Neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und aktuellste Produktentwicklungen aus der Industrie finden in unseren Vorträgen der Scientific Conference und des Forum for Innovations ihren verdienten Platz.
09:00 - 09:30
Naturally Shifting the Floor Microbiome Using a Probiotic Cleaning Solution
PhD Marta Kinnunen-Grubb, Novozymes A/S
Lecture Language: English Category: Home Care / Detergents Microorganisms have been isolated from every location that humans have been able to sample. They are in us, on us, and around us. This includes the surfaces that we think are clean and touch every day. Together, these communities of microbes comprise a unique biological fingerprint that is our indoor microbiome. Recent advances in human health have found several links between the indoor microbiome and the human immune system. It is time to re-think the way we clean our homes. Instead of killing the microbes that can support human health, we should consider new solutions that incorporates microbes as cleaning agents in our daily routine. While there are clear benefits to disinfecting surfaces, we should not let our surroundings become sterile. Studies show that when we disinfect a well-used surface, we inadvertently create ideal conditions for new microbes to colonize those surfaces, due to loss of competition. Furthermore, it is often the fast growing, opportunistic pathogens that take hold first, resulting in the opposite of what we truly want for our homes. We tested the effect of probiotic floor cleaners on the floor microbiome at five different high traffic areas. First, we described the baseline microbiome over a three-week period. Then, we added probiotics to the same floor cleaner to study the shift in the floor microbiome over the next six weeks. Lastly, we measured the recovery of the surface microbiome when probiotics were stopped. Our observations from this test lead us to hypothesize that there will be a microbiome shift towards the applied probiotic species included in the probiotic cleaner within the six-week treatment phase. In conclusion, we show that probiotic surface cleaners can shift the indoor microbiome from unknown, potentially pathogenic organisms towards the dominance of natural, safe microbes.
09:30 - 10:00
Reducing Plastics with Green Preservatives and Concentrates
Esther Lansdaal, Corbion Purac
Lecture Language: English Category: Home Care / Disinfectant Agents The global plastic pollution crisis has been further complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, as increased consumption of disinfectants and cleaners has added more plastic waste to the environment. The use of concentrated cleaners can help reduce packaging materials, and save money and resources spent on transport, since less water is shipped. Corbion has developed guidance for the production of antimicrobial concentrated liquid and powder formulations that match the performance of diluted products. The volume of waste also grows when spoiled product is thrown away without being used; having an effective, sustainable preservative system is essential to ensuring sufficient shelf life. Current preservative systems come with one or more disadvantages: they may irritate the skin; they may be synthetic instead of natural; and their efficacy may be limited by regulatory restrictions on the allowable dosage level. New data developed by Corbion for diverse combined preservative systems can help guide customers' work to achieve safe, sustainable preservation.
10:00 - 10:30
Sustainable Lime Removers Based on Biopolymers
Nikolas Trimpe, Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Lecture Language: English Category: Home Care / Cleaning Agents The use of conventional limescale removers poses a severe risk for environment and consumer due to high concentrations of acids and other harmful chemicals which are typical ingredients in such cleaning agents. Therefore a rising demand on sustainable alternatives with reduced environmental risk occurs and forces manufacturers to design new products. In this study a sustainable limescale remover based on biopolymers (alginates, xanthan gums, carageenans) was developed. Alginates are a promising key component because of their ability to form complexes with calcium ions. This can be used to increase the power of organic acids to dissolve calcium carbonate deposits. As a consequence it leads also to a decreased amount of organic acid in lime removers while maintaining their efficiency. The cleaning agent should be applied as gel or foam to the targeted surface to maximize the contact time and to enable the customer to clean complex geometries like industrial machines in a cost effective way with less effort. To measure the efficiency of different lime removers, a suitable method had to be developed. Mineral surfaces were coated with calcium carbonate deposits to simulate limestone and the cleaning agents were applied. The cleaning efficiency was optically measured and planimetrically calculated. The results indicate, that biopolymers, like ι-carrageenan, κ-carrageenan and alginate can increase the ability of organic acids to dissolve calcium carbonate. Sodium alginate has been showing so far the most promising results. In this study also methods to alter the properties of biopolymers were investigated. The chain length of biopolymers was shortened by enzymatic and acidic hydrolysis and its efficiency on the cleaning process and viscosity of the hydrolysates were examined.
