Sustainable Fragrances for Cleaning Products Dates and Venue Announced

PORTLAND, Maine, December 15, 2008 – IntertechPira is pleased to announce the global launch of Sustainable Fragrances for Cleaning Products set for June 3 – 5, 2009 at the Marriott Washington in Washington, DC, US.

Co-Chaired by Lauren Heine, Senior Science Advisor, Clean Production Action, Marian Marshall, Director of Government Relations, The Roberts Group and Ladd Smith, President, Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM), this year’s program will bring together cleaning products industry experts, fragrance manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials to learn about changes to existing standards and discuss ways to untangle the intricate fragrance supply chain.


“Because cleaning products formulators often rely on fragrance manufacturers to develop and deliver the fragrance for their products, fragrance manufacturers are required to provide an end product that meets the customer’s specifications for sustainable, “said Senior Conference Producer Jessica Johnson. “With hundreds of chemicals that comprise a fragrance formulation and fragrance developers relying on several suppliers, the supply chain has become a complex logistical web.”

Currently, truly green cleaners account for only 2% to 5% of the products sold in the $17.5 billion U.S. cleaning products market for household, janitorial, food service, and laundry chemicals. Due to increased consumer misperceptions regarding the terms ‘green,’ ‘sustainable,’ and ‘natural,’ government regulatory agencies and NGOs have developed programs to certify consumer products that meet stringent standards for sustainable formulations. Sustainable Fragrances for Cleaning Products will address these programs and additional salient issues facing this market.

Key topics will include:

  • Creating a definition of ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ that is meaningful for all constituent industries
  • Understanding the criteria for green fragrances developed by EPA’s DfE program and RIFM
  • A comprehensive review of current technology and where its heading
  • The science behind determining allergic response and sensitization to fragrance

One pre-conference seminar will be held prior to the conference on Wednesday, June 3. Several networking opportunities will also be provided.

At a time when the market continues to experience tremendous technological growth, IntertechPira’s Sustainable Fragrances for Cleaning Products is both timely and practical, providing a unique advantage to gain the necessary knowledge to define sustainability and secure development for the fragrance industry.

For the most up-to-date program details visit the Sustainable Fragrances 2009 website.

Members of the press interested in attending, to find out if you qualify for a complimentary press pass, please contact Press Officer Sheri Bonnell at sheri.bonnell@pira-international.com or +1 (2070 781-9637


One Response to “Sustainable Fragrances for Cleaning Products Dates and Venue Announced”
  1. Re: Sustainable Fragrances for Cleaning Products
    This program may finally establish guidelines for Fragrance producers and encourage them to act responsibly and adopt EPA’s DfE standards for any product that goes down a drain. It will be interesting to see how the programs topics develop and who attends.

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