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January 22, 2016 10:25 AM

Contact: Brian Sansoni, American Cleaning Institute, 202.662.2517 or

ACI Convention Unveils First-ever Innovation & New Technologies Showcase

  • Jan. 29 Showcase Takes Place at Cleaning Product Supply Chain’s Top Business Event

Washington, DC, January 22, 2016 – The 2016 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Convention will feature a new session that gives ACI member companies the opportunity to shine a spotlight on new product, ingredient and packaging innovations and technologies.

The 90th ACI Convention takes place January 25-30 at the Grande Lakes Orlando in Orlando, Florida. The event is the global cleaning product supply chain’s top business-to-business forum.

"The first-ever ACI Innovation & New Technologies Showcase on Friday, January 29 will provide insights on how ACI member company innovations are demonstrating commercial advances within the cleaning product supply chain," said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO.

Among the ACI member companies scheduled to present:

Douglas Brownfield, Ampacet Corp.: New Color and Texture Aesthetics for SUD pouch packaging and Caps/Closures for laundry brand packaging

Linda Foltis, Ashland, Inc.: Probing the Textures of Composite Home Care Formulations using Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear

Karl-Ludwig Gibis, Clariant Corporation: What if Green Cleans? The new sugar based GlucoPure surfactant range

George A. Smith, Huntsman Corporation: Surfactants Based on Algae Oil

Ray Fahmy, Lonza Inc.: New Generation of Hard Surface Disinfectants

Christian Herrmanns, MonoSol, Kuraray WS Film Division: Collaboration in Innovation for Developing Next-generation Water-soluble Films

Cristiane Canto, Oxiteno USA, LLC: Replacement for cationic surfactant in Fabric Softeners

Peter Messacar, Scholle IPN: Flexible Packaging Refill Pack for Club Store Cleaning Products

Julie Boucher, Wacker Chemie AG: Chem2Do Kit: Supporting Teachers and Students to Show Chemistry in Everyday Life

News and highlights of the 2016 ACI Convention will be available on ACI’s Twitter feed at and via the Twitter hashtag #ACI90th.

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI ( and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.