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Formulating with Surfactants

British Association for Chemical Specialities

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Formulating with Surfactants

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WHY ATTEND

Effective and efficient product development is more important today than it has ever been. An understanding of the issues and problems which can arise when formulating with surfactants will help provide with more effective product development.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

This course provides practical guidance on considerations to be taken into account when developing surfactant‑based formulations and includes problem-solving exercises

 

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Those formulating with surfactants having an understanding of surface chemistry and the properties of commonly used surfactants.

 

The course tutor is Dr Bob Hefford who has many years’ experience in surface and colloid chemistry working for Unilever and Bristol-Myers Squibb where he was Director of their EMEA R&D laboratory. His responsibilities included both basic research and product development. Bob now runs an independent consultancy offering advice on advice and direction on colloid science, cosmetic science, formulation and regulation. He maintains an on-going interest in education particularly in the area of surfactant science.

 

Feedback from those who attended previous courses includes:

 

‘Enjoyed the project development section as well as the technical aspects; ‘Formulation examples were well worked and good’ 

‘Test cases and discussion were very useful’; ‘I enjoyed the discussion with examples and great presenter’

‘Experimental design section was very useful, also problem solving and case studies - group activities’

 

BACS members are offered priority booking with attendance limited to 20 delegates to ensure that the course is interactive.  Attendees will receive both electronic and a hard copy of the course material.

 

 

09.30

Registration and refreshments

 

Why formulation?

 

Including     - Background to formulation

 

                       - Definition of formulation – outline of application and storage tests

 

-                         - Delivery methods (tablets, dispersions, emulsion, gels, foams and powders)

 

Surfactants Type

 

Including     - Different effects within groups, structure composition effects

 

                           - Multi-functionality

 

                       - Synergies and otherwise

 

Hydrotropes and co solvents

 

Including     - Functions and role

 

                       - Selection of hydrotrope and co solvent

 

Lunch

 

Environmental and Regulatory Influences

 

Including     - Implications on raw material choice and end use

 

Principles of Formulation

 

Including     - Structural characteristics eg physical form, RH, pH, ionic strength, effect on storage and dispensability

 

                       - Common formulation problems and their resolution, eg separation of liquid formulations on storage at low or elevated temperatures, viscosity problems and the formulation of stable built liquids

 

Experimental Design

 

Cost Effectiveness and Manufacturing Issues 

 

Including     - Raw materials

 

                       - Production considerations

 

Test Cases and Panel Discussion

 

Including     - Specific examples to demonstrate particular problems

 

                       - Examples of solutions to problems

 

                       - Panel discussion

16.00

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Bredbury Hall Hotel
Osborne Street
SK6 2DH Stockport
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)


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British Association for Chemical Specialities

The British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS) is a trade association whose members operate in the speciality chemicals sector of the chemicals supply chain.

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