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Formulation 4.0

Putting the digital into formulation

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Industry 4.0 is already here and changing the formulating industry, at Formulation 4.0 you will hear firsthand from pioneers in the field.

You will hear about how the UK is leading the way with major collaborative activities well supported by academic, industrial and government resources and how individual companies are leveling the playfield through taking advantage of the new technologies.

The UK is leading the way in the application of Industry 4.0 to formulation and at Formulation 4.0 you will get an in depth insight into 2 of the leading programmes currently underway, as well as the view of different industry players involved.

CAFE4DM - the Unilever / The University of Manchester led Prosperity Partnership is pioneering the application of digital manufacturing techniques in formulated products.  Professor Phil Martin will tell us about how the Centre in Advanced Fluid Engineering for Digital Manufacturing (CAFE4DM) is revolutionising the traditional chemical engineering approaches which have been used to incrementally improve the manufacture of formulate products, through the development of new academic and industrial approaches.

CPI is also leading the way with the universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Leeds with the ambitious development of a major facility to enhance manufacture of formulated liquid products.  Katharina Roettger will explain how the facility will enable companies to innovate in the complex area of manufacturing new multi-component formulations, without having to disrupt their current manufacturing until new formulations have been optimised. A key part of this facility will be the advanced process control needed to enable digital manufacuring, Matthew McEwan from Perceptive Engineering will talk about how such control allows realtime control of product quality attributes.  Dave Berry from CPI will explain how the learning from liquid product manufacture is to be applied in a new flexible powder manufacturing system.

Professor Phil Martin, The University of Manchester
Katharina Roettger, National Formulation Centre, CPI
Dave Berry, National Formulation Centre, CPI
Matthew McEwan, Perceptive Engineering
Sean Bermingham, PSE
Mo Chowdhury, AkzoNobel

Organising committee
Dr Simon Gibbon - AkzoNobel RD&I
Dr Tom Rodgers - The University of Manchester
Dr Bernadeta Pochopien - BP
Dr Helen Ryder - The University of Manchester







Ecoform 2013 is a technical conference aimed to promote the exchange of information and experience among scientists and other professionals working in the field of green chemistry and formulation.

Programme will include a number of talks from invited experts from industry and academia and a selection from submitted abstracts. The speaker list includes;

Supercritical Water - Jawwad Darr (King’s College London)

Microwave processing – Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy (University of Reading)

Green chemistry - Peter Dunn (Pfizer)

Supercritical CO2 – Vivek Trivedi (University of Greenwich)

Ultrasonics – Timothy Mason (Coventry University)

Radiation Technology – Janusz M. Rosiak (Technical University of Łódź)


Important dates

Abstract submission: 01 March 2013

Early bird deadline: 01 May 2013


An event organised by the Formulation Science and Technology Group (FSTG) of RSC and the University of Greenwich in association with RSC Sonochemistry and Industrial Physical Chemistry group

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