A special part of the SEPAWA® CONGRESS is the scientific and application-oriented poster exhibitions in the categories of Home Care, Personal Care, Fragrance Fundamental Research and Sustainability.
Wednesday till Friday, 13 – 15 October 2021
During the SEPAWA® CONGRESS, the GDCh Division of Detergent Chemistry organize a Scientific Poster Session. Authors have the opportunity to present their poster in a short presentation.
All those interested in taking part may send in an abstract until 11 July 2021.
Interested in publishing your poster?
Submit your abstract by 23 April 2021.
After the closing of the paper submission system on 23 April 2021, you can still submit poster presentations until 11 July 2021 by e-mail. Late comers might be accepted until 1 September 2021 (possibly without being included in the conference program).
Short Introduction of Each Scientific Poster by Authors (EDC)
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 from 12:45 – 13:00 hrs in Room 1
Scientific Poster Discussion with Authors (EDC)
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 from 13:30 – 14:30 & 17:00 – 17:30 hrs in Room 1
Details about the EDC program can be found here:
Application-Oriented Poster Exposition
Wednesday till Friday, 13 – 15 October 2021
The Forum for Innovations offers all exhibitors the possibility to present their latest developments in the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfumery industry.
On this topic, besides presentations, posters can also be submitted. Make your innovations stand out more by submitting a poster.
Posters for the Forum for Innovations will be displayed close to the exhibition and thus will generate awareness.
The Call for Papers for posters and lectures for the Forum for Innovations will open on 13 April 2021 and closes on 12 July 2021. The accepted posters will be announced here in August 2021.
Scientific Poster Exposition by SEPAWA® e.V.
Wednesday till Friday, 13 – 15 October 2021
As part of the SEPAWA® CONGRESS, the SEPAWA® e.V. organizes a scientific poster session in addition to the EDC. Authors present their scientific discoveries in the form of a poster.
Here you will find scientific posters on the following topics: Home Care, Personal Care, Sustainability and Fragrance.
The Call for Papers for posters and lectures of the scientific sector is open until 23 April 2021. Selected posters will be published here in July/August 2021.
Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 - Friday, 15 October 2021
Overcoming the Challenges Associated with Testing Laundry Detergents for Malodor Removal Benefits
PhD Ting Yang, Novozymes
Poster Language: English Category: Home Care / Detergents "Laundry detergents are designed to remove soils such as food stains, blood, sweat, sebum and microbes from dirty textiles to achieve clean and fresh textiles ready to use. Today, freshly smelling laundry is one of the most desirable traits requested from consumers and primarily achieved by adding perfume to laundry detergents to mask malodor. Despite, many consumers are still troubled by malodor issues indicating inefficiency of current detergent formulations. In the development of our new enzymatic freshness solution addressing malodor, several challenges associated with testing of malodor removal benefits were identified, and new ways of testing were developed. Malodor composition and intensity were confirmed to vary from region to region, from fabric to fabric and even from armpit to armpit. We discovered that malodor was mainly bound to body soils like sebum rather than the fabric. Therefore, we developed our new freshness solution to remove body soil resulting in reduction of malodor in real items shown by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and sensory. Real items equally and sufficiently soiled were found challenging to obtain, which was strengthened due to the Covid-19 pandemic, or the high price in general. So, we developed a technical malodor stain to mimic malodorous real items. The malodor stain was prepared by applying a mixture of body soils like sebum and malodor compounds commonly found in laundry after washing and safe to smell for a human panel to fabric. Reductions in body soils as well as malodor removal with GC-MS and sensory were shown with our freshness solution. Overcoming the challenges associated with testing for malodor removal benefits allows for the testing of laundry detergents in highly realistic ways, as close as possible to consumer habits and practices, and for the development of new detergent ingredients like enzymes to achieve fresher laundry ready to use."
