Hybrid-Silanes: Practical approach to improve your existing and new formulations
Imagine the problem of making a bond between two substrates or sealing a gap or protecting materials or enhancing fillers by a coating. The coating or bond should be strong enough, but on the other hand, applying the material should happen easily. You could do by different ways; solvent borne, water borne, molten state etc. But you could t
Highlights on 2018 popular cosmetic claims- How to support them by objective in vitro and In-vivo methods?
With non-stop product launches and a never-ending stream of trends born on social media, the beauty industry thrives on newness, but some movements are very significant. This year may have kick started the anti-pollution stance in beauty, and saw probiotic products and blue light protection ingredients reaching the market. Cosmetic claims
EU Food Contact Legislation – Where Are We and Where are We Going?
The European Commission started harmonizing food contact legislation in the mid-1970’s. Over the following years up to 2011 steady, if unspectacular, progress was made with the development of legislation covering the general framework and GMP for all materials and the specific cases of plastics, recycled plastics, active and intelligent
How to improve your leadership skills?
Leadership is a quality which influences others to follow you and admire your thoughts. It motivates your colleagues to perform better and accomplish the defined goals. This quality of yours helps you to achieve new performance standards and bring value to your surroundings. Like any other learned skill, leadership doesn't just happen in o
Stability Testing And Prediction Of Cosmetic Formulation: How To Avoid Stability Failures?
Stability is one of the first conditions that have to be respected when one wishes to develop new Cosmetics products. The purpose of stability testing cosmetic products is to ensure that a new or modified product meets the intended physical, chemical and microbiological quality standards as well as functionality and aesthetics when stored
PSA Formulation Optimization, Selection and Influence of Plasticizers, Tackifiers and polymers
This training will try to reveal the working of a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) and how we can reach the right properties by using tackyfiers, plasticizers and polymers. A pressure-sensitive adhesive can be made from different materials. It can be water based, solvent based, 100%-solid based, like a hot melt, UV/EB-cured, silane cured,
MS excel: Smart tips to use it effectively- updated
Most users are under-utilizing Excel and could be saving minutes every day if they know some of the many useful and handy tips. Excel has the basic features of all spreadsheets, using a grid of cells arranged in numbered rows and letter-named columns to organize data manipulations like arithmetic operations. It has programming aspect as we