During the education hour, which begins at 5pm, Fragrance West Senior Perfumer Sherri Sebastian will explore the relation of the scent of flavors and fragrances in everyday experience. Her presentation will give attendees the opportunity to step away from formulations, ingredients, and paperwork to reconnect with their original inspiration for working in the industry. At the same time, they can embrace new ways to reconnect with the less tangible, yet instinctually understandable nature of aromatic compositions. She will discuss how consumer demands for sustainable, organic and natural products, are leading to new trends forging forward.
During the dinner hour, Joel St. John, regional sales manager, Scott Turbon Mixer, Inc., will present, "Scale up: How to formulate from the beaker to production." St. John will help the formulating chemist with a little insight to process engineering. Keeping just a few things in mind while working on a smaller scale will not only make life for production easier, but give reproducible products, no matter the batch size.