Overcoming the Challenges Associated with Testing Laundry Detergents on Soiled Real Items
PhD Klaus Gori, Novozymes
Poster Language: English Category: Home Care / Detergents Performance testing of laundry detergents traditionally includes stained fabrics is developed to mimic stains found in wash loads. Soiled real items, which are worn or used real items containing food -, body - and particulate soil, can be included as soil ballast contributing to the general soil level resulting in a more realistic stain removal testing compared to the use of a clean load. In our development of new enzymatic freshness solution addressing body soil, soiled real items were used directly as monitors for dinginess, malodor removal and fabric care benefits. Several challenges associated with using soiled real items were identified, and new ways of generating, performance testing and evaluating soiled real items to deal with these challenges were developed. High variation in soil levels and distribution of soil throughout individual soiled real items were identified as the major challenges. Type of real item, fabric and use were found to be the most predominant factors influencing soil levels. Moreover, complex body soil levels were found to vary within the same type of soiled real items due to person to person differences in age, diet intake and use of deodorant. New test methods taking varying soil levels and distribution into consideration were optimized with respect to the number and variety of soiled real items to be included. Furthermore, sensory panel testing used for evaluation of real items was optimized with respect to training level and number of panelists. Finally, time-consuming sensory panel tests in laboratories were substituted with online evaluation of real items. Overcoming the challenges associated with working with soiled real items allows for testing of laundry detergents in highly realistic ways as close as possible to consumer habits and practices and for the development of new detergent ingredients like enzymes to achieve cleaner and fresher laundry ready to use.
Viscosity Measurements for Better Understanding of Polymerization Processes and Material Properties
Prof. Dr. Veronika Strehmel, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
Poster Language: English Category: Fundamental Research The rheometer MCR 302 from Anton Paar, which was kindly sponsored by SEPAWA® e.V., have been successfully used in practical training of master students in polymer chemistry, for project work of bachelor and master students, for experimental work of students during working on their bachelor thesis, master thesis, and PhD thesis. Master students carry out shear rate dependent viscosity measurments on polymer dispersions that they prepare themselve using both emulsion polymerization and miniemulsion polymerization during their advanced practical training in polymer chemistry. The experiment was supported by a student’s project focussing on the relation between viscosity of the polymer dispersion and size of the particles made by emulsion polymerization and miniemulsion polymerization using a variation of the treatment before the polymerization. The effect of the particle size on the shear rate dependent viscosity of the dispersions obtained is discussed. Furthermore, viscosity differences are discussed for urea solutions containing either alpha or beta or kappa casein and further constituents, such as ethanolamine. The discussion bases on a project work of a bachelor student and his bachelor thesis focusing on adhesives based on casein. Moreover, viscosity measurements are useful to understand differences in the photoinitiated polymerization of a bio-based bisepoxide in comparison with selected commercial bisepoxides as shown by a PhD student who summarized these results in a recently published paper. In addition, influence of the ionic liquid structure on its viscosity is discussed as well that is one factor of influence on photoinitiated radical polymerization. References  Berran Sanay, Bernd Strehmel, Veronika Strehmel, Formation of highly crosslinked polymer in the presence of bio-based epoxy by photoinitiated cationic polymerization, Prog. Org. Coat. 2021, 158, 106377.
Poster Language: English Category: Home Care / Care Agents Cleaning efficacy is the most important attribute desired by consumers in selecting products however, consumer also seek sustainable products that preserve and protect both the environment and human health. N-Octyl Pyrrolidone is a biodegradable wetting agent that combines a hydrophilic, dipolar pyrrolidone ring with hydrophobic alkyl group. These structural features contribute to excellent solvency, low surface tension and superior wetting property of N-Octyl pyrrolidone. It spreads quickly and penetrates soil at very low concentrations, provides high solvency power for oils and greases, offers low foaming profile and is synergistic with anionic surfactants to reduce surface tension. Several examples of surface cleaner formulations, with and without sanitizing agents are presented that show improved cleaning efficacy and reduced streaking when N-Octyl Pyrrolidone is added to the formulations, as measured with a modified IKW cleaning method and confirmed with a panel evaluation. N-Octyl Pyrrolidone can therefore boost efficacy of a given formulation or partially replace other cleaning agent, for more eco-friendly formulations and no compromise on efficacy and / or sanitization.
