TechConnect World 2021
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Nanotech 2021

Sustainable Materials for Personal & Home Care

Symposium Co-Chairs

YuanQiao RaoYuanQiao Rao
Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company

Johan PluyterJohan Pluyter
President and Founder
Pluyter Consulting, LLC

Samiul AminSamiul Amin
Associate Professor
Manhattan College

Key Speakers (preliminary program)

Pankaj GuptaDow’s Sustainability Journey in Home and Personal Care
Pankaj Gupta
Senior R&D Director, Home and Personal Care, The Dow Chemical Company

Thomas Alan KwanGreen Chemistry & Engineering Challenges for Home and Personal Care Materials
Thomas Alan Kwan
Sustainability and Green Products Engineer, Unilever

The main focus of our 2020 symposium is sustainable materials: Innovations in packaging materials to allow recycling or include bio-based materials; and innovations in bio-based ingredients to support 'all natural' product claims and to support company sustainability goals.

We also invite you to submit abstracts on research and development work that can support the inclusion of more sustainable materials in consumer products - new insights into the performance and behavior of these complex materials, innovations in formulation, product testing and characterization.


Topics & Application Areas

  • Sustainable Materials & Clean-Label Formulations
  • Sustainable Packaging 
  • Novel Bio-Based Materials
  • Product Structure & Rheology
  • Encapsulation & Delivery of Fragrance & Actives
  • Surface Interactions: Enhancing Deposition & Cleaning
  • Low Energy Cleaning
  • Strategies for Extending Shelf-Life
  • Biomimetic Materials
  • Formulation for Multi-Functional Products
  • High-Throughput Formulation Design and AI
  • Characterization of Personal and Home Care Materials
  • Other
2019 Sponsors & Partners
2019 Sponsors & Partners