10:45 - 11:15
A Natural and Biodegradable Suspending Agent with no Impact on Perceived Viscosity of Detergent Formulation
Sujandi Zhou, Solvay Novecare
Lecture Language: English Category: Home Care / Natural Polymers We present a new suspension polymer formula based on nanocellulose fibers that form a network when dispersed in liquid detergent formulation. The nanocellulose fibers are produced by a fermentation process using specific bacteria that allow an excellent control of the fiber dimensions and physico-chemical properties. After purification, the nanocellulose is activated by high shear stirring in presence of dispersion stabilizers, resulting in a ready to use liquid formulation that can be easily incorporated into several types of home care formulations. Besides polymer concentration, the suspension strength of the polymer when incorporated in liquid detergent is dependent on surfactant type and concentration and can be tuned depending on desired application. The correct dosage can be determined using rheological measurements of the solution yield stress. We exemplify usefulness of this natural polymer in various home care applications such as concentration of fragrances in laundry liquid detergent, incorporation of ZnPT beads in laundry sanitizers, suspension of abrasive beads in toilet bowl cleaners or use in conjunction with natural opacifier. By offering suspension capabilities without altering the final viscosity of the formula, the new natural biodegradable suspension polymer offers a new degree of freedom to the formulator.
11:15 - 11:30
One Year of Harmonized Poison Centre Notification – Experiences and Ongoing Challenges
Christoph Schwarz, knoell Germany GmbH
Lecture Language: English Category: Other/ Consultancy Since 01 January 2021, harmonized Poison Centre Notifications (PCN) have to be submitted in Europe for hazardous mixtures, according to Annex VIII of Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP). The originally intended deadline for consumer products of 01 January 2020 had already been shifted by one year, to give industry, national authorities and ECHA much needed time to prepare for the new notification requirements. For nearly a year now, all involved parties started to gather practical experience with the new submission process. At the same time, additional questions and specific issues arose from business realities that may not have been foreseen by ECHA, or not addressed in the published documentation, FAQ or guidance documents. From our experience as global consultant company, active for many clients from various chemical fields, we present you a short summary, along with a selection of practical examples. These illustrate a number of things to consider with the new PCN requirements, amongst others: - When is a PCN required, and for which products? - Who is considered to be duty-holder in a supply chain? - Regulatory implications of voluntary submissions (by non-duty-holders); who is able / not able to perform a voluntary submission? Special situation with non-EU suppliers of raw materials. - The data content of the PCN dossier file, with regard to differences in technical requirements for the ECHA submission portal upload checks. - National fees levied by certain national Appointed Bodies. - Different national perspectives on regulatory consensus opinions with influence on legal obligations. - Ongoing requirements to notify to national chemical registers (e.g. “Nordic Registers”)
11:30 - 11:45
The Analytical Instrumental View on Cosmetic Products Physical Stability in Real-time and Accelerated
Arnold Uhl, LUM GmbH
Lecture Language: English Category: Other / Stability Testing ISO/TR 18811:2018 (Cosmetics -Guidelines on the stability testing of cosmetic products) serves as a technical/scientific framework to identify the most suitable methods for the assessment of the stability of cosmetic products, but it does not aim to specify conditions, parameters of criteria of stability testing . This talk discusses the use of analytical instruments based on the patented optical STEP-Technology® for the direct in-situ characterization of the physical destablization of cosmetic products. A recently introduced new instrument determines phase separation in emulsions, suspensions, supoemulsions at gravity in real-time, within a very large temperature range from +4 to +80 °C. Temperature ramps from hot air oven storage tests can directly be copied. The instrumental look on the sample with higher resolution allows for an earlier, cp. faster detection of changes in the sample than by naked eye. Instrumental methods for accelerated stability testing are suggested by ISO/TR 13097:2013 (Guidelines for the characterization of dispersion stability) to solve the challenge of detecting rather very slow real-time changes in cosmetic products in a short analysis time to allow for fast development cycles. Another instrument line applying the combination of both, a selected constant temperature (or a ramp) and a physical acceleration will be presented during the conference. Here, the comparative shelf-life analysis of formulations in original concentration according to ISO/TR 13097 is permitted within a short time.  https://www.iso.org/standard/63465.html 22.6.2021, 10:39
