Neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse und aktuellste Produktentwicklungen aus der Industrie finden in unseren Vorträgen der Scientific Conference und des Forum for Innovations ihren verdienten Platz.
08:30 - 09:00
Optimization of the Microbial Synthesis of the Biosurfactant Cellobiose Lipid with Ustilago Maydis
Fabian Haitz, Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik IGB
Spoken Language: German Cellobioselipids (CLs) are microbial glycolipids and as such belong to the family of bio-surfactant compounds. They have a number of interesting physical and chemical properties, are biologically very active and exhibit promising emulsifying properties. The antimicrobial activity of CLs against Gram-positive bacteria has previously been demonstrated in independent clinically relevant isolates of Staphylococcus sp. . Moreover, their antifungal activity against Candida albicans has also been reported (Kulakovskaya et al. 2004, Teichmann et al. 2007, Mimee et al. 2009). These unique biological characteristics, make CLs ideal candidates for use in cosmetic applications fulfilling a dual role as both emulsifier and preservative (Morita et al. 2011). Despite CLs considerable potential, they are currently not produced commercially on a large scale. To address challenges relating to the microbial manufacturing process, we identified establishment of a stable microbial CL production process and improvement of space-time yields as first priorities. The current focus of our research group is therefore to optimise the efficiency of the CL microbial production process, using the Ustilago maydis fungus. Ustilago maydis glycolipid formation is particularly relevant as this strain synthesises CLs in the absence of any extraneously added hydrophobic carbon sources (e.g. vegetable oils). This means that bio-surfactant synthesis only requires the addition of a sugar substrate, which in turn saves on additional substrate costs and at the same time simplifies the manufacturing process. To optimise microbial CL production, we systematically evaluated a number of factors and determined the magnitude of their effects on CL production. Optimised process conditions were identified by evaluating the effects of a number of variables such as pH, nitrogen and sugar sources as well as the ratio of different culture media components. Different processing approaches were also compared. By choosing appropriate process conditions, we were able to considerably increase CL concentrations achieved and thereby significantly increasing space-time yields. We are currently focused on establishing a CL fermentation process from lignocellulose hydrolysed sugars produced from agricultural bi-products superfluous to requirements of the food industry.
09:00 - 09:30
Is the Prevention of Vector Borne Diseases with Repellents for Mammals and Pets in Contradiction to Social and Environmental Sustainability?
Bettina Magsaam, Merck KGaA
Spoken Language: German Maximal contribution to sustainability in Personal Care Products is the responsibility for everyone participating in the chain of product creation. A major challenge though for products in the category of Insect Repellents is: Protect the health of the consumer, protect the environment and give contribution to all social aspects of responsibility. Best achievement of this objective will be the complete harmonization of all the three concerned key aspects - health of people, eco-friendly and cultural aspects - to combine in effective Repellents: Complementary measures of prevention from vector-borne diseases: A long-term and safe protection of people from mosquito and tick bites to safeguard from life-threatening infections like Lyme disease, Dengue Fever, Malaria and many more. Safety for the environment: Repellents, that neither accumulate nor persist in the environment advantaging other substances. Safety for consumers of all generations: Product authorization allows the use on humans of all ages and multiple repeated application per day. We will introduce various facts to convince you about an outstanding sustainability and health driven concept of an insect repellent. In a nutshell: Scientifically validated efficacy studies proofing e.g. superior long-term protection of 9 – 11h against several species of ticks, like ixodes scapularis, ricinus and persculatus, utilizing formulations with a low chemical load of a biodegradable active substance offering all-day long protection fulfilling social aspect and sustainability demands. Having these data on hand for mulators can create excellently tolerable products for infants, pregnant women and the elderly generation with a sensitive skin. At the same time the environmental protection is ensured, but not at the risk of a shorter protection time or a restricted amount of use.
09:30 - 10:00
Polyurethanes for Sustainable Formulations: Why Not?
Dr. Laurence Pottié, Covestro Deutschland AG
Spoken Language: German Today’s cosmetic products consumers expect ever increasing performance and new sensorial experiences, for which synthetic polymers are a real asset, when not an essential constitutive ingredient, as for example in the case of Hair Styling products. However, consumers not only look out for performance but are also watchful about lowering the environmental impact of their daily routine. In order to accordingly improve the sustainability of their formulation, cosmetics brands have to select within an abundant offer of ingredients of very variable characteristics. In case of polymers in particular, there is often a lack of clear and relevant information regarding the environmental impact of these raw materials. Within the many parameters that can be determined the biodegradation and the level of renewability are key factors to assess properly the footprint of an ingredient. While the biodegradation can be measured using well established methods, the definition of natural ingredients in relation with their sourcing and processing has been defined only very recently in a new ISO Norm (ISO 161281). In this presentation we will introduce key features of polyurethanes in term of sustainability and explore their unique potential in the current and future polymer landscape. After giving some input on the influence of synthetic parameters on the resulting biodegradation level, we will discuss how the right balance between sustainability and performance can be achieved. To do so, the physico-chemical properties of polymers containing various bio-based building blocks will be reviewed as well as their performance in different type of formulations.
