Cooperation Partner

In order to present to you one of the most highest-value congress programs, we have been collaborating with various organizations.

DGK e.V.

German Society of Scientific and Applied Cosmetics (DGK)

Our strength is our exclusively scientific orientation. That enables us to work and to comment on cosmetics-related topics, neutrally and independent of any economic considerations.

Our activities focus on two areas: first on the projects dealt with by our expert groups and second on organising training sessions for cosmetic scientists and cosmetic experts. That includes further training to become a DGK cosmetics expert and/or a DGK safety assessor, which in the meantime has gained great importance.

Our objectives are:

  • to promote scientific research and education as well as technical development in the field of cosmetics
  • to publish our findings in official publications for the benefit of the general community
  • to promote and preserve scientific matters in the field of cosmetics, including public institutions and authorities.


The Forum Cosmeticum at the SEPAWA® CONGRESS 2020

In view of the current situation surrounding COVID 19, the DGK e.V. and SEPAWA® e.V. have decided to cooperate and to combine both events. The Forum Cosmeticum will now take place on 28 – 29 October 2020 within the SEPAWA® CONGRESS. This year we are therefore taking the expertise of scientific cosmetics even more intensively on board and are pleased to present to you an even higher-quality lecture programme titled “Uncover the Invisible”.


Website Forum Cosmeticum

GDCh e.V.

German Chemical Society

The aim of the GDCh Division of Detergent Chemistry is to offer a forum for interested parties from industry, authorities, universities, institutes and the media to discuss all technological questions about detergents and cleaning agents in an open and constructive way. Particular attention is paid to science-oriented statements on the sustainable benefits for people in their environment.

A special concern of the division is the promotion of young scientists by awarding scholarships and awards (Division Award for special achievements in the field of detergents chemistry, subsidy awards for basic research, and poster prizes).

For its annual symposium, the European Detergents Conference (EDC), the division invites renowned experts from industry and academia, to present their most recent research results in the form of lectures and posters. During the EDC, both the prestigious Division Award and a number of poster prizes are presented.


Our Primarily Focus at the SEPAWA® CONGRESS 2021

In 2021, the focus of the EDC at the SEPAWA® CONGRESS will be on “Polymers and surfactants in detergents and cleaning agents – effects, benefits, and applications”. We want to address the role of natural and synthetic additives in detergents and cleaning agents, both their production and modification, as well as aspects of sustainability and environmental impact.


The TEGEWA association – who we are and what we do

The TEGEWA Association represents more than 100 member companies based in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland – chemical producers which manufacture in the field of surfactants, textile, leather, paper and fur auxiliaries and colorants, complexing agents, antimicrobial agents, polymeric flocculants, cosmetic raw materials, pharmaceutical excipients and allied products. We thus represent an important actor of the supply chain for the cosmetic and the detergent industry, which meets regularly at the annual SEPAWA congresses.

The TEGEWA Association strengthens the companies’ international competitiveness by providing advice and assistance, a network and representation of interests. The name TEGEWA stands for companies that are frontrunners in the sense of sustainability: global market commitment and compliance, environmental responsibility and social engagement.


Our Primarily Focus at the SEPAWA® CONGRESS 2021

Our presentation at the SEPAWA® CONGRESS 2021 will deal with the predicted requirements and regulative measures of the “EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability” to be considered by our member companies. After an overview providing the major cornerstones and the state of the art of the debate the assumed consequences for the supply-chains of the cosmetic and of the detergent industry will be outlined.