1 Introduction to Formulations Development

“Manufacturers would often experiment, changing their formulas after tests of a finished powder proved it was not giving the results desired”.

Norman B. Wilkinson, Explosives in History, 1966


Many products are created by mixing or blending several components or ingredients. In the statistical literature the term mixture is used to define a formulation, blend, or composition. In this chapter, we discuss some examples of formulation and how to display formulations graphically. We also present some case studies that illustrate the problems addressed in formulation studies and show how such problems are resolved.

By the end of this chapter, here is what you will have:

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