergents
Kristine Dorosko, European Commission DG Environment – Unit ENV. B1 – Sustainable Production, Products & Consumption
Spoken Language: English The EU Ecolabel is the official environmental label of the European Union and the only trustworthy Europe wide way for consumers to recognise quality, eco-friendly products. In June European Commission launched the revised EU Ecolabel criteria for six detergent product groups, one of a highly visible product group. Currently, you can find in shops around EU almost five thousand different cleaning and washing products with an EU Ecolabel! The new requirements for detergents address important environmental hotspots. From now on, the products awarded with an EU Ecolabel will have a reduced impact on the environment. They will be free from microplastics and they will include stricter requirements for plastic packaging. Plastic packaging will be designed avoiding potential contaminants and incompatible materials to facilitate effective recycling. As these issues will also be addressed in the upcoming EU strategy on plastics, complying with the label’s criteria offers to companies an ideal starting point to align with global and European objectives for a circular economy.
10:45 - 11:15
New Requirements for Packaging: Challenges and Opportunities in the Circular Economy
Dr. Christian Block, PlasticsEurope
Spoken Language: German The industry is continuously working to improve products and processes, to make them more efficient and to minimise the impact on the environment. Diversifying its feedstock sources and recycling being among the most promising technologies, together with the use of CO2 as an alternative carbon source. Smart, well-designed products and packaging are key. Life-cycle assessments and cost-benefit analyses are particularly important in this area. The industry is committed to contribute achieving a circular and resource efficient economy, for which a high level of innovation is more essential than ever.
15:30 - 16:00
Sustainable Palm(kernel) Oil Derivatives: The Initiative of the FONAP (Forum on Sustainable Palm Oil)
Daniel May, Forum Nachhaltiges Palmöl
Spoken Language: German
16:00 - 16:30
RSPO PalmTrace – Traceability for Certified Oil Palm Products and Marketplace for RSPO Credits
Lisa Schaller, UTZ
Spoken Language: German What can the traceability system RSPO PalmTrace offer to your company? In the session ‘RSPO PalmTrace – Traceability for certified oil palm products and marketplace for RSPO Credits’ the main benefits of the RSPO’s online system will be presented: One single platform to track members’ certification status, following certified material through the supply chain, offering visibility of certified mills associated to your supply chain, the possibility to create an overview of mills supplying you with non-certified material and a marketplace for RSPO Credits. As a manufacturer or retailer, you can cover your usage of non-certified oil palm ingredients in your products by purchasing RSPO Credits. In this way, you directly incentivize mills, crushers and independent smallholder groups for their efforts of changing their practices in order to comply with the RSPO´s certification standard. Especially for independent smallholders it can be a challenge to participate in the physical market of certified goods, therefore buying RSPO Credits directly from independent smallholders is an easy way to support these groups. In this session, you will learn more about the different types of RSPO Credits, how to register your company as a credit buyer in RSPO PalmTrace and how to buy credits. These revised criteria also include additional requirements, such as strict limits for sensitizers, tighter requirements for classified fragrances, requirements for nanomaterials and tightened different limiting values. The implementation of these criteria will reduce the environmental impact of cleaning products' formulas' on seas and oceans. The EU Ecolabel creates new business opportunities for European companies throughout the single market while reducing their impact on the environment. The EU Ecolabel awards products that demonstrate excellent performance, reduced environmental impact and effectiveness at the same time.
17:00 - 17:30
Rather Attractive than Repellent: Proteins as an Easy-to-Clean Additive in Water-Based Cleaners
Dr. Matthias Reihmann GELITA AG
Spoken Language: German Common practice in industrial cleaning, e.g. vehicle cleaning, is the application of additional protective layers, which provide a water-repellant surface. For example, wax products, silicone compounds, nanotechnology or lotus effect coatings are used to prolong cleaning cycles and simplify subsequent cleaning steps. A completely new method of protecting cleaned surfaces uses functional proteins that are easily added to already existing water-based cleaning systems. These proteins adsorb on many surfaces, for example metal, plastic or glass. Interaction via hydrogen bonding leads to a stable but swellable bounded protein network. As soon as water droplets hit the surface, the protein network attracts the water molecules and creates a closed, hydrophilic protective layer. This protective layer facilitates subsequent cleaning. In contrast to existing water-repellant coatings (e.g. Lotus-Effect) soil floats on the aqueous protein film and can be displaced from the surface by a gentle rinsing with water ("easy-to-clean"). This results in a self-cleaning effect, which significantly prolongs cleaning intervals. Furthermore, this technology allows a considerable reduction of environmental impact and consumption of resources. The advantage of cleaning agents based on protein protective layers has been shown for instance by observing 90 coaches in a comparative study over a period of three years by a train operator who could extend his average cleaning cycles from two days to two weeks. It was also confirmed that less soil adhered to the vehicle surface due to the protective nature of the protein layers. Thus, the new concept with hydrophilic protein protection layers allows the formulation of high-performance and fully biodegradable cleaners which are suitable for effective regular maintenance cleaning even at very mild pH values.
Spoken Language: German A large number of active ingredients exists to clean surfaces. These cleaning agents are usually available as solutions, powders or tablets. In recent years, gel formulations have been developed additionally with hydrogels being used in particular. Compared to conventional dosage forms, gels can be applied directly to the soiling and stick there, giving a locally high active ingredient concentration. However, these hydrogels are dissolved quickly by water, resulting in a rapid and severe dilution of ingredients. We have now successfully developed an alternative formulation of gel-like cleansing agents based on hydrophobic gels, which are used in cosmetics for instance. Such preparations adhere more strongly to the surface and are removed only by the combination of mechanics and solvents. Thus, the ingredients are distributed locally targeted and evenly over time, which spares material as well as resources and leads to a superior stain removal. The adhesive properties of the gels can be varied over a wide range and also persists underwater. Since the hydrophobic gels are chemically inert, almost all active ingredients like surfactants, bleaches, acids, bases, enzymes or solvents can be incorporated in concentrations of up to 70w-%. In particular, incompatibilities between cleaning agents may be avoided. Thus, a low pH value can be locally stabilized in alkaline washing liquor in order to remove acid-sensitive soiling. It has also been shown that enzymes introduced into the gel are stable in a surfactant solution for several weeks with constant activity. In conclusion, hydrophobic gels represent a modular retard system, which is able to absorb a wide range of ingredients and dispense them evenly over an extended period of time. By the adjustable adhesive properties, a locally targeted release is achieved, which shows a superior stain removal in addition with saving of materials and resources.