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European Detergents Conference (EDC) by GDCh – "Polymers and Surfactants in Detergents and Cleaning Agents – Effects, Benefits, and Applications"
In 2021, the EDC focuses on „Polymers and Surfactants in Detergents and Cleaning Agents – Effects, Benefits, and Applications “. We will discuss the role of natural and synthetic ingredients in detergents and cleaners, as well as their production and modification and aspects of sustainability and environmental friendliness.
09:00 - 09:30
Polymer Cubosomes: High Surface Area Micelles that Capture, Release, and Glow in the Dark
Prof. André Gröschel, Universität Münster
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research The self-assembly of block copolymers in solution is controlled by polarity differences of the blocks towards the selective solvent. The block volume or better yet the volume ratios control the shape of the micelle. While block copolymer micelles in the form of spheres, cylinders and vesicles have been studied in detail in the past 25 years, it was discovered only recently that high asymmetry in favor of the hydrophobic block leads to block copolymer microparticles with an inner morphology of highly ordered channel systems. These channel systems often adopt triply periodic minimal surfaces with cubic (lm3m), double diamond (Pn3m) and gyroid lattice – termed cubosomes, or inverse hexagonal (HII) phases as the organic analogues to mesoporous silica – termed hexosomes. In this presentation, I summarize recent progress from us and others to understand the formation of these inverse morphologies and how to introduce specific functionalities through block chemistry, e.g. carbonization for energy conversion, biodegradation for drug release, and fluorescens for bioimaging.[4,5] Literature:  Y. Mai, A. Eisenberg, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 5969–5985.  Y. La, C. Park, T. J. Shin, S. H. Joo, S. Kang, K. T. Kim, Nat. Chem. 2014, 6, 534–541.  C. K. Wong, X. Qiang, A. H. E. Müller, A. H. Gröschel, Prog. Polym. Sci. 2020, 102, 101211.  C. K. Wong, M. Heidelmann, M. Dulle, X. Qiang, S. Förster, M. H. Stenzel, A. H. Gröschel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 10989–10995.  H. Chen, Y. Fan, N. Zhang, S. Trépout, B. Ptissam, A. Brûlet, B. Z. Tang, M.-H. Li, Chem. Sci. 2021, 16, 6511–6512.
09:30 - 09:50
Characterization of Self-assembly Behaviors of Interpolyelectrolyte Complexes (IPECs) Composed of Modified Polyacrylates and Double-hydrophilic PDMAEMA
Özge Azeri, Technische Universität Berlin
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research Polyelectrolytes are water-soluble macromolecules and when two polyelectrolytes of opposite charge are mixed together in solution, interpolyelectrolyte complexes (IPECs) are formed. IPECs formed by ionic-assembly in aqueous solutions have attracted broad scientific interest. Depending on their molecular build-up, their behavior and properties in aqueous solution are affected by pH, ionic strength, and temperature. In the present work, polyanions and polycations were synthesized via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) and were subsequently employed for forming IPECs. As polyanions, we synthesized hydrophobically modified polyacrylates (hm-PAA) with a length of 100 monomer units containing acrylic acid and alkyl-acrylates with a statistical distribution of the monomers along the chain. The hydrophobicity was modified by changing the length of the alkyl chain, in our case, we used butyl and dodecyl and their amount as 10 and 20-mol%. In addition to that, the double-hydrophilic cationic copolymer poly (2-(dimethylamino)ethylmeth-acrylate)-b-polyethylene oxide (PDMAEMA-b-PEO) was synthesized as a block copolymer. For obtaining diblock copolymers monomethylated PEO (mPEO) was used as a macroinitiator, where the PEO block ensures IPEC solubility at equimolar mixing ratios, biocompatibility, and low toxicity . Detailed information regarding their IPECs structures in solutions formed by complexation with PDMAEMA-b-PEO was obtained by static and dynamic light scattering (SLS, DLS) and small angle neutron scattering (SANS). References:  Pergushov D V., Müller AHE, Schacher FH (2012) Micellar interpolyelectrolytecomplexes. Chem Soc Rev 41:6888–6901.  Pioge S, Fontaine L, Gaillard C, et al (2009) Self-assembling properties of well defined poly(ethylene oxide)-b-poly (ethyl acrylate) diblock copolymers. Macromolecules 42:4262–4272.
09:50 - 10:10
Interaction of Microemulsion Droplets with Hydrophobically Modified Thermo-responsive Block-polymers
Albert Prause, Technische Universität Berlin
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research The combination of polymers as thickener with microemulsions as carrier for hydrophobic substances result in an interesting colloidal system. A main interest is to control the structure and properties of those polymer-microemulsion systems by changing the different parameters, such as pH, salt, or temperature. Formerly, hydrophobically modified (HM) multiarm polymers were investigated in mixtures with oil-in-water (O/W) microemulsions in respect to network formation and the resulting rheologic properties. The hydrophobic domains interact with the hydrophobic core of the microemulsion and form interconnected networks where the microemulsion droplets acted as knots and the hydrophilic polymer chain as linkers [1,2]. Of special interest are hydrophobically modified thermo-responsive (HMTR) block-polymers in aqueous solution which can be used as thermo-active thickeners or thermo-responsive amphiphiles for solubilization of hydrophobic molecules. However, the solubilization capacity of such systems is generally low. Hence, the combination with microemulsions (MEs) as carriers for hydrophobic substances results in loaded systems, where the rheologic properties of the microemulsion solution can be tuned and switched via temperature. A biofriendly microemulsion consisting of Tween 20 (polyoxyethylene-(20)-sorbitan monolaurate) as surfactant, ethylhexylglycerol as cosurfactant, isopropylpalmitate as oil and water as solvent was used. The HMTR block-polymers have a dodecyl chain as hydrophobic modification, ~200 units of N,N‑dimethylacrylamide as permanently hydrophilic block, and 30 units of a thermo-responsive monomer with a lower critical solution temprerature such as N-isopropylacrylamide . The structure of the ME-polymer aggregates in aqueous solution was investigated in the temperature range of 20‑60°C for concentrations between 0.5‑5 %wt by scattering techniques and rheology. References  P. Malo de Molina, C. Herfurth, A. Laschewsky, and M. Gradzielski, Langmuir 28, 15994 (2012).  P. Malo de Molina, M.S. Appavou, and M. Gradzielski, Soft Matter 10, 5072 (2014).  M. Hechenbichler, A. Laschewsky, and M. Gradzielski, Colloid Polym. Sci. 299, 205 (2021).
10:10 - 10:30
Viscosity of Polyelectrolyte Surfactant Complexes – the Importance of the Choice of the Polyelectrolyte
Olga Kuzminskaya, Technische Universität Berlin
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research The self-assembly behaviour of oppositely charged polyelectrolyte surfactant complexes (PESCs) is very rich and quite a number of structurally different arrangements such as pearl-necklace structures, rodlike aggregates, uni- or multilamellar vesicles has been reported. Aside from fundamental scientific interest, PESCs have found application in cosmetics, detergency and enhanced oil recovery EOR. Some PESCs show a remarkable increase in viscosity near charge equilibrium, while other very similar systems do not show any appreciable effect. The exact structural prerequisites to achieve a significant increase in viscosity are still unclear. Here, we study PESCs consisting of the cationic polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (PDADMAC) and sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) and compare the results to the previously investigated PESCs of SDS and the cationically modified hydroxyethyl cellulose (JR 400).  Under similar conditions, PDADMAC based PESCs do not significantly increase the viscosity of solutions, as was observed for JR 400. The observed differences in the macroscopic viscosity were linked to the differences in the mesoscopic structure, explicitly confirmed by the small angle neutron scattering (SANS). While JR 400 /SDS PESCs would form an interdigitated complex structure, the PDADMAC /SDS would favour the formation of a segregated core-shell structure. The latter one is less efficient in anchoring the PE to the complex, resulting in less pronounced increase in viscosity.  Gradzielski, M.; Hoffmann, I. Current opinion in colloid & interface science 2018, 35, 124–141.  Chiappisi, L.; Simon, M.; Gradzielski, M. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 6139–6145.  Hoffmann, I.; Farago, B.; Schweins, R.; Falus, P.; Sharp, M.; Prévost, S.; Gradzielski, M. J. Chem. Phys. 2015, 143, 074902.
10:45 - 11:15
Novel Concept for the Design of Water-soluble Polysaccharide Derivatives for Laundry Applications
Thomas Heinze, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research Nature produces efficiently unlimited amounts of polysaccharides (PS) with structural diversity and functional versatility. By chemical modification of PS, a myriad of novel functional polymers with designed properties is available; PS and their derivatives will be increasingly used in commercial applications and thus contribute to a sustainable world. In the frame of our studies to design the structure and hence properties of water soluble PS derivatives, novel concepts for the PS chemistry are developed in addition to the conventional direct modification of the functional groups by etherification or esterification. A novel approach is based on reactive platform derivatives of PS containing sulfonic acid ester- and phenyl carbonate moieties (T. Heinze et. al., in Cellulose Science and Technology – Chemistry, Analysis, and Applications, Th. Rosenau, A. Potthast, J. Hell (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons, 2018, pp. 1-18). The preparation of PS phenyl carbonates could be easily carried out under homogeneous reaction conditions applying various reaction systems including Ionic Liquids, which are not only most efficient solvents but also environmentally friendly due to their inherent properties like stability and recyclability. The phenyl carbonate groups, which may possess different functions in the aromatic systems to control their reactivity, are easily accessible to nucleophilic displacement reactions using multifunctional amines that are also important naturally occurring molecules. Thus, a broad variety of novel, finally completely bio-based and water soluble PS derivatives could be obtained that were studied regarding their activity as redeposition inhibitors and soil release agents. Representative results of derivatives of different PS backbones (cellulose, xylan) of different degrees of substitution obtained by conversion with hydroxyalkyl amines, which contains oxygen atoms and secondary and tertiary amino moieties in the spacers, will be presented (WO 2019/243071; WO 2015/044061). From these studies, structure-properties relations can be concluded to optimize the structure for these applications.
11:15 - 11:45
Moderated by Prof. Dr. Birgit Glüsen, TH Köln, University of Applied Sciences
Spoken Language: English Award Session: Young Scientist Award – Master thesis: Jan Nilles Young Scientist Award – Doctoral thesis: Dr. Lars Gabriel
Award Lecture "Young Scientists' Award – Doctoral thesis": Polysaccharide-based Functional Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Properties
Dr. Lars Gabriel, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research Polysaccharide are the most important biopolymers and thus, a well available and sustainable source for bio-based functional polymers. While cellulose or starch are well investigated and their derivatives are commercially used to a large extent, the chemical modification of a myriad of other polysaccharides is not studied in detail. Therefore, my work was focused on the heterogeneously feasible carboxymethylation and sulfoethylation of different polysaccharides to generate water soluble products, on one hand. On the other hand, the available but underestimated hemicellulose xylan was studied regarding modular synthesis approaches to produce new soluble functional polymers. The water-soluble products obtained were characterized in detail and their effect as detergent additives was evaluated. The carboxymethylation was performed for a variety of polysaccharides to analyse their reactivity under technical relevant conditions. The reaction-influencing parameters were varied and interpreted. The sulfoethylation was also studied in detail by varying relevant reaction parameters and comparing the reaction behaviour of different polysaccharides. In case of chitosan, chemoselective conversions of hydroxyl- and amino groups could be achieved for these etherification reactions and even mixed sulfoethyl-carboxymethyl ethers became available. The interaction of these anionic polysaccharides derivatives with cellulose surface was investigated by QCM-D measurements and a significant effects as anti-greying agents in detergents could be shown. Xylan was converted into xylan phenylcarbonate as reactive intermediate for modular synthesis approaches. Using a variety of different amines, xylan phenylcarbonates were converted into functional xylan carbamates that demonstrate their versatility as activated intermediates. Xylan carbamates were studied regarding their bioactivity and their thermal- and hydrophobic properties. In addition, they are active as soil-release additive in detergents.
