Symposium—The Next Horizon of Sun
Care Innovation & Global Regulatory
Requirements—which will be held Sept.
16-18, 2015 at the Disney Yacht Club in
Authors are invited to submit titles and
abstracts of no more than 150 words for
papers to be presented in podium format.
The submission deadline is Jan. 31, 2015.
All topics related to cosmetic science will
be considered for presentation. All abstracts including photo and bio must be
submitted to FLSCCSUN@gmail.com.
More info: www.flscc.org
DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol
Tapped for Tide Coldwater Pilot
•Through a partnership with DuPont,
Procter & Gamble will use cellulosic ethanol in North American Tide laundry detergent, making Tide Cold Water the first
brand in the world to blend cellulosic ethanol in a scalable and commercial way.
Although this initial pilot with Tide
Coldwater is limited to North America, it
has huge potential for other markets and
products—and could be a catalyst for the
industry, according to DuPont.
For the pilot, DuPont will produce the
renewable, cellulosic ethanol at its new
biorefinery, which is under construction
in Nevada, IA. Once completed, the plant
will be the world’s largest bioethanol refinery, producing 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year—a process with
zero net carbon emissions.
Tide Cold Water “powered by nature”
will re-purpose more than 7000 tons of
agricultural waste a year—equivalent to
the power needed to do all the washing
in homes in California for more than a
month, according to the companies.
“We believe that actions speak louder
than words in the area of sustainability
and this partnership with DuPont demon-
strates we are doing just that” said Gianni
Ciserani, Procter & Gamble group presi-
dent of global fabric and home care. “As
one of the world’s largest laundry manu-
facturers, we have a responsibility to lead
renewable sourcing in products. We do
this by ensuring consumers still get the
great Tide laundry performance they want,
while further reducing the impact on the
environment. In January, we committed
to removing phosphates in our laundry
products. This partnership on renewables
is one more step in our journey.”
“It was a natural decision for us to
take this next step forward with Procter &
Gamble in an area which is so critical for
each of our companies—sustainable tech-
nologies for processes and products,” said
James Collins, SVP, DuPont. “With this col-
laboration, DuPont is also taking the first
step to diversify its markets for cellulosic
ethanol beyond fuels. As we build on our
integrated science capabilities, we will
continue to seek out new opportunities
and new collaborations to transform value
chains with more sustainable solutions.”
Collins and P&G’s Ciserani both
spoke at the World Conference on Fabric
and Home Care in Montreux, Switzerland
Puma To Leave P&G for L’Oréal
•Puma SE and L’Oréal have signed a
license agreement for beauty products.
The deal is effective Jan. 1, 2015 when
Puma’s deal with its current licensee,
Procter & Gamble, ends on Dec. 31, 2014.
Amway Funds Stanford
•A new research study, conducted by
the Stanford Prevention Research Center
and funded through a $10 million unrestricted gift from Amway, will analyze
how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to
Funded through a gift from the Amway
Nutrilite Health Institute Wellness Fund,
the study (dubbed WELL) aims to identify
lifestyle and environmental factors that
may help people maintain their health
and wellness as they age. WELL will be
designed, conducted, and analyzed by
scientists at Stanford Prevention Research
Center and will be entirely under the
control of Stanford University with no involvement by Amway in these processes
so as to safeguard investigative independence, according to Amway.
Research is expected to begin in 2015
and will continue for at least five years.
Initially, the study will evaluate factors
such as diet and lifestyle that may influence metabolic health and visual signs of
aging or cognitive functions, among other
•Farouk Shami and his associates gath-
ered to commemorate Shami’s birthday as
well as a recent accomplishment; he received an honorary Doctorate of Beauty
Arts from Seokyeong University. Shami
is founder of Farouk Systems, a Houston,
TX-based salon hair care company that
counts Chi and BioSilk among its brands.
Lisa Marie Garcia, VP-shows, education and schools, presented Shami with
the certificate, noting that the Doctorate
of Beauty Arts recognized his outstanding achievements as well as his invaluable contributions to the academic and
cultural development of the global beauty
More info: www.farouk.com
Disposable Wipes Maker
•I&I company ITW Professional
Brands (formerly ITW Dymon) and
Atlantic Mills, a Lakewood, NJ disposable
nonwoven wipes maker, have combined
product portfolios and will now operate as
ITW Pro Brands.
The company’s brand portfolio includes LPS, Scrubs, Dykem, Rustlick,
Accu-lube, Dymon, Spray Nine, Atlantic
Mills and Sertun. This scale-up of previously independent ITW (Illinois Tool
Works) business units is the result of in-depth market research with key channel
partners, noted the company.
With the brand alignment, ITW Pro
Brands says it now offers greater resources