Technical Manager-Personal Care & Household, Thor Specialties, Inc.
Technical Manager for Personal Care and House Hold, at THOR Specialties, Inc., the American subsidiary of the Thor Group, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of cost effective biocides, flame retardants, and personal care additives. With a background in biology and chemistry, and having been in consumer applications going on 20 years, she has held various positions in companies such as CIBA, BASF and Akzo Nobel. Andress, obtained her PhD in Wood Science, Majoring in Wood Preservation at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada working with application of quaternary ammonium compounds in wood preservation. Andress is a member of the PCPC microbiology committee and holds numerous publications and patents.
The selection of the preservation system is like negotiating a maze that includes: NGO influences; retailor restrictions; public pressure; global and regional regulations. Learn the current trends in preservation and the effect of these trends on the long-term safety of wet wipes and especially baby wipes. Take away the best approaches to preserve your wet wipe while balancing product safety.