A Novel Stable and Nonirritating Retinoid for Antiaging Skin Care: Retinyl Sunflowerseedate
Ana Macedo, Eastman
Poster Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Retinol is well-established in cosmetics as an anti-ageing ingredient. It is known to increase cell proliferation and production of extracellular matrix elements such as hyaluronic acid. Anti-ageing products containing retinol may therefore decrease wrinkles and improve skin texture. Unfortunately, retinol also suffers from chemical instability and the potential to irritate skin. To circumvent these issues, several derivatives of retinol have been developed with improved stability while still retaining efficacy. Eastman’s derivatives are based on the Eastman GEM biocatalytic technology and contain unsaturated fatty acids; either purified linoleic acid or a blend derived from sunflower seed oil. In this poster, results will be shown for three studies: a clinical study, a human repeat insult patch test (hRIPT) study and formulation stability. The clinical test evaluated the efficacy of an antiaging formulation containing 0.1% of Retinyl sunflowerseedate among thirty-seven subjects, over 12 weeks. The assessment was carried out based on appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. The hRIPT study aimed to assess skin safety determined by a human repeat insult patch test among 54 panelists. Lastly, the stability test was performed over 12 weeks under room temperature and 50°C to check remaining active content, color changes and best antioxidant performance during this period. The results confirm the suitability of Retinyl sunflowerseedate as an excellent choice for anti-aging formulations.
Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 - Friday, 15 October 2021
Surface Properties of Morpholinium Herbicidal Ionic Liquids
Marta Wojcieszak, Poznan University of Technology
Poster Language: English Category: Fundamental Research Certainly, ionic liquids turn out to be a group of chemical compounds that made a breakthrough in chemical research. The phenomenon of ionic liquids is their possibility to design a compound by combination of desired cation and anion with targeted physicochemical properties. Among various application of ionic liquids, particularly considerable is the employment of Surface Active Ionic Liquids (SAILs) as innovative surfactants. Their effective reduction of surface tension leads to the replacement of traditional surfactants. The aim of this study was to investigate the new type compound surface activity in the aquatic environment. The surface tension was determined using the pendant drop method. This method consists of fitting the Young– Laplace equation to the digitized shape of a drop suspended from the end of a capillary tube. The image of the drop was taken from a charge coupled device camera. The following parameters were determined: surface tension (γCMC), critical micelle concentrations (CMC) and efficiency of surface adsorption on an air–water interface (pC20). Also, wettability of morpholinium ionic liquids was measured using the contact angle (CA). Wettability measurements were carried out on different surfaces to determine the correlation between the surfactants and the wetted surface area. The presented studies showed significant surface activity of the herbicidal ionic liquids. Moreover, it has been proved that with prolongation of alkyl chain the surface activity of ionic liquids increased.
Poster Language: English Category: Fundamental Research Introduction: Oily, acne-prone skin requires specific, non-aggressive cleansing, based on the use of surfactants capable of removing excess sebum but at the same time not irritating and respecting or restoring the skin barrier. This can be achieved by using a blend of mild functional surfactants and conditioning substances. Materials: Three mild surfactants were used: Sodium cocoyl alaninate (A), an anionic amino acid surfactant, Cocoyl methyl glucamide (G), a sugar-based with conditioning properties, Laureth-7 citrate (P), an anionic surfactant suitable for sensitive skin with antimicrobial properties, and an antimicrobial conditioning PCA ethyl cocoyl arginate (C). Methods: Rheological analyses were carried out to determine the viscosity by using an Anton Paar MCR 101 rotational rheometer and dimensional analysis of the micelles was performed using dynamic light scattering (DLS- Malvern Zetasizer Nano Series). Results: The surfactant mixtures were first of all studied in the different concentration ratios, keeping the total amount of surfactants constant at 15% to select the ratio with the best yield. Subsequently, mixtures with the total amount of surfactants of 12.5% and 10% were evaluated with the same concentration ratios between the components. Finally, the effect of the inclusion of PCA ethyl cocoyl arginate (C) within the formulation was evaluated, which was found to be able to increase both the viscosity of the product and the average size of the micelles. Conclusion: The study shows how a systematic and scientific methodological approach obtained through the instrumental characterization of the viscosity and of the size of the micelles have made it possible to obtain a specific and effective cleansing product for oily or acne-prone skin, whose functionality and compliance of use have been studied in vivo under dermatological control on 20 subjects.