09:00 - 09:15
SupraCare™ 780: Sustainable, Versatile Additive for Rheology Modification of Liquids and Structuring of Solid Detergents
Saugata Nad, Dow Silicones Belgium SPRL
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Detergents Today's trend towards more sustainable detergents translates into a need for versatile, biodegradable and bio sourced materials that perform well in the application. One of the approaches to enable more sustainable products relies on high yield additives, such as rheology modifiers or structurant. Those additives help to do more with less: reducing the total ingredient load, enabling same performance at reduced cost and concentrate the formulations even further. SupraCare™ 780 is a cellulosic derivative combining rheology and structuring benefits which is nature-derived from sustainably sourced cellulose, a natural, abundant, and renewable resource and is inherently bio-degradable. It is a non-ionic polymer and demonstrates higher yield in terms of rheology across various liquid formats (liquid laundry, hand dish wash liquid, hard surface care cleaners, ADW gel, etc.) and high water structuring and binding benefits across different solid formats (soap bars, e-commerce friendly formats, etc.) leading to cost savings, aligned with the end consumer need. Due to its non-ionic character, SupraCare™ 780 is compatible with most used surfactants and other additives used in the formulation.
09:15 - 09:30
CELLULON™ Fermentation Derived Cellulose for the Sustainable Stabilization of Cationic Laundry and Homecare Products
Alain Phyfferoen, CP Kelco UK Ltd.
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Innovative and Sustainable Formulation For many fabric and personal care applications, there is a need for alternative biodegradable structuring agents that are sustainably sourced and which provide the required suspension of particulates in cationic systems such as fabric softeners and hair conditioners. Most fabric softeners and many rinse-off personal care systems contain high enough levels of cationic materials to make them incompatible with many nature-based agent stabilizing solutions, many of which may be anionic in nature. Up until now, successfully formulating stable cationic systems using a sustainable structurant, has proven challenging especially with the current limited number of nature-based, biodegradable, etc. options available The value of CELLULON™ fermentation derived cellulose (FDC) has already been demonstrated in liquid laundry detergents and other homecare systems based on anionic/non-ionic components. Now there is a cationic-compatible version available. The FDC in the cationic compatible product is produced in the same way, by the fermentation of sustainably sourced carbohydrate media with a bacterium of the Komagataeibacter genus. This produces a 3-dimensional, reticulated network of cellulose fibers that has a very high surface-area to weight ratio, enabling FDC to create a significant yield point and provide reliable suspension at relatively low use levels. Like all CELLULONTM products, cationic-compatible FDC is supplied as a ready-to-use liquid. An easy to use, readily biodegradable, nature-based product, it is highly efficient in products such as liquid fabric softeners, providing stable yield values and long-term stability of particulates such as the new generation of opacifiers, pearlescents, fragrance encapsulates, etc. Such stability is possible even for transparent products and as with all FDC products, cationic-compatible FDC can maintain suspension stability without significantly affecting viscosity. However, if an adjusted pour viscosity is needed, additional work will show that a cationic compatible variant of FDC is possible that offers this thickening parameter in addition to excellent stabilizing performance.
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Cleaning Agents The amount of EU-ecolabel formulations in the home care and I&I market is steadily increasing. Therefore, the need of suitable colourants and UV-stabilisers has risen too. Recent work in our labs has focused EU-ecolabel suitable test formulations using our EU-ecolabel suitable Cibafast® HA and Tinogard® Q. We developed a method to determine the stability of these components in various formulations by using digital image analysis of the UV-irradiated samples. Compilation of these data by the 4-parameter-Hill equation showed time-dependent curves indication the precise point of degradation. We tested different combinations of the Cibafast® HA, Tinogard® Q and very small amounts of Tinogard® TL in various EU-ecolabel suitable test formulations - a sanitary-, all-purpose-, floor-cleaner and a liquid laundry detergent - and found an strong increase of the stability of the colour, up to threefold.
