The Future of Surfactants

Time & Location

Thursday: 14.00 to 15.00, Stage 2

Session Chair:

Professor Andrew DoveSchool of Chemistry - University of Birmingham

About this Session

Whilst many of the current commodity surfactants are petrochemical based,  there is continued pressure from end consumers for ingredients which are naturally and/or sustainably sourced.   The session will address the issue of how it could be difficult to replace some materials with current natural sources both in terms of supply and environmental impact.  There will be three short presentations on the direction taken by academics, NGOs and surfactant producers in this area, followed by a panel discussion.

Session Chair – Dr Matthew Giles, Innospec Ltd and Chair of BCA Surfactants Formulation Group

Session speakers:

Prof Andrew Dove, School of Chemistry – University of Birmingham

Catherine Barton, Policy Lead Deforestation-Free Commodities and Regenerative Agriculture – Chester Zoo

Dr Tony Gough, Director of Innovation for Sustainability – Innospec Ltd