11th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Detergents and Cleaning Products" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

2 Dec - 3 Dec 2020, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

11th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Detergents and Cleaning Products" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

+++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

For many years, the Akademie Fresenius Conference has been the perfect platform for bringing together experts from all over Europe representing companies that manufacture and supply detergents and cleaning products. With the COVID-19 crisis, it has become difficult to gather physically. However, since we all need to continue to learn from one another, we have decided to transfer our dialogue to virtual space. We therefore cordially invite you to join this year’s Online Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you! And they will all be accessible from the comfort of your home or your office, thus reducing travel on the one hand and increasing accessibility on the other hand. We are looking forward to meeting you!

This conference is typically attended by experts from the R&D, analytics and quality assurance sectors. Find out first-hand about the most important issues within the trade.

Highlights

Trends and innovation

  • Latest trends in cleaning products: How are consumer trends changing and what is the long term impact on ingredients?
  • Understanding consumer needs in the product development process at McBride
  • What was the impact of Covid-19 on the market of ingredients for HI&I applications?

Going Green

  • Sustainability assessment of LHC products: Industry position
  • European plant-based surfactants as building block for sustainable products at Werner & Mertz
  • Environmental risk assessment for disinfectant cleaning products
  • A sustainable life cycle: P&G communication from science to the shelf

Efficiency testing

  • Latest test results from Stiftung Warentest and Testfakta Sweden
  • Claim-support studies: Consumer expectations and testing strategies
  • Market trends and test methodologies for enzymes in hand dishwashing liquids

The most significant trade event in winter 2020!

What do our participants particularly value about this conference?

The combination of specialist presentations from a broad range of different perspectives and the chance to discuss the topics with the experts. 

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managers and Scientists in the fields of

  • Research & Development
  • Application Technology
  • Product Management & Marketing
  • Quality Testing & Quality Assurance

Sectors that should take part:

  • Consumer Product Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Producers and Suppliers
  • Household Appliance and Hardware Manufacturers
  • Testing Laboratories and Lab Equipment Suppliers

Picture Credit: © Donald Gruener, © MARIA TOUTOUDAKI, © Vladimir Vladimirov/istockphoto.com / © Birgit Reitz-Hofmann - Fotolia.com

Programme

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CET.

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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Chair: Stephan Haubold, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Morning Session 10:30-13:00 CET

Going Green

Sustainability assessment of LHC products – industry position

  • Motivation for industry assessment
  • Regulatory environment and voluntary initiatives
  • Focal areas

Christine Schneider, Henkel, Germany

PEF vs. ISO: Approaches and methods for the ecological assessment of detergents and cleaning agents

  • Life cycle approach as basis for ecological assessment
  • Methodology specified in PEF-Guidance/PEFCR and ISO standards
  • Assessing the feasibility of using PEF/PEFCR for ecolabelling

Florian Antony, Oeko-Institut, Germany

European plant-based surfactants as building block for sustainable products

  • Sustainable surfactants
  • Renewable plants and bio diversity 
  • Kind and origin of vegetable oils 
  • Performance and synergistic effects

Paula Barreleiro, Werner & Mertz, Germany

A sustainable life cycle: P&G communication from science to the shelf

  • Putting sustainability at scale to action
  • Communicating a product's life cycle
  • Helping consumers to save carbon (and money)

Björn Sievers, Procter & Gamble, Germany

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Afternoon Session 14:00-16:30 CET

Going Green

What can consumers do today to make their laundry process more sustainable? A snapshot of the German laundry detergent market

  • Basic factors of influence: Energy efficient machines with low water consumption, correct wash load and appropriate program 
  • Essential for the sustainability factor: Choice of the right detergent  
  • Evaluation of a selection of German market products

Barbara Dücker, Novozymes Germany 

Update on EU Ecolabel and Blue Angel for washing and cleaning agents

Peter Buttner, RAL, Germany

Disinfectant cleaning products

Environmental risk assessment for disinfectant cleaning products: applicability of degradation data and regulatory impact

  • Environmental risk assessment (ERA) approach for biocides
  • Degradation data requirements according to BPR
  • Impact of degradation data on the refined ERA, on the classification and PBT assessment 

Anne-Laure Scelo, Staphyt Regulatory, France

BPR product authorization: experience & challenges

  • Lonza’s experience with authorisation
  • Impact of changes to guidance on product families
  • Challenges for active substance suppliers

Stuart Green, Lonza, UK

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Chair: Dirk Bockmühl, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Morning Session 10:30-13:00 CET

Markets, Trends and Product Development 

HI&I ingredients: How the market answered to the 2020 scenario and what to expect going forward

  • What was the impact of Covid-19 on the market of ingredients for HI&I applications?
  • How are consumer trends changing and what is the long term impact on ingredients?

