Formulation Stability: What is it, Why does it fail and What can I do about it?

Time & Location

Wednesday: 10.00 to 10.15, Stage 3


Dr Jim BullockDirector, iFormulate Limited

About this presentation

Stability is key to the success of all products but the term is often misused and, in many cases, not fully understood. In this presentation, we will discuss the relevance of the term to different industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and cosmetics, what the cause of instability could be and how this can be measured and characterised. We conclude with a review of formulation approaches to achieve the required stability in products which will include a number of case studies

Speaker Bio:

With over 30 years of industry experience, Dr Jim Bullock is co-founder and director of iFormulate Ltd which since 2012 has provided R&D support to companies engaged in formulation across all chemical-using industries. At iFormulate, Jim has carried out numerous consultancy and training assignments for companies in industries as diverse as agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, cleaning products, biocides, inks, coatings and foods. After a D.Phil from Oxford, Jim led R&D projects in imaging at Ilford Ltd and activities on crystal engineering and dye formulation and chemistry at ICI/Zeneca. At BASF, in UK and Germany, he headed formulation development for colours and held marketing, strategy, R&D and regulatory affairs functions for BASF’s global biocides business. Jim served as a board director at Agion Technologies in USA and was CEO of Intelligent Formulation Ltd which promoted formulation technology in the UK.