2018 Programme

Wed 14th March

Wednesday 14 March 2018

  1. Registration and welcome refreshments

  2. Chair’s opening remarks

Household & industrial cleaning market overview

  1. Current and future of market forecast

    Ian Bell | Head of Home Care, Tissue & Hygiene Research of Euromonitor International

  2. Ingredients for HI&I cleaning application: current state of the European market and opportunities for growth

    Nikola Matic | Director, Chemicals of Kline & Company, Czech Republic

  3. Learnings from the detergents EU Environmental Footprint pilot and A.I.S.E.’s activities to steer industry’s sustainability progress

    Sascha Nissen | Head of Sustainability of A.I.S.E., Belgium

    • A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, has a long tradition over the last 15 years of proactive work towards sustainable production and consumption for the whole industry sector.
    • A.I.S.E. has been leading the EU pilot Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) study for household Heavy Duty Liquid Laundry Detergents for machine applications (HDLLD).  The main technical and communication learnings from this 4 year project will be summarized.
    • It will be demonstrated, how industry does already pursue the main objective of this project, i.e. the reduction of the overall footprint of products
  4. Networking refreshment break

Sustainability in cleaning products

  1. Shopper consumer trends

    Lene Stiil | CEO of AllergyCertified, Denmark

    • Bullshit bingo in the cleaning products world.
    • What is in a product – and what does it do to my skin?
    • Declaration versus non-declaration – a sure way to guide the consumer.
    • On-line sale and how to


  2. The Science behind ‘allergy friendly’ product certification

    Dr James Hindley | Executive Director of Indoor Biotechnologies Ltd., UK

    • Allergies in the indoor environment
    • Are cleaning products triggers for allergy and asthma?
    • Allergy Friendly’ products; the good, the bad and the ugly!
  3. Joint Q&A session

  4. Networking lunch

Developments & innovations in ingredients

  1. Communication in the supply chain – REACH as the regulatory driving force

    Dr. Peter Douben | Director of REACHWise, UK

  2. Are bleach systems important in laundry detergents when most consumers wash clean clothes?

    Paul Baxter | Head of Sales & Marketing, Home Care of Lubrizol Home Care

  3. Green is brilliant – natural-based rinse surfactants for automatic dishwashing

    Gabi Ohlendorf | Technical Application Manager EMEA of Clariant, Germany

    • The importance of sustainable solutions is growing all over the Home Care market
    • Eco-friendly rinse surfactants are rare due to high requirements on eco-profile and performance
    • Sugar –based ingredients as efficient plant-derived rinse surfactants
  4. Networking refreshment break

  5. Intelligent preservation system in compliance with legal requirements

    Anne Gückel | Downstream Product Compliance Manager of Schülke & Mayr GmbH, Germany

    • Synergy between bicodial actives
    • Limitation due to the biocidial products regulation
    • Exposure and risk of sensitising substances
  6. Do your products have the smell of success?

    Lieke van Genderen | Consultant of Olfasense GmbH, Germany

  7. Joint Q&A session

Networking drinks reception

  1. Networking drinks reception sponsored by Advasol

Thu 15th March

Thursday 15 March 2018

  1. Registration and welcome refreshments

  2. Chair’s opening remarks

Packaging sustainability

  1. P&G's packaging sustainability goals, examples and cross-value chain partnership stories

    Gian De Belder | Packaging Technologist, R&D Packaging Sustainability of Procter & Gamble, Belgium

  2. How TerraCycle helps companies to move to a circular economy by closing packaging loops

    Laure Cucuron | General Manager of TerraCycle Europe, UK

  3. Sustainable packaging plan for detergents and cosmetics in a European market

    Chuchu Yu | Consultant Scientific & Regulatory Affairs of NVZ – Clean, Hygienic and Sustainable, The Netherlands

    •   Drafting of the sustainable packaging plan

    •   Setting objectives in the plan

    •   Implementing the plan

    •   How to engage member companies

  4. Joint Q&A session

  5. Networking refreshment break

  6. What is sustainable cleaning and how do you achieve this? What good looks like for sustainability

    Ludovic Co Kim Len | Certification Manager for Detergents of Ecocert, France

Machine technology & washing trends

  1. Cleaning and appliances - consumer, market, industry and EU policy developments

    Gundula Czyzewski | Head of Washing Technology; Laundry Care of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Germany

    • Washing Performance
    • Appliances, Textiles and Detergents
    • Different views and latest developments
    • Consumer, industry and EU policy
  2. Functional detergents for washing and cleaning technical sports garments

    Òscar Calvo | Researcher - R&D Dept. of Instituto Tecnológico Textil AITEX, Spain

    • Innovative and sustainable textile finishing technologies
    • Interactions between washing products and technical properties of sport garments
    • Functional detergents and properties
  3. Networking lunch

  4. Innovate beyond borders

    Erik Ahnberg | Director of Sales and In-House Sales of Biolin Scientific AB

Green chemistry & bio-based products

  1. Innovation in sustainable surfactants

    Chris Sayner | Vice President, Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability of Croda International Plc

    Mitigating against climate change means decoupling growth from environmental footprint. With increased recognition of embedded carbon in H&PC supply chains the move away from fossil based chemistry to performance identical, renewable bio-based ingredients represents a fundamental step  forward

  2. More from less – going compact the green way

    Dr Bitten Plesner | Industry Technology Specialist, Household Care of Novozymes

  3. Exploring the potential of green certification schemes for cleaning products

    June Graham | R&D Director of McBride plc, UK

  4. Chair’s Conference summary and closing remarks