12:00 - 12:30
European Plant-based Surfactants as Building Blocks for Sustainable Consumer Products
Dr. Paula Barreleiro, Werner & Mertz
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research Since more than two decades renewable natural oils constantly gain importance in the manufacturing of surfactants. However the source of this natural part of surfactants is not diverse but depends largely on palm kernel oil and to a smaller extent on coconut oil. Lauric oils for many reasons became the standard in oleo chemistry. Alternative available natural oils based on plants that grow in the moderate zone of the globe would bio-diversify the one-way road to oleo based surfactants. Vegetable oils from the temperate zone are different to those from the tropical part of the earth. The carbon chain length of these triglycerides are longer (C18) and depending on the oil there is a higher degree of unsaturation, demonstrated in the individual iodine numbers. This clearly has effects in chemical reactions and in applications as well. The double bonds of C18 polyunsaturated fatty acids (C18-PUFA) with respect to melting point and viscosity show similar behaviors like branching in saturated C-chains with the advantage of very good biodegradation properties of the C18-PUFAs. Chemical modifications in principle are also possible at the double bonds. On the other hand this increased reactivity asks for a higher attention as usual when working with unsaturated substances. In this respect quality of raw materials and the use of natural anti-oxidants support good sensorial characteristics. In any case surfactants based on plant oils of the moderate zone are not drop-in solutions in home care consumer goods. Two examples oleylglucamides from sunflower oil and cationic surfactants from sunflower/rapseed oil are shown. New developed formulations with these surfactants show at least comparable performance versus cleaning products containing current palm kernel oil/coconut oil. It can be concluded that C18-UFA based plant oils enlarge the base of oleo feedstocks for sustainable surfactants.
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research Laundry detergents consumers are adopting more sustainable washing habits, such as low temperature wash and use of concentrated liquid detergents. This creates new challenges for the performance of this type of detergents, in particular for stain removal. We show the latest lab work results where we demonstrate the importance of water quality in laundry stain removal process and how green chelate GLDA enhances stain removal and boosts performance of concentrated liquid detergents.
12:50 - 13:00
Short Introduction of Scientific Posters by the Authors
Moderated by Prof. Dr. Birgit Glüsen, TH Köln, University of Applied Sciences
Poster 30 Marta Wojcieszak, Poznan University of Technology: "Surface Properties of Morpholinium Herbicidal Ionic Liquids" Poster 31 Alessia Costantini, UNIRED SRL: "Project Design of a Mild Cleanser for Oily Acne Prone Skin" Poster 32 Maximilian Krappel, Universität Stuttgart: "Efficiency Boosting of Surfactants in Microemulsions with Novel Amphiphilic Poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(alkyl glycidyl ether) Polymers" Award Poster 33 Jan Nilles, Hochschule Niederrhein/Kao Chemicals GmbH: "Systematic Investigation of Alkoxylated Alkyl Ether Carboxylic Acids in Metal Cleaning" Find further information on the page: Poster Presentations
- 13:30-13:50 Poster 30 Marta Wojcieszak, Poznan University of Technology: "Surface Properties of Morpholinium Herbicidal Ionic Liquids" - 13:50-14:10 Poster 31 Alessia Costantini, UNIRED SRL: "Project Design of a Mild Cleanser for Oily Acne Prone Skin" - 14:10-14:30 Poster 32 Maximilian Krappel, Universität Stuttgart: "Efficiency Boosting of Surfactants in Microemulsions with Novel Amphiphilic Poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(alkyl glycidyl ether) Polymers" - 14:30-14:50 Award Poster 33 Jan Nilles, Hochschule Niederrhein/Kao Chemicals GmbH: "Systematic Investigation of Alkoxylated Alkyl Ether Carboxylic Acids in Metal Cleaning"
14:50 - 15:10
A Long-lasting Disinfectant Cleaner Based on Co-acervation and Deposition of Polymer & Biocidal Active
Dr. Amit Sehgal, Solvay Novecare
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research We present a new disinfectant cleaner technology that imparts long lasting disinfection properties to treated surfaces. It combines specific surfactants, quat-based biocidal actives and a proprietary polymer to achieve optimal cleaning and disinfection, together with ability of the cleaned surface to withstand multiple cycles of abrasion and remain free of microbial recontamination. The technology relies on interactions between micelles of the biocidal quaternary ammonium compounds and the polymer. Such interaction is investigated by X-ray diffraction measurements that show the appearance of long range interactions between quaternary ammonium micelles in presence of polymer. Other additives in the cleaning formula, in particular detergency surfactants, are carefully selected to provide optimal cleaning performance while preserving the specific interaction of polymer and quaternary ammonium biocides. When deposited on the surface during the cleaning process, the polymer-quaternary ammonium complexes allow trapping the quat biocidal actives on the surface in a sub-micronic invisible film that protects them from repeated abrasion. We show that low level release of the quats by the film when contacted by bacteria or virus is sufficient to allow the surface to self-sanitize after more than 6 wet-and-dry abrasion cycles and microbial recontaminations. Besides best-in-class cleaning and disinfection performances, thorough microbiological testing of the formula demonstrates long lasting disinfection against virus and bacteria compliant with most stringent world standards, including US EPA RSS and UK BSI PAS2424.
15:10 - 15:30
Effective Cleaning Thanks to a Second Skin - Naturally Against Biofilms and Dirt
Dr. Matthias Reihmann, GELITA AG
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research The innovative easy-to-clean concept with hydrophilic protective layers, which are formed by functional collagen peptides on cleaned surfaces, enables the development of more environmentally friendly cleaning agents that work effectively even in mild pH conditions. In addition to a convincing cleaning result, extended cleaning cycles, lower water consumption and easier cleaning are already documented advantages. During the cleaning process, surfactants displace the dirt and a hydrophilic protein film forms on the cleaned surface as a natural surface protection. Depending on the nature of the cleaner used, surfactants are also absorbed on and in the protective film. When rinsed with water, these layers partially dissolve and release the surfactants, while a thin protein layer remains as surface protection. It has been shown that this mechanism can be used effectively to combat biofilms. Using real-time measurements on a quartz crystal microbalance, it was possible to show, for example, that milk could be effectively cleaned off the hydrophilic protective layer as a model system. Further studies investigated the protective effect of the hydrophilic protein layer against surface adhesion and growth of microorganisms. In addition, the transport or fixation of active substances, such as biocidal quaternary ammonium compounds and esterquats, on cleaned surfaces is also conceivable, with which surfaces can be temporarily protected against pathogenic substances.
16:00 - 16:20
Interaction of the Saponin Glycyrrhizin with Lipid Model Membranes
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hellweg, Universität Bielefeld
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research Saponins are amphiphilic molecules which are found in a large variety in nature, granting them the attribute bio-surfactants. Most of these molecules have very strong biological effects e.g. haemolytic activity. This is due to the rather strong interaction with lipid membranes. In the present contribution we study the interaction of glycyrrhizin with lipid vesicles (namely DMPC  and DOPG based). Glycyrrhizin is of great interest due to its interesting self-assembly behavior and also due to its potential anti-viral activity. Moreoever, in contrast to other saponins, it is less haemolytic. First, the general shape of the structures formed upon mixing the saponin with lipids is analyzed by cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) in the case of pure DOPG and a sample with the highest glycyrrhizin content of 50 mol%. Moreover, results from several scattering methods are employed to characterize the size of the formed mixed structures. Wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) resolves the glycyrrhizin content-dependent acyl-chain correlation distance. Small angle scattering with neutrons and X-rays (SANS/SAXS) is used to determine the overall size, membrane thickness and, membrane contrast profile. Dargel, C.; Hannappel, Y. and Hellweg, T. Heating-Induced DMPC/Glycyrrhizin Bicelle-to-Vesicle Transition: A X-Ray Contrast Variation Study, Biophys J. , 118(10), 2411-2425.
16:20 - 16:40
Membrane Laundering Enabled by Dendritic Polymers
Dr. Leonhard H. Urner, University of Oxford
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research, Membrane Mimetic, Dug Discovery Polymers and detergents are important membrane mimetics. To tune the properties of polymers for individual applications, design rules are crucially needed. For this purpose, a modular polymer architecture will be introduced to membrane protein research: dendritic polyglycerol. Polymers are commonly described as ‘cookie cutters’ that punch out membrane proteins and the surrounding lipidome from membranes. Surprisingly, amphiphilic polyglycerol sulphate leaves membrane structures intact and enables their purification. This leads to new purification concepts for membrane proteins and sheds light on the widespread utility of detergents for the purification of functional membrane proteins. Moreover, amphiphilic polyglycerol sulphate enables the analysis of functional drug targets, such as the outer membrane protein T (OmpT), vitamin B12 transporter (BtuCD), and G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The modular construction of dendritic polymers facilitates structure-property studies and will revolutionize the discovery of custom-made polymers for future applications in structural biology and drug discovery.
16:40 - 17:00
Exchanging EO Groups in Non-ionic Surfactants by CO2 Groups as a Solubilization Capacity Tuning Parameter
Rahel M. N. Marschall, Technische Universität Berlin
Spoken Language: English Category: Fundamental Research Investigation of carbon dioxide (CO2) as sustainable resource is of fundamental interest for research and industrial applications. It can be used as a building block in chemical compounds such as polymers or surfactants. Substituting ethylene oxide (EO) units in abundantly produced non-ionic EO-surfactants by CO2 can increase the sustainability and save natural and fossil resources. Similarly interesting, introducing CO2 gives a new tuning parameter for non-ionic surfactants, allowing to better match particular application requirements and thereby a more economical consumption and potentially even opening up pathways for novel formulations. The solubilization potential of CO2 towards industrial relevant oils (decane, isopropylpalmitate, bis(2-ethylhexyl)carbonate) with different polarity has been characterized by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and compared with data from static and dynamic light scattering (SLS, DLS), interfacial tension measurements (IFT) and quantitative NMR (qNMR). At a given surfactant concentration, the use of CO2-containing surfactants can greatly increase the solubilization capacity for oils compared to that of conventional EO-surfactants, as the incorporation of CO2 into the head group renders the surfactant more effective with respect to their interfacial activity. Funding: This project is part of “DreamResourceConti” (033R222C) and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the funding priority “r+Impuls – Innovative Technologien für Ressourceneffizienz – Impulse für industrielle Ressourceneffizienz”. References:  J. Langanke, J. Hofmann, K. Böhm, M. Subhani, T. Müller, W. Leitner, C. Gürtler, “Carbon dioxide (CO2) as sustainable feedstock for polyurethane production”, Green Chem., 16, 1865-1870 (2014).  M. Tupinamba Lima, V. Spiering, S. Kurt-Zerdeli, D. Brüggemann, M. Gradzielski, R. Schomäcker, “The hydrophilic-lipophilic balance of carboxylate and carbonate modified nonionic surfactants”, Colloids and Surfaces A, 569, 156-163 (2019).
09:00 - 10:00
Mindful yet Beautiful: What Consumers Expect from Cosmetic Products in the Future
Tina Choi-Odenwald, GIM Gesellschaft für Innovative Marktforschung mbH
Spoken Language: English Mindful consumption is of growing relevance for consumers, especially when it comes to beauty products. Sustainability is currently a hot topic in our society, and young people are taking to the streets or to the web in protest, calling for more climate protection. The concrete impact of climate change on human beings is becoming increasingly evident, even in Germany. Many are aware that for the sake of our planet we simply can’t continue as before. But it’s not just our planet we are mindful of. We are also acting more and more in the interests of body and soul, our society and other people. We want locally sourced products with natural, healthy ingredients, and products that are ‘better for me’ and/or ‘better for us’. The Corona crisis has strengthened this trend still further. Nevertheless, our consumer behavior is still largely shaped by a wide ‘mind-behavior gap’. Many consider aspects such as environmental protection or fair trade to be highly relevant and desirable. Yet when out shopping, they tend to act against these convictions for reasons of price, convenience, routine, etc. or, in the case of beauty products, focus more on end results and appearance. So how significant is it that mindfulness is more relevant nowadays, and how necessary is it for companies to adapt their strategies, portfolios, and formulations to these needs? As a market research institute, GIM can give you the consumer perspective on ‘mindful cosmetics’ and what (in the eye of the consumer) this includes.
