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Future of Surfactants Summit North America

Date: 22nd September 2021 - 23rd September 2021 Location: Boston - Massachusetts - USA

Active Communications International’s 5th Future of Surfactants Summit North America, taking place on 22nd and 23rd September in Boston, MA, will once again bring together senior executives and experts from the surfactants industry: manufacturers, raw material producers and suppliers, as well as consultants, regulatory affairs bodies, associations and other industry specialists in the cosmetic/agricultural/pharma sector, to discuss the latest challenges and developments making an impact on the industry.

The 4th edition in 2019 brought together industry professionals from organisations including AGAE Technologies, Mircoban, Clariant, Croda, Kline, NSF Sustainability, Sironix Renewables and many more.

In 2021 the event will discuss topics such as Raw Materials Supply & Demand, Regulatory Issues & Supply Chain Activity, Analysis of Bio-based Surfactants as well as the Use of surfactants across various industry sectors and Evolution of Performance & Applications.

Join us in Boston for two days of exchanging perspectives over the North American surfactants market and not only, learning about the huge market potential and taking advantage of the excellent networking opportunities with your peers.


22nd September 2021
23rd September 2021
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Hayden De Menezes – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0)203 141 0607
Hayden De Menezes – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0)203 141 0607
Hayden De Menezes – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0)203 141 0607
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Omni Parker House Boston
60 School St
Boston, MA 02108 United States

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+1 617-227-8600
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  • Keith DeSanto, CEO, Rhamnolipid Inc.
  • Evelyn Su, President & Chief Scientific Officer, Sinolion USA
  • Donald Ward, Sr. Research Toxicologist, NSF Sustainability
  • Dr Douglas Hayes, Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, University of Tennessee
  • Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Professor, Department of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts
  • Shawn Eady, Lead R&D Chemist, Sironix Renewables
  • Dr. Jun Wu, Ph.D. & Expert in Green Surfactants, Columbia University
  • Steven Bennett, Vice President, Scientific & International Affairs, HCPA
  • Dr. Brian Grady, Director of Institute for Applied for Surfactant Research, University of Oklahoma
  • Dwight Rust, Commercialization USB Technical Consultant, Omni Tech International
  • Samiul Amin, Associate Professor, Manhattan College
  • Greg Smith, Sophrolipids Department, Locus Performance Ingredients
  • Scott Tuchinsky, Global Sales Director, Croda
  • Hongwei Shen, Manager of Technology, Colgate Palmolive
  • Keith Gutowski, Head of Development Home Care, BASF 
  • Kavserry Ananthapadmanabhan, Director of Cosmetic Science Programme, University of Cincinatti 
  • Future of Surfactants Market Overview
  • Global Regulation in Surfactants: Meeting the Standards and Overcoming the Challenges
  • Bio Based Surfactants: Driving towards a more Renewable and Cost Effective Manufacturing Process
  • Implementing Sustainable Strategies in the Surfactants Industry
  • Satisfying Consumer Demands in the Industry
  • Enhancing the Performance of Surfactants
  • Capitalising on and Applying the Technological Developments into the Industry
  • Discussing the Application of New Innovations and Methods for Surfactants
  • Exploring the Future of Packaging

Scientific Design (SD) makes a worldwide impact on people and their communities by delivering safe, reliable, and sustainable Ethylene Oxide (EO) based technologies. We are a Global Leader in the development, licensing, and catalyst supply of proprietary processes for the production of Ethylene Oxide (EO), Ethylene Glycol (EO/EG), Bio-Ethylene, Bio-EO, Bio-EG, EO derivatives, such as Ethoxylates, Ethanolamines and Glycol Ethers, Polyols, and Maleic Anhydride. The chemicals produced by these technologies are the building blocks for a multitude of consumer products that improve the lives and health of millions globally.

