Competence Center Interface & Formulation Technology
|The Competence Center Interface & Formulation Technology represents Clariant’s key competences in formulation and turns this know-how into innovative product solutions. |
Interfaces play a key-role in stable product formulations and their applications. For example, pigment particles are covered by dispersing agents to ensure stable formulation for printing inks. In mining applications the so called collectors adsorb selectively to the surface of the ore to allow flotation and separation from the dead rocks. Understanding interfaces is challenging but a highly valuable approach for innovative formulations to ensure storage stability, rheological behavior, wetting, and compatibility.
We have high expertise in surfactants and special dispersing agents and techniques to stabilize particles and emulsions, and in milling and drying particles according to customer demands. Examples are pigment preparations for non-impact printing or UV-curing coatings, micro emulsions for oil field chemicals or crop protection, blends of collectors for mining, or even encapsulated systems for protections or controlled release.
The Competence Center Interface & Formulation Technologies is responsible for two Technology Modules and works actively on two sub-modules:
- Interface Interaction Science
- High-throughput Experimentation
- Advanced delivery systems / micro encapsulation (sub-module)
- Rheology (sub-module)
Hot Topics around interfaces and formulations are:
- Storage stability of emulsions and dispersions
- Efficient milling and particle size reduction
- Micro-emulsions and nano-emulsions
- Wetting and redispersing behavior