The 7th ICIS World Surfactants Conference :: Seminar Agenda The 7th ICIS World Surfactants Conference :: Seminar Agenda

Pre-Conference Seminar

17 May 2017, Hyatt Regency Jersey City, USA

Innovation in the surfactants industry: new technologies, biosurfactants and emerging trends

Introducing new sustainable sources of raw materials for surfactants manufacturing and developing enhanced molecules are continuously driving companies’ investments in R&D activities. This year the pre-conference seminar will highlight the best practices of collaboration within the industry whilst showcasing advancements in bio-based developments. Attend the seminar to examine the emerging trends that drive innovation in the industry and how technology is evolving to meet new product requirements.

13:00 Chair’s opening remarks

Martin HerringtonPresident, North AmericaIP SPECIALITIES

13:10 How sustainability fuels innovation

  • Today’s challenges and growing demand for speciality chemicals
  • Sustainability tools in the innovation process
  • Role of biosurfactants
  • External collaboration

Martin Vollmer, Chief Technology Officer, CLARIANT

13:50 The changing face of the personal and home care industry: enabling innovation to meet diverse consumer requirements

  • Natural products are now mainstream: trends and opportunities
  • Factors driving consumer purchases: organic vs conventional product
  • Culture of innovation: why is it essential?

John Connelly, Managing Director & Partner, SRG

14:30 Networking break

15:00 Bi-functional Oleo-Furan Surfactants (OFS): Designing a simpler detergent

  • Design and production of OFS
  • Simpler hard water formulations using OFS
  • OFS as a tunable platform for many surfactant markets

Paul Dauenhauer,Co-FounderSIRONIX RENEWABLES

Christoph Krumm,CEO & Co-FounderSIRONIX RENEWABLES

15:40 Have you considered modularization?

  • Modularization is not a "one size fits all" execution approach 
  • Review of an ethane cracker case in which modularization was used for a challenging site
  • Modularization lends itself to a "design one, build many" strategy
  • Could modularization help your challenging projects succeed?

Scott Westveer, Process DirectorFLUOR

16:20 Biobased Ethylene Oxide: A technical journey 

  • A new era of bio-based development
  • Technological developments
  • Shedding light on project’s current status

Chris SaynerVice President Customer AlliancesCorporate Sustainability, CRODA 

17:00 Chair’s closing remarks

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