10:15 - 10:45
Complex Organic Molecular Structures for a Time – the Phenomenon of Biodegradability and Its Ecological Dimensions
Dr. Ralph Weyandt, CRS CPCH BioServices, SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS GmbH
Spoken Language: German Biodegradability plays a key role in the global carbon cycle, and is therefore, based on standardized test designs, part of an environmental risk assessment in different legal frameworks. The biodegrading process itself depends on the chemical characteristics, the environmental influences resp. the milieu conditions, and the potency and activity of the microflora, which has been a black box concerning diversity and interaction up to a few years ago. Modern molecular genetic methods nowadays allow more and more a much deeper understanding of the microbial degradation process and could be an essential part of future test strategies.
10:45 - 11:15
Novel Facial Color Mapping Technology Makes Hydration Visible
Dr. Volker Rosenberger, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd
Spoken Language: English City life is an amazing experience, full of opportunities, but our skin is under constant attack. Every day, indoor and outdoor stress negatively affects the skin’s natural hydration, causing it to dry out much faster. The key needs of skin exposed to urban stress are fast-acting and long-term hydration with targeted care for problem areas. With the help of Chinese women living in the highly-polluted megacity of Beijing, DSM scientists has been using its revolutionary visualization technology to study dry skin and hydration in urban settings. This technology allowed us to produce color images of the face, that showed Chinese women have excessively dry skin in the problematic cheek and jaw areas. Remarkable images also revealed the true hydration power of DSM’s natural moisture-magnet Saccharide Isomerate, an unique skin-identical carbohydrate complex. Three hours after a single application, excessively dry skin areas are already much better hydrated. Used daily, the Saccharide Isomerate provides powerful hydration to all facial areas.
Spoken Language: German Even 2500 years ago, the Middle East – being the region between Europe and Asia – was the most important region in the world, according to the Greek historian Herodot. At the same time, he was fascinated by its great diversity. Today, the region is in the limelight yet again, especially for Europe, its neighboring continent. Refugee flows, chaos and terror show how the Middle East and the entire world order up to now collapses before our very eyes. But a new order is already being created. Antonia Rados has known this important region for 3 decades. She has seen developments on site that hardly make the headlines. She describes her impressions, analyses the situation and explains the role the Middle East has for the future of Europe.
Spoken Language: German
Spoken Language: German Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt once said, “Anyone who has visions should see a doctor.” Today, if you don’t have visions, you should see an undertaker: There’s no alternative to continuous innovation! Learn why business models must be regularly questioned, why market leaders are in danger of missing the train to the future and why brainstorming radical ideas is a must – and not just a nice option. Silicon Valley insider and innovation expert Gerriet Danz shows in his talk how you look beyond the currently possible and develop innovative business cases, that turn your industry upside down. By making intelligent use of technologies, the future of personal and home care provides businesses with opportunities to create value greater than we can imagine today.
Take a break from two exhausting days at the congress and enjoy some extraordinary food and a bit of entertainment at our popular After Event. Fresh, Delicious, Live We have treated your nose to a Fragrance Fashion Show at the Get-Together, now we can embark on an exceptional culinary delight. After an official opening and award ceremony for the SEPAWA Innovation Award, the Estrel’s head chef Peter Griebel and his team will be presenting culinary treats from around the world. Entertainment? Certainly! Only we won’t tell you exactly what we have prepared for you this year. Or will we?! One thing is sure though, it’s going to be hot! SM!LE “The Hottest Band in Town!“ will put a smile on your face with more than 1,300 song titles and lots of zest for life. They play all different kinds of musical styles, from dance music from all over the world, the big hits of the Funk and Soul Era, fiery Reggae rhythms, the all-time favorites of the golden age of Swing, the party groove of the Sixties and Seventies up to the top charts. There’s something there for everyone! As always, you can look forward to an exciting evening.
08:30 - 08:45
CELLULON™ Fermentation Derived Cellulose – a Novel, Naturally Derived Activated Liquid Suspension Aid for Liquid Laundry Detergents and other Novel Home and Personal Care Formulations
Alain Phyfferoen, CP Kelco UK Limited
Spoken Language: English In many home and personal care applications, there is a need to find a versatile bio-sourced product with excellent environmental credentials that can create stability of components in surfactant based systems. The liquid laundry detergent segment is one key example where suspension of useful materials such as decorative/active beads, perfume encapsulates, etc. is desired so that enhanced cleaning can be achieved with longer lasting freshness and ease of use. However, the suspension of such key products can be difficult, especially in highly concentrated surfactant systems, using any of the current available naturally derived products, and especially without adversely affecting the viscosity and pour properties of the product. In this presentation, CP Kelco introduces CELLULON™ Fermentation Derived Cellulose (FDC) which has been developed to help meet these wide ranging challenges. FDC is produced by the fermentation of corn-syrup based media with the bacterium, Gluconacetobacter xylinus, and is a pure cellulose that is chemically identical to plant-derived cellulose. However, although chemically identical, CELLULON™ FDC fibers are produced as a 3-dimensional, reticulated net-like structure and are much smaller in diameter than plant-derived cellulose. This gives a cellulose with a far higher surface area by weight ratio. This net-like structure allows the CELLULON™ FDC to create a true yield value in solution at low use levels which then provides reliable suspensions of actives, decorative particles, perfume encapsulates, etc. with minimal impact on the finished product’s viscosity and dispersability. Furthermore, because the FDC is completely insoluble, it does not compete for water and therefore is highly compatible with other formulation components even in very high surfactant concentrations. As a naturally derived, microbial fermentation product, available in a ready-to-use liquid form that is easily dispersible under low mix energy conditions, CELLULON™ is a sustainable, eco-friendly solution to many potential applications where component suspension and stability is required, all whilst having minimal impact on viscosity, and even in the absence of water.