Efficiency Boosting of Surfactants in Microemulsions with Novel Amphiphilic Poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(alkyl glycidyl ether) Polymers
Maximilian Krappel, Universität Stuttgart
Poster Language: English Category: Fundamental Research By adding small amounts of amphiphilic diblock copolymers like poly(ethylene oxide)-co-poly(ethylene propylene) (PEO-PEP) to water – oil – nonionic surfactant systems, Jakobs et al. showed in 1999 that the efficiency of medium-chain surfactants to solubilize equal amounts of water and oil can be strongly increased (so-called efficiency boosting). In order to obtain a similar boosting while also circumventing the drawback of a difficult large-scale synthesis, two new types of amphiphilic polymers were used in this work, namely poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(alkyl glycidyl ether)s (PEO-PAlkGE) and their carbonated poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(carbonate alkyl glycidyl ether) derivates (PEO-PCO2AlkGE). By studying their influence on the phase behavior of ternary nonionic microemulsions containing different oils, ranging from the medium-chain n-decane (C10H22) to the long-chain n-octacosane (C28H58) to the technical-grade Sasolwax 5805 (equivalent alkane carbon number of 30.8), a significant increase in efficiency was found for both amphiphilic polymer types. This strong boosting effect was further observed for systems with technical-grade surfactants, which could be of interest for industrial applications where a reduction in surfactant needs is of substantial economic as well as ecological advantage. Endo et al. attributed this strong efficiency increase to the adsorption of amphiphilic copolymers into the surfactant membrane, whereby the boosting was found to scale with the number density of copolymers in the membrane and the end-to-end distances of hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymer blocks. In this work, end-to-end distances of PEO and PAlkGE blocks were determined by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) or calculated from literature. For n-decane microemulsions, the boosting effect of the new PEO-PAlkGE’s and the extensively investigated PEO-PEP’s could be scaled on top of each other. A different scaling was found for n-octacosane microemulsions, which was attributed to the polymers behaving more like ideal chains at elevated temperatures.
Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 - Friday, 15 October 2021
A Novel Sudy Design Proves Sustainable Product Effectiveness of a Skin Care Lotion
Isabel Simon, Kneipp GmbH
Poster Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care BACKGROUND: Today’s global trends in sustainability and mindfulness have gained tremendous impact on lifestyle and consumer behaviour. In view of cosmetics, an increased awareness on convenient, intensive skin care is key, implicating superior product efficacy but also novel test designs for claim support. Many study designs to evaluate cosmetics are published with objective or subjective parameters [1-3]. The present work expands the opportunities for evaluation by focusing on long-lasting effectiveness. A test design with 3-week treatment succeeded by 1-week regression phase was developed. METHODS: The investigation was divided into study A and B. Study A was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and regression, i.e. maintenance of effectiveness during follow-up (n=18, female, age: 53.5±11.2). After measurement of skin hydration  and assessment of skin dryness and feeling (10-point scale) at baseline (t0) the product was applied for three weeks. Further examinations were performed after 3-week product use (t1) and additionally 24h (t2), 48h (t3), 72h (t4), 96h (t5) and 7 days (t6) thereafter. Study A was complemented by study B: questionnaire-based evaluation after 3-week by 33 female subjects (age: 49.4±12.5). RESULTS: Study A showed significantly higher skin hydration compared to the untreated test site after 3-week of product use. The hydration lasted up to 96h after last application. Moreover, after 3-week of product use significant difference in skin dryness and feeling were observed and remaining throughout the regression phase. In study B the subjects agreed to all statements, including long-term effectiveness. CONCLUSION: The present work shows long-lasting, sustainable effects on skin hydration and caring properties after 3-week application. Especially the follow-up examination provides a suitable approach to uncover and evaluate such superior, convenience-related skin care effects. Finally, such novel study designs allow to highlight innovative, cosmetic efficacies and product claims, thereby addressing contemporary consumer needs in cosmetics and beyond.
