The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

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Pigment Dispersion & Stabilization in Practice

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Recorded on Sep 14, 2017

Fix faster all your daily pigment dispersion & stabilization issues (avoid unfocused trials) by learning proven time-savers & pragmatic procedures from a seasoned formulator.

Jochum Beetsma will share ingredients selection tips, help you read TDS better, deduce best formulation strategy using real commercial examples (TiO2, carbon black, phthalocyanine blue, BaSO4…) & check dispersion quality & stability in practice.

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Presented By:
Jochum Beetsma
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Advanced

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Why should you view this course?

Understanding theory is essential but not always enough for fast troubleshooting... Go one step further theory & boost your dispersion skills with day-to-day practical methods ! Join the course and:



  • Ease & improve your ingredients selection by better reading Technical Data Sheets – What critical information is available? What is missing?

  • Ensure good dispersion by knowing how to determine when wetting agent is needed (and when not!), how to choose stabilizers &/or define optimal amount of dispersant...

  • Increase flocculation stability and dispersion quality by giving more attention to anchor sites & anchoring groups, rheology and to solvents, additives...that could be displacers, etc.
Pigment dispersion

Who should view this course?

Developers, formulators, producers, technical support staff & users who spend too much time in developing new systems or solving problems with dispersions of pigments & fillers.

Prerequisite: Participants are expected to be experienced in dispersing pigments & fillers.

Course Outline

  • Wrap-up of the Pigment Dispersion & Stabilization Fundamentals
    1. 1. The process in 3 steps: wetting, separation and stabilisation
      2. Key properties of solid particles: surface energy and influence of post-treatment


  • Pragmatic Procedures to Select Key Additives for Good Pigments & Fillers Dispersion:
    1. 1. Wetting agents
      2. Dispersants
      3. Rheology Additives

  • TDS Reading & How to Deduce the Best Formulation Strategy: Explained with Following Commercial Products
    1. 1. Pigments: titanium dioxide, carbon black and phthalocyanine blue
      2. Fillers: barium sulphate

  • How to Check Dispersion quality & stability in Practice

  • 30 mins Q&A- Ask your questions directly from the expert !
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    Members Reviews

    Very good! It gives better understanding of science behind the use of various pigments and dispersants.

    Jeffrey K. , from Sartomer

    This course gave clear explanation of physical phenomena involved in pigment dispersing.

    Lorenzo R. , from FlintGroup Italia SpA

    Excellent! I'm currently working on pigment dispersions for the cosmetic industry and this course was useful to understand better the needed raw materials for pigment dispersions and the functionalitu of each of them.

    Audrey L. , from INTERPOLYMER Sarl

    Very good explanation on the estimation of dispersant needed for a given pigment. Nice walk through the TDS so we can look at them more critically.

    Julio C. , from Hewlett Packard Co

    Very good explanation on what type of dispersant is needed for the pigment used. Also that not always is a wetting agent needed.

    Charlene P. , from General Paint

    Very helpful to calculate level of dispersant required!

    Lisa D. , from Ferro Corporation

    It was an excellent demonstration how to put theoretical knowledge into everyday practice.

    Ann-Charlotte H. , from Engwall o. Claesson AB

    The analysis of the real life examples was extremely good, as well as the analysis of the information included in the TDS.

    Melissa M. , from Cabot Corporation

    Excellent! I did not expect a so huge variation in properties of raw materials. I hope now that we can optimize our systems to be more compatible.

    Stephen H. , from Aristech Acrylics LLC

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