The 2019 TechFocus Programme
5 March 2019
Advanced Defoaming Technologies for Controlling Foam
Foam control is critical for the optimal performance of cleaning systems. Because each system is unique in formulation and performance requirements, multiple defoaming technologies are necessary to satisfy the many needs. As a company over 180 years old, Münzing produces and customizes specialty additives for a variety of applications. The presentation will focus on defoaming technologies that include state-of-the-art 3-dimensional (3D) siloxanes and food-grade products based on vegetable oils, silicones, and white mineral oils. The 3D siloxane products represent the most powerful defoaming technology available, and the vegetable oil types provide the green alternative for sustainability, non-toxicity, and biodegradability. This presentation will introduce Münzing and its defoamer and antifoam product line, and provide an insight into defoaming technology.
- Dr. Jürgen Daiss Head of Industrial Fluids Europe - MÜNZING CHEMIE GmbH
Our Acetals at a glance
- Cèline Denis Lambiotte (Univar)
Managing Colorants in Home and Personal Care formulations
With today’s sophisticated formulations and transparent packaging, it has become even more challenging to maintain a product’s key visual and sensorial appearance. Color is an important criterion for sensorial appeal, used to boost product placement and recognition, and is therefore essential for commercial success.
Product aesthetics and visual aspects transport claims to the consumer through their symbolic nature, emphasizing certain product properties and promoting the brand image.
Colours, but also scents and overall design, are signals stimulating emotions and influencing the buying decision. In this respect colour stability is of similar importance during the product’s life cycle as are application properties. This is why colours must be selected carefully not only to meet the marketing requests, but also to ensure compatibility and a high degree of storage stability, without discoloration.
The knowledge about CI-numbers and the chromophors on which they are based one is able to make rather accurate predictions about the qualities of the dye, such as colour and stability. Knowledge about the type of dye (acid dye, alkaline dye, etc.) also gives you an idea about the dissolubility and compatibility of the dye in the formula. You can also benefit from this knowledge when including a wide range of chromophors in your screening.
Since the selection of the colours is often the last step in product development, then appearing problems such as incompatibility, inhomogeneity and pH- or light instability are especially critical. The basic knowledge about the characteristics of colouring agents and their classification can help in that respect, so that the correct dye can be chosen and a cost-efficient, storage stable homogenous product colouring can be achieved.
- Michael Schork Global Marketing Manager for Home and Personal Care Colorants - BTC Europe GmbH – A BASF Group Company (Eurosyn)
Aristocare™ Smart: a powerful multi-talent for kitchen cleaning
Modern consumers are constantly seeking for reducing the time spent with cleaning their homes. Hard Surface Cleaners which are easy to use, clean quickly and allow an easier next time cleaning perfectly match this trend. For keeping their kitchen clean, consumers care about grease removal as well as for avoiding residues on shiny surfaces such as metal sinks and vitroceramics. Cleaning products protecting kitchen surfaces from soil help to maintain a clean kitchen for longer.
The novel surface modification polymer Aristocare Smart is stable at a broad pH range and thus suitable as additive for different cleaner formats, including neutral All Purpose Cleaners as well as high pH Oven Cleaners. The hydrophilic polymer leads to long-lasting fast water drainage, streak-free shine and spotless drying. Moreover, the polymer protects typical kitchen surfaces as ceramics and ceran glass from stains: Aristocare Smart allows effortless kitchen soil and lime scale removal and therefore significantly reduces the time needed for the cleaning process.
- Gabi Ohlendorf Technical Application Manager - Clariant
Sustainable Development in Household and Cleaning Applications
Sustainable development is most vibrant and powerful force influencing markets. The aim of the current study is to rethink our economic models to make them more compatible with the regeneration rhythms of the planet’s resources. For this reason a new formulation horizon has been developed. The mission behind this realization is the NIP® (No Impact in Progress) program, aiming at a sustainable vision, based on Nature & People respect through unique and innovative technologies. BRASCA’s long-term experience in innovation is here transformed in an evolution: an innovative research to find ethical and sustainable ingredients for household markets.
- Marco Acchini Product Manager - Brasca Industrial
Hydrophilization/modification of surfaces and the consumer benefits it delivers
- Dragomir Ganchev Senior Scientist - Lubrizol (IMCD)
Dequest Water Additives Solutions for Cleaning applications
REWOFERM SL One: A naturally deriver high performance Biosurfactant
- Paolo Strada Product Manager - Brenntag S.p.A
Formulating cleaning products for the future with ESTISOL and ESTISURF technology
- Thomas Mathiesen Managing Director - Esti Chem A/S (IMCD)
Formulating with enzymes in liquid automatic detergents
The gel dish wash detergent format represents an exciting pocket of significant growth in several regions in Europe, like Italy and Spain, as consumers want choice and convenience,
But ADW gels are leaving space for innovation, since performance remains a key driver for the industry. When it comes to getting the gel dish wash detergent performance up to a competitive level, enzymes are one of the key enabling technologies to use.