Spoken Language: English Sophorolipids is one of the most important emerging raw materials in Consumer Goods. Thanks to its excellent ecotoxicological profile it becomes a very attractive option to be integrated in mainstream products as Laundry Care Detergents with a consistent sustainability approach. While already used in several fields and applications, little experience has been published within this specific product application so far. Our lab results indicate that sophorolipids can be formulated without relevant limitations as nonionic surfactant blocks in high performing liquid detergents with a good outcome in stain removal efficiency. Primary performance of benchmark products based on surfactants of petrochemical origin can be matched accordingly. Laundry Care products can also take advantage of the raw material characteristics and deliver relevant benefits for consumers in secondary, long-term performance. Further research is needed in order to optimize the cost/efficiency ratio of these formulations and become cost competitive besides consumer relevant.
09:00 - 09:15
Alternative Preservation of Wet Wipes - Opportunities and Trends
Bernd Heinken, Schülke & Mayr GmbH
Spoken Language: German The microbial safety of aqueous wipes is of highest priority for consumers health and for material protection. Achieving adequate microbiological stability of such wet wipes is increasingly challenging. Biocides in Household products remain unpopular to formulators and consumers and are amongst the most widely discussed raw materials. Trends towards more ‘natural’ and ‘green’ consumer products including ‘eco-labels’ forces manufacturers to permanently reformulate existing recipes. In addition ongoing legal changes concerning product and consumer safety reduce the global acceptance of current preservative actives. Distinctive and more individual solutions are required to sufficiently protect wet wipes from microbial contamination. This can only be achieved by combining several technical aspects, taking into account the legal environment and marketing requirements. These integrated and validated Microbiological Quality Management concepts (MQM) are indispensable when using alternative preservation systems. The presentation will give a brief update on the current status of traditional preservatives used in household wipes and will show new opportunities with more state-of-the-art concepts. Test results will demonstrate the successful function of innovative preservatives in comparison to recent blends. Experimental data from challenge testing and practice will highlight on the need of sufficient microbiological stabilization of wet wipes and how to comply with legal and consumer demands in future.
09:15 - 09:30
Nutrinova® Sorbates, Nature Identical Preservatives for non H317 Labelled Home Care Detergent Formulations
Sylvia Nefkens, Celanese
Spoken Language: English In February of this year, the REACH committee decided to classify the preservative methylisothiazolinone (MIT) as a Skin Sensitizer Category 1A. The specific concentration limit was lowered to 15 ppm, meaning that products containing ≥ 0,0015% MIT will have to be labelled with the Hazard Statement H 317 “May cause an allergic skin reaction” in the future. While the final decision of the European Parliament is still pending (by date of abstract submission, 6 June 2018) and, if accepted, new labelling will not come into force before the second half of 2019, manufacturers of consumer household products are already looking for options to avoid H317 labelling. The latter may be especially relevant to those manufacturers wishing to carry ecolabels on their products, such as for instance EU-Ecolabel, Nordic Swan and Blue Angel. Sorbates are well-established preservatives for food, cosmetic- and pharmaceutical applications. They are generally recognized as safe (GRAS), non-sensitizing, and are accepted by most ecolabels as nature-identical preservatives. Their use as preservatives in detergent formulations is less well established, even though Nutrinova® Sorbates are already approved for use as biocidal products in most Western European countries under the currently applicable biocidal legislation. In detergent formulations at pH <6, such as manual dishwashing liquids and fabric conditioners, Nutrinova® Sorbates were shown to effectively protect against microbial spoilage. Data to support the efficacy in representative consumer household detergent products will be presented.
09:30 - 09:45
Preservation: Introducing Kalaguard™ SB Sodium Benzoate, a New Alternative for Home Care Formulations
Paul Wanrooij, Emerald Kalama Chemical
Spoken Language: English Consumer scrutiny and regulations have restricted the preservative palette available to home care formulators. Preservatives for home care must be BPR registered, and these options have generally presented considerable challenges, such as cost and negative labeling requirements for corrosiveness or skin sensitization. Kalaguard™ SB sodium benzoate is the first and only sodium benzoate preservative available for household and laundry care applications and fills the market need for a widely effective, economical, green-label preservative. Kalaguard SB is virtually odorless and colorless; authorized for use in products certified under programs such as Ecolabel, Ecocert, and Nordic Swan; and controls a wide range of bacteria, yeasts, and molds in formulations up to pH 7.0.
