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Physical and chemical stability play a crucial role in the development, manufacture, and storage of a wide range of different product types, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foods, and agrochemicals. However, there are some important distinctions in the origins of physical and chemical stability and also in the experimental techniques used to measure them.
The way in which a coating is dried/cured is essential to the final properties, functionality, and appearance of the material. Improperly dried/cured materials, like battery slurries, will generate cracking issues. The coating and drying step is crucial for the battery features.
Hydrogels offer an interesting way to administrate active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). Recently, polaxamer polymers have been used for hydrogel applications. This type of triblock copolymer is composed of a central hydrophobic polyoxypropylene and two hydrophilic polyoxyethylene outer blocks. This structure confers an amphiphilic behavior like that of surfactants. Depending on the length of each block, […]
Demand for meat-free products means that food manufacturers and formulators are under mounting pressure to develop new formulations and products that are free of animal-derived products. With tried-and-tested meat proteins performing a variety of roles, including emulsification and stabilization, replacing them with plant-derived alternatives is not always a straightforward task. The Turbiscan DNS enables formulators […]
Solid cosmetics are already a beauty industry staple: soaps and lipsticks are probably the most common examples. But their use is accelerating. For certain applications, solid cosmetics offer a few advantages over liquid formulations: these include convenience, higher concentrations, and compatibility with low-waste, plastic-free, or fully recyclable packaging. With consumers increasingly choosing to consider the […]
Ongoing demand for better performance and stability from fertilizers, growth agents and crop protection products means that agrochemical producers are constantly striving to develop more effective formulations. On top of this, a move toward both sustainability and automation in agriculture means agrochemical companies are being pushed to develop new, future-proof solutions such as viscous drone-compatible […]
The viscous properties of a liquid or amorphous solid are primarily determined by inter-particle forces within the solution, including friction and attraction between molecules in the macrostructure. These Van der Waals forces are critical facets of a sample’s resistance to deformation, or flow, which defines the material’s viscosity.
Join us for our Food Webinar Series this summer that will focus on the Food and Beverage industries and their challenges regarding stability, dispersibility, and food texture.
Join us for our Spring Camp 2022 with a focus on the coatings industry and the challenges faced along with the innovative solutions that Formulaction can provide. This live webinar camp will consist of three different workshops focusing on unique challenges. Please join us!
The transformation of milk into yogurt and cheese is an ancestral process established to make milk durable that has become popular with a variety of cheese and yogurts invented every year. Current global demand is constantly increasing, requiring the development of new product types and keeping quality at a high level. Product development is under […]
In the coating industry, the sedimentation of pigments and fillers has a significant impact on the properties of coatings at the point of use. Being able to accurately characterize sedimentation is crucial to the development of shelf-stable coatings – yet the majority of sedimentation testing is still carried out by visual inspection. In this article, […]
The process of oil recovery needs a wide knowledge of engineering and chemistry, it usually follows specific steps. Each reservoir shows its characteristic properties in terms of formation type, porosity, temperature, and salinity, which make it challenging to find the right system for the right reservoir. Starting with drilling to completion and finally, the different […]
Consumer tastes and preferences for beverages are evolving toward a greater emphasis on health, reshaping beverage supply chains. A rising affinity for lower alcohol content, natural ingredients, sugar-free, or vitamin-rich drinks is observed. Consumers are seeking out flavourful alternatives such as alcohol-free beer, fruity drinks, protein shakes, and soft drinks. With all these demands considered, […]
Formulating stable particle suspensions is of great interest to academics and industrials as it allows them to enhance the properties and the lifetime of their products. Overall, the choice of the stabilization medium is the key factor to avoid particle agglomeration before adding additives (surfactants, polymers, …etc.) which are, most of the time, quite expensive. […]
The CurinScan allows you to monitor in real-time the curing and drying processes of your materials from RT to 250°C in a controlled temperature and humidity chamber. Nowadays, various industries are challenged to provide more competitive and more environment-friendly materials. They are constantly on the lookout for innovation and the formulation and reformulation of new […]
Colloidal dispersion is an inherently thermodynamically unstable system because it tends to minimize surface energy. Hence, the stability of a colloidal system is inevitably linked to a notion of time, defined by the process, use, and application involved.
The legalization and sale of cannabis leaves and extracts are handled differently than that of a formulated edible. Whether for recreational or medicinal-use edibles impose new kinds of problems as the processed consumables possess different bioavailability and uptake routes in the body, leading to longer onset times and overdose potential when compared to standard inhalation […]
Metalworking fluids (MWFs) are a family of industrial liquids used to reduce the temperature of and/or lubricate metal workpieces while they are being machined. Cutting and grinding processes can generate significant amounts of heat and friction, which can cause undesirable thermomechanical side-effects: burning, deformation, smoking, surface roughness, thermal warping, etc.
Cosmetic emulsions and suspension formulations are carefully researched and rigorously tested so that the advertised beneficial properties of the product are effectively passed along to the consumer. The image of a company and the notoriety of a brand are reflected by the quality of the formulation and by the consumer response to and review of […]
Chemical and physical destabilization of food and beverages is unavoidable, with numerous interrelated factors combining to alter the long-term thermodynamic behavior of food emulsions, suspensions, and foams. This can have dramatic implications for product shelf-life, texture, and mouthfeel, even flavor.
Viscoelasticity refers to the unique deformation characteristics of a material that exhibits both viscosity and elasticity, displaying time-dependent strain to applied forces. Scientific analysis of viscosity is typically concerned with the flow behavior of materials when subjected to mechanical agitation such as torque or pressure over a defined period. This rheological method presents complications for […]
Among all advertised solutions it is hard to make a good decision. A good way is to lead with the most popular choice among the scientific community. This can be done by visiting numerous websites and joining scientific communities but also simply by comparing the number of publications that mention the different instruments. A higher […]
Drug stability testing is a critical stage of R&D, quality control (QC), and quality assurance (QA) for pharmaceutical products. It typically comprises accelerated aging of a product under simulated use conditions to determine the shelf life of solid phase or colloidal pharmaceuticals.
Recent restrictions on Sulfur Oxides emissions in ships are to be enforced by 2020. The IMO – International Marine Organization – has decided on limiting the maximum amount allowed to 0,5%, a cap that has already been established in Europe and the Americas but still needs to be applied worldwide. Tens of thousands of ships […]
Materials science is the complex interdisciplinary field associated with the discovery, manufacture, and application of novel material arrangements. It is fundamentally concerned with understanding the physiochemical structure of a liquid, solid, or amorphous material, as well as its properties, performance, and processing capabilities. These overarching principles are known as material characterization.
The stability of suspensions used in the electronic field is critical for guaranteeing the level of quality associated with high-technology end-products.
Particle size analysis is critical for characterizing the physiochemical properties of heterogenous solutions such as emulsions. It is important to not only measure the size of dispersed media (solid particles, droplets, nanobubbles) but also monitor their evolution. Thus, the measurement is best to be done in the native form, without dilution or mechanical stress to […]
A dispersion is considered as homogeneous if its dispersion state is the same throughout the whole volume. The stability of dispersions refers to their long-term integrity and ability to remain in the state they were initially formulated. By remaining as close as possible to its initial physical state, a formulation is ensured to satisfy the […]
After the success of the conference in several locations in France, Sweden, and Spain, the organizers decided to export the top formulation event to China. The location allows bringing closer international experts in the fields of battery materials, printing inks, catalysts, cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals.