We know the feeling - Your partner in formulation and characterisation

Our experts help you through the entire formulation process, from design and development to characterization and claim support.
Using our knowledge of tactile perception
we can make your product feel right.
Measuring finger friction is a way to get
an idea of the perceived feeling of your
formulated cream or gel.

Formulation Expertise


Gels and creams

With our knowledge we can design and develop topical formulations with the desired rheological properties and performance for cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications. Our key expertise is within gel formulations, including in-situ gelling systems, and creams, but we also work with ointments, lotions, foams and patches.

Contact Helena Bysell, Project Manager

Phone: +46 10 516 6024


Emulsions, emulsification and reformulation

With our knowledge of rational formulation and reformulation we guide you through tricky and time-squeezed reformulation tasks which will help you keep your deadlines.

Contact Martin Andersson, Area Manager Liquid Formulation

Phone: +46 10 516 6025


Characterisation Expertise


Stability – Look into the future!

How long does your product retain its stability? With our automated Turbiscan instrument we can detect minute changes in stability, long before it is visible by the naked eye. This without having to add any unrealistic conditions for accelerated ageing.

Contact Martin Andersson, Area Manager Liquid Formulation

Phone: +46 10 516 6025


Physico-chemical characterization –  Claim support for your formulated products.

Our advanced instrument park allows you to take an in-depth look into your product and its functions  -  and show it to your customers! Document how your skin-care products interacts with skin, using our confocal raman microscope. Our electron microscope can show and document your product's function down to the sub micrometer scale. 

Contact Martin Andersson, Area Manager Liquid Formulation

Phone: +46 10 516 6025 



Tactile perception

We have a well-established knowledge on the relation between tactile perception determined from panel-studies and measured surface properties of different materials. We now extend this knowledge to new applications, for example design of topical formulations. This enables coupling of friction and adhesion between the finger and a model skin substrate to perceived properties of the formulation as well as skin hydration as a result of formulation application.

Contact Lovisa Ringstad, Project Manager 

Phone: +46 10 516 6017


First consultation is free.

Poorly soluble or difficult API?

When your usual formulation solutions don’t deliver the desired functionality for your API, a different approach is needed. We help you pinpoint the exact problem and provide the most effective reformulation.» Read more...

Improve your product's performance with accurate characterisation

You want to ensure consistent quality and performance of your formulated product. We offer you advanced characterisation combined with interpretation of the result to help you understand all aspects of your formulation.» Read more...

Technology Area Formulation

A ban on a functional chemical may call for replacement. An optimization in a recipe may result in an unexpected alteration of the product. Formulation and refomulation of products is often a critical step in your product development.» Read more...
SP Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces, Box 5607, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden Phone +46 10 516 5000, E-mail info@sp.se