09:45 - 10:00
Biological Brightness and Whiteness Solution as Alternative to Chemical Anti-redeposition Agents for Powder Laundry Detergents
Dr. Elena Decaneto, Novozymes A/S
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Detergents What is the sustainability footprint of your powder laundry formulation? Consumers are increasingly looking for greener alternatives to harmful ingredients, while still demanding well-performing products. Biology can help. Every year, millions of tonnes of detergents drain into our water systems, and some of these ingredients are persistent in the environment. This includes anti-redeposition polymers or dispersing agents such as polycarboxylates or acrylic acid homo- or copolymers, which are estimated to be present in more than 60% of all mid- and high tier powder detergents in Europe, at levels between 1 – 5 wt%. The function of these anti-redeposition polymers is to keep soiling in suspension and prevent it from depositing onto fabric, hence limiting dullness during washes. New developments in enzymatic technology have enabled biological alternatives to match these brightness and whiteness characteristics across a broad range of textiles and soil types, maintaining or even improving performance compared to today’s high polycarboxylate formulations, and therefore minimizing the environmental impact for every wash made. The fully biodegradable biological solution presented will allow consumers to experience top tier performance and a cleaner conscience; and is one more step towards 100% biological detergents.
10:00 - 10:15
Sokalan® SR 400 A – The innovative Performance Booster for Deep-cleaned Laundry
Maria de Moragas & Catharina Wohlmuth, BASF SE
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Liquid Laundry Detergent Consumers are looking for Laundry Detergents effectively removing tough stains such as grease stains from their favorite clothes. BASF now offers the new additive Sokalan® SR 400 A that protects clothes and improves cleaning experience by boosting laundry detergent formulations. This new innovative performance booster prevents penetration of dirt and keeps your favorite clothes looking like new while protecting them from grease stains even at low temperatures. It allows you to save energy for an increased sustainability.
10:15 - 10:30
Down the Chain – Consumer Friendly Preservation for Raw Materials and Formulations
Dr. Amber Yarnell, Emerald Kalama Chemical
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Raw Materials Incoming raw materials present a significant risk for microbial contamination of manufacturing processes and formulations. It is crucial to mitigate this risk, along with providing robust preservation and also meeting customer needs, such as ready biodegradability. In recent years, Kalaguard® SB sodium benzoate has been adopted as a go-to preservative for cleaning products because of its consumer- and environmentally-friendly profile and antimicrobial performance. Now, it is time to look further into the raw material chain for preservation robustness and meeting the latest consumer needs and regulatory drivers. This presentation will share insight in the stories and successes for preserving bulk raw materials with Kalaguard® SB, such as surfactants, fragrance encapsulation, and thickeners — including cellulosic, polyvinyl alcohol, and polyacrylamide — as well as ingredient interactions and synergies in formula.
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Preservation According to GHS and ECHA labelling and classification, some biocides have been classified as skin sensitizers at the concentration they work best forcing developpers to find other alternatives to avoid the labelling of their final products. In 2022, the new classfication for OIT (Octylisothiazolinone) according to ECHA will become active. The new limit to avoid EUH208 labelling will be 1,5 ppm. At this concentration the activity of OIT is limited and to avoid the labelling and classification of household products formulators will have to switch to other active substances. Chemipol offers a broad range of innovative preservatives based on different actives substances which are not classified as skin sensitizers. The combination of these active substances with different boosters and fungicides allows the development of label free products without altering the efficacy of the preservative systems, even enabling the formulation of Ecolabel products. Discover these new innovative solutions.
