In the last 20 years, nanotechnology in the food, and personal and home care industries has followed an unfortunate narrative: from unrealistic and irresponsible hype to inevitable disappointment, and a certain amount of distrust and push-back from consumers. This level of public concern has prompted private and government agencies to create and fund research programs to understand and quantify the risks nanostructured materials pose to human health and the environment. In 2015, we have a wealth of information resulting from this funding largesse - some of which is very useful, some not.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, an increased understanding and control of nanoscale structures and materials has revolutionized more research-savvy personal, home care, and cosmetics companies enabling the development of exciting new products that offer benefits to both customers and the environment. The potential for new foods is largely unrealized.
This live webinar by our expert speaker Fiona Case, a nanotechnology expert, will provide an overview of different types of nanostructured materials relevant to the cosmetics, food, and personal and home care products industry. You will get insights into how soft materials are formulated and processed to create and maintain nanostructure. Explore R&D activities in the consumer goods market, current innovations and applications of this technology.
This session offers a concise summary of the one day workshop on Structured Materials: Industrial Applications presented annually at the TechConnect World Innovation & Nanotech conferences in Washington DC with a particular focus on personal and home care products, cosmetics and foods.
Who should attend?
Fiona Case is coordinator of advanced materials programs at the Nano Science and Technology Institute. She has more than 25 year's experience in industrial materials design (particularly formulation design, soft matter and polymers), and applications of nanotechnology. She carried out contract research for top US and E... More info