Scale Up and Processing Cosmetic Formulations (ADVANCED TRACK)

Instructor: David Yacko
Format: Virtual - live online lectures w/Q&A
Day 1: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (11:00am - 2:30pm EDT)
Day 2: Thursday, June 24, 2021 (11:00am - 2:30pm EDT)



This course is a part of the Advanced Track. Purchasing this course includes access to the Monday/Tuesday course Formulating for the Delivery of Cosmetic Actives instructed by Ricardo Diez, PhD as well as Friday's bonus seminar Cosmetic Claim Substantiation.

Not included in the Advanced Track is Cosmetic Raw Materials instructed by Mark Chandler and Cosmetic Product Prototypes: Development and Testing instructed by Perry Romanowski. To gain access to these additional NextGen Track courses, please select the "Full SCC Education Week" registration option. 

Note: because courses are running concurrently Monday-Thursday, those purchasing Full SCC Education Week access will utilize the on-demand recorded playbacks (available for 30 days) to view any courses they are not able to attend live.

Anyone purchasing a registration during the live event week will need to utilize the on-demand recorded playbacks for any live programming content that they miss.

Course Overview

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." This course 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.

Course Outline

Scale Up Introduction

Cosmetic Processing Equipment

  1. Vessels
  2. Mixers
  3. High Shear Mixers
    1. Batch
    2. Inline
  4. Pumps

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

Procedure Requirements

  1. Terms
  2. Equipment Lists/Details/Controls
  3. Filling Concerns/Requirements

Daily Schedule

11:00am-12:30pm EDT - Live Lecture & Q&A
12:30pm-1:00pm EDT - Break
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT - Live Lecture & Q&A

About the Instructor

David Yacko was Vice President Research and 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. He spent 17 years with Chesebrough-Ponds in both Research and Development (13 years) and Manufacturing (4 years).

David currently lives in Walterboro, SC.

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