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October

2019

Educational Seminar

When: Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Where: Assumption College

500 Salisbury Street

Worcester, MA 01609

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Topic:  Scale-Up and Processing of Cosmetics


Assumption College Students (free) – email Beth McGowan to register

New England SCC Members (free) – email Beth McGowan to register

Non-members or Members of other chapters ($75) –

Tabletop Sponsor ($200) –


Course Summary

In the cosmetic industry it is imperative that new products get from the bench to manufacturing as quickly as possible. This is the job of the Process Development Engineer and the process is called scale up.  The talk will discuss the different aspects of scale up: heat transfer, addition rates and energy input as it pertains to batch size and different equipment.

Who Should Attend

This course is for anyone involved in:

  • Developing products on the bench.
  • Scaling up cosmetic products.
  • First production batches.
  • Regular production of batches.
  • Suppliers of raw materials to the cosmetic industry.
  • Students

Course Outline

  1. Scale Up Introduction      
  2. Cosmetic Processing Equipment
    1. Vessels
    2. Mixers
    3. High Shear Mixers
      1. Batch
      2. Inline
    4. Pumps
  3. Scale Up Parameters and Variables
    1. Liquids-Emulsions-Emulsions/Solids
      1. Batch
      2. Heating/Cooling
      3. Mass Transfer
      4. Controlling Shear
    2. Continuous
      1. Heating/Cooling
      2. Mass Transfer
      3. Controlling Shear
    3. Emulsions/Solids
      1. Shade Matching
  4. Procedure Requirements
    1. Terms
    2. Equipment Lists/Details/Controls
    3. Filling Concerns/Requirements

About the Instructor

DAVID YACKO was Vice President Research & Development at Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. — one of the world’s leading cosmetic developers and manufacturers — for 15 years. He had been with Estee Lauder over 25 years before retiring in 2016. His department was responsible for worldwide scale-up for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. He earned his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Tri State University in Angola, Indiana. David has worked in the cosmetic industry for 40 years, including 17 years with Chesebrough-Ponds in both Research & Development (13 years) and Manufacturing (4 years). He currently lives in Walterboro, SC.