Nicola Matic, Kline & Company, Czech Republic

AutoDos – a novel automatic multiple dosing device for machine dishwashing 

  • Detergents for automatic dishwashing 
  • History of automatic dosing 
  • AutoDos: setup and function

Jörg Kinnius, Miele, Germany

Understanding consumer needs in the product development process 

  • Why is it important to understand consumer needs?
  • Why do you need a development process? 
  • Worked examples of when you get it right and wrong 
  • How we have adapted methods within the process to meet consumer needs

Helen Herd, McBride, UK 

Boosting performance of hand dishwashing liquids with enzymes

  • Consumer needs, market trends & test methodologies
  • Formulating hand dishwashing liquid matrices for optimal enzyme application
  • New enzyme solutions to tackle stubborn stains and meet customer needs

Enda Carey, DuPont Nutrition & Bioscience, The Netherlands

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Afternoon Session 14:00-16:30 CET

Performance Testing

Claim-support studies: Consumer expectations and testing strategies

  • Safety testing without animal trials: in vitro alternative methods for detergents and cosmetics
  • Testing strategies and case studies 
  • New claims – possibilities and limitations 

Carlos Hanisch, SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany

New consumer relevant soils for testing the performance of automatic dishwashing detergents

Bianca Nerowski, SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany

How performance can impact the resource consumption

Zena Malocho, SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany

Selected projects from Stiftung Warentest in the field of homecare and laundry products

  • One of the key aspects: Dishwasher detergents
  • Further examples and tests 

Sara Wagner-Leifhelm, Stiftung Warentest, Germany

Testfakta projects 

  • Current test results in the field of homecare and laundry products 
  • Testfakta Bio-based claim: Requirements, test procedure and documentation

Klaus Hahn and Bengt Vernberg, Testfakta, Sweden

Speakers

Name

Company

Antony

Florian Antony

Oeko-Institut, Germany

Florian Antony works at the Oeko-Institut as an expert in life cycle assessment, corporate carbon footprinting and product carbon footprinting. Since 2013 he manages the topic area “Methods” within Oeko-Institut’s Sustainable Products and Material Flows division. As part of his work at Oeko-Institut, he assessed the potential applicability of PEF results in the context of ecolabelling detergents. He has a dedicated focus on various kinds of sustainability metrics (including Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Footprinting, Product Sustainability Assessment (PROSA) - with regard to both methodology development and application. Prior to his work at the Oeko-Institut’s, Mr. Antony studied Biology und History at the University of Freiburg.

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Barreleiro

Paula Barreleiro

Werner & Mertz, Germany

Paula Barreleiro is responsible for product development (home & personal care and professional cleaning) at Werner & Mertz. She has more than 18 years of experience in the consumer goods industry including fabric care, surface cleaners, dish and personal care. She holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry and is Board member of the division "Chemistry of Laundering" in the German Chemical Society.

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Bockmühl

Dirk Bockmühl

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Dirk Bockmühl obtained his PhD in Microbiology on the molecular pathogenicity of Candida albicans. Until 2010 he worked in the consumer goods industry, where he was responsible for numerous microbiological projects for cosmetics and the laundry and home care sector. Afterwards he changed to the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve, Germany, as a professor for hygiene and microbiology. His research interest is in domestic hygiene, especially in the development of consumer-related test methods for laundry and cleaning, and in the research on microbial communities in the domestic setting. Professor Bockmühl is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Sepawa and a board member of the division "Chemistry of Laundering" in the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

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Buttner

Peter Buttner

RAL Environment, Germany

Peter Buttner has been working for RAL in Germany since 2009. RAL is the awarding body for the German Blue Angel and the European Ecolabel. He is responsible for the award criteria of the product groups paints and varnishes, detergents and cleaning products, printer and further product groups.

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Carey

Enda Carey

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, The Netherlands

Enda Carey is an Application Scientist in Home & Personal Care at DuPont Nutrition & Bioscience, the Netherlands. He has a PhD in Physical Chemistry and has worked for 5 years in formulating surfactant matrices for various industrial markets.

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Dücker

Barbara Dücker

Novozymes, Denmark

Barbara Dücker is working as a HHC Market & Insights Manager at Novozymes A/S in Denmark. She is focusing on external relations, new applications, market overview and trends in products, formulations and tests. Previously she worked as Head of Technical Customer Support at Reckitt Benckiser / Propack and as Technical Manager at Clariant.

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Green

Stuart Green

Lonza, UK

Stuart Green is Regulatory Manager at Lonza. After a number of years working in industrial research, he subsequently moved into a regulatory role. At Lonza his main focus is on biocides, primarily disinfection, under the Biocidal Products Regulation.

