British Society of Perfumers
- Peter Malton Chief Perfumer - Ungerer Limited
Since the introduction of REACH in 2007, the Chemical Business Association has been and continues to be heavily involved in the shaping and implementation of the regulation.
Following the Brexit referendum, the Chemical Business Association called for clarity from the UK Government on the future of REACH and for UK companies to continue to have frictionless access to the EU market.
Specific details were not clear throughout the transition period until the EU REACH Regulation was ‘copied across’ into UK law on the 1st of January 2021, and a series of Statutory Instruments (SI) enacted. This resulted in the creation of UK REACH although Northern Ireland remains part of EU REACH.
When the first draft of the UK REACH guidance document was issued, the Chemical Business Association highlighted various issues and lobbied UK Government and Defra achieving a significant number of revisions. It has additionally been a leading stakeholder in proposing a solution to the crucial issue of access to testing data and a potential compromise as part of an industry working group.
This panel session will provide up to date advice on the requirements and operational processes as well as serving as a reminder in advance of the downstream user import notification (DUIN) deadline of the 28th of October 2021. Companies that do not have any obligations under EU REACH may also discover that UK REACH will change how they need to manage their chemical portfolios within the UK and Europe.
On a global scale, there is an increased consumer demand for;
What is the Home Care industry doing to meet these requirements? At Surfachem, we believe that concentrated products are the most logical step towards a more sustainable planet. From reduced shipping of water, to less plastic pollution, this approach boasts untapped opportunities.
Our presentation, ‘Concentrate!’ aims to not only explore the potential of concentrated products, but to also share the scope of our current technical laboratory and blending facilities, both of which support the development and delivery of this next wave of everyday cleaning products.
Sustainability plays a role in many parts of our lives and more consumers are looking for environmental-friendly cleaning products. Considering Laundry Detergents, the need for sustainability is reflected in the desire to use renewable ingredients with a low impact on the environment. In order to waste less energy, the washing temperatures are steadily decreasing, whilst consumers expect not to compromise on the washing performance.
The novel TexCare® SRN 260 Life is a biodegradable soil release polymer based on non-tropical raw materials, with a renewable carbon index of ~80 %. It builds a shield against stain, shows outstanding performance for soil release, and efficiently prevents synthetic fibers from greying. Glucopure Sense is a sunflower based sugar surfactant from European origin with a renewable Carbon Index of 96% and very low Carbon Footprint. Whilst being truly green, it does not compromise on washing performance and adds sensorial benefits to fabrics. This makes it well suitable for additional claims like built-in softener, conditioning or softening through the wash.
These properties make both of them a perfect ingredient for sustainable laundry products.
Maintaining an effective and efficient supply chain is essential, particularly as businesses are under pressure to provide ever decreasing lead times and “just in time” deliveries.
However, years of complex supply chains between the UK and EU were drastically affected on the 1st January 2021 as the Trade Cooperation Act agreed by the UK and EU just days before came into force, resulting in considerable new obligations and formalities for trade between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the EU.
The COVID-19 pandemic and incidents such as the grounding of the container ship “Ever Given” in the Suez Canal Crisis have further heavily impacted supply chains, creating imbalances and bottlenecks leading to ever decreasing availability of shipping containers and rapidly increasing costs.
As a key influencer, the Chemical Business Association has provided a multitude of specialist workshops as well as answering an unprecedented number of technical enquires from our Members on topics such as customs formalities, Rules of Origin, tariff classification, in addition to providing support and advice on how to maintain connectivity between the UK the EU and the rest of the world, whether that is by road, air or sea. This presentation will explore the various issues for your supply chain going forward, highlighting both the threats and opportunities going forward.
Sustainability has become a must-have, also in the Cleaning Industry. The global climate change and the threats our planet is facing is driving demand for more sustainable cleaning formulations. The concept ”Green Solutions” can help to choose the right products for more sustainable cleaning formulations. The concept consists of 4 green dimensions with a defined range of sustainability criteria. It shows at a glance which products fulfill the defined criteria. Our biosurfactants meet these requirements to the highest degree.
Foam control is critical for the optimal performance of cleaning systems. Each system is unique in formulation and performance requirements, multiple defoaming technologies maybe necessary to satisfy the formulation parameters. The presentation will focus on defoaming technologies including state-of-the-art 3-dimensional (3D) siloxanes, silicones and “renewable” range chemistries. 3D siloxane products represent the most powerful defoaming technology available. The vegetable oils provide a greener alternative for sustainability, non-toxicity and biodegradability.
This presentation introduces MÜNZING CHEMIE as a specialist provider in foam control products whilst providing awareness into defoaming technology.
MÜNZING CHEMIE is over 180 years old, producing specialty additives for a multitude of applications.
In the F&B Industry, which is a wide field of applications, cleaning and disinfection are of great importance. For best cleaning results highly efficient and ideally multifunctional cleaning formulations are required. Powerful but sustainable cleaning solutions like cleaning with minimal rinse and other future concepts are of increasing interest to the industry. Efficient disinfection, typically the final step in F&B cleaning should be gentle to the treated surfaces and safe for users and environment.
The transport regulations are complex, detailed and certainly lengthy but they contain many hidden treasures that companies often overlook. Mark will guide you through the exemptions and derogations, you never know you might be able to save some money by introducing them into your business. He will also give you some insight into the changes being introduced through the 21st edition of the model regulations and other forthcoming changes that are likely to be introduced.
Organo-modified silicones enable a variety of effects in car care products such as hydrophobicity, durability and shine. The latest developments in the field of silicones, taking into account current regulations, are ideally suited for the formulation of high-quality products such as drying aids, spray waxes, paint polishes or plastic care products.
Biocidal Product Family (BPF) concept is a powerful tool for the industry, since it allows to group similar products, giving some space to future innovation and allowing to save significative amounts of money. It has been quite welcomed and widely used to accommodate full product portfolios. Since in many cases the number of products belonging to the family was quite big, last July authorities decided to reduce the complexity of BPF producing a guidance document setting clear rules on the similarity concepts. This presentation explains how to build a BPF according to the new criteria.