10:15 - 10:30
The Newest Member of the BIOTOUCH® Product Family Combines High Performance with Full Flexibility to Optimize Your Formulation
Hendrik Hellmuth, AB Enzymes GmbH
Spoken Language: English To allow flexibility in formulating detergents, modern Detergent Enzymes not only have to provide excellent performance even under harsh storage conditions, like high temperature, they should be stable as well in the presence of potentially degrading substances, e.g. multiple classes of surfactants as well as proteases. Overall, enzymes have to show a high compatibility to other detergent ingredients. AB Enzymes’ newest BIOTOUCH® enzyme was developed to show premium stability and cutting-edge performance in liquid detergents, giving you worry-free high-performance and full flexibility to optimize your formulation.
10:30 - 10:45
Engineering Enzyme Stability for Liquid Detergents
Arjen Hoekstra, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Spoken Language: English In several European supermarkets, heavy duty liquid detergents and liquid unit dose have become the leading product formats in the laundry aisle. One factor for the growth of liquid detergents has been consistent performance improvements over time by using enzymes. Enzymes are biocatalysts that contribute to improved stain removal and fabric care, and enable a more sustainable laundry process by their ability to perform at reduced washing temperatures. However, formulating with enzymes in detergents is still a challenging task. Most enzymes lose (catalytic) activity during the shelf life of liquid detergents, especially at elevated storage temperature, due to the destabilizing action of water, surfactants and ingredients such as chelants. Traditionally, formulators have used stabilizing agents to inhibit protease activity in the liquid detergent. Recently, DuPont has employed its protein engineering capabilities to develop a new generation of enzymes with improved resistance to proteolytic breakdown. This includes a protease that is engineered to provide a step change stability improvement in liquid detergents, hereby reducing the need for additional stabilizers, and providing a way for brands to deliver robust performance during the full shelf life of their liquid detergent.
Spoken Language: German The megatrend sustainability will decisively influence the industry in the upcoming years and pose challenges for product development. The ecological footprint of textile washing has already declined in recent decades, as detergents became more efficient, which gave rise to lower washing temperatures. Although stains are reliably removed, many consumers are dissatisfied with the olfactory freshness of the laundered fabrics. As a result, additional fragrance systems becoming increasingly popular, since they are giving a long-lasting freshness by use of encapsulated perfumes. In contrast to softeners, these laundry-scent-boosters are in particulate form and dosed into the drum before the wash cycle. As they do not contain fabric softeners, they may be used for all materials - including functional textiles. The production of the pastilles is carried out by melting a mixture of polymers, perfume and encapsulated fragrances, which is dropped onto a cooling belt in order to obtain semi-lens shaped pastilles by the abrupt cooling. Due to the heating-cooling cycle, this method is very energy and cost intensive and perfumes experience a high thermal load. In particular, it counteracts the energy savings by lowering the washing temperatures. The fragility of the capsules makes mechanical manufacturing processes appear unfavorable. However, we have been able to show that compaction is a process which allows double-shelled melamine-formaldehyde-capsules to be processed without significant damage. The integrity of the capsules was determined qualitatively and quantitatively by microscopic as well as chromatographic analysis. In addition to the elimination of the energy-intensive melt-cooling process, we also succeeded in developing an environmental friendly carrier formulation, which is in favor of mineral materials instead of petrochemical polymers and improves the dissolution behavior of the pastilles. Altogether, the manufacturing process and the carrier material are economically and ecologically preferable and the pastilles show equivalent or better scenting performance than current systems.
Spoken Language: English Cleaning has always been the primary need when talking about doing laundry. While today’s consumers do not want to compromise on cleaning itself, there is an increased consumer interest in experiencing the product more than in just using the product. Leveraging sensorial attributes related to smell and to touch can help the consumer to enjoy doing laundry more and to profit from an extended sensorial experience after the cleaning given from the multifunctional sensorial ingredients. SUPRACARE™ is a brand created by Dow to enable sensorial benefits in Home Care applications. It contains a series of performance additives that transmit various sensorial attributes turning cleaning into a pleasant experience. A good example of this product family is SUPRACARE™ 430 which brings skin sensorial benefits to manual laundry detergents giving consumers a special hand feel during washing and after the cleaning is done. One of the key challenges for the convenient and ever more popular 2-in-1 automatic laundry detergent is the delivery of fabric softness through the wash without compromising on whiteness retention. Technologies existing on the market today typically lead to greying and loss of color brightness of fabrics. Another SUPRACARE™ additive addresses this challenge by offering improved softness without greying negatives as well as enabling secondary sensorial benefits that helps make laundry cleaning more enjoyable.
