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ChemUK 2024
ChemUK 2024

Wed, May 15


NEC Birmingham

ChemUK 2024

CCUK are hosting a mini conference at this years ChemExpo show on 15th 12 noon. Sustainable Beauty. Circular by Design. Featuring speakers from across the cosmetics industry value chain.

Time & Location

May 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – May 16, 2024, 4:00 PM

NEC Birmingham , Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK

About the event

CHEMUK 2024 Group Of Events will return on the 15th & 16th May 2024 running in Hall 1 at the NEC, Birmingham. The Expo will present 500+ specialist exhibitors and 150+ expert speakers split between four major show zones.

We are excited to participate in this year’s ChemUK at the NEC in Birmingham on 15th - 16th May. It is always a great place to meet new connections and catch up with organisations in our network such as CPI, IBioIC, BBIA, BCA, BDC to name but a few! Our booth is Q116 and directors and members will be on hand to chat about our activities, membership and projects.

We are hosting a mini-conference on 15th May, 12:00 - 13:20 on Stage 2 ‘Sustainable Beauty, Circular By Design - Applying LCA to beauty and personal care products’. The session is hosted by Gill Westgate and chaired by Professor Rachael Rothman of University of Sheffield with speakers from No 7 Beauty Company, Orean Personal Care, Flex-Sea and Addible. Details here: Cosmetics Cluster UK (CCUK) - Chemical UK Expo.


 Sustainable Beauty: Circular by Design - applying LCA to the beauty and personal care product industry - Hosted by Cosmetics Cluster UK (CCUK)

12:00 Welcome

Dr Gill Westgate, CCUK


12:05 Introduction to the topic

Professor Rachael Rothman, Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering, University of Sheffield

12:15 Examples of improving the sustainability impact of beauty products from No 7 Beauty Company

Steve Owen, Sustainable Packaging Materials Manager, No 7 Beauty Company

LCA from the brand perspective

12:25 The importance of LCA in manufacturing

Laurie Gerrish, Sustainability and Compliance Manager, Orean Personal Care

From raw materials’ impact to choosing the right packaging, how credentials like BCORP can help manufacturers demonstrate they are doing the right thing

12.35 Nature based packaging - Present and Future

Sunny Ubale, Commercial Lead, Flex-Sea

Leveraging bioeconomy solutions within a circular economy strategy

12.45 Towards more sustainable cosmetics through green chemistry

Professor James Clark, University of York/Addible

Using green chemistry to bring more sustainable solutions - drivers for change and how Green Chemistry can help us to achieve environmentally beneficial and cost-effective improvements across the lifecycle of chemical products

12.55 Summarising comments

Professor Rachael Rothman and Q&A panel with all speakers

13.20 Close of session

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