Formulation flexibility for fabric deep cleaning with biological solutions
Emotions are part of everyone´s life and are related to experiences, places and material things; like clothes. According to consumer researches across the world, the feelings evoked from wearing new clothes are extremely positive, but the magic disappears after first wash. However, positive emotions are generally expressed from wearing a newly laundered clothes, because they give sense of properness and normality. Social stigma due to the lack of clean clothes makes people highly prioritize laundry, so detergent manufacturers must deliver products able to remove visible stains as well as invisible sticky materials and hidden fats, from fabrics. Enzymes can make this happen, but including biological stain removal boosters has not been easy due to formulation and storage constrains. Novozymes innovative solutions provide the most flexible allies to deliver deep cleaning and assure consistent performance wash after wash.
- Alessandro Izzo Novozymes (Univar)
6 March 2019
PERLASTAN Amino Acid Based Surfactants for HI&I Products
- Dr. Martin Husmann Head of Cosmetic & Fine Chemicals Department - Schill+Seilacher GmbH (IMCD)
Silicones in Homecare: Chemistry, Sustainability, Effects and Consumer Benefits
Silicones are used in Home Care due to their specific chemical effects resulting of their hybrid structure. Their sustainability performance is highly questioned in Europe, the presentation provides a global overview on the legislation and facts about their environmental faith.
The different substitutes provide different effects: easy iron, color protection, fabric stability and shape, faster drying, better and different softness, impregnation and hydrophilicity – formulation possibilities for consumer benefit will be discussed.
- Peter Horvath Homecare Specialist, Globaly Key Account Manager - Wacker Chemie (IMCD)
Surfactants and emulsifiers from renewable raw materials
Wheatoleo is a producer of sustainable surfactants derived from renewable resources mainly from European origin at its biorefinery plant located in Pomacle / Champagne, France. An overwiew of the complete range of green surfactants will be presented. The APPYCLEAN technology will be introduced so as the surfactants composing the Appyclean Special and the Appyclean Functional ranges. These products display the required level of foaming, wetting, dispersing, emulsifying, degreasing and cleaning characteristics maintaining a low risk and hazard profile in final formulation. Examples of different homecare and I&I formulations with Appyclean, Appyclean Special and Functional will be presented showing that an optimal cost/performance ratio and low toxicological and environmental risk can be achieved by applying green and sustainable principles of product development and production.
- Céline Bardot Sales Manager - WHEATOLEO (Azelis)
EU Ecolabel compliant formulations according to new criteria
BASF is offering solutions to enable formulators in developing hard surface cleaners complying new EU Ecolabel Criteria in force since 2017.
Ready for downsizing? SULFETAL LM HC: our solution to get more with less
Fatty Alcohol Sulfates (FAS) of vegetable origin, are generally recognized as being more eco-friendly surfactants than LAS.
However, one drawback of FAS, that has limited their larger use, is the high difficulty to achieve concentrated solution higher than 30 % active matter.
In a market that is moving more and more towards highly concentrated detergents, the limitation imposed by diluted solution of FAS is even more limiting their use.
Therefore, our strategy has been to look for technical solutions to overcome the current limits, and we have developed a non aqueous solution of MEA FAS at 60% in active matter, which is a greener alternative to the more commonly used MEA-DDB.
This innovative raw material finds its best application in final products in the detergent market such as concentrated aqueous and non-aqueous liquid detergents, which are well accepted from the final consumers both for their limited environmental impact (less plastic used for the packaging, reduced production of CO2), and for their ease of use.
In this work, we experimentally demonstrate that the use of non aqueous MEA FAS allows to obtain highly concentrated detergents without any dangerous exothermical reaction (thus reducing production cycles with energy saving), and with cleaning performances that are significantly better than the ones of formulations with a comparable active matter based on the most traditional MEA-DDB (from petrochemical sources), in different washing conditions. Moreover, MEA FAS is more effective at lower concentration than MEA DDB, thus making its use very cost effective.
Key words: Fatty Alcohol Sulfates, Superconcentrated Laundry Detergents, Sustainability, Energy Saving.
- Alessia Bacarelli Product Manager Household and I&I - Zschimmer & Schwarz
Imminent EU regulatory changes affecting preservatives usage
European regulators have announced new safety thresholds for the popular preservative MIT, scheduled to go into effect by May 2020. These changes will effectively eliminate MIT as a viable option for the preservation of household, industrial and institutional cleaning products, requiring the immediate reformulation of hundreds of products already on the market. Troy has taken a leadership role, having developed innovative preservative solutions that comply with these new regulations while delivering robust protection and low cost-in-use. This talk explain these new regulations and present Troy’s MIT-free alternatives to help formulators act now to prepare for May 2020.