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September Meeting - Sulfate Free Chemistries and Formulation Science

  • Giovanni's 2748 Boston Post Road Darien, CT, 06820 United States (map)

Please join us on Tuesday, September 19th to learn about surfactants from Steve O'Connor of Innospec. Also, a big thank you to Innospec for sponsoring this meeting!

2748 Boston Post Road
Darien, CT 06820

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

Personal cleansing products based on sulfate free chemistries are quickly emerging as one of the fastest growing areas in the personal care marketplace. While the debate continues in the scientific community whether sulfates are truly harmful, the consumer image of these ingredients is continually growing more negative. This has stimulated the introduction of a flood of new "sulfate free" products throughout the world.
Formulating these types of products presents a real challenge to even the most experienced formulators as the alternatives to sulfates are usually more expensive and do not perform as well. In addition formulators often have to add complex polymer packages to achieve the desired aesthetic and conditioning properties commonly expected by the consumer.
The purpose of this workshop is to review the state of the "sulfate free" market and identify alternative chemistries and formulation techniques to meet these challenges. Specific topics to be covered include the following subject areas.
           Current market status of sulfate free personal cleanser products
           Identify formulation/technology challenges experienced by formulators
           In depth review of the chemistries commonly used as alternatives to sulfate free
           surfactants including their chemical structures, benefits and deficiencies
          Performance Vs cost
          Formulating high performance, sulfate free personal cleansers
Additional topics will also be covered per specific inquiries from the attendees.

Register below, or email Cynthia Valovich
SCC members: $45
Non-members: $50
Students and Unemployed: $35

Monthly Meeting Registration

Biography - Steve O'Connor is the Director of Technology, Americas for the Personal Care business of Innospec Performance Chemicals. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and during his accomplished research career has worked at Unilever, Clariant, and Lubrizol in addition to Innospec. Steve has worked in the personal care industry for over 17 years as a research scientist, technical sales representative and technical group leader.