Formulation and Surface Design

The Formulation and Surface Design section has a wide field of activity. We work with research, development, technology transfer and commercialization in technology areas that include pharmaceuticals, food, medical, cosmetics / hygiene, cleaning, agro, personal care and pharmaceutical manufacture.

In the Formulation and Surface Design we have deep knowledge of surface and colloid chemistry. Most employees are surface chemists with background from YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry, which was integrated with SP Chemicals and Materials business January 1, 2013. We have knowledge of how surfactants, polymers, and other components interact in solution and how they adsorb to surfaces. It is these characteristics that largely determines how a product works, its cleaning power, resolving power, friction, etc.



Much of the activity in the section is targeting formulation. Through clever formulation your product can achieve greater efficiency, less side effects and greater stability.

SP can be your partner throughout the formulation process. Our goal is for you to get a sustainable, efficient and functional product based on your needs.

SP focuses on the design and development of both simple and more complex formulations and for optimizing and combining methods for characterization.

To study the interactions between the components in the formulation and between the components in the formulation and the surrounding environment is an important part of research to understand the underlying mechanisms leading to the optimization of the formulation function.

A large part of the strategic initiatives within the field formulation are made ​​within or in close cooperation with the competence platform PERFORM. The section previously coordinated VinnEx-In Centre CODIRECT in which controlled release in various application areas was studied.


Examples of what we can offer

  • Reformulation for optimal stability
  • Formulation of emulsions and foams
  • Reformulation and optimization of cleaning formulations, dishwash detergents, and laundry detergents.
  • Design of powder formulations
  • Formulation of biological materials
  • Find the right feeling with tactile perception
  • Show your product works (claim support)
  • Surface analysis
  • Particle size measurements


Examples of what we are working with:

  • Gels-polar lipids, polysaccharides
  • Emulsions, dispersions, and suspensions
  • Powders
  • Flavors, fragrances, nutraceuticals
  • Rheology
  • Storage stability
  • Surface characterization
  • Particle size measurements
  • Wetting
  • Microscopy
  • Controlled release
  • Surfactant affinity difference concept for optimized formulation
  • Courses, "in-house" courses.


We guide you through the full formulation process to tailor your product according to your needs.Read more...

Services within formulation

Formulation area has the greatest focus on services in the form of research assignments and projects, but we also offer customized training and the analysis and characterization services.Read more...

Research projects within formulation

In formulating the area we work with a variety of research projects funded by the EU among others and Bio-X.Read more...


Arbetet inom kompetensplattformen PERFORM syftar till att förbättra prestanda hos formuleringar för tillämpningar inom ett stort antal industriområden som leder till hållbara produkter, minskade biverkningar och förbättrad hälsa.Read more...


SP has many activities within the cleaning area. We can help you to develop new, efficient, environmental, and non-corrosive cleaning formulations. Analyse stains.Read more...


Genom smart formulering och kontrollerad frisättning kan din produkt uppnå ökad presentanda, mindre sidoeffekter och ökad stabilitet. SP kan vara din partner genom hela formuleringsprocessen. Read more...

Related Information


Contact Persons

Section manager
Group manager
Anna Fureby

Phone: +46 10 516 60 46

Group manager
Per Wessman

Phone: +46 10 516 60 51

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