15:30 - 15:45
Multifunctional Additives for ADW Detergents and Rinse Aids
Dr. Pietro Alfarano, KLK Kolb
Spoken Language: English In automatic dishwashers, metal corrosion can happen on cutleries, pans, and on the machine surface as well during the washing cycles and the rinsing cycles. Sodium silicates are for example broadly used also as corrosion inhibitors in automatic dishwashing detergents. Here, we present two multifunctional additives for automatic dishwashing detergents and rinse aids. Those two additives are biodegradable phosphate esters which boost corrosion inhibition at such low concentrations, that do not require ingredient declaration on the product packaging.
15:45 - 16:00
Aristocare™ Smart: New All-Round Talent for Hard Surface Cleaning
Hannah Benson, Clariant
Spoken Language: German Nowadays consumers are constantly seeking for reducing the time spent cleaning their homes. They are more and more interested in convenience, minimizing effort and saving time. Therefore cleaning products that are easy to use, clean quickly and deliver superior results are in high demand. Hard surface cleaners with multi-benefit claims address consumers who are struggling with time and storage space and who are looking for products that offer more than standard cleaning performance as a way to maintain a clean home for longer and limit the time needed for housecleaning. A novel multi-benefit polymer will be introduced, which is stable over a broad pH range and thus suitable as an additive for different cleaner formats. The hydrophilic polymer leads to long-lasting fast water drainage, streak-free shine and spotless drying. Moreover, the polymer reduces the next-time cleaning effort, helping the consumer to save their precious time.
16:00 - 16:15
High Performance Odour Neutralisation from a Novel Watersoluble Molecule
Chris Heald, Croda GmbH
Spoken Language: English Modern effective cleaning of any surface or fabric increasingly includes claims of neutralisation of odour. Temporary masking of odour with fragrance is no longer seen as an acceptable level of cleaning by many consumers. It is accepted that the most efficient mechanism for odour neutralisation is binding/complexing of the malodour at a molecular level, thus preventing nasal detection. This presentation will utilise innovative new test methodology to show the improved performance this molecule can offer in comparison with current available technologies using ammonia as an example malodour. Other effective odour neutralisation data using more traditional methods will also be showcased. We will also explore the characteristics which make the perfect next generation odour neutralisation molecule from a formulator’s perspective. Instant water solubility without requirement for solubilising, complexing, or activating agents is a must. Broad ingredient compatibility, stability coupled with an excellent regulatory profile and 100% bio-based composition, make Zinador 22L the obvious choice for odour neutralisation claims.
16:15 - 16:30
Using a new Multi-Functional Polymer to Deliver Performance, Cost and Compaction Advantages in ADW Detergents
Jim Gordon, Itaconix Corporation
Spoken Language: English Itaconix Corporation is introducing a new polymer with multi-functionality as a chelate and scale inhibitor that offers new performance, cost, and compaction opportunities for ADW detergents. The new polymer’s advantages and benefits fit the growing needs of both European and North American brands to deliver excellent performance in non-phosphate formulas for short eco-wash cycles at lower and lower dosages.
Spoken Language: English Today’s liquid detergent formulations are becoming more complex with higher expectations to deliver on performance, compaction and sustainability targets of the market. A variety of ingredients together with a thorough understanding of ingredient interaction and formulation know-how can help meet these expectations, and optimize the performance of the detergent. BASF’s market leading portfolio; including surfactants, high performance water soluble polymers and new enzyme Lavergy® Pro 104 LS, can help deliver Smart Solutions. Formulations needs, such as AISE PREP L2, monodose detergent development as well as low temperature performance, can be met with the right combination of ingredients and knowledge. In this presentation, BASF will share formulation proposals and wash performance results from combinations which can enable product innovation and enhance value to detergent formulators and consumers.
Spoken Language: English Keratin Care Benefits: Softness: Due to the action of the detergents, the fabric fibers tend to look rough, Keratin Care acts repairing and disciplining them. Anti Aging: Helps clothing last longer by realigning fibers and reducing fabric friction; Protective action against damages caused by successive washes. Color Care: Changing colors is not only the result of the loss of dyes or pigments in clothes, it is also caused by the formation of mini lint (which gives a worn look to clothes) and by fibrillation (when fibers become damaged and appear lifeless). Keratin Care gives the fiber protection of the fabric, realigning and reducing the friction in the fabric. Easy to Pass: It facilitates the slip of the iron. Antistatic: Some factors such as weather and clothes dryers can contribute to increas the electrostatic charge of the fabric, which causes the surfaces to attract and stick together, Keratin Care helps in the lubrication of the fabric so that the static does not form with so much ease. Maintenance of the Form: It works by preventing fibers and threads from "relaxing" and making the fabric stiff. Strengthening of Fiber: It nourishes the fibers sensitized by the action of the surfactants in the Detergents, making the fabric more resistant to tearing and traction. Fabric Protection: Anti-pilling action aims to eliminate loose fibers in the fabric, avoiding the formation of "balls". Fast drying: Reduces the amount of water the tissue retains after the spin cycle, allowing more fluid to be removed from it. Application: Softener Dosage: 1-5% Composition: Hydrolyzed Keratin, Coadjuvant, Preservative and Water.
