J Surfact Deterg (2017) 20:985 DOI 10.1007/s11743-017-1984-2 EDITORIAL Journal of Surfactants and Detergents: The Legacy and Future for Formulators Charles E. Hammond Published online: 19 June 2017 AOCS 2017 that JSD had a unique position in the market teaching the application of surfactants and formulating products. We realized that this is an underserved market space with a broad potential. Nearly every liquid mixture in a merchant store is a formulated product. Almost every application of a chemical in an industrial process is formulated. Formulated products apply the same fundamental concepts. With an aging workforce, JSD was postioned to be a channel for educating the future formulators. The surfactant community was born out of soap from the fats and oils which is the heart of the AOCS. It is the applied science of oleo and synthetic molecules that is the future. We thought if we could pull scientists from all the It is hard to believe it was June 2003 when we had an S&D various markets and get them to come to the annual AOCS division strategy session in the Washington DC ofﬁces of meeting, the organization would grow. The AOCS annual the Surfactants and Detergents Association, now called meeting would become mandatory because of the cross American Cleaning Institute. AOCS wanted to drop the fertilization of concepts from different markets, e.g. Agri- Journal of Surfactants and Detergents because the cost was culture, Cosmetics, Food, Medicine, Pulp and Paper, Oil greater than the revenue. The team rallied and the com- Field, Metal Working Fluids, Textiles, I&I, Household, and panies supported JSD with logos on the cover of the journal so on. to make up the difference in publishing costs. It is a JSD not only provides a place for published applied pleasure to see that JSD has continued to expand over the science but also serves to explain the history of the years. development and application of surfactants. JSD’s purpose During the strategy session it was determined that the has not diminished because there will always be a need to unique proposition of the S&D division as well as for educate about the history of surfactants and to review our AOCS was the applied science, or more speciﬁcally, how knowledge. Our community’s strength comes from our to assemble formulated products and how those products ability to connect to one another. JSD is our legacy and the are applied to solve real world problems. future of how the surfactant community uniquely Product formulation is not taught in school. For the most interfaces. part, it is a skill taught on the job. The group determined & Charles E. Hammond CHammond@ﬂotekind.com Flotek Chemistry, Houston, USA
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