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Green Chemistry Today's consumers are becoming more and more concerned about the impact cosmetic products can have on human health, the environment and society. Suppliers have made strides beyond the Clean Beauty trend over the past decade in terms of safety, transparency and origin of ingredients. The industry is heeding a new call to action all along the supply chain for significantly reducing our environmental footprint toward a “carbon neutral” beauty industry. Achieving these goals as key actors, requires beauty ingredient suppliers to find innovative and sustainable solutions thanks to the eco-design approach as well as a methodology for assessing the environmental impact associated with all life-cycle stages for commercial products, processes, or services. Beauty brands must turn to trusted raw material suppliers to help them navigate this challenging landscape and overcome a multitude of regulatory issues. One of the critical concerns in the hair care space today focuses on the lack of biodegradability with silicones, according to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standard tests. Our Solvay hair care experts have transformed this ongoing challenge into an offering rooted in the principles of Circular Beauty. Following the path from natural origin to biodegradability to net a negative carbon footprint, not only fulfills consumer expectations for more natural solutions, but also enables formulators to make significant steps toward carbon neutrality.
10:45 - 11:15
Science Driven Innovations for Mindful and Inclusive Skincare and Color Cosmetics
Yohan Rolland, Givaudan France SAS
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Green Chemistry Amidst the global demand for cosmetics with a sense we developed two ingredients which share the same goal of providing consumers with natural and traceable products without compromising on benefits offered nor scientific merit. A safe alternative to retinoic acid was crafted from mango leaves to control sebum overexpression and protect skin microbiome while embracing the desire for mindfulness in cosmetics, as it is mindful of both sourcing, the Planet, and consumers. The raw material is ethically sourced in Burkina Faso. Under molecular docking & reverse molecular docking, the compound was shown to trigger PPAR, RXR and RAR receptors targeted by retinoids. The compound inhibits lipogenesis up to -90%. Sebaceous glands’ volume was reduced by -50%, with squalene, triglycerides and free fatty acids syntheses being significantly reduced too. The compound decreased the activity of Cutibacterium acnes by -87%, also reducing facial porphyrins. Clinical testing in double blind vs placebo was conducted on 3 types of skin ethnicities, ensuring inclusivity for women globally, regardless of age or skin type. A Vegan red pigment was eco-designed from the anthocyanin-rich Chinese red radish Raphanus Sativus L originating from Yunnan, 100% natural and 100% traceable. Anthocyanins are extracted from the roots, purified and blended with maltodextrin and clay, offering top-tier stability. The compound at 10% delivers better chroma (C*>60) and coverage (Contrast Ratio > 24%), while offering a shade akin to synthetic reference Red 36 lake. It also features antioxidant properties, protecting the fragile lips’ skin from free radicals. Evaluated through different standard tests (ORAC and CAT), and on human epidermal keratinocytes, the compound showed better antioxidant results than vitamin C, BHT and resveratrol. The compound gives consumers a clean, natural, cruelty-free and Vegan alternative for lipsticks, whose radiant red hue is often provided by synthetic pigments. Developed with mindfulness, delivering outstanding benefits.
Natural Solution with Sweat Clogging Properties for Al-free Antiperspirants
Julia Ivanov, Omya International AG
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care/ Green Chemistry Aluminum salts are widely employed in antiperspirants due to their efficacy of blocking the flow of sweat. However, a serious concern around health issues forces the personal care industry to discover new alternatives that are as effective as aluminum. In Omya, we have developed a safer alternative that demonstrates an in-vitro superior clogging property by 30% compared to commercially available aluminum-based antiperspirants. This efficacy is confirmed with a novel device SOD4 by using microfluidic chip Smart-PoreTM that mimics the sweating process and measures the burst pressure in order to evaluate the clogging properties. The new technology is composed of high-purity calcium mineral and bio-sourced molecule. Due to its unique shape the novel composition does not only absorb sweat but also reduces sweat via a protein denaturation mechanism. It generates smaller and more compact clogs like “champagne cork” and prevents the sweat secretion. At the concentration of 10% the novel composition reaches a mean burst pressure of 1’000mbar which is comparable to a concentration of 25% ACH (Aluminium Chlorohydrate) and above. The uniqueness of the new technology lies in a “time-shift “capability enabling also the long lasting performance.  https://www.microfactory.eu
12:00 - 12:30
Bio-based & Biodegradable Breakthrough: A Design of Cationic/Hydrophobic-modified Hydroxyethyl Cellulose in Hair Conditioning
Cindy Delvallé, DOW Silicones Belgium srl
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Green Chemistry 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: cationic and hydrophobic modified hydroxyethyl cellulose (cat-hmHEC 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, cat-hmHEC polymer contains a more hydrophobic moiety, offering unique performance benefits without polymer build up. This new cat-hmHEC polymer has comparable performance to silicone in wet combing and reduced breakage. Sensory panel studies showed that cat-hmHEC polymer provides better feel and dry combing compared to amodimethicone, while increasing the biobased content and biodegradability of the conditioning polymer. Cat-hmHEC also provides hair manageability, hair alignment and allows hair to retain a high degree of hydrophobicity translating into healthier hair. The deposition of the cat-hmHEC 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.
12:30 - 13:00
The Future of Multifunctionals: Moving to Greener Pastures
Balint Koroskenyi, Symrise Inc.
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Green Chemistry Very recently, multifunctional cosmetic ingredients have been experiencing a green transformation as nature-derived materials have been appearing on the market, offering alternatives for use even in completely green finished products or to make products greener. An example is pentylene glycol derived from bagasse. Since the first 1,2-alkanediol, which happens to be pentylene glycol, was launched 30 years ago, several other chain lengths of this chemistry - C6/C8/C10 - have been introduced on the market, covering a range of benefits for cosmetic formulations. The new substance that we are going to introduce here was curiously missing from this homologous series until this year. No longer the odd one out, this unique uneven carbon alkanediol exceeded obvious expectations of performance based on its structure and has proven to be a venerable member of this family of multifunctionals, complementing the portfolio of 1,2-alkanediols. Its optimal chain length combines the liquid form and water solubility of shorter diols with the efficacy of longer ones. As a tribute to the green path towards the future of multifunctionals, the new substance is 100% nature-derived and sourced from the castor bean plant and therefore not competing with foodstocks. Innovation doesn't stop. It just moves to new pastures.
13:30 - 14:00
A New Biodegradable Suspension Polymer from Biotechnology in Liquid Form
Marie Arzel, Solvay
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Green Chemistry Consistency, texture and feel are sensory properties that play a crucial role in a product’s success in the market. Different types of market-available rheology modifiers allow formulators to create products with varying appearances and textures. These include natural gums, like xanthan gum; modified naturals, like cellulose derivatives; and synthetics, like acrylic polymers. While these technologies can bring added value, they can come with limitations and even obstacles as well in terms of current regulations and sustainability concerns. Personal care formulation development today necessitates the consideration of environmental impact. Consumers want effective cosmetic products with the right aesthetics, while maximizing the long-term beneficial impact on the environment and society. Discover Solvay’s new biotech beauty ingredient, a readily biodegradable rheology modifier that helps solve the challenges in front of current benchmarks. Its origin and flexibility enables the creation of high-performing formulations proven to be safer for humans and the environment without overconsuming or exhausting resources. This win-win ingredient is a ready-to-use liquid natural polymer solution that won’t impact the viscosity of a formulation while delivering high-suspension power in rinse-off cosmetic products.
14:00 - 14:30
Boosting Mindful Cosmetic Product Concentrates with Multifunctional Ingredients
Dr. Nora Schiemann, IMCD Deutschland GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Green Chemistry Mindful use of resources and especially water has been evolving over the past years to a trend. Product concentrates, requiring less water in formulation and production play an important role. Several ingredient concepts can be used to boost the performance of these product concentrates which contain less or no water. Multifunctional particles and liposoluble ingredients are available tob e easily formulated in these mindful cosmetic products. Solid product forms which transform during application into creams, cleansing lotions etc. require water free active ingredients. Natural oils are emollients and maintain the skin function. Tsubaki oil, for example, has a proven anti-pollution effect. Natural clay powder mixes, which can be added at any stage of the formulation process, absorb sebum and sweat. Some mixtures have anti-aging effects. Based on formulation examples of solid product forms it will be demonstrated how easy boosting of the performance can be.
14:30 - 15:00
Discover How Neuro-cosmetics can Improve Well-being and Emotions
Ph.D. Olivier Paquatte, Safic-Alcan
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Well-being is a trend which has been gaining a lot of momentum recently particularly in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. Neuro- cosmetics are the next logical step in the move towards well-being. This conference will explore the topic of neurosciences and present some ingredients that enhance mood and emotions. Our journey will start with understanding what neuro-cosmetics really means for consumers. We will briefly decode consumer needs and behaviors and look at some market examples. After clarifying the difference between emotion and mood, we will navigate through the brain and see where emotions and moods are created. The close relationship between the nervous, immune and endocrine systems will be described. We will try to understand how skin communicates with the brain and vice versa. Examples of neurotransmitters, neuronal growth factors and neuro receptors will be given. We will also describe how to measure neuro-signals via in-vitro and ex-vivo tests. Body fluid and heart rate analysis, electrodermal responses analysis, sensory evaluation, brain imaging by electro or magneto encephalography and behavior measurements will be presented as methods to measure moods and emotions. Some examples of active ingredients which target neuro/inflammatory mediators and neuro-receptors will be shown. Our journey will end with a futuristic view on neurosciences. This will be an opportunity to touch base on topics such as epigenetics and psychobiotics and propose an holistic approach to cosmetic product development.
15:00 - 15:30
Defining the Mindful Beauty Trend: Natural Chronobiological Approach to Fight the Signs of Tired Skin
Dipl. Psychologist Petra Schlegel, Greentech GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care / Chronobiology By modulating clock genes and circadian modulators, and by boosting “Brain-Skin” axis pathways (like oxytocin), the Andrographis paniculata leaf extract revitalizes the skin. Tested on night/shift workers, it significantly reduces the impacts on skin & mood of fatigue induced by modern lifestyles. The Active is 100% natural and titrated in andrographolide sourced from the leaves of the green chiretta. Defining the Mindful Beauty Trend Mindful Beauty in the next phase of natural, wellness and self care cosmetics. Choosing plant based ingredients and to develop a respectful relationship with one´s own skin and the world around is a major cosmetic trend. Vitaly potent Natural Ingredients. The purified extract of the leaves of Green Chiretta Andrographis paniculata is titrated in andrographolide and well known as a major detoxifying plant in Ayurveda. Unique Chronobiological Approach for a Yoga like Effect. GreenChiretta modulates skin circadian clock, by restoring a “young” invigorating clock gene expression profile in old/tired keratinocytes and by acting on circadian modulators related to key cellular pathways. GreenChiretta extends cell longevity, reduces cell damages, promoting skin revitalization. GreenChiretta also acts as a “Brain-Skin” axis booster, enhancing oxytocin, endocannabinoid and endorphin signaling pathways to relax skin. In line with the Inner Clock for a Restored and Fresh Look. Clinically tested on night/shift workers during 28 days, GreenChiretta was proved to significantly reduce facial visible signs of fatigue (eye bags, dark circles, under-eye wrinkles, dull tone) and the impacts of fatigue on mood: the feeling of well-being was boosted, the perceived stress and the negative affect were reduced (“yoga-like” effect). GreenChiretta is a chrono-detox active ingredient providing a “feel good energizing” effect. For brands who´s customers care what they put in and on their body. Cosmos & China approved
16:00 - 16:30
Effect of Preservatives on the Skin Microbiome
Julia Tuhvatullin, Ashland Specialties Deutschland GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care One of the dominant topics of cosmetic and dermatological research in recent times is the microbiome of human skin. The common understanding is that a balanced microbiome contributes to healthy skin. Numerous studies have been carried out to investigate the influence of different factors on the composition of the microbiome. In general, the broader the diversity of the skin microbiome the better it is for skin health. Currently there is an increasing number of cosmetic products on the market which claim positive effects on the microbiome and lead to improved skin condition. Some concerns have been raised that antimicrobials contained in deodorants or preservatives systems could have a negative impact on the composition and diversity of the skin microbiota. Understanding the long-term effect of preservatives and multifunctional ingredients used in cosmetic products on the composition of the skin microbiome is of high interest. Therefore we analysed the impact on the skin microbiome of the two most commonly used antimicrobial active ingredients. In this study we can show that there are no changes in the microbiome composition and diversity after several weeks of exposure to an effectively preserved cosmetic product.