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Klaus Hahn

Testfakta, Sweden

Klaus Hahn is Chief Executive Officer at Testfakta Research Nordic in Sweden, which is an independent test and research company specialising in laboratory testing and evaluation of products for consumers and professional users.

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Hanisch

Carlos Hanisch

SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany

arlos Hanisch, toxicologist and biochemist, is working as an Innovation Product Manager for SGS Institut Fresenius. He is specialised in in vitro alternative methods for detergents and cosmetics and focused on performance tests for customised claim-support. He has more than 6 years of experience in in vitro techniques and toxicological, scientific issues.

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Stephan Haubold

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Herd

Helen Herd

McBride, UK

Helen Herd is R&D Director for McBride and leads a team of scientists covering formulation and packaging development along with product innovation and regulatory affairs. McBride manufactures a broad range of homecare powder and liquid products to the top 50 Retailers in Europe. She has worked at McBride for over 20 years in mainly homecare product research & development but also European category marketing, technical services and customer logistics. She is a graduate chemist and has a MBA.

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Kinnius

Jörg Kinnius

Miele, Germany

Joerg Kinnius has been working in R&D, Innovation Department, at Miele Bielefeld plant since 1998. He concentrates on project management in pre-development topics and is a specialist for detergent testing. He recently worked on PowerDisk Detergent together with an external partner.

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Zena Malocho

SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany

Zena Malocho is working in the field of Cosmetic, Personal Care & Household Consumer Testing Services at SGS Institut Fresenius Germany.

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Matic

Nikola Matic

Kline & Company, Czech Republic

Nikola Matic is a Director for the Chemicals & Materials practice of Kline & Company. He holds overall business responsibilities on Kline Market research Specialty chemicals practice, notably managing flagship industry programs including Personal Care Ingredients, Specialty Actives, Synthetic Latex Polymers, Specialty Biocides, Excipients, and Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications.

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Nerowski

Bianca Nerowski

SGS Institut Fresenius, Germany

Bianca Nerowski is Operational Lab Manager Personal & Home Care in the field of Consumer Testing Services at SGS Institut Fresenius in Germany.

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Scelo

Anne-Laure Scelo

Staphyt Regulatory, France

Anne-Laure Scelo is an agronomist with a PhD in environmental toxicology. Since 2018, she works as a regulatory expert for Staphyt responsible for environmental risk assessment (including QSAR screening and higher tier modelling). Before, she has worked as an ecotoxicologist at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety in the field of biocides and REACh regulations.

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Schneider

Christine Schneider

Henkel, Germany

Christine Schneider is Global Senior Manager Sustainability in the field of Laundry & Home Care at Henkel in Duesseldorf.

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Sievers

Björn Sievers

Procter & Gamble, Germany

Björn Sievers is responsible for Brand Communications DACH Fabric & Home Care at Procter & Gamble Germany. His statement: Putting sustainability at scale to action is a long distance run and a joint effort at the same time. Nothing is black or white, many challenges need multiple players to partner. As a communications manager I help to navigate this complexity; for the benefit of internal and external stakeholders.

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Vernberg

Bengt Vernberg

Testfakta, Sweden

Bengt Vernberg is responsible for Business Development at Testfakta Research Nordic in Sweden, which is an independent test and research company specialising in laboratory testing and evaluation of products for consumers and professional users. He has a background in international finance and has worked in leading positions for companies in the telecom, IT and electronics sector prior to launching Testfakta in 2001.

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Wagner-Leifhelm

Sara Wagner-Leifhelm

Stiftung Warentest, Germany

Sara Wagner-Leifhelm holds a PhD in analytical chemistry. She is currently working as a project manager for Stiftung Warentest and is engaged in the testing of washing and cleaning agents among others. She has several years of experience in analytical and product development in an industrial environment.

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Venue

Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH
This conference is going to be held online.
Your Hotline for technical questions:
Phone: +49 231 75896-50
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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  •     Participation in the Online Conference
  •     Conference documentation (available after the conference via download from our website)
  •     Certificate of attendance


Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 495.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group reductions

For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).

Event Documentation

Would you have liked to attend this online live conference, but cannot spare the time?

For the price of € 295.00 plus VAT you can order a complete set of event documentation. A few days after the online conference you will receive the access data for the restricted download section of our website. There you will find all the latest versions of the presentations (subject to the approval of our speakers) as pdf-files in colour and in digital form.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to infoakademie-fresenius.de


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You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information (without further obligation) on our range of available options – from displaying company information at the reception counter to including a supplement with information on your product portfolio in the event documentation package.

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