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ICTC Forum Fosters Growth Within the Personal Care Industry
By: Emily Lin, C&T China
Posted: November 16, 2010
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On the evening of the first day, a celebratory dinner was held where seven authors were honored for their papers, which were chosen from 59 contributions. Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co., Ltd,. was awarded as “the most innovative ingredient provider”; Dow Corning was awarded as “the most environmentally-friendly ingredient provider”; Lubrizol was awarded as “the most popular ingredient provider”; and Symrise was awarded as “the most valuable ingredient provider.” All papers were published in the 2010 International Cosmetic Technology Communication Forum Memoir.
One of the event’s highlights was held by CCR's VIP Formulator’s Club. This exercise positions industry experts as teachers and class monitors, while attendees serve as students. The idea is that teachers share their work experiences in personal care formulating. The exercise showed a few supplier videos demonstrating the processing procedures of their ingredients, after which the students raised questions surrounding the demonstrated formula and the problems they face in their daily work. Attendees enjoyed this exercise, finding it an easy way to learn.
Many attendees found the event gave them new ideas for product development and that this forum is a good chance to communicate with experts and customers in the personal care industry.
“This is not only the growth of a forum or an association, but it is also the growth of an industry,” noted Xu Liang, director of the Beijing Daily Chemical Research Center.
Support for this event was provided by the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), the China Association of Fragrance Flavor and Cosmetic Industry (CAFFCI), the Beijing Drug Administration (BJDA), the Beijing Association for Science and Technology (BAST) and the Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology (BJEIT).