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Discover Sustainability

Home Suppliers’ Day Attend Programming Discover Sustainability

Discover Sustainability

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Discover Sustainability

May 16th, 2018 (10:00am-1:00pm)

Presentation Theater – right on the show floor!

Moderator:  Whitney Miller, Marketing & Communications Manager – UL Product Supply Chain Intelligence

Track Overview

Discover Sustainability presentations focus on natural, green and sustainable cosmetic developments with short sessions from top experts on sustainability initiatives, innovative bio-based ingredients, safe testing and more!


10:00am – 10:20am

“Turning the World Green: How Biobased Ingredients Boost Sustainability”

Marni Dexter – Applications Manager – Croda Inc.

Traditional petro-based ethoxylates are known for their high-performance benefits but are derived from non-renewable sources, making them undesirable for formulators seeking to create more sustainable, bio-based formulations. Now, new bio-based ethoxylates offer the same high-performance benefits while supporting sustainability efforts due to their renewable bio-mass feedstocks. This presentation will demonstrate how using these sustainable materials can enable formulators to meet rising demand for bio-based formulations without sacrificing performance, with formulation examples detailing the impact of bio-based ingredients.

10:25am – 10:50am

“Formulating Sustainable Products: The Why & How of Safer & Greener Products”

David Norem – Research Manager UL Product Supply Chain Intelligence

Demand for both safer and greener formulated products has increased from both consumer and retailer groups. With an emerging consensus for how these terms are defined, manufacturers can now design products using the same standards and metrics retailers will use to measure progress toward a safer and greener product portfolio. Software platforms now enable manufacturers to optimize their products for sustainability, leading to increased market share and enhanced brand loyalty.

10:55am – 11:15am 

“Functional Biopolymer for Greener Formulations”

Tom Broojimans – Business Development Manager – Cosun Biobased Products

Studies show that cationic inulin performs very well as a deposition enhancer, to hydrophilize surfaces and as a conditioning agent. It comes with a high renewable carbon footprint and is the first cationic biopolymer that is inherently biodegradable, making it very suitable for developing for instance greener and more sustainable conditioner, shampoo, skin cream, gel and lotion formulations.

11:20am – 11:40am

“Natural Formulations that Perform: Glycolipids”

Kathrin Brandt – Technical Manager for Personal Care Rinse-Off Applications — Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH

Are you trying to satisfy consumer desire for natural, mild formulations without compromising on performance ?. A breakthrough in fermentation technology has now enabled the industrial-scale production of nature-identical Glycolipids entirely from sugars. By combining both gentle cleansing and foaming power with unprecedented environmental compatibility, this unique class of ingredients gives formulators access to sustainable and innovative cleansing products

11:45am – 12:05pm

“The New Natural: Building Better Bio-based Ingredients”

Damien A. Perriman – SVP, Specialty Chemicals – Genomatica

In the presence of today’s high consumer standards, personal care manufacturers require natural solutions that will allow them to successfully replace or reduce petroleum-based ingredients without compromising the sensory appeal of their personal care products. This means sourcing natural and sustainably-produced ingredients that perform the same as their synthetic counterparts.

This presentation will focus on new and innovative biobased processes and technologies that are helping the personal care industry meet consumer demand for natural products with simpler labels – all while minimizing the use of energy and raw materials, improving economics, ensuring safer performance and lowering environmental impact.

12:10pm – 12:30pm

“Rediscover Exciting Formulations Using Natural Surfactant & Emulsifier Ingredients”

Dr. Fiona Kirby – Application Specialist – Corbion

Within the personal care industry, focus on sustainability has gained increasing importance during recent years. There is a growing demand for natural and sustainable products which offer the same performance as synthetic alternatives. As a supplier of natural products and ingredient solutions, our key sustainability initiatives include responsible sourcing, resource-efficient operations, and sustainable ingredient solutions.

Some examples of this will be shared during the presentation with a focus on multifunctional, mild, safe surfactants and emulsifiers, made from renewable raw materials for personal care applications. More specifically, the use of these lactylates in liquid crystalline lamellar gel systems and cleansers will be demonstrated.

12:35pm – 1:00pm

“New Non-Animal Test Approaches for Developing Safe & Sustainable Cosmetic Ingredients”

Stacie L. Abraham – Senior Regulatory Specialist – UL Product Supply Chain Intelligence

Bans on the testing of cosmetic ingredients are already in place in Europe, India, Guatemala, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, and Turkey, while South Korea and Australia have made significant progress towards such a ban. In addition, in February of this year Members of a European Parliament committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution that aims to establish a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics by 2023. Facing these regulatory mandates as well as growing global sustainability initiatives to refine, reduce, and replace animal testing, how will you assess the inherent hazards of existing ingredients where data are absent, or of new ingredients in development, when making your formulation decisions?

