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September Meeting - Esters for Cosmetic and Personal Care Applications

  • Norwalk Inn 99 East Ave Norwalk, Ct (map)

Join us Tuesday, September 20 at the Norwalk Inn. Don Rick from Alzo will be discussing esters.

Norwalk Inn
99 East Ave
Norwalk CT

Esters are an important class of materials in the cosmetic chemist's toolbox. Given the larger variety of esters available, chemists often ask "which ester should I use for my application?" We have characterized esters based on physical properties, compatibility and performance to help guide choosing the right ester for the right application - ultimately creating a structure function relationship. Once this structure function relationship is known, the behavior of esters is very predictable. The properties and performance of esters will be discussed - specifically linking performance based on measurements (including polarity, viscosity, and spreadability) to the chemistry of the ester.

Speaker Bio
Donald Rick has been in the Cosmetic, Personal Care, and OTC industry for over 20 years in a variety of R&D roles encompassing basic & applied research and product development. He has worked for Unilever Research, L'Oreal USA, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Nice-Pak Products, and is currently Technical Director for Alzo International.

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner 6:30pm
Speaker 7:00pm

Register below or email Cynthia
SCC Members $45
Non-Members $50
Students and Unemployed $35

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