Upcoming Events 2018

June 7th, 2018

Flamac is travelling around the world to answer your queries and find solutions to your R&D problems.

Do catch up with us at the following upcoming events:
 


 

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
the uniquely developed High-Throughput Stability Platform

 

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.

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.Additionally, for the first time vere, th eunique high-throughput stability platform 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 Labtour + Launch of demonstrator platform – Léopold Mottet (Flamac)
5:00pm – 6:00pm Network drink

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

 

Registration

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

 

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Past Events

August 19th, 2015

In case you’ve missed us:
do check out our Upcoming Events page.


 
16 May 2018, Flanders Expo Ghent, Belgium
SIM User Forum 2018
SIM User Forum organised by SIM vzw

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Event date: Wednesday 16 May – 1:15 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Flanders Expo, Ghent

The 6th SIM User Forum will take place on 16 May 2018, starting at 2pm at Flanders Expo – Ghent.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover new material innovations within the SIM programs and meet up with the materials community in Flanders and beyond!

This year, the SIM User Forum coincides with the Advanced Engineering(link is external) fair, a new trade show concept-based on the creation and production of innovative products.

This makes the SIM User Forum an ideal platform for companies contributing towards the production of inventive products, technologies and electronics.

We aim for maximum interaction with and participation from the industry by foreseeing ample networking time in the afternoon and early evening.

Come and take a stroll on the Materials Market, discuss science & engineering in the poster sessions, listen to our program managers sharing their visions, learn about the latest results of the SIM projects.

This event is free of charge, but registration is necessary. Please visit SIM’s website for more information

 
 
 

23-24 May 2018, Antwerp, Belgium
Imec Technology Forum 2018
ITFBELGIUM 2018 organised by Imec

Do meet us at this global industry conference on Nano & Digital Technology. For more information, visit the ITFBELGIUM website.

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28 May 2018, Abba Sants Hotel, Barcelona
Workshop: “Innovation in Formulated Products through collaboration”
Workshop organised by AceForm4.0

Do join us at the workshop “Formulated Products: Enabling innovation through value chain and cross-sector collaboration” which will take place on 28 May in Barcelona. The workshop targets industrial and academic players interested in bringing formulation technologies to the next level through collaboration.

During the event it will be possible to:
• Listen to inspiring speakers from industry who will illustrate some of the challenges (technical and others) within specific industrial sectors or segments of the value chain
• Listen to experienced representatives from academia who will showcase examples from collaborative research projects in the area
• Help validate the recommendations that will be presented to the European Comission (EC) as to what are the areas of research that should be prioritized in the coming framework programs in the context of formulated products
• Network with local and European players in the formulation area
• Learn more about how to stay in touch by joining the EU-FIG, the emerging European Formulation Interest Group

For the program, registration details and other important practical information see the attached flyer or visit our website at http://formulation-network.eu/ under “News and Events”.

You can also download the following flyer
 
 

10-11 April 2018, Rome, Italy
NPD AND INNOVATION IN THE CHEMICAL CHEMISTRY SUMMIT
organised by The European Networking Group

We will be present at the NPD & Innovation in the Chemical Industry summit at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Rome, Italy.

For more information, visit the ENG’s website.


 
 

8 MARCH 2018 – Zwijnaarde, Gent – BELGIUM 9 am – 1 pm

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND INDUSTRY4.0 TECHNOLOGIES IN FORMULATIONS

The workshop targets industrial and academic players interested in bringing formulation technologies to the next level. Different mechanisms will be leveraged to facilitate the take-up of the resulting topics in the next framework programme. Relevant national contacts and funding agency representatives will participate to support the process.

Key questions to be discussed at the workshop are:

  • What are the main research and innovation needs and how can product design be improved by collaboration of partners along value chains?
  • What is the impact of Digitalisation/Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy on the design, development and manufacturing of formulated products?
  • How can we better share know-how on formulation challenges and solutions between different sectors?

 
 
 
 
Why organise a workshop on formulation?
Formulation is a key process in the design of a wide range of products, consisting of carefully balanced mixtures of often incompatible ingredients. Despite the importance of this field and the high economic impact on industrial operations, application-oriented research and innovation in formulation technologies are usually not addressed in funding programmes, on both European and national levels.

That is why we are organising a workshop “Positioning of Formulation for future EU Framework Programmes” on 8 March 2018 in Ghent, Belgium. It will not only aim at the development of a clear and structured research and innovation agenda for the upcoming next EU Framework Programme (FP9), it will also give you the opportunity to brainstorm and participate in networking with colleagues in the field.

