As a way to manufacture emulsifier-free emulsions, Pickering technology is especially interesting for the chemical industry, since they dispense without emulsifiers or surfactants and exhibit increased stability against external influences such as temperature changes or dilution.
One of the aims of the workshop, which will take place on Nov. 23, 2017, is to improve the interface between universities and industry in order to evaluate the commercial potential and overcome the practical challenges of Pickering based technologies. From this industry driven workshop; a book of recommendations for achieving desired emulsion performance on an industrial scale will be compiled and published.
BYK will be sharing its knowledge of LAPONITE as a Pickering emulsifier. Dr. Neil Grant, a researcher at BYK‘s site in Widnes, will be presenting work on emulsion formulation with LAPONITE.
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