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September 4, 2008

2009 Scientific Seminar Call for Papers Ends Sept. 15

Those interested in presenting a paper for podium presentation at the 2009 SCC Annual Scientific Seminar, which will be held at the Chicago Hilton on June 4-5, 2009, must submit an abstract by Sept. 15. Abstract topics of particular interest are: “Sustainable materials and formulating ‘green’ positioned products;” “Technologies and materials meeting the needs of multi-cultural hair;” “Addressing the needs and measuring the properties for retarding of skin aging;” “Designing successful product metrics in consumer perception is reality mode of choosing;” and “Personal care wipe products, e.g. skin sanitizer wipes: The good, the bad and the ugly.” 
Authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts (which can be printed at of no more than 150 words. Submissions should be sent to
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HallStar Sponsors New SCC Award for Sunscreen Research

The HallStar Company, a Chicago-based specialty chemistry  company, has created the HallStar Award a new, annual Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) award for outstanding work in sunscreen and related research. The $2000 award will recognize the best scientific paper in the fields of sunscreen science, UV protection or photoaging presented at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Annual Scientific Seminar. The next Annual Scientific Seminar is June 4-5 in Chicago. The award will be presented at the 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase in New York City. 
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October Continuing Education Courses To Address REACH, Color Cosmetics

The SCC’s continuing education courses scheduled for October will cover REACH and color cosmetics. Both events will be held at the Sheraton Newark Airport hotel in Newark, NJ.
“REACH-A Step by Step Guide,” which will be held Oct. 2, offers a step-by-step review of European Community chemical directive. The instructor is Wen Schroeder, president of Seki Cosmeceuticals LLC, USA.
“The Chemistry & Formulations of Color Cosmetics” course will be held Oct. 15-16. The course will cover key aspects, novel alternatives, trends and technologies of ingredients used to create differentiated moisturizing and emolliency in products for the consumer. The instructors are Jane Hollenberg, a consultant the industry who was most recently technical director at Rona, and Edwin Faulkner, who is director of business development for the colors group of Sun Chemical.
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