11:00 - 11:15
Virucidal and Bactericidal Activity of L(+)-Lactic Acid
Alina Böhringer, Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Disinfectant Agents Demand is increasing for efficient, yet more natural, sustainable and less hazardous active ingredients in surface and skin disinfectants. L(+)-Lactic acid is one of these ingredients – derived from renewable raw materials via fermentation and readily biodegradable. The gentle and versatile liquid ingredients lactic acid and lactates unite several positive benefits beyond the required attributes for formulations for cleaning and disinfecting applications entailing a wide range from hand soaps to veterinary products. Based on the completed BPR registration those benefits for activity against enveloped viruses, bacteria as well as moisturising properties will be presented. Within the presentation sample formulations will illustrate the performance in ready to use formulations.
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Care Agents Consumer attitudes towards cleaning and disinfection have changed significantly because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in higher interest and unprecedented increase in sales of cleaning and disinfecting products. New product innovation in this segment is targeting long-lasting disinfection, which provides sanitation for longer duration, and improves the sustainability and cost efficiency of the product by reducing the need for repeated application. Sprayable polymeric film formers have been identified and screened for their ability to significantly extend the effect of common biocides. We present new data demonstrating long lasting disinfection enabled by polymers in combination with common biocides such as quaternary ammonium compounds.
11:30 - 11:45
Let Nature do the Work with New Probiotic Cleaning Ingredients from Croda
Ross Sellars, Croda International Plc
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Cleaning Agents Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned over the negative impact that the petrochemical cleaners they use can have on the health and safety of themselves, their families and on the environment. To answer these challenges, we have turned to nature and the power of probiotics. What if probiotics could answer these challenges and perform better than traditional cleaners? Can probiotics clean hard surfaces deeper than before and not only remove odours, but prevent them from forming? By evaluating and selecting individual probiotic strains, we have been able to create application specific blends designed to target both hard surface cleaning and odour control, providing consumers with safe, sustainable, and more effective solutions to cleaning. Harness the power of probiotics. Let nature do the work.
11:45 - 12:00
Addressing Growing Consumer Demands for More Sustainable Cleaning Products with Microvia™: Novozymes’ Active Microbial Solution
Gustav Prior-knock, Novozymes A/S
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Cleaning Agents The pandemic has changed our lifestyles, including how we keep our indoor spaces clean. To feel safe in their personal spaces, consumers have turned to familiar disinfecting products, which they have trusted for decades. However, consumers have long recognized the dangers of using harsh chemicals and are seeking natural substitutes. Traditional cleaners may be effective at removing bacteria, but their goal is to remove all, including the beneficial ones. A recent consumer survey & analysis by Novozymes, reveal that sustainability and product performance are key market drivers for cleaners in a post-COVID era. We not only see a consumer demand for greener products, but also a product that fits their modern lifestyles. Foreseeing a niche trend becoming mainstream, Novozymes’ has created a microbial cleaning technology powered by the beneficial microbes around us. These microbes already exist in our environments, on our skin and even in our gut – and have an additional quality, they can clean! As microbes are living organisms, it is important that they become ‘awake’ and active before being able to clean, or degrade soils on surfaces. With strong data to show that our spore-forming Bacillus remains stable in our final product for up to 1.5 years and counting, Novozymes believes spore-forming Bacillus is the right technology for consumers to enjoy a continuous cleaning benefit from an active microbe. When microbes are part of cleaning, dirty surfaces get a longer-lasting continuous clean. Novozymes’ Microvia™ unlocks the power of nature through microbes, enabling cleaning products that are not only green but effective, all while protecting overall human and environmental well-being. Microbes give consumers a natural alternative to conventional, harsh chemical cleaning. In the future of clean, consumers will stop asking “How clean is it?” and start asking, “How do I safely clean?” “How do I protect my home?”
