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Student Poster Submissions open until 3/23!
All papers/posters with obvious application for both Home and Personal Care – and not just one of these markets -- will automatically get one point prior to judging the remaining criteria listed.
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Student Poster Presentation
We are looking for students to present their scientific work. The posters will be judged and awards will be given. This will be a great opportunity for students to present their ideas and findings and meet members of the MWSCC.
All Poster presenters will be required to register separately for Teamworks. Registration is FREE for attendees on the Badge Registration Page.
Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted on a “first come-first served” basis as the Technical Symposium is limited to the number of posters allowed.
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Abstract 150-250 words
2018 TEAMWORKS Symposium
NEXTGEN - THE FUTURE OF HOME AND PERSONAL CARE
The 2018 Technical Symposium is a half-day educational session that will highlight the latest product launches to give formulations an added edge, and technology exchanges will occur throughout the exhibition. Attendance is FREE!
Symposium 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Poster Presentations 12:30-6:00 PM
The topics for this Symposium include:
- Effect of Fragrances on Perfume Emulsion Stability
- Cleaning Validation and Critical Cleaning of Topical Drugs
- Modern Product Protection - Trends and Solutions
- Building a Biobased Ingredients Portfolio for Home, Fabric and Personal Care Products
- Naturally derived High Performance Solubilizers for the Modern Market
- Silanol Technology as a Delivery Vehicle and Skin Structuring Agent
Standard emulsions can be developed to have very long shelf lives and minimal, if any, visual phase separation. But, the incorporation of additives such as fragrance compounds can drastically alter the stability of a formulation and will then require the operator to again optimize the emulsion to account for these changes. Such a process can be time consuming and qualitative in nature, as visual tests are often used to monitor phase separation and stability profiles.
We will show how the utilization of Multiple Light Scattering (MLS) allows for the quantification and prediction of destabilization phenomena. By monitoring particle size and concentration changes at all points in a sample, detailed profiles of sedimentation, creaming, clarification, and flocculation kinetics can easily be determined and compared in order to identify superior and inferior formulations.
Specifically, three commercially-used fragrances will be tested in various doses over two emulsion formulations. Particle coalescence, oil layer formation and bottom-of-sample clarification will be monitored and summarized into a global stability parameter for fast and easy comparison of the results. Profiles are determined to be distinctly different in 90 minutes, whereas visual results are only obtained after multiple days of ageing. Our results will show that this technology is capable of providing high-resolution stability profiles for both short- and long-term stability testing, also having a predictive effect for long-term shelf storage of such emulsions.
Cosmetic and personal care products often contain large molecular weight polymers which can be difficult to clean, and laboratory testing is typically the best way to develop successful cleaning procedures and it is a first step toward successful cleaning validation.
Ineffective and inadequate cleaning processes can lead to visual failures, product contamination, and inadequate sanitization ultimately resulting in microbial contamination. Typical corrective and preventative actions will demand higher cleaning concentrations, longer cleaning times, repeated cleaning events, and increased production costs and delays.
The following presentation will include four parts: cleaning validation review, a review of critical cleaning parameters and factors that affect the cleaning process, laboratory study setup, and laboratory test results used to determine critical cleaning parameters. Critical cleaning parameters include: time, action, concentration, temperature, water quality, surface being cleaned, soil load, and other environmental factors. Finding the right cleaning parameters is critical in order to reduce production costs, using high cleaning chemicals concentration, and /or longer cleaning times.
Dijana Hadziselimovic is a technical services laboratory specialist for the Life Sciences Division of STERIS Corporation (Mentor, Ohio). She provides technical support in the area process and research cleaners, conducts laboratory experiments to recommend cleaning procedures and field support. Dijana has over 18 years of laboratory experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. She holds a B. A. in Chemistry from the University of Missouri, St. Louis (UMSL).
In recent years, traditional preservatives have been under increased scrutiny by the media and regulatory bodies. Even major retailers are setting guidelines for the products they stock on their shelves. Whether warranted or not, cosmetic formulators are being left with very few options when it comes to protecting their products from microbial contamination.
In this presentation, we will discuss the basics of product protection, the regulatory landscape of traditional preservatives and alternative, non-controversial ingredients that are gaining popularity. We will also discuss consumer’s perception on traditional preservatives as well as current product trends addressing these concerns.