Spoken Language: German REWO SCENT® G 100 is a novelty self-emulsifiable silicone derivative in a new delivery form to improve the performance of fabric softener formulations maintaining an excellent and long term stability. With REWO SCENT® G 100, our customers deliver a fabric conditioner that leaves fabrics with a silky, luxurious feel while smelling fresh for days after washing. More important, consumers recognize a stronger fragrance immediately after the wash and even after two weeks using a fabric softener with REWO SCENT® GSM 100 as opposed to those washed without. REWO SCENT® G 100 also opens new ways of formulating and marketing fabric softeners.
Spoken Language: English The recent European regulation banning the use of phosphate in automatic dishwashing products forces companies to completely reformulate their product range. To answer this specific need, Coatex has designed a new polymeric dispersant, Rheosolve™ D 15AS, providing outstanding performances of anti-spotting and anti-filming. Rheosolve™ D 15AS is a proprietary product with a unique chemical structure and it has been developed thanks to an innovative technology combining process and chemistry. For more flexibility, Rheosolve™ D 15AS will be available under liquid and granules form.
09:00 - 09:45
Smelling Beyond the Nose: Expression and Physiological Function of Extranasal Olfactory Receptors
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. med. habil. Hanns Hatt, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Spoken Language: German Olfactory receptors (ORs) are not exclusively detectable in the olfactory epithelium but are also expressed in all other body tissues tested so far such as brain, heart, lung, testis, intestine, and skin. The number and types of present ORs seems to be specific to the respective tissues. Within these tissues, a specific subset of ORs can be found with some of the ORs being exclusively expressed in only one specific nonolfactory tissue and other OR subsets being more widely distributed throughout different tissues of the body. However, the function of only a minor portion of ectopically expressed ORs could be revealed to date. It is assumed that extranasal expressed ORs, which are nothing but highly specific chemosensors, play a role in the regulation of cell–cell recognition, migration, cell proliferation and differentiation or chemotactic behaviour. Additionally, they are attributed to have potential as diagnostical and therapeutical tools as ORs are differentially expressed in pathological tissues (e.g. cancer tissue). Besides the canonical signaling pathways of ORs, as found in the olfactory tissue, alternative pathways are activated in the diverse nonolfactory tissues. Evidence accumulates that ORs take over specific tasks in nonolfactory cell types which might be explained by the enormous discriminating capacity of this biggest gene family in the human genome. Massberg D.and Hatt H. Physiological Reviews 2018 98, (3),1739 - 63 Human olfactory receptors:novel cellular functions outside of the nose
10:15 - 10:45
IFRA Standards – the Fragrance Industry’s Self-Regulatory Approach
Dr. Matthias Vey, IFRA - International Fragrance Association
Spoken Language: German The IFRA Standards have a longstanding history since 1973. Over the time there have been a number of changes and improvements. The upcoming 49th Amendment will be another milestone and the presentation will provide details on new tools and procedures applied in the 49th Amendment. There will further be information on relevant scientific and advocacy activities IFRA is engaged in, especially in the area of sensitization and alternatives to animal testing.
10:45 - 11:15
The Nagoya Protocol and Access and Benefit Sharing Regulations: Challenges for the Fragrance and Flavor Industries
Dr. Cécile González, IFRA - International Fragrance Association
Spoken Language: English The Nagoya Protocol is a legislative framework aiming to implement the 3rd pillar of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), which refers to the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from the utilization of genetic resources and their associated traditional knowledge. Each country ratifying the Nagoya Protocol must establish rules for access and/or benefit sharing, which is leading to a complex and diverse set of regulatory requirements for users. IFRA and IOFI, through their working group, raise the awareness of their members to comply with the legal requirements of these legislative framework by providing support and guidance, as well as monitoring of global developments.
15:30 - 16:00
"Natural” and “Organic” in Cosmetic and Related Products and Ingredients
Prof. Dr. Wladyslaw S. Brud, Brud Pollena-Aroma Ltd
Spoken Language: English Words „Natural” and „Organic” are more and more used on labels, advertising, publications, press etc. to describe special qualities of cosmetic, household and related products as well as ingredients used for their production. This very strong trend, in last decades, is based on majority of consumers belief that products based on raw materials of natural origin are better and safer than those derived from chemical synthesis, especially based on petrochemicals. The main problem in this issue is that neither of the two terms is precisely defined especially in relation to products of cosmetic and household industry. “Natural cosmetic” may mean anything what creative marketing can imagine. Although there are some works performed to clarify that doubts, economy behind production and certification of this group of products does not support the idea. This however creates very ambiguous situation on the market and which is more important in legislation both internal created by industry and official issued by governments and international bodies.
16:00 - 16:30
Allergen Labelling - Practical Approach and Background Information
Dirk Beuster, Deutscher Verband der Riechstoffhersteller e. V. (DVRH)
Spoken Language: German The labeling of allergens is well established in the EU. Allergens which are listed in Annex III of the cosmetic regulation must be labeled in the ingredient list. We will make available details how the industry provides the information from the raw material to the final fragrance. Further we will give an introduction of the work of the German Association of the Fragrance Industry (DVRH).
