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Product Optimisation

Consumer Products - Formulation Insights

If you are looking to reformulate to meet regulatory requirements, improve performance or develop new products, Lucideon can provide expert support through formulation optimisation consultancy and contract research and development. We operate as an extension of your in-house team, providing insight, materials expertise and a full suite of analytical capabilities to help overcome formulation challenges and deliver the results you want.

Innovation Through Reformulation

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to deliver product innovation. Significant advantages can be delivered by reformulating products, by changing existing materials and processes. Dedicating internal time to reformulation can mean losing resources from key delivery functions. Outsourcing parts of your formulation optimisation programme can help deliver innovation without slowing down your product launches.

Expand Your R&D Team

Our experts help you to:

  • Add functionality
  • Improve product performance and properties
  • Replace materials (to reduce costs or meet consumer/regulatory demands).

When you need solutions, Lucideon can help. Whether you are at the planning stage of your reformulation or have encountered a hurdle in your programme, our experts are on hand to provide consultancy and R&D outsourcing to solve your formulation challenges.

Troubleshoot Your Formulation Challenges

Challenges that we commonly tackle:

  • Instability - physical and chemical
  • Rheology and 'feel' issues
  • Optical issues – discoloration, separation
  • Contamination

With our materials expertise, industrial experience and world leading analytical laboratories we can work with you to overcome these challenges. Through understanding of material properties and chemical interactions we help to deliver the properties that you want in your products.

Improve Manufacturing Processes

The Lucideon Advanced Manufacturing & Process group supports manufacturers with developing and validating new processes, as well as their improving existing ones. Manufacturing processes can have a significant influence on the end product performance and costs. Lucideon’s experts consist of teams of experienced scientists, chemical engineers and materials experts who work closely together to help you understand how the key parameters affect your products. Once the ideal parameter limits have been defined, we help to introduce control measures to ensure the quality of the product remains consistent.

Our team also consult on manufacturing processes to ensure they run as efficiently as possible, helping to reduce the time and costs involved in product manufacture.

More on Replacing Materials

The need to replace materials can be driven by regulatory and consumer demands, or might be required to improve the existing formulation. Altering the materials in a formulation, even replacing one ingredient for another, can often cause unforeseen and unwanted results. Lucideon's experts can help with this process and have the experience to introduce alternative materials into formulations while maintaining or even improving the product performance. Examples of materials that formulators are seeking to move away from or have moved away from include:

  • Microbeads
  • Parabens
  • Destabilising actives
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS)

If you are seeking to reformulate to replace the above materials, or any other material, then speak to one of our consultants to learn how we can help.