SEPAWA Congress 2019 will be a major platform for exhibitors and product launches

By Simon Pitman

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Held in Berlin from October 23rd​ to 25th​, the event will host the largest ever number of exhibitors, accounting for more that 300 companies, many of whom will be promoting brand new product launches for the European market.

With more than 3,000 industry professionals expected to attend the conferencing programme and the exhibition, this year the event will again offer eight prizes for exceptional innovation from companies, as well as three prizes for young scientists who have demonstrated excellence in related fields.

Three-day conference programme and keynote

One of the highlights of the conference programme will be the keynote address, which will be given by philosopher, author and journalist, Richard David Precht.

Titled ‘The digital revolution and the future of how we work’, the presentation will explore how the world is changing at such a breathtaking fast pace and how the business world is reacting to it, with what would seem as being both skepticism and naivety in equal measures.

In his presentation Precht will sketch out some of the hurdles, as well as stressing how the right approach to the digital age could help map out a truly desirable future.

Dedicated personal care and fragrance tracks

The rest of the conference programme is divided into six main tracks, with dedicated spaces for forums and scientific presentations for both personal care and fragrance scheduled for all three days.

Highlights will include a presentation by Dr. Claudia Brunn, of BASF personal care and nutrition, titled Fatty Acid Sulfonate – Redesigning a surfactant for the future, which will be given on the 24th​ October at 10am – 10:30am in Convention Hall I A.

Silab’s Fanny Fondecave will be giving a presentation titled Water, a valuable resource, which will explore the crucial part that water plays in formulation and will be given as part of the Forum for Innovation – Personal Care, at 9:15am in Room 2 on October 25th​.


BASF will be playing its part in the newly enlarged exhibitor space with the launch of its new surfactants Texapon SFA and Dehyton SFA, which both target the personal care space.

Both of these launches emphasise sustainabality, thanks to the fact that they are RSPO-certified and made from renewable resources.

The research team also claims that both products have very high skin and eye compatibility and are suitable for baby skin and “tear free” formulations.

The company will also present its new Skin-to-Soul concept, which demonstrates how a cream-to-oil technology into wellbeing applications that extend to sun care and heightening sensorial attributes for natural formulations.

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