16:30 - 17:15
Fragrance Panel Discussion: Proofing the Industry
Dr. Edison Diaz/Dr. Anneliese Wilsch-Irrgang
Spoken Language: German Challenges and opportunities in the daily fragrance business. Discussion points include the regulatory demands, transparency and the perfumer’s view.
08:30 - 09:00
Comparison of Criteria Applied by Diverse Certification Systems for Renewable Raw Materials
Horst Fehrenbach, ifeu - Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg GmbH
Spoken Language: German The aim of a research project commissioned by the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) is to expand the target spectrum of the "Blue Angel" eco-label to the field of bio-based substances. The main focus was on developing solutions for the evaluation of specific environmental aspects of bio-based substances with a focus on sustainability and resource conservation through renewable raw materials. The crucial questions were: How to ensure the sustainable use of the limited resource area and a good life cycle balance? And: how to judge the origin of the biomass in particular with regard to the protection of high-quality natural areas? For the environmental assessment of the products, the supply chain must therefore be included. The verification of compliance with such requirements for products can usually be done via certification systems. One of the key tasks of the project was to evaluate such systems for possible suitability. In order to meet the requirements of the strong environmental label “Blue Angel”, a checklist based on the standard ISO 13065:2015, "Sustainability Criteria for Bioenergy", was developed for an ambitious assessment of the certification systems. We concluded that only the RSB comprehensively met the criteria among the selected and extensively studied systems. The criteria of the ISCC PLUS, RSPO and RTRS are largely but not completely fulfilled. For the wood sector, the FSC and PEFC are considered suitable. In order to ensure the principle of traceability, the use of purchased certificates based on Book & Claim is excluded. Proof of purchase of raw materials or semi-finished products is based on segregation or mass balance. The issue of land use change must also be addressed beyond certification, unless the system proves that biomass production is based on an approach that ensures a low iLUC risk. If this is not the case, the level of actual land-use change in a country of origin of the biomass feed should be considered as additional criterion for awarding of the Blue Angel. For this purpose, methodological proposals were developed.
Spoken Language: English The European Commission has decided in 2011 to become the first bio-based economy. In the following the EU issued a mandate (M/491) to CEN to develop a standard on bio-based surfactants among other product groups. A new working group within CEN was created to deal with the standardization process (CEN/TC-276 WG3). The working group issued the technical specification CEN/TS 17035 published in April 2017. CEN/TS 17035 specifies the thresholds on the biogenic carbon content (5%, 50% and 95%) and the naming as well as the methods to determine the content of biogenic carbon (e.g. radiocarbon method according to EN 16640). Our approach on the environmental and societal criteria will also be explained. The working group will finalize the European Norm (EN) and a Technical Report (TR) in 2018. The results will be presented. The standard might be used in European ecolabels and in public procurement.
Spoken Language: TBA
10:15 - 10:45
A European Strategy for Plastics in the Circular Economy
Werner Bosmans, DG ENV, Circular Economy and Green Growth
Spoken Language: English Plastics are an important material in our economy and everywhere in our daily lives. At the same time, Europeans generate 25 million tonnes of plastic waste, of which only 30% is collected for recycling. Plastics make up 85% of beach litter. And microplastics present risks to ecosystems and health. As part of its efforts to transform Europe's economy into a more sustainable one, the European Commission adopted in January 2018 a European Strategy for Plastics in the Circular Economy to transform the way plastics and plastics products are designed, produced, used and recycled. The Strategy proposes a new vision of a plastics economy and sets a list of concrete actions to: 1. Improve the economics and quality of plastic recycling: By 2030, all plastic packaging needs to be reusable or recyclable. This will be achieved by improving packaging design and boosting high quality recycled content, improving separate collection and increasing demand for recycled plastics. 2. Curb plastic waste and littering: To tackle plastic pollution in the oceans, the strategy proposes actions focusing on single use plastics and fishing gear, restricting the use of oxo-degradable plastics and of microplastics intentionally added to products as well as actions on other microplastics. 3. Drive investments and innovation in the value chain: The strategy aims to close the knowledge gap and foster innovative solutions. In 2018 the Commission will develop a Strategic Research Innovation Agenda for Plastics while until 2020, Horizon 2020 will invest more than 200 million Euros in plastics innovation. 4. Call for global action to reduce plastics pollution: Action is also required at global level. The EU is already working hand in hand with neighbours in the Regional Seas Conventions, G7 and G20 countries, and with international partners to implement the UN Environment Assembly’s resolutions. For further information: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/circular-economy/ 1 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1516265440535&uri=COM:2018:28:FIN"
Spoken Language: English Intentionally added microplastic particles are known to be used in a range of products, such as in certain cosmetics and personal care products, detergents and cleaning products, paints and others. Microplastic particles provide many functionalities in final applications as well as in product design. However, intentionally added microplastic particles can be released to the environment and may contribute to environmental litter, leading to a concern that their use may pose a risk to the environment and human health. This lecture will give an update and some considerations about the regulatory and technical background and implications.