Raman Spectroscopy Detects Dexpanthenol Skin Penetration Depth Depending on Test set-up and Mode of Application
Dr. Jürgen Blaak, Kneipp GmbH
Poster Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care BACKGROUND: Current global trends and increasing consumer needs demand superior cosmetic product efficacies, requiring a constant evolution of test designs for product evaluation. Dexpanthenol (DEX) is broadly used for decades as ingredient in various cosmetic applications and thereby known for several proven functions , like increasing skin hydration, supporting moisture retaining , and enhancing epidermal barrier recovery . In contrast, data concerning DEX kinetic and penetration are rare. Therefore, the present work focuses on the penetration of DEX. METHODS: Three pilot tests with Raman measurements were conducted to evaluate DEX penetration after application of a given o/w emulsion (Part I, II, III). For each test part, the study panel, test site, application mode, and measurement set-up were differently defined. RESULTS: DEX as active ingredient of the investigated skin care lotion is well detectable on the skin surface and down to a skin depth of 10μm up to 20μm. Occlusive conditions led to DEX penetration into the stratum disjunctum and as well into the stratum compactum. On hydrated skin DEX penetrates into the stratum disjunctum at measurable amounts. After 5 days open product application DEX is measurable even 12-16 hours after the last application and was significantly enriched in the upper layers of the stratum corneum. CONCLUSION: Comparing the test results, DEX could be detected in the stratum corneum down to a skin depth of 5, 10, and 20µm, depending on the test set-up. Such investigations provide knowledge on the interaction between mode of application, measurement set-up, and active ingredient penetration. Finally, the present work helps to improve product development regarding active targeting activities and additionally provides insights to choose an appropriate test set-up for such product investigations.
Smart HAIR CARE Technology: NATURAL Sourced KERATIN - The GREEN repairing PROTEIN
Marcia de Paula, Symrise AG
Poster Language: English Category: Personal Care / Green Cosmetics Consumers learned that keratin is one of the most important protein for hair repair and force improvement. However the keratin is obtained via animal source, and the consumers prefer plant based ingredients. The aim of this study is to identify an ingredient that can replace the keratin by a vegetal source one. The product tested is SHR (INCI name: Glycerin, Triticum Vulgare Protein, Water), once it presents similar amino acids profile. SHR was designed based on a gentle extraction process allowing an extraction of a Gliadin, a unique wheat protein with superior natural substantivity and film form property. Whole and untransformed, SHR can be considered a smart protein because it repair the hair where it most need. Also, SHR can penetrate in the hair fiber, decreasing the hair breakage also it can bond the split ends. Once keratin is well known as an ingredient that improves the hair fiber force and strength, it was done an evaluation of mechanical properties of hair using tensile assessment comparing keratin and SHR. Two groups were tested: SHR in 1.0% in shampoo and 1.0% in conditioner, and compared with hydrolyzed keratin at 2% in shampoo and 2% in conditioner. It was selected 3 bleached Caucasian hair tresses per treatment. After the products application, it was collected 45 fibers from each tress and analyzed. SRH showed similar performance of Keratin with half concentration. Both ingredients could improve the hair force and resistance in the elastic modulus, stress at 15%, break extension and break stress parameters. Based on the amino acids profile and the results it can be concluded that SHR can be a green alternative for keratin.
Liposomes Under the Influence of Short-chain Alcohols
Fernanda Alvarado Galindo, Institut Laue-Langevin, Evonik GmbH, Technische Universität Berlin
Poster Language: English Category: Personal Care / Fundamental Research Phospholipid (PL) liposomes are of central importance for industrial formulations in pharmacology and cosmetics. Typically, they are obtained by injecting a concentrated ethanolic PL solution (or other alcohol) into water. Subsequent application of shear reduces the liposome size and makes them colloidally stable. However, despite the importance of this process, still little is known about the mesoscopic structural changes taking place during liposome formation and the role played by the alcohol. This is even more critical for industrial formulations, which normally in addition contain active agents. The purpose of this study was to define the effect of short-chain alcohols in fluid bilayers. This was done by analyzing different PL liposome formulations prepared by extrusion at varying alcohol content. Using light scattering methods, an influence on vesicle size became apparent, with an overall tendency of vesicle shrinkage at increasing alcohol content. Furthermore, alcohol influence on bilayer permeability was investigated through fluorescent dye experiments. The liposomal systems will be studied by means of neutron scattering. In particular, by small angle neutron scattering (SANS), exploiting contrast variation between lipids and solvents. This will elucidate how the different solvent molecules distribute within the systems. In addition, stiffness of the bilayers to changing solvent quality and incorporation of additives will be studied by neutron spin echo spectroscopy (NSE). Understanding how alcohol molecules influence the structure and dynamics of phospholipid bilayers will render key information to develop more stable and functional liposome formulations.