Smithers Apex is pleased to announce the 2017 agenda for Cleaning Products US
Kimberlee Rohrer, Head of Production - Americas, Smithers Apex
Brian Sansoni, VP Communication, Membership and Sustainability, American Cleaning Institute
A session on acquisitions and new entrepreneurs
Moderator: Brian Sansoni, VP Communication, Membership and Sustainability, American Cleaning Institute
Open innovation with mergers and acquisitions
Brad Barron | Senior Brand Manager, Home Care of The Honest Company
A talk on how to Enter Entrepreneurship – from a successful startup
A lesson from the large private labels
What are they doing with marketing?
How are they differentiating themselves?
A session on fragrance trends
Moderator: Dr. Madhusudan Patel, Director of Biotechnology & Strategic Partnerships, IFF
Kip Cleverley | Vice President, Global Sustainability of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF), a leading innovator of sensory experiences that move the world, today sets a new benchmark for fragrance sustainability with the release of the first-ever Cradle to Cradle Certified fragrance, PuraVita. The fragrance, which has notes of green apple, wood, apricot and vanilla, is a proof of concept for an innovative approach to sustainable fragrance creation. PuraVita is a model for what can be achieved when perfumers pair creativity with sustainable design principles.
How are fragrance companies responding to ingredient disclosure and other trends
A session on allergens and allergy standards
Dr. Bruce Mitchell | CEO & Founder of AIRMID Health Group
Health and wellness in the indoor space require a multifaceted approach to cleaning. Both air and surfaces must be considered. Assessment of the effect of various intervention strategies must be based upon modelling approaches incorporating accurate, representative sampling and measurement of a variety of bioaerosols ranging from viruses to allergens and chemicals. Ultimately exposure will be dependent on the interaction between three variables, namely source control, cleaning strategy and air change rate. These factors will be discussed.
Dr. John McKoen | CEO of Allergy Standards
According to the EPA, we spend 90% of our time indoors, yet the FTC, NIH, and FDA are all silent on the issues around the use of the word ‘hypoallergenic.’ Eco-friendly may not be “human friendly,” which is why a national voluntary scientific certification program in association with a national patient association is necessary and it can also add value to manufacturers, retailers, and the community at large.
Dr. Andrew Maier | Associate Professor of Environmental and Industrial Hygiene of University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Potential relationships between asthma prevalence and the use of consumer products are very challenging to evaluate. As a proactive approach to health management, a systematic product ingredient safety assessment method has been developed. This method features support for hazard and safety assessments that include tools for scoring data relevance and reliability and integration of different types of data. A case study using acetic acid based products will be highlighted.
A session on packaging
Moderator: Dr. Steven Bolkan, Director of Research, Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
Craig Hidalgo | President of Definitive Design
This presentation will cover the use of rapid prototyping and traditional prototyping for expediting and validating new product development processes. From living hinges to clear plastic bottles, we will review the best practice for designing and achieving functional prototypes that can be used in real-functional testing. The talk will also cover a high-level overview of the most commonly used 3D Printing and additive manufacturing technologies.
How does designing for the elderly change the package, for reduced dexterity and the label for reduce vision?
Manufacturing design – taking it from concept to the bottle
A session on recycled products
Tom Szaky | CEO of Terracycle
Listen to TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky as he talks about how his company gives value to garbage and creates solutions for some of the world’s biggest waste problems. He will also talk about the global state of recycling, the effort to educate consumers and companies about environmental issues, and what the next big idea may be.
A Session on cold water washing
Moderator: Dr. Andras Nagy, Applied Technology Manager Household Care, Nutrition & Care, Evonik Corporation
Nancy Bock | Senior Vice President, Education of American Cleaning Institute
Washing your clothes in cold water is starting to pick up steam, as some consumers realize that they can do most of their loads of laundry using the low temperature setting on their washing machine. The American Cleaning Institute, in partnership with The Sustainability Consortium, has embarked on a “Cold Water Saves” campaign on three college campuses to raise awareness of the environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits of cold water laundering, targeting the “consumers of tomorrow.”
How are they dealing with the enzyme push
Annemarieke van Heeswijk | Global Category Leader Liquid Enzymes of DuPont Home & Personal Care division
Consumers today are understandably concerned about sustainability, as demands for natural resources continue to challenge supplies. By 2030, the world's population will reach 8.3 billion, boosting demand for food and energy by 50% and fresh water by 30%. The challenge is clear from a macro perspective, but it is how consumers and businesses are responding and reacting to this new world order which is most significant.
Simply lowering machine temperatures when doing laundry is one of the options that the consumer has to contribute to the environmental challenge. It helps fight climate change and protect the environment, it’s good for people’s clothes and their electricity bills. Unfortunately there is a barrier; the consumer does not feel confident that a lower temperature wash will always deliver the clean experience that they are looking for.
DuPont will take a deeper dive into the underlying reasons for this barrier as well as address what they are doing to achieve the cleaning power of warm-water washing at cold-water temperature in order to have the final product help save energy at no compromise to performance.
A session on different surface cleaners
Terry Kitagawa | Associate Research Fellow of The Clorox Company
Case study from wash tests, and the findings and challenges to garment integrated electronics
A Session on on-line ordering and E-commerce
Moderator: Steve Block, Director, Business Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences
Why the Dash button?
Online ordering trends
A session Focusing on an international update
Antonio Calcagnotto | Communications & Corporate Affairs Senior Director of Unilever
Ian Bell | Head of Home Care, Tissue & Hygiene Research of Euromonitor International
Dr. Andras Nagy | Applied Technology Manager Household Care/North America of Evonik Corporation
Global water shortage is a growing problem. Even if water is abundant in some areas now, it may not always be that way. Many parts of the world do not even have enough, good quality drinking water. As an industry, we need to help in water conservation efforts. This presentation highlights water saving solutions and addresses “rinse-free” cleaning when limiting use of water becomes essential.
Emily Feenstra | Deputy Director of US Water Alliance
Water challenges—whether it’s too much, too little, or poor quality—threaten business growth, impact bottom lines, and create direct operational risks. This session will focus on how a more comprehensive approach to water sustainability can reap benefits for businesses, and the challenges we face as a nation when it comes to water management.