Celebrating life-changing innovation by companies in the North East applying chemistry to meet societal needs.
The North East is a hotbed of industries applying chemistry to achieve a cleaner, greener and more prosperous world. Learn about the painstaking research, development and testing that are behind the successful launch of products which matter to you.
10:35 Talk: The Lucite Alpha Process from Discovery to Commercialisation
11.35 Talk: Stopping Stains Sticking – Development of new enzymes and polymers for advanced laundry detergents
Getting clothes clean in a world of colder and quicker washing cycles, and with increasingly concentrated detergents, is a tough challenge. At P&G's Newcastle Innovation Centre we have been developing new technology to meet this challenge, using the new materials to launch new and improved detergent products right across the world. This talk focuses on how we can use novel enzyme and polymer technology to gently modify the surfaces of textile fibres and disrupt their interactions with soils. This results in better cleaning, whiter whites and happier consumers!
Participants: Neil Lant
12.05 Talk: Harnessing Marine Chemical Diversity to Fight Infection
Participants: Grant Burgess
Organised by: Chemistry Section, British Science Association