Formulation: The Basics 2021

Date/Time: Thu 23 Sep 2021 - 8:30 - 16:50     Location: Principal Hotel, York     Categories: Formulation - General

One-day course – Principal Hotel, York, UK

Wednesday 23rd September 2021 (note this is the new date, postponed from 2020)

Formulation is an essential value-adding step in the development and manufacture of a huge number of chemical-using products. For example, medicines, cosmetics, toiletries, foods, detergents, cleaners, paints, inks, agrochemicals and adhesives are all formulated products. “Formulation: The Basics” is a one day introduction to formulation – what it is, where it is done, its benefits as well as why and how it is done.

“Formulation: The Basics” was sold out when it was first run in 2018 and we received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the delegates.



“Formulation: The Basics” is especially suited to:

  • Commercial, production, technical or administrative staff in any company involved in the formulation supply chain.
  • Newcomers to R&D and production functions such as technicians, process operatives, QC and administrative staff.
  • Students and academics from non-chemistry disciplines who are seeking an industrial context to formulation.
  • Some basic scientific understanding will be helpful but is not essential. A chemistry degree is not required!



08:30 Registration
09:00 Introductions
09:15 Who Formulates What, and Why?
10:00 Formulation: Structure and Stability
10:45 Coffee
11:00 Ingredients and their Functions
11:45 Liquid Formulations: Essentials
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Solid Formulations: Essentials
14:00 Practical session
15:00 Making Formulations
15:20 Coffee
15:35 Measuring and Testing Formulations
15:55 Interactive team exercise
16:40 Wrap up
16:50 Close



£349 + VAT per person for registrations received by 23rd July 2021

£395 + VAT per person for registrations after 23rd July 2021


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The Principal Hotel, Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, UK

The Principal can be most easily reached via rail, York is on the east coast main line with fast rail connections to London and Edinburgh. The Principal York is located immediately adjacent to York’s railway station and is close to the centre of this historic city.

York can also easily reached by the road network  (A1(M) to A64, A59 or A19).

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