09:00 - 09:15
UCARE™ Extreme Polymer: a Bio-based & Biodegradable Breakthrough Technology in Hair Conditioning
Cindy Delvallé, Dow Silicones Belgium srl
Lecture Language: English Category: Personal Care / Hair Care A desire for more natural and sustainable products is driving beauty trends in the hair care market towards naturally derived alternatives. Cellulose, a naturally derived polysaccharide, has been commonly used in hair care products as it can be modified with functional groups to tune its physical and chemical properties. Recently, new researches have led to the development of an innovative technology, UCARE™ Extreme Polymer which is a versatile bio-derived and biodegradable cellulose-based polymer with 48% bio-derived content for hair conditioner. Compared to the traditional cellulose-based polymers, UCARE™ Extreme Polymer contains a more hydrophobic moiety, offering unique performance benefits without polymer build up. This innovative polymer has comparable performance to silicone in wet combing and reduced breakage. Sensory panel studies showed that UCARE™ Extreme Polymer polymer provides better feel and dry combing compared to amodimethicone, while increasing the biobased content and biodegradability of the conditioning polymer. It also provides hair manageability, hair alignment and allows hair to retain a high degree of hydrophobicity translating into healthier hair. The deposition of the UCARE™ Extreme Polymer on the hair surface was analyzed with FTIR microscopes and XPS. The results correlated with the objective application testing and subjective sensory feel parameters, which is important to the consumer. This class of polymers can be used with or without silicones and can be structurally modified to meet the desired aesthetics while increasing the naturality of a wide range of formulations.
09:15 - 09:30
Stepping Ahead with High Performing Sustainable Ingredients for Modern Rinse-off Formulations
Dr. Stefan Liebig, Evonik Operations GmbH
Lecture Language: English Category: Personal Care / Hair Care / Cleansing Sustainability has become a major driver of transformation in the industry leading to broad based reformulation projects with a focus on natural-based, easy-to-use, multifunctional and benign ingredients. As a natural-based thickener with emollient properties, our novel TEGO® Remo 95 MB (INCI: Sorbitan Caprylate; Glyceryl Oleate) is an ideal choice to support this important market trend. TEGO® Remo 95 MB is fully derived from renewable feedstocks contributing to the production of sustainable palm oil (RSPO), responsibly sourced and readily biodegradable. TEGO® Remo 95 MB provides highly efficient thickening of modern surfactant-based formulations and multiple skin care benefits. The low viscous liquid is very easy to use and to process at ambient temperature, resulting in significant energy savings and a reduction of the carbon footprint. This smart blend is suitable for PEG-free and sulfate-free as well as natural cleansing formulations, contributes to a pleasantly creamy foam structure and delivers a smooth and soft skin feel by maintaining the natural moisture balance of the skin. Providing a pseudoplastic rheology, TEGO® Remo 95 MB supports the stabilization of particles, including opacifiers and pearlizers, in surfactant-based formulations. Evonik has recently launched TEGO® White 50 MB as a readily biodegradable opacifier blend especially suitable for modern formulations void of PEG- and Sulfate-based ingredients. The low-viscous liquid is cold processable and may be conveniently added in a continuous production. As an alternative to commonly used synthetic polymer particles, the product efficiently delivers a deep whitening effect with a natural appearance while enhancing the richness of the formulation texture and the creaminess of the foam. TEGO® Remo 95 MB and TEGO® White 50 MB stand for more naturality and multifunctionality, efficient performance and ease of processing – a unique combination to support the modern formulator looking for the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly products.
