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
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
Brian Del Buono | former Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sun Products
Brad Barron | Senior Brand Manager, Home Care of The Honest Company
“How to Start a Startup” will provide insight into the Honest journey as a newcomer in a crowded cleaning marketplace. Through successes and challenges along the way, we’ve learned the importance of understanding our consumer, developing a distinct point of view (and difference), and staying true to the core values that inspired the company in the first place. Following these tenets has helped to create opportunities for Honest to grow and transform the cleaning industry, enabling consumers to make more educated choices and live healthy, happy lives.
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.
Anne Marie Api, Ph.D. | RIFM Science Fellow, Human Health Sciences of RIFM
The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc. (RIFM) has been engaged in the substantiation of the safety of fragrance materials since RIFM’s creation in 1966. The intent and benefits of the RIFM research program are to advance the science that supports the fragrance industry’s commitment to human health and environmental responsibility. This presentation will provide RIFM’s updated approach to fragrance safety assessments.
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 design
Moderator: Dr. Steven Bolkan, Director of Research, Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
Craig Hidalgo | President of Definitive Design Corporation
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.
Fred Richards | Chief Creative Officer & Partner of Kaleidoscope
How does designing for the elderly change the package, for reduced dexterity and the label for reduce vision?
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.
Francisco Paz | Market Development & Value Chain Manager, Packaging and Specialty Plastics of The Dow Chemical Company
In addition to the RecycleReady technology, this talk will also cover the PacXpert technology and some other new innovations dealing with recycling packaging.
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.”
Rodrigo Mena-Brito | Technical Account Manager, Home Care of Clariant
One of the major challenges when washing clothes at low temperatures even with detergents containing enzymes is the removal of solid fatty stains. This is a problem which already exists in much of the world where cold washing is the norm, but is becoming more apparent in Europe and the USA as consumers lower their washing temperatures. The use of a suitable soil release polymer can play a significant role in alleviating this problem. An increase in washing temperature can only increase the removal of sebum-carbon black (standard stain in laundry tests) by a limited amount, whereas washing with a soil release polymer-containing detergent can lead to a large increase in soil removal, even at colder temperatures.
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
Sodium hypochlorite is one of the most storied, versatile, and well-studied consumer chemistries in use today. Because of its high reactivity, it can be challenging to develop novel formulations containing it. This talk will discuss Clorox’s innovative use of polymers in our newest sodium hypochlorite cleaning technology.
A Session on on-line ordering and E-commerce
Moderator: Steve Block, Director, Business Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences
Online ordering trends
A session Focusing on an international update
Antonio Calcagnotto | President of ALIADA (Cleaning Products LATAM Association) and President of ABIPLA – (Brazilian manufacturing of Cleaning Products Industry) of ABIPLA/ALIADA
Ian Bell | Head of Home Care, Tissue & Hygiene Research of Euromonitor International
Changes in technology, lifestyle as well as environmental considerations are all having a significant influence on the path of laundry care development in the European market. While earlier the pace of development pointed to a fairly predictable, even sedate, there are growing signs that the industry is on the cusp of a period of rapid change with a great deal of disruption just over the horizon.
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.
Scott Berry | Director of Policy and Government Affairs 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.