A Formulation Stability Symposium and the Launch of the uniquely developed High-Throughput Stability Platform

June 7th, 2018


 

18 September 2018, MRCluster / Flamac – Zwijnaarde, Belgium
Understanding Physical Stability of Formulations

 

allnex, Flamac, Nucomat and Procter & Gamble would like to present our joint event:

 

 A Formulation Stability Symposium and the launch of
a uniquely developed
Automated Platform for Accelerated Stability Testing

 

The context
Liquid formulations are some of the fastest growing product forms, anticipating sustainability and consumer preference trends. They often display complex rheology behaviour and a broad spectrum of physical and chemical properties.

The stability of formulations (such as dispersions, emulsions, etc.) are increasingly challenging with the widening of global market conditions. However, the methods to predict product stability have not evolved at the pace of technological progress. They are largely based on visual inspection of product executions over extended time periods. These approaches are time-consuming, labour-intensive, require large quantities of wasted products and the obtained data are not conducive to predictive modelling of stability. In many projects, they are limiting the pace of innovation.

Therefore, there is a clear need for a better understanding of the physico-chemical interactions and the long-term evolution of the formulated products at an accelerated pace.

 

The aim of the Symposium
This half day symposium aims to share know-how on stability testing of liquid formulations by bringing together experts from academia and industry.

Additionally, an update on the ongoing R&D project “UPSForm” will be given. This project aims to create a unique accelerated stability testing methodology for liquid formulations by developing and integrating advanced measurement techniques in an automated platform and building modelling approaches to better predict stability.

Furthermore, for the first time ever, the unique Automated Platform for Accelerated Stability Testing installed at Flamac will be presented to the formulation community.

 

Programme
1:30pm – 2:00pm Registration + coffee
2:00pm – 2:30pm Presentation from Academia – TBC
2:30pm – 3:00pm Presentation from Industry – Allnex
3:00pm – 3:30pm Presentation from Industry – P&G
3:30pm – 4:00pm Presentation of UPSForm project – Johan Paul (Nucomat)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Lab tour + Launch of demonstrator platform – Léopold Mottet (Flamac)
5:00pm – 6:00pm Network drink

 

Location
Materials Research Cluster (MRC) / Flamac, Technologiepark 935, 9052 Zwijnaarde, BELGIUM

 

Registration
Registration is free of charge but essential. Please register through the form below.

 

 

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