How to Carry Out Migration Testing and Comply with EU Food Contact Regulations for Plastics?
Food contact materials in the European Union (EU) are regulated by the Framework Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 and the GMP Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006. The Framework Regulation is implemented for plastics by the Plastics Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and its amendments. The Plastics Regulation is the most comprehensive example of food conta...
Emulsion formulation challenges and methods to evaluate and predict stability
Emulsions used in personal care applications (both of the oil-in-water (O/W) and water-in-oil (W/O) type need to satisfy a number of criteria: They must demonstrate physical stability over 2-3 years under various conditions, such as temperature variation and stress induced by vibration during transportation. They must al...
Metal failure analysis including identification and remedies from a practical perspective
Products failures before achieving its lifetime are always undesired. To identify a problem that has occurred in a metal component, tooling parts or structure a failure analysis becomes necessary. If well interpreted the fracture can tell the all history behind the failure, this training focus on the practical aspects of fracture ...
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...
Reactive Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations - Reaction Techniques And Troubleshooting Tips
Reactive hot melts are hot melts that are solid at room temperature and become viscous liquid at elevated (application) temperature. They seem to react like traditional hot melts. But by a chemical reaction after application they cross-link. These chemical reactions can be of different forms: by moisture, by UV-light, by electron beam etc....
Advanced Cosmetic formulations and preparation methods for Micro, Nano, HC and LC Emulsions
Most of the cosmetic formulations that are actually sold on the market are based on emulsion technology. Knowledge in colloidal science and phase diagram studies are very powerful tools that give extremely valuable help to formulate innovative formulations based on other kind of dispersions such as nano-emulsions, microemulsions, highly co...
Multi - Characterization (DMA, DSC, FTIR, TMA) Protocols for New Material Development and Formulation Optimization
Today there are multiple characterization tools like DSC, DMA, FTIR, TMA etc. to either characterize materials or to solve complex formulation or processing issues. Comparative studies need to be presented that show the information that can be obtained through the use of different characterization tools and help the formulators to mix and ...