Senior Technical Manager
Cosmetic Ingredients Division
The biobased economy is offering new opportunities for innovative products and new business concepts. In addition, there also is a growing awareness with companies and consumers, in particular with the Millenials, that we will have to transform our current economy into a more circular economy. Cosun is committed to the biobased economy and therefore decided to invest in an integrated and cost-effective cascading biorefinery to refine sugar beet pulp and isolate high value components for use in a great variety of home, fabric and personal care products. Sugar beet pulp itself is rich in cellulosics and pectins. In dry powdered form it shows remarkable water binding properties and could be used as a free water binding agent in powder premixes or tablets. The patented microcellulosic fibers show unique structuring and particle carrying properties in for instance liquid laundry detergents, scouring creams and anti-dandruff shampoo. Galacturonic acid is directly derived from the pectin of the sugar beet pulp. Through a patented catalytic oxidation process, galacturonic acid can be converted into galactaric acid which has various functionalities such as pH control and chelation that make it suitable to use as a natural organic acid in for instance personal care products. Moreover, it also is considered a platform building block and can be used as starting point for the development of new biobased surfactants. These new products are an extension of Cosun’s current portfolio of biobased ingredients such as carboxymethyl inulin and cationic inulin.
Cosun Biobased Products
Director Marketing & Sales North America
Robert Nolles has degrees in chemical engineering and marketing, and has over 10 years experience in new business development for biobased ingredients in various industries and geographies.
For both Personal Care and Home Care applications, the inclusion of hydrophobic oils into water based systems can be a challenging task. The three types of hydrophobic oils that are commonly utilized in these formulations are perfume oils, natural oils, and emollients. Perfume oils are an essential element for consumer perceptions, and there is an enormous variety of fragrance options. This results in a need for solubilizers that offer a high level of versatility to match the wide range of chemical structures within the fragrance. Additionally, the use of natural oils in personal care and industrial applications is increasing to meet the consumer trend of natural and sustainable options, while maintaining additional care benefits to skin and hair. These oils can be challenging due to poor solubility in aqueous systems, requiring an effective solubilizer for aliphatic materials. Finally, there is a need to solubilize polar emollients into water systems since these ingredients are often used as carriers for functional ingredients. A solubilizer for polar emollients would need to have a moderate mix of polar and non-polar components to stabilize the solution.
This presentation will compare traditional ethoxylated solubilizers against naturally derived polyglycerin esters for solubilization performance and processing attributes. Additional consumer benefits such as moisturization (Corneometer studies), mildness (RBC test), and make-up removing properties will be characterized. Polyglycerin esters are 100% based on renewable raw materials and can offer the formulator a new alternative to synthetic solubilizers.
Applied Technology Manager, North America
Nutrition & Care, Personal Care
Anna Howe is Applied Technology Manager, North America, for the Personal Care business of Evonik Corporation at the new Business & Innovation Center in Richmond, Virginia. Her responsibilities include global product development as well as leading regional customer projects.
Ms. Howe has over 25 years of experience in the cosmetic industry. Prior to joining Evonik, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Inolex Chemical Company, Rhône-Poulenc (Rhodia) and Alcolac Chemical Corporation. A member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, she holds several application patents, and has authored a number of scientific papers in the personal care area.
Ms. Howe earned a bachelor’s of science in Chemistry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg, Va.
Silanol technology uses a silicon core to mimic skin's architecture, and to support skin's structure which tends to collapse with age. The silanol molecule will be shown to be capable of tissue restructuring and improving the bioavailability of cosmetic actives attached to the silanol. Further research will show that this composition improves the performance of a range of cosmetic actives, at targeted levels in the skin.
The silanol molecule and derivatives were tested by in-vitro and SEM analysis using cell cultures, HRE, and explants, compared to controls. This screening protocol was used to determine potential benefits on a range of cellular activities, as well as dermal and epidermal structural components. Activities were verified by in-vivo studies using instrumental measurements, which included Primos and Visia Image Analysis.
Each of the silanol derivative molecules showed significant activity in in-vitro studies for stimulating keratinocyte proliferation, production of collagens I-VII and Hyaluronic Acid, DEJ activities, and other functions. Attachment with specific active groups resulted in different activities and benefits to targeted areas of the skin. For example, attaching Hyaluronic Acid as the active group resulted in epidermal thickening and increased HA production vs HA as a control. Using Rhamnose as the active group resulted in improved Laminin-5 expression and DEJ structure.
In-vivo studies were conducted on each of the silanol molecules, and results will be shown to include improved hydration, elasticity, firmness, luminosity, skin tone / age spots, and skin relief (including Marionette and frown lines).
Dr. Joy Roederer is Vice President of Research and Development for Integrity Ingredients Corporation, a leader in high quality ingredients and superior customer service. Dr Roederer has expertise in ingredient technologies, and has led product development, market innovation, and technical & Regulatory affairs at major corporations including SC Johnson, BF Goodrich / Lubrizol, and Guthy-Renker.
Dr. Roederer received her BS Chemistry degree from Texas Lutheran University, and earned her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Texas A&M University. She has served the SCC as Chair of the Southwest Chapter, Chair of the California Chapter, Area III Director, posts on the SCC Constitution & Bylaws and Nominations & Elections Committees, and student outreach including the SCC Future Scientists Initiative.