09:30 - 09:45
Texapon SFA-UP Powder & Plantapon SFA: 100% Natural, Ultra-mild for Solid, No-waste Rinse-off Products
Ina Wierichs, BASF Personal Care & Nutrition GmbH
Lecture Language: English Category: Personal Care / Hair Care / Sustainable Skin & Hair Care Rinse-off After successfully launching our first two innovative products: Texapon SFA, a Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, which is a 100% naturally derived ultra-mild anionic surfactant and Dehyton SFA, a blend of Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate. Now we present our new 100% natural, innovative surfactants from the SFA product family: Texapon SFA UP Powder, the dried unpreserved Texapon SFA in powder format, which is ideally suited for solid, zero waste ultra-mild rinse-off cosmetic products and Plantapon SFA, a blend of Alkyl Polyglucoside and Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, also 100% naturally derived, sustainable, renewable and readily biodegradable. Both products do not contain EO or other undesired by-products in cosmetics and are at the same time ultra-mild to skin and mucous membrane, even suitable for tear-free formulations in baby products and provide a creamy, rich foam. Our new gentle products allow for zero waste rinse-off bar concepts and are suitable for sulfate surfactant alternative concepts whilst being long-term stable; ideally suited for formulations with a low pH (4.5 – 5.5). Texapon SFA UP powder and Plantapon SFA can act as conditioning boosters as they enhance the conditioning performance of cationic polymers in shampoos. Good wet combability results were achieved even without any polymers present allowing for easy to use convenience driven head-to-toe cosmetic solutions. The blend Plantapon SFA is a cold processable, easy-to-formulate solution for customers enabling clear, high viscous and good foaming formulations whilst being a 100% naturally surfactant providing excellent skin sensory. Formulating with Plantapon SFA allows for micellar thickening and a very low irritation potential for skin and mucous membrane makes it a useful surfactant in personal care rinse-off (e.g. sulfate surfactant alternative shampoos and shower gels, solid shampoo or body wash bars, playful foaming, non-disturbing the skin barrier head-to-toe baby concepts, intimate wash and female hygiene rinse-off solutions, etc.).
09:45 - 10:00
CosmeGreen, a Better Way to Formulate Green & Clean Products that Perform
Francis Galle, SurfactGreen
Lecture Language: English Category: Personal Care / Hair Care / New Sustainable Ingredients Discover SurfactGreen, a French Start-Up that researches, develops and manufactures plant-derived, high-performing cationic surfactants, a Green & Clean raw material developed to offer a more sustainable alternative to petroleum-sourced products. What is a Surfactant? A surfactant is an amphiphilic molecule that is composed of a water-loving head and oil-soluble tail that are used as film-formers, solubilizers, emulsifiers, etc. across household, cosmetics and industrial applications. Most surfactants are petrochemical based, non-biodegradable and very ecotoxic, raising serious health and environmental issues. Their replacement is therefore necessary for our health and the preservation of the environment. SurfactGreen is the first company in France to produce bio-sourced cationic surfactants at an industrial scale applying the principles of green chemistry at every stage of the development and manufacturing process. Our eco-product innovation emphasizes the following 3 principles: - Clean For the synthesis of our patented and 100% bio-based conditioning agent, we upcycle a by-product from sugarbeet and combine with rapeseed oil in a "one pot" solvent-free, waste-free process. - Green We test, evaluate and certify that our surfactants have an ecotoxicity (OECD 202 standard) level that is 80 times better than conventional petroleum-based products. They are readily biodegradable and do not require any GHS labels. - Performance We test all our products internally and externally with independent laboratories to prove the effectiveness of our products before we put them on the market. In 2020, we launched our first ingredient, CosmeGreen ES1822+, which is a 100% biosourced conditioning agent. CosmeGreen ES1822 + has detangling and softening benefits superior to BTAC, the market benchmark. It is both COSMOS and NATRUE approved. The green, clean and high-performing nature of our ingredients allow brands to enter the fast-growing green market, without compromising the performance of their finished products. A truly better way to formulate green and clean products that perform.
10:00 - 10:15
CITROFOL® Citrate Esters in Sunscreen Formulation
Dr. Teresa Berninger, Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH
Lecture Language: English Category: Personal Care / Sun Care Emollients play a crucial role in sunscreen formulation, solubilising solid organic UV filters and influencing dispersion stability of inorganic UV filters. Jungbunzlauer’s CITROFOL® AI (Triethyl Citrate) and CITROFOL® BI (Tributyl Citrate) are two emollients specifically suited for sunscreen formulation. This presentation demonstrates how the excellent solvent power of CITROFOL® BI enables cost-efficient, high-SPF formulation with flexibility regarding co-emollients. CITROFOL® AI is a COSMOS-approved alternative distinguished by a pleasant sensory profile in formulations based on organic UV filters as well as those with inorganic UV filters. In addition, it can potentially boost UVA-PF and thus crucially contribute to product labelling with a UVA claim. Both citrate esters represent outstanding value in the formulator’s choice of emollients for use in sunscreens, optimising performance, costs and consumer experience.
