The field of formulations is very broad and impacts on many of the products and processes we use in everyday life.
In essence, a formulation is a mixture of components that do not chemically react but act together to create a desired property or behaviour for example solubility, stability, rheology, shelf life, bioavailability and formulations are of critical importance in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals, oil, paints and coatings, cosmetics, food and consumer products.
Despite their widespread use, the complex nature of formulations means that their behaviour, function and properties are often not well understood and solving problems associated with formulations or rational design of new formulations can be hampered by lack of detailed understanding.
Making use of the wide variety of state of the art analytical tools at Diamond, we can help you understand how different components affect formulations, changes in microstructure that occur with temperature, aging or other external factors and provide data to support intelligent formulation design, whatever your field.
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Only a very small proportion of the surfactant used in cleaning products is actually needed to provide the cleaning function. The majority of the surfactant used in formulations is added as a rheological modifier (thickener). Many surfactants are derived from petrochemicals so finding alternative and sustainable sources of ingredients with similar physicochemical properties is an important formulation challenge for consumer products manufacturers.Read more...
The control of crystallisation is a perennial problem in many aspects of life – for example: the manufacturing of foodstuffs, polymer products, pharmaceuticals and the operation of transportation fuels. There has always been a wish to be able to change the nucleation and growth of crystallising species simply and efficiently. This would enable the control of wax crystals from diesel fuel, speed up polymer processing, and make pharmaceuticals and dairy products more efficiently.Read more...
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