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Formulating Dioxane-Free Products
1,4-Dioxane is a contaminant of interest for many global regulators due to its role as a toxicant and possible carcinogen. It can be found in many personal care products as the result of ethoxylation or other select processes which use ethylene oxide as an intermediate. Recent rulemaking in the state of New York will likely require a significant reduction of ethoxylated ingredients and other certain reaction products. Fortunately, the personal care industry had already made significant strides in new product development to replace ingredients with potential dioxane contamination. This presentation will focus on dioxane-free alternatives in three common application areas: mild surfactants, emulsifiers, and thickeners. It will present a variety of alternate technologies and provide efficacy data for selected technologies, including zein scores for irritation, emulsion stability data for emulsifiers, and viscosity response curves for thickening.

Feb 3, 2022 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dennis Abbeduto
Personal Care Business Manager @Colonial Chemical Inc.
Dennis Abbeduto has over 25 years surfactant and formulation chemistry experience and currently works for Colonial Chemical, Inc in Southeast Tennessee as Personal Care Business Manager. He has also served as Product Applications Manager at Colonial. Prior to his time at Colonial Chemical, he worked for Alberto-Culver Co in Chicago, Illinois on skin care technology and as a formulation chemist for the St. Ives and Noxzema brands. Dennis also worked for McIntyre Group, Ltd in University Park, Illinois as an R&D synthesis, applications, and claims chemist. He has a BS in chemistry from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.