The workshop is one of a workshop series and will also be organised in the UK, Germany, Sweden and France. It is part of the AceForm4.0 Project, a Coordination Action funded by the EU Commission to provide guidelines on Innovation in EU-Formulation in the frame of Circular Economy and Industry4.0. Please visit www.formulation-network.eu for more information.

You can find the full programme here
 

VENUE

Tech Lane – Materials Research Cluster
Technologiepark 935
9052 Zwijnaarde
Meeting room 1.16

Once on the Tech Lane site, follow the A2 signs. Please register at the reception desk.

You can also find the venue through Google maps
 

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12 December 2017, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
Meeting Materials 2017
Meeting Materials 2017 organised by M2i

The full programme you can find here.


 
 
 
 
 

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23 November 2017, Terneuzen, The Netherlands
Biobased Business Development Dag

Grenzeloos Biobased Ondernemen, een Vlaams-Nederlandse Netwekdag organised by Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Look out for us at the Biosbased Business Development Day. You can find the detailed programme here.


 

 
 
 
 
 
9-11 October 2017 Brussels, Belgium
EFIB 2017 – European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology
organised by EuropaBio

Flamac will help to represent Flanders at the EFIB 2017 Forum in Brussels this year. Do save the date in your diary to come and meet us!

More information on the forum can be found on the EFIB 2017 website.

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3 October 2017 Barcelona, Spain
AceForm4.0 Workshop: Formulation scale-up in Industry4.0
at the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineers – WWCE10
organised by Asociación Nacional de Químicos de España

Formulation scale-up in Industry4.0

How Industry4.0 can accelerate and improve your formulation scale-up process.

Programme: Participants will be introduced to the main challenges of formulation scale-up in the chemical industry and discover case studies presented by academics and industrial experts. Next, an Industry4.0 expert will present and develop the potential solutions brought by digital technology to solve formulation scale-up challenges.

During the second part of the workshop, there will be time to exchange ideas and brainstorm in small groups with stakeholders from different formulation sectors (pharmaceuticals, paints, cosmetics, consumer products…). All the input of the participants is gathered by the organising team and could potentially be used to influence future European funded project calls on scale-up issues.

This workshop is part of a European networking project AceForm4.0. The project’s aim is to establish a European formulation community with strong internal connections and generate a common roadmap that could influence European calls for funding in the fields of Industry4.0 (or digitalisation) and circular economy during the next 15 years.
The workshops are one of the key actions in the project and a unique opportunity for participants to open their horizons to new R&D perspectives.

When & where: 3 October 2017 – from 4pm till 7pm – for more information you can go to the WCCE10 website

formulation-network-eu@flamac.be
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26-27 September 2017 Ghent, Belgium
COMMET 2017 – International Symposium on Accelerated Exploration of Novel Metal Systems
organised by OCAS & Flamac


 

6 June 2017 Antwerp, Belgium
User Forum 2017
organised by Strategic Initiative Materials (SIM)

Flamac has held a workshop on High-throughput experimentation in formulation: a step toward industry4.0. For more details, check out the description of the workshop

More information on the User Forum 2017 programme can be found on SIM’s website.


 


4-6 April 2017 London, UK
in-cosmetics Global
organised by in-cosmetics
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.
 

8-9 September 2015 in Bochum (Germany)
ProcessNet: High-throughput experimentation – a modular course
organised by Dechema
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.


 

8 September 2015 in Edinburgh (UK)
Informulation 2015: Design Principles for Future Formulations
organised by Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.


 

17 September 2015 in Ghent (Belgium)
Research@Lunch: High-throughput testen van formulaties, ook iets voor jou?
organised by Innovatiecentrum Oost-Vlaanderen
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.


 

29 November – 4 December 2015 in Boston (USA)
2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
organised by the Materials Research Society
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.


 

4-7 July 2016 – Barcelona, Spain
Formula VIII Conference
organised by Formula VIII
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.


 

17-20 July 2016 – Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
43rd CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition
organised by Controlled Release Society
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.


 

2 September 2016 – London, UK
The Science of Hair Care: A Good Hair Day
organised by Formulation Group
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.


 

19-20 October 2016 – London, UK
in-cosmetics: Formulation Summit
organised by in-cosmetics
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.


 

10 November 2016 – Affligem, Belgium
Laborama Academy: Lab Automation
organised by LABORAMA vzw
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.

September 4th, 2014

 

10 September 2014 in Oxford (UK)
FQDots14: International Conference of Fundamental Processes in Semiconductor Nanocrystals
organised by SEFIN

A presentation will be given on automated precision synthesis of nanocrystals. Flamac is proud to sponsor the best poster award.
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.