Scientific Design pioneered Bio-Ethylene/EO/EG technology with the first Ethanol-based plant licensed in 1986 to India Glycols Ltd. of India and licenses for an additional 9 Ethanol-based EO/EG plants worldwide to date. These Ethanol-based technologies were developed by SD to meet client needs for sustainability, increased use of renewable feed stocks, and the availability of green products.

With many patents and significant investment into Research & Development, we have continued to innovate and provide solutions as a Petrochemical Technology leader for over 75 years.  SD continues to improve upon its technologies to ensure that SD remains the licensor of choice for clients who are committed to a better world through corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability.



We are a leading supplier of innovative and sustainable ingredients for the Household industry. Our performance enhancing ingredients and application expertise can help to optimise product efficiency, add market-leading claims and improve the overall environmental profile of a wide range of formulations.



Kersia is a global leader in food safety from Farm to Fork with value-added products and solutions to prevent diseases or contamination in both animals and humans at every stage of the food supply chain:

  • For Farming essentially on the dairy segment (udder hygiene products, milking machines products, etc.), the pig & poultry segment as well as on the animal feed dietary/complements products and aerial surface disinfection.
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The company also offers niche and differentiated solutions to the healthcare sector.

A series of 7 acquisitions have enabled the group to considerably strengthen its technical and industry expertise while extending its geographic coverage. In under four years, Kersia has tripled its size. Kersia now has a presence in over 120 countries, with a total workforce of 1,800 and a turnover of 375 million euros.



The United Soybean Board (USB) is a farmer-funded organization that helps fund research to develop and commercialize industrial applications using chemical derivatives from U.S.-grown soybeans. Renewable by nature, U.S. soy can be used as a raw material in a diverse group of surfactants. Funded by USB, Battelle Memorial Institute has developed a platform technology to produce a unique class of surfactants for use in laundry and cleaning applications using high oleic soybean oil to improve performance, such as the removal of coffee and make-up stains.  Today, more manufacturers are turning to renewable resources for raw materials, and soy offers a number of advantages including performance, versatility, cost and sustainability. USB-funded successes include soy-based paints and coatings, polyurethane foam, composites, adhesives, and rubber being used by such market leaders as Sherwin-Williams, Rust-Oleum, Ford Motor Company, Lear Corporation, John Deere, Columbia Forest Products and Goodyear. In addition to surfactants, USB is currently funding research to develop new products for asphalt, lubricants, and oil and gas exploration. The USB represents more than 600,000 U.S. soybean farmers. For more information, visit  www.soynewuses.org.


Eurofins Regulatory Science Services

With decades of experience across multiple chemical industries, Eurofins Agroscience Services brings world-leading, multidisciplinary expertise in identifying and quantifying test substances in complex matrices. Having long been active in global scientific discussions, ERSS’s chemists, biologists and toxicologists have helped develop the test methods that shape current regulatory guidelines. We’ve evaluated the environmental impact of thousands of active ingredients and formulations. And by working closely with our customers to understand their chemistries and commercial goals, we’ve helped bring some of the world’s most popular brands to market.

Our services include ecotoxicology, environmental fate, product chemistry and analytical support, metabolism, residue chemistry, and method development and validation.

Whether you are registering a new chemical or formulation, responding to a data call-in or seeking to understand the latest guidelines, Eurofins Regulatory Science Services can provide technical excellence, GLP-compliant study execution and expert interpretation of data to inform your commercial decisions.



Active Communications International has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Karol Lewicki

Tel: +48 61 646 7038

Email: [email protected]



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Green Chemicals Blog
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Oleoline is a market research organisation started in the year 2000 by the HBI group. HBI has been publishing market reports on Glycerine since 1986.  Over the years  Oleoline has developed a portfolio of products in glycerine, oleochemicals and biodiesel .

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Through a joint effort, the 3-year H2020 project ENABLING intends to develop the great potential of the bio-based industry, encouraging the creation of efficient and structured biomass supply chains for the production of bio-based products (BBP). To do so, ENABLING proposes tools and methodologies nurturing collaboration and knowledge transfer among practitioners in the sector, through:

– The Best Practices Atlas, an interactive platform hosting best practices in Europe that are wholly or partly transferable to other regions, or serve as an inspiration for partners in the value chain.

