The History of Formulaction

Keeping a pionner spirit since 1983.

2022

Launching of Curinscan, our new Curing & Drying analyzer under controlled temperature and humidity environment.

2022

Enlarging Turbiscan range with 2 new Instruments to help formulators to design new products. Turbiscan DNS is a measurement platform for dispersibility – redispersibility – stability analysis. Turbiscan TRILAB enlarges the Turbiscan range by providing multiple analysis under temperature-controlled conditions.

2021

Foundation of Formulaction GmbH, German subsidiary of Formulaction, based in Aichach.

2019

A new version of Turbiscan Tower is introduced, multi-sample analyzer of stability and particle size in concentrated dispersions. With a dedicated TSI Scale screen display, the instrument is a perfect solution for fast formulation ranking and comparison.

2016

Launching of a new range of instruments, FLUIDICAM, based on microfluidics. The Fluidicam RHEO is dedicated to viscosity measurements under high shear rates, with an extreme accuracy even at low viscosities, and low sample consumption.

Launching of the Rheolaser CRYSTAL, a new instrument dedicated to thermal analysis and phase transition detection, based on MS-DWS.

2013

TURBISOFT 2.0 is released, a breakthrough in data treatment and focused on the Turbiscan Stability Index (TSI).

Launching of the Rheolaser MASTER, spearhead of the Rheolaser range, dedicated to gel formation and viscoelastic analysis.

2009

Launching of a new range of instruments for microrheology (Rheolaser) based on multiple light scattering in dynamic mode (MS-DWS).

2008

Foundation of Formulaction Inc, American subsidiary of Formulaction, based in Philadelphia.

2007

Formulaction celebrates the 1000th Turbiscan sale and consolidates its leader position on the worldwide market of stability of concentrated dispersions.

2006

Launching of Horus, the first commercial instrument based on optical Multi-Speckle-Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy, to analyze film formation (drying, curing).

2003

Launching of the Turbiscan AGS, multi-samples station for high throughput stability analysis of dispersions.

2001

Launching of the Turbiscan LAB, a new generation of instruments with high performances which dramatically increased the number of users in the world.

2001

26 distributors and agents commercialize the Turbiscan all over the world.

2001

Awards for the Turbiscan ONLINE at the International Exhibition & Conferences for Instrumentation PITTCON, Orlando (USA).

1998

Launching of the Turbiscan ONLINE, instrument dedicated to process monitoring of dispersions in real time.

1997

Awards for the Turbiscan MA2000 at the International Exhibition & Conferences for Instrumentation PITTCON,
New Orleans (USA).

1995

Innovation Awards for the Turbiscan concept analysis granted by the French technical magazine L’Usine Nouvelle.

1994

Gérard Meunier creates the company Formulaction SA and launches the Turbiscan MA1000, a revolutionary instrument based on multiple light scattering principle in static mode for stability analysis of concentrate dispersions (emulsions, suspensions, foams).

1992

Gérard Meunier develops a new concept of stability analysis of dispersions and registers on May 17, 1994, a patent entitled “Method and apparatus for analyzing the phases of a multi-phase mixture ». This is the first method which enables the measurement of opaque dispersions (emulsions, suspensions, foams), thanks to a backscattering detection system.

1983

Professor Bothorel (Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Bordeaux, CNRS) registers a patent about a new way to characterize phases diagrams. This is the first step in the development of a vertical scanner using the transmission to analyse the whole length of a sample.