The science and technology of formulation is about making making products from raw materials.
It could also be said that formulation is about designing the everyday products we all use: detergents, cosmetics, paints, pharmaceuticals, food to the oil in our cars.
The formulation industry encompasses all the major names of household products we all depend on, but also specialist industrial products.
It is a vast industry that is brought together under the banner of the Formulation Sceince and Technology Group.
Formulation science covers the core of physical and colloid chemistries, as well as analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutcial and biological sciences.
Because formulations, or products, are aimed at end users, formulation scientists must also interact with marketing, packing and device experts, and be mindful of environmental and toxicological issues.