16:30 - 17:00
Menthyl Lactate, a Refreshing Ingredient with Microbiome Management and Body Odor Control Benefit
Caroline Baptiste, Symrise
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Staying fresh and confident all day long is a challenge for many people in the world. To keep cool, our organism naturally produces sweat that helps to decrease body temperature but this is usually associated with body odor. Different strategies to reduce sweat malodor already exist in the cosmetic industry, either by targetting sweat production itself or by reducing the amount of axillary bacteria. However, these solutions often do not take into account the importance of preserving a healthy microbiome. While axillary bacteria responsible for malodor formation have been identified, most anti-microbial agents have a broad spectrum of action. Those tend to have a negative impact on the microbiome and can lead to a less diverse ecosystem with the dominance of single species. Knowing this, we developed a human underarm ex-vivo microbiome model based on fresh human sweat to screen ingredients effective on controlling malodor and minimizing the impact on the microbiome. This tool focuses on sweat evolution over time and provides information ranging from the odor intensity (assessed by a sniffing panel) to metabolite composition (analysed by GC-MS, HPLC-MS) while monitoring the axillary microbiome via 16S rRNA gene sequencing. We found that menthyl lactate reduces sweat malodor up to 48 hours without targeting broadly all axillary bacteria. It specifically acts on the amount of anaerobic bacteria in the ex vivo sweat model and reduces only relevant bacteria such as Moraxella, Anaerococcus and Finegoldia. Menthyl lactate prevents known malodorous compounds as well, such as butyric acid, to be formed in the sweat, which is shown in our metabolite analysis. Then, menthyl lactate brings the perfect mix of freshness and body odor control with microbiome benefits. Keywords: Cooling; Deodorant; Sweat microbiome; ex vivo model
09:00 - 09:15
Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing of Heterotheca Inuloides for the Use in Personal Care
Hagen Döring, Provital, S.A.U.
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Introduction Heterotheca inuloides is native to Mexico, where it is traditionally used for its healing, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) projects that fulfill Nagoya Protocol requirements are approved by national authorities and obtain an Internationally Recognized Certificate of Compliance (IRCC). Here, we describe the studies performed on Heterotheca inuloides, after obtaining the first IRCC in the cosmetic ingredients industry, involving local communities and institutions. Methods and Results Members of the UAQ optimized the cultivation of Heterotheca inuloides by local communities. A phytochemical analysis verified the presence of reported compounds in this plant, in particular flavonoids and hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives. A phenolic fraction from flowers of Heterotheca inuloides (HIF) was obtained. In the in vitro tests, HIF revealed multifunctional gene expression profile in keratinocyte and fibroblast cultures, assessed by RT-qPCR. It achieved a remarkable regulation of genes involved in epidermal hydration, skin barrier, microbiota regulation, inflammation, keratinocyte proliferation, melanocyte activation, mitochondrial function, oxidative stress, extracellular matrix and cell senescence. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study on a multiethnic mixed panel, HIF achieved significant improvements vs placebo on skin hydration (+12.8%, p<0.0001), TEWL (-9.3%, p<0.0001), firmness (+9.7%, p<0.0001), roughness (-13.5%, p<0.0001), melanin spots (-11.9%, p=0.003), redness (-12.7%, p=0.009) and facial glow (+21.8%, p<0.0001). Skin firmness improvement was also visualized in the whole face by measurements in 30 points and the creation of continuous colour mapping images. Conclusion These studies confirmed a multifunctional and multiethnic cosmetic efficacy profile achieved by Heterotheca inuloides active. This project was developed ensuring an ethical access to the plant and a shared benefit with the country of origin and the local communities. In this way, our project in Mexico contributes to a model of sustainable development and social progress, having been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme as an example in ABS initiatives.
09:15 - 09:30
How CBD Solutions Fit to the Wellness Beauty Trend?
Justine Thuleau & Elodie Mauger, Symrise SAS
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care During this time of pandemic, stress has never been so present in our daily lives. Along with the environmental stress, psychological stress has also a negative impact on our skin, inducing oxidative and inflammatory reactions upsetting the skin homeostasis at multiple levels. Increasingly exposed to daily stressors, consumers are more health conscious and tend to search new ways to improve their own well-being and find body & mind balance. In this matter, hemp has been creating a buzz in food and cosmetic markets for some years. CBD is now in the spotlight! Already well-known across product categories in the health and wellness industry, CBD is shifting in the personal care industry, being used in beauty products to mitigate stress and reduce skin irritation. Even if CBD is the new hype in the personal care industry, it represents a very complex ingredient with several identified challenges. The consumer demand is booming but there is a need for more transparency, especially on the CBD level provided, education with regards to the different types of hemp-derived CBD extracts, and real proven efficacy. Integrating the need for a holistic approach to wellness beauty and the urge for greater clarity of the CBD offer, Symrise has developed 3 distinctive solutions answering consumer demand for sustainable and natural solutions but also being in line with customer expectations for engineered nature-identical solutions with active ingredients showing proven efficacy and perfectly suitable for dermocosmetics and for sensitive and stressed skin applications. First with a natural ingredient: by building on its experience in botanical extracts and capitalizing on Hemp, sustainably sourced. Then thanks to its long expertise in pure molecule synthesis: with a pure nature-identical CBD active, upcycled from Limonene, and a patented biomimetic complex combining CBD and Bisabolol that reproduces the entourage effect.
09:30 - 09:45
TeraCeutic TXVector™ Next Generation Technology for a More Uniform Complexion
Freek van Baars, KREGLINGER EUROPE
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Bioactive Rationale Tranexamic Acid (TXA) is a third-generation bioactive that prevents and soothes both redness and dark spots. External skin disruptors (i.e., UV light, shaving, stripping solvents, detergents, etc.) cause the keratinocytes in the epidermis to produce signal mediators (e.g., plasminogen). These mediators initiate a cascade of events in the skin, including inflammation, atypical plasmin activity, proliferation of keratinocytes, desquamation, melanocyte differentiation, increased tyrosinase activity, and transfer of melanosomes to upper layers. The result is an unevenly pigmented dull skin. TXA inhibits plasmin activity, decelerating all those processes while promoting a more uniform skin tone and a faster skin barrier recovery. However, the permeability of TXA through the skin is insufficient due to its hydrophilic nature and strong hydrogen-bonding capacity. Esters of TXA present a higher level of skin-targeting, and epidermal esterases can break down TXA esters to the active TXA form. TXA esters are known skin permeation enhancers and may boost the efficacy of other active ingredients. TeraCeutic TXVector is a smart delivery form of TXA that is notably easier to formulate compared to other TXA esters. It also works as the primary emulsifier (o/w).
09:45 - 10:00
Resassol®: the Art of PEG-free Solubilization
Fabio Angeleri. Res Pharma Innovative Ingredients
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care What does solubilization means? Performance comparison between different categories of solubilizing systems: first and second generation PEG-free solubilizers. Managing the transparency challenge of essential oils, fragrances and emollients. Alternative solutions for the vegetable oil solubilization. Formulation, laboratory tips and best practices.
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care / Sun Care To answer consumer's need for healthy tanned glow, wesource™ at Seppic developed this new innovative, natural & COSMOS approved active ingredient that boosts natural tan. This bio-inspired ingredient, based on our AMINOVECTOR™ technology boosts in vitro the melanin synthesis & transfer, without UV stimulation. In vivo test at 1%, shows that LUMIPOD™ is 2 times more efficient than acetyl tyrosine, with significantly visible quick results from day 4 (6% of tanning variation measured by ITA - Individual Typology Angle - on volunteers) with normal incidental daily sun exposure and long lasting results up to 2 weeks after the last product application and without UV (15% of variation maintained at D25).
10:15 - 10:30
Natura-Tec SeaPassion - the Biomimetic Approach to Efficient and Mild Acne Control
Dipl-Ing. Ulrike Marx, NCD Ingredients GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Natura-Tec SeaPassionTM - the biomimetic approach to efficient and mild acne control In an immunohistochemical test, Natura-Tec SeaPassionTM shows its potential for combating acne. Acne is the most common skin disease affecting around 8/10 of adolescents and 1/3 of adults. The majority of those affected suffer from mild forms that do not require medical treatment. However, it is always perceived as disturbing and restricting the quality of life. Effective acne control with mild and natural active ingredients is therefore a declared objective of research on acne. Current studies on new ways of combating acne show that the protein transcription factor FoxO1 can essentially intervene in the most important processes of acne pathogenesis if it is present in the cell nucleus. There it is considered an acne repressor. If FoxO1 migrates into the cytoplasm, the acne pathogenesis is disinhibited. Natura-Tec SeaPassionTM was able to demonstrate in an immunohistochemical epifluorescence test that it can clearly increase the nuclear FoxO1 content. The quantification of FoxO1 in the cell nuclei shows a significant increase there after active treatment with Natura-Tec SeaPassionTM. Due to the special composition and concentration of the ingredients, Natura-Tec SeaPassionTM is able to positively intervene in the dysregulated effects of cell membrane, lipid composition, gene expression, cell metabolism and signal transmission in acne pathogenesis. Natura-Tec SeaPassionTM is a novel active ingredient that is tailored to combat acne and can demonstrate its suitability in both in vitro and in vivo tests. It shows its effects both in special anti-acne formulations and in more efficient skin care cosmetics with soothing and skin-clarifying properties.
10:45 - 11:00
Medical Mushroom Meets Epigenetics - a Novel Concept for a Skin in Harmony and Balance
Barbara Obermayer, RAHN AG
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care We know this from music: A piece of music only sounds harmonious with perfectly coordinated instruments and the precise direction of a conductor. If a single instrument is out of tune or off-key, it ruins the symphony and the joy of listening. Your skin also has a conductor: Skin functions are directed by epigenetic markings on the DNA. If there is dissonance, this stresses and ages the skin. Join our presentation und learn how our new active ingredient LIFTONIN®-QI resolves epigenetic dissonance and brings the skin back into harmony and balance. Topics: - Epigenetics – how the programming pattern of genes determines your skin condition - Ling Zhi – how the medical mushroom from Traditional Chinese Medicine provides eternal youth - Better than CBD – how LIFTONIN®-QI puts a smile on your face - LIFTONIN®-QI in action: how to get superior lifting effects and firm skin with a refined texture
11:00 - 11:15
To Stabilize Almost Anything: ISOLAN® 17 MB - The All-rounder W/O Emulsifier for Well-groomed Consumers
Sebastian Beckers, Evonik
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Today’s increasing awareness for environmental concerns raises consumers demand for ecofriendly skin care products. Therefore, most formulation developments start with one question: which ingredients can I use that combine sustainability with high-performance? In terms of the stabilization of W/O emulsions, Evonik’s answer on this is clear: ISOLAN® 17 MB – a multi-talented, polyglycerine ester-based emulsifier that allows formulators to discover and extend the boundaries of natural cosmetics. Due to its unique composition and high molecular weight the emulsifier offers an outstanding stabilization performance even in challenging systems containing e.g. UV filters or natural preservatives. What makes ISOLAN 17® MB really tempting to work with is its very broad application profile. The emulsifier is cold processable and allows the preparation of versatile textures ranging from butters, creams or lotions to thin sprays and gives a broad formulation flexibility even in terms of oil phase content or polarity. These properties make ISOLAN 17® MB to the next-best, sustainable alternative to silicone emulsifiers. Now that you are inspired by our multi-talented ISOLAN® 17 MB, let’s get further inspired by our trendy collection of formulations.
