The 8th ICIS World Surfactants Conference
May 9-11, 2018 – Jersey City, NJ
Join global surfactants industry leaders to find out how companies are tackling sustainable chemistry and engineering issues. Walk away understanding how shifting consumer trends are shaping the industry.
Trends in Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
Major oleochemicals and surfactants producers are integrating downstream, all while end-user companies are acquiring upstream businesses. This squeezes smaller players. Plus, a challenging palm kernel oil price environment has caused synthetically-produced feedstocks to be used more predominantly worldwide.
Across the globe, Asia and Africa show growing demand for cleaning and personal care products. While consumers in Europe and North America are raising the pressure for affordable, sustainable and high-performance products. Driving bio-based sustainable chemistry and engineering are: 1) regulatory requirements and, 2) the increasing awareness for environment-friendly products. New products are in development. Cost optimization, performance and new applications continue as key areas of interest throughout the value chain.
Surfactants industry members have much to discuss in 2018!