Certification takes center stage at cosmetics conference

By Guy Montague-Jones

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Sustainability is the theme of a new conference in Florida next month that promises to have some of the leading names in green cosmetics taking center stage.

Representatives from some of the biggest personal care companies, leading natural cosmetics players and certification bodies will share their views and insights at Sustainability in Cosmetics.

The IntertechPira conference is set for November 10-12 at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Orlando and promises to help cosmetics companies answer crucial green questions.

The definition of sustainability, achieving compliance with regulations and building innovative natural and organic products will be some of the issues tackled at the event.

“This conference is a first for us and we are very pleased with the amount of industry support”,​ said Conference Director, Christine Groff.

“Featuring a line-up of expert speakers from around the world, two pre-conference seminars, lively discussions and numerous networking functions, questions on current trends in the research, development and marketing of natural and organic cosmetic products will be answered.”

Among the speakers at the conference is Dr Timothy Long, associate director and senior science fellow at Procter and Gamble, who will explain how to bring sustainability to the mainstream consumer.

Long will look into how companies can develop innovative sustainable products. Along these same lines, William J Schulz Jr, from Dow Corning, will discuss how water-based granular materials offer novel possibilities for sustainable products.

He will also discuss how silicones, which are the bedrock of Dow’s cosmetics portfolio, can be combined effectively with natural materials.

Other highlights of the conference include a pre-conference seminar from Bob Durst, Principle of Simple Organic Solutions, who will look at the hurdles, rules and regulations associated with certifying cosmetic products.

USDA-NOP organic regulations, practicalities of getting your plant certified and differences and advantages to the various certification options will all be featured.

Sustainability in Cosmetics will be co-chaired by Andrew Douglass of Rhodia Novecare, Dr Liliana George of Estée Lauder, and Dr Donald Owen of Owen Biosciences Inc.

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