This presentation will focus on using non-animal methodology to assess and select or to develop lower hazard ingredients, and the benefits to research and development / green chemistry when using such methods early in ingredient and product development stages. The use of computational toxicology leveraging big data and artificial intelligence in revolutionizing safety sciences for cosmetic and personal care products will be explored.

Presenter Details

Moderator: Whitney Miller, Marketing & Communications Manager – UL

With a background in chemical science and medical marketing, Whitney Miller oversees the tactical marketing and communications strategy for the Product Supply Chain Intelligence division of UL. In her current role, she develops and manages an integrated channel marketing program including content and email marketing, trade shows, digital advertising, live events, and social media.

Marni Dexter – Applications Manager, Beauty Formulations – Croda Inc.

Marni Dexter is an Applications Manager and coordinates Beauty Formulation activities within Croda’s R&T department. Marni joined Croda 10 years ago as a Graduate Trainee, where she rotated through various positions in Personal Care, including Applications, PVCS, and Sales. Her current role involves managing all aspects of Personal Care Applications and the team, as well as the activities of the Croda Inc. Salon. Marni holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in Marketing from the Rutgers Business School.

David Norem – Research Manager – UL Product Supply Chain Intelligence

David Norem combines strong technical expertise as an engineer, scientist, and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) specialist with a passion for sustainability. In addition to his corporate experience as a Sustainability Manager for both retailer and manufacturing companies, he has completed several LCAs and performed energy, greenhouse gas, and water use inventories and auditing for scores of companies. Dave is currently engaged in helping companies gain insights into their consumer product portfolio and providing manufacturers the tools they need to better design products.

Dave holds a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of California – Berkeley, and dual Bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tom Broojimans – Business Development Manager – Cosun Biobased Products

Tom Brooijmans (28) studied Chemistry at the Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands), where he received his Master of Science in Chemistry. Directly after his study he started working at Cosun Biobased Products as Business Developer and business case analyst. After 2 years he moved to project management and business development management for two development projects within Cosun Biobased Products. Up until now he is the project manager for one of the key projects; QUATIN® Cationic Inulin, which is an ingredient for home- and personal care applications.

Kathrin Brandt – Technical Manager for Personal Care Rinse-Off Applications — Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH

Kathrin Brandt is a Technical Manager for Personal Care Rinse-Off applications at Evonik Nutrition and Care GmbH with an expertise in new ingredients and formulations for innovative cleansing applications. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Heidelberg University and started her professional career as an R&D Manager for Consumer Specialties at Evonik in 2012. During the last years she has significantly contributed to the development and commercialization of Evonik’s new generation of biotechnological multifunctionals for rinse-off applications.

Damien A. Perriman – SVP, Specialty Chemicals – Genomatica

Damien leads Genomatica’s specialty chemicals business, including product development, production and sales, and recently introduced its first commercial product, Brontide™ butylene glycol. Prior to that, he was responsible for licensing the company’s GENO BDO™ process and launching its bio-butadiene program.

Previously, Damien held an executive position at Verdezyne and played a commercial leadership role in the New Ventures and Bioscience unit at The Dow Chemical Company. During this time, he established partnerships across the chemical, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors. He also served as deputy commissioner to the Americas for the Queensland Government. His experience has cut across both large Fortune 100 and entrepreneurial company environments.

He has been active with the USDA Commercialization Assistance Program as well as the Griffith University Foundation. Damien also chaired the Queensland North America Biotechnology Advisory Council.

Damien holds a master’s degree from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was the graduating commencement speaker, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial chemistry (with honors) from the University of New South Wales.

Dr. Fiona Kirby – Application Specialist – Corbion

Fiona Kirby is an Application Specialist for Home and Personal Care at Corbion’s RD&A center. In her current role she leads projects and research programs to develop new, innovative products, processes and applications within the Biochemicals Market Unit. She has an expertise in the formulation of natural emulsion and cleanser products. Previously, Fiona worked as a Scientist at Clariant developing novel Biobased Surfactants and at Diversey focusing on the development of new I&I Chemical Innovations in the areas of Kitchen and Personal Care. Fiona holds an Honors Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Stacie L. Abraham – Senior Regulatory Specialist – UL Product Supply Chain Intelligence

With over 25 years of combined product stewardship and regulatory experience, Stacie Abraham joined UL as a Senior Regulatory Specialist. In this role, she is responsible for global regulatory compliance projects focused on enhancing and expanding the GHS and SDS Authoring offerings of The Wercs Studio software. She is an expert in global chemical control regulations for all industry sectors (Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Pesticide and Biocide), GHS, region-specific regulations, and toxicology data analysis.
In her prior positions as a Supervisor of Regulatory Compliance, Corporate Product and Supply Chain Stewardship, Stacie was responsible for the design and implementation of global regulatory compliance management systems for PPG’s Chemicals, Coatings, Glass and Fiberglass businesses. She was the authority on compliance assessments for global chemical inventory regulations relating to complex regulatory chemistry scenarios, specifically in Europe and North America.