11:15 - 11:30
Beneficial Impact of SymReboot™ L19 on Health and Microbiome of Dry Sensitive and Flaky Scalp
Léa Schmidt, Symrise SAS
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care/ Scalp Care Dandruff is a common problem for people in their daily life. The uncomfortable situation of flakes on the shoulder goes along with an itching and red scalp. Most anti-dandruff ingredients focus on oily dandruff caused by Malassezia, a fungus feeding on sebum. However, dry dandruff, caused by a dry scalp with low sebum content and a weakened barrier, needs special care. SymReboot™ L19, a soothing active ingredient composed by mildly heat treated probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum HEAL19 can be used in dry sensitive and dry dandruff prone scalp care with multiple benefits. By supporting the scalp’s overall condition, SymReboot™ L19 allows the microbiome to recover naturally. Dandruff is a complex problem and it is of great importance to understand scalp’s condition as well as its interactions with the microbiome to develop novel cosmetic ingredients.
11:30 - 11:45
A New Approach to Silicone Elastomer Blends to Deliver Sensorial Experience and High Natural Content
Anne-Marie Vincent, Dow Silicones Belgium SRL
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Historically, Silicone Elastomer Blends (SEB) have consisted of a crosslinked silicone network swelled in a silicone carrier fluid and valued by Personal Care formulators for the sensory, texture, thickening and optical benefits they provide. However, due to their 100% silicone nature, SEB may be difficult to incorporate into formulations with high organic oil levels. A novel crosslinking approach has recently been developed that enables maximizing the level of silicone elastomer when combined with an organic carrier fluid, making it particularly suited to consumer formulations with high natural content. DOWSIL™ EL-TIPS Silicone Elastomer Blend (INCI : C13-15 Alkane (and) Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer) is a new SEB containing more than 70% of an inherently biodegradable carrier. The carrier is prepared from a renewable source (sugar cane) by bio-fermentation and is not subject to the standards of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This new silicone elastomer is manufactured using an optimized crosslinking technology, which opens up new possibilities in terms of skin sensory profile, texturizing performance, compatibility, product appearance and overall formulation possibilities. Although sensory performance is usually negatively impacted when organic carriers are used in place of dimethicone, this product shows similar behavior to traditional elastomer blends (i.e. in dimethicone) at lower use levels. Thanks to its higher elastomer content, the new SEB provides better thickening/texturizing power versus traditional SEBs at similar blend use levels. In addition to its compatibility with a broad range of cosmetic ingredients, it has a clearer appearance compared to traditional SEBs. Lastly, it demonstrated the same soft focus benefits as traditional SEBs (as measured by the Haze Value). With such a combination of features, it can help formulators develop multiple pleasant textures, while enabling brands to offer eco-conscious consumers formulations with both a superior feel and a high content (>90%) of natural and natural-derived ingredients.
12:00 - 12:15
MossCellTec™ Aloe - Harmonizes the Skin’s Moisture Flow
Beata Hurst & Dr. Franziska Wandrey, Mibelle Group Biochemistry
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care By 2050, 66% of the world’s population is projected to live in cities. Yet, spending time in nature becomes more and more sought after - especially in times like these where we are forced to stay inside most of the time. One trend reflecting this need is forest bathing and originates from Japan. Forest bathing means basically being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Slowness and tranquility are the main values. Forest bathing can be practiced in a wellness program lasting several days or as an attentive walk alone in the nearest forest. The new ingredient MossCellTec™ Aloe was specifically developed by Mibelle Biochemistry for holistic well-being concepts that incorporate lifestyle trends such as forest bathing or other relaxing and comforting approaches. MossCellTec™ Aloe is an unequaled aloe-moss extract sustainably obtained through the MossCellTec™ technology, which enables large scale production of moss in both a reproducible and sustainable way (only small quantity of plant material needed, no waste of water and land). Thanks to an intensified connexin-mediated cell-to-cell communication, MossCellTec™ Aloe optimally evens the moisture distribution in the skin and reduces the volume and depth of wrinkles. It fades away the signs of aging and comforts dry skin.
12:15 - 12:30
NECTARIA LITHPS - Optimizing Vitamin D Synthesis Topically by Using Plant Stem Cell Technology
Daniel Robustillo, Vytrus Biotech, S.A.
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Did you know that our skin needs the light to be healthy and produce the essential hormone Vitamin D (the sun vitamin)? Did you know that vitamin D levels are critically decreased due to in-house habits, and an increase of sun protection cream use? Nowadays, Vitamin D levels are very low which is crucial for our health. A topical Vitamin D booster would be a very interesting counteracting strategy to start living in ‘more exposed’ routines. Based on plant cell culture technology, Vytrus has researched and developed NECTARIA LITHOPS that opens a new paradigm in skin ageing: plant stem cell glycoconjugates that stimulates Vitamin D synthesis by optimizing the skin microenvironment. Promoting this optimized microenvironment by a strong spatial organization of cell membranes, light use maximizing, and boosting of water deep reserves. NECTARIA LITHOPS is made from Lithops pseudotruncatella cell cultures through the company newest Technology Platform: the Phyto-Glucidic Fractions (PGFs). It ignites the Vitamin D production to compensate the lack of sun exposure and strengthen, revitalize, volumize, and glow the faded skin. Several innovative in-vitro an in-vivo tests have demonstrated a multi-activity and holistic approach in the field of topical Vitamin D synthesis induction: In-vitro tests: - Antioxidant and anti-collagenase activity - Fibroblast proliferation - Induction of Vitamin D and Lumisterol synthesis in both keratinocytes and fibroblasts In-vivo tests: - Skin glow and dewiness boosting (polarized light) - Stimulation of skin-deep layers tissue water (1mm depth) measured by a Hyperspectral camera, the latest in photonic medical device to measure the optical properties of the skin - Evaluation of water retention capacity increase - Normalization of skin respirometry (Oxygen and CO2 production) - Facial volume increase linked to the increasing in water turgor - Dermal-Filler-Effect (Active stereoscopy)
12:30 - 12:45
SymGuard CD – Modern Hygiene Technology for Cosmetic Formulations
Bernd Heinken, Symrise AG
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Consumers’ increased awareness for hygiene as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the way they look at beauty and personal care products. Experts say this is especially relevant when it comes to consumers’ perception of ingredient safety, the shelf life of products and substantiated hygiene claims. There is also an opportunity for cosmetic manufacturers to add additional benefits to personal care products, particularly when it comes to hand hygiene and liquid cleansing products but also for leave on formulations such as creams. SymGuard CD is a fast-acting cosmetic hygiene ingredient that has a dual function, protecting the cosmetic formulation and the skin of the consumer. It is suitable for use in rinse off and leave on formulations. SymGuard CD offers a sustainable alternative to traditional actives that is a safe, readily biodegradable and skin-friendly. The presentation will demonstrate a set of experimental data as well as new concepts across the range of cosmetics focussing here on gels, wipes and creams.
12:45 - 13:00
Dendriclear™, Rebalance the Acnebiome™ for Healthy, Blemish-free Skin
Lucie Fontaine-Banckaert, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Dendriclear™ is a one-of-a-kind active ingredient against acne as it breaks the rules of the existing mechanisms of action. Decreasing the Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes) quantity is no longer key to clearing acne… but rebalancing its distribution between acneic and non-acneic strains is! Composed of a unique patented lysine dendrimer, Dendriclear™ is able to selectively weaken acneic C. acnes strains and their biofilm to favor growth of non-acneic strains. The recovery of acnebiome™ (microbiome related to acne) homeostasis decreases skin bacterial aggression and reduces the induced immuno-inflammatory response attested by a decrease in the production of inflammatory mediators. It also prevents hyperkeratinization and maintains healthy stratum corneum structure. Clinically proven, Dendriclear™ gently rebalances the acnebiome™ of acne-prone skin in order to recover a healthier microbiota, decreases sebum production and reduces the appearance of acne lesions and blemishes for clear and flawless skin. With this breakthrough microbiota-friendly mechanism of action perfectly aligned with the increasing microbiome trend, Dendriclear™ is the next generation of active ingredients in the battle against acne. For the first time, a cosmetic ingredient uses the dendrimer technology. Dendrimers are dendritic polymers characterized by a three-dimensional branched molecular structure, for a higher efficacy compared to linear chain structures. Synthetized from naturally-derived lysine amino acids with a green chemistry process, Dendriclear™ answers our sustainable strategy. It also has an excellent safety profile in terms of toxicology and ecotoxicology (it is biodegradable and does not impact the water ecosystem). Dendriclear™ is China-compliant, preservative free, 99.95% natural origin content (ISO 16128).
13:30 - 13:45
Hydagen® Clean – Natural Texturizing Polymer
Petra Schulte, BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care / Sustainability Consumer demand for natural cosmetics is growing rapidly, prompting personal care manufacturers to find eco-friendly alternatives to tried-and-true solutions. - Based on konjac gum, the high-quality biopolymer enables the creation of verified eco-friendly formulations. - The natural texturizing polymer is suitable for face care, body care and styling products with pleasant sensory profiles - Hydagen® Clean complements BASF’s Care Creations® biopolymer portfolio of multifunctional, nature-based solutions With the COSMOS-approved texturizing biopolymer Hydagen® Clean, BASF now offers a natural alternative to synthetic polymers. With ready biodegradability Hydagen Clean enables formulators to design natural cosmetics that today´s consumers are keen on as part of personal wellness. The cold processable rheology modifier, obtained from the tuber of the konjac plant native to Southwest China, is best suitable for aqueous systems like gels, fluids and serums, as well as more novel formats such as patches, jellies and peel-off formulations. Its film-forming and gelation properties allow for exceptional textures Due to its low microbial specification, low dust powder format and rapid dissolution in both cold and hot water, Hydagen Clean is characterized not only by its high quality, but also by its ease of use. It is suitable for concepts of skin microbiome-friendly formulations and has been proven to have an immediate cooling effect when used in eye patch formulations
13:45 - 14:00
IBR-Chill™: Meditation in a Bottle to Fight Anxi-Aging™
Lucie Fontaine-Banckaert, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Stress, and anxiety have been exacerbated due to the global pandemic. COVID FACE is a big concern for consumers worldwide – anxiety is accelerating the visible sign of aging. Anxiety and stress activate the skin immune cells, initiating a local stress response and a vicious cycle of stress-induced inflammatory events. Inflammation accelerates the skin cellular aging resulting in Anxi-Aging™. With IBR-Chill™, IFF-Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has developed a technology that captures and transfers the desert chill vibe to bring meditation benefits and fight Anxi-Aging™. Tested on psychologically stressed population, the application of IBR-Chill™ (@1%) reduced the appearance of wrinkles & improved skin elasticity and firmness; reduced skin microcirculation, skin redness and red spot appearance; and improved skin resilience to fight heat and chemical stress induced inflammation. IBR-Chill™ is a sustainable extract based on renewable biomass and organically grown in the Israeli desert. Mindful about the environment and water usage the growers are using advanced precision irrigation methods for sustainable agriculture practice in the desert. In order to ensure high quality and efficacy reproducibility, IBR-Chill™ is standardized in myricitrin, a naturally occurring flavonoid glycoside, known for its anti-anxiety activity. This China compliant active answers market needs in terms of naturalness and sustainability: · Local sourcing next to the production site · Complete traceability to the field · Long term corporation agreements with growers · 98.8% natural origin content in accordance with ISO 16128 standard · Vegan compatible · Preservative free
14:00 - 14:15
Heliosoft™: the Mild and Soft Lamellar Emulsifier
Lucie Fontaine-Banckaert, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care The growing demand for eco-friendly products forces formulators to choose between efficacy and sensoriality. Heliosoft™ has been developed with 100% natural origin ingredients thanks to the combination of sunflower lecithin and fatty esters and alcohols from rapeseed. This smart combination gathers the technical and physiological properties of phospholipids with the sensorial and thickening properties of fatty esters and alcohols. Heliosoft™ is indeed a very efficient emulsifier as it is able to emulsify up to 40% oil alone at 4% and is compatible with all kinds of oils, pigments, chemical and physical UV filters. It can also be added to formulas as a co-emulsifier or skin feel enhancer, thus giving formulators high flexibility to create very fluid to thick textures. Not only is Heliosoft™ an efficient emulsifier, its smart combination has also been proven to promote lamellar organization in formulas, which gives it a perfect affinity to the skin and an extreme tolerance. This biomimetic structure of Heliosoft™ brings an unctuous touch, while leaving a very soft and comfortable sensation as well as a protective film on the skin after application. The lamellar structure of Heliosoft™ has indeed been proven to have an effect on the stratum corneum by increasing its thickness and lamination, thus helping to quickly restore the barrier function of damaged skin. Heliosoft™ also keeps the skin hydrated for up to 8 hours and can enhance bioavailability and penetration of active ingredients for improved efficacy. Tested on 20 volunteers with sensitive skin, Heliosoft™ has also been approved to be the ideal candidate to formulate emulsions dedicated to the most sensitive skin! Heliosoft™ is China-compliant, COSMOS approved and 100% natural origin content (ISO 16128).
