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Live from ATC Americas - Day One Report
Posted: February 6, 2006
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Tony O'Lenick (Siltech LLC) took a look at silicones, describing how interest in the field of silicone polymers is pervasive within the personal care industry. He explained that marketing continues to request new products to fuel an ever-changing marketplace and how occasionally a new technology comes along that revolutionizes the market. O'Lencik adds that very often, what is now considered “new” and fuels new product development is indeed a discovery about a new property of a known material. His presentation looked at dimethicone copolyol, alkyl dimethicone and alkyl dimethicone copolyol polymers and revealed some structure/function relationships to allow the chemist to maximize their effectiveness in cosmetic products.
Nadim A. Shaath, Ph.D., (Alpha Research & Development) presented on advances in the sun care industry and discussed regulatory affairs relating to them with attendees during the question/answer session. Steve Herman also presented on fragrance but as it relates to skin care applications, and Patricia Aikens (BASF) rounded out the session with an update of the emulsifier/phase diagram/skin lipid model.
Attendees were interactive and lively during the round table discussion and inspired by the first day of presentations. Visit us again for updates from day two at ATC Americas.