Formulation Chemistry is essential to the design of many critical products that we rely on everyday. Pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and health and beauty products, food and beverages, gasoline, jet fuel, and lubricating oils, plastics, inks, paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants are some examples of products that owe their existence to Formulation Chemistry.
At its core, Formulation Chemistry is the science of determining the proper combination of compounds needed to produce functional products. Scientific principles that must be considered when conducting Formulation Chemistry include solubility parameters, emulsion equilibria, dispersion stabilization, chemical compatibility, surface tension characteristics, and phase interactions.
The challenge with Formulation Chemistry is that there are relatively few trained professionals available for hire. Universities offer very limited coursework in formulation technology and degree programs are scarce. Formulation chemists, from bachelor to PhD level, tend to be trained on the job in apprentice type programs that exist within particular companies, leaving the pool of qualified candidates available for hire extremely low.
If you are in need of a specialized product, and if that product design requires the skills of a seasoned formulation chemist, you’d be well advised to work with a Contract Research and Development Firm. Reputable firms will tend to focus on a particular technology area and should have a track record of accomplishments that will help you in your selection process.
The team at National Polymer thoroughly understands formulation chemistry and its application in many industries including electronics, architecture, aerospace, and medical markets. Click here to learn more about us!