SCC On-Line Chapter Meeting - February 3, 2022THE SPEAKER
ON-LINE SCC CHAPTER MEETING“Formulating Dioxane-Free Products”Speaker - Dennis Abbeduto February 3rd, 2022 at 4PM ETAs this particular event is “On-Line” simply click HEREor on the Event Registration Link Above. You will be taken to our registration page. Once registered. you will receive a calendar invite with the link to the meeting.Formulating Dioxane-Free Products1,4-Dioxane is a contaminant of interest for many global regulators due to its role as a toxicant and possible carcinogen. It can be found in many personal care products as the result of ethoxylation or other select processes which use ethylene oxide as an intermediate. Recent rulemaking in the state of New York will likely require a significant reduction of ethoxylated ingredients and other certain reaction products. Fortunately, the personal care industry had already made significant strides in new product development to replace ingredients with potential dioxane contamination. This presentation will focus on dioxane-free alternatives in three common application areas: mild surfactants, emulsifiers, and thickeners. It will present a variety of alternate technologies and provide efficacy data for selected technologies, including zein scores for irritation, emulsion stability data for emulsifiers, and viscosity response curves for thickening.
Dennis Abbedutohas over 25 years surfactant and formulation chemistry experience and currently works for Colonial Chemical, Inc in Southeast Tennessee as Personal Care Business Manager. He has also served as Product Applications Manager at Colonial. Prior to his time at Colonial Chemical, he worked for Alberto-Culver Co in Chicago, Illinois on skin care technology and as a formulation chemist for the St. Ives and Noxzema brands. Dennis also worked for McIntyre Group, Ltd in University Park, Illinois as an R&D synthesis, applications, and claims chemist. He has a BS in chemistry from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.