1. January 2017
The 63rd SEPAWA Congress was held in conjunction with the 12th European Detergents Conference (EDC) in Fulda. The number of participants increased this year to over 2516 from more than 42 countries. In the exhibition section, products and services were offered by 244 exhibitors.
The lecture program offered with a total of 38 lectures a broad range of comprehensive information covering issues on surfactants and detergents on a scientific basis with the 12th European Detergents Conference as well as on practical applications with the Sessions of Detergents and Cosmetics. The subject of sustainability of detergents was jointly presented by the German Chemists Society (GDCh/HAD) and the SEPAWA specialists Group Legislation, Environment and Consumer (LUV).
The cosmetic subjects with lectures about protection of skin and hair from negative environmental influences were presented together with the SEPAWA Specialist Group Cosmetic Applications and Technology (CAT) and the German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics (DGK). Themed “Perfume in Everyday Life”, the German Society of Perfumers (DGP) presented an interactive program for the value-added chain from fragrances over perfumes to consumer products.
In the SEPAWA Forum for Innovations, 68 short lectures were presented in the field of detergents and cosmetics.
The adjacent trade exhibition was highly frequented, and exhibitors enjoyed 2 1/2 busy days of client discussions. To be able to offer more exhibition space, the next SEPAWA Congress will take place in Berlin at the Estrel Congress Center. The exhibition area which is up to 50% bigger than originally has already almost been fully booked by the end of this year’s event.