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The Formulation Science & Technology (FST) and Particle Technology (PC) interest groups of the Royal Society of Chemistry organised this conference on Particle Dispersion in Liquid Formulations.  The site contains recordings of all the presentaions and pdfs of the presentations - see the menu on the right to access the Programme, Industrial Posters and Supplier Posters.

This was held Online on Wednesday December 16th 2020

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Submissions were requested for oral presentations on particle dispersion across formulation lifetime and poster presenations on formulation processes, particle characterisation and the role of particle dispersion in your industry.

The meeting was based on the premise that for many liquid formulations which include particles, the final state of the particles is not just determined by classic colloid science particle dispersion considerations, but also by a number of other factors.  Rarely are fluid flows so intense in liquid formulations that primary particles are broken up. The initial state of agglomeration of multiple primaries, their break-up in the fluid flow and potential coagulation through process, storage and application are all important in determining the final state of the formulated product and thus its properties. For coatings and inks they determine the final colour / opacity and other functional properties, for food they influence mouth feel, for cosmetics they influence skin feel, for drugs they influence efficacy etc..

The meeting had 3 themes:

  1. Particle dispersion - thermodynamics - colloid sicence - overview talk
  2. Particle dispersion - kinetics - particles in hydrodynamics - topic talks
  3. Particle characterisation - both current methods and new improved approaches - 3 talks focus on different stages in manufacture

The meeting started with 2 poster sessions:

  1. 10 x 3minute presentations of a normal poster on what particle dispersion means for different industries - we would be keen if you or a colleague were able to present a poster on your best practices and challenges.
  2. 9 x 3 minute presentations of a normal poster from instrument manufacturers (possibly also academics) on a range of particle characterisation methods.

Organising committee

  • Dr Simon Gibbon, AkzoNobel Research & Development, Northallerton / RSC FST
  • Dr Brian Miller, Meriticis / RSC PC
  • Dr Claudio Pereira da Fonte, The University of Manchester / IChemE Mixing
  • Dr Phil Gill, Cranfield University / RSC FST
  • Dr Stephen Ward-Smith, Malvern Panalytical / RSC PC
  • Dr Helen Ryder, The University of Manchester / RSC FST
  • Dr Sam Peel, IFF / RSC FST

An event organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Formulation Science & Technology (FST) and Particle Characterisation (PC) Interest Groups.


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