2 October 2014 in Utrecht (The Netherlands)
World of Technology & Science 2014: Chromatography Seminar
organised by WOTS

A presentation will be given on optimal automated sample preperation for analyisis.
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.

6 October 2014 in Cairns (Australia)
Combi14: 8th International Workshop on Combinatorial Materials Science and Technology
organised by CSIRO

A presentation will be given on high-throughput synthesis and characterisation of micro-capsules.
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.

16 October 2014 in Ghent (Belgium)
FR Conference: 2nd International FR-Conference on Fire-safe Textiles and Plastics
organised by Centexbel

A presentation will be given on using design of experiments and high-throughput technologies towards new fire-retardant coatings.
More information can be found on the organiser’s website.

International Conference (2-4 June 2015)

July 16th, 2014

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Flamac and DECHEMA have great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the sixth International Conference on Combinatorial Materials Research, to be held in Ghent on 2, 3 and 4 June 2015. The conference will focus on several topics, including materials for energy applications, recycling, novel formulated products, computational materials design and advanced characterisation methodologies.

High-throughput and combinatorial methods offer an efficient tool to vary chemical composition and material processing. Consequently, there is a great deal of interest within the industry in using high-throughput experimentation (HTE) in materials R&D. In addition to oral presentations, there will be poster presentations and one-to-one meetings. Sponsors will get the opportunity to demonstrate their products and services with attendees, hold informal meetings or just give more exposure to their brand via an exhibition stand.

This year’s conference will be a very special edition as Flamac will celebrate its 10th anniversary. We hope that we will have the opportunity to meet you in Ghent, a city that is rich in architecture and culture – and much more besides.
 

Do check out our conference website for regular updates.

 
Conference location

de Bijloke Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Gent

International workshop (11-12 June 2013)

September 19th, 2012


“High-throughput materials development: when time-to-market matters!”



Flamac and Dechema have great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the fifth international ­workshop on Combinatorial Materials Research. This workshop will focus on several topics, including formulations, coatings, advanced materials and data management.

High-throughput and combinatorial methods offer an efficient tool to vary chemical composition and material processing. Consequently, there is a great deal of interest within the industry in using HTE in materials R&D. In addition to the invited speakers, there will be a poster presentation session. Sponsors can also set up stalls and run small-scale demonstrations.

I hope that this will be a good opportunity to meet you in Ghent, a city that is rich in architecture and culture – and much more besides. I look forward to welcoming you personally in June at the NH Ghent Belfort Hotel.


Programme

http://flamac.decom.be/programme.php


Sponsorship opportunities

http://flamac.decom.be/sponsorship.php


Location of the workshop

NH Ghent Belfort, Hoogpoort 63, 9000 Gent, Belgium

International workshop (22-25 June 2011)

August 20th, 2010


“Speeding up the development of materials”


Flamac and Dechema have great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the fourth international ­workshop on Combinatorial Materials Research. This workshop will focus on several topics, including catalysts, ­polymers, formulations, coatings, advanced materials and data management.

High-throughput and combinatorial methods offer an efficient tool to vary chemical composition and material processing. Consequently, there is a great deal of interest within the industry in using HTE in materials R&D. In addition to the invited speakers, there will be several poster presentations, with prizes for the best ones. The workshop will also offer an introduction to novel
high-throughput demonstration experiments, specially designed for teaching laboratories in universities.

I hope that this will be a good opportunity to meet you in Ghent, a city that is rich in architecture from ­various periods and also has
so much more to offer (one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities for 2011!). I look forward to welcoming you in June at the NH Ghent Belfort Hotel.


Programme

  • DAY 1: Catalysts & polymers
  • DAY 2: Formulations & coatings
  • DAY 3: Advanced materials & data management
  • DAY 4: Demonstration experiments


Location of the workshop

NH Ghent Belfort, Hoogpoort 63, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Flamac presentation at research@lunch

March 8th, 2010

On March 18th 2010, Flamac will give a presentation in Antwerp on developing coatings making use of high-throughput research technologies . This presentation is organised by the Innovation centre of Antwerp in their research@lunch program and was made possible within the TIS project

Presentations international workshop available for participants

October 25th, 2009

Please contact ivo.vanhauthem@flamac.be to receive a copy of the presentations.

Invitation Workshop Flamac

Flamac Workshop on Speeding up the Development of Complex Formulations

September 29th, 2009

Invitation Workshop Flamac

Flamac integrated into the “Strategic Initiative Materials in Flanders : SIM”

July 16th, 2009

SIM – Flamac