14:15 - 14:30
Antimicrobial and Antiviral Solutions for Use in Cosmetic Products Based on Silver
Luis Alcalde, Laboratorios Argenol
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Skin Care Laboratorios Argenol is a pharmaceutical manufacture of high-quality silver, gold and platinum active ingredients, based on an experience acquired since 1939. Due to the antimicrobial properties of silver , our products are used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries and in other industrial applications. Silver is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent whose efficacy has been widely tested against the microorganisms that appear in everyday life, such as E. Coli, Legionella, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, S. Aureus, A. Niger, among others. Especially due to the current COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, cosmetic products with an antiviral effect have become the focus of public interest. Laboratorios Argenol was able to achieve an excellent effect against vaccina viruses (reduction of more than 99.95%) with various active ingredients based on silver. This result covers all enveloped viruses, including all Coronaviruses (e.g. SARS-CoV-2 originating COVID-19 disease). We were also able to show that the protective properties can be further extended by adding silver active ingredients to existing disinfection formulations. Alcohol-free cosmetic products can be used to protect sensitive skin and strengthen the regeneration process and barrier function of the skin. Our silver active ingredients are used in a wide range of products, such as deodorant, foot, hair and skin care, but also in intimate hygiene, dental care or as preservatives.
14:30 - 15:00
European Market for Natural & Organic Personal Care Products
Iveta Kovacova, Ecovia Intelligence
Spoken Language: English Category: Personal Care / Natural & Organic Personal Care Products Europe has one of the largest markets for natural & organic personal care products in the world. Consumer demand has remained buoyant during the pandemic, with many country markets reporting healthy growth rates. This seminar gives an update on the European market, highlighting the impact of the pandemic on market growth rates, trends, and competitive developments. What growth is projected in the European market? How is the pandemic changing consumer behaviour?
15:00 - 15:30
SPECIAL: Algorithm Based Computer Analysis of Large-scale Public Domain Information
Alexander Madl, Whitespace Intelligence GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Data Science The vast amount of information resources in public domain holds valuable gifts for many industries and purposes. However, in today’s business environment, decision makers often face an increasing difficulty to navigate through the complexity coming with the exponentially growing amount of information to process. We believe that only using the advantages of computing power and smart constructed algorithms combined with human expertise allows for navigating and curating this information to make informed and un-biased decisions. Public domain information can be used for business decisions from evaluating a company and its IP portfolio for a financial investment, the strategic decision where to put emphasis in R&D up to gathering market information for a new business development case or just find the right expert to hire for an innovation endeavour. We developed a process to collect, link and evaluate contents of large amounts of documents with smart algorithms. With our system we are showing trends, answering complex questions, mapping technologies or matching customer needs with technology offerings by processing 50.000 – 100.000 documents within days. The traditional approach of search string construction beers the risks of many false negatives data and documents or information missed. Our approach allows us to use much less search string restrictions. Therefore our analysis is based on information that is truly lossless. Every sentence is analysed by novel algorithms, generating insights in incomparable contextual depth. Due to our unique approach, we merge different data types, such as patents, scientific publications, technical texts, annual reports of corporate or academic institutions, conference proceedings, import and export databases filings and so forth to generate a novel level of expertise and enforced insights.
09:00 - 09:15
Enzymatic Softeners: Offering Consumers Functional Benefits in a More Environmentally-friendly Fabric Conditioner
Louise Lihn, Novozymes A/S
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Detergents What can the traditional softener provide consumers with? A nice fragrance and softness? Why do some consumers not use a softener today? Because it does not provide any functional benefits? Or due to the environmental aspect because consumers perceive a softener as harsh chemicals? Today consumers are demanding more from their traditional softener. They are demanding sustainability - greener alternatives in their everyday lives that not only offer the traditional benefits but also additional and functional benefits that can help consumers with some of their everyday pains and struggles when it comes to laundry. What if a softener could be re-formulated into a greener and more environmentally friendly product and deliver more than just fragrance? Novozymes introduces our new Carezyme® Essential, a high-strength cellulase specifically designed for softeners to help consumers with: - Keeping clothes looking newer for longer - Keeping clothes whiter and brighter - Deliver a more sustainable solution by reducing some of the harsh chemicals in a softener without compromising the core benefits - Providing consumers with a natural softness - An improved water absorbency effect - Repairing damaged and old clothes and enabling consumers to use their clothes for longer or resell – reducing textile waste Our biological solution can help softener manufactures differentiate in a highly competitive market and help meet the demands of today’s consumers in a greener and more environmentally friendly formulation.
09:15 - 09:30
Enhance Deposition of Actives with SupraCare™ 260 Additive for Laundry Benefits
Dr. Séverine Cauvin, Dow Silicone Belgium
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Care Agents While detergent offerings have increased, consumer criterion for choice remains cleaning efficiency. In addition, organic, sustainable, greener claims have a stronger impact now on consumer decision. Also, consumers are looking for more sustainable approach around clothes consumption and are looking for extending life of their clothes. Overall, caring for consumer laundry should be a comprehensive package including cleaning performance from sustainable ingredients, fiber and color longevity, and sensorial benefits like perfume or softness. Formulators, however, need to overcome multiple challenges to bring sensorial care to textiles from laundry detergent like the high dilution factor applied to the laundry additive, the complexity of laundry formulation, interaction between ingredients or compaction. SupraCare™ 260 Additive, a new bio-sourced and biodegradable polymer developed by Dow, overcomes some of these challenges by interacting specifically with care agents and driving their deposition during the wash. The versatility of SupraCare™ 260 Additive will be demonstrated in leading formats, such as the fast-growing segment of laundry monodoses, expanding consumer benefits in this critical segment. Furthermore, new formulation concepts will be disclosed focusing on extending the life of clothing through color protection and delivering outstanding softness through the wash. Finally, besides addressing consumers needs for more sustainable in-use benefits, the unique sustainability profile of Supracare™ 260 Additive will be summarized in the last part of the talk.
09:30 - 09:45
Biological Innovation that Changes the Fundamental Definition of Clean
Sarah Shepherd, Novozymes A/S
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Detergents Consumers expect their detergents to deliver on several core principles: removing visible stains, maintaining the look and feel of clothes, and leaving textiles smelling pleasant. Despite consistent improvements in visible cleaning over recent years, consumers still report feeling unsatisfied with their detergent performance, particularly regarding odor. The cause of this disconnect between visible cleaning performance and consumer satisfaction? Invisible soils. Invisible soils are a significant and unaddressed technical laundry issue. Consumers cannot observe these soils directly, but they experience the consequences of incomplete cleaning every day. They become aware of insufficient cleaning every time they put on an article of clothing and it immediately begins to smell or when they see yellowing build up on underarms and around collars. One of the most stubborn invisible soils is body grime – a sticky and complex stain that wraps around fibers of our clothing and home textiles (sheets, towels, etc.). Body grime is a natural result of the sebum, sweat, and skin cells we shed every day. It is invisible, but ever present. Today’s detergents cannot fully remove body grime and the consequences are malodor build up, dinginess, and yellowing of our garments. Novozymes has developed a revolutionary solution for tackling and removing body grime. Inspired by cleaning in nature, this biological enzymatic solution provides an alternative to traditional detergent formulation tactics of masking the most fundamental and prevalent consumer pains. Instead of covering the results of incomplete cleaning, we propose a solution to remove the root cause of these stubborn laundry challenges. Identifying and characterizing new invisible soils like body grime brings an opportunity to elevate the fundamental definition of clean for consumers. With the introduction of this latest enzyme technology we can deliver these new levels of clean through a natural, safe, and effective biological solution – a breakthrough innovation.
09:45 - 10:00
New Environmentally Friendly Solvents for Aqueous Cleaning Formulations
Chris Heald, Croda International Plc
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Cleaning Agents Formulators of safe, sustainable cleaning products have limited choices when choosing a water compatible solvent. Traditional solvents can have measurable VOC’s, toxicity concerns and can be difficult to solubilise. More recently developed green solvents meet certain sustainability criteria but often provide only moderate cleaning performance or may have other disadvantages such as bad odours or aquatic toxicity. We now introduce Crosolv™ 30 and Crosolv 50, a new class of ester-based solvents with high compatibility in aqueous cleaning formulations, excellent grease cutting performance, and a safe and sustainable product profile. The products are readily biodegradable, non-irritating, VOC exempt and exhibit low aquatic toxicity. Performance testing at low inclusion levels in aqueous cleaning formulations exhibited significant improvements in the removal of greasy soils versus surfactant-based cleaners alone and compared to traditional solvents. The two new products were found to be effective in applications including both household and institutional cleaning and industrial degreasing. Crosolv solvents provides an opportunity to replace high VOC, high solvent cleaners with bio-based, sustainable aqueous formulations that still deliver excellent cleaning performance.
10:00 - 10:15
Ethercarboxylic Acids as Potential Additives for Enhanced Ecological Cleaning Effect
Dr. Thomas Myrdek, Kao Chemicals GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Cleaning Agents Ethercarboxylic acids as potential additives for enhanced ecological cleaning effect Kao Chemicals is one of the biggest suppliers for alkyl ethercarboxylic acids (AKYPO®) worldwide. The area of these derivatives is besides from home care and technical applications also the cleaning industry. In this study we have investigated the influence on the physico-chemical properties of an cleaning formulation by the addition of alkyl ethercarboxylic acids. We focused especially on characteristics important for industrial cleaners, like cloud point, hydrotropicity and tolerance against electrolytes. Subsequently we prepared a basic metal cleaner recipe and we performed some inhouse developed cleaning tests. We could conclude that alkyl ethercarboxylic acids show high solubilization power in terms of a high hydrotropic effect and huge tolerance against electrolytes. Based on this property the tested ethercarboxylic acids improve the cleaning properties. The usage of alkyl ethercarboxylic acid in a metal cleaning formulation show many ecological advantages, besides faster and more efficient cleaning than conventional non ionics the cleaning bath longevity is also improved.
