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Clever Characterisation for Smarter Formulation

18
Apr
2016
Clever Characterisation for Smarter Formulation

Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD, UK



Clever Characterisation for Smarter Formulation
Further details here - http://www.formulation.org.uk/ccsf

The Formulation Science and Technology Group are excited to announce a new conference which will show how characterisation has enabled smarter formulation.

Historically formualtion was seen as more of an art than a science, slowly through the application of colloid science combined with the principles of chemical processing and laterly through the use of good scientific practice such as statistical design of experiments, formulation has become a science and in many case now a well controlled engineering process.  However, due to the complexity of many formualtions this has been achieved through direct connection of recipes and processing conditions with required application properties, without understanding of the physical and chemical structures which give rise to these properties.

This meeting will showcase the growing number of examples where the range of currently available characterisation techniques has demonstrated the controlling structural features in complex formualtions.

The techniques to be covered will include:
  • 3D electron microscopy
  • In-situ microscopy techniques
  • X-ray tomography
  • AFM-IR
  • NMR
  • Surface energy measurement
  • Particle velocimetry
We would also be pleased to receive abstracts for both talks and posters which highlight the impact which characterisation has made to smart formulation.

On behalf of the FSTG:
Dr Helen Ryder, The University of Manchester
Dr Simon R. Gibbon, AkzoNobel RD&I