10:45 - 11:00
Multifunctionals: At the Crossroads of Product Protection and Consumers Well-being
Yohanna Sander, Symrise AG
Lecture Language: English Category: Personal Care / All Kinds of Cosmetics Formulation that Needs Protection Multifunctional ingredients, like 1,2-alkanediols and hydroxyacetophenone, can be the solution to different challenges of formulators. Indeed, using multifunctional ingredients in cosmetic formulations will answer different trends of the moment. Less is more: with one ingredient, one can enhance the sensorial profile of formulations, boost the performance of actives, bring stability to the system, etc. Minimalism: including multifunctional ingredients from the beginning will optimise the number and the concentration of ingredients. These ingredients also show a good eco-friendly profile and a gentle interaction with the microbiome of the skin, even when they contribute to the product protection system of the formulas. Multifunctionals are the present and the future of modern cosmetic formulations. Beyond the ingredients, cosmetic products claiming multifunctional/multitasking properties are gaining interest from consumers. More than a trend, the simplification of beauty routine is providing greater convenience by solving different needs at once. Let’s explore the roles of multifunctional ingredients in this new field of cosmetic formulations.
Lecture Language: English Category: Personal Care / Market & Consumption Trends Radical optimism leads us into a new future: After many months of struggling through the pandemic, consumers have the urge for fun, colorful and playful experiences. From feel-good interiors, architecture, art, and fashion, the trend is bound to swap over into the Personal & Home Care industry. What does happiness mean to consumers and how can it be interpreted by the Personal & Home Care Industry? If happiness and joy are at center stage for customers, what does this mean for existing trends, such as sustainability? Find answers to the questions above and lots of inspiration to happify the world in this trend presentation by IMPAG Group.
11:15 - 11:30
Upcycling Wood Chips from Santalum Album for Skin Aging Inspired by Ancient Rituals
Anne Clay, Ashland Industries France
Lecture Language: English Category: Personal Care / TBA Sandalwood extract is a natural ingredient extracted from Santalum album and developed with Artificial Intelligence for well aging. Obtained by supercritical CO2 extraction from upcycled wood chips, this unique and patented biofunctional leverages the forest therapy trend, a trend also known as shinrin-yoku in Japan. Forests often deliver large amounts of odorant molecules, identified as “forest VOCs”. Sandalwood produces forest VOCs that form only with the right mix of genetics and environmental factors. Sandalwood extract captures selective forest VOCs from the sandalwood and enhances skin olfactory receptors shown to decrease with age and air pollution. It reduces skin cell senescence and helps mitigate air pollution damage. It has clinically proven benefits on skin regeneration, firmness, wrinkles, and on the skin olfactory signature of aging. Sandalwood extract is oil soluble and can be formulated into a wide range of beauty products for well aging.
11:30 - 11:45
Imagine Long Lasting Beauty – Filmforming Concepts with Long Wear and Comfort
Petra Kudla, Momentive Performance Materials GmbH
Lecture Language: English Category: Personal Care / Decoratives As consumers, our lives get busier by the minute and we would prefer for our make up to withhold those challenges. Imagine long lasting make up which not only enables you to maneuver through your day with ease but also feels great in the process. Join our expert, Dr. Petra Kudla, in an online session to imagine long lasting beauty, introducing Momentive SilForm Hydroflex fluid, a novel technology for all applications that require a flexible yet long lasting hold.
11:45 - 12:00
Leveraging the Benefits of Probiotics for Oral Health with SymReboot™ OC.
Léa Schmidt, Symrise SAS
Lecture Language: English Category: Personal Care / Oral Care Consumers are increasingly looking for natural oral hygiene products that have the ability to protect their gums with high efficacy. SymReboot™ OC, composed by mildly heat treated probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum HEAL19 produced thanks to the True Biotic technology, was investigated for gum care. This newly developed product is delivering the advantages and properties of a probiotic product without the disadvantages (e.g. handling, storage) of a live material. It is an easy to handle ingredient that delivers multiple oral care benefits, including barrier strengthening, soothing and a positive effect on the oral microbiome.
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