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October Meeting - Scientific Seminar on Polymer Science

  • Zotos 100 Tokeneke Road Darien, CT, 06820 United States (map)

Please join us October 16th at Zotos for a full day seminar on Polymer Science taught by Michael J. Fevola, Ph.D.

8:15am-8:45am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am-4:30pm Course

The Artistic Institute at Zotos International
100 Tokeneke Road
Darien, CT 06820

Course Abstract - Polymers represent one of the major classes of materials used in cosmetic formulations. There are a wide variety of polymers used in a broad range of functions in this industry and a basic understanding of polymer structure –property relationships is an essential tool for the cosmetic formulator. The course will be pragmatic, but polymer science theory will be woven into the applications.

Course participants can expect to emerge from this course with knowledge of some of the polymers used in the industry, the reasons for their specific use in formulation, an introduction to the underlying theory, and information on industry trends with these materials.

• Overview of Polymers in Cosmetics
• Film Formers for Hair Fixatives and Styling
• Film Formers for the Skin Care and Color Cosmetics
• Conditioning Polymers in Hair and Skin
• Cationic Polymers
• Rheology Modification
• Rinse-Off Surfactant Systems
• Polymeric Emulsifiers

Continuing Education Course
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Instructor Bio - Michael J. Fevola is Vice President, Head of Research & Development at INOLEX, a leading global specialty ingredients company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with locations in ten countries.

Previously, Mike was a Research Director & Fellow in the Global Beauty R&D Platforms group, where he led the Sun Care and Body Care Upstream Innovation Platform teams. During his time with J&J Consumer he held positions of increasing responsibility across the R&D organization, beginning as a Staff Scientist with the Technical Assurance/Technical Transfer group, and later with the former Advanced Technologies group. Prior to his work at J&J, Mike held positions on the industrial side with Hoechst Celanese Corp. and National Starch & Chemical Co.

Mike received a Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi for his studies of stimuli-responsive water-soluble polymers, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware.

Mike is an inventor on 24 issued U.S. Patents. He is also a coauthor of 15 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Mike resides in New Jersey with his wife Beth and two daughters. He enjoys time with his family and being a "dance dad", as well as spending time in the outdoors running, kayaking, rowing and hiking. He often attends live music performances and savors diverse cuisine in the company of good friends.

Big thank you to our sponsor for this event!!

Earlier Event: September 25
September Meeting - Chocolate and Skin
Later Event: November 13
November Meeting - Emul-Fun Theory