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JUNE 22 - 25, 2020
Hyatt Regency
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Conference Speakers


Rosanna Stokes

Business Development Manager, Emerald Performance Materials, LLC


Rosanna Stokes is Business Development Manager at Emerald Kalama Chemical, where she focuses on the development of green ingredients for consumer applications. This includes business innovation and regulatory intelligence involving multifunctionals and preservatives used in personal and home care. Rosanna spent her career working with technical and commercial teams to propel new products to the forefront driving market shifts. 
Thursday, June 27
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Preservative Developments: Safety vs Efficacy

Sustainable Preservation

Regulatory pressure, consumer preferences, and NGO action are driving market demand for sustainable wet wipe products. At the same time, notable wet wipe recalls due to growth of mold and other undesirable microbes have underscored the need for efficacious preservation; preservatives are a necessary ingredient in any waterbased system. To incorporate preservatives while developing wet wipe products that encourage sustainable practices, manufacturers must consider sustainability from several key facets.

Key preservation considerations reviewed in this presentation include:

•     Is your product preserved such that waste and environmental impact are minimized?

•     Are the preservatives you are choosing sustainable from a regulatory and consumer perspective?

•     Are your product development and sourcing strategies aligned with the objective of sustainably preserved products?

•     What innovation or development opportunities exist to support sustainable solutions?

Each of these considerations will be discussed with supporting data to address the three pillars of sustainable preservation: Protect, Optimize, and Innovate.