10:15 - 10:30
Enabling Consumer Perceivable Benefits for Modern Automatic Dishwashing
Corinna Boehme & Sven Biermann, BASF PCN GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Detergents You know your chemistry. You know how to use chemistry to clean dishes. In fact, many of us do! Consequently, modern automatic dishwashing detergents showcase many claims. From perfect cleaning to perfect drying, almost every miracle conceivable is already covered. However, the justification for those claims is often found within highly specialized test setups. Consumers, on the other hand, do not follow a strict protocol. For them, dishwashing is part of everyday life, with constantly changing challenges. To meet modern consumers’ needs and ultimately, gain the consumers’ trust, novel test methods and test stains need to be identified. In this talk, BASF will share experiences with new test methods and new stain sets that allow you to clearly differentiate your products with convincing claims – all backed with official results from renowned test institutes.
10:45 - 11:00
Amine Oxide Surfactants with Optional Circular Carbon Content Matching Today’s Trends and Sustainability Needs
Elke Theeuwes, Eastman Chemical Technology
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Cleaning Agents Amine oxide surfactants are widely used in the home care industry because of several advantages they bring to formulators: (i) excellent wetting properties; (ii) superb foam stability quality when combined with anionic surfactants; (iii) exceptional fatty and oily stain removal capability. Together with their broad pH range stability, excellent compatibility with bleaching agents and good environmental profile, amine oxide surfactants are used in a variety of home care solutions, for example manual dish wash, laundry and hard surface cleaning. In this study we investigated the properties of different amine oxide surfactants in home care formulations matching todays trends and sustainability needs. Eastman is supplying the basic raw material, N,N-dimethyl alkylamine, to amine oxide producers and is constantly improving and innovating its tertiary amine platform to give its customers new means of answering changing needs in the amine oxide market. In the past, a switch was made from petrochemical olefin based alkyldimethylamine (ADMA) to natural fatty alcohol, reducing petrochemical carbon content in amine oxide surfactants below 20%. Now we will introduce technology, based on circular economy principles, that can take out the remaining petrochemical carbon in amine oxide surfactants and help formulators meet their sustainability goals.
11:00 - 11:15
From Green to Bio – Our Journey Continues
Silvia Jentsch, EVONIK Operations GmbH - Nutrition & Care
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Cleaning Agents Sustainability has become a must-have, also in the Cleaning Industry. The global climate change and the threats our planet is facing is driving demand for more sustainable cleaning formulations. The concept ”Green Solutions” can help to choose the right products for more sustainable cleaning formulations. The concept consists of 4 green dimensions with a defined range of sustainability criteria. It shows at a glance which products fulfill the defined criteria. Our biosurfactants meet these requirements to the highest degree.
11:15 - 11:30
From Touchpoints to Journeys: Building a Solid Digital Path for End-to-end Customer Experience
Márcio Ferreira, BASF Home Care and I&I Solutions Europe
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Digitalization When it comes to customer experience, manufactures in the Home Care and I&I business still focus mostly on touchpoints – the individual point of contacts through which customers interact with part of the business and its offerings. Giving customers in the detergents and cleaners industry the opportunity to interact with a product, manufacturer or brand is certainly half the way, yet not the whole journey. Customer journeys include many things that happen before, during, and after the experience of a product or service. Journeys can be long, going across multiple channels and touchpoints, lasting sometimes weeks, months or even years. So how to build a solid digital path that provides an end-to-end customer experience for the Home Care and I&I industry? The answer is to offer concrete digital solutions that cover all the steps of the customer journey. From gathering information at the beginning of the buying process, over to formulation recommendation and optimization, claims, sustainability insights and support with product related and regulatory queries after becoming a customer. Tailor-maid digital solutions can place customers in such a demanding industry as detergents and cleaners in the center of the service experience.
11:30 - 11:45
Fast Moving Formulation Changes on Shelf, Greening and New Enzyme Applications
Roel M. Hermant FRAMES Formulation Intelligence
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Detergents As Formulation Intelligence Platform, FRAMES provides dedicated project support and on-line access to on-shelf product formulation and cost. A key functionality of its market product database set-up, is to locate and integrate all different sources of public information and assign levels & costs of formulations, adding long-term product development expertise. Accelerating the number of market products covered, FRAMES is uniquely positioned to monitor fast moving products on shelf and support formulation innovation, greening and cost. FRAMES presents market trends for Home Care formulations in Europe and North America with a focus on the main product ingredient classes in Laundry, Dish and Cleaners. Now product formulation changes and new launches becoming more frequent, the ability to monitor and assign these is increasingly relevant. Various examples are given of the wide range of branded & private label detergents that use different formulation and manufacturing tactics. These include an increased speed of formulation changes, different aspects of greening and some new enzyme applications.
12:00 - 12:15
Comprehensive Study on the Influence of Soiling on the Foamability of Dishwashing Detergents
Dr. Martin Hoffmann, SITA Messtechnik GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care / Detergents The user perception of the performance of a dishwashing detergent is often shaped by the resulting foamability of the dishwater. The amount of foam produced during dishwashing depends on several different factors like water hardness, water temperature and of course, primarily on the composition and concentration of free surfactants in the dishwater which is determined and reduced by the amount of soil that is brought in. In this work we test the behavior of different dishwashing detergents to soiling and screen the impact of the other influencing factors. To do so we use the SITA FoamTester and test the changing foamability, foam stability and foam structure while successive dosing of vegetable oil. This allows us to investigate the critical oil concentration under which the performance of the cleaning bath changes drastically. It is shown how the flexibility and the high degree of automation of the used setup minimizes the time and manpower needed to illustrate the complex relations between the different factors. As a result, it is demonstrated how automatic foam testing can be an efficient tool for R&D and quality assurance of cleaning agents.
Spoken Language: English Category: Home Care/ Cleaning Agents A growing number of cleaning products & home care products are adopting ethical labels & sustainability schemes: Natural, Vegan, Fairtrade, Nordic Swan, EU Eco-label, etc. This seminar gives an update on the ethical labelling trend and gives future projections. What ethical labels are most popular for cleaning products and which ones are on the horizon? What are consumer perceptions of ethical labels? What is the future outlook? Will we see more ethical labels or is some consolidation likely?
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment Global consumer preferences continue to shift towards reduced packaging and sustainable ingredients, while maintaining a high standard for product performance. According to Mintel, more than 60% of consumers in Norway, Indonesia, and Canada think brands should reduce the amount of plastic packaging used. To meet these consumer demands, formulators need a sustainable technology that can be easily customized for rigidity, spreadability, payoff, and efficacy across categories. SimplySolid™: The All-in-One Solution SimplySolid is a solid format ingredient that allows formulators to easily launch packaging-free skincare, body care, sun care, makeup, deodorant, and more. SimplySolid blends sustainable, sugarcane-derived Neossance™ Squalane and Hemisqualane in a proprietary silicone-free polymer system to deliver a multitude of skin benefits with a silicone-like feel. In this presentation, we’ll share formulation tips on how to combine active ingredients, essential oils, and other elements to develop custom-made solid products. We’ll provide formulation guidelines to optimize the sensorial aspects for a bespoke hardness and payoff specific to your application. Lastly, we’ll showcase consumer feedback from our body moisturizing bar prototype where, after 7 days of use, 83% of consumers reported hydrated skin. This feedback provides insight into the exceptional product performance and widespread consumer acceptance for package-less products. In addition to its sustainability benefits, SimplySolid meets the needs of clean beauty brands with a natural origin index of 0.91 per ISO 16128-2. SimplySolid enables formulators to break the mold with cutting-edge, sustainable products that consumers adore.
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment Drink coffee or tea? Snack healthy fruits or chocolate? Get out of bed or hit the snooze button? Every day, we make countless decisions – often accepting compromises along the way. At a time where society is becoming more aware of their impact on the environment, acting sustainably should not come with a compromise. Together with our customers, we want to advance the topic of sustainability to make the world more sustainable when it comes to washing and cleaning – without compromising on performance. We are happy to introduce you to our expanded portfolio of EcoBalanced solutions. For our EcoBalanced products, 100% of the required fossil feedstock is being replaced by renewable raw materials at an early stage of the value chain according to the mass balance approach. With our drop-in solutions, detergents and cleaners maintain their identical product quality and performance while helping to conserve finite fossil resources and significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
13:45 - 14:00
Zero-waste & Upcycling - Our Impact for Sustainable Cosmetic Products
Ann-Katrin Wienecke, Safic-Alcan Deutschland GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, or useless products into new materials perceived to be of greater quality. The goal is to prevent the wasting of useful materials and to reduce the consumption of new raw materials. This is a significant step towards regenerative design culture, where the end products are cleaner, healthier and usually have a better value. Biotechnology companies and innovative raw material producers have shifted focus towards the conversion of agricultural waste or biomass to different chemicals or commodities. Biolie developed a patented enzymatic extraction process. Biorefinery is a unique technology, which allows to produce several natural ingredients through a one-step extraction: a vegetable oil, an aqueous extract and a solid fraction. The ingredients are obtained by valorization of food coproducts. Res Pharma Innovative Ingredients has developed a sustainable process for the extraction of pure serecin obtained from by-products of the silk industry. The MORIPURE® range is the result of a sustainable recovery of Silk By-products. The Silkpure Eri range is Cosmos approved. SABO developed a collaboration with a French Apple Juice Cider producer located in Brittany. The biomass waste of the beverage production is used to develop the SABOMEL range. SABOMEL is bringing the strong know how of SABO in the area of functional ingredients together with the powerful properties of Apple. Salixin Orangic Willow Charcoal powder is made from Willow bark and wood after extraction and fermentation of the Salixin Organic Extract. Ichimaru Pharcos‘ Wamino Bonbon is a composition of the extract of Sake pomace and Molasses of traditional Japanese sugar. All ingredients come up with efficacy data for Personal Care Products. Sustainable cosmetics meet the needs of the present without exploiting the resources of future generations.
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment In recent years, the issue of sustainability has become increasingly important across a variety of fields. It now has an strong influence on the cosmetics industry, with many end products claiming to be both sustainable and environmentally friendly. Such claims refer not only to packaging but also ingredients, which in turn are often closely scrutinized by consumers with the help of modern apps and social media. When it comes to assessing the sustainability of raw materials, various rating tools such as EcoVadis or relating to RSPO, environmental compliance, origin, ISO 16128, degradability and CO2 footprint can all be used. Regionality is becoming a more important factor too, especially in relation to the origin of sourced materials. This trend has been reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to play a major role in the future of formulation development. In our team’s presentation, we will be introducing innovative and sustainable raw materials that are of European origin. Whether it’s renewable raw materials from the olive plant – such as PHYTOSQUALAN® from France – or algae-based active ingredients from the Mediterranean region, canola oil products like Lipex PreAct™ from Sweden, safflower and sunflower esters from Italy, wine extract from Spain or ALPAFLOR® Alpine extracts from Switzerland, Europe also has a lot to offer the world of cosmetics. Lubrizol’s AlgaPūr™ HSHO Algae Oil, for instance, is sustainably produced from the sap of the chestnut tree with the help of microorganisms. In the case of ALGOMEGA NP®, the algae used for the active ingredient is cultivated in an eco-friendly manner in specially protected areas in Brittany. Other raw materials are taken from upcycled materials or by-products which are not used by the food industry. Stay tuned and let our team inspire you!