15:30 - 16:00
Legislation for Biocides, Cosmetic Products and Detergents: Borderline Cases
Susanne Hardt, Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH
Spoken Language: German The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR – Regulation (EU) No 528/2012) applies to biocidal products, with the exception of, amongst others, products that are regulated by other regulations such as cosmetic products as defined and covered by the Cosmetic Products Regulation (CPR – Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009). There are, however, products on the market which not only have a biocidal, but also a cosmetic function and hence, it may be difficult to classify these products as either a biocidal product or a cosmetic product. In these borderline cases, the decision on a product’s classification has to be taken on a case-by-case basis. In principle, the primary function of the product will determine the regulation for which the product has to be dealt under. It is, however, possible that cosmetic and biocidal products are regulated through both the CPR and the BPR. Products like sunscreens containing an insect or jelly fish repellent active substance may serve primarily for cosmetic purposes but at the same time serves for an equally important biocidal purpose. This product will therefore have to be regulated by the cosmetics legislation with regard to its cosmetic purpose and by the biocides legislation with regard to its biocidal purpose. The Detergent Regulation (Regulation (EC) 648/2004) deals with detergent products and cleansing agents. These products may in addition contain a biocidal active substance, like e.g. a quaternary ammonium compound. Biocidal substances are incorporated into detergent products to give them antibacterial, antimicrobial, disinfecting or sanitizing properties. In case these products have a biocidal claim, they must comply with the Detergents Regulation and the BPR (dual use).
16:00 - 16:30
Phosphonate Input into the Aquatic Environment
Oliver Happel, DVGW Technologiezentrum Wasser (IZW)
Spoken Language: German "The annual phosphonate consumption of around 10,000 t in Germany is approximately equally divided between household and industrial applications. A large part of it is discharged into the wastewater after use. Despite their low biodegradability, high degrees of elimination are found in sewage treatment plants (STP). Due to the challenging phosphonate analysis, only few data have been published to date. The research project ""Phosphonates in detergents and cleaning agents - UFOPLAN 3715651410"" was carried out in order to create a data basis for the entry into the environment. In order to quantify phosphonates, ion chromatography was coupled to tandem mass spectrometry and labeled Internal Standards were implemented. Solid samples were extracted with a solution of sodium hydroxide and nitrilotriacetic acid using heat and ultrasound. Before analysis, the nonuniform metalligand complexes are broken down via a strong cation exchanger and transferred into the free phosphonic acids. The monitoring was carried out at two STP sites with ten samplings conducted during one year. Individual stages of wastewater treatment within the STPs were also investigated. In addition to the phosphonates, further metadata (flow, pH, solids content, temperature, total phosphorus, etc.) were included in the monitoring. It could be determined that up to the secondary clarification stage the phosphoant elimination is in the range of 80% to 90% (dissolved concentration between 200 µg/L and 300 µg/L in the STP influent). It also became clear that a high proportion of phosphonates is adsorbed on solid particles (loads within the lower to medium mg/kg range) in the STP and in surface water. The compounds HEDP and PBTC were detected with the highest concentrations in all matrices. In both receiving rivers, significantly increased phosphonate concentrations were found in the sediment downstream of the STP discharge points. Concentrations in the dissolved phase were in the lower µg/L range. "
17:00 - 17:30
Factors Influencing the Microbial Reduction in Dishwashers
Britta Brands, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Spoken Language: German According to Sinner’s circle, the factors time, mechanics, temperature and the surfactants determine the cleaning performance in automatic dishwashing but at the same time influence the reduction of the microorganisms. Reduced water amounts and lower cleaning temperatures are commonly used these days which may lead to higher numbers of microorganisms on the cleaned surfaces. In this study, the duration of the main cleaning cycle and the cleaning temperature were systematically investigated in a typical household dishwasher.
17:30 - 18:00
A High Performing Surfactant with Capability of Reducing Builders Dosage in Detergent
Dr. Yee Seng Lim, KLK Oleomas Sdn Bhd
Spoken Language: English Detergency performance of α-MES in different water hardness condition was investigated and its cleaning performance was compared against current surfactant leader of Home Care market, LAS. Results demonstrated that MES has higher soil removal index, and its soil removal capability do not affect drastically with the increase of water hardness relative to LAS. Furthermore, incorporation of MES improved the cleaning performance of surfactant mixtures, as well as rendering the surfactant mixture stay functional at higher water hardness level, due to specific structure characteristic of MES that allows the molecule to be relatively insensitive towards polyvalent ions such as Ca2+ and Mg2+. Additionally, washing performance of MES, MES/LAS and LAS with different builders at various dosages had been study, of showing the possibility builders’ reduction with the application of MES in formulated product. Based on the result, powder laundry detergent contain MES were formulated with reduced builder dosage. Washing performance of powder laundry detergent contains MES permit builders’ reduction of up to 10 %, showing the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of MES.