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  • 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 ! 

  • Review our Latest Webinar

    Dispersion stability in Food Industry

    Visit our Webinar Section to find your favorite webinars ! 

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  • 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 

    Register

  • 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 ?

    You can still register

    On 31st October we talked about Complete Characterization of your Formulations Dispersibility, Stability, Particle Size, Dispersion & Redispersion All done with 1 instrument: The Turbiscan.
    Review the recording now !

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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. 

    Register

    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.

    Register

Articles

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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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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Challenges in Food and Beverage Stability

jun 14 2019

Chemical and physical destabilization of food and beverages is unavoidable, with numerous interrelated factors combining to alter the long-term thermodynamic behavior of food emulsions, suspensions and foams. This can have dramatic implications for product shelf-life, texture and mouthfeel, even flavor. 
Therefore, enhancing the stability of colloidal systems used in food goods and beverages is a high priority for conserving product quality over time and ensuring the best customer perception.

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Scientific Analysis: Measuring Bulk Rheology with Non-Contact Techniques

may 31 2019

Viscoelasticity refers to the unique deformation characteristics of a material that exhibits both viscosity and elasticity, displaying time-dependent strain to applied forces. Scientific analysis of viscosity is typically concerned with the flow behavior of materials when subjected to mechanical agitation such as torque or pressure over a defined period. This rheological method presents complications for the accurate scientific analysis of complex viscoelastic formulations, as it provides insufficient information about the physiochemical structure of the product.

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Turbiscan: The natural choice for stability analysis

may 08 2019

There are different instruments that can be used to measure the physical stability of liquid dispersions, but which one to choose? Among all advertised solutions it is hard to make a good decision. A good way is to lead with the most popular choice among scientific community. This can be done by visiting numerous websites and joining scientific communities but also simply by comparing the number of publications that mention the different instruments. A higher number of publications indicates that more scientists use and thus rely on the technology. 

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Impact of Centrifugation on Formulation Stability

jun 13 2019

Centrifugation is a separative technique used in phase separation of dispersions, emulsions, and other formulations across many industry sectors. In some cases, it can be used for accelerated stability analysis because it enables to apply strong gravitational stress on the sample, which results in faster separation.

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5 Ways to Measure Viscosity

nov 29 2018

The viscous properties of a liquid or amorphous solid are primarily determined by inter-particle forces within the solution, including friction and attraction between molecules in the macrostructure. These Van der Waals forces are critical facets of a sample’s resistance to deformation, or flow, which defines the material’s viscosity.

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Drug Stability Testing with Formulaction

nov 26 2018

Drug stability testing is a critical stage of R&D, quality control (QC), and quality assurance (QA) for pharmaceutical products. It typically comprises accelerated ageing of a product under simulated use conditions to determine the shelf life of solid phase or colloidal pharmaceuticals.

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Opportunities in bunker fuel supply industry: Challenges & Solutions

nov 07 2018

Approaching deadline for Sulfur Cap at 0,5% requires fast compliance 
Recent restrictions on Sulfur Oxides emissions in ships are to be enforced by 2020. The IMO - International Marine Organization - has decided on limiting the maximum amount allowed to 0,5%, a cap that has already been established in Europe and the Americas but still needs to be applied worldwide. Tens of thousands of ships are affected and time to comply is short. 

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