-Coaching Activities, available through an online simple questionnaire, support biomass producers or the BBP industry for the uptake of emerging best practices and help the applicants figure out more details about the bio-economy and its component.

-The Biomass Trade Platform that allows biomass producers and biomass processors to search and offer biomass residues and by-products, bio-based products as well as services in the different sectors of bio-economy.

For further information, visit our website https://www.enabling-project.com/


WorldPressOnline is the leading portal of information for international journalists in the trade press of Beauty & Personal Care (Make-Up, Ingredients & Spa included), Packaging, Printing, Publishing & Converting industries.

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With WorldPressOnline, company can target press releases (in different languages) by product, material, market, geographical zone etc. ; Remain in direct and permanent contact with international journalists ; Increase press releases visibility thanks to the Online Archive Center with powerful search engine; Upload unlimited photos (300 dpi) in your Image Gallery, accessible 24/7 for the journalists; Measure the impact of press communication by a Statistics Report.

WorldPressOnline, we do more than sending your news to the world!

Visit us at http://www.worldpressonline.com/Pages/Principal/home.aspx


ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.


Chemical Search International specialises in global talent acquisition, management and professional development for the chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience sectors. This year we launch our exclusive ChemExecSM | Executive Club offering faster, simpler networking for our industry. Please join our Club or get in touch for an exploratory chat.


ChemExecSM | Executive Club is an exclusive online Club offering faster, simpler networking for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals on a worldwide basis. Please join us.

LINK:  ChemExecSM | Executive Club

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Wood pellets Ukrainian Biofuel Portal – is a specialized B2B platform on biomass and biofuel trade representing extensive base of suppliers and manufactures. Find reliable biofuel traders.

Ukrainian Biofuel Portal carries out mission of a consulting, project management partner, providing professional informational business-to-business service in alternative energy and power supply.

The marketers of Ukrainian Biofuel Portal try their best to find reliable partners from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.


RefinerLink was created for refinery professionals to connect in meaningful ways.

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RefinerLink was CREATED BY REFINERS, so our goal is to truly add value to professionals that work in or serve the Oil Refining Industry. We GUARANTEE that the top talent in industry will be active on this site, so everyone will benefit from getting involved!


Open Chemistry is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research, reviews and short communications in the fields of chemistry in an ongoing way. Our central goal is to provide a hub for researchers working across all subjects to present their discoveries, and to be a forum for the discussion of the important issues in the field.

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For media partnerships, please contact:
Hayden de Menezes
+44 (0) 203 141 0607

Consumer product manufacturers, Surfactant manufacturers, Cosmetic product / ingredient formulators, raw material producers & suppliers, product developers,  regulatory affairs specialists,  personal care brand owners, natural cosmetic/ingredient producers, consultants, cosmetic associations, equity firms, regulatory affairs specialists, oleochemicals companies, retailers

  • Dr Douglas Hayes, Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, University of Tennessee
  • Scott Tuchinsky, Global Sales Director, Croda
  • Keith DeSanto, CEO, Rhamnolipid Inc.
  • Steven Bennett, Vice President, Scientific & International Affairs, HCPA

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At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• On-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, Active Communications International’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.


Active Communications International is doing everything to ensure that all its events go ahead as advertised, returning to the much-missed and valuable face-to-face interaction as soon as possible.  In order to ensure the events are delivered as safely as possible, venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in line with the relevant local and regulations and guidelines.

These have been exceptionally challenging times with very fast-moving updates. As we get closer to an event we look at each one individually, paying careful heed to local regulations, but without ignoring the international situation. Whatever happens, Active Communications International will safeguard the investments that attendees have made by either automatically moving it to the new dates of the event or a full credit will be provided for use when booking a future event.


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