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment / Alternative to Microplastics The demand for ecological raw materials is unbroken. A significant development is emerging in finding valid and alternative ingredients performing as much as possible microplastics features but characterized with sustainable profile. Microplastics are one of the major causes of global pollution: not only affecting marine ecosystems but also pristine mountains, as reported in Nature Geoscience 2019 research. They concur to infect food chain and some residues are also founded in pregnant woman placenta (Ragusa A et al., Plasticenta: First evidence of microplastics in human placenta. Environ Int. 2021 Jan). It is mandatory, for cosmetic industry, to solve with substantiated ingredients. To mitigate this enormous problem, the ban of rinse-off cosmetic products including microplastics is legally enforced: formulators must deal with new kinds of raw materials to have the same final sensorial and technical profile. Clearly, the next legislative steps will take cosmetic products further in this direction, to a new beyond rinse-off world. ROELMI HPC aims at presenting an industrial project in which a development of an ethical alternative for leave-on applications is significantly reached. An easy-to-use innovation represented by technological sensorial spheres for sustainable cosmetics. Celus-Bi® Feel is a line of texturizers with proved performances (unique softness, smoothness & absorption rate) against standard plasticizing powders and peculiar eco-friendly impact on the Environment (readily biodegradable according to OECD 301 method). Efficient solution to formulate eco-sustainably, maintaining or improving, all the technical cosmetic performances but replacing standard powders like Nylon, PMMA, Polyurethane and PE. This is the ethical choice to avoid marine litter and face legislative restriction on cosmetics. A series of tests have been performed to evaluate the ingredient in personal care formulations and confirmed its outstanding performances that can be exploited for new green proposals. Mentioned by ECHA during 2019 Safer Chemical conference as remarkable valid alternative to microplastics.
14:30 - 14:45
Upcycling and Sustainability for Natural Ingredients Developed by Biolie
Nicolas Attenot, Biolie
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Personal Care Thanks to its enzymatic patented eco-process, Biolie valorizes local feedstock and coproducts to develop natural ingredients for cosmetics and different markets (food, feed, plant care etc…). Non-germinating seeds, cut wastes from the food industry, coproducts from food industry (seeds, kernels etc…), “ugly” fruits and vegetables from agriculture are saved from trash and transformed into high value ingredients. The patented enzymatic extraction process is an eco-process, Cosmos and NaTrue compliant. After grinding, the raw material to be extracted is mixed with water and food-grade non-GMO enzymes. The extraction is run for 4 hours at 50°C. The batch is then separated by a tricanter (centrifugation system) to obtain up to 3 fractions in 1 step: lipophilic fraction, hydrophilic fraction and solid residue. Those fractions are used as ingredients or transformed into energy via methanization and compost. The expertise of the company lies in the creation of enzymatic cocktails, composed of 8 to 15 enzymes that will work on synergy on the plant to extract the molecules of interest. Depending on the enzymatic cocktail, the extraction can emphasize hydrophilic or lipophilic molecules extraction in priority like polyphenols, sugars, proteins or fatty acids. Valorization of coproducts, reduction of carbon imprint, local sourcing, Upcycling, 12 principles of green chemistry, Cosmos, Natrue… Biolie’s process and natural ingredients meet all the current trends on naturality and sustainability.
14:45 - 15:00
Chitosan Biopolymer Specialities: Conditioning Active Ingredient Complexes for Skin and Hair -vegan or Animal Origin
Oliver Brabänder, Kraeber & Co GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Economic Sustainability / Naturally Renewable Biopolymers Chitosan is a sustainably available raw material with multiple properties. Its source is chitin (fungal or marine origin). It is used for volume induction and hairstyling, for skin smoothing, fragrance encapsulation and in hygiene (disinfection), based on its excellent antimicrobial and film-forming properties. APPLICATION: hygiene/disinfection, homecare, cosmeceuticals antimicrobial properties: virucidal, fungicide, antibacterial film-formation: hair conditioning, skin conditioning, encapsulation Advantage: Chitosan is non-toxic and hypoallergenic. Disadvantage: Chitosan is characteristically lipophilic and thus difficult to make available as an active ingredient. Solution: New amphiphilic hydrogels enable simple application techniques in hydrophilic and lipophilic media A young science deals with the availability of chitosan via solvate complex formation. Making chitosan-speciality available to organisms in a cost-efficient way, is becoming increasingly popular in application technology alongside the classic routes via protonation and covalent modification. Multiple options of tri-complex synergy effects Chitosan specialties as solvate complexes crystallise in R&D as the following pioneering active ingredient complexes for personal care: - Chitosan-phenolate complexes - Chitosan-phenolate-hyaluronate complexes This is primarily a phenolic component which is reacted with chitosan, both of which, as water-insoluble reactants, result in a water-soluble solvate complex via complexation. Hyaluronic acid is introduced as a third complex partner. Effect of water binding The designated chitosan-specialties are characterised by the fact that a molecular water binding occurs in the skin and also in the hair in the form of a synergistic effect. Moisture balance measurements on skin and hair show significantly more extensive long-term effects. Significantly longer-lasting availability Consequently, this type of hyaluronate tri-complexes offer new approaches of anti-ageing effects regarding skin and hair via more sustainable, molecular water binding in synergy with the mode of action of hyaluronic acid. The well-known anti-ageing effect is prolonged. Thus, chitosan-phenolate-hyaluronate-complexes appear as significantly more sustainable, longer-lasting active ingredient components compared to hyaluronic acid as such with moreover hypoallergenic properties.
15:00 - 15:15
How to Meet the Demand in the Growing ‘Green and Free-from’ Detergent Segment?
Niels Leest Storgaard, Novozymes
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment How to meet the demand in the growing ‘green and free-from’ detergent segment? Niels Leest Storgaard, Global Marketing Manager, Novozymes Consumers are setting new standards for product sustainability and transparency. This is driven through an increasing demand for detergent products to be ‘green and free-from’ and have responsible packaging while still delivering on-par or superior quality/performance. Regulators, retailers, certification organizations (ecolabels) and detergent manufactures are all striving to meet these ambitious demands. In parallel, retailers and detergent manufacturers are increasingly targeting the large consumer segment who either already have converted or are at the tipping point to convert to ‘green and free-from’ detergent products. These segments are not a homogeneous consumer group, but consist of a diverse range of consumers with equally diverse demand for detergents that they trust are ‘green and free-from’. In order to win the coming ‘green and free-from’ demand three essential requirements for detergents need to be proven: 1. Detergents must maintain performance benchmark to win in the marketplace 2. Compliance with current and future regulation on detergent formulation 3. ‘Green and free-from’ product claims must be verified through external certifications/ecolabels to ensure the adherence to the ‘green and free-from’ agenda. Without performance and a set of trusted claims you are unlikely to be the long-tern winner in growing ‘green and free-from’ segment. For the detergent winners of the future, the question is clear: How can you ensure that you have requirements to be the long-term winner in the ‘green and free-from’ segment? Novozymes ‘green and free-from’ portfolio of enzymes products within liquid, unit dose and granulate detergent products can aid you to meet these requirements to ensure you success.
15:15 - 15:30
MARLINAT 242/90 M: Water-free MIPA Laureth Sulfate for High-Concentrates
Christoph Groß-Heitfeld, Sasol Germany GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment One key figure for sustainability improvement in Home and Personal Care business is truly the compaction of products, to deliver less water and more active matter. For sure, this topic is not new: A.I.S.E. and many producers are following the route of lowering dosage of laundry products since decades. At a certain point, the concentration in laundry liquids, refill formulations or monodoses exceed levels that commonly used surfactant cannot be used without problems. Commonly used SLES, 70% paste is an excellent choice, but still contains up to 30% of water which may limit the high-concentrate formulation approach as true in monodoses where water contents should not exceed 10-12%. However, anionic surfactants cannot be entirely substituted by nonionic surfactants as the combination of anionic and nonionic surfactants is the key for achieving a high detergency in most applications. Because of the proven anaerobic biodegradability of ether sulfates they find their way into ecolabel formulations and hence are one key anionic surfactant for a variety of formulation concepts for now and the future. Sasol’s MARLINAT 242/90 M - MIPA laureth sulfate - has been developed some years ago and found a nice niche, mostly in Personal Care applications. But with upcoming demand for compaction, the product gets more attention as it is very suitable for high-concentrated formulations. It shows active matters of approx. 82-88% and is free of water. Furthermore, MIPA laureth sulfate is liquid, allows easy handling and can even be delivered as an RSPO-MB certified product. Compared to common SLES, the product can be produced with even lower dioxane residues to meet potential future requirements in Fabric/Homecare and Personal Care markets.
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment The consumers’ quest for sustainable solutions has only been stronger for the past couple of years. Sustainability can be approached in several ways, from the starting feedstocks to the manufacture or use of the product. From a feedstock standpoint, tropical feedstocks are perceived very negatively, and tallow do not fit with the recent surge of Vegan products. Cold processable softening ingredients is another approach to consider for energy savings. We will therefore review in the presentation the different existing solutions to help fabric softening be more deeply involved in sustainability.
16:15 - 16:30
Reduction of 1,4-dioxane Residues in Home Care and Personal Care Products
Dr. Christoph Groß-Heitfeld, Sasol Germany GmbH
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment 1,4-Dioxane contaminations in US drinking water has been heavily discussed in the US and legislations to reduce the contents in Home Care and Personal Care products are already in place being valid with 2 ppm in detergents and rinse-off products from end of 2022 and - one year later - even stricter with 1 ppm. One surfactant which has been identified as one root cause of this issue is sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). In the light of upcoming stringent sustainability improvements, SLES cannot be easily phased out of Fabric/Homecare and Personal Care product as it is performing well as a high foaming surfactant, showing excellent degreasing properties combined with a low skin-irritation potential. In addition, SLES can be produced by using either natural and synthetic raw materials which is one key advantage for choosing different options in terms of sustainable feedstocks. Hence, it is widely used in a variety of formulations in the application areas as laundry, hand dish washing, hand soaps or shampoos. Although production processes in Europe have been improved in the last 10 years leading to relatively low residual dioxane contents of nowadays max. 20 to max. 50 ppm (100% a.m., standard specifications), the discussion has already started in Europe as well. From a leading raw material producer perspective, we want to give our view on this topic, show examples of formulations which might be affected by potential future legislation, discuss state-of-the-art dioxane levels and what can be already offered for different alcohol ether sulfates types used in Fabric/Homecare and Personal Care.
16:30 - 16:45
Silicones – Sustainable Solutions in Household Care Applications
Dr. Christof Brehm, Wacker Chemie AG
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment While consumers’ choice of detergents and cleaning agents is increasingly based on naturally derived resources, they are not willing to compromise when it comes to washing, cleaning and fabric care performance. Silicones make a significant contribution towards providing household products with extraordinary properties. Notable examples are silicone-based antifoam agents in detergents and cleaning agents, their water and stain-repellent effects, and the improved performance properties silicones provide in polishes and surface-care products. WACKER has developed a pioneering concept for resource-efficient manufacturing of silicone products. This enables the production of silicone additives for household care applications using non-fossil methanol, derived from renewable raw materials. We would like to present this concept in our presentation and explain the possible uses of products offered under the brand names LIOSIL® eco and SILFOAM® eco.
16:45 - 17:00
ACUSOL™ Prime 1 Polymer: An Inherently Biodegradable Dispersant for Automatic Dishwashing Connecting Performance and Sustainability
Scott Backer, Dow Silicones SRL
Spoken Language: English Category: Sustainability / Environment The pandemic changed consumers behaviors forcing many of them to stay home during lockdowns. This was reflected in demand rise for automatic dishwashing (ADW) detergents. While shine remains one of the key benefits associated with the ADW category, there is an increased consumer interest in more sustainable solutions. However, perception of shine in dishwashing can easily be compromised by the deposition of inorganic scale. To overcome this issue, various chemicals can be used to reduce or prevent scale formation, such as phosphorous compounds and polycarboxylic acids. While the first ones are involved in the eutrophication process, polyacrylics leave space for improvement when it comes to biodegradability. Dow has recently launched ACUSOL™ Prime 1 Polymer, an inherently biodegradable dispersant developed for automatic dishwashing applications. ACUSOL™ Prime 1 enables you to reduce multiple inorganic scale types. Efficient in low to no aminocarboxylate formulations, ACUSOL™ Prime 1 proved to enhance shine even in hard test conditions and connects it with improved biodegradability profile. ™ Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow
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