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    Best Wishes for the Upcoming Year 2020

    It is a pleasure at this Holiday Season to say Thank You and wish You a year of happiness and success. 

  • LDS opens a new Lab in Shanghai

    In January 2010 our Chinese Partner LDS has opened a dedicated lab in a key industrial Park of Shanghai district.
     396 sqm dedicated to formulation analysis services : help with data treatment, particle size measurement, microrheology, stability, surface tension, zeta potential...

  • Nanoparticles - Toxicity and Fate

    We presented a study on the preparation of nanoparticle dispersion in cell culture media and its impact on stability / dosimetry prior to toxicological studies.

    Go to our Webinar Section to watch Nanotoxicity Webinar ! 

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    Dispersion stability in Food Industry

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    We are conducting some works on the Library Section to provide you with a better experience. For the time of modifications the page will be temporarily unavailable. Please contact us or our partners to receive any document you may require. 

  • Upcoming webinar - our microfluidic rheometer

    Best Solution for measuring shear viscosity

    - If your data does not always reflect the true behaviour of your formulation under real life conditions
    - If you are looking for a new way to measure viscosity or
    -If you are simply interested in knowing how precise and fast viscosity reading can get.

    This webinar is for you 

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  • New IMO Sulfur Cap for marine fuels

    New low-sulfur blends expected as soon as in 2019

    With the new Sulfur cap the requirements for new types of fuel blends will only rise in 2019 and following years. 
    Suppliers will be faced with compatibility problems of new formulations and need to characterise the impact of new additives such as antifouling agents, asphaltenes inhibitors, etc on long term stability.

    Read more in our blog section.

  • Have you missed our last webinar ?

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    On 31st October we talked about Complete Characterization of your Formulations Dispersibility, Stability, Particle Size, Dispersion & Redispersion All done with 1 instrument: The Turbiscan.
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  • New collaboration

    between Formulaction and SDTech Nano

    We constantly work with industrial and academia partners to provide adapted solutions that answer targeted problems. We have recently started collaborating with SDTech Nano
    This new technological platform specialises in fabrication, characterization and process development of nanopowders and nanosuspensions. 
    Together with SDTech Nano we focus on studying the impact of  nanoparticle suspensions grinding on particle size and physical stability. 

  • Upcoming Webinars

    Register now for our upcoming events

    On February the 2nd at 11 AM (CET) 
    Turbiscan Webinar: Measuring average particle size without dilution. 

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    On February the 8th at 11 AM (EST) 
    US Webinar: Introduction to the TSI - Turbiscan Stability Index - a simple method for rapid stability ranking and evaluation.

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Articles

What is a colloidal dispersion and how to measure its stability?

jan 22 2020

A colloidal dispersion is composed of solid, liquid or gas particles dispersed in a continuous phase (solid, liquid or gas). Strictly speaking, the term colloidal refers to particles with at least one dimension ranging from 1nm to 1µm. Most commonly encountered colloidal dispersions are solid-liquid (suspensions), liquid-liquid (emulsions), gas-liquid (foams), and solid-gas (aerosols) dispersions.

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Testing THC edibles: The Importance of stability testing in the cannabis field

aug 28 2019

Recently, the legalization of cannabis-infused edibles has been passed by several states in the U.S. Later this year, cannabis-infused edibles will be for sale in Canada, though Quebec has announced it will ban most edibles. This may be news to some as the legalization and sale of cannabis leaf 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 methods. Label claims need to be met and verified in terms of potency testing and overall safety to the consuming public. Up to this point, testing has not generally been universally regulated due to the absence of a universal governing body to implement standards of what needs to be tested and what levels of accuracy are valid, leading to a wide range of quality within products. Many say that global legalization will actually allow for the expanded research of these drugs and their safety to the public, something that has obviously been difficult to do.

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Metalworking Fluids (MWF): Overcoming Stability Issues

aug 19 2019

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. If a workpiece burns it may be rendered unfit for downstream application, while off-gases and smoke represent a respiratory health risk for personnel. The thermomechanical drawbacks of conventional metalworking can represent logistical and health and safety issues if not addressed. 

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cosmetics shelf life prediction

Cosmetic emulsions: Next generation shelf life study towards formulation stability prediction

aug 08 2019

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 the product that they purchased. However, with all the testing that can be done in an R&D or QC setting, in laboratories or factories, it is still difficult  to project the efficacy and performance of a product once it is in consumer’s hands. This poses a problem as there is a certain amount of time that elapses from the time of packaging to consumption. This  can range from weeks to months over a period of shipping, warehouse, and shelf storage.

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