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Personal Care Technical Service Course: Personal Care

Instructor-led training | Customers & Distributors


This seminar provides an interesting overview of the possibilities of silicones in personal care applications.


Basic knowledge of chemistry


  • General introduction to the market: “Silicones in Personal Care Applications”
  • Training module on the different application tests (conducted as part of a lab tour)
  • Training on the following product groups, among others: Volatile silicones, Dimethicones, Gum blends, Dimethiconol emulsions
  • Phenyl-modified silicones, Alkyl-/alkoxy-modified silicones, Polyether-functional silicones, Silicone polyglycosides, Silicone resins, Silicone elastomer resin gels, Silicone polyvinyl acetate, Pyrogenic silica
  • All product groups are explained in the context of different applications, such as: Hair care (shampoos, conditioners and styling products), Skin- and suncare products, Color cosmetics (lipsticks, foundations, powders, etc.)
  • In the hands-on portion of the course, you will learn how to use BELSIL® products in a variety of personal care formulations.
  • This course includes role-playing and workshops aimed at providing a more in-depth understanding of WACKER’s BELSIL® and HDK® product lines.

Seminar objectives

This three-day seminar on silicones for cosmetic products offers a good mix of theory and hands-on training in our laboratory. The course provides an interesting overview of the many ways you can use silicones to improve your products and will present some of the unique properties of silicones.

Target audience

Distributors, technical managers, sales managers and R&D managers

Seminar language


Fee (includes value-added tax)

0.00 EUR

Number of participants

6 - 12


Dr. Ovidiu Feier-Iova

Dr. Ovidiu Feier-Iova: after completing his degree in chemistry and his doctoral thesis in organometallic chemistry at Heidelberg University, he occupied various posts at KAO Germany GmbH. Having previously worked as head of Research and Development at KMP Printtechnik AG, he has been working as technical manager and laboratory manager in WACKER’s Personal Care Applications sector since 2016. He is also the Technical Champion for WACKER Personal Care Applications in the EMEA region.

Dr. Tassilo Habereder

Dr. Tassilo Habereder studied chemistry and wrote his PhD thesis in inorganic chemistry. Before he joined Wacker Chemie AG he had worked in various positions for Ciba Speciality Chemicals (now BASF). Since 2009, he has been working as technical manager and laboratory head for Personal Care applications at Wacker Chemie AG. Moreover he works as Global Technical Champion for Wacker Skin and Color Care applications.

Dr. Gerhard Beer

Dr. Gerhard Beer studied chemistry, writing his doctoral dissertation on physical-organic chemistry. Since 2001, he has held various positions at Wacker Chemie AG, in both R&D and application technology for personal care. He is currently in charge of the laboratory for hair care development and is the technical contact person for key account customers, and also for the EMEA region.

Dr. Claudius Schwarzwälder

Dr. Claudius Schwarzwälder studied chemistry and wrote his PhD thesis in physical chemistry. After the work as post doc at the University of Cambridge he worked as a cosmetic chemist in the R&D department of Beiersdorf AG. In 2001, he began work at WACKER`s Silicones Personal Care Team. As a technical marketing manager he conducted trainings for sales managers and distributors until 2009. He is marketing manager for the market segment Personal Care since 2009.