Head Of Technical Support-Special Additives Int'l, Schulke & Mayr GmbH
After studying chemical engineering in Münster (Germany) and several years of R&D work in various technical industries Bernd Heinken started in 1998 at Schülke & Mayr GmbH, Norderstedt (Germany) in the Application Department. In 2002 he took over the responsible role as international Market Manager for a technical biocide business unit at Schülke & Mayr. Since beginning of 2009 Bernd Heinken is responsible for the Technical Support Department "Special Additives" within schülke's worldwide organisation with focus on integrated MQM concepts and global Technical Support networking.
This presentation will demonstrate how traditional preservatives such as formaldehyde donors or parabens can be reduced or even replaced with 'boosting' or 'synergistic' effects from antimicrobial agents supported by formulation aspects such as pH, aw-content, etc. Test results from practice will reveal the successful function of such alternative preservation concepts for wet wipe industries to enable companies to comply with future demands.