Hyatt Regency Minneapolis   |   Minneapolis, Minnesota   |   June 17-20, 2024

Conference Speakers


David Koehl

Director - Global Marketing, Arxada


David Koehl is Director Global Marketing & Business Development for Arxada’s Personal Care Preservation business. David has over 30 years of industry experience in a variety of roles ranging from Research & Development, product management, strategic marketing and international business development. David has worked the past 25 years at Arxada and is credited with launching their disinfectant wipes business and developing novel preservative systems used in wet wipes today. David has been awarded multiple patents in the areas of disinfectant wipes and wet wipes preservation and he holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration.
Tuesday, June 18
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Transformative Trends in Wet Wipe Formulations: A Dual Focus on Skin Health and Sustainability

Natural Preservation Gaining Acceptance & Credibility in the World of Wipes

Consumers continue to demand safer and more sustainable products that fit within a circular economy. This has driven tremendous innovation across the supply chain of all industries and particularly that of the wipes industry. While many wipe products advertise recycled content or 100% natural substrates, their wipe liquor often still contains synthetic, non-circular preservatives and other ingredients. While this is often due to concerns relating to cost and performance, recent innovations are making such concerns a thing of the past. Certainly, robust preservation is one of the most critical elements to consider for any wet wipe formulation. The history of the wet wipes industry unfortunately contains far too many instances of microbial contamination. These avoidable crises have led to product recalls and even serious injury. Newer preservatives and multifunctional ingredients have been proven to provide robust, broad-spectrum protection while also delivering the sustainability required for humanity’s long-term success.

We will present new and innovative preservatives and multifunctionals that provide complete protection against bacteria, yeast and mold. Our testing will include some of the harder-to-kill organisms that have particularly challenged the wet wipe industry through the years. We will demonstrate how these new preservative systems can provide cost-effective and high-performing, 100% natural and sustainable wipe formulations.