Bahen Centre, Room BA1180
40 St. George Street
You just discovered a new material that has amazing properties now what?
In order to incorporate this active ingredient in a product be it in cosmetics, drugs, pesticides, paints and coatings additional inert ingredients must be added in order to provide secondary functions such as texture, taste, manufacturability, transportability, etc. The proactive selection of inert materials and its interaction with the active ingredient is an important part of product formulation design, and this chemical formulation is an important cornerstone of many industries. Yet the topic is not something that one encounters in typical courses.
The goal of this workshop is to introduce you to the world of formulations. We will examine the technical issues a chemist encounters in industrial product development, using as a template the process typically used in agrochemical formulation laboratories, but with implications in other industries. A major part of the workshop will describe the uses and mode of action of categories of materials encountered in formulations and their interaction effects upon application. This workshop will also describe the timelines and milestones in a formulation development process, and emphasize its highly collaborative nature.
In his 20 year career in Agricultural Formulations with American Cyanamid, BASF and FMC Corporations, Robin has been an important player in strengthening those companies research and development efforts, by injecting scientific principles and innovative ideas into new products.