SWSCC Virtual January Monthly Meeting - Thursday January 14th, 2021


Speaker: Dennis Abbeduto - Colonial Chemical

Time: 12:00 Noon CST

Duration: 1 hour

Title: Surfactants: Meeting Today’s Market Needs

Consumer needs in personal care cleaning are shifting rapidly and formulators are reorganizing their toolboxes to accommodate them. Surfactants are vitally important tools for the formulation of personal care products, functioning as foaming agents, cleansers, thickeners, emulsifiers, and solubilizers. This presentation will give a basic overview of surfactant chemistry and present a wide variety of technology options for the latest consumer claims, including “water-free”, “sulfate-free”, “PEG/dioxane-free”, and lower irritation cleansing formulation. Surfactant functions in formulations, key functional groups, and important things to watch for will be discussed.

Presenter Bio:
Dennis Abbeduto has over 20 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.

Event Date January 14, 2021
Event End Date January 14, 2021