The Formeric software platform provides access to simulation, modelling and data analytics tools used by product design and development experts in these key sectors
Home and personal care
Fuel and lubricant additives
Pharmaceuticals and healthcare
Using the Formeric Platform, researchers can...
Understand Micelle Behavior
The formation of micelles is an essential process in many settings. Micelles are used to control drug release, can act as friction modifiers, and are responsible for the properties of many household cleaning products.
Use the Formeric platform to explore the behaviour of your micelle system. Investigate their shape and size at a molecular level of resolution and probe the effect of additives on their behaviour.
Explore Phase Behavior
Beyond the micellar region, surfactant systems tend to self assemble into a complex array of structural phases such as, viscous hexagonal or sheet like lamellar phases.
Explore this behaviour through the Formeric platform to understand your products better or to design for improved robustness.
Produce Salt Curves
Anionic surfactant based formulations don’t always need a thickening system to build viscosity. Salt can be used to make micelles grow and entangle producing increased viscosity. Too much salt can have the opposite effect, however.
This phenomena allows formulators to develop products at reduced the costs whilst providing good control over product viscosity. Use the Formeric platform develop formulations with increasing salt levels to observe its effect on the microstructure of the system.
Liquid crystals and ordered liquids
Many molecules can adopt a state of matter somewhere between the liquid and crystalline states. Many types of liquid crystals exist and are often characterised by their optical properties.
Using the Formeric platform scientists can simulate and analyse the different states of order in liquid crystals. Similarly, scientists can simulate waxy systems and evaluate the order and design additives to prevent ordering and wax formation where appropriate.
Coming Mid 2019
- Quantify emulsion characteristics
- Partition coefficient determination
- Measure Interfacial tension
- Explore surface deposition & adsorption
- Experimental design