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Session 1:  The Impact of Biodiesel on the SODEOPEC Industries

Session Chair:  Michael Hill, M. Hill & Associates, USA.

The Global Impact of the Emerging Biodiesel Industry

Chris Mitchell, Biodiesel Product Manager, Desmet Ballestra North America, USA.

Biofuel—A Growing Concern

Guenther Buck, Vice President, Supply Management Oils & Fats, Unilever, United Kingdom.

Alternative Fats and Oils for Soap Making

Anurag Mehrotra, Head of the Regional Technology Centre for Skin, Unilever, India.

Biodiesel Based Surfactants: Physical Chemistry and Performance Properties

George A. Smith, Technology Manager HI&I/Personal Care, Huntsman Performance Products, USA.

The Impact of Biodiesel on Personal Care Products

Shayam Gupta, President, Bioderm Research, USA.

Nature Based Oleochemicals for Antiageing Personal Care

Shayam Gupta, President, Bioderm Research, USA.

Session 2:  Sustainability, Green Chemistry, and Environmental Issues

Session Chair:  Kathleen Stanton, The Soap and Detergent Association, USA.


Topher Buck, Senior Project Manager, GreenBlue Institute, USA.

U.S. EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator’s Program

Elizabeth Sommer, Environmental Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Design for Environment Branch, USA.

Measuring “Green” Progress and Tracking Innovation Successes

Teresa McGrath, Lead Chemist, NSF International, USA.

Green Chelating Agents for Detergents

Nick Dixon, Customer Services Manager, Innospec Performance Chemicals, United Kingdom.

Biobased Products

Marvin Duncan, Senior Agricultural Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, USA.

Snapshots on Sustainability in the Cleaning Products Industry

Brian Sansoni, Vice President, Communications & Membership, The Soap and Detergent Association, USA.

Session 3:  Exhibitor Showcase

Session Chairs:  Jesus Duenas, Summa Industrial S.A. de C.V., El Salvador; and Connie Hilson, AOCS, USA.

AMCOL Technologies for the Detergents and Household Products

Steve Azzarello, AMCOL International, USA.

Latest Projects and Product Range Overview

Fabio Binacchi, Binacchi & Co., Italy.

Mouvex Pumping Technology for Transfer and Process Flow Solutions

Wayne Harris, Blackmer, A Dover Company, USA.

Methyl Ester Sulfonate: A New Alternative Process

Jorge Aparicio, Chemithon Corporation, USA.

An Overview of Crown Iron Works

Dan Anderson, Crown Iron Works Company, USA.

Desmet Ballestra for the Surfactants and Detergents Industry—Overview and Development

Corrado Mazzanti, Desmet Ballestra, Italy.

High Throughput Methodology in Formulations R&D

Philipp Hauck, hte, Germany.

Alkylphenol Etholxylate Alternatives Based on Alcohol Ethoxylates

Rebekah Cohen, SASOL North America, USA.

Innovative and Cost Effective Solutions for Soap Finishing

Paolo Tovalieri, Mazzoni LB, Italy.

Evaluation of Washing Products

Geogg Duncalf, Testfabrics Inc., U.K.

New Products for Biocide Applications and Laundry Performance Evaluation

Jane Mathews, Matt Mitchell, Warwick International Group Ltd., UK.

Session 4:  SODEOPEC Innovations: Soap and Oleochemicals

Session Chair: Luis Spitz, L. Spitz, Inc., USA

Saponification/Neutralization Evolution and Trends

Paolo Tovaglieri, Vice President, Marketing, Mazzoni L.B. SpA, Italy.

A New Generation of Energy Saving Soap Drying Systems

Fabio Nizerro, Binacchi & Company, Italy.

Glycerine Removal Free Semi-Boiled Soap Production Systems

Boris Radic, SOAPTEC, Italy.

Glycerine Recovery from Biodiesel Feedstocks

Dan Anderson, Crown Iron Works Company, USA.

Use of Selective Silicates in Biodiesel Water Wash Elimination

Roberto Berbesi, Technical Service Engineer, Oil-Dri Corporation of America, USA.

Session 5:  SODEOPEC Innovations: Detergents and Personal Care Products

Session Chair: Vijay Naik, Unilever R&D, India.

Case History: The Transformation of a Contract Manufacturer

Dave Hempson, Senior Vice President Business Development, Marietta Corporation, USA.

Evolution of Detergents and Their Formulations in Response to Consumer Needs

Joel Houston, Colin Houston & Associates, USA.

Low Temperature Washing: Saving Energy with Enzymes

Oliver Spangenberg, Application Scientist, Fabric & Household Care, Genencor International, The Netherlands.

Energy Saving in Formulated Detergent Powders Production—Status and Development

Icilio Adami, Research & Development Department, Desmet Ballestra SpA, Italy.

Exploring Microsoft Excel in the Chemical Manufacturing Environment

Joe Serdakowski, Autosoft, USA.

New Water Soluble Isethionates for Personal Care

George A. Smith, Technology Manager HI&I/Personal Care, Huntsman Performance Products, USA.

Scents & Scentsibilities: Insights Into the World of Fragrance Trends

Debbie Nencheck, Vice President Fragrance Marketing, Takasago International Corporation, USA.