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BACS & SCS joint meeting - Polymer Solutions for Personal Care

British Association for Chemical Specialities

Thursday, 26 September 2019 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)

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Plastics contaminating the environment has become big news with reports of plastic islands in oceans, drifts of waste on shore and microplastics blowing onto mountain tops coming in almost daily. While the focus is often on single use plastics like straws and cups and, for the personal care industry, the phase out of microbeads from formulations, it is also leading to legislation by ECHA through REACH that has wider implications for more than just plastics. It is likely this will lead to demands for more sustainable use of materials and for polymers and plastics to be biodegradable.

This meeting will investigate the current state of play in legislation and what this means for the personal care industry. We will look at definitions of plastics and polymers and what the implications could be. We’ll also go on to look at measuring polymer biodegradability and fate and investigate the challenges of designing in degradability while maintaining performance before we round off by looking at polymer solutions that are bio-based or biodegradable.

 

09.45

Registration – refreshments

 

 

 

 

10.30

Chairman’s welcome

Chairman

 

 

 

10.35

Microplastics ban and update on ECHA definition and implications

Clare Liptrot, Croda

 

 

 

11.05

Platform molecules and their role in future bio-based and bio-degradable polymers for personal care

Dr Thomas Farmer, University of York

 

 

 

11.35

How polymers degrade in the environment and how they can be made more biodegradable

Prof Andrew Dove, University of Birmingham

 

 

 

12.05

Networking lunch

 

 

 

 

13.30

Responsible beauty with biodegradable and bio‑based polyurethane film formers

Dr Laurence Pottié, Covestro Deutschland AG

 

 

 

14.00

The cosmetic producer's perspective (tbc)

Filipe Almeida, Cosmetics Europe

 

 

 

14.30

Roundtable with speakers on the challenges ahead with degradable polymers

Chaired by Dr Nick Dixon, Innospec

 

 

 

15.00

 

 

 

 

 

15.30

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Bredbury Hall Hotel
Osborne Street
SK6 2DH Stockport
United Kingdom

Thursday, 26 September 2019 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)


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British Association for Chemical Specialities

The British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS) is a trade association whose members operate in the speciality chemicals sector of the chemicals supply chain.

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