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Looking Ahead at Asia’s Personal Care Industry
By: A Q&A with Asia's Personal Care Ingredients Experts
Posted: January 16, 2009
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REACH is also causing a ripple effect scenario across Asia. Multinationals that are manufacturing products for use in Asia and as exports to Europe will have to ensure their factories comply with REACH. What we will see is a global standardization of regulations and product safety as manufacturers in countries outside Europe strive towards REACH standards. Suppliers of raw material ingredients will feel the impact first as their customers are demanding that their ingredients comply with REACH. Products with raw material ingredients that were previously approved for use might now be disallowed and companies will have to go back to the drawing board to reformulate their products. This is a behavioral trend that will take precedence in 2009. The end result is greater safety and peace of mind for the consumer.
Q: What knowledge do you hope attendees leave with from the upcoming PCHi conference?
Jones: As the conference consultant, I hope attendees can learn something new from the information presented by international experts at PCHi. China is striving to be on the cutting edge of new technology and ideas, and the conference provides an avenue for people to tap into this abundant pool of knowledge.
Sona: That’s right. They can get an overview of latest technological advancements and market trends to assist them in building superior products. The different conference tracks offer strategic insight on new ingredients, delivery systems and fresh directions that can help drive the growth of various segments in the personal care industry.
Roden: I hope that attendees are able to learn about new aspects of technology or toxicology regulations which they can take back to their home country to benefit their workplace.